New Year, New You!

New Year. New You! - Start a Business

It's resolution season 2021, a time for change.
Consider these 5 ideas to transform your life!

What will you strive to do better in the new year? UCC offers classes, programs, and services to help create the new you. If you find something that rings true, go for it. Our mission is to help you succeed in setting goals, reaching new heights, and accomplishing awesome things!

1) Go to College

Go to College

Going to college can change your life! Current trends show that, over a lifetime, many people reinvent themselves through education to stay relevant in the work environment. Also, many people discover that they need to change their career to keep life interesting or for economic reasons. 

A college degree can help you to advance in your current job or to prepare for a new one. Be prepared to transform your life and develop a whole new perspective.

Take a look at some of our programs that match with some of the fastest growing careers according to Southwestern Oregon STEM Employment projections*.

Spring classes start March 29. Remember, starting college in Spring term can give you a jump start on Fall term. 

Explore Career Technical Education.
Questions? Call an Enrollment Advisor at 541-440-7743.

Explore Transfer Education.
Questions? Call an Enrollment Advisor at 541-440-7743.

Need inspiration?

Read the story about Renee Thompson, "Finding Her Voice in Journalism".

Helpful Links

Money for College | Enrollment Events | Getting Started


2) Earn your GED

Earn your GED

Without a GED, job opportunities can be very limited. UCC has one of the highest success rates in Oregon for helping people to earn their GED.

Start with the basics and earn your GED. It can prepare you for college studies too. Worried about the cost of college? Scholarships are available for everyone! 

Remember. Think positive, gear up for work, and be ready to reap the benefits.

Orientation Dates

December 1-16, 2020

Visit the Adult Basic Skills website.
Questions? Call Mary Ann Pope at 541-440-7804.

Want to learn more?

Read about UCC's success in GED completion rates.


3) Change Career

Make a Career Change - Dental Assisting

Looking for a career change? UCC offers short-term convenient courses to give you the skills to make the transition to a new career. UCC offers online, hybrid, and in-person classes and programs to fit all kinds of schedules.

Here are just a few programs that could get you to that new career.

Explore Community and Workforce Training.
Questions? Call Lynne Smith at 541-440-4668.

Explore Career Technical Education.
Questions? Call an Enrollment Advisor at 541-440-7743.

Need inspiration?

Read about the Dental Assisting program, "Grant Provides Tooth Tools to Train Dental Assistants".

Helpful Links

Money for College | Enrollment Events | Getting Started


4) Start a Business

Start Your Own Business

Tired of the 9-5 grind? Do you want to be your own boss? You can start your own business. Small businesses are the life blood of the economy. With your own business, you can set your own schedule and your earning potential is unlimited. How do you get started? Attend a workshop about starting your own business. Check it out!

Big Dreams have Small Beginnings - First Steps to Starting a Business

Get ready to start your business with this comprehensive workshop. Filled with all the information required to take those first steps to becoming a business owner.

Register Online.

Visit the Small Business Development Center website.
Questions? Call Kem Todd at 541-440-7824.

Need inspiration?

Read the story about Justin Deedon, "Getting the Ultimate Return on His Investment".


5) Develop New Skills

Develop New Skills - Project Management

Learning new skills is the spice of life. It makes things more interesting and breaks us away from the same old routine.

Check out some of the new skills you can learn this coming year!

Explore Community and Workforce Training.
Questions? Call Lynne Smith at 541-440-4668.

Want to learn more?

Find out about about Community and Workforce Training programs. 


More Inspiration

Squirrel's New Year's Resolution

Yes, you're right. This is a children's book but it could help anyone explore their own New Year Resolution choice.

About the Book

Squirrel knows that New Year's Day is a great day for making resolutions! But what does it mean to make a resolution, anyway? As she makes visits around the forest she learns about New Year’s resolutions and helps her friends get started on theirs. If only she can think of a resolution of her very own.

Squirrel's New Year's Resolution