CSRA/LED Program

What is the CSRA/LED program?

The CSRA/LED program was created to provide BPCC students with the latest IT skills currently being sought by leading technology companies in Louisiana. Local employer and program sponsor CSRA Inc.Will open new browser window or tabis a leading provider of next-generation IT solutions and services that helps the U.S. Government enable the safety, security, health and well-being of our nation.

The CSRA/LED program offers students a fully comprehensive plan with the potential for:

  • Internships
  • Mock interviews with CSRA personnel and other local IT companies
  • Orientations
  • Resume, interviewing, and employability skills workshops with HR experts in the IT field
  • Company informational sessions with CSRA leadership
  • Tours of CSRA facilities
  • Courses mapped to industry based IT certifications offered through CompTIA.
  • One-on-one advising
  • Face-to-face (hands-on), online, and hybrid learning options.
  • Security clearance (once hired by CSRA)

The CSRA/LED program is made possible through the joint efforts of the employees of LED, CSRA Inc.,Will open new browser window or taband Bossier Parish Community College, all of whom are committed to helping create IT innovators and leaders in our community.

Job Opportunities *

BPCC offers degree programs in Cyber Technology (CIT) and Computer Information Systems (CIS) that are aligned to the following job categories at CSRA Inc.Will open new browser window or tab

  • Junior Information Security SOC Analyst (best aligned to CIT Network Security degree)
  • Junior Program Developer (best aligned to CIT Programmer Analyst degree)
  • Help Desk Technician (best aligned to CIT Network Security and CIS degrees)

* It is important to note that this only applies to CIS students who have enrolled in the updated CIS program as of the summer of 2016.

The Back Story and IT Landscape

In 2014, CSRA (then CSC) announced the development of a 116,000 square foot facility that would bring 800 technology jobsWill open new browser window or tabto Northwest Louisiana. The new state-of-the-art facility is located in Bossier City, LA, next door to Bossier Parish Community College and in the Cyber Research Park developed by the Cyber Innovation Center.

The demand for IT jobs in Louisiana and across the nation has been on the rise providing more opportunities for individuals to obtain quality jobs in information technology. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that fields in technology will experience faster than average growth (some over 20%) between 2012 and 2022. Additionally, more than 700,000 new IT jobs will be added over the same 10-year period 2012 to 2022. In addition to these growth estimates, unemployment in the IT sector is only 2.8% while general unemployment stands at 5.9%. These factors combined with competitive salaries and an increased utilization of technology have led to the high demand and opportunistic time for individuals to enter into the information technology field. (Sources: Burning Glass Technologies Labor Insights, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CompTIA)

Why BPCC?

Bossier Parish Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance 2-year EducationWill open new browser window or tabthrough the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

BPCC is accredited through SACSCOC and BPCC’s Cyber Technology and Computer Information Systems degree programs are accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).Will open new browser window or tab

In 2014, BPCC was ranked the 2nd fastest growing community collegeWill open new browser window or tabin the southern region and 11th in the nation among institutions with 5,000-9,999 students.