News Archive

Praxis Test Now Offered at SLCC

SLCC now offers 23 seats for the Praxis Series every Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. and every Friday at noon.
The Praxis tests measure the academic skills and subject-specific content knowledge needed for teaching. The Praxis tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations.

Summer = College for SLCC Students

South Louisiana Community College’s enrollment numbers for its summer semester show that more students are attending classes outside of the traditional fall and spring semesters.

“The college has seen a 20 percent increase in both summer semester headcount and credit hours over last summer,” said Debbie Tabchouri, SLCC Director of Enrollment Management. “This growth comes on the heels of SLCC seeing an increase in spring semester enrollment as well.”

CDL Career Information Fair Friday in Crowley

On Friday, June 15, a Career Information Fair will be hosted by SLCC’s Corporate College Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).  The event will take place at SLCC’s Acadian Campus at 933 W. Hutchinson Ave in Crowley.

This is a free event that is open to the public.  The event starts at 9 a.m. and continues to noon.

Corporate College, St. Mary Chamber of Commerce to Co-Sponsor Lunch & Learn Series

The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce will partner with SLCC’s Corporate College to host lunch and learns in the Morgan City area to present topics that will offer best practices to businesses in areas such as marketing and recruiting.   

Donna Meyer, President of the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce stated “On behalf of the St. Mary Chamber Board of Directors, I am very excited about the upcoming “Lunch and Learn” programs being hosted by SLCC’s Corporate College.  The Chamber is very pleased to co-sponsor programs that help bring value to the business community.”

WorkReady U Adult Education Partners with Lafayette Housing Authority

The latest expansion of South Louisiana Community College’s Adult Education program is working to bridge gaps in educational attainment in Lafayette Parish. SLCC and the Lafayette Housing Authority have partnered to bring adult learning to qualified residents of LHA properties.

SLCC Receives $225K National Science Foundation Grant to Train Certified Production Techs

South Louisiana Community College is answering the call for a certified and well-trained workforce in the industrial electronics technology field – thanks to a $225,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. This three-year grant is a first for the college from NSF.

Health Professions Fair April 9

A Health Professions Fair will be held Monday, April 9 from 9 a.m. - noon in the Devalcourt Auditorium on the Lafayette Campus. The Fair will feature 23 employers and universities. All students and alumni are invited to attend. For more information about the Fair, contact Career, Transfer, and Advising Services at (337) 521-8923.

SLCC Director Named National Communicator of the Year

The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations recently named Christine Payton, Director of Communications and Marketing at South Louisiana Community College, the National Communicator of the Year at the organization’s national conference recently held in Las Vegas.

Payton is the only person from Louisiana to receive this award since its inception in 1982.

30 Employers, Universities set to Attend Career/Transfer Fair March 22 in Opelousas

OPELOUSAS – Thirty employers and universities will be at SLCC’s T.H. Harris Campus Thursday, March 22 for a Career and Transfer Fair. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. The T.H. Harris Campus is located at 332 E. South Street in Opelousas.

Students, alumni, and the public are invited to visit with employers looking to hire during this free event. Visitors are encouraged to bring copies of their resumes.

Companies and universities scheduled to be at the Career and Transfer Fair include:

SLCC Offers Career Coach

SLCC now offers career exploration software for prospective students, current students, alumni, and community members. 

Career Coach allows students to explore in-demand careers in the region and throughout Louisiana; the majors available at SLCC that prepare them for a high-wage, high-demand career; salary statistics and job growth outlook for jobs in the region and state-wide data; and in-demand careers based on their personal interests.