The list below contains a summary of key departments at LCC. For additional information,
including instructor and staff emails, phone numbers and locations, go to the LCC Directory. View campus maps.
Many of the services noted below are accessible through LCC's Virtual Welcome Center as well as on campus.
As of Summer 2022, most new students will be assigned a care team consisting of two
team members: a professional advisor and faculty advisor.
After completing their onboarding steps, new students meet with their professional
advisor to ask questions, discuss career aspirations, paying for college, develop
the first draft of a three-quarter academic plan, and register for classes.
During students’ time at LCC, they continue to work with their professional advisor
to build and adjust their academic plan, navigate the college, and get their quarterly
advising holds released.
Once a student has met with their professional advisor and registered for classes,
they are also assigned a faculty advisor. During their first quarter, students should
meet with their faculty advisor to discuss their career pathway and transfer plans.
Following their first quarter, they should continue working with their faculty mentor
as they further plan for their time beyond LCC.
Students can find and contact their care team by logging onto Navigate at lowercolumbia.navigate.eab.com.
Phone: (360) 442-2350Web: lowercolumbia.edu/advisingEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgLocated in Admissions Center (ADC)
As members of the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC), LCC's sports programs are
among the Northwest's finest. Men's teams include basketball and baseball, and women's
teams include soccer, volleyball, basketball, and fast pitch softball. LCC students
(with Student ID) get in free to LCC home games. Schedules are available online or
in the Student Activities Office.
Phone: (360) 442-2471Web: lccreddevils.com/index.aspx Located in Gym and Fitness Center (GYM)
Students can find new, used, and digital textbooks, along with reference materials,
general supplies, art supplies, gifts, signature clothing and items, and so much more
at the LCC Bookstore, available both in-store and online. A book buyback in-store
event is held during finals week of each quarter offering students the option to sell
back their used textbooks back to the store for cash. Feel free to check out the bookstore webpage for hours and upcoming events. The Bookstore is open to the public.
Phone: (360) 442-2240Web: lowercolumbia.edu/bookstore Located in Student Center (STC)
Located in the Student Center, Fork & Flame Cafe and Espresso Kiosk 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.
Phone: (360) 442-2230Web: lowercolumbia.edu/cafe Located in Student Center (STC)
The Campus Services Department consists of many subdivisions that collectively work
together to maintain a safe, healthy and attractive campus environment. Including
parking, motor pool, custodial, grounds, maintenance, print shop, mail/shipping/receiving
services, and copier services.
Phone: (360) 442-2260Web: lowercolumbia.edu/services Located in Campus Services (CMS)
The Career Center has multiple resources to assist students, graduates and community
members in exploring a career pathway, preparing for employment, and networking with employers. Career assessments are available to help students identify career pathways 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.
Staff are available to help with career exploration, planning, and job search needs.
Free workshops are provided on effective resume writing, marketing job skills to potential
employers, portfolio development, and resources for dislocated workers and low-income
Local employers and staff use our Center to recruit students, graduates, and community
members. Job seekers can post resumes, find work-based learning opportunities, locate
internships and search for full and part time jobs on and off campus.
Phone: (360) 442-2330Web: lowercolumbia.edu/careerservicesEmail: email@example.comLocated in Admissions Center (ADC)
High school students can earn dual credit at both their high school and at Lower Columbia
College without leaving high school. Dual credit applies to career and technical education
(CTE) courses, which then transfer to college programs. Once you finish high school
you can apply your credits to one of Lower Columbia College's professional-technical
programs. Credits earned at Lower Columbia College will transfer to any Washington
State two-year institution or college, and some four-year colleges.
Phone: (360) 442-2610Web: lowercolumbia.edu/cte Located in Admissions Center (ADC)
Cashiering, located in the Admissions Center Building, is where you pay for tuition,
parking fines and transcript fees. Students can also pay tuition and most fees online
through ctcLink. Payment options include cash, check, debit/credit card, Visa or MasterCard.
LCC also has a tuition payment plan.
Phone: (360) 442-2210Web: lowercolumbia.edu/cashierEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgLocated in Admissions Center (ADC)
The Early Learning Center is a licensed childcare for children one month through five
years of age is available to LCC students, staff and faculty members. In addition
to high quality childcare services, the LCC Early Learning Center offers a Pre-Kindergarten
Readiness Program, and partners with the Longview School District for math and literacy
The Early Learning Center participates in the Washington State Quality Rating and
Improvement System Early Achievers and is rated a level 4, specializing in child outcomes,
interactions and environments, curriculum and staff supports, and family engagement
The Early Learning Center has received a Certificate of Accreditation from The National
Association for the Education of Young Children. The ELC are also members of the Washington
Association for the Education of Young Children and participates in the Washington
Child Care Campus Coalition.
The Early Learning Center has received a Certificate of Accreditation from The National
Association for the Education of Young Children. The ELC are also members of the Washington
Association for the Education of Young Children and participates in the Washington
Child Care Campus Coalition.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. Private pay, Child Care Subsidy and Tribal Subsidies are accepted. Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack is provided. The Early Learning
Center operates on a year-round schedule and is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 am
to 5:30 pm.
Phone: (360) 442-2890Web: lowercolumbia.edu/childcareLocated in Home and Family Life (HFL)
The College and Career Preparation (CCP) department can help you improve your English
skills, earn a high school diploma, or prepare for a college certificate or degree
program. Unlike other college programs, CCP costs just $25 a quarter (with financial
help available), and there is no need to wait until the beginning of an academic term
to get started. Stop by VOC 159, call us today, or visit us online to learn more about
this flexible, affordable, and welcoming program. If you are 16 or older, and would
like to improve your English, math and computer skills to prepare for college or career,
or earn your high school diploma or GED, College and Career Preparation can help!
Face-to-face, hybrid and online classes are only $25 per quarter and students can
enroll and start anytime. Stop by VOC 159, call or email us for more information.
Phone: (360) 442-2580Web: lowercolumbia.edu/ccpEmail: email@example.comLocated in Vocational (VOC)
LCC maintains computing facilities equipped with the hardware and software required
to support instructional programs and students. New students must obtain their Username and Password in order to access campus computers,
library databases and their college email account. Wireless internet access is also available on campus to students with mobile devices.
Phone: (360) 442-2712Web: lowercolumbia.edu/computer-labsLocated in Applied Arts (AAR)
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 Career Center in the Admissions Center Building or by phone. Appointments
can also be made through Navigate.
Phone: (360) 442-2330Web: lowercolumbia.edu/counselingLocated in Admissions Center (ADC)
A student with a documented disability may be eligible for accommodations or assistance
through LCC's Disability and Access Services office. LCC 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 and Access 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. Disability and Access Services also
provides accommodations to pregnant and parenting students in accordance with Title
IX of the Education Ammendments of 1972. In addition, testing accommodations may be
provided to English Language Learners who are experiencing language barriers. To request
services or for more information, visit the website, call, or stop by the office in
the Admissions Center, Room 143.
Phone: (360) 442-2340TTY/Video Relay Services: 7-1-1 or (800) 833-6388Web: lowercolumbia.edu/disabilityLocated in Admissions Center (ADC)
The eLearning Department is here to support students with technology in their classes
at LCC. LCC uses the Canvas Learning Management system to provide a variety of instruction
types to students. These instruction types (often called modalities) include online,
hybrid, and in-person/web-enhanced. Online classes are 100% online with no in-person
classes and can be with or without designated virtual class session. Hybrid courses
combine online coursework with in-person instruction. In-person/web enhanced courses
are 100% in-person, but resources and assignments are turned in using Canvas.
Current LCC students also have access to a variety of free technology. Students will
receive access to the Google Suite of Apps (Gmail, Drive, Docs, etc), Microsoft Office
365 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), and more.
Another resource available to current students is free computer help. If your personal
computer is not working, Tech Check can take a look and provide fixes at cost or free.
Contact the eLearning office at the phone number below for more information.
For more details on eLearning visit the /technical-help/elearning/index.php.
Phone: (360) 442-2520Web: lowercolumbia.edu/elearningLocated in Library (LIB)
LCC provides financial assistance and other support to help students meet their basic
needs such as food, housing, utilities, transportation, child care, and other emergency
needs. On campus support and referrals to community resources are available for students
experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.
Phone: (360) 442-2330Web: lowercolumbia.edu/student-financial-helpEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgLocated in Admissions Center (ADC)
Several types of aid are available to help students pay for college, including grants,
loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and student employment. This includes the
Washington College Grant (formerly the State Need Grant), which extends financial
aid for more low to middle-income families in Washington state than ever before, providing
free or low-cost college for eligible students.
There are also a number of special programs available to qualifying students. All
students are encouraged to apply for aid, even those who don't think they will qualify
for any need-based aid. United States citizens should apply for aid through the FAFSA
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid), and students who are ineligible for federal
aid due to immigration status should apply for the WASFA (Washington Application for
State Financial Aid). Be sure to pay attention to key dates and deadlines for financial
Student refunds are delivered through BankMobile Disbursements.
The One-Stop Center can help answer many financial aid questions.
Phone: (360) 442-2390Web: lowercolumbia.edu/financial-aidEmail: email@example.comLocated in Admissions Center (ADC)
With a balance of free weights, machines, and aerobic equipment, the LCC 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.
Phone: (360) 442-2245Web: lowercolumbia.edu/student-fitnessLocated in Gym (GYM)
LCC's Food for Thought food pantry works to reduce hunger within our campus community
and to reduce the effects of food insecurity on student success. Food for Thought
provides students with weekly fresh and non-perishable groceries, weekly prepared
lunches, daily grab-and-go snacks, and personal care supplies.
Phone: (360) 442-2352Web: lowercolumbia.edu/student-financial-help/food-pantryEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgLocated in Student Center (STC)
Head Start, Early Head Start(EHS) and Early Childhood Education Assistance Program
(ECEAP) assist income eligible families in raising healthy children, in preparing
children for future academic success, and in identifying pathways for family mobility.
We serve families in Cowlitz County whose income is at or below the Federal State
Poverty Guideline. Applications are accepted year round. We offer classroom preschool
experiences that operate 3-4 days a week at 3.5 hours a day or 5 days a week at 6
hours a day. We also offer a weekly home visit model as well as an infant/toddler
program at R.A. Long High School for teen parents. All services are free for eligible
Phone: (360) 442-2800Web: lowercolumbia.edu/head-startLocated in Head Start East and Home and Family Life (HSE, HFL). Off campus locations at Barnes Elementary, Broadway Learning Center, Castle Rock Elementary,
Memorial Park Drive, South Kelso, and in the RA Long Annex.
LCC welcomes students from around the world and supports students who are interested in study abroad. The International Programs Office provides caring and friendly services and support to international students studying
at LCC and participating in the active life of the campus and community.
The International Programs Office offers information and assistance with study abroad,
international admissions, international student orientation, assessment, advising,
registration, transcript evaluation, university transfer, activities, special events,
housing, transportation, health insurance, employment, non-immigrant visa status,
and learning about life in the United States.
Phone: (360) 442-2310Web: lowercolumbia.edu/international Email: email@example.comLocated in Library (LIB)
The Learning Commons is a shared academic space within the LCC Library where Tutoring,
eLearning, and Library staff and faculty collaborate to provide the best service and
support possible to LCC students, faculty, staff, and the community. Students can make tutoring appointments, get help with Canvas, consult with librarians
on research assignments, and check out materials and equipment. The library provides
collections of print and electronic resources, computers, printers/copiers, Chromebooks,
and group and individual study areas. The library's website provides access to tutorials,
instant messaging with librarians, and online databases containing articles, journals,
eBooks, audiobooks, and videos. Hours of operation are posted on the library webpage.
Phone: (360) 442-2660Web: lowercolumbia.edu/library Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgLocated in Alan Thompson Library (LIB)
LCC now offers a Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education (BAS-TE) and Bachelor
of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership and Technical Management (BAS-OLTM).
We have also partnered with a number of universities to provide other bachelor's and
master's degree programs on the LCC campus and online. Resource staff are housed in
the University Center to help you find the program that's right for you, including
identifying which LCC programs and courses are the best fit with your goals.
Phone: (360) 353-7800Web: lowercolumbia.edu/university-centerLocated in Library (LIB)
The Tutoring Center is now providing Pre-College level Math drop-in help! Come study,
work with other students, and hang out with our excellent Math tutors in this collaborative
Please note, hours are subject to change quarterly, based on tutor schedules.
Phone: (360) 442-2571Web: lowercolumbia.edu/macLocated in Main (MAN)
The One-Stop Center supports students with getting started at LCC, answers general
college questions, and helps with most financial aid concerns. The center coordinates
new student advising and can help you connect with your professional advisor.
Phone: (360) 442-2322Web: lowercolumbia.edu/one-stop Email: email@example.comLocated in Admissions Center (ADC)
In partnership with area high schools, Open Doors provides educational opportunities
to 16-21 year old students who are behind in credits, more than a year past their
original cohort graduation date, or need an alternative pathway to high school completion.
Students can earn their high school diploma, GED®, professional/technical certificates
and/or an Associate degree. Individualized academic advising, tutoring, tuition, books,
supplies and career guidance are provided at no cost.
Phone: (360) 442-2580 Web: lowercolumbia.edu/ccp/open-doors Located in Vocational (VOC)
Contact the Payroll Office for any information regarding hiring paperwork for Work
Study, Student Help and TANF positions, as well as employee earnings, direct deposit,
address changes, and payroll deductions.
Phone: (360) 442-2220Web: internal.lowercolumbia.edu/departments/human-resourcesLocated in Administration (ADM)
New students receive information on registering for classes during New Student Orientation
(NSO). Continuing students register for classes online in ctcLink after meeting with
their faculty advisor to discuss their academic progress towards graduation.
Instructions for adding and dropping classes in ctcLink are posted on the ctcLink webpage, or refer to the Adding and Withdrawing from Classes section of this handbook for
Important tuition dates and deadlines are posted on LCC's Academic Calendar.
Phone: (360) 442-2370Web: lowercolumbia.edu/registration Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgLocated in Admissions Center (ADC)
Running Start allows qualifying Washington State high school juniors and seniors to enroll into
college level courses and earn college and high school credits at the same time. The
program covers tuition costs for those who meet minimum academic requirements. Students
who qualify for free or reduced lunch may also receive assistance with fees and books.
Visit LCC's Running Start webpage, or call the Running Start Office to learn more.
Phone: (360) 442-2442Web: lowercolumbia.edu/running-startEmail: email@example.comLocated in Student Center (STC)
Contact LCC Safety & Security at 2911 from a campus phone or (360) 442-2911 from any other phone. LCC security works closely with local law enforcement agencies.
Dial 9.911 from a campus phone or 911 from any other phone first if you need immediate
police, fire, medical, or other emergency response.
Phone: (360) 442-2911Web: lowercolumbia.edu/safetyLocated in Student Center (STC)
Students are encouraged to get involved with student life at LCC. Students who are socially involved make gains in general knowledge, intellectual skills,
and tend to be more satisfied with their college experience through community connection.
Involvement can occur at many different levels.
ASLCC, also known as student government, works to create an interactive, fun and welcoming
campus environment for all students and community members. ASLCC student leaders are
the voice of the students to the administration. They serve on several committees
and work to make sure students are front and center in the decision-making process.
The ASLCC Student Activities Board also plans yearly campus events and activities.
Check out the ASLCC meeting schedule. All students, employees, and community members are welcome to attend ASLCC meetings.
Contact ASLCC at (360) 442-2450 or find ASLCC officers' emails at lowercolumbia.edu/student-life/aslcc/officers.
Students can participate in a range of student clubs and organizations centered around
interests, fields of study, or careers. Don’t see a club you like? The process for
forming a new club is simple. Learn more on the Student Clubs, Organizations and Groups page.
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. We work to
promote intellectual discourse, leadership and social justice among students, staff,
faculty and our surrounding communities. Events have included, but are not limited
to: Multicultural Grad Night, Lunar New Year, LCC Pride, speakers, performers, field
trips, leadership opportunities, and conferences.
Phone: (360) 442-2445Web: lowercolumbia.edu/student-lifeLocated in Student Center (STC)
Test proctoring services are available for currently enrolled LCC students who need
to take an instructor assigned test in a supervised environment.
Phone: (360) 442-2360Web: lowercolumbia.edu/test-proctoringEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Located in Main (MAN)
An accurate placement assessment allows us to evaluate your math and English needs,
and helps your advisor recommend the best courses to get you started on a path to
your degree or certificate. Placement tests are given on a drop-in basis; no appointment
is necessary, and it's free! Check the Testing Center's webpage for more information
including practice materials.
Phone: (360) 442-2360Web: lowercolumbia.edu/placementEmail: email@example.com Located in Main (MAN)
Our Testing Center also offers a number of certification and employment exams for
our students and community. Our tests include, but are not limited to, ASE, ATI TEAS,
CLEP, CompTIA, GED, Kaplan, ParaPro, NES, NREMT, WEST-B, WorkKeys, and more. Test
proctoring for non-LCC students and local business partners is also available.
Visit an educational planner to get help planning for transfer to a baccalaureate
institution. Assistance is available to select a transfer college or university, and
to complete admission procedures, financial aid applications, and transfer admission
requirements. Transfer guides explaining course transfer equivalencies at different
institutions are available.
Phone: (360) 442-2350Web: lowercolumbia.edu/u-centerLocated in Admissions Center (ADC)
TRiO Student Support Services is a federally funded program which helps participants
become more effective college students, graduate, and transfer to a baccalaureate
institution. Students receive individualized assistance and academic advising, tutoring,
peer mentoring, and have the opportunity to participate in cultural activities and
visit four-year colleges and universities. Students whose parents do not have a bachelor's
degree, are low-income, or have a documented disability qualify.
Phone: (360) 442-2421Web: lowercolumbia.edu/trioEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgLocated in Admissions Center (ADC)
LCC students receive free individual and group tutoring in the Learning Commons as
well as online through eTutoring. Peer tutors are current LCC students who provide
help in a variety of subjects.
Phone: (360) 442-2572Book an appointment online: lcc.mywconline.comWeb: lowercolumbia.edu/tutoringLocated in Library (LIB)
The Veterans Services Office is available to veterans and their family members to
gain information about benefits and other resources. We have an active student club,
the Veterans Alliance, which holds meetings twice a month where we gather to talk
about benefits, current community information, and organize service projects throughout
the year. All veterans and their family members are encouraged to attend.
Phone: (360) 442-2395Web: lowercolumbia.edu/veterans and lowercolumbia.edu/student-life/clubs/veterans-allianceLocated in Student Center (STC)
LCC offers a variety of workforce education support programs, which offer support
such as career and academic advising, academic support, connections to resources and
public benefits such as food, unemployment, and childcare, and can help students pay
for college. To find out more about workforce services, take a survey to see if you
qualify for the program or other services. It's short, free and anonymous. Visit startnextquarter.org to get started.
In partnership with the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Lower Columbia College offers opportunities
for education and career development to low-income students who qualify for or are
receiving, federally issued basic food benefits. BFET can help you access college,
train for a new career, prepare for employment, and maintain basic food benefits and
child care assistance.
The Opportunity Grant Program can help students seeking a certificate or degree in
a high-demand career. Opportunity Grant provides individualized support services,
including academic advising and career planning, along with funding for tuition and
fees, books, or tools for up to 45 credits. Students must be a Washington State resident
and in an eligible academic program to qualify.
Eligible students can receive a scholarship that assists with the cost of attending
college (tuition, fees, books, housing, transportation, and some personal expenses),
specialized support services from college staff, and priority consideration for the
Washington College Grant and State Work Study programs. Students must have been a
former foster youth or unaccompanied homeless youth to qualify.
Worker Retraining provides academic and employment support to dislocated and unemployed
workers to help them gain additional training in their field or to get started on
a new career. Students may receive funding to help pay for retraining tuition, books
and fees or “jump-start” funding while waiting for financial aid approval. Students
may qualify if they are in an eligible academic program and have been unemployed,
underemployed, a veteran, or a displaced homemaker within the last 48 months.
In partnership with the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) WorkFirst
assists students who are Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) recipients with academic
and career advising, tuition assistance, work-study, participation reporting, work
skills, and academic support.
Phone: (360) 442-2330Web: lowercolumbia.edu/workforce-educationLocated in Admissions Center (ADC)