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Bossier Parish Community College
2011 - 2012 General Catalog

 

 

Student Services: Programs, Departments, and Facilities

Bossier Parish Community College is committed to providing student services to assist and support students and to provide enrichment of their college experiences. Information and assistance about student services are available from the Student Services Office. Students may call 318-678-6489 for information and/or to schedule an appointment.

Academic Advising Center

(Building F-Room 250, located directly across from Financial Aid)

The Academic Advising Center provides students with a wide range of services developed to ensure individual needs of the student are addressed in all aspects of the academic decision-making process.

Comprehensive services include the following:

  • academic advising
  • transcript evaluation

In addition, the Academic Advising Center staff refers students to the appropriate college personnel to fully utilize available resources. Students are encouraged to view the Academic Advising Center web page at www.bpcc.edu/academicadvisingcenter.

Career Services

(Building F-Room 250, located directly across from Financial Aid)
Career Services assists students throughout their college career at BPCC. The student-centered environment offers services to currently enrolled BPCC students free of charge. Students may call 318-678-6005 to schedule an appointment for the following services:

Career Services

Students experience a positive atmosphere in which to explore career and employment options. The office of Career Services seeks to empower students with the skills needed to excel at a four-year university or in entering the job market. Academic Advisors/Career Counselors assist students in developing career decision-making skills and in acquiring information about careers. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss career exploration and academic programs.

Current students and alumni are assisted in locating employment which is compatible with their job needs and educational objectives. Job opportunities include full-time, part-time, and temporary employment for both on and off campus. The use of electronic applications for students and employers and OPTIMAL RESUME enables Career Services to be of greater assistance in the registration and employment process for students, alumni, and employers. On campus job interviews with prospective employees are held throughout the year in addition to the annual Career Fairs held each fall and spring. The office provides resume and cover letter writing and interview skills workshops. Students are encouraged to view the Career Services web page under Student Services by visiting www.bpcc.edu/careerservices.

Disability Services

The office of Disability Services coordinates campus-wide efforts to provide services and accommodations for students with disabilities. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the office ensures that eligible students receive proper classroom modification and serves as a liaison between faculty and students. Medical or psychological documentation is required to recognize a disability. Categories of disabilities include:

  • Physical impairment
  • Sensory impairment (hearing or vision impaired)
  • Learning disabilities
  • Psychiatric/addictive disorder
  • Serious contagious and non-contagious diseases

Students should contact Disability Services four weeks prior to registering for classes. To begin services, students must complete the application process and submit current medical documentation. Students are encouraged to view the Disability Services web page under Student Services by visiting www.bpcc.edu/disabilityservices.