Mar 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Occupational Skills Training, Certificate of Completion

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Length: 36 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $6,395

  • Resident Tuition: $4,770*
  • Technology Fees: $468
  • General Student Fees: $407**
  • Books/Course Materials: $750 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives).

**General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to create an individualized career training opportunity focused on learning at a job site. This program offers students the ability to earn college credits while providing them the opportunity to design a career path that accommodates their occupational goals, abilities, skills and interests. The individual career plan must incorporate work site (hands-on) learning and may also include related classroom instruction as necessary to allow the student to pursue a career path toward gainful employment. The OST Certificate is intended to serve as a beginning point for students to prepare for a job or to get a better job while opening the door to further education to expand their employment opportunities. Programs are to be developed based upon the assessed needs of individual students and are not to be pre-packaged programs of study.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

PLO 1 - Complete occupation-specific classes and work site education/training
PLO 2 - Formulate questions that can be addressed with data and collect, organize and display relevant data to answer them
PLO 3 - Gain knowledge and skills to prepare for employment in a chosen occupation
PLO 4 - Improve communication, human relations, and critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
PLO 5 - Interpret the concepts of a problem-solving task and translate them into mathematics
PLO 6 - Learn and enhance vocabulary and communication skills relevant to their individualized program and career plan
PLO 7 - Learn to research labor market trends and employment opportunities relevant to their career plan
PLO 8 - Improve awareness of individual communication and work style, and improve the ability to apply specific skills relevant to the students current Career Plan

Admission Information

Each student will need to fill out a Career Pathways application form and Student Plan for admissions into the Occupational Skills Program. Capacity is limited. For information, go to Each student’s plan should include the following:

  • Occupational Goal
  • Labor Market Review
  • Student Assessment
  • Program of Study describing skills and knowledge needed to enter employment

Program Requirements

Program Core Courses

CORE courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP not accepted. Up to 12 credits of GWE 180 - Co-op Ed: General Work Experience  may be substituted for the required OST 280  credits.


  • This program follows the Certificate of Completion Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • ​Per state requirement, students in Occupational Skills programs must complete 20 credits of cooperative education, OST 280 Co-op Ed: Occupational Skills . This is an exception to the 18 credit cooperative education limit in other Lane programs.
  • Ongoing career coaching is required as part of this program.
  • Most training goals can be met, providing they meet the following criteria: 1) There is a current labor market need for the job being sought, and 2) there is an appropriate training site available in the community. The program is open-entry/open-exit (Students can start at any time in the term) to maximize educational opportunities.

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