Mar 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

About Lane Community College

Lane Community College, founded in 1964, is a comprehensive community college dedicated to transforming lives through learning. The college fulfills its promise to the community by providing access to higher education, supporting student success, and ensuring its mission, core values, programs and services reflect community values and needs.

Lane’s service district represents approximately 375,000 residents. The district encompasses 5,000 square miles, which includes most of Lane County from the Pacific Ocean to the Cascade Mountains, as well as individual school districts in Benton, Linn, and Douglas Counties. Lane’s 314-acre campus is located in southeast Eugene, and the college offers classes and services at a number of other locations including the Mary Spilde Center in downtown Eugene, centers in Cottage Grove, Florence, the Eugene Airport and outreach sites in the community.

Lane employs more than 1,000 employees who serve over 24,000 students annually. Approximately 44% are regular credit students, 19% are College Now credit students, and 37% are non-credit students.

Students come to Lane with a variety of goals including transfer to a four-year college or university, career technical education, foundational skills development, and life-long learning. All students at Lane benefit from a broad range of options for their education and support, as the college provides comprehensive programming to meet both the community’s and students’ needs.


Transforming lives through learning


Lane is the community’s college: we provide comprehensive, accessible, quality, learning-centered educational opportunities that promote student success


  • Working together to create a learning-centered environment
  • Recognizing and respecting the unique needs and potential of each learner
  • Fostering a culture of achievement in a caring community
  • Welcoming, valuing and promoting diversity among staff, students and our community
  • Cultivating a respectful, inclusive, and accessible working and learning environment
  • Working effectively in different cultural contexts to serve the educational and linguistic needs of a diverse community
  • Developing capacity to understand issues of difference, power, and privilege
  • Supporting creativity, experimentation, and institutional transformation
  • Responding to environmental, technological, and demographic changes
  • Anticipating and responding to internal and external challenges in a timely manner
  • Acting courageously, deliberately, and systematically in relation to change
Collaboration and Partnership
  • Promoting meaningful participation in governance
  • Encouraging and expanding partnerships with organizations and groups in our community
  • Fostering an environment of respect, fairness, honesty, and openness
  • Promoting responsible stewardship of resources and public trust
  • Accessibility
  • Strategically growing learning opportunities
  • Minimizing financial, geographical, environmental, social, linguistic, and cultural barriers to learning
  • Integrating practices that support and improve the health of systems that sustain life
  • Providing an interdisciplinary learning environment that builds understanding of sustainable ecological, social, and economic systems, concern for environmental justice, and the competence to act on such knowledge
  • Equipping and encouraging all students and staff to participate actively in building a socially diverse, just, and sustainable society, while cultivating connections to local, regional, and global communities