The Upper Iowa Center in Alexandria, LA, opened in 2006, relocating from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The center is located in the Learning Center for Rapides Parish and is part of a consortium of 11 colleges and universities to provide for the educational goals and career development of the citizens of Central Louisiana. The center offers seven majors and three minors on site. Additionally, it can offer courses that when blended with our distance learning programs can lead to a degree in 12 other majors. There are six eight-week terms offered each academic year. All classes are offered at the LCRP in the evenings to minimize disruption to working adult learners. Upper Iowa has articulation agreements with Baton Rouge, Bossier Parish, Delgado, Nunez, River Parishes and LSU-E to assist transfer students. We have also partnered with the Fraternal Order of Police and the Louisiana State Troopers Association.
1410 Neel Kearby Blvd., Suite 125
Alexandria, LA 71303
Phone: 318-484-2184, ext. 121
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday
Although the list is always subject to change, these majors are currently offered at the Alexandria center: (descriptions of the majors)
Certificate programs are available in combination with other UIU educational options. Ask your advisor about certificates in Human Resources Management, Marketing, Organizational Communications or Organizational Leadership.
The UIU Online Program also offers master's degree programs and many of the courses for an undergraduate degree plan. All UIU courses, regardless of how you take them, count toward completion of your degree.
Although the schedule may be subject to change, currently the 2012-13 academic year includes the following terms:
- Term 1 (August 27 - October 21, 2012)
- Term 2 (October 22 -December 16, 2012)
- Term 3 (January 7 - March 3, 2013)
- Term 4 (March 4 - May 5, 2013)
- Term 5 (May 6 - June 30, 2013)
- Term 6 (July 1 - August 25, 2013)
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Tutoring services at the Alexandria Center include the use of a resource center, library and three computer labs on site. A math tutor is available by referral. Students also have access to Smarthinking.com which can be accessed via the Smarthinking link below, while general math and writing resources are available via the Resources link. Please contact the Alexandria Center at 318-484-2184, ext. 121, for more information.
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