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Last Modified: September 12, 2008Community Colleges

Many students do not achieve a grade point average in high school that is adequate to gain acceptance by their preferred 4-year college but can enter a 2-year community college program from which they can transfer to the college of their choice because community colleges are relatively easier to get into. Community colleges are also advantageous for those who prefer to travel or work for a period of time after they graduate high school because they tend not to penalize a student for taking time off from studies. Scholarships and low interest student loans are available from many different sources to assist students with their economic needs at Shreveport-Bossier City’s community colleges.

Shreveport-Bossier City has 2 excellent public community colleges

Southern University at Shreveport is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award 2-year associate degrees in the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities, business, office administration, medical office assistance, medical laboratory technology, nursing, dental hygiene and radiologic technology. Some 2-year health programs are also offered at Southern University’s Downtown Metro Center, and FAA-approved Aerospace Technology and Maintenance programs are offered at their Aerospace Technology Center.   At Bossier Parish Community College, 2- year programs in many of the same fields covered by Southern University at Shreveport are offered, plus specialized degrees in Music, the Culinary Arts, Web Development and Design, and as a Medical Office Specialist. Bossier Parish Community College also grants a single Associate of Science in Criminal Justice Degree that consolidates previous degrees in Law Enforcement Technology and Corrections Science, and it offers the only 2-year program for theater students in the State of Louisiana.