Nov 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog

Other Learning Opportunities

Academic Learning Skills

Main Campus, Building 11, Room 245, 541-463-5439,

Academic Learning Skills (ALS) offers courses to improve student success in lower division, career technical, and transfer courses. ALS courses offer clear and direct articulation with courses required for the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree. ALS coordinates class sequences and outcomes with the following departments and programs: Adult Basic and Secondary Education; English as a Second Language; Language, Literature and Communication; Health Careers; and Mathematics.

Students who take courses offered by Academic Learning Skills gain confidence and abilities to be successful in college-level classes. Students improve their reading, writing, vocabulary, critical thinking, math, digital learning skills and learning/study skills.

Credit Courses Academic Learning Skills offers courses for college credit in lecture and online formats. For more information about courses, see the Study Skills and College Prep heading in the course description section of this catalog. Other specialized courses may be found under the following headings in the course descriptions: Mathematics; and Writing.

Developmental Credit Limit Most of the courses in Academic Learning Skills are considered developmental courses. Students may be eligible to receive financial aid for up to 45-quarter credits (or equivalent) to complete developmental courses.

Adult Basic and Secondary Education

Main Campus, Building 11, Room 201, 541-463-5214; Downtown Campus, Room 404, 541-463-6180,

College and GED Preparation: Looking to prepare for college, complete your GED, and/or build skills for a better job? We have you covered!

We are a tuition-free, non-credit program designed to provide learning opportunities for students who want more from life. This program is a pathway for students to obtain a GED certificate, to enter or return to college, to build core academic and student success skills in preparation for college classes and training programs, to explore support services and degree options, and/or to increase employability.

We offer classes at multiple campuses and outreach sites throughout Lane County. Students can choose from a range of course levels and individualized or structured class options in reading, writing, and math. Class times are offered during the day and evening in many locations.

Many of the college's academic and student services are available to all students. Examples include Career and Employment Services, Counseling, Center for Accessible Resources, and the Multicultural Center.

College Preparation and Transition: These courses prepare learners who need to build or brush up on college readiness skills for postsecondary education, including math, reading, writing, and student success principles. Students learn how to successfully navigate the college system, explore career/degree options, practice time/self-management, while completing coursework aligned to credit level programs.

GED Preparation in English and Spanish: The GED is the national high school equivalency assessment operated by GED Testing Service and includes a set of four tests: Math, Reasoning through Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. Our classes prepare students to successfully complete the GED for employment and/or college entry.

Preparación para el GED en inglés y español: El GED es la evaluación de equivalencia de escuela secundaria nacional operada por el Servicio de Pruebas del GED e incluye un conjunto de cuatro pruebas: Matemáticas, Razonamiento a través de Artes del Lenguaje, Ciencias y Estudios Sociales. Nuestras clases preparan a los estudiantes para completar con éxito el GED para el empleo y / o la entrada a la universidad.

Admission Requirements: All students must be 18 years of age or older, have a referral from the local public school district if 16 or 17 years of age, or have homeschool release and verification of current homeschool registration from ESD. (This applies to in school and out-of-school youth. The decision to release a student is made by local school district officials in accordance with Oregon Revised Statutes and local school district policy). All new students must attend an orientation session.

Admission Procedures: Class locations, orientation, and registration information are available on the department website.

Registration, Costs and Payment Methods: To learn about registration, costs and payment methods for Adult Basic and Secondary Education, consult the department website.

If you are ready to take that next step in your life, or simply want to find out more information about how we might help, call us or check out the department website. Let's get you started today!

Cooperative Education

Main Campus, Building 19, Room 231, 541-463-5203,

Are you interested in earning college credit for on the job experience? Cooperative Education (Co-op) Internships give students practical work experience related to their educational and career goals.

Co-op Internships offer a chance to:

  • Explore and confirm a career choice
  • Develop skills and self-confidence
  • Develop job contacts and a work history
  • Connect classroom learning with real world applications
  • Learn how to prepare a resume and improve interviewing skills

Co-op is a working partnership between the student, Lane Community College, and the Co-op employer. Hundreds of employers participate in the program each year and over 500 Lane students enroll in co-op each year working in both paid and non-paid positions. Many Co-op students are retained by employers as regular employees after graduation, although employment is not guaranteed.

To get started with Co-op: 

  1. Contact the Co-op coordinator in your subject area to determine if you are ready for an internship or if your current employment might qualify.
  2. Work with your coordinator to set up a Co-op internship 
  3. Register for Co-op and begin your internship

Credits Co-op credits may not be audited or taken as pass/no pass. Students can earn up to 12 credits per term and a maximum of 18 credits total while at Lane. One credit equals 36 hours of Co-op work experience and a minimum of 3 credits is generally required. Co-op credits may not be earned for past work experience (see Credit by Assessment).

For questions regarding Cooperative Education in specific areas go to our contact page to determine the correct coordinator to speak with. For general information regarding Co-op, please call or stop by our office.

Credit for Prior Learning

Lane Community College recognizes the value of granting credit for prior learning (CPL) and non-traditional credit awards providing the practices for granting credit are carefully monitored and documented. The following types of credit for prior learning may be offered:

  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • American College of Education Transcript (includes Joint Services Military Transcripts)
  • Credit by Exam
  • Credit by Assessment

English as a Second Language

Main Campus, Building 11, Room 242, 541-463-5253; Downtown Center, 4th Floor, Room 404;

The mission of English as a Second Language is to assist non-native speakers, both resident and international students, to achieve educational, workplace or other personal goals by facilitating English language learning and intercultural understanding in a supportive, respectful environment. To view program and course information, see:

High School Connections

Main Campus, Building 19, Room 231, 541-463-5521,

Curriculum for High School Students

Lane's High School Connections office assists high school students in making the transition from high school to college. Local students have an opportunity to earn college credit while dually enrolled at their high school and Lane, through our College Now and RTEC programs. Lane Community College does not offer high school completion diplomas. 

College Now classes are taught in the high school during regular school hours by high school instructors approved by Lane. These classes are equivalent to those offered in Lane programs and align with Lane course content, credits and learning outcomes. Courses are taught in many career technical and transfer subject areas.  College Now credits are free for the 2021-22 academic year. Students must register for the College Now courses in order to receive Lane credit Click here to view College Now course offerings by high school: 

Early College, is a collaborative effort with local schools to provide early college opportunities to high school students. High school students have the opportunity to enroll in career technical or transfer courses at the college that are not available at their high school and receive high quality support from our dedicated advisor. The High School Connections office works with local school districts who sponsor their students, as well as individual students paying on their own. Additionally, school districts may contract with Lane to provide college courses directly at their location. 

RTEC 101 - Gateway to College and Careers  is a credit course offered by the High School Connections Office to high school seniors who are interested in attending Lane after graduation or are dual enrolled in another Lane credit class on campus or online. This course prepares students to skillfully navigate Lane systems, become familiar with the many programs and pathways available at Lane, and set their own course for college success. RTEC 101  is a variable credit course for high school students who want to improve their likelihood of success in a college environment. Students self-assess interest areas and strengths, explore career pathways, and gain skills in work ethic and appropriate modes of communication in the college setting.

Honors Program or email

The Lane Honors Program provides students with a transformative learning experience centered around scholarly inquiry, academic rigor, and intellectual growth.

As an honors student, you will receive many educational benefits, including:

  • collaborative learning with other engaged students
  • faculty mentorship
  • guest speakers and honors events
  • graduation from Lane with honors recognition
  • a competitive edge when applying for scholarships to 4-year universities

If you are transferring to a four-year institution, you will be well-prepared for upper division coursework and university honors programs. If you are a non-transfer student, you will benefit from the program's opportunities for personal enrichment.

Lane honors classes may fulfill general education electives and requirements for transfer degrees.

For a list of current classes, to learn more about the Honors Program or to apply, please visit our website or e-mail with questions.


Main Campus, Center Building, Room 352, 541-463-5893 or email

LaneOnline provides credit courses delivered through technology. Over 250 courses in various subject areas are offered each year.  LaneOnline courses follow the same term schedules as on-campus classes and students follow the same admission and registration procedures as on-campus students. In order to participate in LaneOnline courses, students will need access to a computer with internet, current browser, and required software. Tuition for LaneOnline courses is the same as other courses. Fees will be assessed for Online and Hybrid Courses, see Tuition, Fees, Financial Aid  

The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer  Associate of General Studies , and Associate of Science, AS  degrees and significant coursework for other degrees and certificates can be completed by taking online courses through LaneOnline. In order to help easily locate them on the web schedule of classes, online and hybrid courses will have "online" or "hybrid" and the Online/Hybrid icon listed next to the course title. All online courses can be viewed in one location at and clicking the desired term to see available classes.

Distance Education Modalities

In all courses, instructors may require students to use Moodle to access assignments or course content. Students must have a computer and a stable broadband internet connection. 

Synchronous = there are scheduled class meetings (in person or on Zoom)

Asynchronous = there are no scheduled class meetings

Online (OL)

All course content, resources, assignments and assessments are online (usually via Moodle). There are no required meeting times on campus or on Zoom (the courses are asynchronous). Student-to-student interaction, teacher-to-student interaction and social community are hallmarks of online learning.

Online w/In-Person Testing (OT)

Courses in this designation will provide fully asynchronous OR online-synchronous (scheduled meetings over Zoom) instruction but will require students to visit Lane's campus (or another approved testing location) for assessments.

Hybrid/In-Person (HIP)

A portion of the class instruction is conducted online (asynchronously) usually via Moodle, and the rest is conducted during regularly scheduled in-person meetings.  The in-person meetings occur on campus at a specified time and attendance is expected.  

Hybrid/Zoom (HZ)

A portion of the class instruction is conducted online (asynchronously) usually via Moodle, and the rest is conducted during regularly scheduled Zoom meetings. The Zoom meetings occur at a specified time and attendance is expected.  

HyFlex (HF)

A portion of the class instruction is conducted online (asynchronously) usually via Moodle, and the rest is conducted during regularly scheduled meetings. The scheduled meetings are offered in-person and simultaneously on Zoom and attendance is expected. Students can choose on a day-to-day basis whether to attend class either on campus or on Zoom. 

Live Streaming (LS)

Live Streaming courses allow students to attend and interact in a course via Zoom at scheduled class meeting times. Some Live Streaming classes may be paired with on-campus courses, so students will be part of a class but will attend online (via Zoom and Moodle).