Welcome from the Chancellor

Welcome to Central Louisiana Technical Community College. We've been training the workforce of Central Louisiana since 1938, as a vo-tech, trade school, and technical college. Today, more than 70 years later, we have become a comprehensive, two-year technical and community college with more than 20 academic and career training programs. Our programs are designed to prepare students to go directly into the workforce or transfer to a four-year university.

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Central Louisiana Technical Community College is part of the Louisiana Community & Technical College System and an integral player in "Building the Workforce of Tomorrow," which is the system's aggressive, six-year plan known as "Our Louisiana 2020."

It contains six major goals — double the number of graduates to 40,000 annually, double the annual earnings of graduates to $1.5 billion, quadruple student transfers to four-year universities to 10,000 annually, double the number of students served to 325,000 annually, quadruple partnerships with business and industry to 1,000 annually, and double the foundation assets to $50 million.

These goals don’t just benefit LCTCS. Doubling the number of graduates from technical and community colleges means a more educated and skilled workforce in Central Louisiana. It means more people in jobs and a lower unemployment rate. These goals translate into a boost in the economy for everyone by increasing earning power of graduates with programs in high-demand, high-wage fields.

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Louisiana Legislature passes Acts 208, which reorganized state trade schools and increased their number from 33 to 53, and companion bill Act 209, which provided funds for the expansion of post-secondary vocational-technical education that was authorized in Act 208. Together they allowed for a vocational-technical school to be placed within a 25-mile driving distance for any citizen requiring vocational training. An initial $100 million in capital outlay investment provided up-to-date facilities.


The campuses were first accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Occupational Education Institutions (SACS/COEI) from January 1974 through December 1995.


COEI division withdrew from SACS in December 1995 and was reorganized as the Council on Occupational Education (COE). The campuses have been accredited by COE from January 1996 to present.


A constitutional amendment establishes Louisiana's post-secondary technical education. At this point it is governed by the Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors appointed by the governor. CLTC established 36 programs, serving about 1,600 students per semester. It comprised one main campus, six branches, one extension and seven instructional service centers.


Act 506 of the 2005 Regular Legislative Session proposes a reorganization of the Louisiana Technical College to consist of eight Regional Education Centers. LCTCS adopts the 21st Century Model for the Delivery of Technical Education effective July 1, 2006.


Central Louisiana Technical Community College as we know it today begins to take shape. It became CLTCC during the regular 2012 legislative session with Act 760, which combined the six technical colleges in the region and increased course offerings. It became a two-year public technical community college associate degrees, certificates and diplomas that prepare individuals for high-demand occupations.