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Selamat Datang! On behalf of the faculty and staff, I want to welcome you to Lone Star-Jakarta. I am excited to have the opportunity to lead our Lone Star College (LSC) team in this unique partnership with Universitas Siswa Bangsa Internasional (USBI) and the Putera Sampoerna Foundation (PSF) to offer the first accredited Associate’s degree from a United States community college in Indonesia.
Lone Star College-Jakarta enrolled its first cohort of students in fall 2013, and almost immediately we began preparing for a visit from our accrediting agency (SACS) scheduled for early spring 2014. While we are involved in many activities, we never lose sight of our goal of providing high quality instruction and support services to current and future students.
All LSC-Jakarta students are working towards an Associate’s of Arts (A.A.) with a field of study in Business. An A.A. degree allows students to complete core curriculum classes as well as a number of introductory courses focused on their desired major. Students who obtain an Associate’s of Arts degree from any LSC campus prepare themselves to transfer to a 4 year college or university. Our students at LSC-Jakarta are preparing to continue at USBI to earn a Sarjana degree or transfer to a university in the U.S. to complete a bachelor’s degree.
At Lone Star College, we provide a number of resources and services to ensure our students are successful. We help students Get connected to campus through our Best Start initiatives so that students can Set a goal and Make a plan about their future. Once students are on campus there are a number of student activities designed for their participation and development. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our LSC-Jakarta staff.
I look forward to our continued partnership with USBI and PSF and invite you to come and see all the great things happening on our campus.
Donetta Goodall, Ph.D.
Vice-Rector for Academic and Student Affairs
Lone Star College System (LSCS, Houston, Texas) and Universitas Siswa Bangsa Internasional (USBI, Jakarta, Indonesia) have established the first accredited U.S. Associate Degree program offered in Indonesia. The LSCS/USBI dual enrollment International Educational Pathway Program is the only one of its kind in Indonesia. Students electing to participate in the Pathway program will receive a U.S. Associate degree after completing the first two years of the Lone Star College international academic program curriculum at the USBI campus in Pancoran, South Jakarta, Indonesia.
These courses are taught in English by local faculty in Jakarta and have met the qualifications as required by the LSCS United States regional accrediting body, the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS) and are approved by LSCS.
All USBI courses are designed to meet industry needs through the oversight of industry advisory boards. Curriculum focuses on experiential learning, with most degree programs requiring an internship. Additionally, all students are required to take courses in leadership, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility.
Options available to students after completing the Lone Star College Associate Degree:
- Students may choose to continue pursuing their Bachelor’s degree in Jakarta at USBI
- Students may choose to continue their Bachelor’s degree at universities within the United States
- Those who complete their bachelor’s degree in the US may also complete an USBI Capstone project upon return to Indonesia to also receive a USBI Bachelor’s degree. This project, called Return Pathway, includes internships and employment opportunities with USBI’s industry partners upon graduation.
- Students may choose to transfer to another university in Indonesia to complete their Bachelor’s degree.
- Students may transfer their associate degree credits to universities within Texas as the first two years of the Bachelor’s degree.
- Students who maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) sufficient to qualify for an academic scholarship, and who transfer to one of the designated partner Texas universities, will be eligible to pay “in-state” tuition as long as the requisite GPA is maintained.
LSC-Jakarta students enrolled in the International Academic Pathway program are also co-enrolled in the Sampoerna School of Business ,Sampoerna School of Education and the Sampoerna School of Science and Technology.
The Lone Star College System is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts in Teaching, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science Degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The Lone Star College System, to file a third-party comment at the time of the ten-year review, and to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about Lone Star College System such as admissions requirement, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to Lone Star College System and not to the Commission's office.
Accredited since 1976, Lone Star's accreditation was reaffirmed in 2012.
Associate of Arts Degree (AA)
The Associate of Arts (AA) program is an academic transfer degree designed for students who will ultimately be pursuing a Bachelor's degree at a four-year college/university that is not math or science oriented. Examples of this type of four-year degree are: Business, Liberal Arts, History, Speech, Music, Education, Criminal Justice, etc.
The Lone Star College AA is a generalized degree that will not list a specific major. While certain courses are recommended, the requirements are essentially the basic first and second year
equivalent of many bachelor's degrees.
Associate of Science Degree (AS)
The Associate of Science (AS) program is an academic transfer degree designed for students who will ultimately be pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree at a four-year college/university. At LSCS, the AS degree is a generalized degree that will not list a specific major but will be called Associate of Science. Some examples are, but not limited to: Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, etc.
The Lone Star College AS is a generalized degree that will not list a specific major. While certain courses are recommended, the requirements are essentially the basic first and second year
equivalent of many bachelor's degrees.
Associate of Arts: Field of Study Business (AA)
The Field of Study curriculum is designed to satisfy the lower division requirements for a bachelor's degree in a specific area at four-year colleges in the state of Texas*. Credits earned in Field of Study curriculum transfer to other four year colleges in the state of Texas.
An academic transfer degree leading to the bachelor of business administration degree at the awarding institution. View Requirements
Associate of Applied Science: Mechanical Engineering Technology Specialization (AAS)
The engineering design graphics technology associate of applied science degree program prepares graduates for entry-level careers as engineering design technicians. Courses within the program include technical design graphics applications, computer-aided design software and programming, solid modeling design, applied strength of materials, statics, technical specialty courses, and general academic courses.
Enrolled LSC-Jakarta students may begin their research at LSCS Libraries website or the USBI Library website and take advantage of having electronic access to both LSC-Jakarta and USBI libraries’ more than 70 full-text academic Research Databases.
This access is available 24/7 for 365 days a year. Print resources are available on campus. The 12-13 hour time difference also affords almost continual access to qualified library assistance through Chat or email.
Examples of other helpful research tools include websites devoted to relevant topics such as Evaluating Information and Academic Integrity, including Plagiarism. LSCS’ Libraries provide citation assistance for every major citing style. Additionally, LSCS librarians encourage the use of tutorials created or chosen to minimize confusion about this research step.