At Southwestern Oregon Community College we understand the need and desire to offer a full complement of short-term educational opportunities which will allow our students to enter the workforce in a short period of time. Once these certificates are completed the students can enter the employment field of their choice and may determine to further their education while working. We support these students from a scheduling perspective as well as offering a broad choice of career choice options.

Less Than One-Year Certificate of Completion

A Less than One-Year Certificate of Completion is a form of recognition awarded for meeting minimum occupational course, curriculum, or proficiency requirements; the credit range is 12 to 44 in an occupational area (e.g. Welding, Forestry, Graphic Art). LTOYs can be stand-alone certificates or include courses from one or more associate degree programs.

Career Pathways Certificate of Completion

Career Pathways Certificate of Completion is a form of certificate awarded by a community college for meeting specific technical skill proficiency requirements that meet an employment need. Career Pathways Certificates pertain to a grouping of 12 to 44 credits that are wholly contained in an approved Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree/option or an Independent Certificate of Completion (with a minimum size of 45 credits), have a defined job entry point, represent collegiate-level work, and meet Commission standards and criteria. 

Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion is a form of recognition awarded by a community college for meeting minimum occupational course, curriculum or proficiency requirements; the credit range is at least 45 credits to 89. Certificates in this category may be eligible for financial aid.

Less Than One-Year Certificates

Major Degree/Certificate
Personal Trainer/Aging Adult Specialty Less Than One Year Certificate of Completion
Personal Trainer/Group Exercise Leader Less Than One Year Certificate of Completion
Retail Management Less Than One Year Certificate of Completion

Career Pathways Certificate of Completion

Major Degree/Certificate
Accounting Clerk, Entry Level Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Basic Allied Health Care Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Childhood Education and Family Studies, Preschool Children, Education and Development I Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Database Programming Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Digital Image Foundations Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Digital Interactive Foundations Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Emergency Medical Services Technician I Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Emergency Medical Technician Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Fire Science Level I Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Fire Science Level II Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Fire Science Level III Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Fire Science Level IV Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Health Care Career Core Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Home Health Care Aide Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Hospitality and Tourism Management Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Infant Toddler Development Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Marketing Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Medical Aide Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Nursing Assistant, Advanced Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Nursing Assistant, Basic Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Parenting Educator & Early Childhood Home Visitor Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Pipe Fitting Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Programming Basics Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Supervision Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Support Technician Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Welding Assistant Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
Welding Technician Career Pathway Certificate of Completion

Certificates of Completion

Major Degree/Certificate
Accounting Clerk Certificate of Completion
Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate of Completion
Childhood Education and Family Studies, Preschool Children, Education and Development II Certificate of Completion
Clinical Laboratory Assistant Certificate of Completion
Computer Information Systems Certificate of Completion
Culinary Arts Certificate of Completion
Data Center Technician Certificate of Completion
Dental Assisting Certificate of Completion
Digital Design Certificate of Completion
Emergency Medical Services Technician II Certificate of Completion
Forest Technology Certificate of Completion
Medical Clerical Certificate of Completion
Pharmacy Technician Certificate of Completion
Programming Technician Certificate of Completion
Welding Certificate of Completion