Career Academy on Campus at UCC

A partnership program of UCC and Douglas County School Districts

High school students can choose from six hands-on college credit programs to take at UCC on Fridays. You can learn a new skill, earn college credits, and get on track early to start a career – all before graduating high school. Transportation, lunch, books, tuition, and fees are free to students.

Program Benefits

  • Program taught by college faculty at UCC
  • Get in-demand training and skills for local jobs
  • Jumpstart a college degree
  • Learn by discussion, doing, and demonstrating
  • Learn with a peer-group from other local high schools

Starts Sept. 29: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Includes lunch and transportation

2023-2024 Offerings:


Take one or two automotive courses and get on track early to start a career after graduating from high school. The Automotive Technology Certificate program provides students with a wide range of knowledge and skills applicable to entry-level jobs as a certified automotive technician.

Emergency Medical Technician

Get a headstart on a career that directly benefits lives in our local community. Get hands-on practical experience and work towards a certificate that will lead to in-demand job opportunities.


Learn, discuss, and participate in performances this fall in the UCC Theatre department. Earn four credits per course which will transfer directly to several Oregon public universities. Express your creative side, build confidence, and communication skills.


Our forestry program provides you with an education in fundamental forestry knowledge, applied field-based skills, and professional and ethical behavior to be successful professionals assisting in the management of forested ecosystems that promote environmental, social, and economic values of forests.


At the intersection of mechanics, electronics, and computing, mechatronics specialists create simpler and smarter processes. Learn to incorporate robotics, control systems, and electro-mechanical systems to be a part of the growing automation and manufacturing industry.

Nursing Assistant

A combination of classroom, skills lab instruction, and hands-on clinical experience in this robust training course, will enable you to gain the knowledge and skills to care for clients in long-term care and acute care facilities that are under the direct care of a licensed nurse.

Already connected to your counselor? Here’s how to apply and enroll

  • Before applying, you must be approved by your high school counselor or staff member. They complete an online authorization form.
  • Complete the application (mark dual credit).
  • Access the student email account and set the password. This same password will be used to access Self-Service Banner (student account system).
  • Work with the Office of Early College to get the correct CRN.
  • Register with the CRN online through Self-Service Banner, with a “Registration and Schedule Change Form”, or utilizing the student email.