Friday, February 28, 2014

Workshop on Growing Your Business with Federal Contracts

The workshop “Growing Your Business with Federal Contracts” will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College Thursday, March 13.

Designed for small business owners, this workshop covers the basics of contracting with the government. Topics include potential and current markets, federal, state and local target markets, codes and regulations of government contracting, finding project leads, subsidies, set-asides and preferential bidding, and how to get started.

Workshop meets March 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the LBCC Albany campus, Calapooia Center, room CC-103, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW. Cost is $19.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929. Seating is limited, pre-registration is required.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

LBCC Offers Pesticides Applicator Class in Spanish

Pesticide applicator class in Spanish will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College March 13 and 14.

Designed to prepare senior agriculture workers to take the State of Oregon Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator exam, classes provide in-depth training, including extra coaching in math and calibration skills.

Pesticide Private Applicator in Spanish will be held March 13 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and March 14 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC- 213. Cost 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 information or to register, contact LBCC’s Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.

LBCC Winter Choir Concert “Winter Light”

The Linn-Benton Community College choirs will perform “Winter Light” Thursday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Conducted by LBCC director of choral activities, James Reddan, the performance includes the Concert Choir, Re-Choired Element Chamber Choir, the Musical Theater/Opera Workshop, and the a cappella groups Blue Light Special and The Sirens. Penny Bazanele will accompany on piano. 

Many different choral works will be featured including Ave Verum Corpus (Mozart), Seal Lullaby (Whitacre), PezĂ© Kafe (Kallman), Fionnghuala (McGlynn), Kasar mie la gaji (Grau), Contrition (Gjeilo), My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord (Hogan), Timor et Tremor (Poulenc).

LBCC a cappella ensembles will present a wide variety of popular favorites including Counting Stars, Replay, Suit & Tie, and Tonight, Tonight.

LBCC Musical Theater/Opera Workshop, directed by James Reddan and Dan Stone, will present short scenes and works from Mozart’s opera Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) throughout the evening as the LBCC choirs begin their preparations to represent Oregon and the U.S. at the World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia this summer.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for students, seniors, and veterans, and $5 for under 18. Purchase for no fee online at www.linnbenton.edu/russelltripptheater, at the Russell Tripp Performance Center Box Office the week of the concert, 1-4 p.m., by phone at 541-917-4531, or two hours prior to the performance.

For more information, contact the LBCC theater box office at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, contact the Office of Disability Services at 541-917-4690 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

LBCC Offers Fuel System Inspector CNG Automotive Training

Fuel system inspector training for compressed natural gas vehicles will be offered at Linn-Benton Community College starting March 20.

Training is for industry technicians looking to continue their education. Class covers theory, equipment, safety, and good work practices as well as knowledge of components used in CNG vehicle systems.

Learn how to recognize various failure models, preform required reporting procedures and safely handle CNG fuel systems.

The class prepares you to take the CSA International Standardized Certification test to become a certified CNG Fuel System Inspector.

Class will meet March 20 and 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at LBCC’s Advanced Transportation Technology Center, 2000 West Oak St., in Lebanon. Cost for the class is $595.

Training is provided through LBCC in partnership with the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC automotive center at 541- 259-5801.

LBCC Offers Light Duty CNG Automotive Training

Automotive technician training for compressed natural gas light-duty vehicles will be offered at Linn-Benton Community College starting March 17.

Training is for industry technicians looking to continue their education. Class covers shop safety, installation regulations, CNG concepts, differences between otto, diesel and CNG combustion, as well as knowledge of components used in CNG vehicle systems.

Learn about lean-burn technology and how to calculate air-fuel ratios for best vehicle performance, and the operation of the electronic control module, basic diagnostic techniques, trouble codes and procedures for natural gas conversion.

Class will meet March 17, 18 and 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at LBCC’s Advanced Transportation Technology Center, 2000 West Oak St., in Lebanon. Cost for the class is $795.

Training is provided through LBCC in partnership with the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC automotive center at 541- 259-5801.

LBCC Travel at the Tripp Film Series “Angry Planet: Volcanoes”


Filmmaker Peter Rowe will present the film “Angry Planet: Volcanoes” Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m. in the LBCC's Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall.

Explore the volcanic Cyrstal Cave in Mexico, one of the newest volcanic islands, Hunga Ha’apai, and volcanoes in Costa Rica, Congo, Vanuatu, Italy and Indonesia, and the gripping stories of the people living beside them.

Rowe is a documentary and dramatic filmmaker specializing in themes of exploration and adventure. He has directed feature films and several television series, including the 39-part television series Angry Plant, which airs in 35 countries around the world.

LBCC Travel at the Tripp film series will host the filmmaker and experts from AAA Travel after the show for a question and answer session.


SafeHaven Humane Society will sell refreshments during the show’s intermission. Proceeds support SafeHaven Humane Society, Albany’s non-profit animal shelter.
Ticket price is $8, $6.50 for students/seniors, and $3 for under 18.  

Travel at the Tripp is produced by LBCC Performing Arts and AAA Travel Services. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Russell Tripp Performance Center box office at 541-917-4531. Online tickets sales available at www.linnbenton.edu/russelltripptheater.
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 this event.

Monday, February 24, 2014

LBCC Unity Celebration Awards Diversity and Social Justice

Analee Fuentes, Art faculty member.
The annual Unity Celebration will be held at Linn-Benton Community College at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 in the college Forum building, room F-220, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Presentations include the Analee Fuentes Unity Award, given to an LBCC student, staff member and faculty member for their contributions to diversity and social justice, and the Gary Westford Community Connection Award will be introduced.

Festivities include poetry readings from poet Tim Black and the LBCC Poetry Club. Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Diversity Achievement Center at 541-917-4461. For disability accommodations, contact the LBCC Office of Disability Services at 541-917-4690.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Traffic Control Flagger Certification Course

A Traffic Control Flagger Certification course will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Saturday March 1, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room, CC 211, Calapooia Center Bldg., 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 

Learn basic visual flagging signals, appropriate two-way radio usage, signing and sign setting regulations, and how to minimize liability and road user inconvenience by making the worksite safe and by keeping traffic flowing.

Upon completion of this non-credit training course and after meeting all requirements, students will be certified to flag traffic in Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Washington. Supplemental Employment Information Guide will be provided in class.

Cost for the course is $109 which includes all materials, certification test and card.  Minimum Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC, Business Healthcare and Workforce Division at 541-917-4923.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

LBCC Receives $25k Gift from Central Willamette for ATTC

Central Willamette Community Credit Union has gifted $25,000 to Linn-Benton Community College’s Advanced Transportation Technology Center.

Funds will be used to purchase equipment and supplies used in training students in LBCC’s automotive technology program.


“Central Willamette is proud to be a part of this unique project which will make such a difference in the skills developed for the future,” said Elaine Eastman, president and CEO of Central Willamette Community Credit Union.

LBCC’s center is the only major broad-spectrum training facility for alternative fuel vehicles between Seattle and San Francisco, and will serve as a first step toward creating a base for alternative fuel technology in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

To date, the college has raised more than $7 million for the ATTC and is continuing to raise funds to support moving its heavy equipment, trucking and diesel program to the center.