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The Office of Carl D. Perkins Program is located in Dodd Hall, Room 110. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Friday. The University closes at noon on Friday.
Program Coordinator: Julie Longlois
Phone: (318) 357-5721
Fax: (318) 357-5573
In July 2003, the Office of Carl D. Perkins Program was reassigned within the university structure to the Office of Electronic and Continuing Education. This office may be reached at 318-357-6355 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The President signed the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 into law on August 12, 2006. The new Act will provide an increased focus on the academic achievement of career and technical education students, strengthen the connections between secondary and postsecondary education, and improve state and local accountability.
Read the law: Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-270) PDF (187K)
Perkins at NSU
Northwestern currently has two career and technical education approved Associate Degree programs in place:
Louisiana Early Start Program - In an effort to provide increased opportunities for college-bound students, 11th and 12th grade students have an opportunity to participate in a dual enrollment program with Northwestern State University. As a program participant, students can earn high school credit and college credit simultaneously while in the familiar environment of their high schools. Through this program, college courses are presented at the high school campus, online at the high school in partnership with the Louisiana Virtual School, or directly through NSU.