Freeman: Needed diploma program devoted to electricians launching in fall

Published 12:02 am Saturday, July 1, 2017

For the past couple of years local Industry has expressed concern over the lack of qualified Industrial Electricians in our area.

With retirements and expansions, the issue has only grown.

South Central Louisiana Technical College, Reserve Campus, is happy to announce, beginning in the Fall Semester, a complete NCCER certified Industrial Electrician program will be available.

While there are several programs with some degree of Electrical training such as Millwright, Refrigeration and Instrumentation, there has not been a program devoted specifically to Electricians at the Reserve Campus before now.

This diploma program is geared toward Industry based standards and will be a complete standalone program.

All Instructors are NCCER certified and students will earn credentials with each level successfully completed.

The program is eligible for Federal Aid and TOPS Tech.

Scholarships will be made available for the Spring Semester for currently enrolled students in the program.

Registration is currently open for all Programs and Applications can be made online at

Classes for Fall are filling up quickly as we begin yet a new Academic year.

With the merger process with River Parishes Community College underway, our area students will have access to even more programs.

It is an exciting time to be part of the workforce training taking place in the River Parishes and there is no better place than right here at the Reserve campus.

Keep watching for updates on the new Welding Center that will soon be coming to the campus.

The design phase is almost complete and it will be another wonderful addition to the campus.

With new buildings, new programs and more students than ever, it’s a great time to get the training you need for a real life time career without leaving home.

Penelope Freeman is Campus Dean for South Central Louisiana Technical College. She is at the Reserve Campus. Email her at penelopefreeman@