New Year, New You!

New Year. New You.

It's resolution season, a time for change.
Consider these 8 ideas to transform your life!

UCC offers classes, programs, and services to help create the new you this year. 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. Winter classes start January 6. Starting in the Winter Term can be a good thing especially if you are working and need to go only part-time. 

Explore Career Technical Education.
Questions? Call Jessica Richardson at 541-440-4677.

Explore Transfer Education.
Questions? Call Jessica Richardson at 541-440-4677.

Need inspiration?

Read the story about Candi Clark, "Working to Make a Dream Come True".

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

Winter Session 1: Classes Begin Jan 6

  • Dec 11-12, 5-9 pm >>> Woolley Center
  • Dec 14, 9-4, >>> Woolley Center (Saturday)
  • Dec 16, 9-4 >>> Tri-City
  • Dec 16-17, 9-1 >>> Woolley Center

Winter Session 2: Classes begin Feb 10

  • Jan 25, 9-4 >>> Woolley Center (Saturday)
  • Jan 27, 9-4 >>> Tri-City
  • Feb 3-4, 5-9 pm >>> Woolley Center
  • Feb 6-7, 9-1 >>> Woolley Center

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

Need inspiration?

Read about UCC's success in GED completion rates.


3) Change Career

Make a Career Change

Looking for a career change? UCC offers 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 Jessica Richardson at 541-440-4677.

Need inspiration?

Read the Jessica Luttrell story, "Blazing a Trail from behind a Big Wheel".

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 about Justin Deedon, a UCC college grad that took the steps to owning his own business.


5) Develop New Skills

Develop New Skills

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 year!

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

Need inspiration?

Read Michael Fernandez's story, "The Journey From Recovery to Discovery". 


6) Get Cultured

Get Cultured

Experience Sports, Music, Theatre, Art, and Interactive Learning Opportunities all at UCC. Where else can you go to experience all these? There are not many places. UCC regularly hosts all types of live events that enrich and entertain the community.

In the new year, treat yourself and attend one or perhaps many events. Take a look at some upcoming events at UCC.

Explore the UCC Campus Calendar.

Need inspiration?

Read the article, "Transforming Lives through Music".


7) Get Fit

Get Fit

Getting fit is one of the top new years goals. UCC can help you to do it on a budget. For just $35 per term (11 weeks) you can get access to the UCC fitness center.

It's open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and features free weights, nautilus weight machines, a variety of aerobic machines, and a padded floor area to do stretches and other warm-up routines.

In addition, UCC offers a variety of credit and non-credit classes that will help you get the most of its fitness facilities. Take a look!

Explore UCC Fitness Classes for College Credit.
Questions? Call Jessica Richardson at 541-440-4677.

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


8) Drink More Wine

Drink More Wine

Treat yourself to more wine in the new year. Wine is a healthy beverage. It combines with a variety of foods and enhances the dining experience.

The Southern Oregon Wine Institute produces a variety of wines and serves them in its tasting room located on top of the hill on the UCC campus. Soak in wonderful views, sip on tasty wines, and enjoy light food pairings.

Tasting room hours are Saturdays, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Visit the Southern Oregon Wine Institute website.
Questions? Call Andy Swan at 541-440-4709.