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How do I set up a meeting with a counselor or an advisor?

There are several places to go for advising depending on what information you are seeking. The Counseling Center provides information for academic counseling and planning. Some major departments have advisors as well who can help you create your plan for your major and see if you are on track. Visit your major’s department office for information. Also consult New Student Checklist for items to prepare before your first year at LBCC.

Where can I purchase my textbooks? Where can I find which textbooks I need?

You can find your textbooks at the online Viking Bookstore. Scroll down towards the bottom to “Textbooks” and click on your need. This can also be done through the brick and mortar Viking Bookstore at either campus.

What if I need help buying textbooks?

Some textbooks are offered as e-books through the publisher’s website. The Viking Bookstore offers book rentals at affordable prices, and the Financial Aid Program may provide eligible students with a voucher each semester. The LAC & PCC Libraries have a textbook search function for students’ convenience.

How many units should I take my first year?

For full-time students, 12 units is advisable. For your first semester, at most 15 units is suggested, in order to become familiar with the college course load.

Where can I go if I need extra help in a class or on an assignment?

Meet with your professor during office hours to ask questions and seek direction on an assignment. Office hours can be found on the class syllabus. Learning & Academic Resources Department and the Multidisciplinary Success Center at LAC or PCC are both great resources as well.  Also both campuses provide Tutoring Services in a variety of subjects.

What technology resources are available to me to enhance my education?

The Academic Computing Centers are located on both campuses. They offer access to computers to print documents, copiers, and other services. In addition to books, the LAC & PCC Libraries offer an online article database and the Student Computing Services Centers, which provides access for printing, copy machines, and laptop rentals. And there is access to free Wi-Fi throughout both campuses. If you are looking to use media equipment for a presentation then the Multimedia Practice Room is for you (located on the second floor of the L building at the LAC, down the long hallway and in the Success Center).  It provides of video and audio projection equipment to practice and gain experience for in-class or online presentations.  Also study skills online videos are available in a range of learning assistance topics for your viewing.

Where can I find assistance with looking for a job?

How can I get more involved on campus?

Where can I get involved or find support with a community?

How can I find out what's going on around campus?

I am feeling overwhelmed by school and other aspects of my personal life. How can LBCC help?

Visit Psychological Services for FAQs or to make an appointment.

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