Lane Community College

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  1. Campus Tour

    Take a virtual tour of Lane's main campus.

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    1. Welcome to Lane Community College!

      Lane Community College is a community college in Eugene, Oregon. Founded in 1964, Lane Community College is the third largest community college in Oregon with 6 campuses & teaching locations and an annual enrollment of 16,740. The college offers a wide variety of instructional programs including professional technical programs, college transfer programs, continuing education noncredit courses, programs in English as a Second Language and International ESL, GED programs, and customized training for local businesses. 

      We encourage you to take a virtual tour of Lane’s main campus to get a sense of what Lane is all about. Campus visits are a great way to see the campus, visit programs and ask questions to make sure Lane is the right choice for you.

      If you have any questions, or need assistance planning your visit, please contact the Office of Admissions.

    2. Longhouse

      The Longhouse (Building 31)


      Ever wanted to learn to speak Chinuk Wawa, attend a powwow, get involved in the Native American Student Association, or take ethnic studies classes? Then you’ll likely be spending time in Lane’s beautiful Native American longhouse.

       

      The building is totally unique on campus, being constructed from 16 Douglas fir logs that measured 12 feet long by 20 inches in diameter. The timber is from the Coquille Forest in Southwest Oregon and was donated and blessed by the Coquille Tribe before being turned at a mill in Molalla. The result is a breath-taking structure of 6200 square feet with a large meeting space (Hall of Honor), space for classrooms, full kitchen facilities and dressing areas off of the rest rooms for dancers to dress in regalia, and administration offices.

       

      If you wander outside, you’ll find a story telling and teaching circle surrounded by carved cedar totems which honor the armed forces of the United States. Whether or not an event is planned, the story telling circle is worth a visit—feel your worries easing as you sit in this peace-filled space.

       

    3. Building 30

      Health and Wellness Center (Building 30)

       

      Whether you are in one of the Health Professions programs or simply stopping by to get your morning caffeine and bagel, you’ll enjoy the space and unique design of this “green” building. The Health and Wellness building, as it is known around campus, is the hub of the college’s many health related programs: dental assisting, dental hygiene, emergency medical technician, health information management, medical assistant, nursing, paramedicine and physical therapist assistant. It houses specialized labs for the physical therapy assistant, nursing, and fitness specialist programs, each outfitted with sophisticated equipment for students to practice procedures and develop the skills necessary for the workplace. You’ll also find group study rooms, faculty offices, and classrooms.

       

      But even if you are not in one of the health professions, the building’s atrium has casual seating space to meet with friends and enjoy the food and beverages of the Health and Wellness Cafe. 

       

      And once you’ve finished your coffee and step out in the courtyard, you’ll find a stunning sculpture—be sure to stand in the center. Afterward, find a seat on one of the benches surrounded by elegant rain gardens. These plants have more purpose than just beauty—the gardens capture and treat 90% of the rainfall that falls on the roof of Building 30 and on the grounds surrounding the building. As the rain slowly infiltrate into the ground,  natural biological processes breakdown the pollutants and clean the water before it reaches waterways.


       

       

    4. Track, Soccer & Baseball Fields

      The Lane Track & Field is home to the OSAA State Cross Country Championship each fall. The field is IAAF Certified Olympic-Calibur Surface. In addition to being the location for all the track & field competitions, it is also the site for Lane recreational classes, community and high school sporting events. This is also where our soccer and baseball fields are located. In 2017, the women's soccer team clinched a playoff spot for the 11th year in a row and since 2013 twelve Titan baseball players have been drafted to the MLB. 

    5. Building 5

      Physical Education (Building 5)


      You signed up for a fencing or kickboxing class? You’re a student of one of the finest dance programs in the Pacific Northwest? You are in the Fitness Specialist or Public Health Education & Promotion Specialist programs, or maybe you just want to hit the weights to let off a little steam? You’ll find your place here in Building 5, the Physical Education building.

       

      The building houses basketball courts, dance studios, locker rooms, faculty offices, and the testing labs for Exercise and Movement Science students. This lab is outfitted with equipment designed for assessment of general health and wellness, as well as more specialized equipment for trained athletes. Even if you’re not an athlete, you can enjoy the fitness equipment in the state-of-the-art Fitness Education Center—an 8000 square foot space open Monday through Saturday for classes and individual use.

       

      Be sure to also check out the activities of Recreational Sports while in Building 5. Rec. Sports events provides a variety of opportunities for participation in individual and team activities. Lane students may participate in local athletic leagues at discounted rates, one-day and weekend events and trips, and activities for the whole family.

    6. Building 6

      Performing Arts (building 6)


      Lane’s music, dance, and theater programs can be found in Building 6, the Center for the Performing Arts. Students and audiences alike enjoy the excellent performance spaces. The Performance Hall, which seats 500, has a high-end lighting system, professional sound system, and a flexible stage—elements that support the education of both technical and performing students, and make for professional performances for the community. The Blue Door Theater is a more intimate space, and is Eugene's only theatre-in-the-round. Here is where experienced students create their own theatrical events, and audiences can enjoy student showcases and cabarets.

       

      But before a student can perform, they must perfect their craft. Thankfully, Building 6 also houses a music, dance, and theater arts resource center with reference materials, music theory tutorial software, and a large library of recordings and listening materials. The Center is also home to Lane's Music Technology & Sound Engineering program which offers students hands-on experience with the latest in music technology. The music technology classroom and lab has twenty stations where students learn about MIDI sequencing and audio production. The recording studio provides access to the latest in professional equipment and software.

       

    7. Building 9

      Automotive/ Diesel (Building 9)


      Love to tinker with car engines? Always wanted to work with highway trucks, construction equipment, boats, trains or agriculture equipment? Welcome to Building 9, the hub for the college’s diesel and automotive technology programs. Walking in, you’ll be surrounded by the sound and smell of engines, all being worked on by students using the latest equipment in the industry. Keep an eye out for the programs’ two Freightliner tractors, fork-lift, loader, excavator, and even an LTD bus, as well as an abundance of car engines in various stages of assembly.

       

      The building houses two classrooms as well as the massive lab space. Students in both programs spend the morning on academic work, aided by computers, before moving to the lab for hands-on experience with the many vehicles and engines found in Building 9. Rest assured, students here aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. 

       

    8. Building 11

      Art/ESL/GED (Building 11)


      Building 11 houses programs as diverse as the students who spend their days here. On the lower floor, you’ll find the Division of the Arts offices, art-student lockers, media arts and fine-arts faculty offices, and expansive gallery spaces. The main gallery and the “Sister” gallery both house exhibits from students, faculty, and visiting artists which are used for art instruction, as well as enjoyment for the public. Whether your medium is paint, charcoal, metal, or the computer printer, you’ll find yourself at home in the lower floor of Building 11.

       

      Heading upstairs, you may feel as though you’ve stepped onto the streets of a major metropolitan area, with a variety of languages swirling in the air. That’s because Building 11 is home to English as a Second Language and Lane’s International Programs. Students from China, Indonesia, Israel, Vietnam, Mexico, and a host of other countries may find their place in the second floor of Building 11 to inquire about Lane’s ESL program, hang out in the International Program offices, or meet an instructor during her office hours.

       

      Another important part of Building 11 is the Adult Basic and Secondary Education program. ABSE, as it is known on campus, helps you develop foundational academic skills that prepare you for taking the GED, improve your skills for the workplace, or prepare you for entering college-level courses.  Courses in ABSE are free, and can be a great option to bone-up on academic subjects, such as writing or math, before you even take your placement exams. This could save you time and money if you test directly into college coursework with no need for remedial, tuition-based classes. 

       

    9. Building 10

      RTEC/ Art (Building 10)


      Welcome to Building 10! If your visiting this building, it’s likely that you are either an art student, looking for recycling services, or a high school student at the Early College and Career Options high school, or high school student dual enrolled through the Regional Technical & Early College program: this multiple use building houses the Recycling Education Center, the High School Connections Office, and art classrooms and exhibition space.

       

      High School Connections is the college’s outreach office to the regions high school students interested in some form of dual enrollment programs, whether College Now, RTEC, or ECCO high school. If you are in high school and interested in taking courses to help jump-start your college education, wander over to building 10 and check out the High School Connections office on the second floor.

       

      One the first floor, not only are there classrooms and faculty and high school teacher offices, you’ll also find an amphitheater for lectures, lots of wall and floor space for art installations and shows, and lockers to store your art supplies if you’re a fine-arts student. Whether you’re in the arts program or not, you’ll enjoy the rotating presentations of student work, and the comfortable student study space upstairs. Come over and check it out.

       

    10. Building 8

      Welding and Fabrication (Building 8)


      Welcome to the largest welding and fabrication educational workspace on the west coast. The whole shop is laid out just like what you would find in a common fabrication and welding facility. It’s also stocked with all the current equipment used in the industry: rolling machines, benders, Piranhas and more. Don’t know what these machines do? You certainly will by the time you’ve finished study in the Fabrication and Welding Technology program. Students have a wide range of options in the program, from earning a full two-Year Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fabrication/Welding Technology, to earning a Career Pathway Certificate of Completion in shielded metal arc welding or wire drive welding. Regardless of the path you take, you’ll have a blend of academic work (computer assisted in Building 10’s classrooms) followed by hands-on lab experience where you will work with real tools and materials. Roll up your sleeves, it’s time to fire up the torch.

       

    11. Building 12

      Manufacturing/ Construction (Building 12)

       

      Both the Manufacturing Technology and the Construction Technology programs have their classrooms, labs, and even 2.5 full-time Advanced Technology advisors in Building 12. Walking into this space, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a working manufacturing company, or an active construction site. In the manufacturing area, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines are managed by students to control such tools as lathes, mills, routers and grinders, and are an essential part of manufacturing today. In the construction lab, you’ll find a mock-up of an entire house, complete with plumbing fixtures, so that students get hands on experience with all aspects of constructing a home.

    12. Center Building

      Center for Learning and Student Success


      Welcome to the heart of campus, the Center for Learning and Student Success. As the name implies, this building is a hub of student resources. On the second and third floors, you’ll find the library, Tutoring Services, an Academic Testing Center, and technology assistance. This commons is surrounded by a variety of individual and group study rooms, as well as classrooms and labs.  Go down to the first floor, and you’ll find the hub of social life on campus. Here you can enjoy delicious food from the wide range of options available in food services, or indulge in an elegant meal in the Renaissance Room, the Culinary and Hospitality program’s “lab-restaurant”. The Titan Store is also on the first floor, and where you’ll go to buy your books, school supplies, and Titan gear. To the west of the building is an open plaza, designed to allow students to move freely to other buildings, or to enjoy the sunshine from one of the many benches.

       

    13. Building 15

      Drafting (Building 15)


      The Advanced Technology division offices, as well as one if its excellent programs—drafting—is housed in Building 15. As an Advanced Technology student, you may find yourself in the classrooms of Building 15, or make your way there to visit faculty in her office.

       

      Are you a drafting student? You won’t just be using paper and pencils to sketch out your ideas, you’ll do much of your work in CAD, a.k.a. Computer Aided Design, and it’s in this building where you will find the state of the art CAD lab. Here you’ll learn the advanced hardware and software you will need in either a mechanical or architectural drafting career. 

       

    14. Building 16

      Math / Science (Building 16)


      As the name implies, Building 16 houses the Math department, as well as the varied science programs which could appease nearly any science-appetite. You’ll find Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, as well as the Watershed Science Technician program here in the science division. 

       

    15. Building 17

      Forum  (Building 17)


      Building 17 is the hub for the Media Arts program. The basement level houses a fully equipped film/video studio, a lighting studio, blackout rooms for photo work, an audio engineering studio and a computer classroom. The second floor is a hub of activity with the StudentCommons, faculty offices, the Indie Lab, an audio engineering studio and a specialized audio/video editing room. The 3rd floor expands in use to encompass a theatre, a forum for general college use and several cross-disciplinary faculty offices. 

       

       

       

       

    16. Building 18

      Drafting/ Graphic Design (Building 18)


      The graphic design program has classrooms and labs here in building 18 on the second floor. With Lane's Graphic Design program, of course you’ll learn graphic design fundamentals and print work, but you will also get to create projects in a multitude of fields, such as interactive media design, web design, motion graphics, and more.

       

      Downstairs in building 18, you’ll find the college’s Health Clinic. The clinic sees Lane staff and students for acute illness, minor injuries, and chronic conditions, and is equipped to provide immunizations and run labs. The physicians, nurse practitioners, and other staff at the clinic are also an excellent source of information about other health services in the community. 

       

    17. Learning Garden

      The Learning Garden harvests a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs, both annual and perennial (including cabbage, kale, basil, chives, onions, garlic, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, melons, marionberries, apples, plums, and much more). The food is harvested and distributed here on campus to Culinary Service and the Rainy Day Food Pantry.
       
      Students are always welcome to join weekly volunteer work parties, and there are many other ways to get involved including federal work study, co-op internships, service learning projects, non-credit continuing education.

    18. Building 24

      Family and Childcare Programs (Building 24-27)


      Are you a parent of children between ages 30 months and five years? Or are you an Early Childhood Education (ECE) program student? If so, you will spend time in the childcare program buildings on the west end of campus. Preschool classrooms are large, bright, and full of activity, as are the beautiful and fun outdoor play-areas. Observation rooms allow faculty to assess ECE students’ interaction with children, or parents to watch their children without disrupting their activities. An on-site kitchen provides healthy and delicious meals to the children in the Child and Family Center and Headstart.

       

      Also in these building, you’ll find the Family Connections of Lane and Douglas County, a childcare referral and support service. Trained consultants match parents' child care needs with possible providers, and they also help providers with resources and training to assist them in maintaining, improving, or developing their childcare programs.

       

       

    19. Building 19

      CML/Culinary/HRTM/CIT/Business (Building 19)


      Of all the buildings on campus, Building 19 might wear the most hats. It is home to the Lane Community College Foundation, the nonprofit organization that raises funds for a host of programs and scholarships at Lane. Next door to the Foundation, you’ll find Cooperative Education. Many programs at the college require cooperative education experience as part of the degree or certificate program, providing students the opportunity to work within their chosen field, while earning credits for the experience. Even students not required by their program to take co-op often do in order to expand their knowledge and skills and make excellent community connections.

      Also in the building, are the faculty offices for the Business Department (accounting, administrative office professional, business management, and business administration) and Computer Information Technology Division (computer network operations, computer programming and computer simulation/game development). 

       

      The Culinary Arts and Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management programs’ classrooms and demonstration-kitchen are in Building 19, as well as the Center for Meeting and Learning (CML). The Center offers a conference and event venues that serves the college and the community, and which also provides relevant, hands-on industry experience to culinary and hospitality students.

       

      Last, but certainly not least, is the Center for Accessible Resources and Veteran’s Services offices. Here, veterans and families of veterans can find a space to learn more about their educational military benefits, use computers, or simply spend time with other veterans.

       

    20. Building 1

      Student Services (Building 1)


      Whether you study sociology or Spanish, nursing or welding, you will find yourself in Building 1 at some point in your college career at Lane. Here, you’ll access many important student services, such as Enrollment Services, Financial Aid, Office of Admissions, TRiO, TRiO Stem, Counseling and Career Center, First Year Experience program, Academic Advising Referral Center, the "Connie" Mezquita Multicultural Center and Center for Gender Equity. Interested in student government or writing for the college’s newspaper, The Torch? Building 1 is where you’ll find the offices. This is also the building where you will take placement tests for math, reading, and writing, in the Testing Office.