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The goal of Lane Community College is to help students achieve their dreams and transform lives through learning. The faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students succeed. Lane partners with businesses in the community to help shape the current and future workforce.
Lane is a learning-centered community college that provides affordable, quality, lifelong educational opportunities that include:
- Professional technical and college transfer programs
- Employee skill upgrading, business development and career enhancement
- Foundational academic, language and life skills development
- Lifelong personal development and enrichment, cultural and community service
Lane Community College is a comprehensive community college. The college offers a wide variety of instructional programs including transfer credit programs, School of Professional and Technical Careers programs, continuing education noncredit courses, programs in English as a Second Language and International ESL, GED programs, and customized training for local businesses. Classes are offered at several locations, and online classes and telecourses are also available.
Lane offers a range of culinary and hospitality, health, automotive, industrial, and flight programs.
Lane is the third largest community college in Oregon with a total annual enrollment of over 36,000 students. About half the students taking classes for credit at Lane are enrolled full time, with the other half attending part time. Lane also offers non-credit courses focused on varied interests.
Lane Community College District
Lane serves a 4,600 square mile area from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, an area larger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined. Our campus locations include three in Eugene -- the main campus, a downtown campus, and an Aviation Academy -- and one in Cottage Grove and another in Florence: Locations.
Lane was founded in 1964 by a vote of local citizens, and the main campus opened in 1968. The college was a successor to the Eugene Technical-Vocational School that was founded in 1938. Lane has received many awards and accolades for its innovative programs and high quality instruction. The college is a member of the League for Innovation in the Community College.
One of the advantages of attending Lane is living in the area. Lane's main campus is in Eugene, a city known for its quality of life and for being the home of the University of Oregon. Eugene is home to more than 153,000 people and neighboring Springfield has more than 57,000 residents comprise the second largest population center in the state. Eugene and Springfield are nestled in the Willamette Valley between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains. Some peaks in the Cascade Range can be seen from main campus. The area's scenic mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, and coastline offer many opportunities for outdoor adventures or for just sitting back and enjoying the view. See what's new at www.eugenecascadescoast.org/ (link is external).
Diversity is more than simply mirroring the demographics of the local population. Applying a social justice framework isimportant for creating a diverse and inclusive learning college. Welcoming and respecting students and employees with diverse backgrounds, life experiences, approaches, skill-sets, and understandings will enhance Lane’s capacity to address the needs of our increasingly diverse community and workforce.
• Improve hiring and retention efforts from within communities of color for part-time and full-time positions
• Provide trainings to increase cultural competency among Lane staff
• Develop effective, ongoing, systematic processes and measurements that assess the needs and success of diverse populations at the college
• Promote a welcoming, inclusive campus climate that supports the success of Lane’s diverse students and staff by implementing best practices, community defined practices, and comprehensive strategies that focus on retention.
A Sustainable Learning and Working Environment
In recent years, a variety of issues related to climate change and energy use have focused a spotlight of interest and action on sustainability. Increasingly, it is becoming understood that the future health and well-being of people around the world will rely on increased understanding of sustainable practices and values such as conservation, better resource utilization, and social equity. Lane’s approach to sustainability literacy emphasizes its interdisciplinary nature, encompassing social, environmental, and economic orientations.
Lane will develop policies and procedures that support and encourage students and staff to learn about, understand, and experience the multidimensional significance of sustainability in our lives. Because of its status as a learning college, the college can support sustainability as an interdisciplinary curricular and co-curricular outcome, in which facets of sustainability are infused across the college academic and student affairs areas. All units at Lane promote and practice sustainability in their daily work, applying best practice principles of sustainable economics, resource conservation.
• Increase sustainability literacy among students and employees with the intent of promoting a socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable society
• Create systems that promote implementation of sustainable purchasing and business practices leading to better resource utilization, conservation, and social equity
• Use technology to increase energy conservation/carbon neutrality and to infuse sustainability throughout the curriculum in all disciplines
• Identify opportunities and support for faculty and staff to pursue professional development to promote the incorporation and understanding of sustainability in all phases of the curriculum and the work of the college, and to conduct that work using sustainable practices.
A Safe Learning and Working Environment
Safety on college and university campuses across the nation has been the subject of increasing attention and analysis in recent years. In particular, the randomness and severity of some violence has raised college consciousness of the need to put in place effective plans and systems to secure our community and property.
At Lane, safety has multiple dimensions: all members of our community have a right to learn and work in environments in which they are safe from discrimination or threats of harassment or physical harm. As an institution of higher learning, Lane is a place where people should feel free to engage in respectful, civil discourse, and where tolerance of alternative views is actively encouraged.
The college also commits to taking an active role in designing and maintaining healthful physical surroundings that are as free as possible from environmental toxins, pathogens and other contaminants
• Promote the prevention of physical harm to students and employees and deal effectively with safety risks if and when they occur
• Assure the proper handling of, and effective safeguards for, hazardous chemicals and environmental contaminants
• Provide and maintain safe and secure college buildings and infrastructure; prevent loss of property on campus and deal effectively with security challenges when property loss occurs
• Promote wellness among students and employees and deal effectively with health risks if and when they occur
• Promote safety through civil discourse; educate students and employees about the college’s standard of not tolerating threats, harassment, or discrimination; maintain a commitment to dealing effectively with such matters if and when they occur in the learning and working environments.
Transforming lives through learning
Lane is the community's college; we provide comprehensive, accessible, quality, learning‐centered educational opportunities that promote student success.
- Academic Transfer
- Career technical and Workforce Development
- Foundational Skills Development
- Lifelong Learning
- Working together to create a learning-centered environment
- Recognizing and respecting the unique needs and potential of each learner
- Fostering a culture of achievement in a caring community
- Welcoming, valuing and promoting diversity among staff, students and our community
- Cultivating a respectful, inclusive and accessible working and learning environment
- Working effectively in different cultural contexts to serve the educational and linguistic needs of a diverse community
- Developing capacity to understand issues of difference, power and privilege
- Supporting creativity, experimentation, and institutional transformation
- Responding to environmental, technological and demographic changes
- Anticipating and responding to internal and external challenges in a timely manner
- Acting courageously, deliberately and systematically in relation to change
Collaboration and Partnership
- Promoting meaningful participation in governance
- Encouraging and expanding partnerships with organizations and groups in our community
- Fostering an environment of respect, fairness, honesty, and openness
- Promoting responsible stewardship of resources and public trust
- Strategically growing learning opportunities
- Minimizing financial, geographical, environmental, social, linguistic and cultural barriers to learning
- Integrating practices that support and improve the health of systems that sustain life
- Providing an interdisciplinary learning environment that builds understanding of sustainable ecological, social, and economic systems, concern for environmental justice, and the competence to act on such knowledge
- Equipping and encouraging all students and staff to participate actively in building a socially diverse, just, and sustainable society, while cultivating connections to local, regional, and global communities