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Program for Successful Employment (PSE)

Program for Successful Employment (PSE)
Bossier Parish Community College
Program for Successful Employment (PSE)
6220 Texas Street
Bossier City, LA 71111
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Program Contact Sabrina Langley
Phone 318-678-6334

PSE is a two-year vocational training program for adults with intellectual disabilities and/or Autism. The program combines academic and job skills training on BPCC’s campus and in regional businesses. Our goal is to help students acquire training for and find paid employment in a job focused on their strength and interests.

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
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
  • 16 - 21
  • eligible for Louisiana Rehabilitation Services
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 81%
Retention rate: 100%
Additional costs: $9.18

The PSE program is funded by both Bossier Parish Community College and Louisiana Rehabilitation Services.  The $9.18 is a student fee. 

Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
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
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

<p>PSE courses offered are Financial Literacy, Workplace Safety, Self-Advocacy, Self Determination, College Success,&nbsp;Customer Service, and Vocational Internships.&nbsp;</p>

Time spent only with other students in this program: About half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Completion of the Program for Successful Employment
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Awarded by program, not officially recognized by Institute of Higher Education
  • Just for students in this program
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 80%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 80%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

<p>All PSE students&nbsp;have the opportunity to earn Industry Based Credentials. &nbsp;</p>

Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive off campus
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: 50%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

<p>Baptist College Ministry (BCM)&nbsp;</p>


<p>Americans with Disabilities and Accessible Personal Training Services (ADAPTS)</p>

Last updated: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 14:23