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Student Services & Activities


Advising

info@lowercolumbia.edu - 360.442.2311

The advising department offers information, support, and guidance from program and entry advisors. While students are responsible for their educational plan, advisors do assist with providing advice on career pathways, long range plans, and course selection for each specific program. Advisors are assigned based on their knowledge in the area of interest or field of study. Students who plan to earn a degree or certificate at LCC or to transfer to a baccalaureate institution, must meet with an advisor prior to registering each quarter.

Associated Students of Lower Columbia College (ASLCC)

lowercolumbia.edu/student-life/aslcc - 360.442.2450

All students enrolled at LCC, except those enrolled exclusively in non-tuition courses, pay a service and activity fee as part of their tuition and automatically become members of the Associated Students of Lower Columbia College. Pictures are taken and free student identification cards are issued to new students, while returning students are issued a sticker to renew their I.D. cards. A student I.D. card qualifies you for reduced or free admission to events sponsored by the ASLCC, including athletic events, concerts, dances, and theatre productions.
A fee is charged for replacing lost or stolen cards.

The ASLCC Student Government Executive Council is the student governing body. The Council meets to administer the ASLCC budget, develop committees to work on LCC campus issues, participate in the college’s standing councils and committees, and represent LCC students in legislative issues that affect their education. ASLCC Student Government officers are elected each spring quarter.

Bookstore

lowercolumbia.edu/bookstore - 360.442.2240

Students will find new, used, and rentable textbooks, reference materials, general supplies, computer software, art and engineering supplies, gifts, LCC signature clothing, other LCC logo items, and much more at the LCC Bookstore, located on the first floor in the Student Center. A book buyback is held during finals week of each quarter. The Bookstore is also open to the public. Check the quarterly class schedule for hours and buyback dates. Students can also order books online at lowercolumbia.edu/bookstore. The Bookstore’s primary goal is to serve students and the staff welcomes suggestions about new products and services.

Career and Employment Services

lowercolumbia.edu/careerservices - 360.442.2330

The Career Center has multiple resources to assist students, graduates and community members in developing personalized career/education plans or to find a job. Several tools are available to help students identify careers that best match their interests, skills, and abilities. Online career information resources provide details about job duties, education requirements, working conditions, wages and occupational demand for specific work fields.

Career Specialists are available to help with career planning, exploration, and job search needs. Free workshops are provided on applying for college, Financial Aid applications, effective résumé writing, marketing job skills to potential employers, portfolio development, and resources for dislocated workers and low income adults.

Local employers and staff use our free College Central Network program to recruit students, graduates, and community members. Job seekers can post résumés, find work-based learning opportunities, locate internships and search for full and part time jobs on and off campus.

Childcare

lowercolumbia.edu/childcare - 360.442.2890

Licensed childcare for children one month through five years of age is available to LCC students, staff and faculty members. Limited enrollment is open to the community. In addition to high quality childcare services, LCC Early Learning Center offers a Pre-Kindergarten Readiness Program, and partners with the Longview School District for math and literacy assessments. All age groups have weekly lesson plans and teachers complete monthly assessments. Daily activities are developmentally appropriate and based on each child’s goals. Full-day and half-day rates are available, and DSHS payments are accepted. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are provided; families provide lunch. The Early Learning Center operates on a year-round schedule and is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Computer Labs

lowercolumbia.edu/computer-labs - 360.442.2712

Lower Columbia College maintains computing facilities equipped with the hardware and software required to support instructional programs, students, faculty, staff, and administration. To use campus computers and to access the Internet and student email, students must create an account username and password at lowercolumbia.edu/computer-labs . Wireless Internet access is also available on campus to students with mobile devices.

Counseling Services

lowercolumbia.edu/counseling - 360.442.2311

Lower Columbia College provides counseling services for students, including personal, educational, and career counseling. Students can schedule an appointment with a counselor by contacting the Entry Center in the lobby of the Admissions Center, or by calling 360.442.2311. LCC’s counselors are located in the Admissions Center. Individuals needing extensive personal counseling will be referred to services off-campus.

 

Dining

lowercolumbia.edu/cafe - 360.442.2241

The LCC Fork & Flame Cafe, Espresso Kiosk and provide a varied menu for students, staff and the community, including breakfast all day, hot lunch specials, soups, sandwiches, grill items, snacks and beverages. Catering service available. Hours vary according to academic year.

Disability Support Services

lowercolumbia.edu/disability - 360.442.2340 - TTY/Video Relay Service 7-1-1 or 800.833.6388

A student with a documented disability may be eligible for accommodations or assistance through LCC’s Disability Support Services office. Lower Columbia College is committed to providing support services to students with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. Disability Support Services coordinates services which may include reasonable accommodations, appropriate auxiliary aids, advising, admission, registration for classes, academic counseling, assistance with applying for financial aid, referrals to agencies, educational and vocational planning, even voter registration. Students are required to provide documentation of disability. To request services or for more information, visit the website, call or stop by the office in the Admissions Center, Room 143.

eLearning

lowercolumbia.edu/elearning - 360.442.2520

The eLearning Office is your resource as you use technology in the classroom. LCC uses the Canvas Learning Management System to support learning in classes that are fully online, hybrid (partially online and partially in the classroom), or on campus. To find out if online learning is for you and to learn about all of LCC's online resources, please visit the eLearning webpage.

Fitness Center & Gym

lowercolumbia.edu/fitnesscenter - 360.442.2481

With a balance of free weights, selectorized machines, and aerobic equipment, the Red Devil Fitness Center offers something for everyone. Sign up for a Weight Training, Super Circuit, Zumba or Pilates class to add some ‘positive’ stress to your hectic schedule. Inhale...Exhale!

Head Start/Early Head Start/ECEAP

lowercolumbia.edu/head-start - 360.442.2800

Head Start/Early Head Start/ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) is a federal and state funded comprehensive child and family development program that includes preschool, home visits, health and developmental screening, social service referrals, services to pregnant mothers, infant/toddler programs and parent involvement opportunities. Families must meet federal and state income guidelines to qualify.

Children who are three and four years old attend classes 3 - 5 days per week for 3-1/2 or 6 hours a day during the school year. A variety of developmentally appropriate learning experiences are provided to foster social, emotional, intellectual and physical growth. Early Head Start serves pregnant women and children birth to three years in three specific models: a weekly home base program, and a full day program for teen parents in collaboration with the Longview School District.

Head Start/Early Head Start/ECEAP support the parents’ role as the primary educator of their child, and are encouraged to attend monthly parent meetings, participate on the Policy Council board and volunteer at any of the nine centers throughout Cowlitz County. Parents may register in HOFL 131, 132 and 133 for college credit.

 

Learning Commons

lowercolumbia.edu/library - 360.442.2660

The Learning Commons in the Alan Thompson Library Building in the Center of campus, combines the Library, eLearning, and the Tutoring Center. The Learning Commons provides help with studying, research, and specific classes.

 

Library Services

lowercolumbia.edu/library - 360.442.2660

Library Services is part of the Learning Commons and provides collections of print and electronic materials and resources. The online catalog includes holdings of the LCC Library, Longview Public Library, and Kelso Public Library. Students can also find leisure reading paperbacks, group study rooms, computers, printers/copiers, a Smart Board, a Mondopad, a Whisper Room recording booth, and Chromebooks. The Library Services website provides access to online databases and guidelines for research. Students may request research instruction from librarians by phone, email, instant message, or in person at the library. Hours of operation are posted on the Library webpage and in the Learning Commons.

 

Multicultural Programs

360.442.2424

Multicultural Services is committed to the development of a more openhearted, inclusive and supportive environment based on awareness, acceptance and respect for all at Lower Columbia College. LCC has a strong commitment to attracting, admitting and educating a broad population of students reflecting a diversity of intellectual interests, as well as representation from different cultures, races/ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, gender, socio-political perspectives, religious affiliations and sexual orientation/identities from throughout Washington, and across the U.S. and around the world. This rich mixture of individuals enhances the academic and intellectual experience for all who come to LCC. We work to promote intellectual discourse, leadership and social justice among students, staff, faculty and our surrounding communities. Events include, but are not limited to: speakers, performers, cultural field trips, volunteering, leadership opportunities, conferences, and of course FUN!

Safety & Security/Parking

lowercolumbia.edu/safety - 360.442.2911

Lower Columbia College is committed to providing a safe and healthy campus environment. Security personnel patrol buildings and parking lots nearly 24-hours a day. Parking is provided for LCC students on a first-come, first-served basis in the parking lots surrounding the campus. (See parking lot locations on the Lower Columbia College Campus Map.) Students are issued an official parking decal upon payment of registration fees. Students must display the parking decal in their vehicle when parking on campus. To use a designated handicapped parking space, a disabled parking permit issued by the state must be displayed.

Student Clubs, Organizations & Groups

lowercolumbia.edu/student/student-life/clubs

ASLCC-subsidized co-curriculars, organizations and clubs are an opportunity for students to get involved outside of the classroom setting and pursue special interests. Each group must complete an informational application, establish a membership list and have an advisor. The ASLCC Student Government Executive Council also funds activities on campus that are coordinated by committees. Some of the current ASLCC co-curriculars, organizations and clubs are:

  • Associated Students of Lower Columbia College (ASLCC) Student Government
  • Anime Club
  • Board Game Club
  • Brotherhood of Games
  • Campus Christian Club
  • Chemistry Club
  • Choir
  • Drama
  • Electric Vehicle Club
  • Engineering Club
  • Fencing Club
  • Film Club
  • Forensics / Debate / Phi Rho Pi
  • Global Medical Brigade
  • Jazz Ensemble (Big Band)
  • LGBTQ/Straight Alliance Club
  • Longboarding Club
  • Multicultural Club
  • Pottery Club
  • Salal Review (Literary & Arts)
  • Science Fiction Club
  • Student Nurses Organization (SNO)
  • Sustainability Club
  • Symphonic Band
  • Veterans Alliance Organization
  • Welding Club

Student Support Services

lowercolumbia.edu/trio - 360.442.2420

The Student Support Services program provides academic assistance to help students succeed in college. Students who are First Generation (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree), low income, or have a documented disability qualify. This federally-funded TRIO program helps participants become more effective college students, stay in college, graduate on time, and transfer to a baccalaureate institution. Students receive advising, individualized tutoring, and peer mentoring, as well as help selecting a career and transfer school.

Transfer Center

lowercolumbia.edu/university-center/transfer-options - 360.442.2350

The Transfer Center, located in the Admissions Center, provides information to assist students to make a successful transition to a baccalaureate institution. Help is available to select a transfer college or university, and to complete admission procedures, financial aid applications, and transfer admission requirements. The Transfer Center has transfer guides available explaining course transfer equivalencies.

 

Tutoring Services

lowercolumbia.edu/tutoring - 360.442.2572

Individual and group tutoring are free for LCC students. Well-qualified tutors help students in most college subjects, and are trained to aid students with mastering subject matter, improving study skills, and developing self-confidence. Tutoring Services also provides online tutoring.

University Center

lowercolumbia.edu/university-center - 360.353.7800

Five highly-respected universities have partnered with LCC to provide 11 bachelor's and two master's degree programs on the LCC campus. Advising staff and faculty are housed in the Center along with study areas and a high technology classroom designed to meet instructional needs, including WiFi access. Partners include City University of Seattle, Eastern Washington University, Warner Pacific College, and Washington State University. 

Veterans Services

lowercolumbia.edu/veterans - 360.442.2395

Lower Columbia College offers U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) approved educational programs to eligible veterans and eligible dependents of deceased or totally disabled veterans under Title 38 and Title 10, U.S. Code. Eligible veterans qualify for help to process applications for VA educational benefits and receive information on eligibility, pay, and other VA matters. Resident veterans who served, or who provided direct support to American soldiers, in a combat zone may also qualify for special tuition rates and other financial aid.

Combat theater veterans and veterans who provided direct support to forces in a combat theater may be eligible for special tuition rates. Eligibility for these rates is determined by Veterans’ Services staff. To qualify, a student must provide a copy of his or her DD Form 214, showing the award of either the Vietnam Service Medal or the Southwest Asia Service Medal.

Veterans Alliance Organization

All veterans who served in the Armed Forces and are attending or working at LCC are invited to participate in the Veterans Alliance Outreach Group. Veterans decide the agenda for each meeting, including topics such as:

  • Navigating Veteran’s Affairs system 
  • Financial Aid and scholarships opportunities
  • Housing assistance
  • Meet other student veterans 
  • Facing re-deployment
  • Organizing campus functions
  • Making the transition back home

Meetings are confidential. Counseling referral is available.

 

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