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Division of Business

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Office Location: Building G, Room 142
Phone: 318-678-6001

Mission of the Division of Business

The mission of the Division of Business at Bossier Parish Community College is to provide an outstanding faculty and educational facility to foster a creative environment for collaborative learning and innovative thinking for the citizens of Northwest Louisiana. We will impart excellent instruction in the areas of accounting, business administration, culinary arts, economics, health care management, legal assistant, management, and marketing. Our division will be at the forefront of technology, business, culinary arts and Healthcare Management to prepare our students to succeed in a dynamic world, and we will serve our community through cooperative partnerships with local businesses and organizations.

The Division of Business offers the Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration and the Associate of Science in Health Care Management. The Division offers Certificates of Technical Studies in Accounting Technology: Account Clerk, Business Entrepreneurship, Culinary Arts, Legal Assistant, and Retail Management. Technical Competency Areas include Accounting, Basic Management, Bookkeeping, and Business Communications.

Associate Degree

The Division of Business offers the following associate degrees:

Certificate of Technical Studies

The Division offers five Certificates of Technical Studies that enable students to develop their academic and vocational skills to compete in a technological society. Certificates of Technical Studies are one-year programs that prepare students for job-specific skills. The Certificates of Technical Studies offered through the Division of Business are Accounting Technology: Account Clerk, Business Entrepreneurship, Culinary Arts and Legal Assistant and Retail Management.

Students entering either of the certificate programs will need:

  • High school diploma or Louisiana High School Equivalency.
  • College transcripts (if applicable).
  • Placement of participants in various levels of the program will be determined by ACT scores or by placement exams.
  • Students must meet prerequisites before enrolling in any given course.

Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS)

Technical Competency Area (TCA)

Information on Certified Professional Secretary Credit Examination

Up to 18 hours may be awarded to a student who successfully passes the Certified Professional Secretary examination and certified Administrative Professional examinations, which are administered by the International Association of Administrative Professionals. For more information on this policy, students may contact the Division Office (318-678-6011).


Peggy Fuller
Assistant Professor

Lisa Fincher
Administrative Assistant III



Raymond Gaines (Assistant Dean/Health Care Management Program Director)
Michelle Grant (Business Program Director)

Associate Professor:

Leonard Osborne

Assistant Professors:

Elisabeth Cason
Stacey Crawford
George Valcho


Julie Dupont (Culinary Arts Program Director)
Nathanial Manning
Delbert Shorb
Mark Starrett

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