Continuing Education


On Campus Healthcare Programs

Nursing Assistant 
SLCC’s short-term Nursing Assistant program trains students to assist people in need of long-term healthcare. Students learn basic nursing skills to meet the physiological, psychosocial, socio-cultural, and spiritual needs of clients in various healthcare environments.  Students receive 80 hours of classroom instruction and 45 hours of hands-on clinical experience. Nursing Assistant training and experience put students on a career pathway to becoming an LPN or other healthcare professional. SLCC's Nurse Assistant program is currently offered at our Lafayette and Morgan City campuses. This 6-week course is an evening class (4 p.m. - 9 p.m.), Monday thru Thursday.

Please send in this downloadable pre-application if you are interested in enrolling in the Nurse Assistant course.

Emergency Medical Technology (EMT)
This 2-part course (EMT I and EMT II) is required for any person seeking to become a nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). The course is based on the 2009 National Education Standards and curriculum. This course was developed for individuals who desire to work in the emergency medical care area. Lectures in the course will provide information on: the emergency medical service system, the role and responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Technician, communication, patient packaging, anatomy, physiology, pathology, patient assessment, airway management and basic cardiac life support, skills in patient assessment, soft tissue injury care, splinting, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, use of supra glottic airways, extrication, and patient movement. For registration, class dates, and additional information, call 337-521-3525 or email

Medical Coding and Billing (classroom)
With SLCC’s short-term course, students learn medical terminology, anatomy, insurance and billing, and coding. In the process, students obtain all the hands-on experience necessary to code medical insurance claims with confidence. By the end of the 12-month course, students are familiar with the CPT manual and the current ICD manual.  This is an in-person course taught at SLCC’s Lafayette Campus.  Call 337-521-9028 or email for class dates and tuition assistance.

Phlebotomy Technician
The Phlebotomy Technician program is a 10-week course (8 classroom + 2 weeks clinical) where you will learn the technical and procedural aspects of basic phlebotomy.  This program will provide you with the information and skills needed to collect blood specimens in a healthcare setting. If you would like to advance your career in healthcare or are interested in starting a career in the medical field, this class is designed for you. Books and a test voucher for your Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) are included in your tuition. To learn more or to receive an application, contact our Workforce Office at 337.521.9028 or

The information pack with enrollment requirements can be downloaded here.

Online Healthcare Courses

Ready to start a career in medical billing and coding or as a pharmacy tech? Our Online Healthcare programs in our Corporate College can help get you on your desired career path – at your convenience. We've partnered with Career Step – a premier provider of online healthcare education – to give our students access to in-demand career training that's entirely online. 

These programs include:

We also provide support to students in these programs. These services include:

  • Certification exam vouchers
  • Access to a live instructor Monday through Friday
  • Student study groups
  • Graduate support services
  • Laptop for classes

Get started today at or call (337) 521-9028.

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