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Bossier Parish Community College
2011 - 2012 General Catalog



Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences


Dee Dee Mitchell

Karen Ward
Administrative Assistant III

Angie Bales
A.S.T. Program Coordinator

Kathy Porter
CDYC Program Coordinator

Brenda Williams
CALL Program Assistant


Professors: Carol Adkins
Kay Boston
Dan Cain
Barbara James
Dr. Dawn Young
Associate Professors: Richard Pool
Brookie Walker
Assistant Professors: John Agan
Ashley Grisham
Gail Hendrix
Sharonda Mikle
John Sells
Sandra Todaro
Brenda Woods
Instructors: Anthony Forrest
Jeff Lynn
Nekeyla Oliver
Linda H. Scott
Calli Thompson
Aaron Vorachek
Michael Walker
Rick Woodward

Associate Degree

Bossier Parish Community College offers three associate degree programs in the area of Behavioral and Social Sciences:


Leadership That Lasts a Lifetime:
Army ROTC is an elective curriculum students may take along with the required college classes. These elective courses give students the tools, training, and experiences that will help them succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for college tuition. Because Army ROTC is an elective, students can participate their freshman and sophomore years without any obligation to join the Army. Students will have a normal college experience like everyone else on campus; but after graduation, they will be commissioned as officers in the Army. At that point, students will have a wide range of interest areas (branches) in which to specialize.

Who We Are Looking For:
Those who succeed in the Army ROTC program are students who excel and want something more out of the college experience. Generally, these students are scholars who keep their grades up, athletes who are physically strong, and leaders who have a great desire to learn.


SFC Victor Gale or

SFC Gary Bourgeois

Louisiana POST Council Credits Applied to Criminal Justice Degree

Bossier Parish Community College is providing expanded education opportunities for peace officers completing the Louisiana POST (Police Officers Standards and Training) Council. Fifteen (15) hours of credit will be given in criminal justice courses at BPCC. Below are the courses students will receive credit for upon completion of three (3) semester hours in residence at Bossier Parish Community College. Additionally, students will be required to submit appropriate documentation of POST council certification.

  • CJUS 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJUS 202: Criminal Investigation
  • CJUS 250: Police Procedures
  • CJUS 291: Criminal Evidence and Procedure
  • CJUS 292: Police-Community Relations

For more information, please contact:

Kathy Vercher at (318-678-6295),
Brenda Williams at (318-678-6381),
Susan Stakes at (318-678-6472),
or call 318-678-6050.

Mission of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences

The mission of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences is to offer courses that complement and/or support degree programs at BPCC; to fulfill the needs of individuals seeking credentials or advanced training for promotion in law enforcement and corrections agencies; to offer students a comprehensive education program specifically designed to produce teacher candidates for university colleges of education; to meet the educational standards set by the State and federal governments for early childhood programs and satisfy the highest level of requirements in the Louisiana Quality Rating System (QRS) for providers of child care; and to offer courses that transfer to other colleges and universities.

Objectives of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences:

  • To offer associate degree programs in Criminal Justice, Teacher Education, and Early Childhood that will prepare graduates for jobs in the related career fields.
  • To promote student success through maintaining and developing academic excellence in associate degree programs.
  • To improve the opportunity for students to earn academic college credit for transfer to four-year institutions through articulation agreements.
  • To encourage critical thinking, analysis, and observation skills in division course offerings.