BRCC WORK READY U
If you are an adult at least 23-years-old and have not graduated from high school, BRCC is here to help. By enrolling in the Work Ready U (WRU) program, you will work towards passing the HiSET test and earning your high school equivalency (HSE). You can attend classes onsite (Acadian, Jackson, New Roads, and Port Allen) or online through our eLearn Program. The enrollment periods are ongoing. To get started or for more information, please call (225) 421-3903 or send an email to BRCC WRU.
In addition, BRCC WRU is expanding opportunities by offering Integrated Career Pathways, a unique way for you to earn your HSE while also earning college credit towards receiving your academic credential.
BRCC WRU is currently offering pathways in the following areas:
- Skilled Crafts (NCCER) (welding/electrical)
- Allied Health
For more information or to get started, please call (225) 421-3903 or send an email to BRCC WRU.
5 FOR 6 SCHOLARSHIPS
Students involved in our BRCC Work Ready U (WRU) program may also be eligible for the scholarship program - "5 for 6" - that can be used to earn college credit concurrently. Contact Susan Nealy if you are interested in learning more about this scholarship opportunity.
JOBS FOR AMERICA'S GRADUATES
If you are between the ages of 16 and 22 and have not graduated from high school, the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) program may be right for you. By enrolling in the JAG program, you will work towards passing the HiSET test and earning your high school equivalency (HSE). The enrollment periods are ongoing. The JAG program is offered at the Acadian Instructional Site and New Roads Instructional Site. You may send an email to Reginald Johnson, Alexandria Burks, or Lisa Jarreau to learn more about this innovative learning opportunity.
EVENING AND SATURDAY
Did you know that you can earn a degree or certificate from BRCC just by taking classes in the evening and on Saturdays? It’s true and easy to do. BRCC offers more than 150 classes in the evening (4:30 p.m. and later) and another 10 classes on Saturdays. Offering you flexible scheduling is another way BRCC provides innovative learning. The best way to create a schedule using only evening classes is to access the current BRCC course schedule, select all the subjects, then select 'evening' in the session box. Hit enter and discover what BRCC has to offer. You can do the same for Saturday by replacing 'evening' with 'Saturday'.
If you are an adult learner 50 years or older, attended college in the past and dropped out before receiving a degree and would like to pick up where you left off, BRCC is the place for you. Research from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic indicates a strong association between credential attainment and labor market success. In 2015, workers with an associate’s degree earned an average of $819 per week while workers with a high school degree had weekly median earnings of only $692. Over the calendar year that equals more than $6,600. People with higher levels of education were also more likely to be employed. To schedule an appointment to review your current situation and create a plan that will allow you to graduate, send an email with your name, phone number, and a brief description of your current situation to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will work with you to create a schedule that is personalized for your needs and respects your other commitments. Creating opportunities for adult learners is innovative learning.
HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY (HSE)
Would you like to take a test to receive your high school-equivalency (HSE) certificate formerly known as GED? BRCC is an approved HiSET testing facility. You can schedule an appointment to take the HiSET exam by contacting the Testing Center at email@example.com or (225) 216-8038. You may also be eligible for a scholarship that will cover the cost of taking the HiSET. Click here to learn more.
OTHER PROGRAMS IN THE CAPITAL CITY REGION
In addition to the BRCC Work Ready U program offered at our Acadian Instructional Site, there are other programs available within the Capital City region to assist adults in preparing to earn their high school equivalency (HSE). (Note: These programs operate as community partners with BRCC but are separate entities and not part of the LCTCS System)