Graduates earn 1,923 degrees, certificates from Northwest Louisiana Technical College


About 23.8 percent of the 1,923 degrees and certificates handed out by Northwest Louisiana Technical College in 2017-18 were to students in precision production programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Minden conferred 458 certificates in precision production programs.

But the single most popular program was for a certificate in welding technology/welder. Data shows the school gave out 453 certificates in welding technology/welder, followed by 331 certificates in instrumentation technology/technician and 224 certificates in automobile/automotive mechanics technology/technician.

The college enrolled 1,130 students for 2017-18, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Associates degrees
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Welding Technology/Welder
-
453
453
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
-
5
5
Precision Production total
-
458
458
23.8
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
-
224
224
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
-
94
94
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
-
44
44
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
-
34
34
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
-
-
-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
-
396
396
20.6
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
-
209
209
Health Aide
-
102
102
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide
-
42
42
Health Professions and Related Programs total
-
353
353
18.4
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
6
331
337
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
-
12
12
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
6
343
349
18.1
Electrician
-
146
146
Carpentry/Carpenter
-
28
28
Construction Trades total
-
174
174
9.1
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation
-
83
83
Transportation and Materials Moving total
-
83
83
4.3
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
3
44
47
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
3
44
47
2.4
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
-
25
25
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
-
8
8
Barbering/Barber
-
1
1
Personal and Culinary Services total
-
34
34
1.8
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
-
24
24
Computer and Information Sciences, General
-
5
5
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
-
29
29
1.5
Child Care Provider/Assistant
-
-
-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
-
-
-
-

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