Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Moving Lives Forward. Choose Nunez.


Elaine P. Nunez Community College
A Comprehensive Community College

Chalmette, Louisiana
A Member of the Louisiana Community & Technical College System

Nunez Community College Catalog 2023-2024
Volume 32

Equal Opportunity Statement

Elaine P. Nunez Community College adheres to the equal opportunity provisions of federal civil rights laws and regulations that are applicable to this agency. Therefore, no one will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, or national origin (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964); gender (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972); or disability (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) in attaining educational goals and objectives and in the administration of personnel policies and procedures. Anyone with questions regarding this policy may contact the Director of Human Resources in the Administration Building at 3710 Paris Road or by calling 504-278-6418.

This Catalog supersedes all catalogs previously published. Policies, regulations, and procedures contained herein were in effect as the publication went to press. The College reserves the right to make administrative and policy changes regarding any items published in this catalog. Changes will be posted in the catalog section of the College’s website at

Nunez Community College Executive Officers

Tina Tinney, Ed.D, Chancellor
Cherie Kay LaRocca, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Education, Training, and Student Success
Katherine Lemoine, M.Ed., Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
Tai Nguyen, MBA, Vice Chancellor of Finance and Operations
Lenny Unbehagen, M.Ed., M.A., Assistant Vice Chancellor of Education, Training, and Student Success


3710 Paris Road
Chalmette, Louisiana 70043
Phone (504) 278-6467
Fax (504) 278-6480

Membership, Accreditation, and Approval Status

Institutional Accreditation

Nunez Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Nunez Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Program Specific Accreditations

In addition to NCC’s accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates, the college offers many programs that have specialized accreditations from state, regional, and/or national professional associations and boards. A list of those specialized accreditations is provided below:

  • The Associate of Applied Science in Process Technology program is accredited by the Association of Technology Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), as well as by the North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA).
  • The Practical Nursing program is accredited by Louisiana State Board Practical Nursing Examiners (LSBPNE).
  • The Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Louisiana Community & Technical College System Board of Supervisors

Dr. Monty Sullivan
System President
265 South Foster Drive
Baton Rouge, LA  70806
(225) 922-2800

Willie Mount, Lake Charles, LA, Chair of the Board
Alterman "Chip" Jackson, Lafayette, LA, First Vice Chair
Rhoman J. Hardy, Geismar, LA, Second Vice Chair
Paul Price, Jr., Winnsboro, LA,  Immediate Past Chair 
Ellis Bourque, Lacombe, LA
Tari T. Bradford, Shreveport, LA
Cynthia Butler-McIntyre, Jefferson, LA
Rhoman Hardy, Baton Rouge, LA
Timothy W. Hardy, Baton Rouge, LA
Patrick T. Johnson, Natchitoches, LA
Jennifer Lee, Hammond, LA
Erika McConduit, New Orleans, LA
Michael “Mickey” Murphy, Bogalusa, LA
Stanton Salathe, Harvey, LA
Stephen Smith, Houma, LA
Stephen Toups, Baton Rouge, LA
David Payne, Louisiana Delta Community College, Student Member
Jamie Zeringue, Fletcher Technical Community College, Student Member

Board of Regents for Higher Education 

Dr. Kim Hunter Reed
Commissioner of Higher Education
Post Office Box 3677
Baton Rouge, LA  70821-3677
(225) 342-4253

Collis B. Temple, III, Baton Rouge, LA Chair
Gary Solomon, Jr., New Orleans, LA Vice Chair
Robert W. Levy, Dubach, LA, Secretary
David J. Aubrey, Baton Rouge, LA
Blake R. David, Lafayette, LA,
Randy L. Ewing, Ruston, LA
Stephanie A. Finley, Lafayette, LA
Phillip R. May, Jefferson, LA
Christian C. Creed, Monroe, LA
Darren G. Mire, New Orleans, LA
Wilbert Pryor, Shreveport, LA
T. Jay Seale, III, Hammond, LA 
Terrie P. Sterling, Zachary, LA
Felix R. Weill, Baton Rouge, LA
Judy A. Williams Brown, Athens, LA
Catarena Lobrè, Delgado Community College, Student Member