Apr 01, 2023  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 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 specifed by individual programs, complete all courses with a letter grade of C- or better.
  • 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 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 https://www.lanecc.edu/pathways/career-pathways-certificates 

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 developmental.
  • 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.
  • Courses numbered 199, 280, 298, or 299 count as electives.