River Parishes Community College is conducting registration for its two newest additions, the culinary and cosmetology programs.

Courses for both programs will be held at the St. James Career and Technical Center in Lutcher starting on Jan. 7. Students in this program have the option of taking four classes in one of two sessions, from 7:30 to 10:10 a.m. or from 11:45 a.m. to 2:05 p.m. The classes will be held five days a week.

The first semester of courses in each program lead to a technical competency area, with additional courses added as the students progress through the program. The programs eventually will lead to a technical diploma.

For additional information about the programs or registration contact the River Parishes Community College Technical Education Center at (225) 675-5397.