General Catalog Information

2016–2017 Academic Calendar Summer 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Registration begins For more information, see
Classes begin June 27 September 26 January 9
April 3
Final exams Last week of class December 5-9 March 20-24 June 12-16
Commencement Ceremony June 15
Last day of term September 1
December 9
March 24
June 16

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, Complaints, Freedoms and Responsibilities Policy; and other official publications of the college. Complaints or reports are to be filed at

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 Instituitional Research website to review information on occupations associated with the programs, cost of attendance, loan debt for completers, on-time completion rates and employment placement.

Nondiscrimination Policy

LBCC prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, use of native language, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, 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 at

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 contact us immediately based on the following:

A student complaint about another student – contact: Lynne Cox, 541-917-4806,

A student complaint about an LBCC staff member – contact: Scott Rolen, 541-917-4425,

An LBCC staff member complaint about another staff member or student – contact: Scott Rolen, 541-917-4425,

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, and 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. 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. 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


  • 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 Accrediting Commission of the Northwest Association of 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