On behalf of our faculty and staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Baton Rouge Community College! We are delighted that you are interested in joining our community, and we look forward to helping you achieve your goals and dreams!
The Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree is a two-year portable academic credential that awards junior standing in any Louisiana public university. Advising and planning are key to your success. It is your responsibility to choose the courses that will best prepare you for a specific college and major, and to complete your baccalaureate in a timely manner.
Business, Finance, Human Resources, Allied Health, Hospitality/Restaurant, Digital Media, Legal/Investigation, AutoCAD, Construction, Industrial/ Manufacturing, Professional Development,just to name a few. Read more...
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Security and Fire Safety Information
BRCC Annual Security Report Information regarding campus security, personal safety, and fire safety including topics such as, crime prevention, college police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, crime statistics for the most recent three year period, and disciplinary procedures is available on the Public Safety website at http://www.mybrcc.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=198&Itemid=326.
A variety of scholarships are available from institutional and private sources, as well as organizations that have partnered with BRCC.
Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)
The College Work-Study program provides jobs for students who have documented financial need and who wish to earn part of their educational expenses while they are attending school.
Other Sources BRCC has various other funding sources. Please visit the Financial Aid section of the website for more information.
Corporate Workforce Solutions was developed to serve the community by training potential employees to provide up scaling labor. We focus on customized solutions to give Baton Rouge companies a competitive edge on a national level.
If you would like to speak to someone, please call 225-216-8239.
Industry Initiatives were developed in response to broaden the workforce needs of a particular industry by providing entry-level skill training. We organize a consortium of businesses and develop programs that meet their workforce needs.
The American Veterinary Medical Association's Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) recently conferred accreditation on Baton Rouge Community College's (BRCC) Veterinary Technology Program.
Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) will hold its 14th Annual Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 24, in the Bonne Sante Wellness Center, located on the main campus, 201 Community College Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. The keynote address will be delivered by Pam Breaux.
The BRCC Student Government Association (SGA) is proud to announce the arrival of Baton Rouge’s foremost slam poet, Chancelier “Xero” Skidmore to the main stage of the Magnolia Theater, Wednesday, March 20, at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.
The LOLA and Blackboard systems may have listed the incorrect date of March 18, 2013. The start date of the 2nd 7 Week Semester was moved to April 1 following the power outage the campus experienced earlier in the year.
If you have any questions, you can contact our student support center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week here.
CNN's Bryan Monroe will serve as the keynote speaker and panelist at a forum entitled "Diversity in the Media" on Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m., at Baton Rouge Community College's (BRCC) Magnolia Theater.
The Baton Rouge Community College Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams will be playing in the semifinals of the Region 23 NJCAA Tournament on Friday. This after both teams were able to pull off first round wins, the men in a thrilling overtime victory against Southwest Mississippi Community College, and the women in a dominant performance against Jones County Junior College.
Both victories represented significant firsts in the college’s history. With their 82-81 victory against SWM, the men got their first postseason win in team history. For the Lady Bears, their first round performance against JCJC represents the first playoff win for head coach Paula Lee. “Getting my first win is a huge weight off the shoulders,” said Coach Lee. “Our sophomores are not ready to go home, and this win gives us the opportunity to play one more game.”
That one more game for the Lady Bears will be against Mississippi Gulf Coast at 6:00 p.m. on Friday. "We beat them at home earlier in the season, but winning games in March is much different than in November," said Coach Lee. “We will have to play a complete game to beat them tomorrow."
The BRCC Men’s team will play East Mississippi Community College at 12:30 p.m. on Friday. The Bears defeated EMCC twice earlier in the season, BRCC Men’s Head Coach Ricky Wilson does not put much weight in those victories. “Those two wins mean nothing,” said Wilson. “The last game was in December. They are one of the better teams in Mississippi and it is hard to beat a team three times in a season.” EMCC is has won the Region 23 tournament for the past three consecutive years. Stay tuned to twitter @BRCCAthletics for live updates during Friday's semifinal action.
Congratulations to the Baton Rouge Community College Men’s Basketball team for the first postseason win in team history. The BEARS played a grueling match against Southwest Mississippi Community College on Wednesday afternoon, taking the game into overtime. With only 5 seconds left and down by one, the BEARS got a clutch layup from Derrice Whitley, giving them an 82 to 81 win over SWM.
Next up, the Lady Bears take on Jones County Junior College at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. The men will now move on to the Region 23 semifinal match up against East Mississippi Community College on Friday at 12:30 p.m. You can keep up with the latest scores and information on twitter at @BRCCAthletics.
On Thursday, Feb.28, at 6 p.m., the Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) Student Government Association (SGA) will host their annual Black History Celebration, in the Magnolia Performing Arts Pavilion.
The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has selected Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) to receive an Environmental Leader Program (ELP) Award in the Colleges and Universities Pollution Prevention category.
Forty-six students participated in a graduation service Monday night for the inaugural class of the North Baton Rouge Industrial Training Initiative. The ceremony was attended by more than 300 family members and friends of the graduates, as well as education, community, and industry partners who collaborated to develop the initiative.
The pilot program provided training across three high-demand skilled trades, -welding, pipefitting, and electric-, and was offered by Baton Rouge Community College to residents of the North Baton Rouge community at no cost. Graduates completed a fast-tracked classroom and hands-on training program, which included a life-skills/workforce preparation component, held at Capital Area Technical College.
The graduation ceremony featured a speech by John Martin, a graduate of the program who, because of a lack of transportation, walked everyday to his classes. “Mr. Martin said that he was walking toward his future,” said Steve Blume, Refinery Manager for ExxonMobil in Baton Rouge, who spoke at Monday’s event.
Andrea Lewis Miller, Chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College, thanked the family and friends of the graduates for their role in helping their loved ones. “Your encouragement and support has been a critical piece in the success of these students.” Turning to the graduates, the Chancellor asked them to continue on the journey they had started. “You have accomplished great things,” said Miller. “I look forward to seeing even greater things in your future.”
Local area industrial contracting companies were also in attendance at Monday night’s program. “I ask that you stay connected with this program,” said Stephen Toups, Senior Vice President and CIO for Turner Industries. “Now that you have graduated, don’t let it end here... come back and serve as a mentor to future classes,” said Toups.
This pilot program began on October 1, 2012, with a goal of producing 45 graduates. The program is currently developing a second round of courses. Applications will be accepted in March, with classes beginning in June.
You can read additional coverage of the event in The Advocate here.
You can view and share additional pictures of the graduation service here.
Be advised that we are continuing to work on resolving the ongoing power issues the campus has been experiencing over the past several weeks. College staff is working with representatives from Entergry, as well as local high voltage contractors, to isolate the source of the problem and correct it.
As we continue this process, we expect that the campus will possibly experience occasional, temporary power outages over the next 24 hours. In the event of a power outage, facilities that are impacted will be brought back online as quickly as possible. Please continue to monitor the college’s social media outlets and your BRCC Email account for the most up-to-date information. Also, be sure to sign up for emergency text and voice alerts through FIRSTCALL.
1. What is the Purpose of Form 1098T? Form 1098T is used as a guide in the preparation of your taxes. Its purpose is to assist you in determining whether you are eligible for an education tax credit. The 1098T is informational; you are not required to attach IRS Form 1098T to your return.
2. I disagree with the data reported on my Form 1098T. Whom should I contact to correct this condition? Please call ECSI at 1-866-428-1098,
3. I did not receive a 1098T form. Whom should I contact to request one? If the amount of scholarships or grants you received in the calendar year is greater than or equal to your qualified tuition expenses, a 1098T will not be issued on your behalf. If you do not have a valid social security number, a 1098T was not issued. Please see Question 5 for information on updating your social security number. Log into www.ecsi.net/myacct to download and print your 1098T. You will need your pin to login online. If you do not yet have a pin, please follow the instructions under View Login Credentials to obtain this information or contact ECSI at 1-866-428-1098 or
to obtain a new pin.
4. I lost my 1098T form. How do I get another? Log into https://www.ecsi.net/myacct to download and print your 1098T.
5. Whom do I contact if the Social Security Number on my Form 1098T is missing or incorrect? To update your SSN, please contact Baton Rouge Community College’s office of Admissions at 1-877-. If you do not have access to a scanner to deliver the documents electronically, you may drop them off at the One Stop in the MTCC room 106.
7. Was my financial information reported to the IRS? If you were able to download your Form 1098T electronically and/or received a paper Form 1098T in the mail, your financial information was reported to the IRS.
8. Can I claim payments made in this calendar year towards qualified tuition and expenses for classes beginning in next calendar year No. Baton Rouge Community College reports qualified tuition expenses not payments received.
9. What information was reported in Boxes 2 and 5 of my Form 1098T? • Box 2- This box will contain the sum of all qualified tuition and related expenses billed to a student during a calendar year.
• Box 5- This box contains the sum of all scholarships and grants the Baton Rouge Community College administered and processed for the student during the calendar year. Scholarships that pay for tuition (qualified scholarships) and other expenses (non-qualified scholarships) will be included in this amount. Tuition waivers and exemptions and payments received from third parties that are applied to student accounts for educational expenses are included in this box.
10. I attended last spring so why did I not get a 1098-T form this year? If you attended in the spring semester last year, you may need to reprint last year’s 1098-T form. Students are billed for the spring semester as early as November. Depending on the date of enrollment, the charges may have been included on the previous years 1098-T.
11. How is my Financial Aid Reported? Financial aid, including scholarships and/or grants, is only reported when it is not expected to be paid back by the student. Similar to tuition and other applicable charges, financial aid is reported on your 1098-T according to the calendar year that is was posted to your account, not necessarily the year it was applied or refunded.
12. How do I know if I qualify for an education tax credit or deduction, and how do I claim it if I qualify? The college cannot advise students on the preparation of their tax return. Information for calculating a credit or deduction can be found in IRS Publication 970 "Tax Benefits for Education” located at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p970.pdf
As a reminder, 1098-T forms will NOT be generated for students whose scholarships/grants totals (Box 5) is greater or equal to the total amount billed for eligible charges (Box 2).
Jeff Walker, a freshman forward on Baton Rouge Community College's (BRCC) men’s basketball team, was named National Junior College Athletic Association (NCJAA) Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 4-10.
All students are provided with a free, BRCC e-mail account. This is the official form of communication for BRCC, so you should check it on a regular basis. You can check your student e-mail here.
LoLA Username + @mybrcc.edu (you can look up your LoLA Username here)
First Initial + Last Initial + Last 4 digits of social security number + P@ss
Please Note that this username and password combination is only applicable to “new” students. Returning students will continue to use their established e-mail username and password. Returning students who are having trouble checking their e-mail, or have forgotten their username and password, should visit the IT HelpDesk located in the Student Center.
A recent article in The Advocate, Baton Rouge's daily newspaper, explores the values of two-year degree programs. The article features an interview with Dr. Joe May, President of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. You can read the entire article here.
Due to the recent campus power outage, the college will remain closed through the end of the week. We expect to have the campus power restored over the weekend and plan to open all offices at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, following Monday’s Holiday.
BRCC has moved the start of the spring semester from Tuesday, January 22 to Monday, January 28.We are finalizing the adjusted academic calendar and it will be posted to the school website as soon as it is complete.
The registration period will remain open through Thursday, January 24.
Please continue to monitor the following resources for the most up-to-date information:
It has been determined that the power outage was caused when the college’s underground electrical distribution system was infiltrated by water, following the heavy rains experienced in the area over the past two weeks.
Students are still able to connect throughLoLA to register for classes, adjust their schedules, and make payments. Students are also able to stay connected through the college’s 24/7 student support center by:
On behalf of our faculty and staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Baton Rouge Community College! We are delighted that you are interested in joining our community, and we look forward to helping you achieve your goals and dreams! As the leading two-year institution in the region, BRCC has an extensive array of services to assist you in the pursuit of your educational objectives. We offer associate degrees and certificates in traditional fields such as pre-engineering, liberal arts, and the sciences and emerging fields such as sonography, avionics, film making, veterinarian technology, paralegal, video game design, nursing, construction management, accounting, and many others. Our focus on continual program development ensures that we are providing students with quality education that is both current and responsive to change in technology and industry. We also offer ample opportunities for training through continuing education and lifelong-learning programs for those seeking to broaden their skills and knowledge. But BRCC is about more than just the classroom experience. We believe that a well-rounded education involves social and community engagement as well. At BRCC, students can enjoy a wide variety of activities, clubs, and organizations to meet a broad spectrum of interests. And because we take the “community” part of our name seriously, we have developed and continue to maintain a strong tradition of service learning and community programs designed to promote the value of social involvement and develop graduates who are well equipped to face the challenges and opportunities of our diverse global society.
As we look ahead, we are excited about the expansion of our academic, career, and technical training programs. We look forward to the continued growth and development of our collaboration with the Capital Area Technical College and the unlimited possibilities that partnership represents. The future of our college is very bright. BRCC has a little something for everyone! As our college nears its 15th anniversary, our story continues to be one of access and success, and we are excited that you have decided to let us play a part in your story. Regardless of your reasons for being here we are delighted that you are, and our faculty and staff are committed to giving you the tools you need to soar through your academic journey. Thank you again for your decision to join us here at BRCC, and I look forward to seeing you on campus!
Students can choose from a wide selection of courses to fulfill the “humanities” requirements of their degrees. In addition to Humanities (HUMN) courses, students can fulfill these requirements using select classes in English (ENGL), film (FILM), French (FREN), German (GERM), history (HIST), Italian (ITAL), philosophy (PHIL), Spanish (SPAN), or speech (SPCH).
Several English courses are still open for the spring semester:
ENGL 205, Intro to Writing Short Stories, CRN 21230, 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Lisa Knotts
ENGL 210, Literature and Ethnicity, CRN 21152, 9-10:15 a.m. Tuesday/Thursdays, Gail Suberbielle
ENGL 210, Literature and Ethnicity, CRN 20978, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Carrie Causey
ENGL 220, Major British Writers, CRN 20991, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Keith McClure
ENGL 223, Intro to African American Literature, CRN 21002, 12-12:50 p.m. MWF, Shelisa Theus
ENGL 248, Shakespeare: The More Popular Plays, CRN 21153, 12-12:50 p.m. MWF, Jaimie Stallone
You can view a complete listing of the spring course offeringshere. If you are not certain what courses to take, be sure to review the Program of Study for each of our degree and certificate programs, availablehere and starting on page 117 of the BRCC Catalog.
Registration for the 2013 Spring Semester is now open. Register for classes by logging in to yourLoLAaccounthere. Select the Baton Rouge Community College link in the “Self Service” window.
Classes for the spring semester begin Tuesday, January 22, 2013.
If you have any questions about the registration process, you can contact us 24/7 by:
Calling us toll-free at 1-866-217-9823 Chatting with us live onlinehere Emailing us at
Louisiana Reach-Out Baton Rouge Community College was awarded The Louisiana Reach-Out Grant as part of theTrade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training(TAACCCT) grants program. The purpose of this grant is to improve BRCC’s ability to deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less.
Baton Rouge Community College, in conjunction with ECSI, is offering you the opportunity to receive your 1098T Tuition Statement Tax Form electronically this year. If you would like to receive your 1098T form electronically, please give your consent by following the link provided below and following the step by step instructions.
Students can now sign up for Payment Plans for the upcoming spring semester. Payment Plans are designed to allow students to pay their tuition and fee balances down over the course of several monthly installments, rather than one lump sum before the start of the semester.