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Program for Successful Employment

Program for Successful Employment
Bossier Parish Community College
Program for Successful Employment
6220 East Texas Street
Bossier Parish, LA 71111
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Program Contact Cindy Heying
Phone (318) 678-6334

The Program for Successful Employment (PSE) is a division of Workforce Development at BPCC providing flexible and applicable education and training for individuals with significant disabilities. Some PSE students participate in typical BPCC academic classes. Other PSE students are still enrolled in high school or in a learning resource program such as HiSET. PSE students receive soft skills as well as career specific training along with actual hands-on work experience through vocational training on campus and/or in local businesses. The goal of PSE is preparation for integrated paid employment. High school students may participate in the transition phase of the program through a third-party agreement with Louisiana Rehabilitation Services. The instruction provided is tuition-free with very limited fees for eligible students. Students who have exited high school may enroll in a unique post-secondary Comprehensive Transition Program for students ages 18 and up with Intellectual Disabilities and/or Autism. As a Federally recognized Comprehensive Transition program, students in this phase of the program may be eligible for financial aid. This is a program designed to provide students the opportunity to attend BPCC, participate in campus wide events, join student organizations, and build relationships with peers. This extension of the program combines academic and job skills training on BPCC’s campus with training opportunities on campus and/or in regional businesses. Our goal is to provide customized vocational training and/or assistance while students work to earn a degree or certificate in a field of the student’s choosing based upon student strengths that will lead to gainful employment.Students may apply for Federal Financial Aid or, if they are VR clients, may request tuition assistance if it is part of their Individualized Plan for Employment.

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Deadline to apply to this program: July 31 for Fall semester, Dec. 8 for Spring semester
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 18+
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Cost of the program:

Tuition Cost – Tuition varies depending on the number of credit you take.

6 credit hours:
Resident $1,085.76   Nonresident $2,225.01

12+ credit hours
Resident $2,141.52    Nonresident $4,480.02

Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Federal Financial Aid
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% of the time and half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Career Diploma Pathway and Industry Based credentials
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Housing is provided to students: No
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: About half the time
Last updated: Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 09:48