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River Parishes Community College

Academics

Academics at River Parishes Community College

River Parishes Community College, Academic Affairs, includes all technical and transfer credit programs, library services, and college-wide institutional effectiveness. Academic Affairs supports the mission of RPCC through providing leadership, quality service, and instruction that leads to technical certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees for transfer or the workforce.

  1. Academic Calendars
  2. Fall Final Exam Info
  3. Catalogs
  4. Proctored Exams
  5. Louisiana Transfer Degrees
  6. Transfer Resources
  7. RPCC Canvas

Academics

This page covers:

  • Louisiana Transfer Degree programs
  • Associate of Applied Sciences
  • Technical Diplomas
  • Industry Certifications

Transfer Programs

RPCC Catalogs
RPCC Academic Calendars

Degree Programs

Associate of General Studies

The Associate of General Studies degree is a flexible program designed to help students reach their educational or occupational goals. Through this program, students can explore various educational fields before deciding upon a major, or they can design their coursework around specific occupational goals.

 

Associate of Arts/Louisiana Transfer

The Associate of Arts/Louisiana Transfer degree is designed specifically for those students who are planning to transfer to a public, Louisiana university. At RPCC, students pursuing this degree will select a track in either Business, Criminal Justice, Humanities, or Social Sciences. These tracks provide flexibility in course selection and enable students to take classes suited to their intended university majors. Students who complete the degree successfully are guaranteed admission to a public, Louisiana university; junior-level standing; transfer of all 60 non-developmental hours required for the degree; completion of the general education requirement; and equal competition for limited-access programs. Successful completion of this degree does not guarantee admission to every four-year university or degree program, nor does it guarantee that every course taken for the transfer degree will meet specified course requirements of the major.

Associate of Science/Louisiana Transfer

The Associate of Science/Louisiana Transfer degree is designed specifically for those students who are planning to transfer to a public, Louisiana university. Students pursuing this degree will select a track in either Biological or Physical Sciences. These tracks provide flexibility in course selection and enable students to take classes suited to their intended university majors. Students who complete the degree successfully are guaranteed admission to a public, Louisiana university; junior-level standing; transfer of all 60 non-developmental hours required for the degree; completion of the general education requirement; and equal competition for limited-access programs. Successful completion of this degree does not guarantee admission to every four-year university or degree program, nor does it guarantee that every course taken for the transfer degree will meet specified course requirements of the major.

Associate of Science in Teaching

The Associate of Science in Teaching degree is a selective-admission program created for students who wish to teach elementary-grade students, grades 1-5. The AST degree is fully transferable to four-year colleges of education in Louisiana, and successful completion of the degree enables recipients to enter a four-year college of education program with half of their certification requirements complete and all general education requirements met. In addition to general education courses, students will complete two professional education courses that include associated fieldwork experience, and they must pass two parts of the PRAXIS, or teacher certification exam, before graduation.

Interested students should note that they must apply and be admitted to this program in order to earn the degree. Submission of an application does not guarantee admission to the degree program. Students who have not yet applied for admission to the program may still take courses required for the degree.

 

 

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