Apr 01, 2023
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.
Lane degrees and certificates are aligned with Lane’s Core Learning Outcomes and Oregon learning outcomes. View our General Education Learning Outcomes . Certificates of completion have program-specific outcomes. See Programs (A-Z) for details.
- Unless otherwise specified by individual programs, complete all Foundational courses with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.
- Unless otherwise specified by individual programs, complete all required program core courses with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted.
- 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.
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.
Three credits minimum as specified by program, or if not specified, chosen from the Human Relations list.
- Only the Academic Requirements Review Committee (ARRC) may waive a college General Education requirement. Petitions are available from Enrollment Services at https://www.lanecc.edu/esfs/general-education-substitution-and-waiver-petition.
- College-level courses are numbered 100 or higher. Courses numbered 001-099 are considered developmental.
- University second language admission requirements for transfer students graduating high school in 1997 and thereafter include one of the following:
- two terms of a college-level second language with an average grade of C- or above, OR
- two years of the same high school-level second language with an average grade of C- or above, OR
- satisfactory performance on an approved second language assessment of proficiency.
- demonstrated proficiency in American Sign Language meets this second language admission requirement.
- Credit-by-Exam and Credit-by-Assessment may comprise up to 25% of total degree credits.
- Lower-division college-level courses (100 and 200-level) taken at Lane might not meet the requirements of an upper-division course with a similar title and content offered by other colleges and universities. In such cases, the courses in question will generally transfer as electives.
- Career Technical courses taken at Lane might not meet the requirements of upper- and lower-division courses with similar titles and content offered by other colleges and universities. In such cases, the transfer institution may limit the number of credits accepted.
- 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.
- Students in the Occupational Skills program may use up to 24 credits of Cooperative Education toward award completion.
- Courses numbered 199, 280, 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 Discipline Studies.