Winter 2022 Education Plan

With the approach of winter term 2022, LBCC is committed to continuing actions that keep our students and community safe while delivering high-quality education. To allow students the flexibility and safety they need during a time of anticipated elevated COVID risk, the majority of courses will continue to be held remotely, either synchronously or asynchronously.

Most lecture based classes will be held remotely. As allowed by local health authorities, the majority of the lab sections will be held on campus, with proper physical distancing and cleaning protocols. Clinicals and practicums in healthcare will be offered at the clinical sites, and follow the protocols set up by the sites. Student support services are available winter term and will be provided remotely.

Please take a moment to learn more about student services and course delivery methods for winter 2022.

Services to Students
  • Admission/Registration and First Resort: Open virtually from 9 AM to 7 PM and in-person 9 AM - 4 PM. In-person services temporarily located in Learning Center during Takena construction.
  • 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. In-person services temporarily located in the Learning Center during Takena construction.
  • Business Office: Open M-F 9 AM - 12 PM, 1 PM - 4 PM.
  • Campus Store: Course Materials, Supplies, Backpacks, Gifts, C-Store merchandise.
  • Center for Accessibility Resources: CFAR will provide students and staff 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, Tu, Th 9 AM - 4 PM, Wed, 9-2pm, Friday 9 AM - 3 PM. In-person services temporarily located in IA 232 during Takena construction.
  • 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 Order here
  • High School Partnerships: Open virtually, M-F 8:00 AM - 5 PM and in-person 9 AM - 4 PM. In-person services temporarily located in RCH 111 during Takena construction.
  • 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 (drop in and 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 will 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 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
  • Testing Services: Open for test proctoring in person Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 8 AM - 5 PM, Wednesday 8 AM - 6 PM and Friday 8 AM - 4 PM.
  • Registrar’s Office, Transcripts, and Graduation Services: Open virtually, M-F 8:30 AM - 5 PM and in-person 9 AM - 4 PM. In-person services temporarily located in T-219 during Takena construction.
  • University Partnerships: University Partnerships will offer remote and limited in-person advising for students M-F 9 AM - 4 PM.
Advanced Manufacturing and Transportation Technology
Applies to all instruction for (Apprenticeship, Auto, Culinary, Heavy Equipment Diesel, Machine Tool, Mechatronics, Nondestructive Testing, Welding): Many lectures will be held remotely, and all labs will be held face-to-face.
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- Most Business and Economics classes will be offered remotely, with a handful including one on campus class period. BA 275 will be offered in a flex format and Econ 201 will be offered on campus.
  • Early Childhood Education - Classes will be offered remotely with the exception of observation and practicums.
  • Criminal Justice - Classes will be offered primarily remotely with some 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. Other 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 have special masks designed for concert singing. The choirs and small ensembles will rehearse 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
  • 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.
  • Coding- All classes will be taught face-to-face with a synchronous Zoom option available.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Surg Tech- Lecture classes will be online with lab classes face-to-face.
  • Phlebotomy- Lecture classes will be online with lab classes face-to-face.
  • Sleep Tech- Will not be running Winter term.
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 and all Chemistry lectures will be online and/or virtual (except for CH 201 which will be in-person two days per week and CH 242 which will be in-person).
  • Computer Systems- All Computer Systems classes will be taught remotely with the exception of one CS Transfer Course CS 161 Intro to Computer Science I with Instructor: Sisi Virasak CRN 32516 which will be face to face 2X a week on campus. Additionally, one CTE course lab in CIS 152 Routing and Switching Essentials with David Becker CRN 31115 will meet the last 3-4 weeks of the term for hands-on learning/training on campus.
  • 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 at least once weekly which will also 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 online or virtual lectures. Some labs will be remote while others will be face-to-face.
  • Health- Remote and face-to-face options.
  • Mathematics- The math department will be offering a variety of formats, as much as possible. There will be face-to-face, virtual, and online options. For some classes, with very few sections, there may be only one format available.
  • PE- 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 (except PH 131 which will be in-person). All Physics labs will be taught face-to-face.
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 some face-to-face classes in Community Education and Driver Education. Please see the Winter Term Extended Learning Schedule for more information.

  • 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 at richeym@linnbenton.edu.
  • Professional Development - 2 remote Leadership Academies, AIM (Accountability, Integrity, Management) and 5 Critical Skills for Supervisors via Zoom coming this Spring. Questions can be directed to Terri Houde at houdet@linnbenton.edu.
  • 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 Lily Bender at benderl@linnbenton.edu
Family Resource and Education Center

Open virtually from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

  • Parenting Education -  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, Abriendo Puertas, and Make Parenting a Pleasure. Classes are available in English and Spanish.  Parent-child in-person classes will follow Oregon Early Learning Division Health 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 in person for targeted audiences. For information about classes or how to open a child care business contact Family Connections at connect@linnbenton.edu.
  • Pollywog - Assists families with children through age 5 with sign up for prenatal and parenting classes, accessing child care and parenting support, and referrals to appropriate primary care, child development and early learning opportunities. For personalized resources visit pollywogfamily.org, call 541-917-4884, or contact LeAnne Trask at traskl@linnbenton.edu.
  • Early Learning Hub - Umbrella organization for 17 regional Preschool Promise Providers providing coordinated enrollment. Early Learning Hubs partner with regional community-based programs to make support more available, accessible, and effective for children and families, particularly those from underserved communities. Questions can be directed to Kristi Collins at collink@linnbenton.edu.
Benton Center
  • Registration counter is open and staff available M-Th from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM and by calling 541-757-8944, ext 5128 or ext 5100. The Learning & Career Center is open M-Th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
  • A limited number of Credit classes (Business, Ceramics, Communications, Math, Parenting Education, Psychology, Education, 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. Additional information is available by calling 541-757-8944 x5101.
  • Campus Store online orders may be picked up at the Benton Center Registration during regular posted hours. Photo ID is required. We recommend calling prior to ensure your order has arrived, at 541-757-8944 x5100.
Lebanon Center

The Lebanon Center window will be open to the public M-F from 9 AM - 4 PM with the exception of extended hours from 9 am - 6:30 pm on January 3rd, 5th, 10th, and 12th.

Sweet Home Center

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

 
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