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Bossier Parish Community College
2011 - 2012 General Catalog



Division of Innovative Learning

318-678-6050 Phone
318-678-6465 Fax


Donna Womack

Innovative Learning Staff

Abby Benzinger, Recruiting Coordinator
Linda Lofton, Administrative Assistant III
Renee Sears, Director of Academic Outreach
Susan Stakes, Program Coordinator
Kathleen Vercher, Program Coordinator

Mission Statement

The mission of the Division of Innovative Learning at Bossier Parish Community College is to contribute efforts that increase the educational attainment levels of adults in Louisiana. The Division of Innovative Learning develops and provides learning-centered, student-focused and market-responsive academic certificates and degree programs. Our innovative solutions, which increase access to educational opportunities in accelerated formats on campus and online, are convenient, flexible, and highly-personalized. The Division provides a structure for the academic success and credential attainment of adult learners leading to preparation for advancement into high-skill positions. The Division also encompasses the Early Start Program for high school students, Off-Campus Studies, and Veteran Education Services. The Division of Innovative Learning advocates the creation and implementation of adult-friendly institutional policies and student support services.

Programs Offered in an Accelerated Format:

Associate Degree:

Certificate of Technical Studies:

Courses are taught through an innovative process that incorporates proven student success models with student preferred accelerated online delivery. Therefore, the courses are offered in 4-week and 8-week formats and result in a fast track to graduation.

High School Early Start Program (formerly Dual Enrollment)

Students currently enrolled in a public or private Louisiana high school or an approved Louisiana State Department of Education home school program may earn high school Carnegie units and BPCC college credits by meeting the certain criteria.

See Also: Early Entrance

Off-Campus Studies

Classes are offered at various off site locations to better serve students.

See Also: Off-Campus Studies

Prior Learning Assessment

Bossier Parish Community College has created a process by which a student will learn to create and submit a portfolio for assessment to determine if course credit will be awarded for college level learning which has been acquired through work, volunteer or other life experiences. More information on portfolio and all forms of Prior Learning Assessment at BPCC are located within the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the General Catalog.


Transcript Evaluation. The Innovative Learning staff provide unofficial transcript evaluations to help adults determine how much credit may be used in an accelerated degree program at BPCC.

Veteran Education Services

Location: Building A-138
Office Hours: Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact: Susan Stakes
Phone:318- 678-6472

BPCC is proud to serve you as you have served us. The Veteran Education Services Office is available to assist you with your education needs. Once your education benefits have been established, stop by our office and our staff will help you with the education claims process.

See Also: Veteran Education Benefits