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
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Precision Production total
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians total
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide
Health Professions and Related Programs total
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields total
Construction Trades total
Construction/Heavy Equipment/Earthmoving Equipment Operation
Transportation and Materials Moving total
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Personal and Culinary Services total
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total