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Spanish Private Applicator and Pesticides Laws & Safety Classes

Do you have an employee who has studied hard but failed the Oregon Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator license exam? Do you have an employee who needs in-depth training in pesticide application and safety, or extra coaching in math and calibration skills needed for accurate applications? 



The Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College is offering courses designed to prepare your senior agriculture workers to take the State of Oregon Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator exam.

Spanish Private Applicator will be held Thursday, Feb. 14 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Friday, Feb.15 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the LBCC Calapooia Center, room CC-103, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Cost for this non-credit class is $99.



Pesticides Laws and Safety for public and commercial applications will be held Feb. 21 and 22 from 8 a.m. to noon both days in the LBCC Calapooia Center, room CC-213. Cost for this non-credit class is $99. 


LBCC offers ODA exams …

LBCC Polysomnographic Technology Free Information Sessions

Free information sessions for those interested in becoming a Polysomnographic Technologist, or sleep technician, will be held at Linn-Benton Community College.

The information sessions will be held on Feb. 13, 10 a.m.-Noon, room CC-210; and Feb. 25, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., room CC-203. Both sessions will be held in the LBCC Calapooia Center building, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Attendance at one of the information sessions is mandatory before applying for the program.

Polysomnographic Technologists assist physicians with patients who have sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea. The program combines online and in-class instruction with a clinical practicum where students learn how to administer, score and interpret a variety of sleep disorders and their treatments.

The program starts June 24 and runs through March 21, 2014. Cost for the program is $8,500. Check the LBCC web site for program prerequisites at www.linnbenton.edu/go/forms.

For more information, contact the LBCC Health, Healthcar…

LMT Continuing Education Workshop

Linn-Benton Community College will hold a continuing education workshop for License Massage Therapists on “The Spine” March 16 and 17.



Techniques covered in this workshop include how to work with shoulder and pelvic asymmetries, how to identify and address spinal rotations, bends and shifts, and specific psoas and abdominal release techniques.


The two-day workshop will be held in North Santiam Hall, room NSH-106, LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

Cost for this two day workshop is $250.  For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

LBCC Offers Forklift Safety Training

Forklift Safety Training will be offered through LBCC Business and Employer Services Saturday, Feb. 23, from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the LBCC Albany Campus, Industrial C-103, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

This eight-hour course will provide four hours of classroom training and four hours of practice on the forklift. Training includes forklift safety, handling and moving loads, principles of lifting, stacking and un-stacking loads and driving with a load.

Upon completion of eight hours of training and meeting the requirements, student will receive an award of completion to take to their current or future employer.

Cost for the course is $149 and includes all materials. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

Gallery Reception for Four Northwest Artists

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A public reception and gallery hosting four Willamette Valley artists whose work is on display in the North Santiam Hall Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College will be held Wednesday, Jan. 30, from noon to 1 p.m. in the NSH second floor atrium, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 

Eugene sketchbook artist Ken O’Connell and Salem painter John Van Dreal share the NSH gallery walls with multi-media artist Shelley Jordon and photographer Julia Bradshaw, who are both faculty at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

In addition, O’Connell will lead a workshop at 2 p.m. Wednesday on the use of sketchbooks in the art and design process in the Fireside Room, second floor of the Calapooia Center building.

The artists will be exhibiting on both floors of the NSH Gallery through March 1. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays.

Lebanon Center Photoshop Elements II



Learn how to edit and show your digital photographs in Photoshop Elements II class offered at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way.



Go beyond the basics to perfect your photos. Learn about layers, touch-up, restoring, special effects, slide shows and more.

Class will meet at the Lebanon Center on Thursdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. beginning Feb. 14. Cost for this five-week class is $54 plus a $3 Fee.

Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. Reduction does not apply to fees.



For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

LBCC Hosts College Transfer Day

Oregon College Transfer Day Information Fair will be held at Linn-Benton Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd S.W., Albany.

This free event is geared toward students interested in transferring to four-year colleges.

Representatives from 21 public and private four-year colleges will be on hand to answer questions, including: Concordia University, Corban University, Eastern Oregon University, Linfield College, Multnomah University, Northwest Christian University, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, Oregon State University Cascades Campus, Pacific Lutheran University, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Pacific University, Portland State University, Southern Oregon University, The Art Institute of Portland, University of Oregon, University of Portland, University of Western States, Warner Pacific College, and Western Oregon University. 

Information also will be available on t…

Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers - GED/Adult Basic Education

Lebanon Center - College Success Class

LBCC is offering a "College Success" class that focuses on the qualities, traits and behaviors that create success in college and in life.

This two-day class is open to anyone who wants to strengthen behaviors for personal success. Class will meet Friday, Feb. 1 from 6 to 8:50 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost for this one-credit class is $96.

For more information and to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers: Computer Class


The class Computers-2nd Step will be held at the LBCC Lebanon and the Sweet Home Centers.

Class is designed for students who already know basic computer navigation, and who would like to move on to the next level.

This four-week class will be held at the LBCC Lebanon Center on Wednesdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. starting Feb. 6, and at the LBCC Sweet Home Center on Thursdays from 6 to 8:50 p.m. starting Feb. 14. Cost is $45 plus a $3 fee.

 Seniors age 62 and above are eligible for a 25 percent reduction in tuition. Reduction does not apply to fees.



For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

Lebanon Center Offer Boomers in Transition Program

Learning to thrive in uncertain times is the focus of the "Boomers in Transition" class at the LBCC Lebanon Center.

This class will lead students through a process of self-discovery to help identify successful coping skills, develop external and internal support systems and develop plans to implement change.

This one-week class will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 12 and Thursday, Feb. 14 from 6 to 8:20 p.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way.

Cost for this class is $29 plus a $2 Fee. Adults 62 and over receive a 25 percent reduction in tuition cost. Reduction does not apply to fees.



For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

LBCC Holds College Night Open House

Thinking about attending college or looking to improve your job skills? Plan to attend College Night at Linn-Benton Community College Monday, Feb. 4 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.
Visit with faculty advisors about LBCC programs and explore your career options. Learn how to finance your college career and how you can earn college credits while still in high school.
A showcase featuring theater, music, short-term training programs and more will be presented from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Forum building, room F-104. Campus tours will be offered from 5 to 6 p.m.
Information on LBCC’s degree partnership programs with Oregon State University and Oregon Institute of Technology will be available. Learn about special admissions programs and meet current LBCC students.
College Night is free and open to the public. Register online at www.linnbenton.edu/college-night, or call the LBCC Admissions Office at 541-917-4847.
For special needs and accommodations, cont…

LBCC 36th Annual Family Fun Day

The 36th annual Family Fun Day at Linn-Benton Community College will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the LBCC Activities Center gym, Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd., Albany. 

Children ages one to six will enjoy activities such as play dough, an obstacle course, crafts, bounce house, face painting, puppet show, putt putt golf and much more. There will also be a used toy and book sale. 

Everyone is invited to attend this inexpensive, fun-filled event. Activity tickets are .25 cents each.

All proceeds from this event go to support parenting programs and to provide tuition grants for some of the nearly 2,000 parents in Linn and Benton Counties who are involved in LBCC Parenting Education each year. 

For more information, contact LBCC Family Connections at 541-917-4899. For special needs and accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services at Phone 541‑917‑4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

LBCC Lebanon Center AARP Driver Safety Program



AARP Driver Safety Program will be offered through the LBCC Lebanon Center February 4 and 5.

The AARP program is designed to help develop and reinforce safe driving skills and techniques. Satisfactory completion of this class may qualify you for reduced auto insurance premiums (check with your insurance carrier).

This one-week class will meet Monday, Feb. 4 and Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 8:30 to 11:20 a.m. at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. Cost for the class is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.


For more information, contact the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801.

Linn-Benton Opera Guild Previews Tosca

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The Linn-Benton Opera Guild will preview the opera Tosca, by Giacomo Puccini, on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7:45 p.m. at 303 Benton Hall, Oregon State University campus, Corvallis.

OSU music professor Angela Carlson will tell the story of the opera and play recorded excerpts from the score. Admission is free to Linn-Benton Opera Guild members, students of Linn-Benton Community College and OSU. Cost for the general public is $5.

Performance dates will be Feb. 1, 7 and 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay, Portland. The opera will be sung in Italian with projected English translations.

Linn-Benton Community College and the Linn-Benton Opera Guild will host a bus ride to the closing performance on Saturday, Feb. 9 for those interested. Round-trip coach fare is $45 per person. Cost for opera tickets is not included, and seating reservations are required.

The bus will leave LBCC’s Benton Center parking lot–757 NW Polk Avenue, Corvallis–at 4:30 p.m., arriving at…

Polysomnographic Technology Free Information Sessions

Three free information sessions for those interested in becoming a Polysomnographic Technologist, or sleep technician, will be held at Linn-Benton Community College.

Sessions will be held Jan. 31 from 1-3 p.m., Feb. 13 from 10 a.m.-Noon, and Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Calapooia Center building, room CC-210, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Attendance at one of the information sessions is mandatory before applying for the program.

Polysomnographic Technologists assist physicians with patients who have sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea. The program combines online and in-class instruction with a clinical practicum where students learn how to administer, score and interpret a variety of sleep disorders and their treatments.

The program starts June 24 and runs through March 21, 2014. Cost for the program is $8,000. Check the LBCC web site for program prerequisites at www.linnbenton.edu/go/forms.

For more information, contact the LBCC Health, Healthcare and Workforce Division

Sweet Home Center Offers Healthy Gluten Free Living Class

The class Healthy Gluten Free Living will be held at Linn-Benton Community College’s Sweet Home Center beginning Jan. 16.

Designed for those with gluten intolerance or celiac disease, learn the basics of gluten related disorders, meal planning, shopping, cooking, cooking, and hidden gluten and cross contamination. Class is taught by a registered nursed who specializes in gluten free lifestyles.


This three-week class meets on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:50 p.m. beginning Jan. 16 the Sweet Home High School, 1641 Long St. 



For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Sweet Home Center at 541-259-5801.

College Success Tips by a LBCC Honor Roll Student

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Learn a few practical tips for being successful in college with these success tips offered by LBCC Phi Theta Kappa honor roll students.



This tip is from pre-occupational therapy assistant major Ranel Hackett.

Ranel highly recommends using the resources in the Learning Center, including math and writing help desks and free tutoring.

College Success Tips by a LBCC Honor Roll Student

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Learn a few practical tips for being successful in college with these success tips offered by LBCC Phi Theta Kappa honor roll students. 



This tip is from administrative office professional major Lisa Walker.

Lisa recommends taking college skills classes, which can be found under Personal Growth in the schedule of classes.

College Success Tips by a LBCC Honor Roll Student

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Learn a few practical tips for being successful in college with these success tips offered by LBCC Phi Theta Kappa honor roll students.



This tip is from pre-occupational therapy major Tanna Clark.


Tanna recommends joining a club and taking advantage of the free tutoring and TASS study sessions offered in the college Learning Center.

College Success Tips by LBCC Honor Roll Student

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Learn a few practical tips for being successful in college with these success tips offered by a LBCC Phi Theta Kappa honor roll student.



This tip is from administrative office professional major Cathy Baird.



Cathy recommends joining a club, which helped her learn leadership skills and motivate her to do better.

College Success Tips by LBCC Honor Roll Student

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Learn a few practical tips for being successful in college with these success tips offered by LBCC Phi Theta Kappa honor roll students.



This tip is from business technology major Michelle Hoopiiaina.


Michelle recommends taking RD-115, Advanced College Reading and Learning Strategies. Find this class in WebRunner class schedule under Reading.

LBCC Professional Development Workshop

LBCCBusiness and Employer Services will offer the workshop Corrective Action Done Right, part of the series “Developing World Class Employees," Friday, Feb. 15 from 8 a.m. to noon at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis.  
Learn how to understand coworkers and how to notice their work and best present them with rewards and challenges with a practical and easy to use framework.
Cost for the course is $79 per person, or $69 each for three or more from one company. For more information or to register, contact the LBCCBusiness and Employer Services at 541-917-4923.

College Success Tips From LBCC Students

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Check out the first video clip in a series of college success tips offered by LBCC Phi Theta Kappa honor roll students.

This first tip is from accounting technology major Jeff Lehn.




For more information on LBCC's Phi Theta Kappa honor society, contact advisor Dave Becker at beckerd@linnbenton.edu.

LBCC Holds Pesticides Laws and Safety Class

Do you have an employee who has studied hard but failed the Oregon Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator license exam? Do you have an employee who needs in-depth training in pesticide application and safety, or extra coaching in math and calibration skills needed for accurate applications?
The Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College is offering courses designed to prepare your senior agriculture workers to take the State of Oregon Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator exam.
The two-day class Pesticides Laws and Safety will be held Thursday, Jan. 24 and Friday, Jan. 25 from 8 a.m. until noon at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC 210, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.
Cost for this non-credit class is$99. LBCC offers ODA exams at an additional cost of $58 each. For test dates, see the METRO web site at http://oregon.metrosignup.com or call 1-877-533-2900. The ODA pesticide applicators exam is optional and should be arranged with Metro.
For more infor…

Centers Offer Wilderness Survival & Safety

Learn how to be safe in the wilderness in the class Wilderness Survival and Safety offered at LBCC's Lebanon and Sweet Home Centers.

This one-day class will introduce you to skills that may save your life in an outdoor emergency. Topics covered include mental and physical preparation, starting a fire, creating a shelter, signaling and items you should always carry in the outdoors.

The Lebanon Center class will meet on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.  in the center annex, 44 Industrial Way; and the Sweet Home Center class will meet on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. in room SHC-101. Cost for this class is $39 plus a $2 Fee.

For more information or to register, visit the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu or call the LBCC Lebanon Center at 541-259-5801 or the Sweet Home Center at 541-367-6901.

NSH Gallery Features Four Northwest Artists

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Four Willamette Valley artists will be exhibiting a wide variety of media in the third annual LBCC Invitational from Jan. 7 to March 1 in the North Santiam Hall Galleries at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Eugene sketchbook artist Ken O’Connell and Salem painter John Van Dreal will share the gallery walls with multi-media artist Shelley Jordon and photographer Julia Bradshaw, who are both on the faculty at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

A public reception and gallery talk with the artists will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from noon to 1 p.m. in the NSH second floor atrium.  At 2 p.m. O’Connell will lead a workshop on the use of sketchbooks in the art and design process in the Fireside Room on campus.

“These four artists are great examples of the vitality of the local art scene,” said Dori Litzer, chair of LBCC’s Visual Arts Department. “That’s why we organize the invitational show every year—to show off the wide range and high quality of creativ…

LBCC Professional Development Workshops

Business and Employer Services at Linn Benton Community College is offering the following January workshops as part of their series “Developing World Class Employees” from 8 a.m. to noon at Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center, room CC-211, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Leadership 101 will be held Thursday, Jan. 17.  Learn effective ways of leading whether you are in charge or not, including ways to establish a vision from which you act, ways to communicate leadership to others and impact change within your organization.

Conducting Performance Appraisals will be held Tuesday, Jan. 22.  This workshop takes a strategic look at linking the performance appraisal to organizational performance including pros and cons of various performance appraisal designs, individual and team performances, development opportunities, coaching, counseling and corrective action.

Cost for each workshop is $79 per person, or $69 each for three or more from one company. For more information or to regi…

LBCC Travel at the Tripp Film Series “Northern Europe”

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Filmmaker Marlin Darrah will present the film “Northern Europe,” the third show in the LBCC Travel at the Tripp film series, on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Linn-Benton Community College Russell Tripp Performance Center.

Join the filmmaker and experts from AAA Travel after the show for a question and answer session, with prizes from AAA given at each show.

Visit some of the great natural wonders, architectural treasures, and cultural and artistic highlights of Northern Europe, including St. Petersburg, Moscow, Prague, Copenhagen, Kiel Canal, Bergen in Norway, Amsterdam, Antwerp, London and Paris.

Darrah is an award-winning executive director of the Portland, Oregon-based production company, International Film and Video. His 34 years of production experience have taken him to more than 130 countries worldwide, yielding more than 70 documentary and travel-adventure programs to date.

SafeHaven Humane Society will sell coffee, tea and homemade baked goods during the show’s intermission…

LBCC President Appointed to Quality Education Commission

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Greg Hamann, president of Linn-Benton Community College, has been appointed to serve a four-year term on the state Quality Education Commission.

Hamann’s appointment by Governor John Kitzhaber makes him the first person on the commission who works outside of the K-12 education system.

Created in 2001 with a primary focus on K-12, the non-partisan commission is expanding its work to include pre-kindergarten through public higher education.

“This appointment is a recognition not just of my efforts and contributions, but of those of the entire LBCC community,” said Hamann.

The commission’s task is to refine and validate the state’s Quality Education Model (QEM), which was developed in 1999 to establish research-based connections between resources devoted to schools and levels of student achievement, and to guide efforts to adequately fund Oregon schools. 

The work of the commission includes evaluating educational best practices and determining the level of funding needed for Oregon stude…

South Santiam Hall Gallery Features Paintings by Robert Story

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Paintings by Portland artist and LBCC graduate Robert Story are on exhibit in the South Santiam Hall Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, in Albany through Feb. 1.

A reception and gallery talk will be held on Tuesday Jan. 8 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the gallery.

Story describes his exhibit, titled “Ruminations In the Outside,” as “a playground for my thoughts and emotions, as well as a catharsis.”  He said he paints in order to express his thoughts aesthetically. A 2004 graduate of LBCC, Story works for Bullseye Glass Co. in Portland as a furnace builder.

LBCC's South Santiam Hall Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

LBCC Free Phlebotomy Information Sessions

Several free Phlebotomy Program information sessions will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College for those interested in training to become a phlebotomist.

January session times and dates are Thursday, Jan. 10, from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Jan 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Additional sessions will be held Feb. 19, 10 a.m.-Noon, and March 4, 1-3 p.m.

All sessions will be held at the LBCC Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way. No preregistration is required to attend. Attendance at one of the information sessions is mandatory to register for the program.

The 16-week Phlebotomy Program training starts July 29 and runs through Nov. 15 at the Lebanon Community Hospital Health Careers Training Center and the LBCC Lebanon Center.

Skill areas covered in the training include medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, customer service, medical law and ethics, phlebotomy and

Cost for the program is $4,500. The program is eligible for financial aid. Check the LBCC web site for course pr…