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

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Student Media

LBCC Viking News IconThe centerpiece of the journalism program at LBCC is its student-run media. The Long Beach City College Viking News serves as a media source for the college community and a training ground for future journalists.

The newspaper and website have been the starting point for many professional journalists, including reporters who have gone on to careers at some of the top journalism outfits in the country.

Student reporters and photojournalists have covered presidents, presidential campaigns, major concerts, comic-cons, crime, human-interest stories and major tragedies.

The LBCC Viking News is 100 percent student run. Student reporters and photojournalists gather news. Student editors make decisions. Students are given the freedom to cover stories they believe matter and stories they are interested in.

To join the Viking News staff, enroll in JOUR 80, 81, 82, 83, 86, 87 or 88.

 

Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC)

JACC IconThe LBCC journalism program is a member of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges, which holds competitions and conferences each year.

LBCC participates in a one-day regional competition with other Southern California community college journalism programs each fall and attends a three-day statewide conference in spring. The venue for the spring conference alternates between Southern California and Northern California.

Thanks to the generosity of the college’s Associated Student Body, all LBCC participants attend these conferences free of charge.

 

California Newspaper Publishers Association (CNPA)

CNPA IconLBCC’s journalism program is a member of the California Newspaper Publishers Association. The organization ties professional newsrooms with college newsrooms throughout the state and serves as an advocate for press freedoms and press rights.
 

 

 

LBCC Student Support


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 Student Learning Resources


  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Learning Communities & Transfer Resources
    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. 

  • 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
  • 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.

    • Workforce Development
      Workforce Economic Development (WED) at Long Beach City College is dedicated to bridging the gap between fulfilling business needs for a qualified workforce and providing education and training, including skill sets relevant to jobs in the 21st century. 

    • 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.