Mar 28, 2023  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Certificate of Completion Requirements

Certificates of Completion are connected to occupational and/or industry standards and are meant to provide job skills, career training, or occupational readiness. These requirements are meant to be a guide. Individual certificate programs may have specific requirements beyond those listed here, and students must meet the specified requirements in order to receive an award.

Certificates of Completion may be aligned with associate degrees. Each student is strongly encouraged to work with a Lane academic advisor or career counselor to match career goals with an appropriate program.

Learning Outcomes

Lane degrees and certificates are aligned with Lane’s Core Learning Outcomes and Oregon learning outcomes. View our State General Education Learning Outcomes . Certificates of completion have program-specific outcomes. See Programs (A-Z)  for details. 

Certificate Requirements

  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better or Pass, unless specified by individual programs. 
  • If a program has designated a core course as meeting the Human Relations requirement, that course may not be substituted.
  • Cumulative GPA must be at least 2.0 when the certificate is awarded.
  • Certificates may be 12-108 credits.
  • Certificates of less than 45 credits do not require General Education.

Certificate Requirements

General Education: Foundational

Students must complete all requirements with a letter grade of C- or P (Pass), unless otherwise noted in the student’s specific certificate program.


One course, minimum 3 credits as specified by the program, or if not specified, WR 115W , WR 115  (Summer 1999 or after) or higher.


One course, minimum 3 credits as specified by the program, or if not specified, MTH 025  or higher.

Human Relations

Three credits minimum as specified by program, or if not specified, chosen from the Human Relations list.

Program Core Courses

Core coursework varies from program to program and may include a combination of transfer and career technical courses. Please view the Course Types by Prefix  list. See individual program information  for specific requirements and limitations.


  • College-level courses are numbered 100 or higher. Courses numbered 001-099 are considered skills based/developmental.
  • Courses numbered 180, 197, 199, 280, 297, 298, or 299 count as electives, and do not meet Foundational or Discipline Studies requirements. Courses numbered 199 and 299 are experimental, and may later be reviewed and approved for  this program.
  • Credit-by-Exam and Credit-by-Assessment may comprise up to 25% of total degree credits.
  • See the list of Course Types by Prefix . Policies on accepting career technical credits vary at four-year institutions in Oregon. Consult an academic advisor if considering transferring after earning an AAS.
  • Only the Academic Requirements Review Committee (ARRC) may waive a college General Education requirement. Petitions are available from Enrollment Services at
  • Students may use up to 18 credits of Cooperative Education toward a degree/certificate, with the exception of Occupational Skills programs, which require a minimum of 20 credits of cooperative education. Cooperative Education may be used as part of Program Core Courses, not as General Education.