Services and Programs for Students

Academic Services

Testing Services

Testing services are available at all BMCC locations. Services will vary by site. Contact the BMCC center nearest you for schedules, appointments, and details.
 
The testing centers provide placement testing services to help a diverse student population successfully achieve a variety of educational goals. The testing centers also provide test proctoring services for distance education students, special accommodations testing, and GED testing. In addition, the Testing Center on the Pendleton campus provides testing services for a variety of tests for professional licenses and certifications. Information on other testing services is available upon request. 
 
Placement assessments are required for all new certificate- and degree-seeking students. You may take our COMPASS placement assessments at any BMCC location. You must take assessments for math, writing, and reading. The cost for the assessments is $10. Transfer students that have taken a math or writing course may submit their unofficial transcripts to the Advising and Testing office in order to waive one or more of these assessments.
 
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)

Academic Advising

The Academic Advising Philosophy at BMCC states, “Academic advising is a collaborative process through which advisors assist students with timely, meaningful educational planning that is compatible with the students’ life goals. The advisor serves as an advocate and resource in an interactive partnership with the student. Advising encourages students to think critically, seek out resources, and develop action plans.”
 
To help ensure student success, BMCC requires all degreeseeking students, whether full- or part-time, to work with an advisor to plan and develop their academic career paths. Advisors work with students to help ensure they are taking classes that apply to their chosen degree plan and that are appropriate for the students’ level of readiness and preparedness for a variety of courses. Advisors also help students navigate the complex world of degree audits, graduation, academic support systems, and transfer information.
 
An advisor will be assigned to students seeking a degree; however, academic advising is available for all students at BMCC, whether degree-seeking or not, to help them effectively plan to meet their educational goals. There is an advisor for every academic program at BMCC. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university can find catalogs, applications, scholarship information, and other helpful information from all Oregon University Systems schools and other colleges in the Pacific Northwest by contacting the advising department at the Pendleton campus or by visiting the BMCC Library.
 
To see an advisor, you can call or stop by the advising center in Pendleton (Morrow Hall, room 118), call 541-278-5931 in Pendleton, or contact the center nearest you to have an advisor assigned. You can set up appointments directly through your assigned advisor, or the centers can set them up for you.
 
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)

Bookstore

The BMCC Bookstore is located adjacent to the library in Pioneer Hall on the BMCC Pendleton campus and provides services to students at all BMCC locations. Bookstore products and services include new and used textbooks, in-store and on-line textbook rentals, study aides, calculators, school and art supplies, sundries, and stamps. The bookstore also offers a wide selection of clothing, gifts, snacks, and beverages. Academic pricing on
computer software is also available to those who qualify.
 
Textbooks are also available at the centers in Baker City, Milton-Freewater, and Hermiston for classes held at those locations. If you are taking classes at any of these locations and have questions about textbook purchases, please contact the local center directly. Please contact the bookstore for book refund and textbook buyback policy.
 
Textbooks and merchandise can be ordered online at www.bookstore.bluecc.edu. For more information or questions, please contact the bookstore at 541-278-5733 or e-mail bookstore@bluecc.edu.
 
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)

Copy Center

The BMCC Copy Center is located in the bookstore in Pioneer Hall on the Pendleton campus and is open to the public. The copy center offers a variety of services, including black and white or color copies, term paper covers, resume printing, laminating, and various types of binding, among others. It is available for dropoff service. Please stop in or call 541-278-5966 to speak with a member of the copy center staff for more information.
 
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)

Student Union Cafeteria

The Pendleton campus houses the BMCC Student Union and Cafeteria. , Llocated in Pioneer Hall. , The the cafeteria is open to students, staff and visitors by and providing provides a variety of menu options. The cafeteria is operated by a local, privately run business and offers catering services to support the college faculty, staff, and students by assisting with special events and college catering. If you need any of these services, please call 541-
278-5946.
 
The cafeteria hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Payment methods include cash, check, or debit card. The cafeteria is closed on Fridays, holidays, finals week, Christmas and spring breaks, and the summer. On Fridays, student clubs may sponsor special lunch events.
 
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)

Library

The BMCC Library plays a vital role in the teaching and learning process. Through its various services, the library connects people, technology, and resource collections for student success in academics and in the pursuit of lifelong learning goals.
 
Located in Pioneer Hall on the Pendleton campus, the library provides a physical space for BMCC students, staff, and faculty and the general public to use a carefully selected collection of books, eBooks, video tapes, DVDs, periodicals, and newspapers. Individual carrels accommodate quiet study while mezzanine rooms provide for small group work and media listening/viewing sessions. Computer workstations and networked study carrels for
laptops are available along with a copier, scanner, and printer.
 
The library’s Web-based homepage, www.bluecc.edu/library,¬†expands its collection and the availability of academic products and library services to students. Here, research is guided by links to subscription-based indexes and full-text databases, recommended Websites, request forms, study aids, and tutorials. The online public catalog provides rapid identification of media and print holdings at BMCC, other schools, and public
and academic libraries in eastern Oregon. BMCC library cards, available to all students, allow access to additional services, including remote access to Web-based journal and newspaper databases, and direct online requests for materials not in the BMCC library. The librarian and staff are available for reference assistance and course-related research instruction either in person or through “Ask a Librarian” feature on the Website.
 
Regardless of when and where you participate in courses, the library is available to teach you how to retrieve and evaluate information in a society that places increasing importance upon these skills. For more information, call 541-278-5915.
 
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)

Services for Students with Disabilities

BMCC is committed to providing equal access to all qualified students with disabilities. Providing academic adjustments and auxiliary aides and services to students with disabilities in order to remove barriers to physical spaces and program access is an important goal at BMCC. Faculty and staff members are informed, understanding, and supportive.
 
Students may qualify for services by providing appropriate documentation of their disability(-ies) at the time of the initial request. Accommodations will be arranged upon verification of provided documentation. Those requiring assistance with this process may work with the director for advising, testing and disability services, located at the Pendleton campus but available to all students at any BMCC location. Once the student is qualified for services, the director and the student will work together to determine which services will most benefit the student in a particular situation. All accommodations are arranged on an individual basis.
 
Each campus is equipped with a computer featuring some of the most popular assistive technology available.
 
Other available support services include: academic and career advising, special parking, and resource and referral information. Some accommodations take time to prepare and require advanced notice. For further information, contact the director of advising, testing and student disability services at 541-278-5958.
 
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)

Tutoring Program

It is our goal at BMCC to provide as many resources as possible to facilitate students’ academic success. Part of being a successful student is taking advantage of the help available before you get to the point of feeling overwhelmed and/or are in danger of failing your courses. BMCC offers tutoring to help support students in their academic pursuit. BMCC strives to provide a wide range of tutor availability, meeting the needs of all of our students, whether they are on-site at one of our many locations or at a distance via online learning. We have drop-in tutoring available at most of our locations providing both peer and professional tutors, who are also trained to use Blackboard Collaborate and ITV. Blackboard Collaborate is an online program that can be accessed from the comfort of a student’s home by scheduling a session with one of our on-site tutors and logging into the session at the time allotted. ITV is interactive television; this is offered through all of BMCC’s
campuses and requires that you be on a campus to access a tutor. BMCC has also purchased Smarthinking, an online program that provides students 24/7 access to live tutors. Smarthinking provides assistance in writing, math, accounting, statistics, finance, economics, biology, anatomy & physiology, physics, chemistry, office applications, and Spanish. Students who have used Smarthinking have favorable reports for help with homework and have stated that they would recommend this service to friends.
 
The tutoring program is provided at no cost to all BMCC students and is largely funded by our Associated Student Government (ASG) as a service to students with additional support from the Carl Perkins Grant for technical fields. Students interested in getting tutoring can access a tutor schedule online at www.bluecc.edu/tutor, check the schedule in the Student Learning Center, or complete an online tutor request form.
 
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)

TRiO Student Support Services

 

TRiO/Student Support Services works with eligible, admitted students to provide comprehensive academic support.
Nationwide, students who are part of a TRiO program tend to have higher GPAs and earn more credits than those who are not involved with TRiO. The TRiO program at BMCC offers a student computer lab, professional and peer tutoring, advising and four-year transfer assistance, workshops on study strategies and time management, book and calculator loans, and a place to meet other BMCC students.
 
To qualify, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and enrolled in a degree program at the Pendleton campus of Blue Mountain Community College. In addition, you must meet at least one of the following criteria: be a first-generation student (neither parent graduated with a bachelor’s degree), have low income, or have a documented disability. For more information or to learn if you qualify, drop by the TRiO offices on the Pendleton
campus in Morrow Hall, Room M141, or call 278-5853. TRiO information is available on-line.
 
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)
 

Co-Curricular Activities

Athletics

BMCC participates in both the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) and the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). The NWAACC is the parent organization for 36 community colleges in Oregon and Washington. BMCC sponsors athletic teams under the NWAACC, including women’s
volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s softball, and men’s baseball. The BMCC rodeo team competes in the NIRA Northwest Region with universities and colleges from Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. NWAACC and NIRA colleges provide a variety of academic and vocational offerings as well as many enrichment activities for their students.
 
Under the guidance of BMCC’s coaches and athletic director, student athletes are part of an athletic program that:
  • Stresses academic, personal, and athletic excellence
  • Strengthens success-producing traits such as dedication, discipline, focus, integrity, communication, organization, and leadership
  • Emphasizes the value of teamwork
  • Creates a positive, lasting memory of BMCC for each athlete
BMCC has been active in the rodeo world almost since the college was founded. Our men’s and women’s rodeo teams compete in intercollegiate rodeos throughout the Northwest and nationally. The team has enjoyed great success over the years by winning numerous regional championships and by winning the national  hampionship in 1987 and the national reserve championship in 1999. The BMCC rodeo team has produced many regional and national champions who have gone on to participate in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and become world and national PRCA champions.
 
If you are interested in becoming part of the Timberwolves pride and spirit, please contact the BMCC Athletics Department or team coach.

 

BMCC Athletics Dept. 541-278-5900
Baseball 541-278-5900
Women's Softball 541-278-5895
Men's Basketball 541-278-5893
Women's Basketball 541-278-5894
Women's Volleyball 541-278-5910
Men's and Women's Rodeo 541-278-5930
Program Assistant 541-278-5896

Clubs

BMCC offers a variety of student activities that enhance the cultural atmosphere of the Pendleton campus and provide educational, recreational, social, and leadership opportunities for interested students. For more information contact the Associated Student Government (ASG) at 541-278-5948 or stop by the ASG Office in Pioneer Hall on the Pendleton campus.

Housing

BMCC does not provide on-campus housing, nor do we recommend, endorse, or make claims of any type concerning private housing available in our district. We do, however, provide a listing on our Website of property management companies that have rentals available to students. In addition, local newspapers in the region list available housing.

Music

The BMCC Music Department offers opportunities for students to participate in a variety of performing groups such as choir, vocal jazz ensemble, jazz band, and two local symphonies. Students may take guitar, piano, and voice lessons to develop musicianship and songwriting skills. For more information about this program, please call the music department at 541-278-5174.

Student Ambassadors

BMCC student ambassadors represent various regions, programs, and interests of the student body. They participate in recruitment events and college fairs, visit high schools, give campus tours, communicate with potential students, and represent BMCC to the community.
 
The student ambassadors’ primary function is to provide leadership, assistance, and information to prospective BMCC students. The program is an exciting opportunity that helps students develop their leadership skills, while making lifelong friends. By becoming an ambassador, you can make a difference in a prospective student’s outlook by giving him/her information about the transition into college life and how to make the most out of the college experience.
 
In exchange for weekly service, student ambassadors receive tuition waivers and leadership training. Each spring, the college selects ambassadors for the following academic year. For more information contact the Student Recruitment and Marketing Office at 541-278-5936.

Student Government

BMCC has an active student government. The Associated Student Government (ASG) is responsible for planning various cultural, governmental, and entertainment events, as well as, contributing to college governance committees. ASG sponsors a variety of events each quarter (Fall-Spring), the events include the Welcome Back BBQ, Student Appreciation luncheons, the Christmas eve Eve dinner, an American Red Cross Blood drive, the Arts and Culture BBQ, and Spring Fling. ASG financially supports tutoring at all BMCC locations (Pendleton campus and outlying centers), and provide scholarships through the BMCC Foundation.
 
The executive committee of the ASG consists of the president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, club coordinator, outreach coordinator, and publicity coordinator. The remaining members of the ASG are student senators. If you would like to apply to for a position with ASG, applications are located on the BMCC website
and are due April 30th of each year for the following year. If you are interested in ASG or would like additional information, please contact any ASG member at 541-278-5948 or the ASG advisor at 541-278-5154, or stop by the ASG office in Pioneer Hall – on the Pendleton campus. All BMCC students are encouraged to become involved.

Theatre Arts

For almost 50 years, the BMCC Theatre Arts Department has enjoyed a unique collaboration with College Community Theatre (CCT), the local community theatre company. Together, and often also working with the BMCC Music Department, these combined programs produce a minimum of three major productions each academic year, presented in the 280-seat Bob Clapp Theatre on the BMCC Pendleton campus. These productions provide creative opportunities and valuable hands-on experience for students and volunteers alike, while presenting first-rate theatre for the enjoyment of audiences from throughout the region.
Whether merely seeking a creative outlet, or preparing for a career in the theatre arts, participants can work both on and off stage in all areas of theatrical production, including: acting, scenic, costume, and lighting design and construction, box office, stage management, assistant directing, and more. For more information contact the BMCC Fine Arts Department at 541-278-5944 or email theatre@bluecc.edu.
 
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)

College Preparatory Programs

The College Preparatory Programs Department includes the following program areas: adult basic education (ABE), general educational development (GED) preparation, English as a second language (ESL), JOBS program, and college preparation courses. The department also offers the following transfer courses: HD100
College Survival and Success and HD109 Academic Planning. For more information about any of these programs call 541-278-5803 or visit us on the Web .
 
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)

Adult Basic Education (ABE)

Adult Basic Education (ABE): Provides instruction in the basic skills of reading, writing, and math to adult learners to help them transition into the labor market, higher academics, or vocational training. ABE classes are available to students who have GED certificates or high school diplomas, but have been away from academics for an extended time. ABE programs operate at the following BMCC locations: Pendleton, Hermiston, Baker City, Milton-Freewater, Boardman, Enterprise, and John Day.
 
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)

General Education Development (GED)

General Educational Development classes are offered for students who are working on meeting GED requirements to complete the battery of five exams; reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. GED is the process of earning the equivalent of a high school diploma. Online GED Academy study site is offered as an alternative to students who need to study at their own pace. Online GED Academy is an intuitive and interactive skills building
tutorial. The site is designed to increase technology skills and help students study for the GED examines.
 
Students earn the GED certificate when they receive passing scores on the five parts of this standardized exam. A new computer-based GED test begins 2014. A high school release is required for students sixteen and seventeen years old. Information on testing and school release may be obtained from the BMCC testing center in Pendleton at 541-278-5931. Students earning a GED may participate in the BMCC commencement exercises held in June.
 
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL instruction is offered to non-English speaking students who need instruction in reading, writing and speaking. ESL courses are available at the following BMCC locations: Pendleton, Hermiston, Milton-Freewater, Boardman, and Baker City.
 
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)

EL Civics

 

English Literacy through Civics: Civics education is an education program that emphasizes contextualized instruction on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, naturalization procedures, civic participation, and US history and government to help students acquire the skills and knowledge to become active informed parents, workers, and community members.
 
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)

 

College Preparation Courses

College preparation courses are courses designed to help students succeed in college.

LA 25/LA 35 4 cr Reading, writing, spelling, and vocabulary skills
HD 100 3 cr College Survival and Success
HD 109 1 cr Academic Planning
RD 090 3 cr Effective Reading Strategies
RD 101 3 cr College Textbook reading

 

 

 

 

A student’s COMPASS placement score determines whether and at which level the student should be placed into a college preparation course. Students can decide independently to take college preparation courses to improve their basic skills knowledge. Instructors may refer students whose academic performance indicates they would benefit from additional college preparation. In addition, students can be referred by their instructors based upon their performance in class. College preparation courses are offered at the following BMCC locations: Pendleton, Hermiston, Milton-Freewater, and Baker City. 
 
College Preparatory Program offices are located in the lower level of Morrow Hall. Debbie Merrill, program assistant is located in M-4; telephone 541-278-5803; email: dmerrill@bluecc.edu.
 
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)

JOBS Program

JOBS for Oregon’s Future (JOBS: Job Opportunities and Basic Skills) is the state’s employment and training program for people on public assistance. In addition, JOBS can help low-income families avoid the need for welfare.

Through a contract with the Oregon Department of Human Services, BMCC provides JOBS Program services in Umatilla County, including employment assessment, work-search assistance, and training in workplace basics and life skills. Clients receiving help through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program may be eligible for JOBS Plus services, which places persons in limited-duration training positions with private employers. As part of BMCC’s Department of College Preparatory Programs, the JOBS Program works closely with basic skills offerings as well as with other BMCC educational services in order to help JOBS students meet their goals.
 
The JOBS Program is located at BMCC Hermiston, BMCC Milton-Freewater, and the Oregon Employment Department in Pendleton. For more information, please call the JOBS Program manager at 541-938-4082 x3172.
 
(Information based on the printed 2013-14 Academic Catalog)

 

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)