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We are here to help you succeed in pursuing your academic goals. Check out all the valuable resources and learning tools available for LBCC students.

Industry Certifications

As you successfully complete certain courses at LBCC, you can take exams and earn industry certificates at our computer labs.


Internet Computing Core Competencies (IC3) Global Standard 5 (GS5) 

ICS Certification LogoIC3, GS5 Exam is a certification that is comprised of three exams: Computing Fundamentals that provides a global standard, digital standard for industry certification.  IC3 includes concepts and skills that apply to almost any school or career pathway, it’s the ideal solution for any student or job seeker looking to validate their digital skills. 

  • COSA 30 - Introduction to Computers: IC3, GS5 – Computing Fundamentals, Living Online, Key Applications 

Microsoft Office Specialist on Microsoft Office 2016 

MOS Certification Logo
This certification demonstrates that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Office by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification in a specific Office program.

  • COSA 15 – Microsoft Excel for Windows: Excel 2016 
  • COSA 20 – Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows: PowerPoint 2016 
  • COSA 10 – Microsoft Word for Windows: Word 2016 
  • COSA 215 – Microsoft Outlook for Windows: Outlook 2016 
check out more Industry Certifications offered by COS department.

Download IconCOS Industry Certification Flyer

 

 

Helpful Links


Business Information Worker PATHWAY

ICT IconWhat can a Business Information Worker Pathway offer you?
In 2 years or less, you can gain the skills to graduate and be successful. The pathway was developed by educators and vetted by business as part of the Doing What Matters Framework to provide graduates with the common skills that employers demand.

 

 

COS Student Learning Resources

Learning Tools/Technology for Students

LBCC LMS Canvas Icon      LBCC CANVAS
      Learning Management System (LMS) where you can access your course information.

Microsoft Icon      MICROSOFT IMAGINE
      Get free access to Microsoft Softwares exclusively at LBCC.

Window Icon      MICROSOFT OFFICE
 

There are several different options available if you need to use Microsoft Office:

All computer labs at both the LAC and PCC campuses have Office installed.

LBCC students are also eligible to purchase Microsoft Office products, as well as other software, at a reduced rate through CollegeBuys.org

 

Computer Labs

Study Center Icon      COS STUDY CENTERS
      GET ADDITIONAL SUPPORT AND ACCESS TO SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS

Certification Icon      INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS
      Earn Industry Standard Certifications as part of many courses in the Computer & Office Studies programs.

Keyboard Icon      TYPING TESTS
      Learn how to Earn a Typing Certificate.

Lab Hours Icon      COMPUTER LAB HOURS
 

  LAC – Room M-109 PCC – Room AA-206
Monday – Thursday 8 am – 9 pm 8 am – 9 pm
Friday 8 am – 4 pm 8 am – 4 pm
Saturday 10 am – 2 pm  

 

Student Resources

Form Icon      STUDENT FORMS
      Find important forms about admissions and records for your academic progress.

calender icon      ACADEMIC CALENDAR
      View important dates for current and upcoming semesters. Downloadable PDFs of the academic calendar are also available.

catalog icon      COLLEGE CATALOG
      Official publication of record regarding courses offered, degree and certificate program outlines, requirements and additional policies and procedures for the campus.

 

Useful Cyber Security Resources

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CYBER SECURITY NEWS
News & updates from The Hacker News.

 

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CYBERSEEK
CyberSeek provides detailed, actionable data about supply and demand in the cybersecurity job market.

 

ISSA LogoTHE INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY ASSOCIATION (ISSA)
The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications, and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill, and professional growth of its members.

 

Infragard Logo INFRAGARD
InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. It is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States.

 

Department of Homeland Security Logo US COMPUTER EMERGENCY READINESS TEAM
The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) is the Nation’s flagship cyber defense, incident response, and operational integration center. Our mission is to reduce the Nation’s risk of systemic cybersecurity and communications challenges.

 

NSA-CSS Logo NATIONAL CENTERS OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN CYBER DEFENSE
The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) program. The goal of the program is to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise for the Nation.

 

 

LBCC Student Support


multiracial students working on school project togetherMatriculation – Welcome Center
The Welcome Center at Long Beach City College is a great place to start on your journey to becoming an LBCC Viking! Whether you are a first-time student, a returning student, or a community member, the Welcome Center is a one-stop-shop that provides you with general information and services to get you connected to the LBCC community.

Staffed by a dedicated team, the Welcome Center aims to make your introduction to the college experience go as smoothly as possible. The goal of the Center is to bring all of the key components a student needs under one roof and become the focal point for their success.

LBCC Support Programs
Need-based support programs to help you succeed in college. 

  • CalWORKS
  • EOPS
  • Foster Youth Support Services (NextUP)
  • Foster Care & Kinship Education
  • TRIO GO Project
  • Upward Bound

Basic Needs Program
Long Beach City College has implemented a Basic Needs program to address hunger and housing insecurity among students. The program is supported by the Healthy Viking Initiative and will provide increased access to food, direct referrals to appropriate housing agencies, and information regarding transportation resources for LBCC students.

 

Graduation Cap on top of CashScholarships
The success of our students is one of the most important aspects of the mission of Long Beach City College. More than 700 scholarships are given each year, making our scholarship program one of the largest of all community colleges in California. Students are only required to fill out one application at which time the scholarship committee will match you with the appropriate scholarship based on the eligibility requirements.

 

Three students walking through campus.Undocumented Student Support – DREAM Services
​Long Beach City College has implemented a Basic Needs program to address hunger and housing insecurity among students. The program is supported by the Healthy Viking Initiative and will provide increased access to food, direct referrals to appropriate housing agencies, and information regarding transportation resources for LBCC students.

 

An infographic with LGBTQ terminology.LGBTQ+ Student Support & Resources
Long Beach City College strives to create a welcoming and inclusive campus and learning environment for all students. LBCC is committed to serving members of the campus community who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. In honoring this commitment, the LBCCD Board of Trustees adopted a resolution that officially recognizes LGBTQ History Month in support of its students. 

 

A group of Marines in uniform standing in line and saluting.Veterans Student Support – Veterans Services
The mission of Veterans Services Office (VSO) is to provide a caring and supportive environment for veterans and their dependents as we assist them with the services they need for proper enrollment, receiving their VA benefits, and other resources necessary to succeed at Long Beach City College. LBCC welcomes all military veterans and supports them through the entire application and enrollment process. 

 

LBCC Disabled Student Support ServicesDisabled Student Support Services
Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS) serves as the designated office of the College that coordinates campus-wide academic adjustments for students with qualifying disabilities. Academic adjustments assist in the facilitation of creating an equitable educational experience for all students at Long Beach City College.

 

A picture of exercise gear.Student Health Services
LBCC Student Health Services (SHS) supports student success by providing quality and accessible primary care and mental health services and education. Student Health Services is attentive to the diverse health needs of LBCC Students. We partner with the City of Long Beach and the surrounding community to provide comprehensive clinical services to students. 

 

Wood blocks on table with Mental health text written on some.Mental Health Services
Mental Health Services (MHS) is committed to promoting student mental health and wellbeing and strives to help students achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. We strive to be a positive advocate of engagement and transformation to help our diverse student community meet their personal challenges while increasing student retention and success.

 

 

LBCC Special Programs


  • DESTINO Program
    The DESTINO program is designed to assist STEM students with an array of student support services and academic support to reach your goal of earning your degree and transferring to the 4-year university.

  • Umoja Scholars Program
    Umoja, (a Kiswahili word meaning unity) is a community and resource dedicated to enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of African American and other students.

  • Puente Mentors for Science Students
    Puente is a transfer program that provides underrepresented students, particularly LatinX students, with academic support and mentoring. The program serves to increase the number of underrepresented students in four-year colleges.

 

 

LBCC Student Learning Resources


  • Multidisciplinary Tutoring Center
    The MDSC Tutoring Center offers tutoring support in multiple subjects, including History.

  • Embedded Tutoring
    The Embedded Tutoring program in the Learning and Academic Resources Department focuses on using Tutors to provide individualized attention and assistance for students during class. History majors who have successfully completed LBCC History courses can apply to become embedded tutors!

  • Supplemental Instruction (SI)
    SI is a student success program that provides regular peer-led group study sessions for students in order to help improve their understanding of course material and increase the effectiveness of their study skills. History majors who have successfully completed LBCC History courses can apply to become supplemental instructors!

  • Degree Completion Initiative
    LBCC is dedicated to helping you complete your education from start to finish as quickly as possible. You are our #1 priority!

  • Transfer Center
    The Transfer Center at LBCC is here to help you with a smooth transition to university life. A variety of services such as university appointments, transfer fairs, admissions workshops, and university tours are available to you. It’s time to start your journey to your chosen university whether it be a CSU, UC, private, or out-of-state university.

  • Learning Communities
    Learning communities are group-based support services for your educational needs and are a way for students to enroll in one or more courses that are “packaged” together. These courses are taught by supportive instructors and counselors who work closely with each other and the students to help students develop the confidence and tools they need to succeed.

  • Library Resources
    Check out LBCC Library Workshops and Library Orientations.

  • Student Technology Help Desk
    The Student Technology Help Desk (STHD) supports all Long Beach City College students in accessing and successfully using Long Beach City College technology. 

  • Adult Education
    Long Beach City College’s Adult Education program offers short-term personal and professional development courses that are open year-round to members of the community.

  • Student Life Workforce Development
    The Office of Student Life hires 20-25 Student Assistants each semester at both our Pacific Coast and Liberal Arts campuses. Our Student Assistants provide, assist, and implement events, activities and workshops in support of our Student Affairs Department. 

  • Job Training
    Do you want to earn more money at work and move up in your career? Whether you’re just beginning your career or you’re ready to update your skills, we have many programs to serve you.