Founded in 1966 with the objective of supporting the citizens of Linn and Benton counties; Linn-Benton Community College or LBCC, is a two year junior college, located in Linn County, Oregon. The institution strives to be the leader in providing high quality education which responds to and meets the requirements of a diverse population of students, adding value to their lives and the community.
Linn-Benton Community College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Northwest Association of Colleges and Universities. The institution also holds other discipline-based accreditations from agencies such as the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Programs. The institute is affiliated with the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC).
Linn-Benton Community College offers more than 60 degrees and certificates in diverse areas of study such as accounting, agriculture, economics, mathematics, nursing, and retail management. Apart from the general education courses, LBCC also offers several other academic opportunities such as professional technical training, lower-division college transfer courses, lifelong learning opportunities, adult basic education programs, and continuing education classes.
Linn-Benton College is composed of the following academic divisions and departments: Science, Engineering & Technology; Liberal Arts, Social Systems and Human Performance; Academic Development, Communication Arts & Mathematics; and Business, Healthcare & Workforce.
Linn-Benton also offers an array of online courses and programs to help students attain further education without having to attend a traditional college. Students can opt for the Ed2Go Online Courses, Gatlin Online Courses, or MySpanishTeacher Online Courses. Some of the online professional courses are Creating Web Pages, Accounting Fundamentals, Intro to Excel Microsoft 2007, Discover Digital Photography, Computer Skills for the Workplace, Grammar Refresher, Learn to Buy and Sell on Ebay, Project Management and so on.
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Students seeking admission to Linn-Benton must send the completed application form along with official transcripts and ACT/ SAT score. Students must provide proof of high school graduation or GED completion. Getting a transfer to the institute is easy. Students seeking a transfer must send their completed application form along with official transcripts from all previously attended institutes. LBCC also welcomes international students to apply for admission. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must send their TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score.
LBCC identifies the need of the students and provides financial assistance to those who find it difficult to pay for college. Linn-Benton offers financial aid through different mediums such as grants, scholarships, loans and federal work study programs. All students seeking financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Grants and scholarships are the type of financial aid that need not be returned.
Some of the grants and scholarships include Federal Pell Grant, Oregon Opportunity Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Anthony J. Moreira, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, Bi-Mart Pharmacy Technician Scholarship, Charles and Helen Howe Memorial Art Scholarship, Betty Gray Early Childhood Scholarship, AAWCC Scholarship, Bridgid Backus and Carol Wenzel Pre-Medicine Scholarship, Gerry Conner Scholar Scholarship, Herb and Helen Hammond Scholarship, and Tangent Community Scholarship.
Students at Linn-Benton can also opt for the loan programs offered at the institute. Some of the loans are Federal Direct Loan, Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans. However, this type of financial aid must be returned with interest. The College also offers federal work study programs to help students take up part time jobs to meet their educational expenses. Apart from helping students to pay for college, the work study programs also enables them to gain work experience in their field of interest.
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Linn-Benton boasts an active and diverse student life. The campus hosts a variety of events and activities to foster the overall development of the students. The diverse student services include academic and personal guidance, career counseling, student employment, financial aid, student leadership and various involvement opportunities. The campus is home to several student clubs and organizations such as Ultimate Frisbee Club (Fighting Sheep), Spherical Cow (Science Club), Society of Physics Students, Near-Space Exploration Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Horticulture Club, LBCC Dance Club, Associated Veteran Community, and Active Minds.
LBCC’s 104-acre campus is home to a learning resource center, bookstore, 500-seat theater, library, conference facility, and student lounge/recreation rooms. The dining facilities at the institute include a cafeteria, a cafe and a restaurant operated by students in the Culinary Arts program. Students are encouraged to participate in the co-curricular activities such as Culinary Arts, Equestrian Team, Livestock Judging, ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) Club, Phi Theta Kappa (Honor Society), and Peace Studies.
The Office of Disability Services (ODS) at Linn-Benton provides a variety of services for the students with documented disabilities. Some of the services include reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids, academic adjustments, access to classes, programs and events at the campus.
The Career and Counseling Center at Linn-Benton offers a variety of services to help students and community members. Professional counselors provide career, educational and crisis counseling to the students. The career and employment specialists provide assistance with services such as job search, career exploration, resume writing and interviewing.
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Linn-Benton Community College’s athletic department sponsors men’s and women’s athletic teams in sports such as volleyball, basketball, and baseball. LBCC offers quality coaching, excellent facilities, financial aid and scholarships. Their colors are Blue, Gold and White. The athletic teams are nicknamed the Roadrunners. Intercollegiate athletics provides students/ athletes with structured learning activities that promote responsibility, ethical conduct, team work, and problem solving skills.
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The Business and Employer Services department at Linn-Benton serves the needs of the business and industrial community. Life and Employment Development programs include the Turning Point Transitions program and JOBS program.
LBCC’s Business and Employer Services assist students to starting a new business, improve the existing business, provide training to employees, learn new job skills, and enhance existing job skills.
The Adult Basic Skills Development (ABSD) Program covers basic skills instruction for adults. The program offers opportunities for students to learn new job skills; improve English language skills, and complete high school in a traditional way.
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