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Division of Behavioral-Social Sciences and College Transition Programs

Contact Information

Office Location: E-140
Phone: 318-678-6008

Mission of the Division of Behavioral-Social Sciences and College Transition Programs

The mission of the Division of Behavioral-Social Sciences and College Transition Programs is to offer courses that complement and/or support degree programs at BPCC; to support the academic and vocational success of students previously unsuccessful in their educational and employment endeavors; 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; to coordinate BPCC Accelerated for working adults interested in completing their education in an online format; and to offer courses that transfer to other colleges and universities.

Objectives of the Division of Behavioral-Social Sciences and College Transition Programs:

  • 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 provide support and retention efforts for working adults in BPCC Accelerated online coursework within fast-track degrees).
  • To prepare previously unsuccessful students for the rigor of college course enrollment and completion.
  • 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.

Associate Degree

Bossier Parish Community College offers four associate degree programs in the area of Behavioral-Social Sciences and College Transition Programs:

BPCC Accelerated

BPCC Accelerated is coordinated through the Division of Behavioral-Social Sciences and College Transition Programs. Working adults interested in finishing a degree or entering college for the first time have the option of enrolling in programs offered in accelerated, online formats. Online classes allow students flexibility in scheduling classes around a busy work schedule and personal responsibilities. Classes are taught in 4-week and 8-week accelerated formats giving students an opportunity to complete a degree in approximately 1 ½ years. For more information about BPCC Accelerated, visit, email, or phone 318-678-6050.

Programs Offered in an Accelerated Format

Associate Degree Options:

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.

Prior Learning Assessment

Bossier Parish Community College‘s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is the process of earning credit for college-level learning through a variety of resources. More information on all forms of Prior Learning Assessment at BPCC is located within the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the General Catalog or by contacting BPCC Accelerated at 318-678-6050 or

College Transition Programs

Administration and Staff

Kay Boston
Interim Dean

Sierra Pearce
Administrative Coordinator III

Mandy Perdue
Program Coordinator, Early Childhood Education

Brenda Williams
Program Coordinator, BPCC Accelerated



Carol Adkins
Kay Boston
Dan Cain
Sandra Theus
Brookie Walker
Dr. Dawn Young

Associate Professors:

Ashley Grisham
Sharonda Mikle
Richard Pool
Linda H. Scott

Assistant Professors:

John Agan
John Sells
Sandra Todaro
Dr. Michael Walker


Tony "Rocky" French
Dr. Wesley Hinze
Jeff Lynn
Rick Woodward

College Transition Programs

Building D, Room 134



Shelli Ulrich

Justin Tison
Assistant Director

Amanda Reese
Program Assistant


CTP Instructional Staff

Mark Hux
English Language Services (ELS) Coordinator
English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor

Kip Lyles
Adult Education Instructor

Jacqueline McMichael
Social Science Instructor

Linda Sandifer
Math Coordinator and Instructor

Gwendolyn Vaughn
Science Instructor

Rachel Wilson
Adult Education Instructor

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