Mar 30, 2023  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Requirements

Career Pathway Certificates of Completion (CPC) are between 12-44 credits and are fully embedded in an Associate of Applied Science degree or a Certificate of Completion. They acknowledge proficiency in specific technical skills and are a milestone toward completion of a more advanced program. CPCs help students qualify for entry-level jobs, enhance their current program, or advance in their current field of employment.

Certificate Requirements

  • Unless otherwise specified by individual programs, complete all courses with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.
  • Cumulative GPA must be at least 2.0 when the certificate is awarded.

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.

Career Pathway Certificates offered at Lane

Lane divides CPCs into two categories—Model A: Beginning and Model B: Advanced. To learn more about Career Pathway Certificates of Completion, to see which are Model A and Model B and which degree or certificate they are embedded in, go to

Model A Certificates

These are front end certificates ideal for students transitioning from Adult Basic Skills, English as a Second Language or dislocated workers looking for entry level jobs in a new career field, or those interested in short term training. These certificates may be taken independently and require minimal academic prerequisites or professional preparation.

Model B Certificates

These are advanced certificates ideal for professional development of those currently employed or those seeking to enhance their current or previous educational path. They support the development of specialized skills within a career field. In many cases, they require either significant academic prerequisites or demonstrated professional expertise.


  • 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 General Education requirements. Courses numbered 199 and 299 are experimental, and may later be reviewed and approved in a certificate.
  • 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.
  • Students may use up to 18 credits of Cooperative Education toward a degree/certificate. Cooperative Education may be used as part of Program Core Courses, not as General Education.