In the Loop (Students)

Overview

Student in the Loop
Sept. 14-18

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Long Beach City College’s Student In the Loop is a weekly email to keep LBCC students aware of upcoming events, workshops, registration dates and other helpful information.​

Student Loop COVID-19

LBCC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Website

LBCC has established a Coronavirus (COVID-19) website for updates pertaining to students, faculty and staff. Please also refer to this link for resources and updates.

Student Loop Events

LBCC Closed Tue, Sept. 22 for Flex Day

Classes will not be conducted and offices will be closed on Tues., Sept. 22 as staff will be participating in professional development training. This includes the closure of Student Services offices Counseling, Student Affairs, Student Equity, Enrollment Services (Financial Aid and Admissions/Records) and Athletics.

Labor Center Virtual Opening Ceremony – Thurs., Sept. 24

Please join LBCC online at 11 a.m., on Thurs., Sept. 24 for the virtual ceremony to commemorate the grand opening of the LBCC Labor Center at PCC.  Featured special guest speakers will include Dolores Huerta, State Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Ron Herrera of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, and Ron Miller of the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building & Construction Trades Council. Go to www.LBCC.edu on Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. to view the event.

Art Gallery Presents Virtual Faculty Art Exhibition, 2020

The next LBCC Art Gallery show will be displayed on Instagram @lbccartgallery1. This virtual show will take place from Sept. 10 – Oct. 29 and will feature the works and talents of LBCC Art Faculty. For details email Trevor Norris or call (562) 938-4815.

Wonder Women Tech Virtual Summit & Festival Invites Students

LBCC students are invited to participate in a 4-day Interactive Virtual Summit filled with interactive experiences designed to innovate, inspire, and ignite, set to the theme of “Celebrating Culture and Belonging.” Join them Wed., Sept. 16, 9 a.m. – Sat, Sept. 19, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. for a virtual career fair, resume review lounge, and more. Special sessions for students will include a complimentary summit experience where students can learn, network, and engage in special Meet and Greets and mentorship! Register at
https://wonderwomentech.com/conferences/virtual-summit-2020/

Earn a Certificate by Attending Undocu Ally Training

Become an Ally for undocumented students and create a positive learning environment by attending training sessions Oct. 27 or Oct. 29 (part 1) and Nov. 17 or Nov. 19 (part 2), 10 – 11:30 a.m. Register here for part 1 and here for part 2. Topics such as immigration history, federal and state laws, and what it means to be an Ally for undocumented students at LBCC, will be covered. Certificates will be given to those who complete both parts.

Student Loop Workshops

‘Self-Compassion’ Workshop Series By Healthy Viking Initiative

Increase your awareness of unhelpful self-talk, the impact of positive self-talk, explore the purpose of emotions, and strengthen your skills to process and cope with emotions utilizing various techniques at the “Self-Compassion” Workshop Series. Zoom in from 11 a.m. – noon, on Sept. 17, Sept. 24 and Oct. 1. Zoom Meeting ID: 919 9458 6540.

‘Parenting by Temperament’ Workshop Series for Student Parents

A LBCC Mental Health Clinician will present a workshop series for student parents wanting to learn more about factors that contribute to parent-child relationships and families. Upcoming workshops: Learn about Your Temperament & Impact on Parenting on Thurs, Oct. 15; Strategies for Parenting on Thurs., Oct. 29; and Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships: The Impact on Children on Thurs., Nov. 12. All workshops will be held from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. via Zoom, meeting ID: 932 7088 3401.

Student Loop Information

LBCC is Hiring Student Assistants NOW!

LBCC’s School of Career Technical Education (CTE) is looking to hire student assistants immediately to work at the Liberal Arts or Pacific Coast Campus in the CTE labs. Earn $13/hour while working on campus to ensure students are wearing PPE properly at all times, help sanitize classrooms and provide classroom assistance with equipment (light duty, no heavy lifting). Pay is $13 per hour for up to 20 hours per week. Current enrollment in at least 12 units is required. Submit a resume, copy of your school schedule and availability to Cleon@lbcc.edu or Vlerch@lbcc.edu. Questions? Call (562) 938-3904 or 938-4512.

Graduation Application Deadlines Approaching

If you will be completing all classes needed to earn your Certificate or Associate degree during this Fall 2020 semester, it is time to apply for graduation! The request to graduate deadline for those seeking an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) is Sept. 25 and for all other graduation applications, the deadline is Oct. 16. In your Viking Student Portal, select the Academic Records Tile, then select “Apply for Degree or Cert.”

Late-Start Fall Sessions Offer Variety of Subjects

The 12-week, late-start session for Fall will begin the week of Sept. 28 and the last eight-week session will begin the week of Oct. 28. The late-starting Schedule of Classes can be found here.

Curbside Book Pick-Up Available at LAC Library

While the LBCC Libraries are closed, curbside pick-up is available beginning Sept. 14. This feature will be available 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Mon. – Thurs. in lots B or C, LAC. Reserving a book is explained in this video. For more information, please call (562) 938-4231 or (562) 938-4576.

Late-Start Fall Sessions Offer Variety of Subjects

The 12-week, late-start session for Fall will begin the week of Sept. 28 and the last eight-week session will begin the week of Oct. 28. The late-starting Schedule of Classes can be found here.

Medical Terminology Classes Added

If you are interested in a career in health care, a good class to start with is Medical Terminology. LBCC has recently added new sections of AH60 for Fall 2020, but don’t delay as these classes fill quickly. 

New LBCC Chat Hub Feature to Assist Students

If you have questions for Admissions and Records, Counseling, Financial Aid, Student Affairs, Student Technology Help Desk, Transfer Center or the Welcome Center, check out the new LBCC Chat Hub to get your questions answered by the LBCC team.

Student Technology Help Desk Fall Hours, Student Live Chat, & More!

Please note that the Fall hours for the Student Technology Help Desk (STHD) have been extended to the following: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday 10a.m. – 2p.m. Contact the STHD:sthd@lbcc.edu, (562) 938-4250, and live chat www.lbcc.edu/sthd. Visit the STHD online for technology how to guides & more www.lbcc.edu/sthd. There is also a 24-hour Canvas Support Hotline that students can call at 1 (844) 602-6284.

Viking News Online

The Viking News is producing student-journalism online this semester while much of our college’s educational experience remains remote. To keep up to date on our college’s news as reported by students, please go to lbccviking.com and follow us on social media at https://twitter.com/lbccvikingnewshttps://www.facebook.com/lbccvikingnews/ and https://www.instagram.com/lbccvikingnews.The Viking News is produced by Journalism 80, 81, 82, 83, 86, 87 and 88 students. To join the staff, contact Walter Hammerwold at whammerwold@lbcc.edu.

ASB Applications Available

If you are interested in becoming a student leader at LBCC, ASB is a great way to get involved!  Please click here for the application link.

Student Emergency Aid Applications Now Open

The LBCC Student Emergency Aid Application is now open. Receive support across many departments: financial aid/cash aid; food support; transportation assistance; technology loan program; and mental health support. Students must apply for the Fall 2020 Aid Application to receive detailed information.

Develop Skills in Logistics, Supply Chain & International Business Sectors

The Port of Long Beach Maritime Center of Excellence at LBCC is now registering those interested in careers in the global logistics and supply chain industries. Reduced rates and scholarships are available thanks to the Port of Long Beach and the California Community Colleges’ Los Angeles Region Priority Sectors of Global Trade and Advanced Transportation and Logistics. Costs and lengths vary. For details and to register, visit www.LBCC.edu/maritimecenter, call (562) 938-3248 or email wfdev@lbcc.edu.

Fall 2020 Protocols for Essential Lab Students

New campus health and safety requirements for students enrolled in essential lab classes this Fall semester have been established. Students will need to sign a Student Acknowledgement form if enrolled in classes meeting on campus. The attached Student Acknowledgement form and updated guidelines will be in students’ PeopleSoft portal. 

Student ID for Fall 2020

The Office of Student Life will not be issuing student IDs for Fall 2020 due to the campus closure. We will resume ID services once campus reopens or limited in-person services are approved. We will notify all students via email when we will resume issuing Student IDs. Thank you in advance for your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this delay may cause. 

Are you ready for Online Learning in the Fall?

Need some strategies to take online courses? LBCC offers a FREE online “QUEST for Online Student Success” for you to learn about technological needs, online study tips, time management strategies and more. Enroll today in your Canvas dashboard. For more information call (562) 938-4250 or email sthd@LBCC.edu.

Education Pathway Overview

EDUC 10 and EDUC 20 students are required to attend an orientation before the start of the semester to prepare for fieldwork clearances. There are two options: attend a synchronous Zoom meeting OR view a screencast and follow-up with the professor. Sign up here and you will receive an email with the screencast video or Zoom meeting link. Questions? Email Teacher Preparation Program Coordinator Megan Kaplinsky at mkaplinsky@lbcc.edu.

Internet Access and Distance Learning Options Expanded by AT&T

AT&T is expanding its Access program, which provides home internet access for $10 a month to qualifying California households, as well as an expanded distance learning feature for California students. Visit https://www.att.com/internet/access/ or call 1-855-220-5211 for details.

Free Tutoring and more

Confused about one of your classes? Need a little extra help? Want to take your understanding to the next level? Tutoring is free for all students taking at least one class at LBCC and is available for a variety of subjects. Check out the online tutoring schedule today! The Learning and Academic Resources Department can also help you develop study skills with online videos and study skill downloads

New Digital Resource Platform Available in Long Beach

Long Beach residents can find access to low-cost Internet services, computers and digital literacy resources, through the ConnectedLB Platform. By entering your zip code, you can discover if you qualify for low-cost Internet services and computers based on verification of income status and household participation in public benefit programs. The platform is available in both English and Spanish, and is expected to run through April 2021 or until further notice.

Student Loop Reminders

Be Counted – Submit the Census Questionnaire ASAP

Completing the Census will help to provide information toward education, health care, and transportation. For more information or to complete the questionnaire before Sept. 30, visit https://my2020census.gov/. The link is safe, secure, and confidential. The U.S. Census Bureau will begin counting non-responders by sending Non-Response Follow-Up (NRFU) Census takers into neighborhoods starting the week of Aug. 11.

Winter 2021 Session Will Be Online

Long Beach City College’s Winter 2021 Session will be held entirely online Jan. 4 – Feb. 6, 2021. Changes to the schedule are currently being made and will be released in September. For more information, please click here.

Fall & Summer Class Details Explained in New Video

Some very helpful and important information for LBCC Viking students is found within this video. Learn how to read the schedule and class notes for Summer and Fall, the difference between synchronous and asynchronous as well as real-time details, and more.