Areas of Study
Umpqua Community College provides accessible and affordable quality college education, life-long learning opportunities, workforce training, and cultural programs for our communities.
In all the areas of study that are offered by the college, the goal is to be a center for excellence. UCC values a caring learning environment that promotes the scholarship, innovation and success of all student. The course offerings are always continuing to expand and change. Please explore the educational possibilities that are available at Umpqua Community College.
The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees are designed to meet the first two years of academic work at a college or university. The AAOT degree meets all of the lower division (freshman and sophomore) general education requirements at all of the Oregon University System (OUS) schools, and many other colleges and universities. Associate of Science (AS) degrees are specific to receiving institutions and meet the receiving institution requirements as described by articulation agreements. The Oregon Transfer Module (OTM) is a subset of the AAOT and is designed to partially meet the General Education assignment of the OUS schools, totaling a minimum of 45 credits.
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and one-year certificate programs prepare students for entry into the work force in specific areas. There are also short-term pathway certificates available in many CTE programs. Because of its emphasis on application, this educational offering is meant to help individuals to become qualified for employment.
UCC offers a variety of online programs that lead to university studies or a career in the workforce. Online classes fit your schedule, and save transportation costs.
Earn wages and benefits as an employee while attending related training classes. Completion of the apprenticeship program lays a solid foundation for earning a certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree.
Community & Workforce
These offerings range from personal and professional to hobby or recreational courses, but are not part of a degree program. Community & Workforce education provides the individuals with the opportunity to learn new skills for professional development, personal enjoyment and self enrichment.
Small Business Development
Building a successful business requires much learning along the way. These offerings include training in accounting, marketing, software, sales and other areas that will help small businesses to be successful.
Adult Basic Skills
Adult Basic Education, Adult High School Diploma, GED, English as a Second Language, U.S. Citizenship, Developmental Education classes and tutoring are available.
The Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program enables individuals to make the transition from public assistance to self-sufficiency. Students are referred by the Oregon Department of Human Services.
High School Connections
UCC offers a number of programs that can help high schoolers get a head start towards college. It is possible to graduate high school with a college certificate and even an associate degree!