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2021-2022 General Catalog Published 11/17/21 
2021-2022 General Catalog Published 11/17/21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History and General College Information

Bossier Parish Community College is located on Hwy. 80 at 6220 East Texas Street, Bossier City, Louisiana. Bossier City, the largest city in Bossier Parish, has a population of over 60,000. Many lakes, parks, and other recreational facilities may be found in the area. Cultural activities and organizations are diverse, including a planetarium, state exhibit building, art museums, symphony society, community theatre group, and summer concerts facilities.

History of the College

A joint resolution of the Louisiana legislature created Bossier Parish Community College as a pilot program. The purpose of the program was to determine a need for, and feasibility of, establishing two-year commuter colleges throughout the state. The College held classes for the first time during the fall of 1967 with 101 students and a faculty of five full-time and three part-time instructors.

The name of the school was established as Bossier Parish Community College. In the fall of 1973, academic course offerings, which were expanded in both the day and evening divisions, now provided special courses designed for persons representing the business, industrial, and military communities.

The new Community Education Division began offering non-academic courses. The Northwest Louisiana Police Training Academy, established in 1977 to provide officer training and retraining in ten northwest Louisiana parishes, was renamed the Criminal Justice Institute in 1984.

The Respiratory Therapy Technology program was established.

BPCC was authorized to grant associate degrees in Occupational Studies. At that time, two-year degrees were established in criminal justice, business administration, and office administration. In the fall of 1981, an associate degree in Occupational Studies in Medical Assistant was introduced, and in the spring of 1984 an associate degree in Occupational Studies in Data Processing was approved.

Eight students received degrees during the first commencement exercise. Administration/Classroom building was constructed.

Criminal Justice Institute moved to a 48-acre tract of land in Bellevue, Bossier Parish.

Bossier Parish Community College received accreditation from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Library/Classroom Building was constructed south of the AC Building. The completion of these structures enabled BPCC to completely remove its operations from Airline High School during the daytime, while continuing to utilize the high school for some evening classes.

An associate degree in General Studies was approved.

BPCC leased two buildings approximately one mile from its campus. The Health and Physical Education Building provided classrooms, a weight room, offices, and contained an outdoor swimming pool. The South Classroom Building contained the Telecommunications department, classrooms, a student center, and faculty offices.

An associate degree in Telecommunications was approved.

Bossier Parish Community College entered into articulation agreements with Louisiana Tech University, Northwestern State University, Grambling State University, Southern Arkansas University, Kilgore Junior College, and Louisiana State University-Shreveport.

The College added new associate degree programs to the curriculum: Physical Therapist Assistant, EMT: Paramedic, and Computer Drafting and Design. Renovation of the South Complex was completed in and included the addition of nine classrooms, a telecommunications studio, a drama theatre seating 100, and a parking lot with 400 spaces.

On July 1, 1997, Bossier Parish Community College became a member of the University of Louisiana System.

The Division of Community Education and the Workforce Development programs moved to the Community Workforce Center in the Heart O’ Bossier Shopping Center.

In May, several programs were added: associate degrees in Industrial Technology and Theatre; academic certificates in Computer Aided Drafting, Pharmacy Technician, and Telecommunications.

On July 1, 1999, Bossier Parish Community College became a member of the newly-created Louisiana Community and Technical College System. The Health Science Center opened on Doctors Drive.

Board of Regents approved the consolidation of associate degrees in Law Enforcement Technology and Corrections Science into a single Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree. In addition, the Board approved the conversion of the Culinary Arts non-credit program to an academic certificate program. The Board also approved the new Medical Office Specialist Certificate.

BPCC entered into an agreement to purchase 70 acres bordering Highway 80 and I-20, which would be the new site of the College.

The official groundbreaking for the new campus occurred. Academic divisions developed sixteen technical competency area programs to provide short term training for entry level positions in a variety of fields. Associate degrees in General Science and Web Development and Design were approved. 

Medical Office Specialist was changed from a certificate program to a technical diploma. The Surgical Technology program was changed to a technical diploma.

Infrastructure of the new campus was underway.

In December, the new campus site was completed and the entire college moved to its new $55,000,000 campus on Hwy. 80. An associate degree in Music was added.  

In January 2005, students enrolled in classes at the new 71-acre campus on Highway 80. February 1 was the official Grand Opening of the new campus.

Academic certificates in Construction Technology and Legal Secretary were added. The Pharmacy Technician program was changed from a technical diploma to a certificate program.  

Both the Health and Physical Education Complex and the Performing Arts Theatre officially opened. A certificate of General Studies was added. A CRTT was approved for Respiratory Therapy Technology. 

An associate degree in Teacher Education was approved.

Five associate degrees and one certificate in Cyber Information Technology were implemented.

An associate degree in Care and Development of Young Children was approved. A certificate in Theatre was added.

Cavalier baseball and softball fields officially opened.

New academic programs were added: associate degrees - Health Care Management; Construction Technology and Management; Occupational Therapy Assistant; Oil and Gas Production Technology; Nursing; Louisiana Transfer in Arts and Humanities; Louisiana Transfer in Science; and Engineering. Certificates in Construction Technology and Management; Music; Oil and Gas Production Technology were added. 

New academic programs were added: Certificates - Information Systems Security Professionals; Senior Systems Managers.

The Certificate in Energy Services was added. 

New academic programs were added: Certificates - Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics; Business Entrepreneurship; Retail Management. Technical Competency Areas - Cisco CCNA; Server Certification. A new vocational training program for students with cognitive disabilities and/or Autism was added: the Program for Successful Employment. 

The Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technology building opened.

New academic programs added include: Certificates - Health Information Technology; Programming for Digital Gaming; TCA - Advanced Welding.

The new, renovated Learning Commons (formerly the Library) opened. 

New academic programs were added: Associate of Applied Science in Systems Administration; Technical Diploma in Criminal Justice; Certificate of Technical Studies in Advanced Welding Technology; Certificate of Technical Studies in Corrections; Certificate of Criminal Justice Investigation; Certificate of Technical Studies in Police/Community Relations; Certificate of Technical Studies in Police Procedures; Certificate of Technical Studies in Engineering Graphics; Technical Competency Area in Certified Production Technician; and Technical Competency Area in Computer Repair. The College established a Center of Workforce Excellence in Cyber Technology. A new Nursing and Allied Health Building opened.

Theatre named for former faculty member, Stephen W. Slaughter; Administration building named for John A. McConathy; and Gymnasium named for Coach Billy Montgomery. New Veterans Resource Center opened on fourth floor of Building H.

BPCC becomes an authorized CompTIA® partner; BPCC named to Victory Media’s 2019-2020 Military Friendly® schools list; BPCC Foundation receives CEFEX certification; BPCC debate team earns back-to-back national championships; Louisiana Cyber Education Center announced; BPCC to host annual Community College Cyber Summit (3CS); Partnership with The Providence House and BPCC Workforce Development announced.

BPCC named Bossier Chamber’s Business of the Year for 2019; BPCC wins NLEP Top of Mind Award with LDCC, NLTCC; BPCC earns 2020-21 Military Friendly designation; BPCC becomes nationally recognized as a Purple Heart Community College; Prometric Test Center opens in Building D; Louisiana Cyber Education Center opens in Building L; New fire science program announced; Historic COVID-19 pandemic; Cavalier Care Center serves students during historic global pandemic; Baseball & Softball locker rooms completed.

BPCC named Military friendly school for 10th consecutive year; BPCC Open Campus named 2021 Bellwether Award finalist; BPCC, Louisiana Tech forge new AFROTC partnership; BPCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society earns REACH designation

Alma Mater

BPCC we sing to you
Maroon and gold.

BPCC we bring to you
faith untold.

You challenge and inspire
Your hope is our desire.

From deep inside we’re filled with pride
Maroon and gold.

Vision Statement

Bossier Parish Community College seeks to be a premier learning institution, a valued community partner, and a catalyst for growth and opportunity for individuals to contribute to the social cultural and economic vitality of our region.

Mission Statement

Bossier Parish Community College provides innovative, accessible, and caring learning environments that advance educational goals, cultivate community partnerships, and strengthen the regional economy.


All employees at Bossier Parish Community College commit to embracing, educating, and empowering our students, our people, and our community through our values of Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, Success, and Partnership.

Accreditation Statement

Bossier Parish Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Bossier Parish Community College.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Bossier Parish Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, qualified disability, marital status, veteran’s status, or sexual orientation in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of its operations. Bossier Parish Community College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.

Title VI, Section 504, and ADA Coordinator

Angie Cao, Student and Disability Services Specialist
Disability Services, F-254
6220 East Texas Street
Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: 318-678-6511
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, excluding holidays and weekends.

Title IX Coordinator Equity/Compliance Coordinator

Tierney “Teri” Bashara, Director of Human Resources
Human Resources Office, A-105
6220 East Texas Street
Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: 318-678-6056
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, excluding holidays and weekends.

Title IX Coordinator for Athletics

John Rennie, Athletic Director
Athletics Department, I-157
6220 East Texas Street
Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: 318-678-6314
Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, excluding holidays and weekends.

Web Site Accessibility Statement

The BPCC web site pages are checked using WC3 (validator.w3.org). WC3 follows the Web Content Guidelines as noted in the Americans with Disabilities Act (www.ada.gov). We strive to make the BPCC web site experience as accessible as possible to all individuals. However, due to the large variety and amount of content on our site, and ever-changing world of technology, there may be portions that are not accessibility compliant. If you find any aspect of our web site for which this is the case, please contact the Student and Disability Services Specialist at 318-678-6511 and we will strive to correct the issue wherever possible.

To learn more about the College’s ADA policy and how to access ADA services, visit the Disability Services web page (www.bpcc.edu/disabilityservices). Students are encouraged to visit Building F, room 254 or call 318-678-6511.