Friday and Saturday classes at LCS-North Harris offers flexibility for busy schedules

Published on: July 12, 2010

Anyone hoping to fit college courses into a busy schedule should consider enrolling in Friday and Saturday classes at Lone Star College-North Harris this fall. The college will be offering an expanded selection of credit classes, which meet only on Fridays or Saturdays during the fall semester. Registration for these classes is going on now and will continue through August 28.

We understand that job and family responsibilities can be a barrier for those who want to pursue a college education, said Gary Clark, vice president for instruction at LSC-North Harris. A class that meets just one day a week, especially on a Friday evening or Saturday, can make the goal of a degree or certificate much more attainable for those students.

Available courses include accounting, biology, computer information technology, English, government, history, kinesiology, psychology and sociology. Friday and Saturday courses will be offered at the LSC-North Harris campus as well as its centers, LSC-Greenspoint in greater Greenspoint and LSC-Carver in Acres Homes.

Offering courses at non-peak times also helps the college manage its rapidly growing number of students.

Evening and weekend classes, along with our online and hybrid course offerings, allow us to maximize the number of students we can serve. Currently, registration for the fall semester is on pace to increase more than 40 percent over last year, added Clark.

With a record number of students expected this fall its important to register early and be sure to meet any payment deadlines. For a complete list of fall 2010 classes, including evening and weekend classes go to LoneStar.edu/class-search. The fall semester begins August 30.

Current students can register by telephone at 281.591.6625. Former and current students can register online at LoneStar.edu/registration. Registration and other student services are also available at the LSC-North Harris campus and centers.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

With more than 62,000 students in credit classes in spring 2010, and a total enrollment of nearly 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. 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.