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Welcome to Central Louisiana Technical Community College. We've been training the workforce of Central Louisiana since 1938, as a vo-tech, trade school, and technical college. Today, more than 70 years later, we have become a comprehensive, two-year technical and community college with more than 20 academic and career training programs. Our programs are designed to prepare students to go directly into the workforce or transfer to a four-year university.
1973: Louisiana Legislature passes Acts 208, which reorganized state trade schools and increased their number from 33 to 53, and companion bill Act 209, which provided funds for the expansion of post-secondary vocational-technical education that was authorized in Act 208. Together they allowed for a vocational-technical school to be placed within a 25-mile driving distance for any citizen requiring vocational training. An initial $100 million in capital outlay investment provided up-to-date facilities.
1974-1995: The campuses were first accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Occupational Education Institutions (SACS/COEI) from January 1974 through December 1995.
COEI division withdrew from SACS in December 1995 and was reorganized as the Council on Occupational Education (COE). The campuses have been accredited by COE from January 1996 to present.
A constitutional amendment establishes Louisiana's post-secondary technical education. At this point it is governed by the Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors appointed by the governor. CLTC established 36 programs, serving about 1,600 students per semester. It comprised one main campus, six branches, one extension and seven instructional service centers.
Act 506 of the 2005 Regular Legislative Session proposes a reorganization of the Louisiana Technical College to consist of eight Regional Education Centers. LCTCS adopts the 21st Century Model for the Delivery of Technical Education effective July 1, 2006.
Central Louisiana Technical Community College as we know it today begins to take shape. It became CLTCC during the regular 2012 legislative session with Act 760, which combined the six technical colleges in the region and increased course offerings. It became a two-year public technical community college associate degrees, certificates and diplomas that prepare individuals for high-demand occupations.
Central Louisiana Technical Community College is part of the Louisiana Community & Technical College System.
Vocational education has been offered in Louisiana since the 1930s, and post-secondary technical education was established in the state in 1999 by a constitutional amendment. But it wasn’t until 2012 that Central Louisiana Technical Community College as we know it today began to take shape. It became CLTCC during the regular 2012 legislative session with Act 760, which combined the six technical colleges in the region and increased course offerings.
It became a two-year public technical community college associate degrees, certificates and diplomas that prepare individuals for high-demand occupations. The school’s mission is to provide comprehensive educational programs that meet the needs of students and the community. Programs may include career and technical education and training, workforce development training, adult basic education, continuing education, general education, associate degree programs, college transfer degree programs and other educational programs and opportunities. Administration, faculty and staff remain laser-focused on meeting the workforce needs of Louisiana and the needs of students.