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Career Exploration & Classes at LBCC

The Career and Counseling Center offers a broad range of career planning tools and job search information for students and community members. Browse the links on the left for more information.

Career Assessments

Career Information System (CIS)
Cost: Free
CIS is a computerized career exploration program that includes tools for self-assessment, career exploration, goal-setting and decision-making. It also includes Oregon-based labor market information, financial aid resources and education and training information. If interested, please contact a Career and Employment Specialist nearest you.

Strong Interest Inventory (SII) and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Assessments
Cost: Varies
With an LBCC counselor referral individuals may take either the Strong Interest Inventory (SII) and/or the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and use the results to assist in their career exploration process. The SII helps people identify their interests and how they connect with careers while the MBTI helps people see the connection between personality characteristics and job satisfaction. If interested, please call (541) 917-4780 and ask to make an appointment with either Charles for the SII or with Mark for the MBTI.

Additional information about your MBTI or SII assessment results is available courtesy of Cazenovia College.

Myers Briggs Type Indicator

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

SII

Strong Interest Inventory


Career Planning Classes and Programs at LBCC

LBCC offers a variety of ways to assist students in making their career decision easier. Career and Employment Specialists and Career Counselors are available to assist in the process by administering and interpreting career assessments and discussing individual goals.

For those who are self-guided, you may access FREE Career Exploration Resources or contact one of the Career & Employment Specialists to receive login information for the online Career Information System (CIS).

Career Life Planning Class (HD208)
Career Life Planning, assists students in identifying their interests, skills and values. Students learn strategies to utilize career information services to create personal goals and a life plan. (One and three credit class options available either on campus or via internet.)

Interested in Registering for a Career Planning Class? Check our online Schedule of Classes under Personal Growth for more information.

Career Planning Online

Linn-Benton Community College offers award winning, innovative and effective career planning programs. All ages from high school to college to "midlife career changers" have benefited from the exciting and revealing structured exercises designed to answer the questions, "Who am I?" "What do I want?" and "How do I get it?"

Through these CPO programs you will become aware of your personal and occupational values, interests, skills and personality. You will learn how to research the most current career information using the Internet. You will also demonstrate goal-setting and decision-making techniques to clarify and simplify your career planning now and in the future.

There are two Internet versions of Career Planning Online available to you:
CPO College Version is a 3 credit college transfer level course comprised of interactive activities, textbook readings, online quizzes, midterm and final, and online discussion room. This popular class has filled to capacity every term since its conception in 1998. Evaluations from students are consistently positive.
Student cost is per credit and anyone (high school age or above) can register for this college class. CPO is licensed for use at other colleges and universities on a term by term fee structure. You may view sample pages by contacting lynn.bain@linnbenton.edu

CPO HS/Agency Version is an interactive online program that provides high schools and agencies with a career-planning product that is user-friendly, engaging, and versatile. The CPO project was created in response to requests from high school counselors for an "in-house" version of HD 208 for their students. The local counselor, instructor or school-to-work specialist has the flexibility to facilitate the Discussion Room, Quiz and Activity components and to track students' progress through the modules. CPO may also be utilized as an Independent Study program.

Cost is based on a school/agency user fee. The school/agency controls enrollment in their individualized CPO program. You may view sample pages by contacting lynn.bain@linnbenton.edu

College Now version of CPO is available for dual high school/college credit.

The CPO programs were designed by Lynn Bain, MS, a career counselor with more than 18 years career guidance experience at LBCC. Ms Bain is the recipient of the NCCET Exemplary Program Award in Distance Education and the 2000 Les Adkins Award for Career Guidance Excellence. You may contact her for further information: lynn.bain@linnbenton.edu