High School Completion
Klamath Center for Education and Training (KCET) provides educational opportunities for people 16 years of age and older who are not currently enrolled in a secondary school and who may not hold a high school diploma. KCET provides educational programs of Adult Basic Education (ABE), General Equivalency Diplomas (GED), and English as a Second Language (ESL).
KCET provides a variety of resources to support students:
- K-CET offers guidance through your progression of continued education and/or workforce training.
- K-CET supports access to scholarships or tuition support.
- K-CET offers a dedicated online instructor to guide you through online coursework.
- K-CET assists students to create a plan for success, including resume building and exposure to career pathways.
- K-CET offers a safe place to learn in a respectful adult environment.
- In addition, K-CET offers the opportunity to learn at your own pace within your life’s schedule.
For more information, contact KCET at 541-880-2366.
High School Dual Credit
Klamath Community College, in partnership with local high schools, offers a state-approved, dual-credit program. Students can earn college credit for competencies mastered in approved high school courses and receive both high school and college credits simultaneously.
Dual credit staff work closely with high school administrators and teachers to identify lower-division academic and entry-level professional technical courses that match programs offered at KCC. Courses are articulated, and students take college-level courses taught by approved teachers in their high school. Not all articulated courses are available at every school. Courses are recorded on a KCC transcript in the same manner as regularly enrolled college students and may be used toward a degree or certificate program at KCC or may be transferred to other colleges.
Classes are usually limited to seniors and juniors. However, qualified younger students may enroll earlier if approved. KCC coordinates programs with many local high schools. A list of current dual credit classes can be accessed at each high school by calling KCC’s K-12 support coordinator at 541-880-2337 or by emailing KCCDualCredit@klamathcc.edu.
The following criteria must be met:
- Courses for which students seek enrollment are articulated and taught by an approved teacher. Students are encouraged to contact their local high school to check on course and instructor availability.
- Students meet the admissions requirements (prerequisite skills/aptitudes) for the courses and have the high school teacher’s approval to take the course.
- Students submit a completed KCC dual credit registration form to their instructor by established deadlines.
- Students complete the course requirements and meet the stated outcomes as detailed in the KCC course syllabus.
Dual credit allows students to:
- Earn college credits at no cost while still in high school if the student resides in the state of Oregon. Out-of-state high school registration costs are currently $25.00 per credit unless a student is participating in a free or reduced lunch program.
- Get a head start on college coursework.
- Reduce the amount of time spent on earning a career technical certificate or college degree.
- Showcase educational achievement.
Admission and registration process:
- Complete the application/registration form in the high school class.
- Contact high school counselor or class instructor.
Small Business Development Center
The KCC Small Business Development Center offers no-cost one-to-one advising and low-cost training to help business owners build a business that works for them. The SBDC delivers service to anyone in Klamath or Lake County who owns or operates a for-profit business or is planning to start one.
For more information, contact KCC’s Small Business Development Center at 541-880-2278.
Klamath IDEA is committed to creating a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem to increase opportunities for wealth and prosperity in South Central Oregon. Klamath IDEA is a community initiative made up of organizations, events, and individuals cooperating for a common purpose: entrepreneur-based economic development. The initiative is led by KCC’s SBDC and hosted by the KCC Foundation.
For more information, contact KCC’s Small Business Development Center at 541-880-2278.
Currently, KCC is not authorized by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to issue I-20 documentation. International students interested in attending KCC must meet with the Registrar. Call 541-882-3521 for an appointment.
To be admitted to KCC credit programs, a student must meet at least one of the following entrance requirements:
- Graduation from a regionally accredited secondary high school having met all requirements for a full high school diploma. Modified diplomas are not accepted.
- A GED, certificate of equivalency, or an adult high school diploma.
- A non-high school graduate 18 years old or older who has achieved acceptable scores on the placement test.
- An individual 16 or 17 years old who is not required to attend high school and who furnishes a written release from compulsory school attendance. This special student status (ORS 339.030) requires an interview with Student Services.
- A high school student who has met special student admissions requirements: a completed high school referral form, acceptable scores on placement testing, and an admissions interview with a student success representative.
Note: some programs may have additional admissions requirements. See specific programs for details.
New students must complete an admissions form and sign up for new student orientation with a student success representative in Founders Hall.
- Complete the admissions application.
- Provide official transcripts from all previous post-secondary education.
KCC has adopted a practice of using multiple measures to effectively place students. To start, students must set up a meeting with a student success representative to review their academic history, degree goals, Smarter Balance core (if applicable), transcripts from high school and/or college and math and writing competency. Students will be advised on their next steps regarding their math and writing placement. Next steps may include taking the placement test at the Testing Center or immediately enrolling in appropriate courses.
Disability-related accommodations for placement tests are available on a case-by-case basis by contacting the disability coordinator at 541-882-3521.
Ability to Benefit
To be admitted to KCC, a prospective student must demonstrate an ability to benefit from the instruction. The ability to benefit from instruction is defined as the ability to achieve the skill level or knowledge to apply the subject matter in an academic or practical situation. The College reserves the right to independently ascertain if a person can benefit from instruction. If the College determines the person cannot benefit from the instruction and the person has enrolled at the College, the College will administratively drop the student and refund the student’s tuition and fees.
Registration for Classes
See a student success representative to register for classes and to receive a class schedule, a student ID, MyKCC information, and other academic resources. After registering:
- Attend new student orientation.
- Pay tuition and fees by the first day of the term.
- Complete financial aid file or provide documentation to the Business Office of third-party payment.
- For non-federal financial aid and third-party payees, pay tuition and fees by the first day of the term.
New Student Orientation
New student orientation (NSO) is an introduction to KCC and is scheduled prior to each term. NSO is a mandatory half-day session, which includes an overview of college resources, expectations for students, tips for success, financial aid information, and registering for classes. It provides new students with an opportunity to connect with college staff and academic advisors as well as other students on campus. All credit students planning to enroll into a degree, certificate, or diploma program and who are new to KCC are required to attend an NSO session prior to the start of their first term.
College Survival and Success Course
The College Survival and Success (CGS 100) course assists all new college students in acquiring essential skills needed for academic success. After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Use the concepts of accepting personal responsibility and interdependent behaviors to achieve academic and personal goals.
- Apply effective motivational strategies and goal setting tools to academic and personal life.
- Use communication skills responsibly in order to navigate college systems.
- Use strategies regarding time, money, and self-management.
- Use college resources and policies to determine and implement academic decisions.
Mandatory academic advising is required for all students seeking a certificate or degree. It is critical that students meet with an advisor to assist in their course planning. Advisors can also answer questions regarding occupations in fields related to their program of study. KCC encourages students to seek volunteer or paid employment experiences in their field of interest to clarify career decisions. KCC provides access to occupational and career information, using both paper and electronic resources.
Students planning to transfer to another college should begin planning early to identify appropriate transfer courses. Resources to assist with academic planning and decision making include college catalogs from other colleges, online resources at the transfer college, and transfer advisors at that college or university.
Returning students may access student records and receive other services on the KCC website. These services include online registration, degree audit, degree plan, and financial aid award/disbursal information. All students are required to meet with an academic advisor or a student success representative regarding academic planning.
Occupational Preparatory Instruction
The changing and increasing technical nature of work in business and industry calls for a greater diversity of high-level skills. KCC offers a number of certificates and degree programs for direct entry into occupations requiring skills above the high school level. It is recommended that students have some basic academic skills before entering into occupational preparatory instruction. For more information contact KCC’s Student Services or the lead faculty member in the program of interest.
To ensure a smooth transition, students planning to transfer to another community college or four-year college/university are encouraged to contact the college/university to which they plan to transfer. Depending on the student’s program, the student transferring to a four-year college or university may be able to transfer an entire degree.
Whether transferring to a community college or four-year university, the student may transfer at any point while enrolled at KCC. Some career and technical programs offered by KCC include courses which may be transferred. Consult a student success representative or an academic advisor for more specific information.
Transferring to KCC
Students transferring to KCC from another college or university may request the placement test be waived upon evaluation of prior post-secondary transcripts if the student has completed both college-level writing and mathematics course series.
Transfer Credit Acceptance/Application
Students interested in transferring credits to KCC from another institution must be aware of the following policies:
- Credits are accepted only from regionally accredited colleges and universities.
- An official transcript listing the credits must be received by the Registrar’s office at KCC. Once the transcript is received, it will not be released to a non-contracted third party (including other institutions). For the purpose of proper advisement, transcripts should be sent to KCC prior to enrollment.
- Credit for prior learning is assessed on a case-by-case and department-by-department basis.
- Transfer credit or credit for prior learning does not count for residency purposes.
- A grade of “D” or higher is accepted in transfer work. However, the transfer work may not be applied towards graduation if the program or degree at KCC specifically requires a “C” or better.
- Credits older than 10 years are not accepted for application toward degree requirements.
- Credit for military training is granted on the basis of recommendations by the American Council on Education (ACE) as contained in the “Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services.” KCC accepts credits from the military DANTES and USAFI programs, as recommended by ACE. Military credits are those listed on a military transcript sent to KCC.
- Only the official transcript and course evaluations performed by the KCC Registrar’s office are final. Any preliminary reviews by campus personnel are unofficial and not binding, and subject to change.
- Students who have received a bachelor’s degree are typically considered to have completed the general education requirements for an associate’s degree.
- Only credits which carry transfer credit to other state colleges and universities in Oregon will be accepted for the AA-OT degree.
- Transfer credits based on a different unit of credit than the one prescribed by KCC are subject to conversion before being transferred.
- Transfer credit must be deemed appropriately applicable for a student’s educational goals as well as the institution’s programs.