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Educational Opportunities

Louisiana offers a variety of institutions that supply a digital media workforce. Below is a list of institutions with their respected programs that provide such a workforce in Louisiana.

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Baton Rouge Community College - Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge Community College offers students a variety of industry-linked programs which prepares students for careers as programmers, technicians, and specialists in the computer science industry.  Degrees offered: Computer Science (AS), Computer Networking (CTS), Computing and Information Systems with concentrations in Application Software Developer, Cloud Computing, and Cyber Security (AAS).

Bossier Parish Community College - Bossier City, LA

Bossier Parish Community College provides quality educational opportunities aligning curriculum with national certifications and preparing students to join tomorrow’s workforce.  Degrees offered: Computer Information Systems (AAS), Cyber Security (AAS), Software Development (AAS), Programming for Digital Gaming (CTS), Software Applications (CTC).

Centenary College - Shreveport, LA

Centenary College offers a minor in computer science" focused on the central principles of problem solving and algorithms as they are applied to diverse fields such as bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, databases, security and computational mathematics. Courses in computer science will provide valuable programming experience".

Central Louisiana Technical Community College - Alexandria, LA

Central Louisiana Technical Community College's Cloud Computing program is designed to provide an opportunity to establish a strong foundation in cloud computing for employment. (AAS)

Delgado Community College - New Orleans, LA

Delgado Community College offers a wide array of computer-oriented programs. Graduates are prepared with modern skill sets most sought out by a variety of  industries. Degrees offered: Computer Information Technology (AAS), Computer Network Technology (AAS), Cloud Computation (AAS), Cloud Computing Foundations (CTC).

Digital Media Institute - Shreveport, LA

The Digital Media Institute at InterTech’s one-year accelerated program model is the only one of its kind in the region and allows students to receive rapid, yet quality training in a professional environment. Programs offered: Digital Animation and VFX, Game Development.

Dillard University - New Orleans, LA

The mission of the Dillard University computer science program is to provide students with knowledge of the design, modeling, analysis, and applications of computer-related systems. Degree offered: Computer Science (BS)

Fletcher Technical Community College - Shriever, LA

Fletcher Technical Community College offers a variety of computer skills courses and is home to the Virtual Research Lab. The VRL creates 3D models and animations of processes, equipment, or structures in the engineering, production, manufacturing, construction, architectural, medical and biological fields. Courses include: Introduction to 3D Modeling and Animation, 3D Modeling and Animation, Computer and Design, Parametric Solid Modeling.

Grambling State University (GSU) - Grambling, LA

GSU is one of the country’s top producers of African American graduates and the top producer of Computer Information Science grads in Louisiana. Degree Offered: Computer Science (BS)

Louisiana Christian University

Louisiana Christian University degree programs train students in science, technology, mathematics, and computer technology, preparing them for a variety of careers including the health care profession, scientific research, and education. Degrees include: Computer Science/Web Systems (BA) and  Computer Science (BS)

Louisiana Delta Community College - Monroe, LA

Louisiana Delta Community College has created a collection of programs designed to meet the increasing demand for entry-level computer programmers. Degrees offered: Computer Science (AAS), Full Stack Cloud Developer (AAS), Information Technology (AAS)

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Louisiana State University - Alexandria, LA

Students in this concentration at Louisiana State University at Alexandria will develop solid computer programming skills and understand appropriate uses of modern computing techniques. Degree offered: Mathematics with concentration in Computer Science (BS)

Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA

Louisiana State University is the flagship university for Louisiana, supporting land, sea and space grant research. Degrees Offered: Computer Science (BS). Systems Science (MS), Doctoral Program

Louisiana State University - Eunice, LA

Louisiana State University at Eunice's Computer Information Technology Program offers specific areas of study including System Analysis & Design, Computer Programming in Object-Oriented Environments, IT Project Management, Computer Networking and Security, and Web Design and Development, as well as Computer Support Specialist. (AAS)

Louisiana State University In Shreveport (LSUS) - Shreveport, LA

Since opening its classrooms to students in 1967, LSUS has become the regional urban comprehensive university in the Shreveport-Bossier metropolitan area. Degrees Offered: Computer Science (BS), Computer Information Systems (BS), Computer Systems Technology (MS)

Louisiana Tech University - Ruston, LA

Students in the Computer Science program at Louisiana Tech learn algorithm design, programming techniques, and state-of-the-art concepts in computer systems. Degrees Offered: Computer Science (BS), Computer Science (MS), Computational Analysis Modeling (Ph.D)

Loyola University - New Orleans, LA

Loyola is committed to giving students the tools needed to “plan, create, deploy, analyze, and improve the systems on which the world runs”. Degrees offered: Computer Information Systems (BS), Computer Science (BS), Computer Science with Game Programming (BS), and Computer Science with Cybersecurity (BS).

McNeese State University (MSU) - Lake Charles, LA

Founded in 1939, MSU is the university of choice for almost 9,000 students. Degrees Offered: Computer Information Technology (AS), Computer Science (BS), Mathematical Sciences with concentration in Computer Science (MS).

Nicholls State University (NSU) - Thibodaux, LA

Nicholls State University has the oldest undergraduate program in computer science in the State of Louisiana. Degree Offered: Computer Science (BS)

Northshore Technical Community College - Lacombe, LA

Northshore Technical Community College provides students the opportunity to  earn a degree or various certifications through the Information Systems Technology Program. (AAS)

Northwestern State University (NSU) - Natchitoches, LA

Northwestern was the first institution in Louisiana to gain 100 percent accreditation of all eligible academic programs. Degree Offered: Computer Information Systems (BS)

Nunez Community College - Chalmette, LA

Nunez Community College offers several programs designed to provide students training in information technology. Programs include: Software Development, Cloud Computing Foundations. Nunez also has a partnership program with the Digital Media Institute giving students the opportunity to attend an  accelerated one-year certificate program in Digital Animation and Visual Effects on campus.

River Parishes Community College - Gonzales, LA

The River Parishes Community College System Administration Program is a 60-credit hour program where emphasis is placed on Cloud Computing, analyzing system logs, applying system updates, updating user accounts, troubleshooting problems, and ensuring uptime. (AAS)

South Louisiana Community College - Lafayette, LA

From software development to digital media design, South Louisiana Community College prepares students to design, develop, and test business application software using various leading programming languages. Degrees offered: Application Software Development (AAS), Digital Media Design (AAS and TD), Information Technology (AAS and TD).

Southeastern Louisiana University (SELU) - Hammond, LA

Both Computer Science and Industrial Technology have had a long and successful history at Southeastern. These two programs have been merged together to increase opportunities for students, to experience both computing and technological studies and their applications. Degrees Offered: Computer Science (BS), Integrated Science and Technology (MS)

Southern University - New Orleans, LA

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems program at Southern University at New Orleans provides students with “a foundation in the dual functional areas of business and computing technologies,  thus enabling graduates to pursue both technical and managerial careers in all types of organizations, both public and private”. Degrees offered: Computer Information Systems (BS), Computer Information Systems (MS).

Southern University - Shreveport, LA

Southern University-Shreveport offers a variety of different computer-based programs that allow a student to go directly into the workforce in various computer-related fields following graduation. Programs offered: Computer Information Systems (CAS), Computer Networking Technology (CAS), Computer Science (AS), Web Development (CAS).

Southern University And A&M College - Baton Rouge, LA

The Department of Computer Science promotes academic excellence through counseling and scholarly activities that encompass courses of study that provide the foundation necessary for graduate work, professional training and advancement, and a successful career as a scientist. Degrees Offered: Computer Science (BS), Computer Science (MS)

Sowela Technical Community College - Lake Charles, LA

SOWELA Technical Community College  programs will give students the opportunity to train in computer hardware and operating systems with a concentration in Cybersecurity Operations, Cloud Computing, Software, or Networking. Degree offered: Information Systems Technology (AAS)

Tulane University - New Orleans, LA

Tulane University is committed to establishing a computer science program that provides outstanding curricular offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels, populated by faculty who are internationally recognized for their research on applications of computer science to related disciplines.

University Of Louisiana At Lafayette (UL Lafayette) - Lafayette, LA

UL Lafayette has a long history in computer science education. The first course in Computer Science was offered by Dr. James Oliver in 1969. The very first student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) was started on the UL Lafayette campus. Degrees Offered: Computer Science (BS), Computer Science (MS), Computer Engineering (MS)

University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM) - Monroe, LA

The ULM Department of Computer Science seeks to serve ULM students, as well as the universities professional, business, and governmental constituencies; and the community as a whole. Degree Offered: Computer Science (BA)

University of New Orleans (UNO) - New Orleans, LA

The central focus of the UNO Computer Science Department is to provide quality, innovative, baccalaureate and graduate education that emphasizes established fundamentals. Degrees Offered: Computer Science (BS), Computer Science (MS), Doctoral Program in Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Xavier University - New Orleans, LA

The Department of Physics, Computer Science, and Engineering at Xavier University is home to engineers and scientists who study and conduct research in a wide range of multidisciplinary science and high-tech fields. Degrees offered: Computer Science (BS), Computer Information Systems (BS), Computer Science with Dual Degree in Computer Engineering (BS).

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Entertainment Software Association (ESA)

The Entertainment Software Association serves as the voice and advocate for the video game industry. Their mission is to expand and protect the dynamic worldwide marketplace for video games.

International Game Developers Association - New Orleans (IGDA-NOLA)

The largest non-profit membership organization serving individuals that create video games.

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