Community Education

Frequently Asked Questions

Why take a Community Education class with LBCC?

  1. We have the most passionate, qualified instructors you will find. They have practical experience and love sharing it with you.
  2. Taking a class for fun with like-minded people in your community is an opportunity to experience something new or enhance existing interests or hobbies.
  3. We have experience - lots of it - having served the community since 1966.
  4. We care about serving YOU (our community).

Please call or email me if you have any questions about the class or supplies.

Where is my class held?

For your convenience, LBCC holds classes at over 50 locations throughout Linn and Benton counties. See the Schedule of Classes Location Key below.

How will I know the status of my class?

The most current status of any class is reflected on the website. Even LBCC staff refer to this website for the most up-to-date information.

How will I know if a class may be cancelled?

We encourage you to register for classes you want to secure your spot in the class and to show your interest in the class so that it's not cancelled for lack of enrollment. We strive to offer the first class as scheduled unless there are zero participants registered. If not enough people show up for the first class resulting in the need to cancel, the class will be cancelled after the first class session. Within 24 hours of cancellation, if you are registered for the class, you will receive a phone call and a refund will be processed. If you are not registered you can check the website for class updates.

Are all classes in each community served the same?

No, there may be similarities, but classes can also be different region to region in length, duration, price, instructor, facilities, etc. Depending on the community, we may have more or less partners available to host classes, therefore, may limit the frequency or duration we can offer a particular class. As well, many instructors want to teach in the communities in which they live, so we schedule classes based on our available pool of expertise in any one community.

How old do you have to be to take a Community Education class?

Our classes are designed for learners across the life course. Depending on the instructor's preference who is teaching a particular class, some classes are open to youth. Depending on the class and instructor, some instructors ask that minors accompany their guardian, others do not. Although we try to list classes open to youth in their description, you can always call us and inquire about minors attending a particular class and we will do our best to accommodate them based on the comforts of the instructor.

Why are the Community Education classes different each term?

Because all of our instructors are part-time instructors, many of them have other obligations which may restrict their availability. Such obligations can limit their ability to teach a particular class every term so they may teach it infrequently. As well, we are always hiring new instructors with new ideas! We offer an average of 200 classes a term, with an average of 60 of them new each term. We encourage our instructors to propose unique ideas for new classes. That's why there is always something new to explore in Community Education.

How does Extended Learning decide which community to offer a class in?

Our classes are brought to particular communities based largely on the request of the instructor. Because all of our instructors are part-time, many of them have limited hours to give, sometimes affecting how far they can drive to teach a class. Our coordinators work diligently to find spaces in the community where instructors are comfortable teaching while also ensuring the classroom has the access to resources or technology needed for the class. That's why we have over 20 partner locations in the mid-Willamette Valley - to help find more locations instructors can teach in their requested communities.

Schedule of Classes Location Key

AC: Activities Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany
ALBLIB: Albany Library, 2450 14th Avenue, Albany
ALBSR: Albany Senior Center, 489 Water Avenue NW, Albany
AT-H: Heavy Equipment Center, Advanced Transportation Tech. Center, Lebanon
ATTCA: Automotive Technology Building, Advanced Transportation Technology Center, Lebanon
ATTCB: Automotive Tech Building B, Advanced Transportation Technology Center - B, Lebanon
AUST: OSU Austin Hall, 2751 SW Jefferson Avenue, Corvallis
BC: Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis
BENTON: Benton Hall (OSU), Oregon State University, Corvallis
BGCLUB: Albany Boys’ & Girls’ Club, 1215 Hill St, Albany
CALBRW: Calapooia Brewery, 140 NE Hill St., Albany
CARDV: CARDV, 2208 SW Third St., Corvallis
CASCEL: Cascade Elementary, 2163 Seventh Street, Lebanon
CC: Calapooia Center, LBCC Campus, Albany
CENTEL: Central Elementary School, 336 9th Ave SW, Albany
CHS: Corvallis High School, 1400 NW Buchanan, Corvallis
CLADMN: Central Linn Admin Building, 331 E Blakely Avenue, Brownsville
CLELEM: Central Linn Elementary School, 239 W 2nd, Halsey
CLEMEN: Clemen’s Primary School, 535 South 19th, Philomath
CLINIC: Clinical For Nursing, Linn-Benton Community College, Albany
CMS: Calapooia Middle School, Albany
CONBRE: Conversion Brewing, 833 S Main St., Lebanon
CORVSR: Corvallis Senior Center, 2601 NW Tyler St., Corvallis
ELCA: East Linn Christian Academy, 36883 Victory Drive, Lebanon
F: Forum Building, LBCC Campus, Albany
ELKSC: Elk’s Lodge (Corvallis), 1400 NW 9th St., Corvallis
FACOOP: First Alternative Co-op, 1007 SE Third Street, Corvallis
FAIRGR: Linn County Fairgrounds, 3700 Knox Butte, Albany
FAITHL: Faith Luthern Church, 930 SW Queen Ave., Albany
FIRCON: First Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Rd, Corvallis
FITOVR: Fitness Over 50, 6735 SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis
FLD: LBCC Athletic Field/Field Trip, Albany
FOSTER: Foster Elementary School, Foster
FRMTES: Fairmount Elementary School, 1005 Spring Hill Road NW, Albany
FTRNA: Family Tree Relief Albany, 1005 NW Springhill Dr., Albany
GARFLD: Garfield Elementary School, 1205 NW Garfield, Corvallis
GILL: Gill Coliseum (OSU), 660 Southwest 26th Street, Corvallis
GOAKS: Growing Oaks, 4000 SW Western Blvd., Corvallis
GRNACR: Green Acres Elementary, 700 10th Street, Lebanon
HARCRC: OBS-Harrisburg Community Cent., 354 Smith St., Harrisburg
HARREL: Harrisburg Elementary, HWY 99, Harrisburg
HOC: Healthcare Occupations Center, 300 Mullins Drive, Lebanon
HORSE: LBCC Horse Center, 2958 53rd St, Albany
HOSP: Hospital(see schedule for loc), Various
HYBRID: Hybrid Class, Class meets some face-to-face, some online
KNGVLY: Kings Valley School, Rt 1, Philomath
IA: Industrial A Building, LBCC Campus, Albany
IB: Industrial B Building, LBCC Campus, Albany
IC: Industrial C Building, LBCC Campus, Albany
INTNET: Internet, Online class possibly with, in-person orientation
LAB: For lab designation only, Various
LAFYTE: Lafayette Elementary, 3122 Madison Street SE, Albany
LAKESI: Lakeside Center, Mennonite Village, Albany
LAFYTE: Lafayette Elementary, 3122 Madison Street SE, Albany
LC: Lebanon Center, 44 Industrial Way, Lebanon
LCX: Lebanon Center Annex, 44 Industrial Way, Lebanon
LEBSR: Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent Street, Lebanon
LEGBAL: Legacy Ballet, 104 Main St SE, Albany
LIBCNF: Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe, Corvallis
LINCON: Lincoln School, Corvallis
LINDHS: Linn County DHS, 118 SE Second Ave, Suite D, Albany
LINUSP: Linus Pauling Middle School, 1111 NW Cleveland Avenue, Corvallis
LL: Lakeshore Lanes, 5432 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany
LM: Luckiamute Center, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd, Albany
MAZAM: Mazama Brewing, 33930 SE Eastgate Circle, Corvallis
MCAF: McAlexander Field House, OSU Campus, Corvallis
MEADOW: Meadow Park, 277 NW Conifer, Corvallis
MH: Madrone Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany
MKH: McKenzie Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany
MMS: Memorial Middle School, 1050 SW Queen Ave, Albany
MONGRS: Monroe Grade School, 600 Dragon Drive, Monroe
MONLIB: Monroe Community Library, 380 N. 5th St., Monroe
MONRHS: Monroe High School, Monroe
MRWINE: Marks Ridge Winery, 29255 Berlin Road, Sweet Home
MUDCRK: Muddy Creek Charter School, 30252 Bellfountain Rd., Corvallis
NOAHS: Noah’s Ark Pre School, 2760 SW 53rd St., Corvallis
NSH: North Santiam Hall, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd, Albany
ODDFEL: Oddfellows Hall (Corvallis), 223 SW 2nd, Corvallis
OSU: Oregon State University, Corvallis
PCDC: Periwinkle Child Development, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd, Albany
PEACE: Peace Lutheran Church, 2540 Applegate, Philomath
PHILHS: Philomath High School, 2054 Applegate, Philomath
PHLIB: Philomath Community Library, 1050 Applegate ST, Philomath
PHILMS: Philomath Middle School, 2021 Chapel Dr, Philomath
RB: Riverbottom Stables, 28970 Highway 34, Corvallis
RCH: Red Cedar Hall, LBCC Campus, Albany
RESER: Reser Stadium (OSU), Oregon State University, Corvallis
ROGERS: Rogers Hall, (OSU) Oregon State University, Corvallis
SAHS: South Albany High School, 3705 Columbus SE, Albany
SALBCC: South Albany Community Church, 2418 Gearu Street SE, Albany
SAND: Sand Volleyball Court, Albany
SANT: Santiam Christian School, 7220 NE Arnold Ave, Adair Village
SANTES: Santiam Elem Schl, 450 SW Evergreen St., Mill City
SHBGC: Sweet Home Boy’s & Girl’s Club, 890 18TH Ave., Sweet Home
SHC: Sweet Home Center, 1661 Long Street, Sweet Home
SHHS: Sweet Home High School, 1641 Long St, Sweet Home
SHS: Sheldon High School, 2455 Willakenzie Rd., Eugene
SSH: South Santiam Hall, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd, Albany
SHPD: Sweet Home Police Department, 9th Ave, Sweet Home
SONGBR: Songbird Village, 215 21st Ave. SE, Albany
STAG: Strand Agriculture, OSU, Corvallis
SWANSO: Cool Swanson Action Center, 705 Railroad Ave, Albany
T: Takena Hall, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd, Albany
TBA: To Be Arranged
TIMBER: Timber Ridge School, 373 Timber Ridge Street NE, Albany
TRK: LBCC Track, Albany
TROUBA: Troubadour Music Center, 521 SW 2nd Street, Corvallis
UNTMET: United Methodist Church, 701 Smith St., Harrisburg
WAVRLY: Waverly Elementary School, 425 Columbus SE, Albany
WH: Willamette Hall, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd, Albany
WNHOUS: Willamette Neighborhood Housing, 257 SW Madison, Corvallis
WOH: White Oak Hall, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany
WRKSRC: Work Source Oregon, 139 SE 4th Avenue, Albany
YELGLD: Yellow Gold Farm, 36040 Tennessee Road, Albany
ZCBJ: ZCBJ Hall, 38704 S Main St, Scio