South Louisiana Community College

South Louisiana Community College

“Know. Know How.”
320 Devalcourt
Lafayette, LA 70506
Telephone: (337) 521-9000
Type Community College
President Dr. Natalie Harder, Chancellor
Color(s) Navy, gold, and white
Accreditation SACS/COC

South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) was established in 1997 to provide academic and vocational training to the people of the Lafayette, Acadia, Evangeline, St. Landry, St. Martin, Vermilion, and St. Mary parishes.[1]

In July 2012, SLCC merged with the Acadiana Technical Colleges, thereby making SLCC a comprehensive community college with campuses in eight parishes. It is one of the largest community colleges in Louisiana with more than 7,000 students enrolled and is a leader in training Louisiana’s workforce. SLCC awards associate degrees, transfer degrees, technical diplomas and certifications. Students can choose from a variety of academic programs such as criminal justice, business technology, industrial technology and general studies. More than 30 technical programs are offered in areas including healthcare, business, nursing, welding, automotive repair, midwifery, and civil surveying.

South Louisiana Community College is the only college in the state to offer an associate degree in midwifery and technical diploma in nondestructive testing. SLCC recently received approval from the Louisiana Nursing Board and Louisiana Board of Regents to offer a Registered Nursing program. This program will be an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) and is scheduled to begin in Spring 2014 with 40 students.

Schools of Choice

Lafayette Parish School System (LPSS) added a "School of Choice"[2] called the Early College Academy[3] in 2008, which gives high school students (grades 9-12) a chance to graduate with a high school diploma as well as a two-year associate degree in the field of their choice. Students take all courses on the campus of South Louisiana Community College, and most school days begin at noon and end around 6 p.m.

It is the only school of its kind in the state of Louisiana.


  1. Amber D. Walker, "Louisiana Community Colleges"
  2. Schools of Choice, "ECA"
  3. ECA, "About ECA"

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