4.2 Program Curriculum
4.2 Program Curriculum
The institution’s curriculum is directly related and appropriate to the purpose and goals of the institution and the diplomas, certificates, or degrees awarded.
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South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) programs are directly related to the College’s mission:
To cultivate a learning environment in which participants develop the qualities and skills necessary to engage actively in the economy, governance, and culture of South Louisiana… (1)
SLCC awards associate degrees and certificates. Associate programs include Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of General Studies, and Associate of Applied Science degrees. Certificates are awarded in Emergency Medical Technology and General Studies. The associate degrees allow students to transfer directly into a baccalaureate program. The Certificate in Emergency Medical Technology—Paramedic enables students to directly enter the workforce. The Certificate of General Studies helps students to transfer with minimal loss of credits.
All SLCC programs adhere to the Louisiana Board of Regents for Higher Education (BoR) guidelines (2) for certificate and associate degrees including the number of credit hours and the amount of credit hours for general education areas. Three of SLCC’s programs, Associate of Arts—Louisiana Transfer, Associate of Science—Louisiana Transfer, and the Associate of Science in Teaching are statewide articulated programs (3) for students to begin at the community college level and move directly to a senior institution as a junior. All of the others except the Associate of Science in General Business have 2+2 agreements with neighboring University of Louisiana, Lafayette. (4) The General Business degree is being reshaped into two separate degrees: 1) an Associate of Science in General Business, which will incorporate all the current 2+2 agreements in business and (2) the Associate of Applied Science in General Business, which will allow students who want to enter the workforce to do so with an associate’s degree.
The curriculum in these programs is reviewed by the Program Coordinators and the Advisory Committees (5) to the programs at least annually.