LOUISIANA NOTARY CLASS: A 65-hour course to prepare students for the Louisiana notary exam will begin March 3 at Southern University New Orleans. The class will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through May 30. The state notary exam will be June 6. The cost for the class is $400. For information and to make a payment, call (504) 284-5512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DELGADO SECOND START: Full-credit courses taught over eight weeks instead of 16 will begin March 16 at Delgado Community College. Registration is open through March 13, so students still have time to apply for financial aid, take a placement test if necessary and enroll for March classes.
Second Start courses are compressed and move at a quicker pace, similar to a summer term. Successful students are prepared to start working on the first day of class.
Classes are typically core courses that appeal to a variety of student majors. Current, former and new Delgado students may enroll through Second Start as long as individual course prerequisites are met.
Registration is via LoLA. Financial aid and admission applications are still being accepted, and placement tests are available. Students can pay their tuition and fees with an installment plan.
Delgado is one of the nation’s fastest-growing public two-year colleges with enrollments of at least 10,000 students, according to a recent special report in the publication Community College Week. Delgado is No. 22 on the publication’s 2014 list.
The list was compiled from an analysis of U.S. Department of Education data for fall 2012 and fall 2013. In that period, Delgado experienced 3.3 percent growth in student enrollment, from 18,096 to 18,698.
The list includes students enrolled in for-credit programs only. It does not include students involved in workforce development initiatives. Delgado has about 15,000 additional students who fit that description..