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Fletcher Technical Community College Prepares Graduates for High-paying Careers

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Fletcher Technical Community College, located less than 12 miles from Houma, is an open-admission, two-year public institution in Schriever. Fletcher's career-oriented training has helped develop the state's workfoce since the college was founded in 1951.

Areas of study include business, nursing and allied health, manufacturing and services technologies such as automotive, electric, marine diesel engines and welding.

Fletcher offers special programs in maritime and petroleum industries, too. The college partnered with industry leaders to develop the associate of applied science degree in Integrated Production Technologies to prepare a sustainable workforce for the energy industry. The Marine Operations program provides specialized Coast Guard-approved classroom instruction and practical training to prepare students to obtain various documents, licenses and endorsements issued by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Fletcher students can also participate in student organizations such as Student Government Association, Phi Beta Lambda American and the American Design and Drafting Association.

A cooperative arrangement with Nicholls State University allows for cross-enrollment programs for both colleges. Dual enrollment at Fletcher is also a benefit available to local high school students.

In addition to the main campus in Schriever, Fletcher Technical Community College has a campus in Houma, which includes an Allied Health Facility and a Louisiana Marine and Petroleum Institute.

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