MORGAN CITY – The Young Memorial Campus here is now part of the South Louisiana Community College family. The realignment of Young Memorial from South Central Louisiana Technical College to SLCC became official July 1.
The realignment is part of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System’s Strategic Sustainability and Growth Plan. The realignment announcement was first made in 2017.
“Throughout this transition, our goal has remained the same – student access and success,” said Dr. Natalie Harder, SLCC Chancellor. “The addition of the Young Memorial Campus along with the college’s current Franklin Campus will bring the number of SLCC campuses in St. Mary Parish to two locations for postsecondary education. This means citizens of St. Mary Parish now have more education and training opportunities available to them.”
Students can choose to study from a number of programs including Business Office Technology, Business Office Administration, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration, Information Technology, Practical Nursing, and Welding. In addition, students can now earn an Associate of General Studies degree at the Young Memorial Campus.
SLCC has been offering non-credit – or short-term – training programs at the Young Memorial campus, the H & B Young Marine and Petroleum Safety Training Center in Morgan City, and the SLCC Maritime and Corporate Training Center in Houma for almost a year. All three locations were part of LCTCS’ realignment plan.
During the first six month of SLCC offering non-credit programs in Morgan City, the number of students taking Marine Operations courses grew to 1000 – a 95% increase in the number of students served in the previous six months.
The Marine Operations program caters to new students, experienced tradesmen in need of refresher courses, and business with unique training needs for its workforce.
A number of safety courses are taught including: rigging, firefighting, personal survival, fall protection, and electrical safety among others. Marine courses taught include: able-bodied seaman, inland towing, knot tying, tankerman, vessel security, and welding among others. Students are able to train on equipment they’ll encounter in the maritime industry. This includes a hydraulic crane, a flashover fire trainer, global maritime distress and safety system lab, and state-of-art radar simulation lab.
To enroll in courses at the Young Memorial Campus, call (985) 380-2957. For Marine Operations courses, call (985) 385-7036.
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South Louisiana Community College is a comprehensive community college that operates campuses in Abbeville, Crowley, Franklin, Lafayette, Morgan City, New Iberia, Opelousas, St. Martinville, and Ville Platte. The college serves more than 13,000 students annually and offers an array of academic programs. Students earn associate degrees, technical diplomas, certificates, industry-based certifications, and high school equivalency diplomas. It is ranked 14th among the Top 100 Associate Degree Producers as determined by Community College Week.