Continuity of Operations

Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) increases the College’s ability to rebound from disruption and continue serving the community.

  Continuity of Operations Planning is REQUIRED for accreditation.

Examples of disruption:

  • You need to take an extended leave of absence from work.
  • Campus has to be closed at the last minute due to an emergency.
  • All hard copies of important documents are lost in a fire.

LCC owes it to our community to be prepared in advance!

  Continuity of Operations Planning is REQUIRED for accreditation.

Deadline: August 31.


  • Put someone in your department in charge of coordinating your COOP plan.
  • Learn about COOP planning by completing the COOP training (available on Canvas).
  • Work together to complete the LCC COOP plan template with as much detail as possible.
  • Ask if you have questions!
  • Email your plan to the Director of Environmental Health and Safety at


Spending time and resources on COOP planning now, can save big $$ in the long run (think of it as an insurance policy).

Thank you!

Contact COOP Staff

  Janel Screen

Director of Environmental Health & Safety

   (360) 442-2273

Copyright 2022 Lower Columbia College | All Rights Reserved.