Anyone interested in training for a new career or changing careers is invited to attend free information sessions on the Fire Science and Management programs at Lone Star College-Kingwood.
Information sessions for the Fire Science program are on Nov. 29 and Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in CLA 213 and sessions for the Management program are on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 12:30 p.m. in ADM 112.
“The purpose of these information sessions is to provide potential students with information on both our Fire Science and Management programs; the benefits of each program and who to contact for financial aid information and to register for programs,” said Linda Holcomb, chair of the Business and Professional Office Department.
Fire Science is a new program offered at LSC-Kingwood. In conjunction with Porter Fire Department and the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, the program will allow students to earn a basic Structural Firefighter certification.
“The job market for firefighters has a constant demand. The market has continuous openings with Texas Forest Service as well as the major metropolitan cities such as Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin. The smaller, faster-growing suburban cities have proven to have a rising demand for skilled, certified firefighters to fill their staff,” said Tim Gibson, EMT adjunct faculty member.
LSC-Kingwood’s Management Program offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree that will provide students with a broad foundation in general management skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to succeed in the business world.
“The Management degree will prepare students to enter the workplace from an entry level position to a first line supervisor in a variety of industries,” Holcomb said. “It is a great way to enter the business field or to upgrade your skills.”
For more information on the information sessions, call 281-312-1665. Lone Star College-Kingwood is located at 20000 Kingwood Drive.
Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.myLoneStar.edu/BeReady.
For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm
With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit www.LoneStar.edu.