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 www.linnbenton.edu/sbdc.

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 www.linnbenton.edu/careerfair.


Participating Employers

Albany Police Department
All Star Labor & Staffing
Asante
Assurant Solutions
Bicoastal Media
Bi-Mart Corporation
Black Diamond Camps
Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Santiam
Broadway Apothecary
CampusPoint
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
Weyerhaeuser
Work Unlimited
WorkSource Albany


LBCC Departments and Programs

LBCC Admissions & Registration
LBCC Advising Center
LBCC Apprenticeship
LBCC CADD
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.”

Inspiring!


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 www.linnbenton.edu, 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 shellm@linnbenton.edu.  

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 www.linnbenton.edu, 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 www.linnbenton.edu, or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Healthcare Programs Lead to Good Jobs

Here's a great video featuring several LBCC graduates working in their chosen healthcare profession. These jobs take two years - or sometimes less - in education, and can lead to good paying, stable careers.

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Video produced for Pipeline to Jobs project, Albany Chamber of Commerce.

Learn more: LBCC Healthcare Programs

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Tractor & Farm Machinery Safety starts March 28

Tractor and Farm Machinery Safety training will be held at Linn-Benton Community College’s Albany campus starting March 28.

Geared for farm workers ages 14 to 18, the course is developed and operated with the assistance of the OSU Extension Service in accordance with federal regulations. Students and parents must sign a Liability Waiver/Indemnification form within 24 hours of registration.

The first three-day class session will meet Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. beginning March 28.

A second three-day session will meet Friday, Saturday and Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. beginning June 23.

Cost for this non-credit course is $99. Preregistration is required. Students must be at least 14 to register.

Classes meet on the LBCC Albany campus, Forum building room F-113, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840. Registration and waiver forms are available online at www.linnbenton.edu/tractor-safety.

Driver Education registration now open

Driver Education class registration is now open for classes held through Linn-Benton Community College starting April 3.

Classes will be held in Albany, Corvallis and Sweet Home.

Class includes Oregon State mandated 30 hours of classroom instruction, a one-time parent/student orientation plus 12 hours behind-the wheel practice and driver observation. Skills learned could be life-saving.

Cost is $265 for ages 17 and under, $445 for ages 18 and over. Upon successful completion, students under the age of 18 qualify for a car skills testing waiver when obtaining their Driver’s License. 

To register or for more information go to www.linnbenton.edu/driver-education, call 541.917.4849 or pick up a packet at any LBCC location. Submit a completed packet, fee, and bring original driver permit and one permit photocopy.

Real Estate Broker Pre-License Exam course starts April 5

A Real Estate Broker Pre-License Exam course will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College starting April 5.

Designed to prepare you for the Oregon Real Estate Broker License Exam, this 150-hour course is the fastest way to qualify to take the state exam.

This 10-week course will meet on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning April 5 through June 7 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, room CC-212.

The course content will be mostly Internet based. Students are expected to have online capability, to self-study and attend all class sessions. A mandatory study session will be held on Saturday, the last day of the class.

Cost for this non-credit course is $600. For more information or to register, contact LBCC Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4926, or contact Sue Stone by email at stones@linnbenton.edu.

Real Estate Property Manager Course starts April 6

A Real Estate Property Manager course will be offered through Linn-Benton Community College beginning April 6.

Designed to prepare you to manage rental property, this course combines online and in-class instruction to meet the 60-hour requirement for the Oregon Property Manager Pre-License course.

This seven-week class will meet on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning April 6 through May 18 at the LBCC Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, room CC-212.

Cost for this non-credit course is $550. For more information or to register, contact Business and Employer Services at 541-917-4926 or contact Sue Stone by email at stones@linnbenton.edu.

Mixed Media Painting I & II Classes in Albany

Learn to paint using a variety of media in the class Mixed Media Painting starting April 7.

The class Mixed Media Painting I uses acrylic and watercolor paints as a base while integrating a variety of other elements such as paper, ephemera and found art. All levels welcome.

This four-week class meets Fridays from 2:30-4:20 p.m. starting April 7 at the Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Ave. Cost is $69.

Mixed Media Painting II continues instruction from the first class, and meets for four-weeks on Fridays, 2:30-4:30 p.m., starting May 12 at the Albany Senior Center. Coast is $69.

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

Cowboy Dance for Couples, Beginning starts April 7

A beginning country dance class for couples will be held at Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center starting April 7.

“Cowboy Dance for Couples, Beginning” covers basic waltz and two-step, as well as a variety of popular couples pattern dances including the Horse Shoe, Cha-Cha, and Sweetheart Stroll.

This eight-week class meets Fridays from 6-7:20 p.m. starting April 7 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave NW, Corvallis. Cost is $65.

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

Monday, March 6, 2017

Variety of Computer Classes start April 3

A variety of computer classes will be held in Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon and Sweet Home through LBCC Community Education starting April 3.

Classes include Buying and Selling on Ebay, Excel I, II, & III, Digital Photography, new Digital Video Editing, iPhone/iPad I, II, & III, Mac Essentials I, II, & III, Personal Computer Essentials I, and new Windows 10, Levels I & II.

LBCC computer training classes available online include Comptia A+, Comptia Network +, Comptia Security +, Comptia Network +, and more. See schedule at linnbenton.edu/ce. 

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

Community Ed computer classes, Windows 10: LEVEL I & II

Learn more about Microsoft’s Windows 10 in classes at Linn-Benton Community College.

Windows 10, Level I, provides hands-on experience on navigating the interface, managing settings, backing up data, protecting against computer viruses, and utilizing Windows new digital assistant, Cortana. Basic computer skills required.

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

Windows 10, Level II dives into all features available in Windows 10, including working in the cloud, managing security and privacy settings, troubleshooting common issues, and tips and tricks for a more enjoyable experience. Prior Windows 10 experience/basic computer skills required.

This three-week class meets Thursdays from 5:30 to 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 www.linnbenton.edu, or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

SSH Gallery exhibit “As Animals"


An exhibit of mixed-media paintings and installations “As Animals” by Oregonian Brittney West will be on display through April 5 in the South Santiam Hall Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

West, an artist and animal activist, has been in numerous exhibitions in the central-west region of Oregon and was named 2013 Best Visual Artist in the Willamette Valley by Top of the Valley Awards.

Graduating from the University of Oregon, West knew she wanted to pursue art since a young age. She states, “I wanted to make art that was conceptual, that got me and others thinking more deeply, that planted seeds for positive change and personal growth.”



“As Animals” features origami figures and paintings exploring the concept of a compassionate coexistence between animals, humans, and the environment.

Through her work, West “aims to encourage inner and outer dialogue about the roles we play in urgent and universal topics. . .” while believing art itself, “...serves as a conceptual statement and action towards improving ourselves and the world in which we live.”

An artist reception will be held in the Gallery Wednesday, March 15 from 12 to 1 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

West’s work can be viewed online at brittneywest.com. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, an animal rescue in Scio, Oregon centered on rescuing and rehabilitation. Information at lighthousefarmsanctuary.org.

All LBCC art galleries are free and open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Winter Choir Concert “Cathedral Classics” March 16, 7:30 p.m.

The winter choral concert “Cathedral Classics” will be held Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College’s LBCC Russell Tripp Performance Center, Takena Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Performances include LBCC’s award-winning Concert and Chamber choirs conducted by LBCC Director of Choral Studies Raymund Ocampo and accompanied by Kristin Rorrer, and the a cappella groups Blue Light Special and The Sirens.

The concert is an exploration of cathedral and chapel music, with Concert choir performing works of the sanctuary with grand organ and choir pieces, accompanied primarily by organ, and the Chamber choir preforming works of the chapel featuring intimate music.  

Choral works include Cantique de Jean Racine, The Last Words of David, Kyrie from Mass in Eb, and Let My Love Be Heard.

A cappella ensembles will perform works including Careless Whisper, Lose Yourself/Skyfall, Work Song, and Hold Your Hand.

Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for students, seniors and veterans, and $5 for children age 12 and under. Purchase online at www.linnbenton.edu/tickets or at the theater box office one hour prior to performance.

For more information, contact the LBCC Theater at 541-917-4531. For special needs and accommodations, call 541‑917‑4789 or Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900.

LBCC Lebanon Center fitness classes start April 3

Continue your New Year’s resolution in a variety of fitness and dance classes offered through Linn-Benton Community College Lebanon Center starting April 3.

Classes include Body Toning and Aerobics, Easy Cardio Fitness. Better Bones and Balance, Yoga, Line Dance, Complete Country Dance - Beginning and Beyond Beginning.

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

Art classes in Albany, Corvallis start April 3

Tap into your creative side in a variety of art classes offered through Linn-Benton Community College in Albany and Corvallis starting April 3.

Art Mapping, Creative Calligraphy I and II, Colored Pencil Studio Workshop, Realistic Drawing, Beginning Painting, Exploring Art Styles, Figure Drawing and Painting, Mixed Media Painting I and II, Artist Eye-How We See and Draw, Painting with Acrylics I and II, Expressive Watermedia, Watercolor Painting-Beginning, and Watercolor Painting-Intermediate/Advanced.

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

LBCC Albany fitness and dance classes begin April 3

Continue your New Year’s resolution with a variety of fitness and dance classes offered through Linn-Benton Community College in Albany starting April 3.

Classes include Early Morning Fitness, Gentle Exercise for Beginners, Cardio Dance Workout, Zumba®, Better Bones and Balance®, Tai Chi, Gentle Yoga, Pilates Combo, Cowboy Dance for Couples-Beginning, and Cowboy Dance for Couples-Intermediate.

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

Benton Center fitness, dance classes begin April 3


Continue your New Year’s resolution in a variety of fitness and dance classes offered through Linn-Benton Community College Benton Center in Corvallis starting April 3.

Classes include Adaptive Movement Fitness, Strength and Tone, Body Conditioning, Body Toning, Better Bones and Balance, Better Bones and Balance - Accelerated, Better Bones and Balance-First Steps, Aerobics/Toning for Seniors, Modified Exercise with Chairs, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Power Yoga, Pilates, Healthy Back, Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Flow Yoga, Ballet Core, Belly Dance, and Cowboy Dance for Couples-Beginning.

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

Sweet Home Center fitness classes begin April 3

Work on your New Year’s resolution in a variety of fitness classes offered through Linn-Benton Community College Sweet Home Center starting April 3.

Classes include Country Heat Live and Full Body Fitness held in Brownsville, and Aquatic Fitness classes held in Sweet Home.

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

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Foreign Language classes in Albany start April 4

Learn a foreign language in classes offered through Community Education at Linn-Benton Community College starting April 4.

Spanish for Seniors focuses on conversational Spanish with essential words, songs and phrases to help you get ready to travel more confidently in Spanish speaking countries. Learn past, present, and future verb tenses. Some previous Spanish experience recommended.

This eight-week class meets Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:50 p.m. starting April 4 at the Albany Senior Center, 44 Water Ave. Cost is $65.

American Sign Language I provides basic sign language skills and information on deaf culture. This eight-week class meets Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. starting April 4 at the LBCC Albany Campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW. Cost is $99.

American Sign Language II is for those ready for silent communication through games and group interaction. Two terms of ASL or instructor permission required.

This eight-week class meets Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. starting April 4 at the LBCC Albany Campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW. Cost is $99.

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

Foreign Language classes at Benton Center start April 4

LBCC is offering a variety of foreign language classes starting April 4 at the Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave, Corvallis.

American Sign Language I & II, Conversational Italian, French-Beginning II & III, Intermediate French, Italian-Beginning, Spanish-Beginning A, Spanish-Beginning B, and Spanish, Intermediate/Advanced.

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

New exercise class "Healthy Back" at Benton Center

A new exercise class to help promote back health will be held at Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center starting April 4. 

“Healthy Back” exercises are designed to strengthen and promote movement of your back to help prevent back injury and chronic back pain, increase flexibility, and strengthen neck and back muscles that support your spine.

This 10-week class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3 to 3:50 p.m. starting April 4 at the LBCC Benton Center, 757 Polk Ave., Corvallis. Cost is $99.

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

“Improv Comedy Fest” March 9, 7:30pm, LB Theater

“Improv Comedy Fest” is coming to Linn-Benton Community College’s Russell Tripp Performance Center Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m., 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

This live comedy show features spontaneous scenes and games in the style of the popular TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"

Performers include student troupes and semi-pro troupes playing short-form and long-form improv. Audience participation is encouraged, including shouting out suggestions for scenes.

Admission is free for students. General admission is $5 at the door. For more information, contact the LBCC Theater Box Office at 541-917-4531.

For special needs and accommodations, call 541‑917‑4789 or via Oregon Relay TDD at 1-800-735-2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

40th annual Family Fun Day March 11, 10am-2pm, AC Gym

Family Fun Day will be held at Linn-Benton Community Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the LBCC Activities Center gym, Albany campus, 6500 Pacific Blvd. 

This year marks the 40th year for the event, which provides support to parenting programs and tuition grants for the more than 2,000 parents in Linn and Benton counties who attend LBCC Parenting Education classes each year.

Activities for children ages one to six include play dough, an obstacle course, crafts, bounce house, face painting, putt-putt golf, used book and toy sale, and more. Admission is free. Activity tickets are .25 cents each.

For more information, contact LBCC Family Connections at 541-917-4897. For special needs and accommodations, call 541‑917‑4789 or Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.