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UHD offers new program for LSC-Kingwood students

Current and prospective business students at Lone Star College-Kingwood can use their Applied Arts and Sciences degree to earn a four-year degree at the University of Houston-Downtown.

With any business AAS degree from LSC-Kingwood, graduates can transfer to the University of Houston-Downtown and earn a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in Applied Administration. The new program is geared toward helping students advance their career and earning potential as they move up to a supervisory or administrative level.

“This program is important to our students because the new BAAS degree is offered through the Business Department at UHD and is a business degree. Most BAAS degrees are interdisciplinary; this one is business,” said Linda Holcomb, chair of Business and Professional Office at LSC-Kingwood. “Any student with an AAS degree, especially an AAS degree in Management, is encouraged to explore this new program.”

According to UHD officials, students majoring in Applied Administration are often moving up in their current organization or company. They hold an associate of applied science degree and have taken a variety of college courses. Students choose this flexible two-plus-two degree program because of its focus on administration fundamentals that resonate across almost all careers and industries. Those enrolled in the program will have an opportunity to complete projects, courses and ideas that are relevant to issues in health care, construction, business and technology.

“As an AAS graduate myself, I’m excited to offer the BAAS in Applied Administration that will allow both the transfer of workforce development credit hours toward the bachelor’s degree and the opportunity for BAAS-AA graduates to move into administrative and supervisory positions within their individual fields,” said Dr. Karen Kaser, executive director of BAAS in Applied Science at UHD.

In addition to advancing in their careers, students will also benefit from the program by working closely with expert faculty, learning in small and affordable classes in a rich and diverse atmosphere, and taking online classes when available. For more information on the program, contact Dr. Karen Kaser at 713-226-5219, UHD Advising at 713-223-7992 or visit the web site at www.UHD.edu.

Register now for summer I, summer II and fall 2010 credit classes at LSC-Kingwood 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 visit our Web site at http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm

With more than 62,000 students in credit classes in spring 2010, Lone Star College System is the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas and the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area. LSCS 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 LoneStar.edu.