LBCC First Year Experience Program

The First-Year Experience program houses Viking Advantage, Long Beach College Promise & Promise 2.0.

These three college programs provide transitional and first year student support through a case management approach. Spring 2021 Virtual Chat Hours
Tuesdays: 9am-11am & 4pm-6pm
Wednesdays: 12pm-2pm
Thursdays: 11am-1pm & 4pm-6pm
Friday: Closed

Chat with a Success Coach via OR email us at [email protected]

Operating as usual


Come Explore Careers with a Trade via zoom, Monday 04, 2024 from 1:00pm-2:00pm. See you there 👏🏼🌟


Attention all Vikings! Get ready to apply for this scholarship. The application link is in the bio. If you need help please visit the Scholarship center and Career center. ✨


🔊 Exciting news! 🎉 Our counseling drop-in sessions are now available in person! 🙌 Drop by our FYE drop-in and find support firsthand. 🤝 Check out the link in our bio for more details and join us wherever you are. 📞 Let’s connect!


Please Join us for “Gearing up for Math Monday: Warm Handoff,” FYE students, will gather at the FYE Center before walking together to the Math Success Center. During the event, students will receive a tour of the Math Success Center and gain valuable insight into the resources available for the upcoming Spring 2024 semester. See you there ✨


Hello Vikings! Welcome Back! We would like to extend an invitation to the “Math Monday Series,” a collaborative effort between the First Year Experience Center and Math Success Center. The series includes a warm hand-off event, math workshop series, and tutoring services.

Our goal is to ensure that you are getting the support you need for your math coursework and aware of the support resources available at LBCC.

Link to RSVP:

Hope to see you all there!


Rain or shine, our counseling services are here for you! 🌧️ Due to the heavy rain, drop-in counseling at LBCC will be virtual. Visit our link tree starting at 9am for easy access to support. Let’s prepare for spring together, Vikings! 💪


🌸✨ Don’t miss out on our Spring Forward FYE Opportunity Drawing!

🎁 Follow these steps for a chance to win a mystery gift card:
1️⃣ Follow on IG
2️⃣ Like our “Opportunity Drawing” Post
3️⃣ Tag a friend at LBCC & ensure they follow us (one entry per student)
4. *Deadline to complete steps 1-3 is Friday 02/09/2024 at 5PM

***Opportunity drawing winner(s) will be contacted for additional information on 02/12 and must be
current LBCC FYE(AB19) students****

Good luck! 🍀 🌼🎉


Hello Vikings! Join the PCC OR FYE center for drop in counseling. We are here for YOU! ✨


📌✨Calling all first-year students! Unleash your creativity and join us for a pin making workshop! 🎨🧷 Dive into the art of designing your own personalized pin. Let’s start the spring semester with some fun! 🌟


Drop in counseling today! Join us at the Fye center or the link in bio will open at 12:30pm. Spring is just around the corner Vikings! ✨


Hello Vikings! There will be drop in counseling at the FYE center. You can also drop in with the link in bio. The link will open 12:30pm. See you all there Vikings! ✨


Hi Vikings!! As we near Spring semester next week, we want to share with you all our workshops that we will be hosting this upcoming semester 🤩

We hope that you can make it to our workshops that will be hosted by our Success Coaches! There will be snacks available throughout each workshop! Please feel free to reach out to FYE if you have any questions! 😎 Enjoy your last week of Winter break!!


Hello Vikings! We are going to have drop in counseling this week at the FYE center. You may also go through our online appointment server through the link tree. ✨


Hi Vikings! LBCC Financial aide is here to help! Receive help and join them for their workshops! ✨


Hello Vikings! Come receive support completing your supplemental application for CSULB, make updates to your CSU, application, and apply to graduate! Happening at the fye center. Snacks will be provided. ✨


Want to receive a $150 dollar grant? Sign up for a career academy session! See you there Viking! ✨


Embarking on the registration journey with the LBCC Vikings! Join us for our registration lab at LBCC! 🚀


Seeking guidance, seizing opportunities. Reg. Lab on the horizon! 🌟


Need a listening ear? 🌟 Our drop-in counseling is here for you! Check out the link in bio for online drop-in sessions and/or let’s navigate through it together at the FYE CENTER. 💬


Unlocking new knowledge one Zoom click at a time! Join me in the virtual halls of LBCC’s registration lab. Link in bio! 📚💻


🚀 Unlock your academic journey! 📚✨ Register with LBCC’s Registration Lab and launch into a world of endless possibilities. 🌟


Hi Vikings!

As we near the end of the Fall semester, we want to celebrate with you all this huge accomplishment! Come celebrate the end of the semester with a memorable camping-themed event! 🥳

Join us for a cozy day, where we reflect and be in community with highlights from this past year and creating memories with one another! See you at the campfire!

Date: Wednesday, November 29
Time: 1-4PM
Location: FYE Center - E09L

There will be games, food, snacks, and being in community! We hope to see you there 🤩

Photos from LBCC First Year Experience Program's post 11/22/2023

Hi Vikings! Are you interested in doing a paid internship with the city of Long Beach? If so, please check out an amazing opportunity in collaboration with the Long Beach Public Service Corp.


Attention PROMISE 2.0 Students CSU application workshop happening tomorrow!!!


Hello Vikings! We want to share a great healing opportunity happening today, Nov. 15th from 3pm-4pm on Zoom. 
All LBCC students are welcome. No prior experience is needed. These virtual drop-in healing spaces allow LBCC students to pause to restore body, mind, and spirit.

Zoom link:


Are you ready to level up your professional skills? 💼 Join us for an exciting Professional Development Workshop through Zoom! 🚀

🗓 Date: Thursday, November 9
⏰ Time: 5pm-6pm
🌐 Zoom Link:

Tag a friend ! 👥

See you there! 📚🚀🔥

*If you require accommodations, please contact Alex Luong at [email protected] and Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) at least 72 hours prior to the event at (562) 938-4558 or [email protected]. If you require sign language interpreting services, please contact Alex Luong at [email protected] and Stephanie Bonales at [email protected] or (562) 938-4918 or VP (562) 353-4217. If you require Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services, please contact Alex Luong at [email protected] and Jaymee Hunt (562) 938-4547 [email protected] or Sonia Leticia Vélez (562) 938-4323 [email protected] at least 5 business days prior to the event. Please note requests are based on provider availability


Hi Vikings! Please take the LBCC Fall 2023 Student Experience Survey by November 14th to be entered into a raffle to win one of ten $20 Panera Bread gift cards. The link to the survey is in your Canvas.


Hello Vikings! If you remember, we teased that we had a big announcement coming soon and here it is! Long Beach College Promise/ Viking Advantage students receive priority registration (provided they have fulfilled certain requirements). We are hosting TWO workshops to help you register for classes for the Spring 2024 semester. Mark your calendars and RSVP using our Linktree. If you have any further questions, please contact us or visit us at the FYE center.

*If you require accommodations, please contact Alex Luong at [email protected] and Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) at least 72 hours prior to the event at (562) 938-4558 or [email protected]. If you require sign language interpreting services, please contact Alex Luong at [email protected] and Stephanie Bonales at [email protected] or (562) 938-4918 or VP (562) 353-4217. If you require Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services, please contact Alex Luong at [email protected] and Jaymee Hunt (562) 938-4547 [email protected] or Sonia Leticia Vélez  (562) 938-4323 [email protected] at least 5 business days prior to the event. Please note requests are based on provider availability.


Hey Vikings! Guess what? We have another workshop happening next Thursday 10/19. Open to ALL FYE students, you don’t have to be artistically skilled to join? All levels are welcome 🤗


Join us Wednesday October 11 for our Dream Collage workshop. Visually manifest your future with your creativity. We will provide everything for the workshop, you just pull up! SEE Y’ALL SOON!!!!!!

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Welcome to the Long Beach City College Viking Advantage Program!

Viking Advantage is a first-year experience program for any first-time college students enrolled in 12 or more units per semester. It focuses on offering transitional support for incoming students including a summer transition program, enrollment in a first-year college success course, and registration assistance. Viking Advantage is centered on removing obstacles so that students can achieve their academic goals. To promote academic success, Viking Advantage students receive one year of free tuition, priority registration, and a Student Success Network to answer academic questions and offer support in navigating college.

Eligibility for Viking Advantage

  • Be first-time college students.

  • Enroll in 12 units or more per semester.
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