RTEC/Expanded Options
Regional Technical and Early College

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Start Planning for Fall 2017 Term!

For HSC Advising contact:

Brenda Williams
Email:  williamsb@lanecc.edu
Phone: (541) 463-3443

Required once a year for new and continuing high school students

Non-sponsored Student Partnership form

Sponsored Student Partnership Form

Take a College Course while in High School

What is RTEC/Expanded Options?

RTEC/Expanded Options are career/technical and academic transfer courses not available at your high school. These courses give you a jump start on your college program. 

Who is eligible?

Any high school student who wants to take classes at Lane before they graduate. 

If you are a sponsored student, you typically need to be a junior or senior. 

What courses can you take?:

The courses you are interested in taking need to be approved by the High School Connections Advisor. 

View the complete list of Lane School of Professional and Technical Careers Programs

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The courses below are common courses taken by a high school student, but this list is not limited to the following. 

Academic Transfer Courses

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Health
  • Math
  • Psychology
  • Theatre 

Career Technical Courses

  • Automotive 
  • Computer Science
  • Culinary
  • Health Professions
  • Human Services
  • RTEC 101
  • Welding/Fabrication

What is RTEC 101?

RTEC 101 Gateways to College and Career is an entry class that teaches the skills necessary to be successful in college. You will explore the program options available for transitioning high school students. This class is at no cost to the student.

Student Testimonials:

2017 Participant - "After finishing this class, I finally feel like I'm ready to attend college without any fear or hesitation."

2017 Participant- " This class has taught me several things, but most importantly it inspired me..." 

2016 Participant - " This course has not only helped me reach my goals, but I have also found stability and confidence..."

RTEC 101 Flyer - VIew our RTEC 101 Flyer.

RTEC 101 Video - Introducing a college class for only high school students. This course will ensure students become an expert at navigating the LCC system, while learning about themselves and the many exciting programs and pathways.

Unable to view this video? View it on video.lanecc.edu

What are the costs?

Talk to your Transition Counselor or Principal to see if your high school has funding for these college courses.

What is expected of a high school student in a college class?

It is your responsibility to:

  • Talk to your High School Counselor/Transition Counselor and the High School Connections Advisor every term about approved courses.
    • The Transition Counselor will help determine which classes will meet high school graduation requirements
  • Register early in myLane for the approved courses
  • Check your designated Lane student Gmail account frequently 
  • Communicate regularly with instructors and the High School Connections Advisor
  • Keep track of your L# and password to use for myLane, Moodle, and Gmail 
  • Watch the Add/Drop and other deadlines on the Academic Calendar 
  • Monitor myLane account (balance, registration, annoucements)
  • Attend all classes regularly 
  • Give your best efforts. These courses will be on your permanent Lane transcript and are included in the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards (financial aid) calculations

Brenda williams pictureWho is the High School Connections Advisor and RTEC 101 Instructor?

Brenda Williams Ed.M
Academic Advisor/RTEC Faculty
Email: williamsb@lanecc.edu
Phone: (541) 463-3443
Appointment Request

How to apply for the RTEC/Expanded Options program?

Please read through and complete the Steps to Enroll for Non-Sponsored/Sponsored High School Students

What do the high school/school districts need to do if they will sponsor students?

  1. Make sure each sponsored student completes all the Steps to Enroll for Non-Sponsored/Sponsored High School Students
  2. Contact Brenda with names of students and major interests
  3. Sign and return the Sponsored High School Partnership referral form for each student to our office
  4. Set up a Sponsored Accounts for your students every term before the end of the first week of classes


Contact the High School Connections office at (541) 463-5521.