Nov 26, 2022  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 203, 541.463.6180,

College and GED Preparation: Looking to build skills for a better job, prepare for college, and/or complete your GED? 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 what you learn in the classroom 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 Baccaulearate (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, 2nd Floor, Room 203;

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 learn more about ESL offerings, see English as a Second Language .

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 similar to those offered in Lane programs, including course content, textbook and learning outcomes. Courses are taught in many subject areas, including art, business, construction, culinary, French, graphic design, health professions, manufacturing, math, science, Spanish, writing, and others. College Now credits are free for the 2020-21 academic year. Click here to view College Now course offerings by high school: 

RTEC (Regional Technical and 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 a dedicated RTEC 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, test-taking strategies, and appropriate modes of communication in the college setting. Additionally, students are introduced to career technical pathways offered at Lane and will learn not only various career options, but also the varying requirements for entrance into these programs.

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. Some courses have on-campus labs or exams or require viewing video programs. If you can't take your exams on campus, you can find a proctor in your area. Tuition for LaneOnline courses is the same as other courses. Online courses and Hybrid have a $10 per credit fee, up to a maximum of $50 per course. Additional fees may be charged by instructional departments.


The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer, AAOT   Associate of General Studies, AGS  , and Associate of Science, AS   degrees and significant coursework for other degrees and certificates can be completed through LaneOnline. There is an annual course schedule on the LaneOnline website to assist you in schedule planning. 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 by going to and clicking "Class Schedules" in the left-hand navigation bar, then choosing the desired term. 


Online Courses  Students may participate anytime, anywhere they have a computer with internet access. Interaction with the instructor and other students is provided through discussion forums and email. Some online courses have on-campus labs or exams, or require viewing video programs. 

Hybrid Courses Hybrid courses combine traditional classroom activities with online learning so that time spent in the classroom is reduced but not eliminated. A portion of the class instruction is conducted online and the rest is conducted during regularly scheduled classroom meetings. 

Telecourses Telecourses require viewing weekly video programs as well as reading, online assignments, and examinations. Videos can be streamed or viewed in the Lane Library, and at LCC at Cottage Grove and Florence. Exams are usually taken on campus. 

Live Interactive Courses Students enroll and participate by attending on campus or through videoconferencing at an off campus location. These courses must be attended in person.