What new classes/programs do you have on the horizon for 2022?
Provost and Senior VP of Academic Affairs
Starting in January of 2022, Xavier will offer a Bachelor of Science in Robotics and Mechatronic Engineering degree program, a four-year program designed to address the need for diverse and modern engineers in a rapidly growing field with multidisciplinary applications across varied industries. The program will focus on the fundamentals needed to design intelligent systems and products that combine mechanization and control. Graduates will be valuable in numerous industries, including aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, communications, defense, electronics and healthcare.
Tony S. Cook, M.A.
Director of Communications and Marketing
Delgado Community College
In 2022, graduates of our culinary arts program will find exciting career opportunities as the regional economy begins recovering from the pandemic. In allied health — where we educate many of those on the front lines of the COVID-19 response and regional healthcare in general — our respiratory care technology program leads to excellent employment opportunities, and credits are transferable to a four-year program. Graduates receive of the two-year program are eligible to take the national credentialing exams — which they typically pass with flying colors.
Dr. Cherie Kay LaRocca
Vice Chancellor for Education, Training and Student Success
Nunez Community College
Nunez Community College offers a variety of programs and classes to help students achieve their goals. We offer short-term credentials that can be used in the workforce, alongside associate degrees and transfer credits that can be applied to a four-year university. Our high-demand programs include nursing, process technology, coastal studies, GIS technology, emergency medical service education, and industrial maintenance. Nunez also offers the only aerospace manufacturing technician program in the state of Louisiana.
Dean, A. B. Freeman School of Business
At the graduate level we will continue our focus on building innovative offerings in the areas of analytics, energy and entrepreneurship. At the undergraduate level, we are planning to launch a new series of classes for non-business students to gain a solid foundation in business disciplines and earn a new business minor. We believe business is the connecting hub for great collaborations. We also see opportunities to introduce new online graduate degree programs that build on what we’re doing on campus to offer great flexibility and value to the vast population of working professionals.