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Those presenting an update on the SLCC Acadian Campus at the Crowley Rotary meeting Tuesday included Charlotte Leleux, CDL program leader; April Joseph Drew, former SLCC student; Shelia Charles, Campus Director; Tyrone Glover, Community Outreach Coordinator for Congressman Clay Higgins and Paeton Vallier, current SLCC student.
Rotarians learn benefits of SLCC enrollment
The Acadian Campus of South Louisiana Community College is located on West Hutchinson Avenue in Crowley.
Once known as “The Trade School,” Acadian Campus now offers Crowley and surrounding areas citizens a close, convenient place to earn a college degree.
Shelia Charles, campus director, spoke to the Rotary Club of Crowley about what the college can offer for local students.
“Heads that know. Hands that know how,” is a motto of the school.
Another, great program that the SLCC Acadian Campus offers are free classes to prepare students to successfully pass the HiSet exam. The HiSet exam was formerly known as the GED exam.
Also available is tutoring, application assistance with LA Workforce commission and assistance transitioning to SLCC.
Other adult education offerings include the Five for Six Scholarships.
The scholarships are built upon enrollment at SLCC while preparing for HiSet. The student will start training for a career in a trade while preparing for HiSet. Scholarships pay tuition and fees for first credit hours and after passing first six credits with C or better, students are PELL eligible under Ability to Benefit.
While financing education can be a difficult task, the school offers many different means of assistance such as TOPS, PELL grants, loans, book vouchers, work study, scholarships and additional grants.
The Financial Aid staff is available to answer all questions while guiding prospective students through the Financial Aid application process.
In addition to the various financial aid options, the school also offers payment plans available to help students make smaller payments on account balances easily online.
Admission requirements include: immunization records or waiver, proof of registration with Selective Service. A high school graduation or equivalency (GED/HiSet) is required to receive financial aid and Allied Health Programs have additional requirements.
Start dates for the remainder of the fiscal school year include: Maymester 2018 - May 7, and Summer 2018 - May 21.
Additional start dates occur throughout the semester. To find out these dates contact the school.
Enrollment is made simple with the admissions staff who guides potential students through the five steps of enrollment.
The five steps of enrollment include: completing online application, turning in placement information, applying for financial aid, attending session of student success live and securing classes with payment.
The cost of tuition is priced at $2,102 a semester, significantly lower than ULL’s tuition at $4,713 per semester and about $30 less than the tuition at LSUE.
In addition SLCC offers a “three for free” program which allows the student to earn 15 credit hours and pay for 12 credit hours.
The programs offered at the Acadian Campus include Business, General Studies, Machine Tool Technology, Practical Nursing, Welding and Commercial Vehicle Operation (training for CDL A or B license).
However, more than 20 technical programs and certifications as well as multiple opportunities for two-year degrees are offered at the various SLCC campus throughout the area.
Online classes to allow for flexible schedules and small class sizes (average of 18 students) allow students to flourish in an academic setting.
For more information on different programs offered at the SLCC Acadian Campus, call (337) 788-7521 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.