Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • So what is the Learning Center?

    The Learning Center is the only consortium of postsecondary institutions of its kind in the state of Louisiana.

  • What kind of classes can you take at the Learning Center?

    Our course offerings range from developmental courses and technical certifications through graduate degrees. We offer a variety of degree programs, including pharmacy technician, nursing, criminal justice, radiologic science, social work, respiratory therapy, and several others

  • What is the cost for attending the Learning Center?

    We are a consortium of colleges and universities, not a degree granting institution. The cost and any requisites for entering a degree program are determined on the individual institution’s level.

  • Does the Learning Center offer the same programs as LSUA and LC? Why do we need another college or university?

    The programs offered at the Learning Center for Rapides Parish do not duplicate programs at other local institutions. Those institutions work with the Learning Center to determine what program will be offered and what institutions will offer them. The Learning Center is in central Louisiana to fill the educational gaps in a cost-effective manner.

  • I've wanted to go back and get my masters, but how can I do that and work?

    Many of our courses are geared toward the non-traditional student. We have a number of late afternoon and evening courses, many of which meet one day a week. Some of the coursework is also available through online classes.

  • How do I find out what courses are being offered next semester?

    The courses are listed on our website at A printed schedule is available each semester as well.

  • What is compressed video? How does it work, and is it an effective way of teaching a class?

    In a compressed video classroom, the instructor teaches the course from one location and is seen via real time video by students in other locations. The classrooms have video cameras and monitors, as well as microphones, for total interaction with the teacher at all times. It is a very effective way for students to take a class that might otherwise only be offered on the institution’s main campus.

  • If I complete a degree program at the Learning Center, will it be indicated anywhere on the degree?

    No. Again, students will receive their degrees from the college or university through which the coursework was completed.

  • If a degree program is not offered here that I want, could you get it out here?

    We are always adding new programs at the Learning Center. If you have a specific request, let us know. We will work to see what demand there is for such a degree program in central Louisiana and will determine whether we can meet that need.

  • How do I apply for admission and register for classes?

    The Learning Center holds periodic information sessions. Representatives from most of the institutions offering undergraduate programs participate in the events and are available to help you register or address any other questions you may have. You can also contact the individual schools to register for classes through them.

  • I am interested in renting space for a function. How do I do that?

    Room request forms are available online. Fee schedule not available online, but upon request. You can also call at (318) 484-2184, ext. 122 to reserve a room.

  • Do I need to take the GRE to get into a graduate program?

    Schools and programs have different entrance requirements. Contact the individual school to determine their requirements.