Baton Rouge Community College was presented a $97,000 check from the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors' Education Trust Fund during the agency's recent Commercial Board Meeting held in Baton Rouge. The check was presented to BRCC Chancellor Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib, who was joined by Philip L. Smith, Jr. Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement/Director of the BRCC Foundation; Todd Dozier, BRCC's Dean for Business, Social Sciences and History; and Tim Dykes, BRCC's Construction Management Program Manager.
"On behalf of Baton Rouge Community College, I offer our sincerest gratitude to the
Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors' Education Trust Fund," said BRCC
Chancellor Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib. "This generous gift will allow our already
amazing construction management program the opportunity to grow exponentially in resources,
scholarships, and students."
BRCC is the only American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) accredited Construction Management Associate Degree program in the state and one of 12 ACCE accredited Construction Management Associate Degree program in the United States. The program has graduated 163 students since 2012 and has a steady enrollment of more than 200 students per semester since spring 2016.
"We are so pleased and honored to accept this donation from the Contractor's Education
Trust Fund," said Todd Dozier, Dean for Business, and Social Sciences and History.
"Our goal is to provide the best education possible to our students and this will
allow us to provide the scholarships and educational resources needed to enable them
"The Construction Management Program accepts this gift with great appreciation and will use it to provide the best education possible for our students, said R. Timothy Dykes
Instructor/Program Manager, Construction Management Program.
Students in the Construction Management program get classroom instruction as well as hands-on opportunities to hone their new skills through various community projects, including Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge of which the students are regular volunteers.
The mission of the Construction Management Program at BRCC is to identify and meet industry workforce needs through an innovative and dynamic curriculum. The program, which can be completed in as few as four semesters, consists of 60 credit hours of course work which includes construction classes in materials and methods, print reading, estimating, planning and scheduling, project management, and safety. General education and business courses are also included in the curriculum which is designed to prepare students for the work force with a well-rounded, practical education for positions in the construction industry.
To learn more about the Construction Management program at BRCC, please visit http://www.mybrcc.edu/academics/business_and_social_science/aasconstruction.php.