It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Louisiana Technical College, Lafayette Campus website. We are confident that as you view this site you will become impressed with all that our Region and the eight campuses have to offer. Be it an Associate Degree in Accounting Technology, tailored Customized Trainings to suit your company's needs, or any of our dozens of other offerings, we are confident that you will find that we are indeed 21st Century - World-Class Technology In Your Own Backyard.'
For decades our mission has been, and still is, focused on providing outstanding training and education that enhances the quality of life of those in our region, across our state, and beyond.
We invite you to visit any of our campus and join with us towards a partnership in training and continuing education.
Regional Director/Lafayette Campus Dean
Lafayette Regional Institute was chartered and authorized by ACT 208 of June 30, 1973. The name of the school was changed to Lafayette Regional Vocational Technical School on July 15, 1982 and to Lafayette Regional Vocational Technical Institute in July 1983. In February 1990, the name was changed to Lafayette Regional Technical Institute. It received its present name of Louisiana Technical College, Lafayette Campus July 1995, when Louisiana State Department of Education and Vocational Education placed all postsecondary technical schools under the Louisiana Technical College System. On July 1, 1999, the college was placed under the governing auspices of the Board of Supervisors for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.
Although Acadiana Technical College, Lafayette Campus operates as one campus, the Aviation Maintenance Technology program is housed in a hangar at the Lafayette Regional Airport at 205 Shepard Drive, Lafayette, LA 70508. The main campus is situated on a 20.9 acre site and was constructed at a cost of five (5) million dollars. It is located at 1101 Bertrand Drive in the parish of Lafayette, but serves citizens of parishes throughout the state.
Students were first enrolled in the college on November 27, 1978, in the Office Occupations program. These were followed by other programs as they were approved.
Initially, only certificates and technical diplomas were issued as exit points for the programs offered. In 1998, the governing board approved the Associate of Applied Technology exit. Lafayette Campus offered this degree in Accounting Technology, Computer Specialist (Support), Early Childhood Education, Graphic Communications/Desktop Publishing, Hotel/Hospitality, Industrial Electronics Technology, Medical Laboratory Technician, Office Systems Technology and Network Specialist. The AAT degree was discontinued by the system at the end of the Spring Semester, 2004, with those programs offering this exit reverting back to a technical diploma exit.
In the fall of 2005, the Associate of Applied Science Degree was approved for the Technical College System and included general education courses that were articulated with all other colleges and universities in the state. This time, the campus began offering the AAS degree in Accounting Technology, Automotive Technology (Pending), Aviation Maintenance Technology, Clinical Laboratory Technician (formerly Medical Laboratory Technician), Care and Development of Young Children, Culinary Arts and Occupations, Drafting and Design Technology, Graphic Communications/Desktop Publishing, Hospitality/Tourism-Guest Services Agent, Information and Communication Technology: Computer Network Specialist, Information and Communication Technology: Computer/Networking Support, Office Systems Technology, Network Specialist, and Surgical Technology.