2021-2022 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 the following Pre-College Learning, GED, and ESOL services to provide students with the opportunity for self-improvement as well as preparation for higher education.  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 Math. 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 academic, community, and employment 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 vary from short sessions and workshops to full-term courses that 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.

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. TBCC’s training programs and resources can assist your organization in developing workforce and manager skills.  By identifying your challenges, we will rapidly customize a solution for your specific business needs.  To learn more, call or email Joann Critelli at 503-842-8222 x1320 or joanncritelli@tillamookbaycc.edu.

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 business owners in Tillamook County solve operational 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 has access to many business resources including referral lists, market research, and financial analysis tools. All of this information is available free of charge. Each term the SBDC offers low cost 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 https://oregonsbdc.org/

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

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