Fall 2021 Education Plan

With the approach of Fall Term 2021, LBCC is committed to continuing actions which keep our students and community safe while delivering high-quality education. With this focus, our approach to the 21-22 academic year is to provide options for students wherever possible. LBCC will keep many remote/online learning opportunities and student support services while also bringing back more face to face classes and support services. 

Advanced Manufacturing and Transportation Technology

Apprenticeship, Auto, Culinary, Heavy Equipment Diesel, Machine Tool, Mechatronics, Nondestructive Testing, Welding-

Most lectures will continue to be held remotely, and all labs will be held face-to-face.

Any lectures that need to, and can be done safely face-to-face, will be strictly held to following physical distancing and face-covering guidelines. This option will be determined by enrollment and subsequent adequate spacing to ensure safe distancing can be facilitated.

Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Art and Visual Communication-  A limited number of Art classes will be offered on campus with more choices offered remotely. Classes that utilize Adobe and the design lab will be offered in a hybrid format to enable students to use the lab once per week. Ceramics classes will be offered at the Benton Center campus.
  • Accounting- All classes will be offered remotely.
  • Anthropology- All Anthropology classes will be offered remotely.
  • Business and Economics- Business and Economics classes will primarily be offered remotely with select on-campus classes. BA 275 will be offered in a flex format.
  • Early Childhood Education- Classes will be offered remotely with the exception of observation and practicums.
  • Criminal Justice- Classes will be offered primarily remotely with a few introductory courses held on campus.
  • Communication- Communication classes will be offered on campus and remotely.  
  • Education- Education classes will be offered on campus and  remotely.
  • English- English classes will be offered on campus and  remotely.
  • HDFS- Select HDFS classes will be offered on campus, including practicum. The majority of classes will be offered remotely.
  • History- History classes will be offered on campus and remotely.
  • Journalism- Journalism classes will primarily be offered on campus with one remote class.
  • Music - Music classes will be offered on campus and remotely, including individual lessons. Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Small Ensembles, Literature and Materials of Music, some lessons, and Group Piano will be on campus. The Music Department will ensure physical distancing and has special masks designed for concert singing for the choirs. The choirs and small ensembles will rehearse indoors and outdoors as weather permits.
  • Practical Business Management- PBM classes will be offered remotely with the exception of PBM 101A, Entrepreneurship Lab.
  • Psychology- Psychology classes will be offered on campus and remotely.
  • Social Science- (including Sociology, Religion, Philosophy and Political Science) Social Science classes will be offered on campus and remotely.
  • Spanish- Some sections of First year Spanish will be offered on campus. All other classes will be offered remotely.
  • Writing- Writing classes will be offered on campus and remotely.

Healthcare

  • Coding - All classes will be taught face-to-face with a synchronous Zoom option available.
  • Dental - All lecture classes will be taught either face-to-face or virtually with Zoom. Lab classes will be face-to-face. Dental Link will be running on various Fridays.
  • Diagnostic Imaging/Computed Tomography (DI) - All lecture classes will be taught either virtually with Zoom or online. Lab classes will be face-to-face.  Practicums will be in-person at clinical sites.
  • Medical Assisting - All lecture classes will be taught either virtually with Zoom or online. Lab classes will be face-to-face.  
  • Nursing - Most lectures will be face-to-face with some classes virtual with Zoom. SIM and Skills labs will be face-to-face. Clinicals will be in person at clinical sites.
  • Nursing Assistant- All lectures will be online with lab classes face-to-face and clinicals will be in person at clinical sites following their established protocols.
  • OTA - Lectures will be mostly face-to-face with some virtual with Zoom. Fieldwork will be in-person on site. Lab classes will be face-to-face.
  • Phlebotomy - will not be running fall term.
  • Sleep Tech- All lecture classes will be taught online. Lab classes will be face-to-face.
  • Surg Tech - Lecture class will be online with lab classes face-to-face.
 

Science, Engineering and Math

  • Agriculture- The majority of classes will be taught face-to-face. A few online options will be available.
  • Biology- 100-level Biology classes will provide two choices for students: some sections will have remote lectures and face-to-face labs, while other sections will have both lectures and labs taught remotely. For 200-level Biology classes, most lectures will be taught remotely with face-to-face weekly labs.
  • Chemistry- All Chemistry labs will be in-person (except CH 112 which will be remote) and all Chemistry lectures will be online and/or virtual (except for CH 241 which will be in-person).
  • Computer Systems- All Computer Systems classes will be taught remotely with the exception of one CTE course lab in Network Sys Admin which will meet the last 2-3 weeks of the term for hands-on learning/training.
  • Engineering-  All engineering courses will be taught as hybrids with a mixture of online lectures and face-to-face labs. Additionally each class will have an in-person class meeting once weekly which will be used for quizzes and exams. We will work to accommodate students who cannot attend or do not feel comfortable attending classes in person.
  • Geoscience/General Science- All Geoscience/General Science classes will have remote lectures. Some labs will be remote while others will be face-to-face.
  • Health- Fall term some health classes will be taught remotely and some will return to face to face instruction.
  • Mathematics- There will be face-to-face, virtual, and online options for courses. For some classes with very few sections, there may be only one format available.
  • PE- Fall term activity based classes will be offered online, face-to-face, or hybrid.  PE231 classes will have a few sections offered as hybrid, and the rest offered online.
  • Physics- All Physics lecture classes will be taught remotely. All Physics labs will be taught face-to-face.

Academic Foundations Division

  • Adult Basic Skills- All ABE, GED, and ELA classes will be remote with some in-person options. Student support will be available virtually between the hours of 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and there will be in-person hours in the fall—days and times will be posted in August.

Extended Learning

Extended Learning: Open virtually from 8 AM to 5 PM. 

The majority of Extended Learning’s classes, workshops, and training will be remote. There will be a few select in-person classes. 

  • Community Education- Remote classes via Zoom, Google Meets, YouTube, and Facebook, including classes in Arts, Fitness, Foods, History, Language, Garden, and Health and Wellness. Questions can be directed to 541-917-4840.
  • Driver Education- Remote classes via Google Meets and Google Classroom. Questions can be directed to Melissa Richey.
  • Professional Development- Two remote Leadership Academies, AIM (Accountability, Integrity, Management) and five Critical Skills for Supervisors via Zoom. Questions can be directed to Terri Houde.

Small Business Development Center - Remote workshops and classes, including Going into Business, Foundations of Business, Small Business Management 1 and 2, Quickbooks, and Real Estate. We are also always available for free remote advising. Questions can be directed to Anne Greene.

Family Resource and Education Center

Parenting Education-  Fall term programming will include a mix of in-person and remote classes and workshops including parent/caregiver and child classes: Live and Learn with your Baby, Wobbler, Toddler, Two Year Old and Preschooler, Creative Development, Discovery Lab, and Cultivating Kindness & Parenting series, Incredible Years, Nurturing Parenting Program for Adolescents and Make Parenting a Pleasure. Classes are available in English and Spanish.  Parent-child in-person classes will follow Oregon Early Learning Division Healthy and Safety guidelines.  Questions can be emailed to connect@linnbenton.edu or call 541-917-4899. 

Family Connections- Classes will be offered via Zoom and GoToMeeting. For information about classes or how to open a child care business contact Family Connections at connect@linnbenton.edu

Pollywog- For personalized resources visit pollywogfamily.org, call 541-917-4884, or contact LeAnne Trask at traskl@linnbenton.edu.

Early Learning Hub- Questions can be directed to Kristi Collins at collink@linnbenton.edu.

Benton Center, Lebanon Center, and Sweet Home Center

Lebanon Center:  

The Lebanon Center window will be open to the public M-F from 9 AM - 4 PM with the exception of Sept. 7 - Oct. 8, which will have extended window hours on Monday and Wednesday until 6:30 PM.  

Sweet Home Center: 

The Sweet Home Center window will be open M-Th from 1 PM - 6 PM.  

Benton Center:

Staff are available for remote assistance M-Th from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM by calling 541-757-8944, ext 5128 or ext 5100. Campus Store Online Order Pickup for orders placed 48 hrs prior, picture ID is required for pickup.

  • A limited number of Credit classes (Business, Ceramics, Communications, Math, Parenting Education, Psychology, Writing, others) and Non-credit classes are offered at the Benton Center, while more choices are being offered remotely
  • The Benton Center is a library material pickup/dropoff location in Corvallis and Benton County. Photo ID and student ID numbers are required for pickup. 

LBCC library materials may be picked up by appointment. Call 541-757-8944 or email griensk@linnbenton.edu. Appointments are available M-Th 9 AM - 4:30 PM, and F 9 AM - 3:30 PM

Services to Students

  • Admission and Registration: Open virtually M-F, 8:30 AM - 5 PM and in-person 9 AM - 4 PM.
  • Adult Basic Skills- ABE, GED, and ELA classes will have online, remote, and some face-to-face options. All student support will be virtual, available M-F 11 AM - 7 PM, and in-person services will be available M-F 11 AM - 7 PM. 
  • Advising Center: Open virtually, M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM and in-person 9 AM - 4 PM.
  • Business Office: Open virtually M-F 9 AM - 4 PM, in-person by appointment. 
  • Campus Store: Course Materials, Supplies, Backpacks, Gifts, C-Store merchandise
  • Center for Accessibility Resources: CFAR will provide students options for in person or virtual services M-F 9 AM - 4 PM.
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Center: EDI Department will offer services remotely.
  • Financial Aid: Open M-Th 8:30 AM - 4 PM, Friday 8:30 AM - 3 PM.
  • First Resort Student Help Center: Open virtually from 9 AM to 7 PM and in-person 9 AM - 4 PM.
  • Food Services - Commons: Takeout only
  • Food Services - Courtyard Cafe: Beverages and Grill menu items, M - Th 8 AM - 3 PM, Friday 8 AM - 2 PM
  • High School Partnerships: Open virtually, M-F 8:00 AM - 5 PM and in-person 9 AM - 4 PM.
  • International Programs: International Programs will offer remote and in-person advising for students M-F 9 AM - 4 PM.
  • JOBS Program- Open virtually, M-F 9 AM - 5 PM and by appointment.
  • Learning Center: The Learning Center will be offering remote (both drop-in and by appointment) and in-person services (by appointment, during the library’s open hours) for Tutoring, the Math Help Desk and the Math Cafe, the Writing Center, and Academic Coaching. The Learning Center will be available for group student and individual quiet study.
  • Library: Research/reference and Student Help Desk services will be available in-person and online. The Albany Campus Library plans to be physically open: Monday/Tuesday 8am-5pm, Wednesday/Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday 11am-3pm (Sunday closed). Students, staff, and faculty may pick up physical library resources from the Albany Campus Library, Benton Center, HOC Library, or any participating library in Linn County. The library will continue to provide large online collections of ebooks, streaming videos, and articles.
  • LiveChat: 8:30 AM - 6 PM, weekdays.
  • Roadrunner Resources: (basic human needs assistance, emergency funds, connection to community resources) Virtual appointments M-F, 9 AM - 5 PM and in-person 9 AM - 4 PM.
  • STEP Program- Open virtually, M-F 9 AM - 6 PM and in-person 9 AM - 4 PM.
    • For enrolled STEP students: Meetings will be held virtually, via Zoom or over the phone. Enrolled STEP students will be able to contact their Student Success Specialist via email, phone, text, and Zoom meetings (including drop-in Zoom office hours) during business hours. Through multiple avenues of contact, we aim to provide the same access to coaching, navigation, and support services as students would receive in an on-campus setting.
  • Student Assessment:  Open for test proctoring tentatively scheduled for in person proctoring services Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 8 AM - 5 PM, Wednesday 8 AM - 7 PM and Friday 8 AM - 4 PM. 
  • Student Leadership: Works with students in areas involving volunteering, student advocacy, The Linn-Benton Lunch Box, Summer Camps and more. Open Virtually M-F 9 AM - 4 PM via Zoom room (https://linnbenton.zoom.us/j/98197173884), as well as in person M-Th from 9:00 - 2:00 in the Student Union (F-120). You can also reach us by phone 541-917- 4458 or email us at getinvolved@linnbenton.edu
  • Transcript Evaluation and Graduation Services: Open virtually, M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM and in-person 9 AM - 4 PM. 
  • University Partnerships: University Partnerships will offer remote and limited in-person advising for students M-F 9 AM - 4 PM.

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