Jun 12, 2024  
Catalog 2024-2025 
    
Catalog 2024-2025

Workforce Training and Pre-College Programs



Workforce Development

Chemeketa Agriculture Hub

AgriBusiness Management NonCredit Program

503.399.5089 or 503.589.7759
go.chemeketa.edu/agriculture

The AgriBusiness Management program focuses on the basic principles of agricultural recordkeeping and financial management. These noncredit courses provide agricultural business education for owners, family members, and key personnel, including:

  • Use of recordkeeping software
  • Use of spreadsheet software
  • Setting goals
  • Staying informed about business and farming regulations
  • Understanding cost of production
  • Market fluctuations
  • Interpreting and learning agricultural policy
  • Succession planning and resolving family transition issues
  • Payroll and employee issues
  • Emerging and advancing technology

The major emphasis is on the development and maintenance of a complete set of records and the skills necessary to interpret the records and use the information to make sound agricultural business management decisions. The program is designed for a minimum commitment of three years, but because of ever-changing technology, policies, and practices and changes in key personnel, an agricultural business may choose to enroll for numerous years.

XAGR9800C, D, E Agribusiness Management 

These workshops will emphasizes setting agricultural business goals, developing a complete set of farm financial records, and analyzing those records for management decision-making.

XAGR9801 T Agribusiness Management Workshop

Workshops will discuss selected topics of current importance to the agricultural community.

These classes are ideally suited for agricultural businesses of all sizes including but not limited to:

  • Grass seed, seeds, and grains
  • Nursery and horticulture
  • Vineyard and wineries
  • Orchard crops
  • Livestock and dairies
  • Value added and community agriculture
  • Vegetable producers
  • Beekeepers
  • Youth Tractor Certification 

For more information, call 503.399.5089 or 503.589.7759.

Community Agriculture Classes

503.399.5139

Chemeketa offers noncredit classes to meet the continuing educational needs of the agriculture industry, with an emphasis on pesticide license examination preparation and recertification.

The program strives to be relevant and responsive to the agricultural community by adjusting course offerings regularly. Suggestions are welcome.

Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry (CCBI)

503.399.5181 / 503.399.5088
ccbi.chemeketa.edu

The Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry (CCBI) is located at 626 High St. NE, Salem. The facility provides an auditorium that seats 84, nine conference and meeting rooms that can seat up to 130 people, and a small Community Tech Hub. These rooms have wireless Internet and are available to rent for workshops, meetings, or special events.

Customized Training

Suite 210 ● 503.399.5181

The Customized Training program at CCBI trains and counsels over 9,000 employees and business owners each year. Find workforce solutions for your business and industry through customized consulting and training and non-credit professional development opportunities. Clients include industry sectors, businesses, organizations, and government agencies. Training is delivered at a convenient location, date, and time or virtually. Through statewide and regional networks, CCBI has access to a wide variety of trainers. Training is customized to meet the needs of individuals and employers.

Services include:

  • Employee Skill Development A wide array of employee and organizational development training is available including, customer service, business writing, presentation training, leadership, supervision, safety, continuous process improvement, and project management. Training is tailored to meet employer needs.
  • Noncredit Certifications We can customize a non-credit certification that would meet your industry needs. Call and begin the process for program design with one of our coordinators today.
  • Assessments We can help you with a needs assessment to determine your company or industry’s training needs and design a customized training plan.

Chemeketa Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Suite 210 ● 503.399.5088
oregonsbdc.org/centers/chemeketa-sbdc/

Located at CCBI, the Chemeketa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides services for every stage of your business, whether you are planning a new business, launching, expanding, renewing, or moving on, the SBDC provides education and advising services to all entrepreneurs. Areas of assistance include, but are not limited to, pre-venture feasibility, business plan development, strategic planning, financial analysis, personnel and organization issues, financing, and marketing. Advising is confidential and provided at no cost by a team of skilled professionals or business experts.

The SBDC also offers special programs:

The Small Business Management (SBM) program combines classroom learning, networking and oneonone coaching from a professional business adviser with the goal of supporting you and your business’s success. Over a ten-month period, you will learn from both industry professionals and your successful small business peers through monthly classes on business management topics. You will learn how to take material from the classroom and apply it directly to your business and meet regularly with your business adviser to help you identify and prioritize outcomes and develop a plan to achieve them. For more information visit sbm.chemeketa.edu.

  • The Mastermind Group provides peer-topeer advisory members the opportunity to confidentially discuss strategic issues, challenges, and opportunities your business faces with trained facilitators. This group meets once a month for three hours with a dynamic team of established, noncompeting business owners acting as an external board of directors for each other.
  • The Entrepreneurship (ENT) online courses offer an opportunity for business owners in all stages of business to earn college credit while taking courses that use their own business idea or existing business as their case study. Courses include evaluation of business skills and ability to successfully operate an entrepreneurial venture, develop a business plan, and manage finances. For more information, visit online.chemeketa.edu/.

For more information, visit sbdc.chemeketa.edu or call the SBDC at 503.399.5088.

Work Based Learning

Cooperative Work Experience/Internship

socialscience@chemeketa.edu

As a student, you may be qualified to participate in an internship in your career field through the Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) program. This program allows you to combine your classroom studies with work-related experiences. CWE is offered every term, through every academic program and to any Chemeketa student with 12 college credits completed with a 2.0 or higher GPA

In this program, a CWE faculty or program faculty member assists you in finding a qualified training site. Your current job may qualify if it relates to your studies and if you are developing new skills.

It helps you expand your knowledge and experience in your selected program while you earn college credit. You gain valuable references for future employment, and you can make the transition from school to career a smooth process.

See your program advisor to determine if CWE is a requirement for degree completion.

Job readiness classes are offered to all students. These classes include Résumé and Job Search Correspondence, Interviewing for Success, and Career Jump Start. These classes are listed under “Job Search” in the Schedule of Classes.

Occupational Skills Training

go.chemeketa.edu/occupationskill

The Occupational Skills Training (OST) program offers students with a career goal in mind the opportunity to earn college credit for worksite-based training with approved community training sites throughout the state. When you enroll in this short-term program (up to 44 credits), you will receive hands-on training at a worksite based on a curriculum personalized for your chosen occupation and your individual abilities, skills, and interests. A suitable training site and curriculum will be determined jointly with you, your sponsoring agency (if applicable), and a Skills Training Coordinator at Chemeketa. The program is offered on an open entry/ open exit basis. Program terms are standard length but you may start the program any time during the year.

A variety of occupational areas may be appropriate for the Occupational Skills Training program. Related classroom instruction may be included in the program if deemed part of the approved training plan.

Program Outcomes

Students completing the certificate should be able to:

  • Demonstrate specific work habits required for employment.
  • Perform job skills based on industry standards of the chosen occupation.

Tuition costs are based on the number of training hours spent at the work site. In addition to tuition, estimated costs for students participating in this program are $30 per term student fee and a $300 one-time application fee. Books and supplies average $250 per term if related courses are taken.

You may earn a certificate of completion by successfully completing a minimum of 18 credits of ST100A-Q Occupational Skills Training and related prescribed courses (based upon the approved length of your training plan) with a grade of C or better. Up to 12 credits may be applied toward the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, and some credits may be applied toward other certificates or an associate of applied science degree as determined by each career and technical education program area.

Non-credit options, such as On-the-Job Evaluation, are designed to provide a way to clarify vocational goals and assess capabilities and potential for a designated job or training area. This is a non-graded process that is monitored according to a personalized outcome assessment and provides workers’ compensation at the training site.

Getting Started

For an appointment with an OST employment representative or to receive a schedule of OST orientations, contact a staff member on the Salem Campus at 503.399.7398 or email ost@chemeketa.edu.

Pre-College Programs

Academic Development Programs

The College offers several programs to help adults improve reading, writing, and math skills to prepare for work or college.

Basic Skills Development (BSD)

503.399.5224 ● Bldg. 22, Rm. 100

BSD classes are for English-speaking adults who need to build their skills in preparation for taking college classes, including those who already possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate.

Classes are offered Monday through Thursday in the morning and evening in reading, writing, and math. Students enrolled in these classes will also have access to the program’s computer lab and instructional specialists outside of class hours. After successful completion of the BSD program, you should be ready to transition into the College.

The enrollment process:

  • Take the college ACCUPLACER exam and receive a referral to our program
  • Attend an informational orientation with one of our advisors

Costs:

  • $95 tuition (due at time of registration) • $40 annual parking pass

Financial Assistance

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, who are not receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), can participate in Chemeketa’s SNAP Training & Employment Program (STEP) to receive personal support and coaching to help them meet their educational and career goals.

  • Chemeketa Salem, 503.399.6509 or 503.399.5119
  • Chemeketa Yamhill Valley, 503.584.7543
  • Chemeketa Woodburn, 503.316.3255
  • Chemeketa Polk, 503.316.3242

Contact:

  • Chemeketa Salem, 503.399.5224
  • Chemeketa Polk, 503.399.5206
  • Chemeketa Woodburn, 503.399.5213
  • Chemeketa Yamhill Valley, 503.399.5219

English Language Learning

Chemeketa Language and Culture Institute

503.365.4686, Fax: 503.365.4768
internationaladmissions@chemeketa.edu

The Language and Culture Institute is a part of the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program designed to provide English instruction to meet the needs of international students planning to enter American colleges and universities. It also serves students who want to experience American culture and improve their English for personal or professional reasons.

The College offers instruction at several English levels, from beginning to advanced. The intermediate and advanced English levels may be taken for college credit. The Institute also customizes short programs for small groups.

English Now (EN)

503.399.5224

The English Now (EN) program offers limited Englishspeaking students the opportunity to learn English in noncredit, Continuing Education classes. EN classes are for adults wanting to learn some practical English communication skills, focused on speaking and listening and supplemented with reading and writing instruction. EN courses are designed to help students become more confident with the language, more comfortable in social situations, and more connected to their community. You can transfer to English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) or (ENL) classes upon completion of EN courses.

Si inglés no es su lengua nativa y desea mejorar su habilidad de conversar sobre temas básicos, Chemeketa le ofrece cursos sin crédito por las mañanas y por las noches de Inglés Ahora. Hay un pago trimestral para tomar clases de Inglés Ahora. Estudiantes que desean tomar cursos de Inglés Ahora deberán ponerse en contacto con la oficina de Inglés Ahora.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

503.399.5224 ● Bldg. 22, Rm. 100

The enrollment process:

  • Attend an informational orientation
  • Take a Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) placement test

Costs:

  • $25 testing fee (due at time of testing)
  • $105 tuition (due at time of registration)
  • Students may need to buy textbooks for some classes

Financial Assistance

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, who are not receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), can participate in Chemeketa’s SNAP Training & Employment Program (STEP) to receive personal support and coaching to help them meet their educational and career goals.

  • Chemeketa Salem, 503.399.6509 or 503.399.5119
  • Chemeketa Yamhill Valley, 503.584.7543
  • Chemeketa Woodburn, 503.316.3255
  • Chemeketa Polk, 503.316.3242

Contact:

  • Chemeketa Salem, 503.399.5224
  • Chemeketa Polk, 503.399.5206
  • Chemeketa Woodburn, 503.399.5213
  • Chemeketa Yamhill Valley, 503.399.5219

Inglés para hablantes de otras lenguas (ESOL)

503.399.5224 ● Edificio 22, Oficina 100

El proceso de inscripción incluye

  • Asistir a una orientación informativa.
  • Tomar una prueba de colocación CASAS

Costos:

  • Cargo de evaluación $25 (tiene que pagarse al momento del exámen)
  • Cargo de inscripción $105 (al momento de la inscripción)

Asistencia Financiera

Asistencia financiera está disponible para aquellos que reciben los beneficios de SNAP pero no TANF. Por favor llame al número apropiado para conocer los requisitos de elegibilidad y obtener más información.

  • Salem, Angelica 503.399.6509 or Ana 503.399.5119
  • Yamhill Valley, 503.584.7543
  • Woodburn, Irma 503.316.3255
  • Polk Center (Dallas), Nancy 503.316.3242

Contacto:

  • Salem, 503.399.5224
  • Polk (Dallas), 503.399.5206
  • Woodburn, 503.399.5213
  • Yamhill Valley, 503.399.5219

General Educational Development (GED)

503.399.5224, Bldg. 22, Rm. 100

The GED program is for English-speaking adults with basic comprehension and literacy skills who want to take classes to prepare for the GED exam. Classes are offered in the morning and evening for all four GED subjects, language arts, math, science, and social studies, taught by experienced instructors.

Students preparing for the GED exam will also acquire learning strategies to help them succeed in a college setting. Classes are available Monday through Thursday for 11 weeks each term. Students enrolled in the program will have access to the computer lab and instructional specialists outside of their scheduled class time. Students who complete the program are eligible for scholarships when transitioning into the College.

The enrollment process includes:

  • Attend an informational orientation
  • Take a Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) placement test

Costs:

  • $25 testing fee (due at time of testing)
  • $105 tuition (due at time of registration)
  • $40 annual parking pass

Financial Assistance

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, who are not receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), can participate in Chemeketa’s SNAP Training & Employment Program (STEP) to receive personal support and coaching to help them meet their educational and career goals.

  • Chemeketa Salem, 503.399.6509 or 503.399.5119
  • Chemeketa Yamhill Valley, 503.584.7543
  • Chemeketa Woodburn, 503.316.3255
  • Chemeketa Polk, 503.316.3242

Contact:

  • Chemeketa Salem, 503.399.5224
  • Chemeketa Polk, 503.399.5206
  • Chemeketa Woodburn, 503.399.5213
  • Chemeketa Yamhill Valley, 503.399.5219

GED en Español (Desarrollo de Educación General en Español)

503.399.5224 ● Edificio 22, Oficina 100

Puedes obtener un certificado de equivalencia de escuela secundaria pasando pruebas de Desarrollo Educativo General (GED) en español. Hay cuatro pruebas que cubren las siguientes materias: Artes Del Lenguaje (escritura y lectura), Estudios Sociales, Ciencias y Matemáticas. El programa de GED en Español ofrece clases por las tardes para repasar habilidades básicas en lectura, escritura y matemáticas, y para prepararte para pasar las cuatro Pruebas de GED. Los estudiantes que completen el programa son elegibles para becas cuando estén haciendo la transición a la universidad.

El programa de GED en español para adultos te ofrece

  • Clases vespertinas
  • Las clases cubren las cuatro materias para la prueba de GED
  • Tutoría uno-a-uno
  • Acceso 24/7 a herramientas de aprendizaje en línea
  • Asesoramiento individualizado
  • Pruebas gratuitas de práctica oficial

Costo:

  • $25 por los exámenes de evaluación (se paga al momento de presentar examen).
  • $105 por trimestre (se paga al momento de Registración).
  • Estacionamiento $40 al Año

Asistencia Financiera

Asistencia financiera está disponible para aquellos que reciben los beneficios de SNAP pero no TANF. Por favor llame al número apropiado para conocer los requisitos de elegibilidad y obtener más información.

  • Chemeketa Salem, 503.399.6509 or 503.399.5119
  • Chemeketa Yamhill Valley, 503.584.7543
  • Chemeketa Woodburn, 503.316.3255
  • Chemeketa Polk, 503.316.3242

llame al número apropiado para más información

  • Chemeketa Salem, 503.399.5224
  • Chemeketa Polk, 503.399.5206
  • Chemeketa Woodburn, 503.399.5213
  • Chemeketa Yamhill Valley, 503.399.5219

High School Equivalency Program (HEP)

503.589.7725 ● Bldg. 22, Rm. 100

The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) helps migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their immediate family members, who are 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in school, to obtain a General Educational Development (GED ) certificate and later gain employment or begin post-secondary education or training.

Eligibility

  • You are eligible for HEP if you meet one of the following criteria:
  • You or your immediate family members have engaged in migrant or seasonal farm work for at least 75 days in the last 24 months.
  • You have participated or have been eligible to participate in the Workforce Investment Act 167 (WIA 167) program.
  • You were eligible to participate in the Title C Migrant Education program within the last 24 months.

AND

  • You are at least 16 years of age or over.
  • You are not currently enrolled in an elementary or secondary school.
  • You have not earned a secondary school diploma or its equivalent.

HEP will provide you with the academic skills necessary to pass the GED exams (Reasoning Through Language Arts, Mathematical Reasoning, Social Studies, and Science) and other services, including:

  • Academic advising
  • Academic excursions
  • Books and materials
  • Classes in English and Spanish
  • Meals
  • Stipend
  • Tutoring services
  • You may also be eligible for the following assistance:
  • Child care
  • Transportation
  • Vision and dental

Migrant Education Programs

Chemeketa currently operates a program to help migrant and seasonal farm workers and their children attend classes. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education:

High School Equivalency Program (HEP)

The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) is a federally funded program that supports 70 migrant and seasonal farmworkers and/or immediate family members to obtain a high school equivalency diploma (GED) each year. Program elements include instruction in Spanish and English, academic advising, tutoring, cultural enrichment activities, and academic excursions. Benefits to students include an extended evening class schedule, classrooms and computer labs with adequate supplies, instructional and testing materials, subsidized medical care, transportation stipends, and childcare scholarships. For more information, call 503.589.7725.

College-Level Skill Preparation

Reading and Study Skills Program

503.399.5162

The Reading and Study Skills program offers college credit individualized, lecture, hybrid, and online classes for developmental and transfer students who need to improve their skills in academic reading and effective learning. A reading and study skills faculty member is available to consult with you and your instructors on course-specific learning strategies, including reading, studying, note taking, time management, test taking and more.

For more information on these credit classes and services, contact the Tutoring and Study Skills Center, on the Salem Campus, Bldg. 2, Rm. 212. Classes in reading and study skills are also offered at the Polk, Yamhill Valley, and Woodburn locations.

Office of High School Partnerships

503.399.5293

Chemeketa has several programs offered at various locations to help you earn the high school credits needed for a high school diploma or its equivalent. Students must be 16-20 years old to participate. Certain 15 year olds may be accepted after completing specific requirements, including placement assessments. For additional information on how to apply, please contact the Office of High School Partnerships at 503.399.5293 or visit our website at go.chemeketa.edu/highschool.

College transitions programs for high school students in partnership with various school districts, Chemeketa has developed early college opportunities for high school students. In these programs, you work with your school district counselor to get approval to take college courses at one of Chemeketa’s many locations. College credit applies for both college and high school requirements. A charter school entry option is also available at all Chemeketa locations. For information or enrollment, contact 503.399.5293.

Roberts at Chemeketa (R@C) is designed for students who want a smaller school setting, need flexible scheduling options or need a more personalized educational approach with individualized learning opportunities. Roberts at Chemeketa’s closed campus and high expectations contribute to providing you with safe surroundings where you are free to focus on your courses and goals. The greatest advantage of attending R@C is the fresh start you are offered both socially and academically.

The Roberts at Chemeketa program runs on an accelerated schedule. Programming runs on 3-week accelerated courses, fully online courses, hands-on and project-based courses, college courses, and GED courses to meet the needs and learning styles of all students. When you attend and complete the Roberts at Chemeketa program, you will receive your high school diploma.

Winema GED/High School Options Program is designed for students looking for an alternative path towards academic success. This program incorporates the high standards of a college environment while providing you a safe and supportive community. You will work closely with faculty and staff to build your skills in preparation for the GED exam and future possibilities. When you enroll in our GED/High School Options program you will attend classes regularly during one of our two class options.

Concurrent Credit Opportunities

College Credit Now You can earn college credit through College Credit Now at your local high school. This program gives you the opportunity to take college level classes in the comfort of your current high school.  For more information contact your local school district or call 503.399.5239.

Expanded Options (EOP)-SB300 The Expanded Options program allows students to be concurrently enrolled in both their current high school and taking courses at the Chemeketa Campus. Your current school district determines your eligibility and guidelines. Please contact your school district for eligibility requirements

Salem/Keizer Early College High School is a concurrent enrollment program providing students with high school and college credit opportunities. Students interested in this program must be currently enrolled and complete the admission requirements determined by Salem/Keizer school district. For more information call 503.399.4800.

Summit Learning Charter allows you to earn high school and college credit simultaneously while attending college courses. This concurrent enrollment program provides you with the unique opportunity to work toward a high school diploma and a college certificate or degree at the same time. The college program is open to students from all school districts and home schools. For more information and eligibility requirements call 503.630.5001.

Other opportunities through your local high school Chemeketa contracts with many surrounding school districts to provide high school students with college credit options. Please contact your high school to determine eligibility and admission requirements.

Woodburn Center Programs

Woodburn Winema GED/High School Options Program is designed for students looking for an alternative path towards academic success. This program incorporates the high standards of a college environment while providing you a safe and supportive community. You will work closely with faculty and staff to build your skills in preparation for the GED exam and future possibilities. When you enroll in our GED/ High School Options program you will attend classes regularly during the day.

Woodburn Transition to Early College (TEC) The TEC program is an opportunity for students from Woodburn School District that have completed the majority of their high school credits, prior to the end of the school year, to begin taking college courses. It is designed to support a seamless transition from high school to college level programs.

Woodburn Summit Community High School College Program: This program is designed for Woodburn students who are working on their high school graduation requirements and are interested in improving skill levels in math, writing, reading, and technology. It is a supported environment designed to improve success within the college experience.