Workforce programs growing at Nicholls St.

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THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Enrollment has grown substantially in two Nicholls State University departments geared toward addressing workforce needs in the region.

The Nicholls Department of Petroleum Engineering Technology and Safety Management grew by 153 students, for a total enrollment of 459 students this fall. NSU offers the only known program designed to accommodate the unique schedule of south Louisiana's offshore workers.

The Nicholls Department of Management, Marketing and Business Administration also saw significant growth, enrolling 717 students in the fall 2014 semester — an increase of 102 students over fall 2013.

That growth was attributed to the creation of popular new programs, including the online bachelor's degree in business administration and a maritime management concentration designed to prepare students for a management career in the maritime industry.

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