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Types of Degrees & Certificates

Whether you’re interested in transfer programs, associate degrees, one/two year certificates, or non-credit training certificates, we’ve got you covered. Choose your own path to complete your educational and career goals!

Transfer Pathways

Lane is the smart place to start your educational journey. Save time and money by taking your pre-requisite courses here first, and say goodbye to 400 person lecture classes. If your goal is to transfer to a four-year institution, you’ll want to pursue one of our associate transfer degree options (like our AAOT degree) that suits your educational and career goals the most. Meet early with your academic advisor to discuss your goals and create an academic plan to stay on track. Learn about common transfer destinations.

Associate Degrees

In addition to transfer associate's degrees, we also offers associate degrees in a variety of career and technical programs, like Nursing, Welding, and Graphic Design. These degrees include Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, and Associate of General Studies options. After you’ve applied and determined what you’re interested in studying, you’ll work with your advisor to craft the right degree plan for you. Learn more about our degrees and our programs

Bachelor's Degrees

Starting in Fall 2024, we will offer our first Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree. BAS degrees are intended to prepare you for direct entry into the workforce, career advancement, occupational licensure, or further study at the master’s level. BAS degrees build upon the skills gained in two-year AAS degrees or comparable associate degrees. Learn more about BAS requirements.

Selective Programs

Some of our programs require a separate application or supplemental materials. This allows for small class sizes and individual attention from instructors. Our selective programs include: Graphic Design, Health Information Management, Culinary and Baking, Dental Assistant, Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedicine, Licensed Practical Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Registered Nurse, Aviation Professional Pilot, and Early Childhood Education.

Short-Term Trainings

If you’re interested in leveling-up your career but don’t have the time to spend on a full degree, our short-term training programs may be right for you! Explore our certificate programs, including Career Pathways Certificates, less than one-year, one-year, and two-year certificate options.


Apprentices start a highly skilled profession through two to four years of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction, all while being sponsored by individual employers. You could even earn your degree while completing your apprenticeship! Learn more about apprenticeship programs at Lane

Non-Credit Programs and Trainings

Interested in working as a Flagger, a Massage Therapist, a Phlebotomist, or a CNA? We also offer several short term non-credit career training programs. While these are courses offered through Lane, non-credit programs are not eligible for state or federal financial aid. Talk to our admissions office to learn more about our non-credit offerings and if they’re right for you.