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  Feb 25, 2018
2016-2017 College Catalog

How to Read the Programs of Study

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How to Read the Programs of Study

LDCC programs of study are designed to create pathways to success for our students.  In each you will find a listing of courses that often have prerequisites and corequisites.  Through advising you will understand the sequential manner in which the courses are listed.  In many of our programs you will find additional exit points such as Technical Competency Areas (TCA), Certificates of Technical Studies (CTS), Technical Diplomas (TD), and our highest level of credential - Associate Degrees.  Students may take the option to complete any or all credentials listed under any program of study.  However, many credentials are stackable.  Often accomplishing a higher level credential requires the completion of a combination of lower level credentials.  Also in each program of study you will find a listing of lecture, lab, total credit hours, and total clock hours for each course.  LDCC adheres to a “collegiate hour” in regard to clock hours.  Therefore the time spent in lecture or lab equals a minimum of 750 minutes for each credit pursued.


Statewide Common Course Numbering

In 2009 Act 356 required implementation of a statewide common course numbering system “to facilitate program planning and the transfer of students and course credits between and among institutions.” Understanding the significance of determining course equivalences as critical to developing and maintaining a statewide common course numbering system, the Board of Regents brought together faculty representatives from all of the public colleges and universities starting in the fall of 2011 to discuss this initiative. The Faculty worked to establish common course content to be covered for each course included on the Matrix.

Each course is identified by a four-character “rubric” (i.e. prefix or department abbreviation) and a four-digit number. Each rubric begins with “C” to signify that it is a state “Common” number; therefore you will see the common course number appear in the LDCC catalog beside the name of the LDCC course that is equivalent to the common course. Lectures and corresponding Labs are in the same number group, differentiated by credit value. 

All course identifiers correspond to course descriptors listed in the Statewide Course Catalog, published by the Louisiana Board of Regents with direct Faculty input. The Statewide Course Catalog (see document below) is comprised of the academic courses for which there is statewide agreement among discipline faculty representatives as to the minimum course content to be covered so that a student completing the course will be ready for the next course for which it is a prerequisite in a sequence or curriculum.


Programs of Study Abbreviations

AALT      Associate of Arts Louisiana Transfer

AAS        Associate of Applied Science

AGS       Associate of General Studies

AS           Associate of Science

ASLT      Associate of Science Louisiana Transfer

ASN       Associate of Science in Nursing

CGS        Certificate of General Studies

CTS         Certificate of Technical Studies

TCA        Technical Competency Area

TD           Technical Diploma


Course Descriptions

Click on a course to see the course’s description. Further course information can be found by visiting Louisiana Delta Community College’s Master Syllabi page.


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