2015-2016 Catalog > Student Services-Academic Support
Takena Hall - 115, 541-917-4811, firstname.lastname@example.org, linnbenton.edu/admissions
The First Stop Center in Takena Hall provides a central location for obtaining LBCC information, referral and directions. Our staff are here to help increase student awareness of and access to support services.
Admissions, Takena Hall - 115, Monday – Friday
You will need a valid LBCC student photo identification card to use many of LBCC’s services, including the Library, the Business Office, Assessment Center, Learning Center and Bookstore. A valid student ID card allows you free rides on public transportation and entitles you to discounts on certain merchandise or services in the community. You must be a registered student in order to obtain an ID card for a one time non-refundable $10 fee. Each term you register, you can renew your card for free by bringing it with your class schedule to Admissions.
Newly admitted students are assigned a specific advisor, based on their declared major, as part of participation in the Destination Graduation class, a required class held during newly admitted students’ first term. Students who have not yet decided on a specific major are assigned a counselor as their advisor. Students can find the name of their advisor in their WebRunner account, once the first term begins. Academic advisors assist students in developing an education plan which takes into account the student’s career goals and major. Students are expected to meet with their advisor each term and whenever they have questions. Students play an important role in forming a productive relationship with their academic advisor and are expected to schedule appointments ahead of time and come prepared to the appointment.
Before registering, all newly admitted full-time students are required to take the Computerized Placement Test (CPT) to determine appropriate class placement or prequest to have the exam waived based on prior completion of appropriate college courses. Part-time students who are registering for math or writing classes also must take the CPT or request to have it waived. Appointments are made online for the CPT at linnbenton.edu/student-assessment or through the New Student Center entry process. Contact the Center for Accessibility Resources to arrange test accommodations. The Student Assessment Office also offers a variety of other tests for students and community members. They include:
LBCC has designed the following courses to refresh skills prior to taking a course or perhaps accelerate students to the appropriate transfer-level mathematics course. Students should check with their academic advisor when making a decision about an appropriate mathematics pathway.
SS1.127 Math Boot Camp is a one-week, one-credit course that runs prior to the start of each term aimed at giving students time to refresh math skills for an upcoming course or to work on improving math placement. Math Boot Camp is designed for students who have been placed into MTH 020, MTH 060, MTH 065, or MTH 095 and is designed to be an intense review of past knowledge, not a time to learn new material. Students will be guided by a mathematics instructor using online software to work through the review of skills and concepts.
MTH 015 Math Fast Track is a 10-week, five-credit course for students who have perhaps been out of school a while and forgotten some math skills. Students in Math Fast Track work at a faster pace than in other courses, with the goal of increasing their math placement by more than one class in a single term. To be successful in Math Fast Track, a student must be motivated and must have ample time outside of class dedicated to working on the material. Students and their instructor will determine a timeline for completing work. Math Fast Track is taught using online software to relearn forgotten math skills.
MTH 098 Foundations for Contemporary Math is a 10-week, five-credit course that is an alternate path to MTH 105, a transfer-level mathematics course. For students pursuing a degree whose mathematics requirement can be satisfied by MTH 105, this pathway (MTH 098) will prepare you for success in MTH 105 in just one term. Students on this pathway take MTH 098 instead of the traditional algebra sequence. This course, therefore, is only for those students who do not need MTH 111, or any class for which MTH 111 is a prerequisite, in their degree plans. Students should check with their academic advisor about taking advantage of this alternate path. Please note:
Takena Hall 101, 541-917-4780, linnbenton.edu/counseling
The primary goal of Counseling Services is to provide opportunities for students to clarify and attain their educational and career goals. Counselors are committed to each student’s academic success and deliver a range of free services including academic, career and short-term personal counseling. Counseling services are also available at the Benton and Lebanon Centers.
Takena Hall 101, 541-917-4780, linnbenton.edu/career-services
The primary goal of Career and Employment Services is to provide assistance with career information and job search. Career and Employment Specialists are committed to student success and deliver a range of free services including career testing, career exploration, career readiness skills and job search techniques. LBCC students and alumni may also access information about part-time, full-time, temporary, or permanent job opportunities by registering on LBCC’s Career Connections online job database. Career and Employment Services are also available at the Benton and Lebanon Centers.
Red Cedar Hall, RCH-105, Voice: 541-917-4789,
The Center for Accessibility Resources (CFAR) plans accommodations for LBCC students and event guests who are eligible for services. CFAR staff members offer accommodation related information, planning and advocacy. A variety of services (i.e., test accommodations, including college placement tests, sign language interpreting, accessible formats, note taking) are customized, based on medical/educational documentation or information that supports the disability provided by the student. LBCC does not test or diagnose disabilities.The Center for Accessibility Resources offers a distraction reduced testing space and provides assistive technology and software designed to support students with disabilities.
A few of the things CFAR offers include:
For information on any disability-related matter, contact CFAR at 541-917-4789 or email CFAR@linnbenton.edu. Telephone Service for Hearing and Speech Impaired Students and staff may use the Oregon Telecommunication Relay Service (OTRS) at 1-800-735-2900.
Admissions/First Stop Center
Student ID Card
Student Assessment Ofﬁce/Placement Testing
Student Success Options in Mathematics
Career and Counseling Center – Counseling Services
Career and Counseling Center – Career and Student Employment Services
Center for Accessibility Resources