Introduction

President's Welcome

President Cam Preus

On behalf of the faculty and staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the BMCC family. Whether you are joining us for college preparation, college transfer, professional or technical training, for assistance with workforce development or self-improvement and personal growth, we are excited to be able to help you achieve your goals. You are joining us at an exciting time at BMCC as we launch many new programs to meet the workforce demands of area employers and provide exciting new career opportunities. In the Fall Quarter, the college will debut its Precision Agriculture and Veterinary Assistant programs, the first of many new offerings we are currently developing.

To help you achieve your goals, BMCC offers an extensive advising program to help you prepare for college life and to chart a course to accomplishing your educational objectives. We recognize that education is an expensive investment. BMCC provides assistance in identifying financial aid options including scholarships and student loan programs to help you afford your educational experience. Please take advantage of these services and schedule an appointment with an advisor as soon as possible; it will greatly improve the quality and value of your time at BMCC. I urge you to enjoy your time at BMCC. We offer a variety of team sports, student government sponsored events, clubs and cultural activities to enrich your student experience and bring you into closer contact with your fellow students and community.

In the coming school year, I look forward to meeting you and helping make your experience at BMCC educationally and personally rewarding.

Camille Preus
President
Blue Mountain Community College
(541)278-5951
cpreus@bluecc.edu

 

Our Vision and Mission

Vision Statement

Blue Mountain Community College will be the leading educational and training institution in eastern Oregon.

Mission Statement

Blue Mountain Community College will realize its vision by providing high-quality programs for college preparation, college transfer, professional/technical training, workforce development, and self-improvement that will strengthen the economy and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.

BMCC provides dynamic and innovative programs and delivery methods in response to the changing needs of our customers: the students, businesses, industries and communities of eastern Oregon.

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

Strategic Plan and Goals

The Blue Mountain Community Board of Education reviews the 2004-2014 strategic plan on an annual basis and will accomplish the goals listed below.

BMCC will focus on student success in a premiere learning environment and:

  • Enhance student support
  • Develop a more relevant and comprehensive curriculum
  • Facilitate access to college programs and activities
  • Develop employees to their highest potential
  • Strengthen the institution through assessment and planning
  • Increase resources for financial growth and stability
  • Grow community partnerships
  • Integrate and expand marketing and recruiting.

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

Getting Started

Getting Started @ BMCC
There’s no better time than now to be a BMCC Timberwolf!

Non-Degree Seeking Students
Students interested only in registering for a class or two and not intent upon earning a certificate or degree from BMCC can utilize the BMCC Registration form to register for classes, each term. This form can be downloaded from the www.bluecc.edu “forms for students” page. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for federal financial aid.
 
New Certificate and Degree Seeking Students
New Certificate and Degree Seeking Students can register for classes using the steps below. Please note that “New” students include the following:
  • Those who have never taken credit classes at BMCC
  • High school students who have, until now, only taken Dual Credit or Expanded Options courses
  • Students participating, until now, in the college prep program (GED, ESL and ABE courses)
  • Transfer Students
  • Returning BMCC students who have not attended in two or more years
1.    Apply
New students must submit an Application for Admission form and submit a $25 non-refundable application fee at the time of application. Applications will not be processed without the fee. The application DEADLINE is the Friday at 5pm two weeks prior to the beginning of the term. Application deadlines are:
  • Summer term 2013: 5pm, June 7, 2013
  • Fall term 2013: 5pm, September 12, 2013
  • Winter term 2014, 5pm, December 20, 2013
  • Spring term 2014, 5pm, March 14, 2014
Applications are available online at www.bluecc.edu, “forms for students” or can be requested by visiting any BMCC location. Submit completed forms to any BMCC location or by mail to BMCC, PO Box 100, Pendleton, OR 97801.
 
2.   Placement Assessment
Placement information is required for all students taking credit classes. See BMCC’s Placement Assessment & Testing webpage for more information.
 
Students with documented disabilities needing accommodation for testing should contact the Testing and Advising office prior to scheduling the placement tests.
 
3. Attend New Student Orientation
Register for to attend “New Student Orientation”. Students will be sent a New Student Orientation and Advising Request form once the Admissions Application has been processed by BMCC’s Admissions Office. Please complete and submit this form to any BMCC location.
 
While at New Student Orientation students will complete the Advising and Registration steps, below:
 
Advising
Advising is required for EACH TERM for all certificate/degree-seeking students; non certificate/degree-seeking students are not required to attend an advising session but are welcome to do so. See BMCC›s Advising webpage for helpful hints to get started. Please contact the BMCC Testing and Advising Office (541-278-5931) with questions.
 
Registration
Certificate/Degree Seeking Students: Summer term registration will be available beginning May 20th. Fall term registration will be available beginning June 3rd.
 
Students can register either online or in person at any BMCC campus, once application, testing and advising (as applicable) are complete. Summer term classes begin June 24, 2013. Fall term classes begin September 30, 2013.
 
Additional Steps
Apply for financial aid and scholarships, now. See BMCC’s Financial Assistance page for federal financial aid information and scholarship opportunities.
 
Get ahead of the game. BMCC provides several electronic accounts for student use. Learn all about student accounts and how to use them. Staff at the Student Learning Center can help.
 
Tuition is due on the 5th day of the term. But, please don›t wait. Avoid long lines and pay before this deadline! Students may pay online via their WolfWeb account, call the BMCC Service Center at (541) 278-5759 to pay with a credit or debit card or pay in person at the at any BMCC location.
 
Buy books and other supplies at the BMCC Bookstore. A printed class schedule and valid photo ID is required if using a book voucher.

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

Distance Education

What is Distance Education?

Distance education is any kind of learning in which students and the instructor are separated by time and/or place. It can be delivered using various methods of technologies, including:

E-Course : Course offerings are provided over the Internet.-asynchronously. Tests are conducted online, at a BMCC location, or an approved proctored site.

E-Live: Courses using a web-conferencing tool, delivered synchronously (real time). This delivery method offers students the opportunity to interact with faculty and other students even though separated by space. Students may take classes from any computer that has Internet access. E- Live classes can be done in real time, with the instructor teaching at a designated site, while the student participates from a computer located anywhere there is internet service. Classes are recorded and can be viewed at a later time.

Interactive Video Conferencing (ITV): Classes originate from another site but are in real-time and place. Classes are offered through interactive television or Web-based software. Students at receive sites are separated from the instructor.

Who Benefits From Distance Education?

The time-bound student, whose job or education schedule conflicts with the times when classes are offered on campus. 

The distance-bound student, who lives far from where classes are offered.

The home-bound student, who cannot leave home for personal reasons.

Those who have work schedules which prevent them from finding blocks of time to participate in classes.

Those who seek to advance themselves in their current career or to prepare for a new career.

Who Should Take Distance Education Classes?

  • Self-motivated learners
  • Time- or place-bound learners
  • Technically astute learners

Registering for Distance Education Classes:

Student services and financial assistance information for distance education students—such as admissions, enrollment, registration, advising, book purchases, and payment—are the same as for any other classes offered at BMCC, noted elsewhere in this catalog. Please see the “Getting Started” section for more information. For registration information and a list of courses, go to www.bluecc.edu.

Financial Assistance for Distance Education:

Online students may be eligible to receive financial assistance. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. BMCC’s federal school code is 003186. Check our Website for more financial assistance information.

Paying for Distance Education Classes:

Blue Mountain Community College’s distance education classes are assessed at the current tuition and fees listed in the Schedule of Classes published each term and online at www.bluecc.edu. There is an additional distance education class fee for each class.

Purchasing Distance Education Textbooks:

Students can order books online with a credit card at www.bookstore.bluecc.edu, or students can call the bookstore at 541-278-5733 or send a fax to 541-278-5842.

Library Services:

Many library services and electronic databases are available online to all students, whether on or off campus. Go to www.bluecc.edu/library for information on library services.

Technical Help and Support:

The Office of Distance Education is located on the Pendleton campus in Pioneer Hall, Room154. The email address is Distance_Ed@bluecc.edu.

Find tutorials, frequently asked questions, self-assessment tests, and hardware and software requirements for taking online classes on the Distance Education page of our website. Students can view current term class information on the Distance Education webpage.

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

Degrees and Programs Offered

Blue Mountain Community College provides educational opportunities through the following programs:

 Lower-Division Collegiate Transfer Programs

Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (A.A.O.T.) Degree
Associates of Science (A.S.) Degree
Associate of General Studies (A.G.S.) Degree

Career and Technical Programs A.A.S./Certificates & Career Pathways Certificates of Completion (CPCC)

These programs provide students with training to qualify them for work in specific fields. One-year certificates and/or two-year associate of applied science degrees are offered in the following areas:

Accounting Technology
Administrative Office Professional; General, Legal,
   Medical
Agriculture Business, Production, Crops, Livestock
Business Administration and Management
Civil Engineering Technology
Criminal Justice
Construction Trades, General Apprenticeship
Dental Assisting Technician
Diesel Technology
Drafting Technology
Early Childhood Education

Electrician Apprenticeship Technolgies
Emergency Medical Technologies
English Language Development
Green Technician
Hospitality, Tourism, Gaming and Management
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Nursing
Office Assistant/Support: General, Medical, Legal
Paraeducator
Retail Management
Veterinary Assistant
Welding

College Preparatory Programs

Adult Basic Education (ABE)
General Educational Development (GED)

English as a Second Language (ESL)
JOBS Program

Business and Industry Programs

These programs, including the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), provide business and industry training customized to meet the needs of students and the specific needs of local businesses, organizations, and government agencies.

Inter-College Partnerships

CUESTE: Teacher Education Program with Eastern Oregon University
Eastern Oregon Collaborative Colleges Council with Treasure Valley Community College and Eastern Oregon University
Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) Program with Wenatchee Valley Community College
Diagnostic Imaging Technology (DIT) with Linn-Benton Community College
Oregon State University Dual Admission
Pharmacy Technician Program with Central Oregon Community College
Occupational Therapy with Linn-Benton Community College

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

Accreditation Statements

BMCC is a public, two-year, coeducational college accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, 8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052, phone: 425-558-4224.

Programs at the college are approved by the Oregon Department of Education, to offer education and training under the various public laws pertaining to financial assistance to veterans.

The nursing program is accredited by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

The dental assisting technician program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.

The emergency medical technician classes are accredited by the Oregon Department of Education.

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