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Champlain College Online Forms truED Partnership with Lake Champlain Chamber


Champlain College Online Forms truED Partnership with Lake Champlain Chamber, Making Business and Tech-Focused Degrees and Certificates More Affordable for the Chamber Community

Champlain College Online (CCO) is excited to announce a new truED Partnership with Lake Champlain Chamber (LCC), Burlington’s nonprofit Chamber focused on economic opportunity for all Vermonters by serving as a resource for the business community. Through this partnership, eligible Lake Champlain Chamber members and their families, as well as LCC staff, qualify for reduced tuition for more than 80 degree and certificate programs offered 100% online by the regionally accredited college.

CCO’s career-focused undergraduate and graduate programs in business, leadership, human resources, IT, and cybersecurity are well-matched with the business and entrepreneurially-focused members of LCC. Given their goal of uplifting Vermont’s business and technology economy, there is ample opportunity for cutting-edge CCO courses to expand LLC-member knowledge and skills across many business sectors.

“Champlain delivers excellent career-focused undergraduate and graduate programs” said Cathy Davis, President and CEO of the Lake Champlain Chamber. "We support employers in growing opportunities for Vermont, and workforce development and talent retention are vital. We're excited to further support employers and employees through this new partnership.”

As part of Champlain’s truED network, the Lake Champlain Chamber joins 80+ corporations, nonprofits, and public sector organizations across the country that choose Champlain to further educate their workforce. Qualifying LCC community members and their families will receive preferred tuition for any of the college’s 100% online undergraduate and graduate certificate programs, associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and master’s degrees. CCO’s degree and certificate programs are led by industry experts that maximize personal attention, emphasize sought-after soft skills like critical thinking and problem-solving and foster collaboration and communication with classmates from around the world.

“Champlain College Online has a long history of offering innovative, career-focused degree and certificate programs to the Lake Champlain region. In fact, our legacy is rooted in innovation, making this new partnership with the Chamber a natural fit,” said Alex Hernandez, President of Champlain College. “Providing the LCC community access to highly relevant programs, especially our business and technology courses, all at a reduced rate is an incredible opportunity for both of our communities.”

Together, CCO and the Lake Champlain Chamber form a unique partnership giving Vermont professionals, companies and their qualifying relatives access to a highly relevant and accredited education at a reduced tuition rate.

About Lake Champlain Chamber

The Lake Champlain Chamber believes that together, we make Vermont work. Their mission and programs are best summed up by five distinct points: seeking economic opportunity for all; celebrating business ownership and entrepreneurship; promoting a robust, diversified visitor economy; cultivating community leadership; and nurturing emerging talent. For more information about the Lake Champlain Chamber, visit

About Champlain College Online

Champlain College has been a leader in online education for 30 years, providing a high-quality academic experience through acclaimed Bachelor’s, Master’s, associate and certificate programs in business, cybersecurity, healthcare, and technology. Champlain's 2,000+ online students can be found in all 50 states and around the globe. Champlain College is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education and ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report. It ranked No. 1 both on OnlineU’s list of Best Online Cybersecurity Bachelor’s Degrees and OnlineU’s list of Best Online Master's in Forensic Science and was recently awarded “Best MBA Program” by Vermont Business Magazine.

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