Bossier Parish Community College
Founded in 1967, Bossier Parish Community College, a 2-year community college located in northwest Louisiana, has grown to be one of the fastest growing community colleges in the nation, according Community College Week. We serve a dynamic marketplace, and our focus remains consumer-driven. Programs at BPCC are specifically designed to align with regional, high-demand employment sectors such as nursing and allied health, oil and gas tech, construction management and engineering. Student enrollment has accelerated from 4,700 students in 2008 to more than 8,500 in fall 2013 . . the highest in college history. BPCC students can earn degrees from one or more of our 25 associate degree programs and numerous certificates which prepare them directly for the workforce. For students who wish to continue their education, BPCC's articulation agreements with universities across Louisiana allow for a seamless transfer of coursework.
At BPCC, students enjoy access to the latest in instructional technology. More than 100 courses across all disciplines are taught online. Nursing and Allied Health students learn in a state-of-the-art Simulation Lab where high-fidelity simulators provide a learning environment for hands-on, patient care skills including those needed for surgery, intensive care, labor and delivery, neonatal care, and pediatrics.
In addition to BPCC's online course offerings, the College has implemented two other online programs. Discover BPCC and BPCC Open Campus are unique, one-of-a-kind innovative programs designed for you to get a little taste of college - with no strings attached!
DISCOVER BPCC: Discover BPCC allows anyone, anywhere access to the college classroom by viewing a sampling of real BPCC professors in action and by seeing what BPCC does every day! Discover BPCC is a FREE series of mini-lectures, varying in length from 2-14 minutes, on courses such as English, math, art, biology, business administration, and reading. The series is designed to offer those in the community a little taste of the college classroom experience-wherever they are.
OPEN CAMPUS: Open Campus, BPCC's open-source initiative, provides FREE, no-strings-attached, online, non-credit developmental courses available to anyone, anywhere. Open Campus courses are designed to prepare individuals for college-level placement testing, to enhance students' study and practice sessions, or to help employees brush up on basic professional skills. Course availabilities include Basic Math, Fundamentals of Grammar, Intermediate Algebra, Introductory Algebra, and Reading Comprehension. A $22 million manufacturing training facility, part of Benteler Steel of Germany's $900 million local investment, is the newest addition to BPCC's campus. This flexible, world-class workspace will soon house BPCC's oil and gas technology, engineering, construction, and manufacturing programs. The new space will allow workers to train at BPCC for jobs in manufacturing, energy and construction sectors.
BPCC is most proud of its long-held partnership with Barksdale Air Force Base. As a result of the College's dedicated support and service to our military men and women, BPCC has been named for three consecutive years to the coveted Military Friendly Schools© list, which honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and vocational schools.
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