Monday, July 20, 2015

Horse Camp for Teens starts Aug. 3

LBCC Community Education will hold a one-week horse camp for teens at Inavale Farms in Philomath starting August 3.

Teen Ranch Horse Camp offers the adventure of horse handling, riding and working with gentle, well-trained horses. Students get hands-on instruction in grooming, tacking up, and basic horse care, along with basic riding skills of position, control and safety. For beginning riders ages 14-18.

This one-week class will meet August 3 through August 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. at Inavale Farms in Philomath. Cost is $179.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840 or email Corvallis@linnbenton.edu

Thursday, July 16, 2015

LBCC Dog Play at Benton Center starts July 29

The class “Dog Play” will be held at the LBCC Benton Center starting July 29.

Cultivate your relationship with your dog by engaging in pet sport, games and positive play. Learn entertaining games and gain an introduction to popular sports including agility, flyball and canine nose work. Gain grooming tips and develop an even greater bond with your four-legged companion.

This five-week class meets Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. starting July 29 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $39.

For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, call the Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840 or email Corvallis@linnbenton.edu.

Digital Storytelling for Teens

Digital Storytelling for Teens will be offered at the LBCC Benton Center starting August 17.

Teens will learn to translate words and images into a powerful story using a combination of narration, music, images, graphic design, photo manipulation and video editing.

Class will meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting August 17 from 9 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $89.

For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, call the Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840 or email Corvallis@linnbenton.edu.

LBCC Dog Training Classes offered in Albany & Corvallis

Dog Training Skills II class will be held at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany and Corvallis starting July 28 and 29.

Build on skills learned in Dog Training I. Develop your dog's skills including precision heeling, new tricks and how to politely greeting strangers. Skills learned provide an excellent way to begin preparing for therapy work, rally obedience, competing in dog sports, or taking the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test. 

This five-week class will be held at LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW on Tuesdays, from 6 to 6:50 p.m. starting July 28. Corvallis class will be held at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave on Wednesdays from 6 to 6:50 p.m. starting July 29.

Cost for the class is $39. Veterinary shot records and dog history form required.

For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, call the Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840 or email Albany@linnbenton.edu.

"Piano: Just for Fun" class

Learn to play piano in three hours in the class “Piano, Just for Fun” through LBCC Community Education July 25.

Taught by nationally known pianist Donn Rochlin, this course teaches you all the chords and tools you need to know to play your favorite songs and to improvise freely without years of practice.

Class is for the total beginner as well as classical pianists who would like to play with more artistic freedom. Textbook and CD for home study covered by fee. Preregistration required.

Class will be held Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Ave NW. Cost is $99 and includes materials.

For more information, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, call Community Education Albany Center at 541-917-4840 or email Albany@linnbenton.edu.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Art & Etsy workshp for teens

The workshop Art and Etsy for Teens will be held at the Linn-Benton Community College Benton Center starting July 27. 

This two-part workshop will help your teen get creative and market their work through Etsy online. Teens bring their own product to polish up, or discover their inner artist and bring to life a new creation. Learn product design and how to create a catchy shop name and an inviting online presence.  

Workshop meets on two Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 3:50 p.m. starting July 27 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis. Cost is $79.

Open to ages 14-18. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Community Education, 541-917-4840.



Sewing By Hand class for Teens

The teen sewing class “Sewing by Hand” will be held at the LBCC Benton Center Wednesday, July 29.

Teens will learn do-it-yourself quick fixes and minor alterations on clothing and other fabric items that need mending. Supplies included.

Class meets Wednesday, July 29, from 1 to 3:50 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis. Cost is $39.

Open to ages 14-18. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.


Geocaching Using GPS class for Teens held August 1

Geocaching and GPS skills class for teens will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Saturday, August 1.

Geocaching Using GPS will help teens learn potentially life-saving navigation skills using a handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) while also enjoying one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities.

There are thousands of geocaches in Linn and Benton counties for students to find using positioning and navigation technology in the great outdoors. Bring handheld GPS receiver (if purchasing a GPS unit, email instructor for recommendations at Paul.Tannahill@linnbenton.edu).

Class will be held Saturday, August 1, from 9 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. at LBCC Albany campus, Takena Hall, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd. Cost is $59.

Open to 14-18 year olds. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840 or email Albany@linnbenton.edu.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Backyard Beekeeping Workshop at Benton Center

Learn about backyard beekeeping in a beekeeping workshop held July 14 at Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center.

Learn how to care for bees and how to construct a bee hotel, also called nest or house, which are a great way to attract pollinators to your flower or vegetable garden.

Class will meet Tuesday, July 14, from 5 to 7:50 p.m. at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis. Cost is $59.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Backyard Beekeeping Workshop held in Albany

Learn about backyard beekeeping in a beekeeping workshop held July 14 at Linn-Benton Community College.

Learn how to care for bees and how to construct a bee hotel, also called nest or house, which are a great way to attract pollinators to your flower or vegetable garden.

Class will meet Tuesday, July 14, from 5 to 7:50 p.m. at LBCC’s Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW. Cost is $59.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

July Cooking Classes for Teens

Don’t go out to eat. Let your teen learn to create great meals in cooking classes for teens offered through LBCC Community Education this month.

In the class Pizza, Pizza, Pizza, students learn to master the basic Margherita pizza, then move on to the big leagues by creating their own unique pizza with choice of sauce, dough, and a variety of toppings. Class will meet Tuesday, July 14, from 1 to 3:50 p.m. at Santiam Christian School in Albany. Cost is $39.

The class Open Minded Omelet will help your teen become a skilled omelet cook, creating dozens of omelet variations. Students learn the secrets of the basic omelet and then build it up with a mix of ingredients. Class will meet Tuesday, July 28, from 1 to 3:50 p.m. at Santiam Christian School in Albany. Cost is $39.

Open to ages 14-18. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

ATTC receives $1.5 million boost in state budget

As part of a legislative effort to support statewide economic development and clean environment, the Advanced Transportation Technology Center at Linn-Benton Community College received $1.5 million in Oregon’s adopted state budget.

The funding was an economic development allocation that came from outside the higher education budget. It will help build and equip phases II and III of the center, which will include space to provide training in alternative fuel vehicles for mechanics already working, as well as a new home for the heavy equipment/diesel technology program.

The initial idea to advance the state’s economic development goals via support of the ATTC came from the Governor’s office, which included it in the Business Oregon budget. When it was cut from the budget, a bipartisan coalition of 21 State Representatives petitioned the budget co-chairs to include it elsewhere. State senators from throughout Oregon also helped with the effort.

“We’ve received interest and support of this effort from every corner of the state – and from across the nation,” said LBCC President Greg Hamann. “We’re grateful, but not surprised by the widespread support of this project. It’s already making a difference.”

The Southern Willamette Regional Solutions Advisory Committee listed this as one of its priorities. Because this was a statewide economic development effort, LBCC advocated that this be an economic development allocation rather than educational appropriation. The legislature decided to add money to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission budget.

Voter’s approved partial funding for the remainder of the project as part of a funding package on the Nov. 2014 ballot. The college continues to work with industry, industry associations and private donors to raise the remaining $2 million to complete the project.

Phase I of the ATTC opened in 2013, addressing the needs of automobile mechanics who will need to work on both traditional and alternative fuel passenger vehicles. Phase I was built with $6.7 million, which was a combination of $3.6 million in federal, local and state funds in addition to $3.1 million of private funds from industry and individuals.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

LBCC Holds Oregon Construction Contractors Board Education Course

Oregon Construction Contractors Board Education (CCB) will be offered through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College.

This five session course will meet July 14, 16, 21, and 23, from 6:00-10:00 pm, and Saturday, July 18 from 9:00 am -1:00 pm, on the LBCC Albany campus, Calapooia Center room CC-213.

The course is required for CCB licensing as part of the education requirement before taking the State of Oregon CCB exam. Participants are required to attend all five of the state-approved sessions to satisfy the educational requirement for Oregon contractor licensing.

Topics include employer requirements and employee rights, Oregon lien and contract law, taxes/recordkeeping, best business practices, project and time management, estimating and scheduling, building codes, OR-OSHA requirements, job site safety, environmental laws, and test taking strategies in compliance with ORS 701-280. 

Advance registration is required by July 7. Cost for the five sessions is $290 and includes a copy of the 11th Edition of the Oregon Contractors Reference Manual.

Register at Linn-Benton Community College Albany, Room LM-126, with your photo ID and payment.

LBCC Space Rockets: Second Year and Going Up!

LBCC Space Exploration Club students react after
seeing their rocket payload data for the first time at Wallops.
Rear, L to R: Christina Pack, Delphine LeBrun Colon,
Steven Blench. Front, L to R: Amelia Beckwith, Levi Willmeth,
John Paul Molden, Hazel Betz. At table in rear: Ariel Stroh
Albany, OR.- For the second year in a row, Linn-Benton Community College students participated in launching a space rocket from NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, one of only three community colleges in the US to participate.

Eight members of the LBCC Space Exploration Club headed to Wallops at the end of June for a RockSat-C workshop, where the students assembled a payload project that was attached to a two-stage rocket and launched on June 25, reaching an altitude of 71 miles, officially in space.

LBCC is an affiliate of the NASA Oregon Space Grant Consortium (OSGC), and continues to develop as a regional center for space studies and student-focused space exploration.

In 2014, LBCC sent three students and their advisor, LBCC computer systems instructor Parker Swanson, to a RockOn workshop in Virginia. The students, dubbed “Rocket Women” by Swanson, returned full of enthusiasm and committed to the next step in rocket-carried space science.

“This year, the students participated in the higher-level RockSat-C program, a nine-month process in which they selected a space science experiment, designed and built the apparatus to accomplish it, qualified it to exacting NASA space-flight standards, and launched it along with other student experiments at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia,” said Swanson.

The 12 members of the Space Exploration Club developed their project during the past school year, which included an array of radioactive-particle detectors capable of discriminating between low-energy particles and high-energy cosmic rays.

The rocket’s instrument payload splashed down by parachute in the Atlantic and returned to shore, where each team retrieved their payload.

“When the team displayed their data on the computer, they were thrilled to learn that their experiment had been a complete success,” said Swanson.

The Space Exploration Club plans to participate in either another “RockSat-C” experiment or a more advanced rocket flight in the “RockSat-X” program in 2016. Students also are planning space-science experiments using small “CubeSat” satellites and high-altitude balloons.

LBCC is rolling out its participation in an official Space Studies major and minor curriculum, in cooperation with Oregon State University and others affiliated with OSGC. For more information, contact Parker.Swanson@linnbenton.edu.