Celebrating CTE Month | Week Three

Applied Industrial Technology and Transportation

Linn-Benton Community College offers the education and practical training needed to develop the highly-skilled workforce required to staff this region's industries. In two years or less, students in the following programs can move into new careers - fueling the Willamette Valley's economy in the process: 

  • Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 
  • Automotive Technology
  • CNC Machinist 
  • Construction and Forestry Equipment Technology
  • Heavy Equipment and Diesel Technology
  • Industrial Building Mechanics and Green Technology
  • Industrial Pipe Trades Fitting and Welding
  • Industrial Refrigeration Mechatronics
  • Machine Tool Technology 
  • Mechatronics or Industrial Automation Technology
  • Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation
  • Welding and Fabrication Technology

Faculty profile: Scott Ballard

In his 27th year teaching manufacturing to college and high school students, Scott Ballard says that what he loves most is helping students find a career path that will lead them to success.

Scott Ballard, non-destructive testing instructor

Teamwork in the LBCC Welding Program

The Industrial Technology Society (ITS) co-curricular program helps students develop teamwork skills while working on real-world projects.

ITS members show off a metal clock

Britney Cawrse advises others to jump right in 

"I’ve always been of the mind that whatever age you are, you can always learn a new skill,” she said.

woman turned sideways and showing muscles

Caleb Martin will start career in just two years with help of CWE

Recipient of a Student Achievement Award from the Cooperative Education
and Internship Association, Martin will graduate this June.

Photo of Caleb Martin in hat