Health Occupation Info Sessions at LSC-Kingwood

Published on: April 16, 2010

May 5th & June 2nd
@5pm in CLA 101

To keep up with the growing demand of health care, the Continuing Education department at Lone Star College-Kingwood will have several Health Occupations Information Sessions beginning in April.

The Continuing Education’s Health Occupations program helps prepare its students to be successful in several disciplines such as Dental Assisting, Certified Nurse Aide, EKG Monitor Technician, Phlebotomy, Nitrous Oxide Sedation Monitoring, Ophthalmic Dispensing and CPR.

“The purpose of the information sessions is to meet with potential students and give them a short overview of the programs we offer in the Continuing Education department and inform them of program requirements and fees necessary for registration,” Lee Haddock, continuing education assistant, said.

The information sessions will take place on the first Wednesdays of each month, April 7, May 5 and June 2, at 5 p.m. All sessions are free and open to the general public.

The Health Occupations programs at LSC-Kingwood run on a continuous basis. Each program varies in duration based on how many days the class meets per week and contact hours covered. For example, Certified Nurse Aide is about two and half months; Dental Assisting is about six months; Phlebotomy is approximately three months and EKG is generally two weeks. To register for programs, applicants must meet the following requirements: three doses of HEP B, two doses of MMR, a tetanus shot within the last 10 years, two doses of Varicella (chicken pox), a TB skin test within the last six months, a background check and they must have a drivers license and signed social security card for state testing.

Health Occupations in our community and society is very important. At LSC-Kingwood, we provide training to hundreds of healthcare workers each year including Nurse Aides, Phlebotomists, Dental Assistants as well as providing CPR training and CEUs for professional development,” Debbie Hughes, program manager for Health Occupations, said.

For more information on the upcoming Health Occupation Information Sessions, contact Debbie Hughes at 281.312.1660 or send an email to KingwoodHealth@lonestar.edu.

Register now for May mini-term, summer I, summer II, and fall 2010 credit classes 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 281-591-6625. Former and current students can register online at www.LoneStar.edu/registration

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or continue to browse our Web site at http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 62,000 students in credit classes and 19,000 in continuing education classes this spring, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more, visit www.LoneStar.edu.