College Donates Computer to Area Middle School

Being able to use a computer is a necessity in today's world and thanks to some Lone Star College-Kingwood students, Splendora Middle School has one computer.

Mario Berry, dean of technology, had his Saturday morning A+ Computer Hardware Class build the computer from parts purchased by the IT department.  "We started with nothing but parts and built a computer for our service learning project.  We added the wow factor for the kids with lights on the inside that change colors."

The computer was delivered to Splendora Middle School, where Berry spoke with the students about technology.  "I am grateful to the college for the extra computer.  It is used for internet access and for students to practice objectives on a program purchased by the school district," says Theresa Rosa, teacher at Splendora.

Berry will teach two classes this spring, Introduction to PC Operating Systems and PC Hardware.  These classes are 8-week flex, with online and face-to-face aspects.   Both classes prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification. This certification is for students seeking careers as PC or Help Desk Technicians.

Lone Star College-Kingwood offers programs designed for the first time computer user, high school graduate, and professionals seeking cross training or skills updating.  Students can choose from A+ and Net+ preparation courses or office application courses which prepare students for the Microsoft Office certification exam.

Interested individuals should visit www.kwctechnology.com for additional information.

Registration for the spring semester and December mini-mester is going on now.  Students can register in one of three ways: phone, online or on campus.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. Current students can register by telephone at 281-519-6625. Former and current students can register online at kingwood.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at kingwood.lonestar.edu.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With 49,250 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit www.lonestar.edu.