General Catalog Information

2020–2021 Academic Calendar


Summer Term 2020 Fall Term
2020
Winter Term 2021 Spring Term 2021
Registration Begins For more information, see linnbenton.edu/academiccalendar.
Classes Begin Monday,
June 29
Monday,
September 28
Monday,
January 4
Monday,
March 29
Final Exams Last week of class December 7-9 March 15-17 June 7-9
Commencement Ceremony
Last Day of Term September 3
December 11
March 19
June 11




 
 

Catalog Information

The information contained in the current LBCC Catalog and quarterly Schedule of Classes reflects an accurate picture of Linn-Benton Community College at the time of publication. However, conditions can and do change. Therefore, the college reserves the right to make any necessary changes in the matters discussed herein, including procedures, policies, calendar, curriculum, course content, emphasis and cost. Students enrolling in LBCC classes are subject to rules, limits and conditions set forth in the current General Catalog; Schedule of Classes; the Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy; and other official publications of the college. 

Complaints or reports are to be filed at https://linnbenton-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report/

Gainful Employment Information (GE)

The Federal Government requires colleges to report the following information on our certificate programs that are not part of an associate degree program. Visit the Institutional Research website to review information on occupations associated with programs, cost of attendance, loan debt for completers, on-time completion rates, and employment placement.

Equal Opportunity/Statement of Nondiscrimination

Webpage: www.linnbenton.edu/current-students/administration-information/policies/equal-opportunity.php

Request for Special Needs or Accomodations

Direct questions about or requests for unique needs or accommodations to the LBCC Disability Coordinator, RCH-105, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, Oregon 97321, Phone 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Telecommunications Relay TTD at 1-800-735-2900 or 1-800-735-1232. Make sign language interpreting or real-time transcribing requests 2-4 weeks in advance when possible. Make all other requests at least 72 hours prior to the event. LBCC will make every effort to honor all requests. LBCC is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

LBCC Comprehensive Statement of Nondiscrimination 

LBCC prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, use of native language, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. For further information see Board Policy P1015 in our Board Policies and Administrative Rules. Title II, IX, & Section 504: Scott Rolen, CC-108, 541-917-4425; Lynne Cox, T-107B, 541-917-4806, LBCC, Albany, Oregon. 

To report: https://linnbenton-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report

Discrimination/Harassment Complaints

If you feel you have been discriminated against in any interaction at Linn-Benton Community College, or have been harassed by another person while at LBCC, please use this form: https://linnbenton-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report

Any complaint about a student or a student complaint about the College:

Contact: Dean of Students, Lynne Cox

541-917-4806, coxly@linnbenton.edu

Any complaint about a student or a student complaint about the College:

Contact: Dean of Students, Lynne Cox

541-917-4806, coxly@linnbenton.edu

A student complaint about an LBCC staff member:

Contact: Director of Human Resources, Scott Rolen

541-917-4425, rolens@linnbenton.edu

Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator: Director of Human Resources, Scott Rolen, <class="sc-bodytext">CC-108, 541-917-4425 </class="sc-bodytext">

ADA Coordinator (Students & Employers): Director of the Center For Accessibility Resources, Carol Raymundo, RCH-101, 541-917-4832

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Disability Accommodations

The Center for Accessibility Resources (CFAR) provides reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments and auxiliary aids to ensure that qualified students and guests with disabilities have access to classes, programs and events at Linn-Benton Community College.

Students are responsible for requesting accommodations in a timely manner. To receive appropriate and timely accommodations from LBCC, please give the Center for Accessibility Resources as much advance notice of your disability and specific needs as possible, as certain accommodations, such as sign language interpreting, take days to weeks to have in place.

Contact CFAR at Linn-Benton Community College, RCH-105, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, Oregon 97321, phone 541-917-4789 or via Oregon Telecommunications Relay TTD at 1-800-735-2900 or 1-800-735-1232.

College Overview

Each year, more than 22,000 students take at least one class at Linn-Benton Community College, nearly 7,000 attending full time, making LBCC one of the largest community colleges in Oregon. About 30 percent of local high school graduates come directly to LBCC after graduation. The average age of our full-time students is 23.

Established in 1966 as a two-year public college, students attend LBCC for many reasons: to earn an associate’s degree or a transfer degree to a four-year college program; to obtain employment training; to improve existing employment skills; or to enrich their lives through continuing education.

LBCC’s 104-acre Albany campus is located just 10 miles east of Corvallis. Students can access academic support in the Learning Center and Library on campus. The college has a campus bookstore, a small theater, a student-run coffee house, a gym, and recreation areas for student use. Dining facilities include a cafeteria, a cafe and the Santiam Restaurant operated by students in the Culinary Arts program.

The Benton Center in Corvallis, and centers in Lebanon and Sweet Home, offer credit and non-credit classes to students. Classes in Lebanon are taught at three locations: the Lebanon Center, the Advanced Technology Transportation Center, and the Healthcare Occupations Center. The LBCC Horse Center houses the Equine Management program just 1.5 miles north of the Albany campus.

Parking at the college is free, with designated spaces to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities. Students are encouraged to obtain a free parking permit from Public Safety. Parking rules and regulations may be found on the LBCC Public Safety website; see Parking Regulations. Your student ID gives you access to free public transportation between LBCC and downtown Albany, Corvallis, Philomath, Lebanon, Sweet Home and other communities in East Linn County.

Mission Statement

To engage in an education that enables all of us to participate in, contribute to, and benefit from the cultural richness and economic vitality of our communities.

Core Themes

Educational Attainment

Cultural Richness

Economic Vitality

Values

  • Opportunity: We support the fulfillment of potential in ourselves and each other.
  • Excellence: We aspire to the highest ideal with honesty and integrity.
  • Inclusiveness: We honor and embrace the uniqueness of every individual, and promote the free and civil expression of ideas, perspectives and cultures.
  • Learning: We commit to the lifelong pursuit of knowledge, skills, and abilities to improve our lives and our communities.
  • Engagement: We openly and actively connect as students, faculty, staff and community.

Governance and Accreditation

Supported by tuition, local property taxes and state revenue, the college is directed by an elected, seven-member board of education.

Linn-Benton Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Courses are approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, and lower-division courses are approved for transfer to colleges and universities in the Oregon University System. To review LBCC’s accreditation status, contact the President’s Office at 541-917-4200.

Retention, Graduation Rates

In compliance with the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act (Public Law 101-542), retention and graduation rates are available at linnbenton.edu/student-right-to-know.