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abOn any given day, Louisiana’s nearly 50 community and technical college campuses help students choose and prepare forstable, fruitful careers. The colleges also play an important role in expanding Louisiana’s workforce because they offerdegrees and certifications that complement the local economy.While the schools’ goals are consistent, every campus has it own character. This “Fact Book” showcases the history andexemplary programs of each institution.For additional details, please visit college websites (listed inside), or contact the Louisiana Community and TechnicalCollege System at (225) 922-2800, www.lctcs.eduab

Table ofContentsMessage from the President 5Baton Rouge Community College 7Bossier Parish Community College 9Delgado Community College and Louisiana Technical College, Region 1 11Fletcher Technical Community College 13Louisiana Delta Community College 15Louisiana Technical College, Region 2 17Louisiana Technical College, Region 3 19Louisiana Technical College, Region 4 21Louisiana Technical College, Region 6 23Louisiana Technical College, Region 7 25Louisiana Technical College, Region 8 27Louisiana Technical College, Region 9 29Nunez Community College 31River Parishes Community College 33South Louisiana Community College 35SOWELA Technical Community College 37LCTCS Board of Supervisors 38

Message from thePresidentDear Friends:A 32-year-old man who worked odd jobs his entire life is now an operator in a chemical plant earning $45,000 a year with full benefits. An 18-yearoldwoman who struggled through high school, just made the Dean’s List and is on her way to an associate’s degree. A 35-year-old single motherwho used to work in fast food is now a carpenter, earning three times her former salary.These men and women – and thousands like them – converted their raw talents into marketable skills. How? By attending one of Louisiana’s affordable,high-quality community or technical colleges. Our schools aren’t the quiet alternatives to a university you might think they are. Community andtechnical colleges today are powerhouses of productivity, providing leading-edge education and helping to train the region’s new workforce.For some students, our schools are the first step toward a four-year degree. For others, they are the catalyst for a new career. All the while, communityand technical colleges are vital partners to business and industry, ensuring that as Louisiana’s workforce needs change and grow, there is asteady flow of trained men and women to fill jobs.It’s been nearly a decade since the Louisiana Community and Technical College System formed, bringing community colleges and “trade schools”under one umbrella, and sharpening their overall focus. During our short tenure, we have made significant strides.Here are a few examples:a Enrollment in our schools has jumped 12% across the board.a More than 14,000 men and women have enrolled in our free statewide Pathways to Construction program, which provides participants alifetime of stable work while simultaneously addressing the storm-torn Gulf region’s dire workforce shortage.a To address Louisiana’s dearth of health care professionals, we now offer quality nursing programs within every technical college region andin most community colleges.a Our schools have raised millions in private funding, enabling them to provide scholarships, expand programs and curricula, and recruitfaculty.a Our schools have also formed formal partnerships with business and industry. These partners participate in curriculum development andprovide many of our students with practical experience.a Every community college or technical college region now features Dual Enrollment Programs, in which qualified high school students cantake college credits during their junior and senior years.a Our schools have provided millions in free or low-cost training to businesses for their employees to ensure Louisiana is competitive.Read more about Louisiana’s seven community colleges, two technical community colleges, and eight technical college regions. Discover ourworld-class programs. And spread the word about how we’re changing lives and creating futures.Sincerely,Joe D. MayPresident

“I choose BRCC because it is conveniently located, affordable,and my credits can transfer to a four-year college.”– BRCC Student Eric A. Cashio

“We’re helping to market the other L.A.”– BPCC Telecommunications Dean Larry Powell

Bossier Parish Community CollegeBossier City6220 East TexasBossier City, Louisiana 71111318.678.6000www.bpcc.eduLaunched in 1967 with just eight instructors and 101students, Bossier Parish Community College, commonlycalled “Bipsie,” offers a true college experience for thousandsof men and women. The updated, 71-acre campusin Bossier City, features popular programs in liberal arts,allied health, criminal justice, theatre, business and computersciences and more.BPCC is serious about helping students find the path tomeaningful employment. A leader in workforce training, thecollege is a hub for adult skills assessment. It also featuresa special program called Project MOMs, which has helpedmore than 1,000 single mothers go back to school.BPCC is known for its telecommunications division, aunique program that prepares men and women for work intelevision and film. Students train in broadcasting, photography,sound recording, sound editing, set design andmotion capture animation (MOCAP), the technique used inmovies like Spiderman and The Polar Express.a9BPCC’s foray into film-related curricula was no accident.Thanks to motion picture tax incentives, more movies arebeing made in Louisiana now than ever, many of them inthe Shreveport-Bossier area. Many of BPCC’s graduatesland jobs on film crews, further bolstering Louisiana’sidentity as “the other L.A.”

Delgado’s strong culinary arts program provides local hotels andrestaurants a steady flow of trained workers – an importantcomponent in the city’s recovery.

Delgado Community College andLouisiana Technical College Region 1K N O WLED G ETECH N O LO G YPRO G RESS615 City Park AvenueNew Orleans, Louisiana 70119504.671.5012Delgado LocationsCity Park Campus504.671.5012West Bank Campus504.361.6402Northshore Campus985.646.6420Charity School of Nursing504.571.1270Maritime and Fire Training Facility985.624.4165LTC, Region 1 LocationsWest Jefferson Campus504.671.6800Jefferson Campus504.671.6700Sidney Collier CampusSlidell CampusDelgado Community CollegeNew OrleansDelgado is thriving.Founded in 1921 through a gift from New Orleansphilanthropist Isaac Delgado, Louisiana’s oldest andlargest community college serves students across tenparishes. Over the years, Delgado has prepared thousandsof men and women for the future, while simultaneouslyenriching the world around it. During World WarII, the school trained woodworkers, metalsmiths, andaircraft mechanics. Today, it’s training a new generationof nurses, construction workers, and hospitality industrystaff to help the area recover.Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on greater NewOrleans and Delgado itself, displacing faculty andstudents, destroying buildings and interrupting theregional economy. But enrollment at the college in themonths after the catastrophe succeeded expectations,and plans are underway for state-of-the-art enhancementsto the historic campus.Louisiana Technical CollegeRegion 1Delgado and Louisiana Technical College Region 1schools function under the same umbrella to offerstudents a network of campuses and degree options.LTC’s exemplary programs include an associate of appliedscience degree, technical diplomas, certificates oftechnical studies and technical competency certificationsin more than 30 fields. New Orleans area employers arepartnering with LTC Region 1 campuses to provide aseamless transition for

“If it weren’t for Fletcher’s Academic Learning Resource Center, I wouldn’t be here. I havea two-year-old, and my husband works offshore. I can come in before and after myclasses to do homework and study, the things that I can’t accomplish once I go home.”– FTCC Student Kay LeBouef

Fletcher Technical Community CollegeHouma310 St. Charles StreetHouma, Louisiana 70361985.857.3659www.ftcc.eduFletcher is one of two technical community colleges inthe state. Its rich blend of programs appeals to studentson their way to four-year institutions, to those working onassociate’s degrees and to those who want to go to workquickly.Fletcher’s curricula include business, general education,nursing and allied health, and numerous technical fields.One of its best known assets is the Louisiana Marine andPetroleum Institute (LaMPI), an extension of the Fletchercampus that trains men and women from all over the countryin marine operations. Students who want to work oninland, near-coastal, and ocean-going vessels learn marinesafety, seamanship, emergency procedures, communications,navigation, watchkeeping, and maritime law. Thosealready employed in the field can take refresher courses.Leading maritime companies in the area are longstandingpartners of LaMPI.Fletcher provides a hands-on learning environment thatsets students up for success. The new Academic LearningResource Center provides free computers, one-on-onetutoring and a quiet place to study.a13

Delta is a dynamic center of learning, growth and spirit.

Louisiana Delta Community CollegeMonroe4014 LaSalle StreetMonroe, Louisiana in 2001, Louisiana Delta Community College hasexperienced remarkable growth, nearly quadrupling studentenrollment in its first five years. The Monroe campus is adynamic center of learning, intellectual growth and schoolspirit.Delta’s small class size appeals to students, whether theirgoal is to continue at a four-year institution or to gain skillsand enter the workforce. Delta’s faculty members pushstudents to learn by doing, and to develop their characterby stretching their worldview.Popular programs like Process Technology (PTEC) andBusiness Technology have been developed with industryinput. In fact, the school has secured more than $250,000in private funding for its PTEC program, which trains techniciansfor full-time, stable employment in the manufacturingsector.Delta reaches out to high school students through its dualenrollment program, which attracts eligible juniors andseniors who are considering college, but find it intimidating.By taking classes for credit while still in high school, theygain confidence and understand the importance of developinga career plan.a15

LCTCS has trained more than 14,000 men and women inour free statewide Pathways to Construction program.

Louisiana Technical College, Region 2Greater Baton Rouge AreaK N O WLED G ETECH N O LO G YPRO G RESSRegion 2 Campus LocationsBaton Rouge Campus3250 N. Acadian Thruway E.Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70805225.359.9204Folkes Campus3337 Highway 10Jackson, Louisiana 70748225.634.2636Jumonville Campus33605 Hospital RoadNew Roads, Louisiana 70760225.638.8613Port Allen Campus3233 Rosedale RoadPort Allen, Louisiana 70816225.342.5061Westside Campus59125 Bayou RoadPlaquemine, Louisiana 70764225.687.6392Five bustling campuses in the greater Baton Rouge areafeature dozens of programs, including practical nursing,information and communication technology, machine tooltechnology, welding and automotive technology, and more – allfor the purpose of helping men and women gain the skillsto find meaningful workThe Pathways to Construction program, launched to supportthe massive rebuilding projects across the Gulf coast,enrolls new students every few weeks. Offered jointly withBaton Rouge Community College, the free, acceleratedtraining doesn’t just train workers for temporary jobs. Itencourages each student, whether novice or experienced,to plan for a lifetime of career opportunities within the constructionfield and to keep

“The Commercial Diving and Marine Operations programs attractstudents from all over the country.”– Regional Director Gregory Garrett

Louisiana Technical College, Region 3Greater Bayou AreaK N O WLED G ETECH N O LO G YPRO G RESSRegion 3 Campus LocationsYoung Memorial Campus900 Youngs RoadMorgan City, Louisiana 70381985.380.2436Young Memorial Campus1401 A Cynthia StreetFranklin, Louisiana 70538337.828.1448River Parishes Campus181 Regala Park RoadReserve, Louisiana 70084985.536.4418800.590.9773Galliano Campus318 East 90th StreetCut Off, Louisiana 70345985.632.5177Lafourche Campus1425 Tiger DriveThibodaux, Louisiana 70301985.447.0924At the Louisiana Technical College, Region 3, it’s sink orswim. Literally.Two of Young Memorial’s most popular programs, CommercialDiving and Marine Operations, draw students fromall over the country who want careers offshore or on inlandwaterways. Students complete both classroom work aswell as several real-world simulations. The campus featuresan Olympic-size pool and state-of-the-art equipment.That’s critical, because safety and preparation are a mustin offshore work. Commercial Diving students don 30-lb.helmets and enclosed suits and practice what it’s like towork on oilfield equipment underwater. Marine Operationsstudents test their skills in piloting watercraft under treacherousweather conditions at the school’s bridge simulator.And because it believes students should be prepared forworst-case scenarios, the college also features a downedhelicopter simulator, from which students practice

Region 4’s Jewelry Manufacturing Technology Program, developedwith help from international jeweler, Stuller, Inc., was the first ofits kind in the state.

Louisiana Technical College, Region 4Greater Acadiana RegionK N O WLED G ETECH N O LO G YPRO G RESSRegion 4 Campus LocationsLafayette Campus1101 Bertrand DriveLafayette, Louisiana 70506337.262.5962Acadian Campus1933 W. HutchinsonCrowley, Louisiana 70526337.788.7521Charles B. Coreil Campus1124 Vocational Drive-Ward 1,Industrial ParkVille Platte, Louisiana 70586337.363.2197Evangeline Campus600 South Martin Luther King, Jr. DriveSt. Martinville, Louisiana 70582337.394.6466Gulf Area Campus1115 Clover StreetAbbeville, Louisiana 70510337.893.4984 or 337.893.4985Tech Area Campus609 Ember DriveNew Iberia, Louisiana 70562337.373.0011T.H. Harris Campus332 East South StreetOpelousas, Louisiana 70570337.948.0239From heavy metals to precious metals and everything inbetween, the Greater Acadiana technical colleges providestudents unique educational opportunities. Schools in theregion offer practical nursing, aviation maintenance technology,barber-styling, jewelry manufacturing technology,surveying and mapping technology, the care and developmentof young children, culinary arts and more.The schools’ partnerships with industry leaders enhancehow students learn. For example, Lafayette-based Stuller,Inc., an international manufacturer and distributor of jewelryand jewelry-related products, assisted with creating thejewelry manufacturing technology program - the first in thestate. And Begneaud Manufacturing, which produces specialtysheet metal products in Lafayette and Scott, providesRegion 4’s welding programs materials and equipment.The company also invites students and instructors to theplant for job

All of Region 6’s welding faculty members are nationally certified instructors and many arealso welding inspectors. Graduates have such a high degree of welding skills that they’vehelped a national tank car manufacturer far exceed projected productivity.

Louisiana Technical College, Region 6Central LouisianaK N O WLED G ETECH N O LO G YPRO G RESSSparks are flying in Central Louisiana.Region 6 Campus LocationsAlexandria Campus4311 S. MacArthur DriveAlexandria, Louisiana 71302318.487.5443Avoyelles Campus508 Choupique StreetCottonport, Louisiana 71327318.876.2401Huey P. Long Campus304 South Jones StreetWinnfield, Louisiana 71483318.628.4342Lamar Salter Campus15014 Lake Charles HighwayLeesville, Louisiana 71446337.537.3135Morgan Smith Campus1230 North Main StreetJennings, Louisiana 70546337.824.4811Oakdale Campus117 Highway 1152Oakdale, Louisiana 71463318.335.3944Shelby M. Jackson Campus2100 E.E. Wallace BoulevardFerriday, Louisiana 71334318.757.6501The Louisiana Technical College Region 6 offers training ina variety of highly marketable professions, including practicalnursing, office systems technology, HVAC and more.Its popular, well-regarded welding program has not onlyhelped hundreds of people secure stable jobs with benefits,it’s also been a lynchpin in the state’s economy. Weldersare crucial to Louisiana’s ability to lure new manufacturingfacilities and to rebuild after hurricanes Katrina and Rita.In fact, LTC Region 6’s welding program helped convincenational manufacturer Union Tank Car to build a $100 millionfacility in Alexandria. The company needed a steadyflow of trained welders, so LTC’s experienced, certifiedfaculty expanded their longtime program to accommodatethe needs of the company. Today, LTC graduates havebeen so productive that Union Tank Car is able to complete80-90 freight cars a week, 10-20 more than the

The Industrial Instrumentation program attracts students nationwide and fromaround the world. The job placement rate for graduates exceeds 95 percent.

Louisiana Technical College Region 7Greater Northwest LouisianaK N O WLED G ETECH N O LO G YPRO G RESSRegion 7 Campus LocationsShreveport-Bossier Campus2010 North Market StreetShreveport, Louisiana 71107318.371.3035800.529.1387Northwest Campus814 Constable StreetMinden, Louisiana 71058-0835318.371.3035Mansfield Campus943 Oxford RoadMansfield, Louisiana 71052318.872.2243Natchitoches Campus6587 Highway 1 BypassNatchitoches, Louisiana 71457318.357.3162Sabine Campus1255 Fisher RoadMany, Louisiana 71449318.256.4101Beginning in 1952, Region 7 technical college campuseshave provided high quality, low cost technical educationto students, thousands of whom are now in high-payingcareers.The region’s schools offer a variety of programs includingpractical nursing, business administration and technicalfields like welding and machine tool technology.The well-respected Industrial Instrumentation program atthe Northwest Campus is the best of its kind in the UnitedStates. Since it was established in 1964, the program’sgraduates have been hired by manufacturing facilities innearly every state throughout the country and overseas.With a job placement rate that exceeds 95 percent, Northwest’sIndustrial Instrumentation Technology program hasserved as a model for technical schools

Hundreds of students and faculty members will receive IT training in the region’snew Career Pathways Program in Information and Communication Technology.

Louisiana Technical College, Region 8Greater Northeast LouisianaK N O WLED G ETECH N O LO G YPRO G RESSRegion 8 Campus LocationsDelta Ouachita Campus609 Vocational ParkwayWest Ouachita Industrial ParkWest Monroe, Louisiana 71292318.397.6100Bastrop CampusKammell StreetBastrop, Louisiana 71221318.283.0836North Central Campus605 West BoundaryFarmerville, Louisiana 71241318.368.3179Northeast Campus1710 Warren StreetWinnsboro, Louisiana 71295318.435.2163 or 318.435.2164888.320.6133Ruston Campus1010 James StreetRuston, Louisiana 71273318.251.4145Tallulah Campus132 Old Highway 65 SouthTallulah, Louisiana 71284318.574.4820318.362.3248800.215.3905Louisiana Technical College Region 8 draws students from12 parishes in the northeast corridor of the state. The campusesare key players in the economic development of theirrespective communities, partnering with local business andindustry to ensure a pipeline of trained workers. Region8 offers degree and certificate programs in nursing, commercialvehicle operations, automotive technology, weldingand more. It has also attracted hundreds of thousands ofdollars in grants and private partnerships to enhance programsand curricula.For example, the new Career Pathways Program in Informationand Communication Technology, funded by the NationalScience Foundation, provides IT training to LTC students,local high school students, and secondary and postsecondaryfaculty in the region. The point is to prepare students forcareers in computers while simultaneously training faculty,who will provide the IT training in years to come.Region 8 also serves as the Northeast Louisiana ConstructionCenter of Excellence, one of several hubs around thestate that offers free, short-term training through the Pathwaysto Construction

The Toyota Technical Education Network training program provides students 640 hours ofwork-site education at a Toyota or Lexus dealership. They transition seamlessly into jobsand their new employers save $20,000 in training.

Louisiana Technical College, Region 9Greater NorthshoreK N O WLED G ETECH N O LO G YPRO G RESSRegion 9 Campus LocationsSullivan Campus1710 Sullivan DriveBogalusa, Louisiana 70427985.732.6640Ascension Campus9697 Airline HighwaySorrento, Louisiana 70778225.675.5398Florida Parishes Campus137 College StreetGreensburg, Louisiana 70441225.222.4251Hammond Area Campus111 Pride DriveHammond, Louisiana 70401985.543.4120www.region9.ltc.eduLouisiana’s first technical college was established in 1930in Bogalusa when local citizens came together and fundedprograms in auto mechanics and woodworking, two skillsthe town needed. The tradition of responding to the community’sworkforce needs continues today at the LouisianaTechnical College Region 9 campuses.In a partnership with the federal Mine Safety and HealthAdministration (MSHA), the Florida Parishes Campustrains new and experienced miners. Region 9’s threeexcellent practical nursing programs have produced topnotch students, including a gold medal winner at theSkillsUSA Championships, which showcases the bestcareer and technical students in the nation.The Hammond Area Campus partners with Toyota toprovide area dealerships a steady flow of qualified technicians.Students enrolled in the Toyota Technical EducationNetwork (T-TEN) training program complete rigorouslaboratory and classroom instruction and more than 640hours of work-site education at a Toyota or Lexus dealership.The intense program is the equivalent of two years ofToyota work experience. At the end, students land jobs, andemployers save more than $20,000 in training.a29

Nunez’s stellar PTEC program matches young adults with good-paying, stable jobs.Companies are so eager to hire Nunez grads that many provide full-ride scholarships.

Nunez Community CollegeChalmette3710 Paris RoadChalmette, Louisiana 70043504.278.7497www.nunez.eduWith degree programs in Process Technology, EMT, ConstructionTechnology, Early Child Development and more,Nunez has forged an impressive comeback after St. Bernardparish’s direct hit from hurricane Katrina. The first floorof every building on the Nunez campus experienced sevenfeet of flood water and it took months for utilities to returnto the area. Incredibly, school officials still managed to hostclasses offsite in the weeks just after the storm, so thatstudents could continue on their academic path.Today, Nunez is a key player in the economic recovery ofthe region. Its steel framing program teaches the latest inbuilding safety and hurricane readiness. And, its popularProcess Technology program, (PTEC), trains students forwork at any of the many industrial plants surrounding thecommunity. Staffed with large numbers of Baby Boomers,these plants will face drastic shortages in process techniciansin the near future. The PTEC program not only fillsjobs, it helps keep young adults in a region that’s experienceda drastic population decrease. The industrial facilitiesare so committed to luring Nunez graduates that theyprovide many student scholarships, some covering 100percent of tuition.a31

“RPCC’s new associate of science in teaching degree will pave the way for addressingthe state’s teacher shortage by educating and placing more qualified teachers inLouisiana’s classrooms.”– RPCC Professor Cynthia Vavasseur

River Parishes Community CollegeSorrentoRIVERPARISHESCOMMUN IT YCO LLEGE7384 John LeBlancSorrento, Louisiana 70778225.675.8270www.rpcc.eduSet in historic Sorrento, River Parishes Community Collegeoffers associates degrees in general science, general studies,liberal arts and teaching. Faculty members constantlystrive toward excellence, even engaging in formal exchangeswith other junior colleges nationwide. The schoolis known for its small class size and one-on-one support. Anew computer lab helps students stay productive while oncampus.RPCC is one of five Louisiana community colleges that featurean associate of science in teaching (AST) degree. Thehands-on program is attracting a new generation of elementaryschool educators, and helps to address the state’steacher shortage. Because it features the same freshman/sophomore requirements as those in four-year institutions,students can transition seamlessly to state universities fortheir junior and senior years. RPCC degree candidatesstudent-teach at nearby Ascension Parish schools.a33

South Louisiana Community College’s EMT program is the largestsupplier of emergency medical technicians in Louisiana.

South Louisiana Community CollegeLafayette320 DevalcourtLafayette, Louisiana in 1999, South Louisiana Community Collegein Lafayette offers associate degrees in business, criminaljustice, liberal arts, emergency medical technology, earlychildhood development, industrial technology and more. Inthe last few years, the college has seen tremendous leapsin enrollment.SLCC’s Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) program,an educational partnership with Acadian Ambulance, is thelargest supplier of emergency medical technicians in Louisiana.Since the program began in 2003, more than 1,250EMT basics and paramedics have graduated.The popular Criminal Justice Associate Degree programallows students options of corrections or law enforcementconcentrations designed to meet the Acadiana region’sworkforce demands. Graduates can immediately join theworkforce or continue to work toward a bachelor’s degree.The popular Industrial Technology Program trains studentsin computer graphics, simulation, modeling, business organization,management, and problem-solving.a35

Aviation Maintenance Technology students practice on a retired FedEx Boeing 747.Graduates receive FAA certification in airframe and power plant mechanics.

SOWELA Technical Community CollegeLake Charles3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston AvenueLake Charles, Louisiana i 70615337.491.2688800.256.0483www.sowela.eduOne of two technical community colleges in Louisiana,Lake Charles-based SOWELA was first established in 1938as the Southwest Louisiana Trade School. Today, it continuesits rich tradition of helping men and women achievefruitful careers through a variety of academic programs.After suffering damage by hurricane Rita, SOWELA, hasfought back, established new public-private partnerships,and is a player in the economic recovery of southwestLouisiana.SOWELA has nearly 30 programs of study, including practicalnursing, culinary arts and graphic design. Its AviationMaintenance Technology program offers Federal AviationAdministration (FAA) certification in airframe and powerplant mechanics. Students practice what they learn in classon a retired Boeing 747, a gift to the college from FedEx.SOWELA’s successful Process Technology programteaches students how to monitor, operate and maintainequipment used in the petrochemical industry.a37

Louisiana Community and Technical College SystemBoard of SupervisorsOfficersBrett J. MellingtonChairStephen C. SmithFirst Vice ChairCarl H. FranklinSecond Vice ChairMembersa38E. Edwards BarhamHelen Bridges CarterTommy ClarkKeith GambleLeon Giorgio, Jr.Kathy Sellers JohnsonMichael MurphyDan PackerVincent J. St. Blanc, IIIF. “Mike” StoneGeraldine Grissette TaylorStephen ToupsStudent MembersKayla M. AdamsCedric Hampton, Jr.

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