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College Transition Programs

College Transition Programs offer individuals the instruction and support needed to enroll in college regardless of their previous education experience. Programs include Middle College, Accelerating Opportunity, English as a Second Language, Program for Successful Employment, Workforce Investment Act, Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Partnership, High School Career GPS, and others.

BPCC Middle College

BPCC Middle College is a program providing career specific training in area high demand/high wage occupations for citizens without a high school exit credential (diploma or Louisiana High School Equivalency.)

The Program consists of:

  • College and Career Success Courses
  • Louisiana High School Equivalency Prep Classes
  • High demand/high wage occupational classes

Find more information go BPCC Middle College or call 318-678-6405.

Accelerating Opportunity

The Accelerating Opportunity Program provides developmental students and students without a high school equivalency the opportunity to earn a college credential in a high wage/high demand occupation. Students are enrolled in college coursework while receiving additional instructional supports for academic success.

For more information call 318-678-6192

English Language Services

This program provides instruction toward becoming more proficient in the English language so that students may be successful in the classroom, the workplace, and other social surroundings where English is used.

The ELS program at BPCC offers English classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced level students. The classes emphasize the language, culture, and study skills needed to be successful in the American college classroom and beyond.

For more information call 318-678-6104.

Program for Successful Employment

The Program for Successful Employment offers students with significant disabilities the training, job readiness skills and support necessary to ensure employability in competitive employment. Support of both a job developer and job coach ensure long term success, following students for one year after job placement.

For more information call 318-678-6192

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program

WIA is a free career and educational preparation program for out-of-school youth of the Shreveport and Bossier communities between the ages of 17 and 21. Applicants can be either a high school dropout or a high school graduate. To qualify for the program, applicants must be low income. They must also meet another barrier such as being a high school dropout, deficient in basic literacy skills, pregnant, a parent, or someone who requires additional assistance to complete an educational program or to secure and hold employment.

See more information on WIA or call 318-678-6197.

Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Partnership

This collaboration with Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge allows cadets earning their high school equivalency to take Course Challenge Exams linked to fifteen hours of college credit. Cadets passing these exams will earn credit supportive of military enlistment or college transfer.

For more information call 318-678-6192

High School Career GPS

Bossier Schools and Bossier Parish Community College have collaborated to develop this program linking high school students to long term career goals and related post-secondary options. Eligible students will participate in career exploration activities, work with a mentor, develop an employment/education plan and give a presentation based on their research.

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