Feb 05, 2023  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Occupational Skills Training, 1-yr Certificate

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Length: One year, 45 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $6,850*

  • Books/Course Materials: $750
  • Resident Tuition and General Student Fees: $6,100

Tuition and fee estimates are based on the prior academic year’s rates. Course tuition and fees may change during the year. Learn more and view updated tuition and fee information at www.lanecc.edu/esfs/credit-tuition.

*Course fees and materials/books for the Occupational Skills program will vary based on individual student contracts. Students will have a contract in place prior to beginning the 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:

  • Complete occupation-specific classes and work site education/training
  • Formulate questions that can be addressed with data and collect, organize and display relevant data to answer them
  • Gain knowledge and skills to prepare for employment in a chosen occupation
  • Improve communication, human relations, and critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Interpret the concepts of a problem-solving task and translate them into mathematics
  • Learn and enhance vocabulary and communication skills relevant to their individualized program and career plan
  • Learn to research labor market trends and employment opportunities relevant to their career plan
  • 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 https://www.lanecc.edu/pathways. 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 6 credits of GWE 180 - Co-op Ed: General Work Experience  may be substituted for required OST 280  credits.


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