Fletcher Technical Community College (Fletcher) has entered into an articulation agreement with Delgado Community College to offer several Allied Health programs with a seamlessly transition in the following programs: Dietetic Technician, Medical Coding, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Ophthalmic Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapy Technician, Radiation Therapy, Funeral Service Education and Radiologic Technology. This agreement will allow students at Fletcher Technical Community College to begin their education at Fletcher and complete it seamlessly at Delgado Community College. This agreement will expand many educational opportunities for students in Allied Health programs at Fletcher Technical Community College. The College is excited about the avenues that this articulation agreement opens for Fletcher students.
“Fletcher Technical Community College is excited to partner with our sister institution Delgado Community College to expand career options in Allied Health Fields,” said Fletcher Chancellor Kristine Strickland. “Our goal at Fletcher is to provide our community with access to affordable training and education that will lead to high wage, high demand jobs.”
“As healthcare needs in our State grow, our partnership with Delgado will allow students to access the finest in education and training right here in our Region,” Strickland said. “This program will allow members of our community to be educated, trained and employed right here in the Bayou Region. It is through this partnership that we can leverage our resources for the greater good of our community.”
“Delgado Community College is very pleased to be able to offer this exciting new range of opportunities in the Allied Health professions for students from the Bayou Region of Louisiana,” said Delgado Chancellor Joan Davis. “As a longtime leader in providing education that leads to rewarding careers in these professions, Delgado will now be better positioned to make a difference in more people’s lives than we ever have before.”
“Our local and regional communities will be healthier, wealthier and wiser as Delgado teams up with Fletcher Technical Community College to broaden access to professional education in healthcare, and to the jobs and other benefits that come with a better-educated workforce,” Davis said.
Pictured at the signing ceremony on May 12 at Delgado Community College, from left. Bottom row: Fletcher Chancellor Kristine Strickland, Delgado Chancellor Joan Davis. Top row: Sonia Clarke, dean of nursing and allied health, Fletcher; Tandra LeMay, associate vice chancellor for workforce, IPT and technical education, Fletcher; Regina Verdin, vice chancellor for academic affairs, Fletcher; Kathleen Curphy, vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost, Delgado; Harold Gaspard, dean of allied health, Delgado; Cheryl Myers, executive dean and dean of nursing, Delgado Charity School of Nursing.
About Fletcher Technical Community College
Fletcher Technical Community College resides in the bustling south Louisiana Bayou region. The college is a student-friendly center of learning, committed to ensuring the learning experience is one that will benefit its students post-graduation. As Houma/ Schriever/Thibodaux's only technical community college, it fosters significant strategic partnerships with business and industry and offers high quality academic and workforce training programs aligned with the region's economy.
About Delgado Community College
Founded in 1921, Delgado Community College is Greater New Orleans’ largest higher education institution and Louisiana’s oldest and largest community college. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and by industry organizations, Delgado provides students with the most comprehensive array of education and training services available in the Greater New Orleans region. The College’s 35 associate degree programs; 84 certificate, technical competency area, and technical diploma programs; and more than 200 non-credit courses enable Delgado to meet the needs of every type of student, regardless of entry point, educational goal, or career aspiration. More than 25,000 students are served each semester.