The Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges, created in 1999, serves as the management board for Louisiana's public 2-year institutions. The colleges that make up the Louisiana Community and Technical College System are:
The mission of the LCTCS is to improve the quality of life of the State's citizens through educational programs offered through our colleges. We strive to increase the opportunities for Louisiana's workforce to succeed through skills training programs. And, we work to provide our citizens the opportunity to learn continuously. We are committed to teaching what is needed, when it is needed, and where it is needed within available resources.
What specifically does the LCTCS do?
- We offer degrees that help people move directly into the world of work.
- We retrain people who are changing jobs or t hose that have lost their jobs and need new skills.
- We provide learning resources for students that need them.
- We prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
- We offer courses focusing on people's interests - whether it is how to use a computer, how to paint or draw, or speak conversational French and Spanish.
- In addition to providing general education and workforce training curriculums, our colleges provide training and/or retraining for Louisiana's employees through the Incumbent Worker Training Program.
- Our colleges are open admissions institutions, meaning that there are no restrictive requirements (i.e., particular grade point averages or test scores) that would prohibit student entry.