Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for individuals to receive this certificate?

One (1) semester, approximately 16 weeks

Will individuals receive credit hours for these courses?

Yes, 12 credit hours

Can individuals take these courses for non-credit at BPCC?

Not at this time, however, the college is planning to offer the courses for non-credit in the future.

Will companies be able to send employees to take these courses?

Yes, based on space availability and student’s eligibility to attend BPCC.

How often are the courses available?

Courses will be available on a rolling 8-week schedule beginning with BPCC’s C-Session which starts on Thursday, March 13 for the spring 2014 semester. Two courses will be taught during the first 8 weeks and the remaining two courses will be taught during the second 8 weeks.

What do I as an employer have to do to hire individuals who successfully receive this certificate?

Contact BPCC program directors for C4M or the Louisiana Department of Economic Development directly.

How does a person get into the C4 Manufacturing Certificate Program?

Before a student can enter the C4M program, he or she must complete an interest form.

They must pass entrance requirements for program – including acceptance to BPCC (see BPCC application requirements) and must meet minimum test scores on COMPASS placement exam.

For more information about how to apply to BPCC and the qualifications to become a BPCC student, see the BPCC General Admissions Requirements.

Is there a limit to the number of students in this new C4M program?

Yes! In the initial course offerings, the class size will be limited to 20 students. However, based on community interest, classes could be added to accommodate more students.

New classes will be offered every 8 weeks and a waiting list for the program will be maintained.

What is the cost to attend this new C4M program?

The cost for the program is the same for any credit course at BPCC. The total number of credits (12) determines the total cost to students. According to the current catalog, 12 course hours are as follows: for LA residents -- $1,646.16; for non-residents -- $3,420.48.

More information about tuition costs.