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    "I knew I had made the statement that I would come back and teach, but I really didn't expect anybody to remember that! Imagine my surprise!?"

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    Nursing program alum Kelli Finlay (2018) says she chose UCC for her education because it was local and because of the reputation the program maintains.

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    “Something I had always dreamed about doing ever since I came back from my first mission trip to Guatemala, was to one day be able to go down there and help in the medical field."

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    "The Nursing program was something that has and will continue to be very important and special in my life."

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    Following a rigorous evaluation, Oregon State Board of Nursing grants nursing program maximum time allotment until next evaluation.

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    "There’s a lot of different things that I’ve learned from Engineering Technology that I’ve applied to my internship, which has been really cool.”

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    “Furthering my education really helped me get to where I am today. I use everything I have learned."

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    Using every trick in the book, UCC provided Patrick Schneider with the knowledge and skills he needed to build a radio station from scratch.

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    UCC's Dental Assisting program partners with local dentist to offer free oral cancer screenings.

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    Teichner is a student in UCC's Paralegal Studies program.

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    OSU will seamlessly accept UCC graduates' credits under the College's Forestry program associate of science degree.

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    As the student’s selection for a commencement speaker, Taylor is preparing the speech she will give to this year’s graduating class.

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    One of this year's Outstanding Student recipients is graduating after returning to school 21 years later.

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    UCC opened the doors to a lot more than academics. William also discovered athletics, and the power of teamwork.

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    Local family's heirloom sparks creativity, challenge for second-year welding student John Kunis.

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    “Choosing to go to school has made a huge difference in my life."

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Career and technical (CTE) programs provide knowledge and training for a wide variety of occupations that demand education beyond high school.

You can prepare for employment by completing a two-year associate degree in applied sciences or by completing shorter term certificate programs. In many career fields, this training may enhance employment opportunities by providing you with industry certifications employers desire. Be sure to meet with an academic adviser about your career and education options. Meanwhile, please explore our CTE program offerings.

Career & Technical (CTE) Programs

Clay Baumgartner, Department Chair, 541-440-4683      
Automotive Basic Technician   Career Pathway for Basic Automotive Technician
Automotive Advanced Technician   Career Pathway for Advanced Automotive Technician
Automotive Service Technology   Career Pathway for Automotive Service Technology
Automotive T-TEN
  Career Pathway for T-Ten Automotive Technician
Cybersecurity - New!    
Computer Information Systems   Career Pathway for Computer Information Systems AAS 
Computer Information Systems
  Career Pathway for Computer Information Systems, One Year Certificate 
Junior Database Administrator
  Career Pathway for Junior Database Administrator 
Junior Programmer
  Career Pathway for Junior Programmer 
Junior Web Developer
  Career Pathway for Junior Web Developer 
Cisco Networking Support Technician   Career Pathway for Cisco Networking Support Technician 
Microsoft Networking Support Technician
  Career Pathway for Microsoft Networking Support Technician
Server Administrator
  Career Pathway for Server Administrator
Microsoft Office Technologist - Online!   Career Pathway for Microsoft Office Technologist
Civil Engineering & Surveying   Career Pathway for Civil Engineering & Surveying
Civil Engineering & Surveying - Applied Water Quality Option   Career Pathway for Civil Engineering & Surveying
Civil Engineering & Surveying - Applied Surveying Option   Career Pathway for Civil Engineering & Surveying
Engineering & Drafting Technician   Career Pathway for Engineering & Drafting Technician
Drafting   Career Pathway for Drafting
Surveying   Career Pathway for Surveying
Geographic Information Systems   Career Pathway for Geographic Information Systems
Water Quality
Career Pathway for Water Quality Certificate
  Career Pathway for Welding AAS 
Welding   Career Pathway for Welding Certificate
Welding: Aluminum Only   Career Pathway for Welding Certificate
Tracy Placido, Department Coordinator, 541-440-4675      
Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies *  
Electrician Apprenticeship: Inside Electrician *    
Electrician Apprenticeship: Manufacturing Plant Technician *    
Electrician Apprenticeship: Limited Maintenance Electrician *    
Electrician Apprenticeship Technologies (Limited) *    
Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology *  
Industrial Millwright *    
Industrial Machinist *    
Industrial Pipe Fitter *    

* You should be sponsored by your employer as an apprentice in order to enter these programs.

Toni Clough, Department Chair, 541-440-7790      
Business Technology: Entry Management   Career Pathway for Entry Management 
Business Technology: Entrepreneurship   Career Pathway for Entrepreneurship
Business Technology: Financial Services - Online!    
Business Technology: Marketing - Online!    
Business Technology: Supervision   Career Pathway for Supervision 
Business Technology: WAFC Retail Management - Online!    
Office Technology: Executive Business Assistant - Online!   Career Pathway for Executive Business Assistant
Office Technology: Front Office Medical Assistant - Online!     Career Pathway for Front Office Medical Assistant
Office Technology: Medical Billing & Collections Clerk - Online!   Medical Billing & Collections Clerk
Office Technology: Medical Office Administration - Online!     Career Pathway for Medical Office Administration
Office Technology: Office Assistant - Online!   Career Pathway for Office Assistant
Judy Ode, Program Coordinator, 541-440-7691      
Commercial Truck Driving    
HEALTH SCIENCES AAS Certificate Pathway
April Myler, Department Chair, 541-440-7879      
Dental Assisting    
Nursing Assistant Level One    
Registered Nurse    
HUMANITIES AAS Certificate Pathway
Amy Fair, Department Chair, 541-440-4649      
Communication Studies: Public Relations Specialist   Career Pathway for Public Relations Specialist
Communication Studies: Public Relations Communication Assistant   Career Pathway for Public Relations Communications Assistant
Communication Studies: Communications Specialist in Organizations   Career Pathway for Communications Specialist in Organizations
Jessica Richardson, Recruitment Coordinator, 541-440-4677      
Occupational Skills Training
PUBLIC SAFETY AAS Certificate Pathway
Roger Kennedy, Department Chair, 541-440-7680      
Criminal Justice   Career Pathway for Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice: Juvenile Corrections   Career Pathway for Juvenile Corrections
Criminal Justice: Police Reserve Academy   Career Pathway for Police Reserve Academy 
Emergency Medical Services: Paramedic   Career Pathway for Paramedic
Fire Science    
Crystal Sullivan, Department Chair, 541-440-4663      
Early Childhood Education Career Pathway for Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education: Infant / Toddler   Career Pathway for Early Childhood Education - Infant Toddler
Early Childhood Education: Pre-School   Career Pathway for Early Childhood Education - Preschool
Human Services   Career Pathway for Human Services
Addiction Studies
  Career Pathway for Addiction Studies 
Case Aide
  Career Pathway for Case Aide 
Addiction Treatment
  Career Pathway for Addiction Treatment 
Paralegal Studies - Online!    
Andy Swan, Interim Director, 541-440-4709      
Viticulture   Career Pathway for Viticulture
Viticulture & Enology   Career Pathway for Viticulture & Enology Studies
Wine Marketing Assistant   Career Pathway for Wine Marketing Assistant

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is intended to prepare you for direct entry into the workforce. The AAS degree may also help you prepare for career advancement, occupational licenses, or study at the baccalaureate level. As a minimum, the AAS must include 90 quarter credits or equivalent proficiency; a recognizable core of, or demonstrated competencies in, specific general education courses; and an established standard of academic achievement.

Certificates of Completion

Certificates of completion are awarded for occupational content only. They must be state approved, have a defined job entry point, represent college level work, and meet State Board of Education criteria. Certificates of completion programs must be comprised of 12 to 108 credits.

Career Pathways

Programs that have a career pathway road map are denoted by a path-icon. Career Pathway road maps help you to visualize our educational offerings. With it, you can also see how our certificates and degrees lead to a career. Plus, you can explore educational options after completing your certificate or degree. You can read more on the career pathways page.

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