The BPCC Alumni Association includes all graduates of the College who have earned an associate degree or who have completed a certification program. In addition, the Alumni Association is open to current students, faculty and staff, and any former student who has accumulated 12 or more credit hours.
Bossier Parish Community College Bookstore is operated by Nebraska Book Company Book Company (NEEBO). NEEBO is a national brand designed to create one experience where students can get everything needed for college. The principle purpose of NEEBO is to provide any textbooks that may be required for all academic and non academic classes at BPCC. Textbooks are submitted each semester by the appropriate academic Dean and are then available to students in store as well as online.
Students may purchase their textbooks during regular and special business hours posted at the bookstore. Students may rent textbooks from the bookstore for the designated semester. Students may rent textbooks for a rental fee, if books are not returned by the return date as listed on the contract. Students are charged the remainder balance of the new book, including a processing fee. Students may also purchase their textbooks online at www.bpcc.edu/bookstore; Students must have a printed copy of the class schedule to purchase textbooks.
Students will receive 100% refund on books if class is cancelled, or a college error is involved in scheduling. Students who resign or drop a class from the College during the dates scheduled for withdrawal may receive 100% refund provided textbooks are returned in the same condition as purchased. Students must have receipt to receive refund.
Adopted textbooks for the coming semester (both used and new) shall be purchased up to 50% of the selling price as long as sufficient quantities for course requirements are needed.
The Culinary Arts students prepare an evening buffet occasionally throughout the semester. Refer to the Student Activities Calendar or Events of the Week for dates and times.
Because Bossier Parish Community College is a commuter college, it does not have an official on-campus health clinic. In addition, due to the proximity to the Bossier City Fire Department, first aid services are not offered by the College.
Promotion of prevention practices is encouraged through health-related seminars for the faculty and the staff each semester. Also, weekly campus-wide safety inspections are conducted to identify potential threats.
Though first aid supplies might be provided by an individual, it is not an activity endorsed by or sponsored by Bossier Parish Community College. In case of an emergency, contact the nearest faculty or staff member and they will contact the Campus Security and the Bossier City Fire Department.
The administration of health educational services is the responsibility of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety.
Accident insurance coverage is mandatory for all students enrolled in science lab classes or clinicals.
The Learning Center provides free personal tutoring and computer-assisted instruction to all BPCC students. Students receive assistance with the sciences, mathematics, writing, English, and other areas of study. Microscopes, graphing calculators, human anatomy models, and a CPR manikin are samples of student resources available for use. Services at the Learning Center are free of charge and appointments are not necessary.
The Learning Center uses its website to inform BPCC students about important announcements such as hours of operation, special programs, and new services. Students can view a tutor schedule by subject via the website to determine the best time that a tutor will be staffed for a subject. Students are encouraged to access The Learning Center homepage by logging onto www.bpcc.edu/thelearningcenter.
The Writing Support Services Learning Laboratory, located within The Learning Center, serves all students in every stage of the writing process, regardless of the subject. Writing, like learning, is a dynamic process, and writers, no matter their level of expertise, can always improve. Writing Support Services' tutors help students focus on the process of writing and work to help students establish a foundation for success in writing. For online assistance, visit www.bpcc.edu/writingsupportservices.
The Learning Center hours: Spring and fall semesters (when classes are in session and during final exams)
|Monday through Thursday||8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|Friday||8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
Hours for the summer semester are posted by the Learning Center door and on the Learning Center’s website, www.bpcc.edu/thelearningcenter.
The BPCC Library is a vital part of the educational program, providing a comprehensive range of services to students, faculty, and staff. It contains over 49,000 cataloged items that provide both primary and secondary resource materials needed to support the purposes and programs of the College. An open-shelf arrangement of the main collection makes material easily accessible. The Library regularly receives 6 newspapers, 220 periodicals, and maintains a closed stack periodical area for unbound issues of magazines. The Library staff consists of professional librarians, an administrative assistant, a Library assistant, a TRC Manager, and library technician positions. Student assistants help in the mechanical and clerical processes of the Library.
The BPCC Library provides the following services:
See the Academic Division section for a complete description of the Library and its holdings.
Library hours: Spring and fall semesters (when classes are in session and during final exams)
|Monday through Thursday||7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|Friday||7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
Hours for the summer semester are posted by the Library door and on the Library's website, www.bpcc.edu/library.
A Technology Resource Center, located on the Library's second floor, provides students access to the Internet and various classroom software. A member of LOUIS, the Louisiana Library Network, the BPCC Library is connected to the online catalogs of all Louisiana state-supported institutions of higher learning and many other state and private institutions. The system also allows BPCC students access to many full-text articles from periodicals to which the library does not subscribe.
TRC hours: Spring and fall semesters (when classes are in session and during final exams)
|Monday through Thursday||7:00 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.|
|Friday||7:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.|
Hours for the summer semester are posted by the Library door and on the TRC's website, www.bpcc.edu/bpcclibrary/trc.html.
Student publications at Bossier Parish Community College serve a valuable and necessary function. One of the primary reasons for their existence rests in the educational value for editors, staff, and the student body at large. Publications should be used as tools for the establishment and maintenance of free, responsible discussion and intellectual exploration. As vehicles for free expression in an academic community, student publications must be guaranteed sufficient editorial freedom.
At the same time, since the entire academic community is represented in part by student publications, the editors of such publications must recognize their commitment to responsible journalism in the avoidance of libel, indecency, undocumented allegations or personal attacks, and in fair representation of the student body and the College. In an attempt to ensure responsible journalism, all copy must be previewed by the advisor prior to publication.
All students scheduling JRNL 101, JRNL 102, JRNL 211, or JRNL 212 must have taken or be currently enrolled in ENGL 101 and TLCM 211 Newswriting or TLCM 209 Scriptwriting. Students work under the direction of a faculty advisor. Scholarships are available for full time students.
The BPCC literary arts magazine is published once each semester. The magazine features original art, poetry, essays, short stories, one-act plays, and photographs by students. All contributions are welcome and encouraged. For information contact the Office of Student Life (F-220).
This Is BPCC is the official college newsletter, which is distributed to alumni, retirees, area and state businesses, area schools, legislators, and civic organizations. The newsletter's purpose is to inform the public of College advancements and current events. The newsletter is published by the Public Relations Office.
Since fall 1998, BPCC has offered a vanpooling service for its students and clients of the Business Affairs and Economic Development Division. The aim of the vanpooling program is to meet the daily transportation needs of currently enrolled BPCC students and workforce clients who lack personal transportation and are without readily available access to mass transit.
The BPCC vanpooling service currently operates seven air-conditioned 14-passenger vans on routes throughout Bossier, Caddo, and Webster parishes. One of our vans is equipped for handicapped students. The service is offered free of charge.
Joe St. Andre,
Director of Physical Plant
318-678-6116 or 318-678-6204