Bossier Parish Community College

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Bossier Parish Community College (locally referred to as BPCC) was estabslished in 1967 by the Louisiana State Legislature as a test of the practicability of two-year commuter colleges. The institution opened as a pilot program for grades “thirteenth” and “fourteenth” of the Bossier Airline High School.

BPCC commenced classes with five full-time faculty and just over 100 students. The original faculty included BPCC’s speech teacher Edwin T. “Eddy” Shell. Elected as a member of the Bossier Parish Police Jury in 1991; Shell’s forty year teaching career at BPCC ended in 2008 when he died from cancer.

In 1973, the institution established its official name as the “Bossier Parish Community College” and broadened its academic offering to include both day and evening courses. Special programs were also implemented in an attempt to extend educational opportunities to Barksdale Air Force Base military personnel.

BPCC began offering students non-academic classes in 1977 and from 1979-1984 was accredited to offer the Associate of Occupational Studies degree. Renamed the Criminal Justice Institution in 1984; the Northwest Louisiana Police Training Academy was established as a service to ten northwest parishes located in Louisiana. As a result criminal justice, office administration, and business administration two-year degrees were created at BPCC. The Respiratory Therapy Technology program at BPCC was launched in 1978 and a data processing associate degree was approved in 1984.

Community College Overview

Admission Office

6220 East Texas Street

Bossier City, LA 71111-6922

(318) 678-6004

Fax: (318) 678-6390

Contact: Patty Stewart

Admissions Officer
Main Address

6220 East Texas Street

Bossier City, LA 71111-6922

(318) 678-6000

Total undergrads: 4,665

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 918

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,828


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $15

Online application fee: $15

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts A
Music – General A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business – General A

Communications Technologies

Recording Arts Technology A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Information Sciences/Systems A
Web/Multimedia Design A

Engineering Technologies

CAD/CADD Drafting/Design A,C
Construction/Building Technologies C
Industrial Technology A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Emergency Medical Technology A
Medical Assistance A
Medical Office Assistant C
Pharmacy Assistance A,C
Phlebotomy C
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Respiratory Therapy A
Surgical Technology C

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Chef Training C

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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