The skill levels needed in industry no longer are increasing gradually but are expanding at a dramatic rate. Northwest Louisiana Technical College recognizes the critical training and educational needs of business today and we will work to accommodate the educational and training needs of the business community whether it is on site at the business location, a customized training program, or a contracted program on campus.
with room for expansion
including nursing, industrial maintenance, instrumentation, automotive and welding
available classroom space for over 700 students
Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
National Automotive Technicians / Education Foundation (NATEF)
Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology
Several of the Northwest LTC programs follow The National Center for Construction Education and Research curricula and lead to NCCER certifications.
Minden High School is fortunate to offer a diverse dual enrollment program that works closely with several local post-secondary institutions. Students have the opportunity to earn both high school credit and college credit at the same time in the following courses:
Students must meet the requirements of each local post-secondary institution prior to enrolling in the courses.
Minden High School students also have the opportunity to participate in the following activities:
Students have the opportunity to enroll in a Horticulture Program which allows students to operate a small business and run the school’s greenhouse.
Students travel to the local Wildlife and Fisheries Department to take hunter’s safety licensing test.
Students build deer stands and trailers throughout the fall semester which are entered in the Louisiana State Fair and are always auctioned off. Students in this program have won multiple state championships in welding.
Students design and create a variety of wood-working projects such as tables, shelves, home décor, just to name a few, using a variety of modern saw and wood-working equipment.
Students earn an Industry-Based Certificate (IBC) in the areas of Word, Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Access.
The Entrepreneurship Class at Minden High School operates its own screen printing business and provides its services to the student body, staff, and community in the way of providing print screening on t-shirts, tote bags, towels and a host of other items.
Students study first aid as well as go on “ride alongs” with local EMTs at the same time they are working toward their own credentials. Pharmacy Tech students participate in a host of “hands on” projects in the area of pre-pharmacy.
This class has a robotics team that regularly competes in the area of “Bo-Bot” competitions and events. The class also attends field trips to Louisiana Tech University to focus on engineering.
J. L. Jones Elementary has started two new clubs for its students– robotics and horticulture.
The Robotics Club at J. L. Jones Elementary School meets on Fridays. The students use measurement, multiplication, division and science skills while developing teamwork skills. Club seeks to get kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics. Students at J. L. Jones Elementary School compete in the third grade division of the Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit.
The Horticulture Club at Jones was designed to incorporate art, science, technology, and business into the development of vegetable gardens and plant growth. The club is engaged in a number of special projects that correspond with the changing seasons.