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    Louisiana Delta Community College
   
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 College Catalog

College History, Mission, and Philosophy


History

Louisiana Delta Community College is an open-admissions college that offers two-year degree programs, technical diplomas, certificates, and courses for personal or professional growth. Louisiana Delta Community College was created by the Louisiana Legislature through Act 1369 of the 1997 Regular Session and Act 151 of the 1998 First Extraordinary Session in the area of the Monroe Regional Planning and Economic Development District, an area in northeast Louisiana covering the Mississippi Delta. The institution is managed by the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) with Dr. Barbara Hanson serving as Chancellor. Delta held its inaugural semester of classes in Fall 2001.

Since it began offering classes in 2001, Louisiana Delta Community College has consistently ranked among the best in the nation in student satisfaction. Summer 2009, Louisiana Delta Community College was accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.

The year 2010 marked a growth spurt and expansion for the college. In June, the construction for Louisiana Delta Community College’s new home was complete. Sitting just under 70 acres of land, the main building, the Louisiana Purchase Building stands complete with 128,000 sq. ft. When determining the potential name of the building, the thought was to have it reflect the history and tradition of the state. Unbeknownst to anyone, was that the problems the state faced in purchasing the land would lead them all the way back to the Louisiana Purchase in 1804. It took 4-5 months to get the issue resolved and the pertinent document needed to do so, was found in the National Archives in Washington, DC. It was said jokingly, that the building should be named “The Louisiana Purchase Building” because of the difficulty surrounding the purchase, but after the laughter subsided, it was deemed the perfect idea. The Advanced Technology Center proudly resides beside it with 28,000 sq. ft. In Fall 2010 students began classes in a place that is technology driven and their needs at the heart of the operation.

July 2010 witnessed the first consolidation Louisiana Delta Community College would see. LA Delta merged with Louisiana Technical College at Tallulah and Louisiana Technical College at Lake Providence. The second round of consolidations would come later in July 2012. At that time, LA Delta merged with the five campuses (Bastrop, Farmerville, Ruston, West Monroe, and Winnsboro) of Northeast Louisiana Technical College and LiteracyLINC, the adult education program. The college’s name remained Louisiana Delta Community College with the city indicating specific campuses. LiteracyLINC came under the Workforce Development program and its name became “DeltaLINC”.

Together, these campuses and DeltaLINC form a powerhouse of offerings for neighboring students and businesses. We pride ourselves on the ability to offer small classes, one-to-one instruction from faculty, and a friendly, supportive staff. We are also an affordable educational option; creating an environment that makes it possible for our students to succeed, no matter what the educational background may be.

At Louisiana Delta Community College, the goal of excellence is always the target. That’s why our motto is: ”More than just a place.

 

Mission

Louisiana Delta Community College, an open-admissions, comprehensive community college, provides the citizens of northeast Louisiana with affordable and accessible high quality educational programs, services, and modern workforce training. Supported by the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, a dedicated faculty and staff fulfill this mission through their commitment to student achievement, academic excellence, lifelong learning, and the use of current technology.

 

Philosophy

Louisiana Delta Community College maintains an educational environment that promotes integrity and critical inquiry in students, encourages the achievement of students’ full potential, fostering within them a keen desire for lifelong learning in an intellectually stimulating atmosphere.