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Program Health Index

NTCC assesses program performance through the Program Health Index (PHI) that is submitted to the Louisiana Technical and Community College System (LCTCS) annually. Program offerings are evaluated at least once every three years as it relates to relevancy, sustainability, effectiveness, and efficiency. Completed reports are reviewed at the system level and recommendations may be made to the college’s Chancellor based on the analyses conducted. This assessment supports decisions related to program continuation; modification; expansion; resource allocation; and/or program discontinuation.

Overview of Criteria Used in Analysis:

The following criteria is utilized to conduct the Program Health Index assessment:

  • Program Overview (program CIP code, program title, program STAR Rating, types of awards offered)
  • Program’s Focus on Students (number of graduates, average graduate salaries, number of enrolled students)
  • Program’s Link to the Community (number of partnerships, regional demand for graduates)
  • Program’s Fiscal Health (revenue / cost analysis, average annual costs to students)
  • Program’s Foundational Support (assets / foundation support secured for program initiatives)
  • Chancellor Recommendation on Program’s Future (Chancellor will make a recommendation in terms of program continuation; expansion; resource allocation; and/or program discontinuation)

Program Health Index results are provided in the annual Institutional Effectiveness Plan Report.


The most recent cycle of the Program Health Review process was completed in March 2023 with a review of one-third of the college’s programs of study during the 2021-2022 year. The following programs were reviewed:

  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (Link)
  • Automotive Technology (Link)
  • Building Technology Specialist (Link)
  • Drafting & Design Technology (Link)
  • Electrician (Link)
  • Information Systems Technology (Link)
  • Medical Assistant (Link)

Upon conclusion of the review, both the NTCC Chancellor and the review committee at the system-office level (LCTCS) recommended that each program continue.

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