Occupational Skills Training

Water Quality - Corey HeathOne-Year Certificate

The Occupational Skills Training (OST) one-year certificate program provides a combination of academic study and hands-on training. Students earn approximately half of their program credits through training at local business/agency sites.

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Because employers prefer workers with on-the-job experience, many students who complete occupational skills training are able to get jobs immediately after they complete the program. Although training sites are under no obligation to hire trainees, they often do. Many employers decide to hire their OST student after the experience because they have proven to be a valuable member of the team.

The UCC Career & Technical Education Division (CTE), advisor, and faculty coordinator will work with students to design a personalized program around their needs and interests. A suitable training site and curriculum will be determined jointly with the student and faculty coordinator at UCC.

The one-year certificate can be an educational pathway to other degrees. Credits earned in this program may be applied to AAS, AS, and AGS degree. The OST program by itself is not financial aid eligible but could be financial aid eligible if incorporated into a two-year degree. Occupational Skills Training is approved for disabled veterans, state vocational rehabilitation, and workers' compensation clients. See an advisor about financial aid eligibility.

Careers

Choose from among these careers and more:

Almost any occupation can be addressed provided the following conditions are met:

  1. There are jobs currently available in the selected field.
  2. There is an appropriate training site available in the community.
  3. The occupational goal is appropriate to the program length of one year.
  4. There is no overlap with existing UCC programs (training may overlap for students in special circumstances as approved by program personnel).

Catalog Info

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Why UCCAt UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:

• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes

 

Contact

For more information on OST certificates or to schedule a meeting with the faculty coordinator to develop a personalized educational plan, contact an Enrollment  Advisor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 541-440-7743.

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