2019-2020 College Catalog

Skills Development & Continuing/Community Education Options at TBCC (non-credit)

Skills Development

TBCC cares about all of our students and we want to see each of them succeed. We offer services that provide students with the opportunity for self-improvement as well as preparation for higher education through classes in reading, writing, and math. Each term TBCC publishes a Schedule of Classes that shows what is being offered for that term. The schedule can be found at www.tillamookbaycc.edu or in hard copy at the main campus. If you have questions you can contact Student Services at (503) 842-8222 ext. 1100, studentservices@tillamookbaycc.edu, or visit them at the main campus.

Pre-College Learning

Designed for adult learners who need to improve basic skills in reading, writing and math. Students build upon past experience and knowledge to progress toward their educational goals.

General Equivalency Diploma Preparation

Students who have not received their high school diploma may study and prepare for the GED examination at TBCC. General Education Development preparation classes provide students 16 and older an opportunity to study for the GED exam.

Pre-college classes and General Education Development (GED) classes are open to anyone 18 or over who desires to improve basic reading, writing, and math skills at the pre-college level. Students 16 and 17 years old must first obtain an official release from high school before attending class. Adults interested in earning a GED may obtain information from Student Services (503) 842-8222 ext. 1100 or visit them at the main campus. These classes are offered in both English and Spanish.

The GED State Examination

The GED State Exam includes four tests: Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematical Reasoning. The GED exam is available at Tillamook Bay Community College. Registration and schedules for GED exams are available through the TBCC Library (503) 842-8222 ext. 1720. Candidates should arrive for testing 10-15 minutes before the scheduled exam with state- issued photo identification. Students will need to register and pay for testing online at https://ged.com.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program offers classes for persons whose native language is not English. Students study reading, writing, speaking, listening and other language skills to improve English in employment, community, and academic settings.

ESOL classes are open to U.S. citizens, immigrants, and refugees who desire to improve their English language skills. Students needing special assistance to participate in the ESOL courses should contact Student Services at (503) 842-8222 ext. 1100, email studentservices@ tillamookbaycc.edu or visit them at the main campus.

Continuing and Community Education

TBCC is committed to life -long learning. The continuing and community education program plays an important role in this philosophy. Classes in this program are non-credit and students take them for personal enrichment, personal interest, or to enhance work skills.

For the convenience of all district residents, classes are offered throughout Tillamook County and include a mix of full-term courses, short sessions, and workshops and are scheduled during the day, evenings and weekends. Each term TBCC publishes a Schedule of Classes that shows what is being offered for that term. The schedule can be found on our website www.tillamookbaycc.edu or in hard copy at the main campus and is mailed to all residential addresses in Tillamook, County. If you have questions you can contact (503) 842-8222 ext. 1320.

Continuing Education Units

Course numbers beginning with “CEU” are classes that award continuing education units (CEUs) rather than college credits. CEUs are not equivalent to credit hours, and therefore may not be used toward TBCC certificates or degrees. Some programs offering CEU classes offer recertification or CEU certificates. One CEU is awarded for each 10 hours or their equivalent. TBCC transcript records are available for CEU hours. Tuition for CEU courses is charged regardless of the number of credit hours for which the student enrolls. CEU classes do not meet the federal requirements for financial aid or most veterans’ benefits. For more information, call (503) 842-8222 ext. 1320.

The Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a service of TBCC in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration and Oregon Business Development Department. The SBDC helps businesses in Tillamook County solve day-to-day problems and offers guidance to entrepreneurs interested in starting or growing a small business. The professional staff of the SBDC offers free counseling tailored to meet the needs of the entrepreneur. The center maintains an excellent library of business resources on a variety of topics. All of this information is available free of charge. Each term the SBDC offers workshops, seminars and training sessions on subjects of interest to small business owners and managers. TBCC publishes a Schedule of Classes that shows what is being offered for that term. This Schedule of Classes can be found in hard copy at the main campus or on our website www.tillamookbaycc.edu.

For more information about the Small Business Development Center and its services, please call (503) 842-8222 X1420 or TillamookSBDC@bizcenter.org.

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Customized & Workforce Training

We create professional training solutions for your business through custom, shared, and strategic training experiences. We work in partnership with qualified, statewide industry experts to create training options that meet your business needs. The training programs and resources of TBCC assist in developing your skilled workforce and managers to support your success as an organization. By identifying your challenges, we will rapidly customize a solution for your specific business needs. We listen. We deliver. We meet your needs. To learn more, call or email Joann Critelli at 503-842-8222 x1320 or joanncritelli@tillamookbaycc.edu.

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