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Student Services: Programs and Departments

Bossier Parish Community College is committed to providing student services to assist and support students and to provide enrichment of their college experiences. Please contact us at studentservices@bpcc.edu for information and assistance about Student Services.

Admissions/Registrar’s Office

(Building F-Room 124)
The Admissions/Registrar's Office strives to help students reach their educational goals as well as assisting the faculty with their needs. If we can help you in any way, please feel free to contact us at 318-678-6004 or visit our web page. Detailed information about Admissions requirements and procedures can also be found in the “General Admission Requirements” section in this catalog.

Financial Aid Office

(Building F-Room 235)
The Financial Aid Office provides assistance and counseling in completing the financial aid application, evaluation and determination of need. Front Counter Advisors and Verification Counselors are always available via email and phone. Verification counselors are also available on an appointment basis. Students can locate their Verification Counselor based on the last 4 digits of their SSN. (Each verification counselor is also assigned to a special program such as Institutional Waivers, Third Party Waivers, or Loans). For more information about Verification Counselors and Financial Aid Office, please visit our web page or call 318-678-6026.

Recruiting Office

(Building A-Room 133)
Bossier Parish Community College recruits from over fifty schools in the area. All schools receive information packets about the College throughout the year. Our goal is to recruit prospective students area wide through high school visits, career and college fairs, campus tours, and involvement within the community. Contact with prospective students is maintained throughout the year through written correspondence as well as personal phone calls.

The Recruiting Office is active in the recruitment of new students, and the creation of New Student Orientation/Registration. The Recruiting Office is responsible for recruiting new students throughout the community by providing outreach to area high schools, businesses, malls, churches, etc. If you would like to schedule a campus tour, request an information packet or need any other information, please contact the Recruiting Office at 318-678-6033.

Academic Advising Center

(Building F-Room 255, 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. Students may call 318-678-6489 for information.

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.

Career Services

(Building F-Room 246, located in the Academic Advising area)
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 for information and/or to schedule an appointment for the following 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.

Disability Services

(Building F-Room 250, located directly across from Financial Aid)
Disability Services assists students throughout their college career at BPCC. Students may call 318-678-6361 for information and/or to schedule an appointment.

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 or call 318-678-6315 for an appointment.

Crisis Intervention Services

(Building A – Office of Student Services)
The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) was established by the College to support and strengthen safety and security efforts across the campus. The CIT is made up of professional faculty and staff from various areas of the college. The following are represented areas on the team: Student Services, Security, Physical Plant, Risk Management, Human Resources, Disability Services, Workforce Development, and Behavioral-Social Sciences and College Transition Programs. The team is led by the campus Mental Health Coordinator. This position reports directly to the Vice Chancellor of Student Services. The Office of Student Services has created the Referrals for Students—Resource Card/Sticker for faculty and staff to have points of contact on campus in the event an emergency arises with students.

The CIT is largely dependent on reports it receives from across campus to effectively do its work. The campus is encouraged to report any threats or other concerning behavior to the team. In the event someone reports a situation to a CIT member, the Mental Health Coordinator or other licensed professional on the team will evaluate the student for life-threatening or potentially life-threatening situation(s). Exceptions to confidentiality are guided by Louisiana state law, ethical standards, and professional practices. Students are informed about exceptions to confidentiality prior to the beginning of the evaluation and referral process.

During the course of the evaluation, it may be determined the student requires other mandated interventions. Interventions will be decided upon with recommendations from the Mental Health Coordinator and/or other licensed professionals on the CIT with final approval from the Vice Chancellor of Student Services. Interventions are determined on a case-by-case basis. The expense of using outside resources is borne by the student.

There are a number of community resources available to encourage students to explore and to access. Referral information to community agencies, programs, private practitioners for mental health and/or treatment is available in the Office of Students Services. The Office of Student Services is located on the second floor of Building A, office number 220.

Staff within the Office of Student Services can provide students with a list of referral resources outside the College. A range of local treatment services available will be provided to each student so he/she can decide which professional to contact. The expense of using outside resources is borne by the student.

Local Community Resources for Students