Sad but not surprising. LCB was a pretty respectable school at one time but I know they lost accreditation a few years back. Instead of a real AAS they were just handing out certificates/diplomas. I've worked with a fairly steady stream of LCB grads since they have a location in the Twin Cities, not far from me. I can say that the level of education and preparedness took a nosedive about five years ago. The kids coming out of there now are taught next to nothing. My niece went there a couple years ago and told me they aren't really taught any butchering or fabrication to speak of- they watch a guy butcher a pig and that's about it. I'd be royally pissed if I paid my $30,000 and learned less than I could have from just picking up Alton Brown's Good Eats on DVD.