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LBCC offers online classes to public in community education program


April 29, 2020

Amidst the current COVID-19 health crisis, Linn-Benton Community College has moved all course offerings online for spring term.

In addition to credit programs that lead to a college degree, LBCC’s Extended Learning program is also offering a variety of low-cost, online community education classes and small business development courses to anyone interested in learning at home.

Topics include fitness, art, language, driver’s safety, professional development, small business and more.

 Small Business Classes

LBCC’s Small Business Development Center is offering the following: Going Into Business workshops on May 19 and June 16 – with one class offered in Spanish April 30; and two Pivoting Your Business workshops, one in Spanish and one in English, on May 5.

 SBDC advisors are also providing free advising to the local business community during the COVID-19 health crisis. LBCC advisors have served over 200 businesses this past month. To speak with an SBDC Advisor for free, register online at

 Community Education Classes

 More than 40 community education online classes are now being offered in fitness, art, history, language, professional growth, and more. Classes will be taught using several different online platforms including Zoom and Google Hangouts. Classes are being offered at a reduced rate of $19 to $49. Classes begin May 4. View the online schedule at

 Driver’s Education Classes

 LBCC’s Vehicle Safety Program has two new remote offerings: Driver Permit Preparation, beginning May 20, and Teaching Your Teen to Drive, with two section offerings, one beginning May 6, and one beginning May 13. \Classes cost between $15 and $29.

LBCC noncredit classes are open to everyone.

For these Extended Learning class offerings, you will need access to the internet and a phone, computer, or tablet.

Register by calling (541) 917-4840 and leaving a voicemail. Calls will be returned within 24 hours.

Or, register by email at


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