Monday, March 20, 2017

Making Dollars and Sense of Your Business Financial Numbers

The class “Making Dollars and Sense of Your Business Financial Numbers” is being offered by the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College starting April 12.

Better understand and manage your small business financial results. Class provides practical, real-world training in the essential financial scorecards to help you understand your numbers and achieve your goals, objectives and bottom-line results.

Learn how to focus quickly on the numbers that matter to avoid problems, recognize opportunities that affect profitability, use basic scorecards to measure results, save money and increase your confidence working with figures to gain perspective in planning. 

One-on-one advising included. A free orientation will be held Wednesday, April 5, at 1 p.m. at the LBCC Luckiamute Center, room LM-115, Albany.

The five-week class will meet every other Wednesday, from 1 to 4 p.m. beginning April 12. Cost is $495. Discounts may be available.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929, or see our website

Career Fair April 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., AC Gym

A free Career Fair will be held at Linn‑Benton Community College Wednesday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Activities Center gym, 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W., Albany.

More than 90 businesses, industries, and agencies will provide information on careers and employment opportunities. College advisors will be available to answer questions on career and technical training programs.

Be prepared to ask questions, distribute your resume and complete applications. Employment, training and staffing agencies will be on hand to inform job seekers about their services.

Sample interview questions, tips and participating employer list available at

Participating Employers

Albany Police Department
All Star Labor & Staffing
Assurant Solutions
Bicoastal Media
Bi-Mart Corporation
Black Diamond Camps
Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Santiam
Broadway Apothecary
Cascade Management, Inc.
Catholic Community Services
Center Against Rape & Domestic Violence
Central Electrical Training Center
Chemeketa Community College
City of Beaverton
Clayton Homes
ComForcare Home Care
Community Before & After School Program
Eads Broadcasting Corporation
Eye Care Associates
First Call Home Health
Fitzpatrick Painting
Food Services of America
Fred Meyer - District 3
Georgia-Pacific Wood Products NW
Goodwill Job Connection - Albany
Greater Albany Public School District 8j
Guardian Real Estate Services
Heartland Humane Society
Home Life, Inc.
JA Copy
Jackson Street Youth Services
Kaiser Permanente - Hillsboro
Kforce Professional Staffing
Kidco Head Start Lebanon
Knife River – NW
Koos Seed Co.
Life Care Centers of America
Linn County Circuit Court
Lionbridge Technologies – Corvallis
Lowe’s Regional Distribution Center
Marion County Sheriff's Office
McCallum Rock Drilling Inc.
Mennonite Village
Mid-Willamette Family YMCA
Miller Timber Services
National Frozen Foods
Northwest Community Credit Union
Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments
OFD Foods
Oregon Health Authority
Oregon Lottery
Oregon State Police
OSU University Housing & Dining Services
Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute
Pape Group
Partnerships in Community Living, Inc.
PeaceHealth - Springfield
Pelican Brewing Company
Prestige Care, Inc.
RISE Services Inc
Samaritan Health Services
SelectTemp Employment Services - Albany
Selmet, Inc.
State Farm
The Corvallis Clinic
The Home Depot - Albany
Trillium Family Services
U.S. Air Force
University of Oregon Human Resources
Viper Northwest
Wells Fargo - Salem
West Hills Health and Rehab
Work Unlimited
WorkSource Albany

LBCC Departments and Programs

LBCC Admissions & Registration
LBCC Advising Center
LBCC Apprenticeship
LBCC Cooperative Work Experience
LBCC Human Resources
LB iLearn
LBCC Mechatronics Technician
LBCC Medical Assistant & Coding
LBCC Reimbursement Specialist
LBCC Welding Technology

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Smaller Classes and Personal Attention Helps Student Focus on What Matters

Health and Human Sciences major Arely Acosta credits LBCC’s smaller classes and more personalized instruction for helping her stay focused on what matters.

After a suspension from her university for low grades, Arely transferred to LBCC with the hope of getting back on track and back to the university. In no time, she was earning straight A’s, and it wasn't long before she decided to stay.

“I found that I needed the more personalized instructor attention that comes with smaller classes,” said Arely. “Really, LBCC would have been the best place for me to start.”

One important thing that Arely learned was how to manage her time to get things done, a skill she didn't have at the university. Staying focused, she discovered, is a big part of time management and college success.

"I’m inspired by the thought of having a better future," said Arely. "LBCC has given me a chance to realize I can do something about it, and that college is a step to a better future. I finished the 24 credits that I needed to transfer back to the university, but decided to stay at LBCC to get more of my second year classes done. I also joined Leadership at LBCC, and will continue taking classes here to participate in that.”


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Art Mapping class starts April 4, Benton Center

Learn to create your story through art in the class “Art Mapping” held at the LBCC Benton Center starting April 4.

Explore your own personal life’s journey through mixed media art and story. Using the Hero’s Journey model as a guide, learn to weave your personal experiences, stories, successes and challenges into meaningful and creative expressions. Open to all skill levels.

This seven-week class meets Tuesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. starting April 4 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave, Corvallis. Cost is $79.

For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at, or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Free “Empower Program” helps adults transition back to school

A free program designed to help adult learners come back to school is being offered through Linn-Benton Community College.

The new program, called “Empower,” is a strength-based, supportive learning program to help adults transition into LBCC and be successful in college.

The program aims to help adult learners realize their potential, develop a network of college and community support, and become empowered in lifelong success in college, professional and personal development.

Program classes are free and focus on college and career readiness, self-development, self-assessment, goal-setting and planning, support network development, and overall well-being.

Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and include computer skills, time management, communication skills, critical thinking skills, employment skills, learning styles, how to identify your strengths and more.

For more information, contact Malinda Shell at 541-917-4529 or email at  

Windows 10, levels I & II classes, Benton Center

Classes on navigating Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting April 6.

Window 10, Level I, covers using the interface navigation, settings, backing-up data, virus protection, and using Windows digital assistant, Cortana. Basic computer skills required.

This three-week class meets Thursdays, 5:30-7:20 p.m. starting April 6 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave, Corvallis. Cost is $59.

Windows 10, Level II continues from level I, and includes working in the cloud, managing security and privacy setting, troubleshooting common issues and tips on using the system.

This three-week class meets Thursdays, 5:30-7:20 p.m. starting April 27 at the LBCC Benton Center. Cost is $59.

For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at, or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Digital Photography Class starts April 4, Benton Center

A digital photography class starts April 4 at the LBCC Benton Center.

Learn to use your digital SLR camera to maximize features beyond auto settings and make your photos pop, including using exposure, lighting, depth of field, basics portrait tips, landscape and stop action. A brief introduction to basic photo editing included.

This five-week class meets Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:20 p.m. starting April 4 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave NW, Corvallis. Cost is $75.

For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at, or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.