Educational Partnerships at Lone Star College

Pathways to College & Career Success Start Here!

Educational Partnerships at Lone Star College offers a wide range of opportunities for students to reach their goals.  We work to provide clear pathways for success – whether students are in high school, want to transfer to a university, or want to earn a credential and join the workforce.

Mission: Educational Partnerships serves our students and communities, from local to global, by leading innovative partnerships to continuously improve and expand access to quality educational opportunities, resources, and technology.

Vision: Educational Partnerships strives to lead the way for innovative educational opportunities, services, and resources that benefit our students and communities.  We will create effective and efficient models for local, national, and global partnerships.

High School, College & Career Pathways

College Credit in High School

  • Dual credit is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to earn high school and college credit simultaneously.  We partner with independent school districts, charter schools, private schools, and home school parents to offer courses in the core curriculum, foreign languages, and workforce education.
  • High School Articulation allows students to work toward an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree while still in high school.  We work with independent school districts to provide these opportunities in a variety of workforce programs.
  • Accelerated College / Early College High Schools provide students with the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree and/or up to two years of college credit by the time of high school graduation.
  • College Awareness, Readiness, Education (CARE) is a grant-funded program designed to help high school students prepare for college and accelerate the progress of students through developmental/pre-college level math and English.
  • Outreach & Recruitment includes a variety of support programs for student recruitment and retention.

Transfer & University Partnerships

  • Lone Star College System has many transfer degree programs, system-wide transfer initiatives, and resources to assist students in transferring to a university to earn a bachelor’s degree.  Students are able to complete the core curriculum, earn associate degrees, obtain career and technical credentials, and transfer their credits and credentials to apply toward a bachelor’s degree. Learn more about transfer here.

Reverse Transfer & Texas Reverse Transfer Initiative

  • Reverse transfer is a program specifically designed to allow students who transfer to a university prior to earning an associate’s degree to be awarded that credential while pursuing their bachelor’s degree. 
  • The Texas Reverse Transfer Initiative is a multi-partner, grant-funded project developed to increase associate degrees awarded and enhance collaboration among Texas two- and four-year postsecondary institutions.  The project is led by Lone Star College System, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Texas System.

Library Technical Services

  • Library Technical Services supports the core library functions of teaching, research, and public service by providing students, faculty and staff, and our communities with library technology, interlibrary loan, acquisition of print and non-print materials (books, journals, magazines, newspapers, etc.), and processing and cataloging of materials. 

Programs of Study at Lone Star College

Lone Star College students have many options to choose from to meet their education and career goals.  Our programs range from core curriculum completion and academic degrees to workforce education and options for credit and non-credit courses to improve career opportunities.

  • Core Curriculum is an academic program guaranteed to transfer to any Texas public college or university as a block of courses fulfilling college freshman and sophomore requirements.  The full core curriculum is part of the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Arts in Teaching degrees.
  • Honors College is designed to provide students with a wide range of opportunities, from graduating with an Honors AA or AS degree to an Honors distinction at graduation to individual honors course credit.  
  • Associate of Arts (AA) is an academic degree that prepares students to transfer to a Texas public college or university as a junior with the intention of declaring a major in the liberal or fine arts.
  • Associate of Science (AS) is an academic degree that prepares students to transfer to a Texas public college or university as a junior with the intention of declaring a major in the sciences.
  • Associate of Arts – Field of Study is an academic degree preparing students to transfer to a Texas public college or university as a junior with specific transferable courses in the majors of Business, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Music, and Speech Communication.
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) is an academic degree that prepares students to transfer to a Texas public college or university as a junior with a specific teaching major of early childhood through sixth grade or generalist, grades four through eight.
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) is a career and technical degree for students seeking credentials to work in a specific career including approximately 18 credit hours of core curriculum courses and 36-48 credit hours of technical/vocational courses.  The AAS is accepted for transfer at a number of Texas institutions for specific programs.  Students should see an advisor to learn about transfer options.
  • Workforce Certificates (CERT) are programs of study that vary in length and are designed to prepare students for occupational employment.  These programs are stackable to higher credentials so that students may choose to earn an associate’s degree or higher after completion of a certificate program. 
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