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Bossier Parish Community College
2010 - 2011 General Catalog



Division of Innovative Learning

318-678-6050 Phone
318-678-6465 Fax


Donna Womack

Program Directors

Dr. Paul Weaver, Program Director for Computer Information Systems
Patricia Wyatt, Program Director for Business Administration and General Studies
Raymond Gaines, Program Director for Health Care Management

Innovative Learning Staff

Linda Lofton, Administrative Assistant III
Renee Sears, Director of Academic Outreach
Susan Stakes, Program Coordinator
Kathleen Vercher, Program Coordinator
Brenda Williams, Program Assistant

Mission Statement

The mission of the Division for Innovative Learning at Bossier Parish Community College is to contribute efforts that increase the educational attainment levels of adults in Louisiana. The Division of Innovative Learning develops and provides learning centered, student-focused and market-responsive academic certificates and degree programs. Our innovative solutions increase access to educational opportunities in accelerated formats on campus and online that are convenient, flexible, and highly-personalized to meet the needs of the adult learner. The Division provides a structure for the academic success and credential attainment of adult learners leading to preparation for advancement into high-skill positions. Furthermore, the Division advocates the creation and implementation of adult-friendly institutional policies and student support services.

Programs Offered in an Accelerated Format:

Associate Degree:

Certificate of Technical Studies:

Currently, the Division offers many of the same programs as those offered in other academic divisions. However, courses are taught through an innovative process that incorporates proven student success models with student preferred accelerated online delivery. Therefore, the courses are offered in 4-week and 8-week formats and result in a fast track to graduation. The newest offering by our Division is the Associate of Science in Health Care Management, which is also new to the campus and currently only offered in our accelerated online format.

Prior Learning Assessment

Prior Learning Assessment through portfolio evaluation is housed within the Division of Innovative Learning. Bossier Parish Community College has created a process by which a student will learn to create and submit a portfolio for assessment to determine if course credit will be awarded for college level learning which has been acquired through work, volunteer or other life experiences. More information on portfolio and all forms of Prior Learning Assessment at BPCC are located within the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the General Catalog.


Portfolio 101 Workshop. This workshop lasts 8 weeks and is offered in a hybrid (online and face-to-face) format. Email or call 318-678-6050 for more information.

Transcript Evaluation. The Innovative Learning faculty and staff provide unofficial transcript evaluations to help adults determine how much credit may be used in an accelerated degree program at BPCC.