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RPCC-TEC High School Campus Connections
RPCC-TEC High School Campus Connections serves to engage high school students through a series of programs and services designed to assist in their transition success and postsecondary retention from high school to College. Therefore, it is important that students are provided with the necessary information to better understand choices and options after high school. RPCC-TEC understands that many high school students have questions and fears about their future. High School Campus Connections is a dynamic area in which collaboration between existing programs and new innovative student experiences are built to promote successful transitions that will focus on potential first year students and their retention.

  • Articulation
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Career Pathways Programs of Study
  • Career Coaching
  • College Tour
  • Admission Application
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • High School Activities

RPCC - TEC Articulation

Articulation is the process by which coursework completed in one education system is given credit in another.

Articulated Credit is course credit earned by a student while in high school which is awarded at the postsecondary upon enrollment in the participating postsecondary institution. Students wishing to receive credits for articulated courses will be required to submit high school transcripts application and request for articulated credit indicating successful completion of the articulated courses with their applications for admission. It will be the student's responsibility to supply this documentation as early as possible prior to admission in order to ensure an orderly transition between systems. The time limit after high school graduation during which the student could elect to enter River Parishes Community College and receive articulated credit is not to exceed 24 months. If the two-year period is exceeded, advance credit could be awarded by proficiency exams. The criteria for which the high school course may be articulated for postsecondary credit are as follows:
  • a. Upon enrollment in River Parishes Community College
  •      1). While still in high school (though dual enrollment); or
         2). Within two years of graduation from high school.
  • b. The high school course must appear on the student's high school transcript record; and
  • c. Student must earn a grade of B or higher in the high school course
  • d. Test proficient
Currently RPCC-TEC has an Articulation Agreement with Livingston Parish Schools

Articulation Matrix
River Parishes Community College 2012-2013
Livingston School System Articulation Matrix


Medical Office Assistant
Livingston Parish High Schools   River Parish Community College
Course Number Course Title Carnegie Credit(s)   Rubric Course Number Course Title Course Credits
40101 Accounting I 1   ACCT 1100 Principles of Accounting 3
40302 Business English 1   BUSE 1030 Business English 3
40401 Introduction to Business Computer Applications 1   CPTR 1000 Introduction to Computers 2
40225

40226
Keyboarding
AND
Keyboarding Applications
1   KYBD 1000 Basic Keyboarding 2
90611
OR
90612
Health Science I 1
OR
2
  HCOR 1120 Basic Body Structure and Function 2
90151 Medical Terminology 1   MEDL 1300 Medical Terminology 3
  Insurance Medical Coding 1   BOTH

BOTH
1230

1240
Insurance Billing AND
Medical Coding
3

3
Automotive
Livingston Parish High Schools   River Parish Community College
Course Number Course Title Carnegie Credit(s)   Rubric Course Number Course Title Course Credits
310300 Automotive Technician I 1   AUTO 1500 Hydraulic Systems Diagnosis & Repair 1
AUTO 1510 Drum Brake D&R 1
AUTO 1520 Disc Brake D&R 1
AUTO 1530 Power Asstst D&R 1
AUTO 1540 Antilock and Traction Control D&R 1
310312 Automotive Technician I 2   AUTO 1600 General Electrical System Diagnosis 2
AUTO 1610 Battery D&R 1
AUTO 1620 Starting Systems D&R 2
AUTO 1630 Charging Systems D&R 2
AUTO 1640 Lighting Systems, Gauges, Warning Devices and Driver Information D&R 1
AUTO 1650 Horn and Wiper/Washer D&R 1
AUTO 1660 Electrical Accessories D&R 1
TRIN
310305
Automotive Technician II 1   AUTO 1400 General Steering & Suspension Diagnosis 1
AUTO 1410 Steering System D&R 1
AUTO 1420 Suspension Systems D&R 1
AUTO 1430 Wheel Alignment D&R 1
AUTO 1440 Wheel and Tire D&R 1
TRIN
310322
Automotive Technician II 2   AUTO 1800 General Engine Diagnosis 3
AUTO 1810 Computerized Engine Controls D&R 3
AUTO 1820 Ignition Systems D&R 2
AUTO 1830 Fuel, Air Induction and Exhaust Systems 2
AUTO 1840 Emissions Systems D&R 3
AUTO 1850 Engine Related Services 2

RPCC - TEC Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment is when students are enrolled in high school and a College or University at the same time. If the students pass their college classes, they receive dual enrollment credit that may be applied toward their high school diploma or toward a college degree or certificate.

Dual enrollment is advantageous to students because it allows them to get a head start on their college careers. In some cases, the student may even be able to attain an Associate's or equivalent degree shortly before or after their high school graduation. Furthermore, participation in dual enrollment may ease the transition from high school to college by giving students a sense of what college academics are like. In addition, dual enrollment may be a cost-efficient way for students to accumulate college credits because courses are often paid for and taken through the local high school.

Dual Enrollment Fact Sheet
Dual Enrollment Brochure

RPCC - TEC Career Pathways Programs of Study

Career Cluster - A group of career areas that represent a scope of employment which involves grouping occupations from one or more industries that share common skill requirements. Career clusters provide a means of organizing the thousands of career choices for implementation in the school curriculum.

Career Pathway/Areas of Concentration - A sequence of courses in an area of specialty that prepares a student for further education, training, or immediate entry into the workforce.

A Career Pathway Program of Study is a coherent and focused sequence of rigorous academic and career/technical courses, commencing in the ninth grade and including postsecondary education courses that lead to a certificate, diploma, degree and/or work. Career Pathways Programs of Study which are implemented and maintained in partnership among secondary and postsecondary education, business, and employers, represent the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a full range of career opportunities within a pathway - ranging from entry level to management, including technical and professional career specialties.

Ascension High Schools - Career Pathways Programs of Study
  Business, Management & Administration
At the bottom of each Career Pathway Program of Study for each school listed below are tabs for Career Diploma, Basic Core, & Core 4, diploma pathways. To review the courses provided for each diploma pathway click on the tabs.
    Administrative Support (Accounting Concentration)
      Donaldsonville High School
Dutchtown High School
East Ascension High School
St. Amant High School
    Administrative Support (General Office Concentration)
      Donaldsonville High School
Dutchtown High School
East Ascension High School
St. Amant High School
    Business Administration (Accounting Concentration)
      Donaldsonville High School
Dutchtown High School
East Ascension High School
St. Amant High School
    Business Administration (General Office Concentration)
      Donaldsonville High School
Dutchtown High School
East Ascension High School
St. Amant High School
    Business Management (General Office Concentration)
      Donaldsonville High School
  Architecture & Construction
At the bottom of each Career Pathway Program of Study for each school listed below are tabs for Career Diploma, Basic Core, & Core 4, diploma pathways. To review the courses provided for each diploma pathway click on the tabs.
    Drafting
      Donaldsonville High School
Dutchtown High School
East Ascension High School
St. Amant High School
  Finance
At the bottom of each Career Pathway Program of Study for each school listed below are tabs for Career Diploma, Basic Core, & Core 4, diploma pathways. To review the courses provided for each diploma pathway click on the tabs.
    Banking & Finance (Accounting Concentration)
      Donaldsonville High School
Dutchtown High School
East Ascension High School
St. Amant High School
    Banking & Finance (Bank Teller Concentration)
      Donaldsonville High School
Dutchtown High School
East Ascension High School
St. Amant High School
    Banking & Finance (General Office Concentration)
      Donaldsonville High School
Dutchtown High School
East Ascension High School
St. Amant High School
  Health Science
At the bottom of each Career Pathway Program of Study for each school listed below are tabs for Career Diploma, Basic Core, & Core 4, diploma pathways. To review the courses provided for each diploma pathway click on the tabs.
    Nursing (Certified Nursing Assistant)
      Donaldsonville High School
Dutchtown High School
East Ascension High School
St. Amant High School
  Manufacturing
At the bottom of each Career Pathway Program of Study for each school listed below are tabs for Career Diploma, Basic Core, & Core 4, diploma pathways. To review the courses provided for each diploma pathway click on the tabs.
    Welding
      Donaldsonville High School
Dutchtown High School
East Ascension High School
St. Amant High School
  Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
At the bottom of each Career Pathway Program of Study for each school listed below are tabs for Career Diploma, Basic Core, & Core 4, diploma pathways. To review the courses provided for each diploma pathway click on the tabs.
    Drafting
      Donaldsonville High School
Dutchtown High School
East Ascension High School
St. Amant High School

Career Coaching

RPCC supports and promotes Career Coaching in all of its surrounding partnership school systems. The purpose of the Career Coach Program is to empower students to make informed decisions about their career and educational plans and to prepare students for success in postsecondary education and training. The goal is to increase the number of high school graduates who enter postsecondary education, workforce training, or who immediately enter the workforce prepared for success. The Career Coach works with the students most in need of career planning services. The coach will help students define career aspirations through self-assessment and that can enhance their capacity to achieve their educational and financial goals, including technical college, community college, university, apprenticeship, military and workforce training.

  Career Coach Program Brochure
    RPCC Career Coach Programs Partnerships
      Ascension Parish Career Coach Programs
Assumption Career Coach Program
Donaldsonville Career Coach Program
St. James Career Coach Program
St. John Career Coach Program

College Tour

A college tour is composed of a campus visit to a college or university (two or four year) by a prospective student (freshman, transfer, or graduate.) In most cases, a campus visit involves an information session directed by an admissions officer and a walking tour of campus conducted by a student ambassador. Individual students and their families can take a campus visit, with the student and parents often joining other individuals to create a larger group. Counselors and admissions officers often urge students to visit colleges before applying. Students often use their observations from college visits to make a final selection. College tours are usually planned 2 to 4 weeks in advance. Students are encouraged to plan their visit during the school year when classes are in session to get a true sense campus life. A family campus visit can be arranged by calling the school's admissions office.

Contact RPCC Office of Administration at 225.675.5397 to schedule a college tour.

RPCC Admission Application

You have just opened the door to opportunity! RPCC-Technical Education Center has a variety of programs that range in length from one semester to two years, resulting in certificates, technical diplomas, or associates of applied science.

River Parishes Community College is an open admission, SACS-accredited two-year college that offers both technical and academic programming.

To find out more about how to apply at RPCC please click here.

RPCC Financial Aid Assistance

Paying for College
Most college students pay for their education with grants, loans, and scholarships. Before committing to this major life expense, students should learn about sources of college funds. Almost every student will need some source of additional funds for college. Federal Student Aid plays a central and essential role in supporting postsecondary education by providing money for college to eligible students and families.

Student Aid Eligibility
Eligibility for most federal student aid is based on financial need and on several other factors. The most basic eligibility requirements to receive federal student aid are that you must:
  • be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen,
  • have a valid Social Security number,
  • register (if you haven't already) with the Selective Service, if you're a male between the ages of 18 and 25,
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress in college or career school, and
  • show you're qualified to obtain a postsecondary education by
    • having a high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate;
    • passing an approved ability-to-benefit test (if you don't have a diploma or GED certificate, a school can administer a test to determine whether you can benefit from the education offered at that school);
    • completing six credit hours or equivalent course work toward a degree or certificate;
    • meeting other federally approved standards your state establishes; or
    • completing a high school education in a homeschooled setting approved under state law.
Federal Student Aid Programs
Federal Student aid offers the following types of aid to help you pay for your education after high school:
  • Grants - student aid funds that do not have to be repaid (other conditions apply)
  • Federal Work-Study - a part-time work program to earn money while you are in school
  • Federal Loans - student aid funds that you must repay with interest
Applying for Federal Student Aid
Most colleges require all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The form provides the college with information about your family�s financial situation and it is used to determine your eligibility for federal and state financial aid. Loans and grants are distributed according to the information you supply in the FAFSA. The information you provide on the FAFSA is used to t determine what portion of your income and assets you get to keep and what portion you can afford to give toward college tuition. The FAFSA requires current income tax information so it can be filed before January 1 of any given year. Applying for federal student aid is quicker and easier than ever. You can complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov.

Please click here to find out about RPCC Financial Aid Assistance

High School Activities/Events/Programs

STEM Summer Camp
STEM Summer Camp - Application