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Northwest Louisiana Technical College

Student Information for Shreveport Branch

Articulation ( Credit High School Courses)

Dual Enrollment
Shreveport-Bossier offers dual enrollment in TD programs for high school students in the following program areas:  Air Conditioning/Refrigeration, Collision Repair, Automotive Technology, Computer Repair, Construction Technology, Culinary Arts, Diesel Mechanics, Drafting/Design, Electrician, Emergency Medical Technician, Graphic Arts, Medical Terminology, Nursing Assistant, Outdoor Power Equipment Technology, and Welding

Articulation
There are articulated credit agreements with area high schools for Air Conditioning/Refrigeration, Collision Repair, Automotive Technology, Computer Repair, Construction Technology, Culinary Arts, Diesel Mechanics, Drafting/Design, Electrician, Emergency Medical Technician, Graphic Arts, Medical Terminology, Nursing Assistant, Outdoor Power Equipment.

What does your campus have to offer?

Virtual Bookstore:  NWLTC Shreveport uses a virtual bookstore.  Students are responsible for ordering their own books before the semester begins.  They may be purchased at www.NWLTC.tbconcourse.com or another source

Campus Tours
Prospective students are encouraged to tour the campus by contacting the Student Services Officer or the department heads for an appointment.

Student Government Association

Student Government Organization whose purpose  is to provide an intellectual, social, and cultural environment that maximizes student potential and enhances student success; to provide equal representation for all students at Northwest Louisiana Technical College.

Student Organizations

SkillsUSA – SkillsUSA offers leadership, citizenship, and character development programs and activities to compliment skill training.  The club also participates in community service projects.  SkillsUSA motto is, “Preparing for Leadership in the World of Work.”  http//Laskillsusa.org
 
Food Services

Cafeteria    NWLTC Shreveport-Bossier Branch has a cafeteria on campus that serves as a lab for the culinary arts students.  Lunch is provided for a minimal fee according to the teaching schedule during each semester and served in the cafeteria of Building E.  Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to enjoy the variety of cuisine provided by the culinary arts students.

Snack Shop        NWLTC Shreveport-Bossier Bracnh currently has an independently operated snack bar where students may purchase snacks and meals.  There is also a student lounge area with vending machines.  These areas are provided for the use of all students during specified breaks and lunch periods.

Certificate Programs – (Short term training.)

CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)
PCT (Patient Care Technician)
MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist)
IC3 (Internet and Computing Core Certification)


Look at our area

Location - Located in the northwest corner of Louisiana, with Arkansas 30 miles to the north and Texas 15 miles (Dallas 180 miles) to the west.  The Shreveport-Bossier area is a combination of rolling hills and Red River bottomlands covering an area of 7,740 square miles.
History - The sister cities of Shreveport and Bossier City trace their history back over 150 years when this area was once a natural stopping point for steamboats bringing cotton up and down the Red River. The cities have grown through the years to become a joint metropolitan area of more than 300,000 residents.

Historically, the area has thrived because of its active river port, rail network, oil and gas industry, agricultural crops such as cotton and timber, and an abundance of recreational lakes. Manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, tourism, agriculture, educational institutions, medical facilities, service industries, and oil and gas exploration and production have been vitally important to the Shreveport-Bossier economy.
The area is the home of one of the largest air bases in the United States, Barksdale Air Force Base. Barksdale is headquarters for the Eighth Air Force and the 2nd Wing, an employer of nearly 9,000 military, reserve, and civilian personnel, with one of the largest Air Force retirement communities in the United States. The base has an economic impact on the area of almost $500 million, according to the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce.

In 1999, for the third time in 50 years, the city of Shreveport was named an All-America City by the National Civic League. Shreveport was one of 10 cities selected nation-wide to receive this honor in 1999.

Elementary And Secondary Education – The Shreveport Bossier area school systems include approximately 129 public schools which enroll 52,103 (K-8) and 18, 780 (9-12) for a total of 71,414 students. There are over 20 private schools which enroll 3,087 (K-8) and 1,148 (9-12) for a total of 4,447 students. There are eleven 4-year college and/or universities and one 2-year Technical college.

Cost of living – The cost of living for the Shreveport area is 92.2%

Parish Information

Demographics
Population                         461,689
Number of households        150,000
Average household size         2.69

Housing – A 1,600 square foot, three-bedroom home averages at about $140,000 to $180,000. Homeowners insurance would run about $584 annually. A 1,300 square foot, two-bedroom would cost about $74,000 to $80,000.

Religion – The Shreveport Bossier area has more than 134 places of worship that represents over 65 denominations.

Library – The Shreveport Memorial Central Library and the Bossier Parish Central Library are rate among the best in the nation. They are part of a network of over 10 libraries found in this region. They offer many modern services which include networked computers; reading and reference materials; periodicals; film; and audio resources.

Recreation – The Shreveport Bossier area has 14 Parks, 13 golf courses, four ball fields, three skating rings, two bowling alley, two miniature golf courses, golf driving range, three major movie theaters,  three raceways, indoor game areas, and tennis courts. Boating and fishing activities on Black Bayou, Caddo Lake, Cross Lake, Lake Bistineau, Red River, and Cypress-Black Bayou. There are six casinos available for those who enjoy time spent a casinos gambling.

Retirement – Shreveport’s selection as an All-America City, by the National Civic League, helps to make this area an ideal location for retirement. Its diverse recreation opportunities, cost of living, weather, and cultural offerings are an attraction to retirees.

http://www.caddo.org/
www.lapage.com/parishes/bossi.htm

Chamber of Commerce
http://www.shreveportchamber.org/
www.bossierchamber.com/
http://www.shreveport-bossier.org/partners/