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The LUEA program consists of one semester of academic courses and a one-semester internship. Participants will move through the program in cohorts and receive college credit for each course. Students who successfully complete the both semesters with a passing grade of C or better will receive an Academy certificate that indicates to potential employers the student is prepared for employment in an entry-level position. A participant’s performance in the certificate program — attaining a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better across all Academy courses — will determine who qualifies for an internship at a specific state agency the next semester.

All coursework and academic instruction for the first semester of the program consists of five courses taught in a virtual online format to minimize disruption to nontraditional participants and advancing professionals. Students may remain in their communities while they develop the skills necessary to seek employment where they live.

Designed in cooperation with partner agencies, the first-semester curriculum includes three foundational courses required of all students and two track courses tailored to specific workforce pathways.

Required foundational courses are:

  • PSY 202 Psychology of Personal Adjustment
  • BAD 101 Introduction to Business
  • SPT 206 Fundamentals of Speech

They will match track courses to the participant’s chosen workforce pathway. Curriculum for initial pathway offerings include:

Office Administrator

  • BED 208 Integrated Computer Applications
  • BED 309 Business Communication

Accounting Associate

  • MAT 111 Intermediate Algebra
  • ACC 246 Principles of Accounting I

Hospitality & Service

  • TBD Hospitality & Service I
  • TBD Hospitality & Service II


  • CS 237 Introduction to C++ Programming
  • CS 286 Secure Programming

Direct Care

  • PEP 201 Nutrition, Fitness and Conditioning
  • PEP 205 CPR/Safety and First Aid

The second-semester internship experience includes:

  • TBD Intern Management (overseen by an assigned Lincoln University instructor).
  • In-person internship at an agency with whom the student has been matched.

The program will also incorporate traditional adult education opportunities such as English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and General Educational Development (GED) diplomas for those participants who may need this boost.