Fill the Gap at UCC

Fill the Gap - It's smart to train and educate during an employment gap

This is the time to learn, and grow.

Fall classes are going to ROCK online. Over time, in-person classes will appear more and more. Despite challenging times, we are here and so should YOU! If you are a graduating high school senior, GED completer, unemployed worker, or underemployed worker, you can think ahead, increase your knowledge, learn new skills, and be ready for the future! 

Many things have changed.

History teaches us that during tough times reaching educational goals can prepare you for future opportunities. Here are some things to consider in the short to medium term. (0-18 months)

Hiring by National Economic Sectors Chart - June 2020

Hiring across all industries in the US rebounded but it is still down -11.3% from last year. However, there is month-over-month hiring growth as noted above.

Although it is true that laid-off workers can just collect unemployment checks, in many cases those that increase their skills now will win jobs in the new economy. Unemployment benefits are projected to change. Some extra benefits for unemployed workers may be discontinued.

Remember, long periods of unemployment are a red flag for employers. Filling an unemployed period with educational pursuits makes you stand out because it looks good to employers.

Data taken from September Workforce Report 2020 on LinkedIn.

Do you work in hospitality (food preparation, maid, hostess, lodging)? Read a report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta about Transitioning from Hospitality to Health Care Occupations.

We have programs that fit trends now and in the future.

Browse some popular certificate and degree programs below or see our full lists of transferCTE, and online programs. This short-list will change over the coming weeks and month as we evaluate the situation as it keeps evolving. You can also view, download, and print our full list of degrees and certificates

Ready to get started?

Important! Use school code 003222 in step 2. 

Step 1

Welcome Center - Apply to UCC

Apply to UCC

  • After applying you get ...
  • Quick acceptance (2-3 business days)
  • Student ID
  • Next enrollment steps

Step 2

FAFSA - Free for All

Start the FAFSA

  • The FAFSA helps you get ...
  • Government loans
  • Scholarships
  • Work study opportunities

Step 3

Take placement tests

Complete Orientation

  • Orientation helps you ...
  • Identify student resources
  • Navigate the UCC website
  • Learn key College policies and more.

Next Steps

Contact the Admissions staff to walk you through your steps. They are here to help you! Call us at 541-440-7743.

Money for College

How can you pay for all this? Good question. Right? There are hundreds of thousands (more like millions) of dollars available. It is possible to leave college without debt! (Yes. You read that correctly!) Devoting some time and effort to securing money for college can pay off BIG.


Virtual Enrollment Events

Register for one of our enrollment events! Find out what UCC is all about. Event topics include enrollment steps, financial aid, online learning, and careers.


Registration for Fall Term Credit Classes

All students are eligible to register for classes now. New students need to complete the first four enrollment steps:

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