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)