Special Admission Programs

Some LBCC programs have stringent admission requirements, which were set to administer the college’s resources effectively and to ensure that each student has a reasonable chance of success. These programs include:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Medical Assistant
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Phlebotomy
  • Surgical Technician

Special admission programs often require prerequisite courses or skills assessments. Placement scores used as assessment for special admission programs are valid for five years. For most programs, qualified in-district applicants receive priority in the selection process. (Note: The LBCC district does not include all of Linn and Benton counties.) A student who does not meet a course prerequisite or competency for a special admission program may appeal by filing a petition. Petitions will not be accepted based on any other criteria used in the selection process. Admission requirements and application materials for each program must be downloaded from www.linnbenton.edu/forms (see Special Admission Bulletins).

In addition to application prerequisites, the Nursing, Diagnostic Imaging and Occupational Therapy Assistant programs admit students according to rank on a "points system". Interested applicants should review the current application bulletin to ensure that all requirements are met and gain an understanding of the awarding of admission points. Students admitted to the program must also meet additional departmental requirements which can be found in the bulletin. Admitted students are financially responsible for immunizations, health screening, criminal background check, drug testing and certification fees. The bulletins can be found at www.linnbenton.edu/tuition-and-admission/special-admissions.php