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General Information

Bossier Parish Community College
Member of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System

General Catalog

For admission forms and academic schedules, contact
Admissions/Registrar's Office
Bossier Parish Community College
6220 East Texas Street
Bossier City, Louisiana 71111

FAX 318-678-6390


Bossier Parish Community College is located on Hwy. 80 at 6220 East Texas Street, Bossier City, Louisiana. Bossier City, the largest city in Bossier Parish, has a population of over 60,000. Many lakes, parks, and other recreational facilities may be found in the area. Cultural activities and organizations are diverse, including a planetarium, state exhibit building, art museums, symphony society, community theatre group, and summer concerts facilities.

History of the College

A joint resolution of the Louisiana legislature created Bossier Parish Community College as a pilot program. The purpose of the program was to determine a need for, and feasibility of, establishing two-year commuter colleges throughout the state. The College held classes for the first time during the fall of 1967 with 101 students and a faculty of five full-time and three part-time instructors.

The name of the school was established as Bossier Parish Community College. In the fall of 1973, academic course offerings, which were expanded in both the day and evening divisions, now provided special courses designed for persons representing the business, industrial, and military communities.

The new Community Education Division began offering non-academic courses. The Northwest Louisiana Police Training Academy, established in 1977 to provide officer training and retraining in ten northwest Louisiana parishes, was renamed the Criminal Justice Institute in 1984.

The Respiratory Therapy Technology program was established.

BPCC was authorized to grant associate degrees in Occupational Studies. At that time, two-year degrees were established in criminal justice, business administration, and office administration. In the fall of 1981, an Associate Degree in Occupational Studies in Medical Assistant was introduced, and in the spring of 1984 an Associate Degree in Occupational Studies in Data Processing was approved.

Eight students received degrees during the first commencement exercise.

Bossier Parish Community College received accreditation from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

An associate degree in General Studies was approved.

An associate degree in Telecommunications was approved.

Bossier Parish Community College entered into articulation agreements with Louisiana Tech University, Northwestern State University, Grambling State University, Southern Arkansas University, Kilgore Junior College, and Louisiana State University-Shreveport.

The College added new associate degree programs to the curriculum in Physical Therapist Assistant, EMT: Paramedic, and Computer Drafting and Design.

On July 1, 1997, Bossier Parish Community College became a member of the University of Louisiana System.

In May, several programs were added: Associate degrees in Industrial Technology and Theatre; academic certificates in Computer Aided Drafting, Pharmacy Technician, and Telecommunications.

On July 1, 1999, Bossier Parish Community College became a member of the newly-created Louisiana Community and Technical College System.

Board of Regents approved the consolidation of associate degrees in Law Enforcement Technology and Corrections Science into a single Associate of Science in Criminal Justice. In addition, the Board approved the conversion of the Culinary Arts non-credit program to an academic certificate program. The Board also approved the new Medical Office Specialist Certificate.

Academic divisions developed sixteen technical competency area programs to provide short term training for entry level positions in a variety of fields. Associate degrees in General Science and Web Development and Design were approved.

Medical Office Specialist was changed from a certificate program to a technical diploma. The Surgical Technology program was changed to a technical diploma.

The entire college moved to its new $55,000,000 campus on Hwy. 80. An associate degree in Music was added.

February 1 was the official Grand Opening of the new campus. Academic certificates in Construction Technology and Legal Secretary were added. The Pharmacy Technician program was changed from a technical diploma to a certificate program.

Both the Health and Physical Education Complex and the Performing Arts Theatre officially opened. A certificate of General Studies was added. A CRTT was approved for Respiratory Therapy Technology.

An associate degree in Teacher Education was approved.

Five associate degrees and one certificate in Cyber Information Technology were implemented. An associate degree in Care and Development of Young Children was approved. A certificate in Theatre was added.

Athletic fields were opened on the main campus. New academic programs added: Associate degrees - Health Care Management; Construction Technology and Management; Occupational Therapy Assistant; Oil and Gas Production Technology; Nursing; Louisiana Transfer in Arts and Humanities; Louisiana Transfer in Science; Engineering. Certificates - Construction Technology and Management; Music; Oil and Gas Production Technology.

New academic programs added: Certificates – Information Systems Security Professionals; Senior Systems Managers.

New academic program added: Certificate – Energy Services

New academic programs added: Certificates – Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics; Business Entrepreneurship; Retail Management. Technical Competency Areas – Cisco CCNA; Server Certification. New vocational training program for students with cognitive disabilities and/or Autism added: the Program for Successful Employment.

The Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technology building opened. New academic programs added: Certificates – Health Information Technology; Programming for Digital Gaming; TCA – Advanced Welding

The new, renovated Learning Commons (formerly the Library) opened.

Alma Mater

BPCC we sing to you
Maroon and gold.

BPCC we bring to you
faith untold.

You challenge and inspire
Your hope is our desire.

From deep inside we’re filled with pride
Maroon and gold.

Vision Statement

Excellence in education and service.

Mission Statement

The mission of Bossier Parish Community College is to promote attainment of educational goals within the community and strengthen the regional economy. This mission is accomplished through the innovative delivery of quality courses and programs that provide sound academic education, broad vocational and career training, continuing education, and varied community services. The College provides a wholesome, ethical, and intellectually stimulating environment in which students develop their academic and vocational skills to compete in a technological society.

To achieve its mission of instruction and service, Bossier Parish Community College is committed to:

  • Offering associate degree programs, one-and two-year occupational certificate programs, and specialized career training.
  • Delivering education and training/retraining through technical programs, workforce development, community education, and non-credit courses to serve citizen, business, and industry needs.
  • Providing opportunity to earn academic college credits for articulation to other institutions of higher learning.
  • Providing developmental studies and remedial programs that enable students to acquire basic skills.
  • Utilizing a comprehensive program of student services.

Accreditation Statement

Bossier Parish Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree and certificate. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Bossier Parish Community College.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Bossier Parish Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, qualified disability, marital status, veteran’s status, or sexual orientation in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of its operations. Bossier Parish Community College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.

Title VI, Section 504, and ADA Coordinator

Sarah Culpepper, Coordinator
Disability Services, F-246
6220 East Texas Street
Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: 318-678-6539
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, excluding holidays and weekends.

Title IX Coordinator
Equity/Compliance Coordinator

Teri Bashara, Director of Human Resources
Human Resources Office, A-105
6220 East Texas Street
Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: 318-678-6056
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, excluding holidays and weekends.

Title IX Coordinator for Athletics

John Rennie, Athletic Director
Athletics Department, I-157
6220 East Texas Street
Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: 318-678-6314
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, excluding holidays and weekends.

The Campus

Bossier Parish Community College's campus has expanded through the years:

1980: Administration/Classroom building constructed.

1982: Criminal Justice Institute moved to a 48-acre tract of land in Bellevue, Bossier Parish.

1987: Library/Classroom Building constructed south of the AC Building.
The completion of these structures enabled BPCC to completely remove its operations from Airline High School during the daytime, while continuing to utilize the high school for some evening classes.

1990: BPCC leased two buildings approximately one mile from its campus. The Health and Physical Education Building provided classrooms, a weight room, offices, and contained an outdoor swimming pool. The South Classroom Building contained the Telecommunications department, classrooms, a student center, and faculty offices.

1996: Renovation of the South Complex was completed in and included the addition of nine classrooms, a telecommunications studio, a drama theatre seating 100, and a parking lot with 400 spaces.

1998: The Division of Community Education and the Workforce Development programs moved to the Community Workforce Center in the Heart O' Bossier Shopping Center.

1999: The Health Science Center opened and the PE Building lease ended.

2001: BPCC has entered into an agreement to purchase 70 acres bordering Highway 80 and I-20, which will be the new site of the College.

2002: The official groundbreaking for the new campus occurred.

2003: Infrastructure of new campus underway.

2004: In December, the new campus site was completed. In January 2005, students enrolled in classes at the new 71-acre campus on Highway 80. Campus facilities include the following:

Building Function (Current)
A Administration; Division of Innovative Learning; Learning Center; Library; Recruiting, Human Resources, Institutional Research and Grants, Public Relations
B Science, Nursing, and Allied Health
C Performing Arts Theatre; Division of Communication and Performing Arts
D Division of Communication and Performing Arts; Educational Technology; Science, Nursing, and Allied Health; Divison of Economic and Workforce Development; Continuing Education; BPCC Testing Center; Program for Successful Employment; College Transition Programs
E Division of Behavioral-Social Sciences and College Transition Programs; College Life is Possible; Division of Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
F Academic Advising Center, Admissions, Bookstore, Business Office, Career Services Center, Financial Aid, Security, Student Life; Culinary Arts
G Division of Business; Division of Liberal Arts; Division of Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Compuer Services
I Health and Physical Education Complex
J Physical Plant and Purchasing
K Central Plant
L Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies
CTP College Transition Programs at 315 Monroe Street, Bossier City

2005: All college personnel moved to the new campus. Classes began in January. Official grand opening was
February 1.

2006: The Health and Physical Education Complex and the Performing Arts Theatre officially opened.

2010: Cavalier baseball and softball fields officially opened.

2014: Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies opened.