Additional Learning Opportunities
Adult Basic Skills and General Education Development (ABSD/GED)
Adults wanting to improve basic skills or complete their high school education can do so at LBCC. Small, informal classes in Adult Basic Skills Development (ABSD) are offered days and evenings throughout the district. These classes cover English, math, social studies, and science. The Adult High School Diploma (AHSD) program allows adults to complete their high school requirements by taking college-level classes. General Education Development (GED) classes are available to help prepare students to take the GED test. LBCC’s goal for every ABSD/GED student is to continue their education by enrolling in a college program of study.
Instruction is varied to meet individual learning styles and to provide a positive learning environment. If students are unable to attend classes or need extra help outside of class, the college will endeavor to match students with volunteer tutors. This is a free, confidential, usually one-on-one arrangement, in a location convenient to both student and tutor. For more information, call the ABE/GED Office, x4710.
Cooperative Work Experience
Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) combines classroom learning with job experience in a student’s chosen field. The number of hours spent on the job determines the amount of college credit earned. CWE staff assists students in obtaining relevant jobs, or students may use their present jobs if appropriate. These work experiences may be either paid or unpaid. Call CWE, ext. 4787, for information or assistance.
High School Partnerships
Our High School Partnerships program provides many different opportunities for high school students to take college classes. Students can take college classes for credit, simultaneously earning their high school diploma and college degree. Students can also take classes for personal enrichment or to develop a skill. Through College Now, high school students can take college classes from high school teachers at their home schools. College Now teachers work closely with Linn-Benton faculty to align their curricula and assessments to ensure students meet the student learning outcomes outlined in the LBCC course outline. Other High School Partnerships programs allow students to take classes on a Linn-Benton campus. Several options are available. Students can attend college as release time during their high school day, or attend Linn-Benton full time with their credits transferring back to their home schools to satisfy high school graduation requirements. In addition, students can also attend LBCC after finishing their high school requirements and before graduating from high school. For more information, contact Virginia Mallory at (541) 917-4208.