Jun 25, 2021  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information

About the Catalog

The information presented here reflects the most current information about Lane's programs, courses, and services at the time of publication. Lane's catalog is published for informational purposes and every effort is made to ensure accuracy. In the event of a discrepancy between a printed copy of the catalog and the online catalog, the online catalog will be considered the catalog of record. However, the provisions in this catalog are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and the college. Lane Community College reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time.

Academic Calendar 2020-21

For full calendar, see www.lanecc.edu/calendars/academic-calendar

  Summer Fall Winter Spring
Registration begins (for dates and times, see www.lanecc.edu/calendars/registration-calendar) May 2020 May 2020 November 2020 February 2021
Term starts June 22 September 29 January 4 March 29
Finals week (for days and times, see www.lanecc.edu/schedule/final-exam-schedule)   December 7-December 11 March 15-March 19 June 7-June 11
Term ends September 12 December 12 March 20 June 12
Commencement       June 12


Lane Online

Students can take courses any time and from anywhere you have an internet connection! LaneOnline offers students the opportunity to earn credits that can lead to degrees by taking online and hybrid courses. For more information, please see LaneOnline in the Other Learning Opportunities section of this catalog, or at Lanecc.edu/Laneonline.  


View an interactive map of Lane locations

Contact Lane

See the directory to locate contact information for all Lane Community College departments.


LTD Bus Passes

Lane Community College students taking a credit class on main campus, the Mary Spilde Downtown Center, or the Aviation Academy or ESL, ABSE, or GED students taking classes at main campus or the Mary Spilde Downtown Center, are eligible for a Lane Transit District (LTD) bus pass when they pay the $27 transportation fee (subject to change). Students taking only online classes are not eligible for a bus pass.

For information on how to obtain a bus pass and sticker, go to www.lanecc.edu/facilities/transportation/lcc-bus-pass. For bus routes and other information, go to ltd.org or call LTD Customer Services at 541.687.5555 or 711 (TTY—Oregon Relay).



The BikeLane bicycle loan program provides a FREE bicycle loan for one term to all Lane students taking a credit class and ESL, ABSE, and GED students on the main campus, Mary Spilde Downtown Center or at the Aviation Academy. Participants are provided a bicycle, lock, lights, and helmet for one term to use as they wish.


Main Campus

Parking is permitted in all parking lots on the main campus. Accessible Parking spaces are available in lots A, B, C, E, L, M,  and N. All persons with state-issued disability parking permits may use these spaces. Valid placards must be displayed.

More information about motor vehicle regulations applicable to Lane is available on Lane's website at www.lanecc.edu/copps/documents/vehicle-regulations or call 541.463.5558.

Downtown Campus

The closest parking option is The Broadway South Place garage, (900-946 Charnelton St.) Parking here is free on weekends and after 6 p.m. with hourly parking available by machine (which accepts credit cards). Enrolled students may get their parking validated for the hours they are in class when parking in the Overpark (1000 E. 10th Ave.) and Parcade (35 W. 8th Ave.) garages. Parking in these lots is also free on weekends, for the first hour of parking Monday through Friday, and before 7 a.m. and after 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For more information, call 541.463.5000 or go to www.lanecc.edu/facilities/transportation

What Lane Has to Offer

Lane Community College offers college courses, career technical training, pre-college and skill development, cooperative programs with local high schools, career and life planning, services for businesses, continuing education, and cultural activities. For information about programs and degrees offered, see Programs (A-Z) . For information about courses, see the complete course listing .

  • Lower-division college courses
  • Career technical degrees and certificates
  • Transfer degrees
  • Transfer pathways
  • Career preparation
  • Pre-college skill development
  • Cooperative education
  • High school dual enrollment

Continuing Education

101 W. 10th, Eugene, OR 97401, (541) 463-6100, www.lanecc.edu/ce

Lane offers a variety of noncredit courses intended for the community. Many options are available, whether you want to pursue personal enrichment, boost career skills, or enhance your career through in-person or online coursework. 

Who Can Attend Lane?

Anyone 18 years or older may enroll in Lane Community College credit classes. A high school diploma is not required. Noncredit classes are generally open to those 16 years or older.

Accreditation, Certifications, Affiliations

Institutional Accreditation

Lane Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation. Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution. Inquiries regarding Lane's accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, 8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052, (425) 558‐4224, www.nwccu.org.

Other Accreditations, Certifications, Affiliations
  • Automotive Technology, certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, a non-profit foundation within the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
  • Aviation Maintenance, approved under Part 147 of the Federal Aviation Regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration
  • Culinary Arts, accredited by the American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission, a specialized accrediting commission recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. A student graduating from the program will be eligible to receive national certification status as a Certified Culinarian (CC).
  • Dental Assisting, American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting board recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education. The Commission may be contacted at 800.621.8099 or 312.440.4653 or 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611.
  • Dental Hygiene, accredited by The American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting board recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Education. The Commission may be contacted at 312.440.4653 or 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611.
  • Diesel Technology, evaluated and accredited by the Association of Equipment Distributors Foundation (AEDF). Membership: Northwest Diesel Industry Council (NDC) and Oregon Trucking Association (OTA).
  • Flight Technology Private Pilot, Instrument and Commercial Flight Training is FAA Part 141 approved.
  • Geographic Information Science, endorsed by the National GEO Tech Center of Excellence.
  • Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management, accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). Students graduating from the program will receive national certification status as a Certified Hospitality Graduate (CHG).
  • Medical Assistant, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33753, 727.210.2350.
  • Nursing, Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) 27938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd, Portland, OR, 971.673.0685, oregon.gov/OSBN. Lane is a member of the Oregon Consortium for Nursing Education (OCNE) and offers a competency-based curriculum. OCNE is a partnership of Oregon nursing programs dedicated to educating future nurses. Faculty from eleven community colleges and six university campuses created - and continue to develop – a shared curriculum taught on all consortium campuses.
  • Paramedicine, nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The Paramedic and EMT Programs are accredited by the State of Oregon Department of Education, Office of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, Higher Education Coordinating Commission.
  • Physical Therapist Assistant, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, (703) 706-3245.
  • Practical Nursing, accredited by the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN), 17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd., Portland, OR 97163-0685, oregon.gov/OSBN.

Credit Student Outcomes

  • From a cohort of full-time, first time in college, degree-seeking students who enrolled at Lane fall term of 2016, by August 2019, 18% had completed a degree and 24% transferred to another higher education institution. (Source: IPEDS)

Nondiscrimination Statement


Lane Community College is committed to providing a working and learning environment that is free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Lane is committed to equal opportunity in education and employment, affirmative action, diversity, and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and VEVRAA. The college prohibits discrimination in admissions, employment, recruitment and access to college programs, activities and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, familial relationship, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, disability, religion, expunged juvenile record, or veterans' status, and all other protected categories as defined by federal or state law.

The college intends to comply with all statutes that prohibit discrimination in education, including Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008. The College also intends full compliance with the Title IX sexual harassment prevention requirements. The college shall take timely actions to prevent, correct, and if necessary, discipline behavior that violates harassment and discrimination guidelines. This commitment is made by the college in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations, as well as in alignment with college policies and procedures.

Inquiries may be directed to the Chief Human Resource Officer, Lane Community College, 4000 East 30th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97405-0640, (541) 463-5585.

Title IX inquiries may be directed to the Director of the Gender Equity Center & Title IX Coordinator, (541) 463-5870, or to the Director of Student Standards, (541) 463-5787, or to the Chief Human Resource Officer, (541) 463-5585.

Section 504 inquiries may be directed to Chief Human Resource Officer and Section 504 Coordinator, Building 3, Room 114, (541) 463-5585.

Requests for accommodations may be directed to the Center for Accessible Resources (CAR), Main Campus, Building 19, Room 263A