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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.
C.E. Course Catalog Online
Now you can view and register for all courses offered by Continuing Education.
Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) will hold its Tenth Annual Pinning Ceremony for 17 nursing students on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m., in the Magnolia Theater, located on the Mid City Campus.
The Nurses' Pinning Ceremony is a traditional event marking students' transition from nursing school to nursing practice. The pinning ceremony is the culmination of the initial journey to the professional nursing education.
Graduation from BRCC's Nursing Program grants degree recipients the eligibility to sit for the Louisiana State Nursing Board licensing exam. Those who pass will receive their license as Registered Nurses (RNs).
A total of 161 students have graduated from the program since the first class of 23 in 2009. Since that first class of graduates, BRCC students have maintained a 90.7 percent pass rate on National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).
"We are really proud of our success with the program, and one measure of our success is our high pass rate on the NCLEX. We have never fallen below 90 percent which is a major accomplishment for a nursing program," said Interim Dean of Nursing & Allied Health, Dr. Toni Manogin.
BRCC is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commision for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and holds full approval from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing.
For additional information on BRCC’s Nursing Program, visit www.mybrcc.edu, or call 216-8044.
More than 100 BRCC students, faculty, and staff attended BRCC's 2013 Fall Gala held at Boudreaux's Catering in Baton Rouge, LA. Attendees enjoyed food, fun, and entertainment, and also had the opportunity to witness the crowning of Mr. & Ms. BRCC, Amira Peters and Tremaine Javuis. Peters is a nursing major from Walker, LA, and Javius is a biology major from Baton Rouge, LA.
BRCC inducted its first group of students into the Collegiate 100 at a ceremony that was held on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The Collegiate 100, an initiative of BRCC chancellor, Dr. Andrea Lewis Miller, is an auxiliary organization to 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge.
Collegiate 100 are a select group of students committed to volunteerism and improving the community through mentoring and being positive role models for young African-Americans. Membership is drawn primarily from African-American male college students, but is open for all members of the BRCC student body.
For additional information, contact Timothy Johnson at 216-8875.
Capital One Bank has partnered with Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) to sponsor a new scholarship program called BRIDGE—an acronym for Beginning Readiness and Intense Dedication for Gainful Employment—which aims to prepare individuals with knowledge and skills to secure high-demand, high-wage and high skill-demand craft jobs in pipefitting and welding.
Capital One Bank will present BRCC a check for $37,000 at a BRIDGE Breakfast event on Thursday, Dec. 12, at BRCC’s Business Training Center, located at 350 N. Donmoor, Baton Rouge, LA.
The funds will provide 20 scholarships for pipefitting training and another 15 for welding training. Students who receive the scholarships must meet requirements as low-income individuals. Prior to the start of demand craft training, students will be required to receive a Certificate of Completion from the BRIDGE Work and Ethics training courses.
Interested applicants should call (225) 216-8280, or email
. Applications can also be picked up at BRCC’s Business Training Center, located at 350 N. Donmoor, Baton Rouge, LA.
We will hosting a photo shoot on our Mid City campus for the cover of an upcoming issues of a magazine distributed across the state. We are seeking student volunteers who are interested in “making the cover” of this upcoming publication.
Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) is happy to announce its partnership with Mid City Merchants for White Light Night, on Friday, Nov. 22.
BRCC will provide transportation for the evening. The bus will depart from the Magnolia Building, near the entrance to the Magnolia Library.
Participants will also have the opportunity to attend BRCC's International Education Festival activities. At 6:30 p.m., the White Crane Kung Fu Studio will present a cultural martial arts exposition, complete with traditional Chinese drumming, cymbals, and gongs, in the Magnolia Performing Arts Pavilion.
The evening will also include traditional Chinese Lion Dancing with a comedic mimed story, classical Chinese Kung Fu expositions showcasing costumes and an array of choreographed action-entertainment.
White Light Night is a free event where the public can view and purchase art by local artists at participating Mid City businesses and experience shopping, entertainment, live music, food, and more!
The BRCC International Education Festival will be held on November 22-23, on the Mid City Campus. This annual celebration will bring together students, faculty, and staff, to learn and celebrate the differences of many geographic regions. Please find the schedule of events attached.
French Film Screening, Dumas Room
Wednesday, November 20, 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
BRCC film professors will screen Breathless (literally “Out of Breath”). The French classic by Jean-Luc Goddard was innovative during its time, influencing the French New Wave moment. A discussion of the film will follow.
Daniel Karate Group's Cause & Effect Success Seminar, Dumas Room
Wednesday, November 20, 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
John G. Daniel is the Executive Director of Boys Hope Girls Hope, Baton Rouge. He is also the President and Founder of Unity Day Youth and Family Zone, John G. Daniel Productions and the Daniel Karate Group. A 7th Degree Black Belt, he serves as the Karate Commissioner for the Louisiana Governor’s Games. At BRCC he will illustrate the way in which martial arts can teach life skills and empower youth who are struggling to achieve success. He’ll be facilitating discussion and asking the audience to actually demonstrate some basic karate movements in small groups.
He was recently profiled in the advocate. This video is worth the watch. http://bit.ly/1hIOeFG
Ballroom Dance Baton Rouge, Student Center
Wednesday, November 20, 2:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Courtney Black's Ballroom Dance Baton Rouge studio offers instruction in today's most popular partnership dances including Swing, Salsa, Cha Cha, Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Rumba, Slow Dance, Wedding Dances, & more! At BRCC, dancers will perform Latin dances: salsa and the cha-cha-cha. Audience members will be invited to dance with the Ball Room Dance Baton Rouge stars! Learn more about the group. http://bit.ly/1hIOtjZ
Italian Acoustic Guitar, Student Center
Wednesday, November 20, 3:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Paolo Chirumbolo, Assistant Professor of Foreign Language and Literature, LSU, will entertain the audience with Italian pop and folk music. A discussion of the Italian language and Italian culture will follow.
Afri-Kid, Dumas Room
Thursday, November 21, 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Ikanga Tchomba, BRCC French Professor and founder of Afri-Kid, along with the French Club will present on French culture and the non-profit Afri-Kid. Afri-Kid raises funds and collects school materials for school-children in Congo, Africa. Find out how to get involved and read more about Professor Tchomba. http://bit.ly/1hIOXGP
Trafficking Hope, Dumas Room
Thursday, November 21, 11:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.
Trafficking Hope will speak about the global and local problem of human trafficking. Trafficking Hope’s focus is to promote public awareness, to educate, and to provide safe housing for victims of human trafficking. By partnering with college campuses across the nation, they hope to enlist a generation of men and women who are willing to stand up against human trafficking.
BRCC Jazz Ensemble, Student Center
Thursday, November 21, 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.
The BRCC Jazz Band, directed by BRCC music professor and professional musician, Eric Baskin, will perform Jazz.
Connecting with Heritage, Dumas Room
Thursday, November 21, 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m.
Advocate photojournalist, Kevin McQuarn, and Ken Dixon, member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, will discuss the value of connecting with one’s heritage. Dixon will share artifacts from his Native American heritage, and McQuarn will address the argument made in his video profile of violence in Baton Rouge. http://bit.ly/HONyhv
Poetry Slam, Student Center
Thursday, November 21, 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
The BRCC Poetry Club will host a Poetry Slam. A prize will be awarded to the best poem that focuses on a social problem. Published authors and BRCC professors, Eric Elliott, Carrie Causey, Benjamin Lowenkron and Shelisa Theus will judge. Sign up for the slam in the SGA office or by emailing
The Many Faces of the Bayou State, Dumas Room
Friday, November 22, 11:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.
Folklorist, Maida Owens, will discuss “The Many Faces of the Bayou State: Louisiana’s New Populations.” As Louisiana Folklife director, Owens will present on the diverse immigrant populations living in the Baton Rouge community. Find more information on new populations. http://bit.ly/HONLRI
Discussion Panel on Chinese and Indian Rituals, Dumas Room
Friday, November 22, 12:00 p.m. until 12:45 p.m.
Guest speakers will discuss the role of ritual in modern day. Tapan Sarkar, founder of the Baton Rouge Bengali Association and Louis Illar, Sifu and owner of White Crane Kung Fu Studio, will share video, photos and stories of the real-life rituals and cultural traditions they maintain.
Tree Planting, The Fire Station facing Foster Drive
Friday, November 22, 1:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.
A Live Oak will be planted on campus by the local conservation organization, Baton Rouge Green, a non-profit organization dedicated to the enhancement of our urban forest by inspiring the residents of the greater Baton Rouge area to conserve, plant and sustain our community’s trees. On campus they will demonstrate the proper way to plant a small tree (3 to 5 gallon potted tree) and will discuss some of the benefits of our “Urban Canopy.”
Zumba, Student Center
Friday, November 22, 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Rachel Carlino from Havanah Nines Productions will visit campus to demonstrate Zumba, a dance-fitness program which incorporates international styles of dance. Havana Nines Productions ultimately strives to grow the Latin nightclub scene in Baton Rouge, as well as raise awareness of the Latin/Hispanic culture. It is the vision of Havana Nines Production to create, through its various events, a sense of pride, cultural awareness, and greater self-esteem among all citizens of Hispanic descent living in the state of Louisiana, particularly those in the Greater Baton Rouge area.
Social Media, Social Movements, Dumas Room
Friday, November 22, 2:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Elizabeth Earle, PhD student in Rhetoric at LSU, will discuss the way social media can be used to create global and social change. Learn about the phenomenon of social media has united the world and become inspired to promote a cause on your own social media page.
African Drumming Clinic, Recital Hall
Friday, November 22, 3:00 p.m. until 3:45 p.m.
Charles Brooks is a BRCC professor and professional musician. Join him, along with accompanying musicians, for a performance of African drumming. Learn about various drumming styles and traditional instruments that are used to perform this genre of music.
Chinese Lion Dancing, Magnolia Theatre
Friday, November 22, 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Visit the Magnolia building during Mid-City’s “White Light Night” for the International festival’s most dramatic performance. White Crane Kung Fu Studio, Baton Rouge’s premiere Kung Fu Studio, teaches the art of Kung Fu and engages the Baton Rouge community through performances and fundraising events. Members of White Crane will perform the elaborate “good luck” tradition of Chinese Lion Dancing. The performance will include martial art, costumes, music, and a discussion of the meanings and origins of the tradition from Lou Illar, Kung Fu master, scholar and owner of White Crane Studio.
Indian Classical Music andEnglish Vinglish, Blackbox Theater
Friday, November 22, 8:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
Also during White Light Night, the Baton Rouge Bengali Association will screen the popular Indian film, English Vinglish, a film which follows the transformation of an Indian woman struggling to learn English and gain self-esteem in a new country. Preceding the film, musicians will play Indian classical music with traditional instruments. The BRBLA is a non-profit cultural organization of Bengalis and Indians (established in 2002, registered with the State of Louisiana, USA) living in Baton Rouge and its greater part in Louisiana. BRBLA strives to bring together everyone as a community through various cultural festivities and celebrations to enjoy, learn and share.
BRCC Student Art Display, Magnolia Gallery and Student Center
Wednesday, November 20 until Friday, November 22
BRCC students present cultural displays on heritage, social themes and International art. In the Magnolia Gallery, don’t miss Tibetan Mandalas and digital photography exploring global perspectives. In the Student Center, the Atlas Foundation (Turkish culture) and Ken Dixon (Native American culture) will display cultural artifacts; LSU’s International Cultural Center will dispense resources for international students and residents.
BRCC is happy to announce the return of "Jazz at the Fountain".
The highly anticipated event will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., on BRCC's Mid City Campus.
Presented by BRCC's Jazz Ensemble, the event will feature students and faculty from the college's music program, including local jazz legend and BRCC associate professor of music, Eric Baskin.
"The students look forward to this event every year. It is an opportunity for them to showcase what they have learned in class," said Baskin.
"Jazz at the Fountain" will take place at its traditional location at the fountain located in the center of BRCC's campus. Although limited seating will be provided, the BRCC Jazz Ensemble encourages spectators to bring their own seating-or even just a comfortable blanket.
This event is free and open to the public. For additional information call 216-8131.
Need your weekend sports fix? Join us Saturday at 11:00 a.m. as we host this year’s BRCC Lady Bears Classic at our Mid City Campus.
Then stick around for the men’s game against Houston Community College at 4:00 p.m. for their 2013-2014 season opener.
These events are FREE and open to the public. Meet us in the Health and Wellness Center on our Mid City Campus at 201 Community College Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. We’ll provide great seats for you to support our student athletes, and concessions are available.
Come out and #BearWitness by cheering on your Bears!
You can also follow and share all the action on Twitter,Instagram, and Facebook. Be sure to tag all of your posts with #BearWitness throughout the season to show your support.
Several BRCC students have learned that with hard work, commitment, and diligence, anything is possible.
If you've ever visited Bea Gyimah’s English 201 class at BRCC, you've heard her refer to her students as the “Future Leaders of Tomorrow.”
The Future Leaders of Tomorrow, have become “the Leaders of Today,” with a self-published Race and Ethnic Studies journal under their wings.
As part of the My America, Your America, Our America Writers’ Project, during the 2012 Spring and Fall semester, Gyimah assigned to her students the task of writing ethnic autobiographies that encouraged them to discover and examine their ethnic identity within the context of double consciousness or how they define themselves along with how others perceive them.
This end-of-semester project would ultimately set the stage for her students to create a Race and Ethnic Studies Journal.
With both grace and grit, twenty essayists and two poets intimately showcased their personal declarations regarding their cultural and ethnic identities, in a self-published Race and Ethnic Studies Journal entitled America the Beautiful In Spite of It All: Student Reflections on Exploring Their Cultural Identities in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
Several students who worked on the project had an opportunity to see the journal displayed on the bookshelf at the Louisiana State Library, for the first time last week.
The students were elated with excitement to know that their work has found a place in the Louisiana Authors Collection.
"I feel accomplished and over-whelmed with joy because this project has allowed me to appreciate my talent more. If someone else thinks your work is worth publishing so should you. I am honored and humbled," said Antira Jackson, who is one of the featured poets.
Students had an opportunity to meet with Assistant Secretary and State Librarian, Rebecca Hamilton at the State Library Office.
"The 5th floor is where we collect things that are important to the history of Louisiana, written by people from Louisiana or about Louisiana," said Hamilton. "This piece of work is important because it is written by Louisiana students. Ethnicity in Louisiana is a sensitive issue, and it's great to have student perspectives."
The journal has been placed in the permanent collection at the Louisiana State Library, where it will remain forever. It will also be housed at the River Center Branch Library in The Baton Rouge Room, which focuses on local history.
A copy of the journal can also be found at BRCC's Magnolia Library.
For additional information on this project contact Bea Gyimah at
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“Meet the Bears” is BRCC’s version of “Midnight Madness,” an opportunity for our fans to get a sneak preview of this season’s men’s and women’s basketball teams.
The event will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 in the Health and Wellness Center on our Mid City Campus. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the action kicking off at 6:30 p.m.
The festivities will include skills competitions, a dunk contest, and intrasquad scrimmages. We will also be giving away #BearWitness t-shirts to the first 300 guests. We will also be replaying the 2013-14 season preview film produced by our Entertainment Technology students.
The event is free and open to the public. Our concession stand will be open, so bring your family and friends along for a great evening of entertainment!
Come out and "Bear Witness" by cheering on your Bears!
The STEM Division and the Green Bears Club are happy to announce Mary Manheim as the guest speaker for part 2 of the Karen Stephens Lecture Series.
The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m., in the Louisiana Board Room, located on the Mid City Campus.
Manheim is the director of the LSU FACES Laboratory, director of the Louisiana Repository for Unidentified Missing Persons Information Program, and Professional in Residence at LSU. She is also the author of The Bone Lady: Life as a Forensic Anthropologist and Trail of Bones.
Manheim has handled more than 1,000 forensic cases and is called on by law enforcement agencies all over the U.S.
A STEM Mixer will be held immediately following the lecture in the Dumas Conference Room, located in the Magnolia Building, for BRCC STEM faculty and local high school STEM teachers.
This event is free and open to the public. For additional information call Sandra Guzman at 216-8213.
Baton Rouge Community College's (BRCC) Grants Office recently secured a $93,193 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to develop a multi-hazard, pre-disaster mitigation plan for Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Region II, which includes all of BRCC's campuses and sites.
The FEMA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program provides funds to states, territories, Indian tribal governments, communities, and universities for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster event.
“BRCC is the first community college in the state of Louisiana to receive this type of grant,” said Ann Zanders, director of the grant resource center.
“We will develop the footprint for collecting data on multiple campuses resulting in BRCC’s first mitigation plan, and we will be able to share our experiences with our sister colleges,” explained Zanders.
The grant will be administered by BRCC’s Office of Environmental Safety & Health. Funding will support consultant fees to write a mitigation plan and stipends for student workers to assist in collecting data for the plan on each campus or site. Data collection will be part of a service learning component.
“By recognizing the impact of Louisiana’s potential hazard exposures and by planning ahead, BRCC can more effectively reduce the severity of the damage caused by hazards," said Fabian Blache, environmental safety & health manager.
"This includes activities such as dry flood proofing, improving campus critical infrastructures, such as IT, and relocating key resources that if needed could bring operations to a grinding halt,” he continued.
PDM grants are awarded on a competitive basis and without reference to state allocations, quotas, or other formula-based allocation of funds. The return on investment is substantial. Disaster mitigation results in roughly $3 in savings for every $1 spent on general mitigation efforts, while severe wind mitigation can account for nearly $5 to every $1 placed toward the effort.
Guidance Aviation Helicopter Pilot Scholarship(Apply Now)
Guidance Aviation is now offering a limited number of scholarships for the new Helicopter Operations program being offered at Baton Rouge Community College. The scholarship is open to students interested in starting or transferring to the program in January.
Established in 1998, Guidance Aviation is an FAA approved helicopter pilot training school providing the best training, most advanced technology and unique career opportunities. Through their partnership with BRCC, student pilots can acquire their AAS in Helicopter Operations.
You can begin the online scholarship application process here.
The recipient must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
The applicant must be declared in the AAS degree Helicopter Pilot Operations.
Essay is required.
Scholarship Award Range:
The amount of the award covers the cost of tuition and fees for AVTH 101.
Scholarship recipients must retain the required GPA for the duration of the scholarship period stated in the award letter.
On Wednesday, September 25, BRCC's Student Government Association (SGA) signed a ridership agreement with Capital Area Transit System (CATS) to purchase bus passes that will allow BRCC students unlimited ridership on the CATS system each week (Monday-Sunday) during the fall semester, beginning October 1.
Students can retrieve CATS bus passes in the SPAR Office, located in the Bienvenue Student Center at the Mid City campus. The passes will be available during the following schedule.
MON 8:30–9:30am & 2:00–5pm
TUES 9am–12pm & 1:00–4pm
WED 8:30–9:30am & 2:00–5:30pm
THU 9am–12pm & 1:00–4pm
Bus pass will allow students unlimited access on CATS Monday-Sunday.
The Testing Center has expanded hours this semester, even for Compass Testing. Please find the new hours below.
Monday and Tuesday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Final Compass test slot is 5:30 p.m.)
Wednesday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Final Compass test slot is 4:30 p.m.)
Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Final Compass test slot is 2:30 p.m.)
Saturday 9 a.m. to noon (Final Compass test slot is 9:30 a.m.)
Students can schedule an appointment for Compass by clicking here. To take the Compass test, please type in “Compass” instead of listing a teacher and class. These hours will continue through December 14th.
It is time to Bear Witness! We invite all BRCC students, faculty, and staff to join us on Wednesday, October 16 in the Bonne Sante Health and Wellness Center as we kick off the upcoming season of BRCC Athletics. This is your chance to get a preview of all the excitement that is in store this year for BRCC Baseball, Softball, and Men’s and Women’s Basketball.
Doors to the gym open at 11:00 a.m. with food, music, and prizes. Starting at 11:30 a.m. our program will begin. You will have a chance to hear the latest news about our student athletes and find out about some new ways you will be able to stay connected to our teams throughout the season.
You can find out more about the event over the next few weeks by following us on:
The Louisana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Applications (LA-SiGMA's) has named Debra Borskey, associate professor of computer information systems at Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) as Educator of the Month.
LA-SiGMA is a 7-member alliance of universities throughout Louisiana. One of LA-SiGMA's education and workforce development programs is the Research Experiences for Teachers (RET), that is open to middle school, high school, and two-year college, math and science teachers.
This summer Borskey conducted research at Louisiana State University (LSU) through the RET program. She was nominated as Educator of the Month based on her research on Integrating High Performance Computing (HPC) in the BRCC classroom.
“Dr. Borskey is well deserving of this honor. She works tirelessly to help students be successful and we applaud her achievement," said Dr. Jo Dale Ales, dean of Sciene Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).
This November Borskey will attend the SC13 Conference in Denver, Colorado.
Dr. Ricoh Knowles, who is a computer information systems instructor at BRCC, and worked collaboratively with Borskey this summer, will also attend the conference.
Imagine graduating from high school with up to 30 hours of college credit already completed. Well, seventeen students enrolled in the Iberville College Academy @ BRCC are on the path to doing just that.
The Iberville College Academy @ BRCC is a Dual Enrollment Program specifically designed for Iberville Parish high school juniors and seniors who want to earn college credit while fulfilling high school course requirements.
This program allows students to progress to their next academic challenge without having to wait until high school graduation.
While there are many dual enrollment classes offered at the high school campuses in Iberville Parish, classes offered at BRCC allow students to experience a more authentic college experience.
“I really enjoy the limited number of classes each day because I can focus on doing well in each course. I also enjoy the college setting and being treated like an adult,” said Myiesha Bell, a senior at Plaquemine High School.
Dr. Amanda Mayeaux, a career management specialist with Iberville Parish is housed on BRCC’s campus, and provides assistance to the dually enrolled students, for a wide-range of things from scheduling to assignments.
“This program has many advantages. Students in the program are learning how to navigate the college. They are getting college ID’s, utilizing campus resources, and talking with instructors. These are skills you can’t necessarily get in high-school, or in an online class. Students in this program will have a much easier transition from high school to college,” said Mayeaux.
Also, the program is a great cost savings measure for parents,” she added.
The cost to attend is $50 per course, with no additional fees. The school district takes care of all other costs such as textbooks and transportation.
“A junior has the potential to earn up to 30 hours of credit before high school graduation. This means that a student can enter college only needing four or five semesters of additional course work for a four-year degree. TOPS covers eight semesters, so the remaining three or four semesters can be applied to graduate school,” Mayeaux continued.
Currently four parishes, which includes East Baton Rouge, Central, Zachary, and West Baton Rouge, are taking advantage of BRCC’s Dual Enrollment Program. However, Iberville Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish are the only school systems with students taking classes on BRCC’s campus.
Janyth Matkin, the director of dual enrollment at BRCC, is hoping to expand the program.
“Our goal is to provide enough courses that students will be able to earn a general studies certificate, to possibly an associate’s degree before graduating from high school,” she said.
“We are also working to increase the number of classes offered on-site at the high schools, including biology, computer science, college algebra, college English, Spanish, online courses, and more,” said Matkin.
For additional information regarding BRCC’s Dual Enrollment Program contact Janyth Matkin at 216-8308 or
BRCC students, faculty, and staff are now able to choose snacks that are lower in sugar, fat, sodium, as well as vegan, organic, and gluten free.
Healthy Vending snack machines have been installed in the Governors Building, Bievenue Student Center, and the Frazier Building. Healthy Vending by h.u.m.a.n. is an all-natural vending program offering healthy snacking alternatives such as Muscle Milk, Go Lean Bars, Popchips, and more.
One BRCC student is excited about the healthier snack options.
"I love the new vending machines. I have high cholesterol, and this will help me to make better snacking decisions," said Clay George, a second semester criminal justice student.
"I've tried the green tea and the almonds, and they were not only tasty, but they are a low cholesterol snack," he stated.
Another great perk about Healthy Vending is that 10 percent of the proceeds go to charities that fight obesity and malnutrition.
Healthy Vending will be distributing samples of their products at the Frazier Building today from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
"In my 20 years as an officer, this was the most intense training that I've ever experienced," said Sgt. Tommy Morrison, a member of BRCC's new Bicycle Patrol Unit.
This past July, three members of the Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) Police Department successfully completed the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) class, provided by the Baton Rouge City Police Department.
The intense training provided BRCC officers with the skills needed to effectively serve the BRCC community as a bicycle patrol. IPMBA offers the best, most complete training for police bicyclist. The courses were developed by experts in the fields of police and EMS cycling, and are used by police agencies around the world.
BRCC’s Chief of Police, Genoria Tilley, is excited about the accomplishment, and is even more excited that the college now has an official patrol unit. She is confident the unit will improve the interaction between students and officers.
“Bike patrol at BRCC was established to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of BRCC‘s Police work on campus. One benefit is that the officers are able to access every area of the campus, often with reduced response time in cases of emergency,” said Tilley.
Because of increased maneuverability, officers on bikes are more efficient at patrolling campus parking lots and walkways around campus. They are particularly effective in crowded areas during special events such as commencement, and athletic events. Another advantage is that bike patrol officers, even in uniform, are often able to approach suspects virtually unnoticed.
The three officers, who make up the new bicycle unit, are Sgt. Tommy Morrison, Officer Joseph Babin, and Officer Timothy Lennox. The officers will be able to ride the bikes for most of the year, except when hazardous conditions exist, such as ice and snow.
The creation of the bicycle patrol unit is just one in a series of steps that BRCC has taken in recent months to beef up campus security. For example, the college has upgraded the emergency communication equipment in the Parking Garage to Wide Area Emergency Broadcast System (WEBS), enabled Talk A Phone VOIP boxes, added staff, and is receiving support from the Baton Rouge City Police Department.
Additionally, the college has purchased two new BRCC marked police units to replace old inoperable vehicles.
The new Bicycle Unit has already begun patrolling the campus. They are currently wearing the BRCC red polo shirt, with black bottoms; however, they will be sporting their black and red reflective shirts and black bottoms in the near future.
For additional information, please contact the BRCC Police Department at 225.216.8001.
Want to avoid those long lines? Did you know that you can check on your admissions paperwork, financial aid status, and even register for classes online, 24/7, through the LoLA portal?
You can watch a quick video tutorial on using LoLA to complete an application and how to view the documents you need to complete the process here.
Below are a list of the top five questions we are often asked by students. Avoid the line and get online with LoLA!
How do I apply for Admissions?
Go to www.mybrcc.edu and click on Admissions tab.
Select Click here to Submit an Application .
Click the Student Type that applies to you .
Select Admissions Application .
Select First Time User Account Creation and then create a User ID and a 6 digit numeric pin. Then, clickLogin.
Select Baton Rouge Community Collegeand click Continue.
Select your Student Type and click Continue.
Select the term you are applying for (ex. Fall 2013 or Spring 2014) and then click Fill out Application
Start at the top and select Name. The application will then continue to flow through the remaining sections. Once you return to the Application Checklist screen, all sections should have a check next to them. If one section does not have a check, please click on that section and complete.
When all sections are checked off, please select Application is Complete.
Pay your application fee using a debit or credit card or select Pay Later and submit.
An Application Acknowledgment will appear with steps to Log on to LoLA (our student information portal). Print this for your records.
How do I see what documents I am missing in Admissions?
Students enrolled in eLearning classes are *required to attend Orientation for Online Students. This orientation is designed to provide you with information to promote success as well as an opportunity to meet your instructors.
When: Thursday, August 22nd
There are two sessions to choose from: 12 noon and 6 pm.
Where: Louisiana Building: Louisiana Boardroom.
The Louisiana Building is located on the Mid City Campus, located at 201 Community College Drive. The Louisiana Boardroom is located at the west end of the first floor.
The session should last approximately one hour. Please direct any questions to
*Please note that Orientation for Online Students is not required of courses identified as "LCTCS Online" classes.
On July 1st of 2013, Baton Rouge Community College and Capital Area Technical College officially merged, becoming one institution.
Throughout this upcoming academic year, you will be seeing exciting changes as our various campuses and sites transition into the new and improved Baton Rouge Community College. For example, new signage is being installed at each of our locations to highlight the expansion of our community college family. Also, starting this Fall, all students, faculty, and staff will receive free admission to all home basketball, baseball, and softball games! Additionally our social media channels, including facebook, twitter, and instagram have started featuring news and events from all of our campuses and sites throughout the region. Additionally, faculty and staff at all of our locations will now receive regular email updates about the college in our weekly “Campus E-news” publication.
LoLA (Log On Louisiana)
While we are now considered one institution, LoLA (Log On Louisiana) still identifies us as either Baton Rouge Community College or Capital Area Technical College.
Please note that while LoLA recognizes our college as two institutions in regards to the application and registration process, viewing course schedules, and the posting and viewing of grades, all LoLA activity related to Human Resources, such as the submission and approval of timesheets, is conducted under the Baton Rouge Community College link that is listed in the “Self Service” window.
Additionally, as we continue to work toward the synchronization of our policies and procedures as they relate to applications, financial aid, registration, tuition, and academic and non-credit program offerings, we will continue to maintain our two websites at www.mybrcc.edu and www.catc.edu.
During the summer of 2014, Baton Rouge Community College anticipates the launch of a new, unified website that will reflect the combined programs, procedures, and resources that we are now bringing together. We also anticipate that prior to the start of registration for the Fall 2014 semester, courses and programs from all of our locations will be listed under Baton Rouge Community College in the LoLA portal.
Policies and Procedures
Students planning to enroll in the upcoming Fall and Spring semesters will continue to utilize the web resources for their respective programs. For example, students entering the Culinary Arts and Occupations program will follow the admissions procedures laid out on the www.catc.edu website, while students entering the Entertainment Technologies Program will follow the admissions procedures laid on the www.mybrcc.edu website.
IT Help Desk
All IT related questions can now be directed to our new, centralized Help Desk office. Students, faculty, or staff with questions relating to their LoLA, campus email, or Blackboard accounts, and all other computer related issues. The new Help Desk can be reached by phone at (225) 216 8448.
If you are a student and have questions about what the merger means for you, be sure to speak with your advisor or a representative from your campus. Faculty and staff should speak with their supervisors if they have questions about our new institution.
The Culinary Arts program located at BRCC's Acadian Campus recently received a 5-year renewal programmatic accreditation from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) Accrediting Commission.
The program was initially accredited in 2004 with renewals in 2007 and 2010. This is the first time the program has received a 5-year accreditation renewal.
ACEF programmatic accreditation assures that a program is meeting at least a minimum amount of standards and competencies set for faculty, curriculum and student services. Accreditation ensures that the program follows established standards, has accountability and credibility standards, and maintains a high level of professionalism and up-to-date practices.
Congratulations to the students, instructors, and everyone who contributed to this achievement.
This Fall BRCC will be offering an additional section of ETEC 290: Entertainment Technology. Students participating in the program will have the opportunity to work with the BRCC Office of Media Relations.
Students will get hands on experience in the pre-production, production, and post production phase of several projects scheduled for the fall, including a monthly television program, and video content for the college’s web and social media channels. Materials created during the term will be available for students who are in the process of developing their demo reels.
Trevor Smith graduated from BRCC in May of 2012 with an associate's in business. By the end of May, he had already relocated to Houston, Texas for a job with J.P. Morgan Chase as a senior mortgage processor. Within 9 months he was promoted to team manager.
Smith embraced a philosophy of involvement while attending BRCC. Opportunities for learning outside the classroom environment provided him with additional skills in leadership, organization, and communication, all of which helped him stand out when interviewing for his job.
"BRCC presented such a diverse academic environment, and that prepared me for my current job working with many different groups of people," he said.
Smith served as the SGA president for the 2011-2012 academic year, and was a member of Kappa Beta Delta Business Honors Society, and Phi Theta Kappa.
Baton Rouge Community College's Acadian Campus (formerly Capital Area Technical College) in partnership with Exxon, Turner Industries, BRAVE, and CAPARC, will host a North Baton Rouge Career & Job Fair on Thursday, August 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
North Baton Rouge residents are encouraged to come out and learn about job opportunities, training programs, apprenticeship programs, and more!
This event is free and open to the public.
For additional information contact Tammy Brown at 225-359-9207 or
This video provides a tutorial for our online registration system. If you need additional assistance, please contact us at 1-866-217-9823. We can also be reached by email at
and via online chathere.
BRCC is seeking student volunteers who are interested in playing the role of "students" for an upcoming video production shoot on campus. Holbrook Multimedia will be on campus Tuesday, August 6 shooting HD Video of several of our new and exciting programs. These videos will be used as part of a state wide television campaign, and will also be featured on our web and social media channels.
Students interested in participating should contact Steve Mitchell via email at
or text at (225) 335-4578.
Associate of Applied Science in Helicopter Pilot Operations
Baton Rouge Community College now offers an Associate of Applied Science in Helicopter Pilot Operations. In partnership with Guidance Aviation, an award-winning collegiate helicopter flight training organization, this degree program is VA Chapter 33 benefits approved for eligible U.S. Military Veterans utilizing their Post 9/11 GI bill benefits. Graduates of this program will earn their Associate of Applied Science degree as well as become Certificated Flight Instructors with instrument rating, necessary to start their careers as professional helicopter pilots.
This is an important milestone for the State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge Community College, and Guidance Aviation as it is the first and only collegiate helicopter flight training program based in the State of Louisiana. The program is part the college’s new Center of Excellence in Transportation Technology, approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents on Wednesday.
The Center will be targeting the areas of Automotive Technology, Aviation Technology, Logistics and Security, and Pipeline Transportation. The Center will be utilizing multiple locations around the area, including the new Smiley Heights Development, the Baton Rouge Airport, and a newly leased training facility located on Hooper Road.
The need for qualified Helicopter pilots in the Gulf region has skyrocketed over the past five years as a disproportionate number helicopter pilots have retired and the need is expected to grow exponentially throughout the next five years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts job growth in the rotor industry as careers for helicopter pilots are expected to increase up to 21 percent between 2010 and 2020. Furthermore, the Oil and Gas industry, Emergency Medical Services, and Law Enforcement have all seen significant growth with respect to the use of helicopters.
Established in 1998, Guidance Aviation is a leading pilot training organization. As the first FAA approved Part 141 high-altitude helicopter flight training facility in the U.S., Guidance has extensive experience training helicopter pilots within a collegiate environment. On June 21, 2013, Guidance Aviation CEO, John Stonecipher, was awarded the prestigious title of Business Person of The Year by the United States Small Business Administration in Washington, D.C. The award was based on criteria including financial strength, sustained hiring, and sustained growth. Guidance Aviation currently has a staff of 55 employees and 15 aircraft including Robinson R22s, R44s and the new Robinson R66 turbine helicopter.
“Partnerships with industry leaders like Guidance Aviation are really the key to success of this program,” said Andrea Lewis Miller, Chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College. “Technology in the automotive and aviation fields is evolving so quickly, we really will rely on our partners to help us ensure we are meeting the industry needs and maintaining a world class center.”
“Baton Rouge is the perfect location and Baton Rouge Community College is the perfect partner. Our flight operations in Baton Rouge will specialize in pilot training for off-shore helicopter operations. The Baton Rouge airport (BTR) is strategically located next to the busiest helicopter operations in the world: the Gulf of Mexico’s oil and gas platforms. This location is literally embedded in the real world flight operations of professional off-shore helicopter pilots. It is an honor to be a part of the Center of Excellence along with the automotive industry at Baton Rouge Community College and we are excited to create more opportunities and more jobs in the state of Louisiana,” states Stonecipher, CEO, Guidance Aviation.
Marian Shopp always dreamed of becoming a nurse. In 2009 her dream became a reality, when she received her associate's degree in nursing from Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC).
Shopp is currently employed at Woman's Hospital as a Mother-Baby Nurse.
"Marian Shopp truly upholds the mission and values of Woman's Hospital. She is one of the most genuine, caring, and compassionate nurses ever," said Dana Vidrine, director of Mother-Baby at Woman's Hospital.
Shopp, who attended BRCC on a Coca-Cola Scholarship, and a Louisiana Pipeliners Association Scholarship, loved her experience at BRCC.
"The nursing staff at BRCC were very encouraging and supportive," said Shopp. "BRCC changed my life. I just purchased my first home," she added.
Shopp is one of three siblings that have graced the halls of BRCC. Her sister Melanie also graduated from BRCC's Nursing Program, and works alongside Shopp as a Mother-Baby Nurse at Woman's Hospital. Her brother Jacob is currently enrolled in BRCC's Pre-Engineering Program.
When Shopp is not working hard as a nurse, she enjoys teaching piano lessons and going on mission trips. Recently she spent 2-weeks in Brazil serving as a nurse.
left to right- Representative Ted James, Dorothy Young, Yolanda Braxton, Hazel Bradley, Representative Alfred Williams, Pearl Porter, Councilwoman Denise Marcelle, Officer Tweety, and Pastor Donaldson
Baton Rouge Community College's (BRCC) Acadian Campus recently hosted the "Together We Stand, Divided We Fall" community meeting. The North Baton Rouge community had an opportunity to brainstorm on ways they can be involved in improving their neighborhoods.
Topics of discussion included crime, education, and neighborhood beautification. Representatives from the BRAVE Project, BRCC, elected officials, and faith-based organizations provided valuable information to the group.
The event was sponsored by the Rosehill Baptist Church and the Community Committee. The group plans to meet at the college each Tuesday at 6 p.m. For information on how you can get involved, contact Pearl Porter at 225-588-9562.
Dr. Christopher Guillory, Baton Rouge Community College's (BRCC) director for institutional research, has been selected as a fellow for the 2013 National Summer Data Policy Institute. Dr. Guillory was the only Louisiana applicant selected to particpate in the institute.
As a fellow, he will join 24 researchers from across the United States and selected international higher education institutions July 14-20, in Washighington D.C., for a series of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on instructions on the technical use of national datasets and tools.
He will also have the opportunity to visit the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), participate in data policy seminars lead by leading national policy experts, and network and collaborate with national and international colleagues.
As a fellow, all costs, including transportation, lodging, meals, and instructions, and covered.
This program is sponsored by the Association of Institutional Research's (AIR), with the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
Front row (l to r)- Alexandra Lence, Robert Fisher
Back row (l to r)- Jimmy Douglas, Lance Jones
BRCC is proud to announce the 2013-2014 Student Government Association (SGA) officers.
President- Jimmy Douglas
Vice President- Lance Jones
Secretary- Robert Fisher
During the upcoming academic year, these students will represent their peers as student advocates. They meet regularly to discuss and address subjects such as student life, the campus community, and to plan and provide programming for students. Congratulations to the new officers!
If you've visited BRCC's Magnolia Library recently, you were probably greeted by a few unfamiliar faces.
At the start of the summer, five students from the St. Paul Adult Learning Center began working in the college's library as part of the MAPS Program.
MAPS, which is short for "Youth: Making A Positive Step" Program, is an initiative from the Baton Rouge Mayor's Office that helps East Baton Rouge Parish young adults and youth acquire skills and experiences necessary to obtain and maintain employment.
MAPS reached out to BRCC's Magnolia Library earlier this summer with hopes of placing several of their program participants. The library enthusiastically welcomed the opportunity.
"This is a win, win situation. The library needs assistance during the summer, and this partnership allows us to work with potential future BRCC students," said Joanie Chavis, dean of BRCC's Learning Resources Center.
One of the participants, Kayla Scott, is already looking forward to her future at the college.
"I am really shy, and working here has pulled me out of my shell. I've met many new people, and the faculty and staff are great. When I finish my GED, I plan to attend BRCC," she said.
Some of their responsibilities in the library include answering phones, running campus errands, conducting gate counts, racking newspapers, serving as greeters, delivering mail, shelving periodicals, and assisting librarians with assigned projects.
"We are teaching them basic soft skills that they can apply in the real world. And we are meeting them where they are," added Chavis.
Students in this 8-week program can work up to 30 hours a week.
"I'm elated that BRCC partnered with us this summer. Our students get a first-hand look at college life, and hopefully it will inspire and encourage them to push forward in their educational pursuits," said Regina Jones, peer coach and coordinator for the MAPS Program.
For additional information on this program, call 225-389-8901.
Please be reminded that classes will not meet, and all college offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. All college offices will remain closed through Friday, July 5.
Classes will resume on Saturday, July 6. All college offices will reopen on Monday, July 8.
Students can continue to reach enrollment services representatives 24/7 by:
Louisiana State University (LSU) and Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) are gearing up to welcome their first cohort of students participating in the Tiger Bridge Program, during a day-long orientation that will be held on Wednesday, June 26.
Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) in partnership with the East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Medical Services (EBRP-EMS) is hosting a series of group advisement/informational sessions for thier upcoming courses in the field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).