Faculty & Students

Faculty assigned specifically to teach and/or develop IA courses/curricula/modules.


Faculty that is overall responsibility for the IA instructional program.

Megan Bange – Dean of Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Division. Mrs. Bange is in charge of curriculum, classes, and faculty pertaining to the Bossier Parish Community College Cyber Information Technology Program.


Additional IA faculty members teaching IA courses within the department that sponsors IA programs.

  • Chris Rondeau, Professor, Program Director of Network Security, Advisor for Network Security
  • Dr. Paul Weaver, Professor, Advisor for Computer Information Systems
  • Jennifer McCoy, Program Director for CIS
  • Randy Haley, Program Director for System Administration
  • Steven Turner, Program Director for Programming

Faculty members’ qualifications to teach IA.

  • Chris Rondeau, Bachelor’s degree in Business Education, Master of Education in Educational Technology. A+, Network+, Security+, CNSS, 4011, 4012, 4013, 4014, 4015, 4016, iC3, Adobe Certified Associate – Rich Media Communication, Adobe Certified Associate Web Communication, CSEC Certified Instructor, Project+, HealthIT, ACE, CHFIv8, Microsoft Networking Fundamentals, Microsoft Mobility and Devices Fundamentals. crondeau@bpcc.edu, 318-678-6317
  • Paul Weaver, Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Master’s degree in Systems Technology, Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Microsoft Office Specialist Master Level, CNSS 4011, 4012, CSEC Certified Instructor. paweaver@bpcc.edu, 318-678-6374
  • Jennifer McCoy,S., Management, Computer Information Systems, M.S., Computer Information Systems, Certified Professional in Health Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS), CompTIA A+ce, CompTIA HIT-001. jemccoy@bpcc.edu, 318-678-6048
  • Steven Turner, Bachelor’s degree in Communication: New Media, Minor in Computer Science, Master’s degree in Computer Systems Technology: Computer Science. sturner@bpcc.edu, 318-678-6549

Student Development

Our program provides development opportunities for students that lead to a two year associate’s degree or a certificate in an IA discipline.

Evidence of IA degrees/areas of study/track or certificates

To understand the scope of student opportunities enjoyed by Bossier Parish Community College students, it is important to understand the uniqueness of its setting.

Military The 2d Bomb Wing conducts the primary mission of Barksdale Air Force Base, La., with three squadrons of B-52H Stratofortress bombers – the 11th Bomb Squadron, which is the training squadron, the 20th Bomb Squadron and the 96th Bomb Squadron. Together they ensure the 2d Bomb Wing provides flexible, responsive, global combat capability, autonomously or in concert with other forces, and trains all active-duty and reserve B-52 crews.

The 2d Bomb Wing was assigned to the Air Force Global Strike Command on February 1, 2010. Air Force Global Strike Command will provide combat ready forces to conduct strategic nuclear deterrence and global strike operations in support of combatant commanders. More than 15,000 active-duty, Air Force Reserve members and civilians make up Barksdale’s workforce. About 44 B-52 Stratofortress aircraft are also assigned to the wing.

Civilian The Cyber Innovation Center is a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation located in Bossier City, Louisiana. The CIC is the anchor of a 3,000 acre National Cyber Research Park and serves as catalyst for the development and expansion of a knowledge-based workforce throughout the region.

The Cyber Innovation Center/National Cyber Research Park works to create a knowledge-based workforce and diversify the region’s economic base by promoting research, education, and technological innovation and fostering collaborative and strategic alliances between governmental agencies, private industry, and academic institutions.

Many of these employees and their dependents are Bossier Parish Community College students, as Bossier Parish Community College is located approximately five miles from the gates of Barksdale and right next door to the Cyber Innovation Center.

Articulation agreements with high schools to facilitate awareness and training for faculty/administration/students

Bossier Parish Community College works with area schools in five separate parishes to facilitate awareness and training for faculty and students. Students completing dual enrollment courses will obtain college credit toward the appropriate associate in applied science degree awarded by Bossier Parish Community College.

At this time we have agreements (MOI and crosswalk) with the following schools: Airline, Benton, Bossier, BPTS, Caddo Career Center, Glenbrook, Haughton, Haynesville, Homer, LA New Tech, Minden North DeSoto, Parkway. In the following parishes: Bossier, Caddo, Webster, Claiborne and DeSoto.

BPCC/BPTS Dual Enrollment Information

Participation in Cyber/IA competitions.

  • Bossier Parish Community College students participate in BPCC Cyber Competitions with Northwestern State University
  • Six students were selected to attend Blackhat and Defcon 2010. They competed in multiple competitions between these two conferences.
  • Six students were selected to attend and compete at DEFCON for August 2014. They will competed in multiple competitions and had the opportunity to attend multiple training sessions.