The Office of Carl D. Perkins Program is located in South Hall, Room 119. Office hours are:
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m - 4:30 p.m. (Monday-Thursday)
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Friday)

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

About Perkins

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. Grant funds are used to provide supplementary services to designated associate degree programs. The academic instruction combined with the occupational skills training these students receive, helps prepare them for the transition to higher education and to enter the workforce with "job ready" skills in a technologically advanced society.

Perkins at NSU

NSU currently has two Perkins career and technical education state approved associate degree programs in place:

  • Associate of Science in Nursing
  • Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology

NSU Dual Enrollment Program - NSU in partnership with participating high schools is pleased to offer courses for college credit for selected high school students. In an effort to provide a unique opportunity, 11th and 12th grade students may earn college credit while enrolled in courses taught by their high school teacher. Students may also enroll in online courses directly through Northwestern or in traditional courses on NSU's campus.

Julie Longlois, Program Coordinator
Phone: (318) 357-5721
Fax: (318) 357-6978