Southern University at Shreveport

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Energy Industry

Aircraft Mechanic

Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance Certificate

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The maintenance technician keeps the aircraft in peak operating condition by performing scheduled maintenance, making repairs and conducting inspections as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Students in the Aerospace Technology Program are expected to pursue aerospace technology courses on a continuous basis. The order of course progression may vary depending on when the student enters the program. Special course scheduling may be necessary to ensure continuity of student training between the academic and technical components. These schedules must be approved by the program director. Students who choose not to pursue the Associate Degree may enroll in the Certificate program to prepare for the FAA license. The technical course requirements are the same as for the Degree, but the academic courses (English, Speech, etc.) are omitted. As with the degree curriculum, course scheduling may vary; depending on student load and need.

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Power Plant Operator

Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance Certificate

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The maintenance technician keeps the aircraft in peak operating condition by performing scheduled maintenance, making repairs and conducting inspections as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Students in the Aerospace Technology Program are expected to pursue aerospace technology courses on a continuous basis. The order of course progression may vary depending on when the student enters the program. Special course scheduling may be necessary to ensure continuity of student training between the academic and technical components. These schedules must be approved by the program director. Students who choose not to pursue the Associate Degree may enroll in the Certificate program to prepare for the FAA license. The technical course requirements are the same as for the Degree, but the academic courses (English, Speech, etc.) are omitted. As with the degree curriculum, course scheduling may vary; depending on student load and need.

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Healthcare Industry

Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant

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The purpose of the Nursing Assistant program is to educate/train individuals to meet the basic care needs of a patient base residing in a long term care facility or setting. In this program, the students will acquire competencies in the provision of activities of daily living (ADLs), bedside care, and basic nursing procedures. Students successfully completing the classroom, skills laboratory, and clinical competencies will be eligible to write the Final Competency Examination. Successful writers will earn a certificate of Completion and will hold the credential “Certified Nursing Assistant”.

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School of Nursing

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The School of Nursing offers a variety of choices for students looking to enter the health care arena. Our nursing career ladder (Nursing Assistant, Practical Nurse, and Registered Nurse) allows us to meet students where they are and guide them to their fullest potential.

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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene A.A.S

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Dental Hygienists are especially knowledgeable about the preventive aspects of dental disease. It’s an especially relevant career as people are living longer and keeping more of their own teeth. In SUSLA’S Dental Hygiene Program, students will be educated in the basic sciences and development of the clinical skills needed to provide preventive dental care to the public.

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Medical Assistant

Dialysis Technician

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Specifically, this professional is trained not only in the maintenance of the dialysis equipment (dialyzer or artificial kidney), but also in the procedures of hemodialysis of patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), commonly known as kidney failure. The Dialysis Technician Program is offered in collaboration with several Dialysis Centers in the Shreveport/Bossier City area. The program is designed as a 2-semester certificate program that provides both academic and clinical experiences in hemodialytic patient care at affiliated dialysis centers. The goal of this program is to provide the health care community of northwest Louisiana with trained and certified dialysis technicians who are prepared to work in hemodialysis facilities and provide appropriate patient care to patients with kidney failure.

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Polysomnographic Technology A.A.S

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Sterile Processing Technician

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Dedicated to excellence in sterile processing and distribution education, the program promotes an environment which fosters the development of a sterile conscience required to safely care for surgical patients, critical thinking, cooperation, teamwork and professionalism; along with technical skills necessary to provide vital support to all patient care areas served by the Central Sterile Processing Management and Distribution Department.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health Information Technology

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Health Information Technology (HIT) professionals are vital to the daily operations management of health information and electronic health records (EHRs). HIT professionals serve the healthcare industry by managing health information essential in the delivery of quality healthcare through the practice of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional medical information. As a HIT professional, you will be responsible for ensuring a patient’s health information and records are complete, accurate, and protected.

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Healthcare Access Associate

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The Healthcare Access Associate serves as a valuable “front line” member of the health information team responsible for performing accurate data capture in an electronic health record environment to facilitate the patient scheduling, admission, and registration process while ensuring both privacy and confidentiality of health information.

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Medical Coding Specialist

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The Health Information Technology Program of Southern University offers a Certificate of Applied Science as a Medical Coding Specialist which prepares students for an entry level position as a coder in an acute care hospital, ambulatory care, physician offices, and other health care settings. Dedicated to quality education and the advancement of best practices, the program promotes the development of technical competencies, critical-thinking, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills in a fostering learning environment. Medical Coding Specialists serve the healthcare industry through the practice of coding, classifying, and indexing diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement purposes, standardization, retrieval, and statistical analysis. If your interests are directed at learning the skills required to review patients' records and assign alphanumeric codes for diagnoses and procedures utilizing the ICD and CPT coding systems then the Medical Coding Specialist is an excellent career choice. Medical Coding Specialists are employed in both traditional and non-traditional healthcare settings.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Licensed Practical Nurse

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The mission of the program is to provide a quality nursing education to students that will prepare them with the knowledge and skills to competently practice basic nursing.
Students are exposed to the types of experiences that facilitate growth of the total person, while allowing them to practice in a variety of health care settings. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination.

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School of Nursing

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The School of Nursing offers a variety of choices for students looking to enter the health care arena. Our nursing career ladder (Nursing Assistant, Practical Nurse, and Registered Nurse) allows us to meet students where they are and guide them to their fullest potential.

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Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technician A.S

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Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT) is health-care professionals skilled in the performance of laboratory procedures, which aid in the diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and maintenance of the health of the patient. They perform a variety of procedures using intricate and sophisticated instrumentation. As a component of the profession of Medical Laboratory Technicians [also known as Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS)], MLTs are vital members of the healthcare team and contribute significantly to the delivery of quality healthcare. With the influx of new laboratory procedures, knowledge, and instrumentation, there is an increasing need for MLTs. The student contemplating the profession should possess such personal attributes as interest in the sciences, self-motivation, dedication, discipline, a strong desire to help people, and must have high moral, academic and ethical standards. Technical standards include manual dexterity and visual acuity (normal color vision).

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Certificate

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The Program prepares students for employment in clinical laboratory facilities, generally under the supervision of the appropriate technologist. The curriculum includes courses concerned with instruction in general education and phlebotomy. Technical skills are acquired through a clinical practicum, which is a competency based system designed to prepare students for the workforce. Upon successful completion of the coursework, Southern University at Shreveport will grant a certificate in phlebotomy education. The student is then eligible to sit for the National Phlebotomy Registry.

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Radiology Technician

Radiologic Technology A.A.S

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The Radiologic Technology program of Southern University offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree, which prepares students for careers in Radiography. Dedicated to excellence in Radiography Education, the program promotes an environment, which fosters the development of critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving, and cooperative learning through a wide range of instructional methods. The Program’s offerings include learning experiences from a variety of disciplines to provide a diverse foundation for science and radiography. By using the classroom and clinical setting as the main thrust for enhancing the learning process, students are prepared to function as qualified radiographers in hospitals, clinics, and physicians’ offices.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapy A.A.S

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Graduates of this program are eligible to take the entry-level examination and upon successful completion of the entry-level exam are eligible to take the advanced level examinations administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care Inc. Successful completion of the entry level exam will award the student with the CRT (Certified Respiratory Therapist) credential which is required before permanent state licensure can be issued.

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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technology A.A.S

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Surgical Technologists are an integral part of the surgical team which includes the surgeon, the anesthesiologist, and the circulating nurse. The surgical technologist assists other surgical team members as needed.

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Public Service Industry

Preschool Teacher

Child Development

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The purpose of the certificate program in child development is to prepare students to seek certification as a Child Development Associate.

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Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice Administration A.A.S

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The degree is offered to students who wish to work in all fields of Criminal Justice with emphasis placed on administration. The program is designed to provide students with the ability, knowledge and skills needed to become professionals within and abroad the communities in which they live and work. In addition, the program is designed for student completion after four (4) consecutive semesters of in depth classroom theory and practical application. The curriculum comprise of seventy-one (71) semester credit hours. Included are thirty-two (32) semester credit hours of general education courses, thirty (30) core major courses, and six (6) related courses to obtain the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice. Emphasis is placed on linkage between classroom theory and practical application of theory in society.

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Criminal Investigator

Criminal Justice Administration A.A.S

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The degree is offered to students who wish to work in all fields of Criminal Justice with emphasis placed on administration. The program is designed to provide students with the ability, knowledge and skills needed to become professionals within and abroad the communities in which they live and work. In addition, the program is designed for student completion after four (4) consecutive semesters of in depth classroom theory and practical application. The curriculum comprise of seventy-one (71) semester credit hours. Included are thirty-two (32) semester credit hours of general education courses, thirty (30) core major courses, and six (6) related courses to obtain the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice. Emphasis is placed on linkage between classroom theory and practical application of theory in society.

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice Administration A.A.S

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The degree is offered to students who wish to work in all fields of Criminal Justice with emphasis placed on administration. The program is designed to provide students with the ability, knowledge and skills needed to become professionals within and abroad the communities in which they live and work. In addition, the program is designed for student completion after four (4) consecutive semesters of in depth classroom theory and practical application. The curriculum comprise of seventy-one (71) semester credit hours. Included are thirty-two (32) semester credit hours of general education courses, thirty (30) core major courses, and six (6) related courses to obtain the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice. Emphasis is placed on linkage between classroom theory and practical application of theory in society.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Technician

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The Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B) is "an individual who has successfully completed a State Bureau of Emergency Medical Service approved training program based on the United States Department of Transportation curriculum for EMT-B, and who has received Louisiana Certification and National Registration". Thus, the proposed EMT-B program will provide students with training in all aspects of pre-hospital basic emergency medical care and life support. The curriculum includes instruction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillation (AID), other Basic Life Support Skills, Spinal Packaging, Airway Management, Patient Assessment, varied aspects of Trauma, and Ambulance Operations

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Paramedic T.D

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The goal of our Paramedic Training Program at SUSLA is to produce competent, entry-level Paramedics to serve in career and volunteer positions in the Northwestern region of Louisiana and beyond. Our program seeks to educate individuals with the desire to become Nationally Certified Paramedics through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) and earn a Technical Diploma in Emergency Medical Care. Candidates are prepared using knowledge derived from the biological sciences, physical sciences, behavioral sciences, and emergency medicine.

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Information Technology Industry

Information Security Analyst

Computer Information Systems Certificate

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In obtaining this certificate, a student will be able to go directly into the workforce into various computer related fields or the student may choose to continue their educational path at a higher institution in Computer Information Systems or Management Information Systems.

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Systems Analyst

Computer Information Systems Certificate

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In obtaining this certificate, a student will be able to go directly into the workforce into various computer related fields or the student may choose to continue their educational path at a higher institution in Computer Information Systems or Management Information Systems.

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Software Developer

Computer Science A.S

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After graduation, students are prepared to work as a junior programmer or they may continue their education in a four-year institution offering a degree in computer science or related field.

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Contact Phone Number

318-670-6000

Address

3050 Martin Luther King Dr
Shreveport, LA 71107
United States