Other Programs

Community Education

BMCC is committed to lifelong learning and serves the needs of adult learners by providing a wide variety of innovative, high quality, community-driven, and affordable courses through our community education program with non-credit, short-term courses, workshops, lectures, and personal interest/hobby courses. For more information, contact your local BMCC location or call 541-278-5762 in Pendleton. You may also visit this link, for a continuous list of classes and registration information.

Continuing Education

The continuing education program is part of the college’s commitment to make educational services available throughout the college district by offering educational programs and opportunities designed to help adults of all ages reach their vocational objectives and realize their personal potential. A primary emphasis for the college is working with business and industries to provide a variety of training programs that can be delivered on-site or at one of the college’s facilities. These programs can be tailored to meet the specific needs of business or industry clients, providing a timely, relatively inexpensive solution to their training needs. For more information on courses customized to your business or to schedule a special training, call your local BMCC center or 541-278-5762 in Pendleton. You may also e-mail: continuingeducation@bluecc.edu

Community and Continuing Education course listings can be found at this link.

(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)

Business Partnerships

Apprenticeship: Apprenticeship training as a method of career and technical education is recognized by the Apprenticeship and Training Division of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI). It combines on-the-job training and trade-related instruction taken in conjunction with each other. Apprenticeship courses are approved for BOLI-registered apprentices or journeylevel workers and are not available to the general public.
 
BMCC’s apprenticeship program offers associate of applied science degrees and certificates of completion for journeymen in the areas of inside electrician, manufacture plant electrical, limited maintenance electrical, plumbing, and programmable logic controller technician as part of Oregon’s community college statewide apprenticeship degree program. The program provides statewide transfer opportunities, certificates of completion, and an optional transfer path into either a a bachelor of applied in technology and management or a bachelor of science degree in operations management at the Oregon Institute of Technology. Electricians and plumbers require state licensure. Related training courses meet industry standards and are offered through a partnership between the Oregon State Apprenticeship Training Council and the local Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. If you are interested in becoming registered in an Oregon State Apprenticeship program, please contact the Oregon State Bureau of Labor and Industries Apprenticeship Training Division at 971-673-0761 or www.boli.state.or.us for program and entrance requirements. For more information on BMCC’s apprenticeship certificates and degrees, see pages 72-75 of this catalog, or contact the apprenticeship coordinator at 541-278-5854.
 
Cooperative Work Experience (CWE): Students may earn college credit for cooperative work experience (CWE) related to their occupational goal. Such work experience must take place at work sites approved by the college and be monitored by the course instructor. The experience may be in business, industry, agriculture, or education, or with public service agencies that are willing to enter into work experience agreements with the
college.
 
To find out more about the CWE program, check with the course instructor, your advisor, or contact the Office of Instruction. 
 
Small Business Development Centers: BMCC serves business communities in our region through our Small Business Development Centers (SBDC). We are part of a network that includes 19 centers in Oregon and over 2,000 in the U.S. BMCC’s SBDC is funded by the college, by the Small Business Administration (SBA), and by the Oregon Business Development Department.
 
Our premier service is free, confidential, one-on-one, business counseling by experienced business counselors for business owners and managers. Additional training programs and a variety of services are available, many on a reduced-cost basis, to SBDC clients. Visit our statewide SBDC Website www.bizcenter.org for an overview of programs or to register as a new client.
 
To take advantage of SBDC programs and services, you may not have to leave your home or office. Many are available online as workshops, webinars, or complete courses. You can meet with a business counselor using Internet video conferencing at locations throughout eastern Oregon. Visit www.ed2go.com/bmcc to view online courses. Call 1-888-441-7232 for more information about additional distance learning opportunities.
 
The programs and services of the BMCC Small Business Development Centers are available year-round to new or experienced business owners throughout eastern Oregon. Clients range from students planning their first business to owners and managers of companies with hundreds of employees.
 
Information on programs and registration as an SBDC client is available toll-free at 1-888-441-7232 or by email at sbdc@bluecc.edu.
 
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)

High School Partnerships

Dual-Credit Program:

In cooperation with many high schools and the local education service district (ESD), BMCC offers a state approved dual-credit program. Students at a public high school that has an articulation agreement with BMCC may meet the educational requirements of both the high school and a college level BMCC course if they are enrolled for dual credit in a class taught at the high school.

This challenging course work offers students the opportunity to begin building a college transcript while still enrolled in high school. Dual-credit courses and credits appear on a BMCC transcript as though they were taken at BMCC. Dual-credit courses normally transfer to four-year institutions in the same way as any other BMCC course work.

Not all courses are available at every high school. High school students may check with their high school counselors and teachers for course availability, costs, and other requirements, or they may check with the IMESD  for further information. Students should also check with the college to which they wish to transfer if they want to ensure that dual-credit coursework will transfer.

 
Expanded Options: BMCC offers a dual-enrollment program in conformance with Oregon’s Expanded Options legislation (also known as SB300 and SB23). This program offers high school students the ability to take BMCC classes to earn college credit and to earn credit toward high school graduation at the same time. Each high school sets its own criteria for entry into the program and monitors student progress. College-level credits earned are transcribed through BMCC and are, in most cases, transferable to other colleges.
 
Though similar, Dual-credit and Expanded Options programs have distinct differences:
  • Students participating in the Dual-credit program take classes at their high school from high school instructors and earn college credit at the same time.
  • Students participating in the Expanded Options program take a college course from college instructors with other college students and cna potentially earn high school credit at the same time; the high school pays all of the cost of the college course.
If you are interested in one or both of these opportunities, contact your high school or IMESD (541-966-3114); or contact the Registrar’s Office at BMCC (541-278-5757).
 
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)
 

 

Inter-College Partnerships

Eastern Oregon Collaborative Colleges Council (EOCCC)

BMCC, Treasure Valley Community College (TVCC), and Eastern Oregon University (EOU) have worked together in several academic disciplines to improve articulation opportunities for students, allowing them to share lower division course work among BMCC, TVCC, and EOU; to transfer those credits to EOU; and to complete upper division courses at EOU culminating in a four-year degree. For more information on the co-enrollment process, please go to the Service Center or call 541-278-5759.

Eastern Promise

Creating Early College experiences for students in Eastern Oregon When students have the opportunity to participate in college level courses and earn credits or certificates while still in high school, it means real financial savings for families today. Eastern Promise is a collaboration between Blue Mountain Community College, Eastern Oregon University, Treasure Valley Community College, the InterMountain Education Service District and school districts in Eastern Oregon. Increasing the number of students who are prepared to attend college directly from high school is the goal of Eastern Promise. Whether you’re a high school student pursuing college credits or an associate’s degree, a teacher or professor looking to connect with other Eastern Promise educators and students, a parent interested in learning how your child can get involved, or a community member curious to find out more, the resources you need are all here.

Oregon State University Dual Admission

Through an agreement with Oregon State University (OSU), BMCC students may be jointly admitted to BMCC and OSU and be eligible to enroll concurrently at both institutions. There is a joint application process for eligible students; the admission deadline is one week before the start of classes of each term based on OSU’s academic calendar. Students enrolled in the program are required, as a condition of admission, to agree that their student records will be shared between and available to each institution. For more information on this program, contact BMCC’s Office of Admissions and Records.

(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)

 

 

Articulated Degree Programs

BMCC enjoys articulation agreements with a variety of institutions. The following agreements allow you to attain your
degree while staying in your local area.
 
CUESTE: Teacher Education Program: CUESTE (pronounced “quest”) stands for Curriculum of Undergraduate Elementary School Teacher Education and is a collaborative program between BMCC and Eastern Oregon University (EOU). 
 
Students seeking elementary teacher licensure need to complete a major in multidisciplinary studies; a minor in an academic area, endorsement area, or course of study; and a minor in elementary education. When students are within 100 credit hours of finishing the CUESTE program requirements, they may apply to EOU’s CUESTE program. The completion of CUESTE program requirements leads to a bachelor’s degree (science or art) in multidisciplinary studies, a minor in elementary education, and certification in primary (age 4 through grade 4) and elementary (3-8) grades. Through the CUESTE program, BMCC offers the first two years, and an A.A.O.T. degree, and EOU provides the last two years of the elementary education degree at BMCC’s Pendleton campus.
 
Two full-time EOU education professors are in residence at BMCC’s Pendleton campus to advise students, teach classes, and coordinate EOU and BMCC processes. (Please note: Much of the major course work for secondary teaching certification may be acquired through distance education courses available from EOU and BMCC. However, the secondary education component needs to be completed on EOU’s campus in LaGrande.)
 
Diagnostic Imaging (Radiologic Technology) Program: BMCC has partnered with Linn-Benton Community College to offer a distance education program for diagnostic imaging. Using a combination of clinical instruction, online courses within the college learning management system, and the synchronous virtual classroom environment, distance education students can receive dynamic instruction to help them achieve their learning goals.
 
The Diagnostic Imaging Program prepares students through a progressive, outcome-based educational format. Modules of study include radiation protection, radiographic procedures, image production and evaluation, equipment maintenance operation, patient care and management, and clinical radiography.
 
The purpose of this program is to prepare students to practice as proficient, multi-skilled professionals in culturally diverse health care settings; to demonstrate outcomes required by the American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) and The American Society of Radiological Technologists (ASRT) Course Curriculum Guide; and to apply for and successfully complete ARRT certification examinations. Upon completion of the program and the general education requirements students will be eligible to apply for an associate of applied science degree through Linn-Benton Community College.
 
The Diagnostic Imaging Program is highly prescriptive and entails several key elements; please contact our program site coordinator, Crystal Patton-Doherty, at 541-278-5876 for more information about this program. Director of Advising, Wade Muller, at 541-278-5958 for more information about this program.
 
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program: BMCC has partnered with Linn-Benton Community College to offer a two-year associate’s degree program designed to prepare the student to function as an entry-level occupational therapy assistant (OTA). 
 
OTAs work under the supervision of occupational therapists to help clients develop, maintain, and/or regain health and function through the use of purposeful activity. They address physical, mental, and social components of activity as they work with clients to improve the underlying cause of impairment and/or to adapt activities for client success. This program follows a hybrid delivery model in which the classroom portion is delivered online (to allow participation by students at remote sites) and the laboratory and clinical portions are delivered locally and at partner sites throughout Oregon. Graduates will be eligible and prepared to sit for the national certification examination.
 
Please contact our Director of Advising, Wade Muller, at 541-278-5958 for more information about this program.
 
Pharmacy Technician Program: BMCC has partnered with Central Oregon Community College to offer this three-term program developed to prepare individuals for employment in the pharmacy industry. Pharmacy technicians are skilled workers who are educated and trained to work in a pharmacy and assist in all areas of the pharmacy not requiring the professional judgment of the registered pharmacist. Some current practice areas for the pharmacy technician include retail, hospital, manufacturing, disease state management, and mail order and insurance claim specialists. The pharmacy technician processes prescriptions and medication orders and plays an integral role in maintaining the pharmacy department.
 
Courses are completed in an online and hybrid format. They focus on the abilities needed to assist the pharmacist and provide the skills necessary to process prescriptions accurately, participate in administration and management of a pharmacy, and maintain inventory. Topics of study include medical terminology, anatomy
and functions of the human body, therapeutic classification and drug names, pharmacy procedures, pharmaceutical calculations, pharmacy law and interpersonal communications. Students will have a working knowledge of sterile technique, standards of practice, quality assurance and patient confidentiality. In addition,
students will develop and practice communication skills needed to function in a professional setting. In order to gain workplace experience, students will also participate in a hospital and retail pharmacy practicum.
 
The program will prepare students to take the national certification examination to become a certified pharmacy
technician as required by the Oregon Board of Pharmacy and to be employed in a pharmacy setting.
 
Please contact our Director of Advising, Wade Muller, at 541-278-5958 for more information about this program.
 
Medical Lab Technician Program: BMCC has partnered with Wenatchee Valley College to offer this two-year degree to provide students with the general knowledge and basic skills needed for this allied health profession.
 
During the preparatory first three quarters of the first year, the typical MLT student takes general education courses and specialized medical laboratory courses designed to provide a solid base for the second year of on-the-job training. Students spend the second year in medical laboratory facilities that have agreed to be training centers, while simultaneously taking theoretical supporting courses.
 
Please contact our Director of Advising, Wade Muller, at 541-278-5958 for more information about this program.
 
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)