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Earn a bachelor’s degree in business at LSC-Atascocita Center

Earning a bachelor’s degree in business at a local community college is now a reality!

Through a joint partnership between the new Lone Star College-Atascocita Center and the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD), current and potential students can now earn a Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree in General Business entirely at LSC-Atascocita Center. Through UHD, this program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools
of Business (AACSB), the professional accrediting body for business programs.

Anyone interested in obtaining more information on how to earn their bachelor’s degree close to home is invited to attend an all day Open House event on Tuesday, July 26 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the LSC-Atascocita Center, the new satellite campus of LSC-Kingwood. It is located at 15903 West Lake Houston Parkway.

All interested students are encouraged to bring their transcripts and speak with advisors and admissions counselors to find out how this program can benefit them. In addition, financial aid information and class schedules will be provided.

“Lone Star College-Kingwood is reaching out to the community to bring the attainment of a bachelor’s degree conveniently to the local area through its new satellite center,” said Dr. Elizabeth Chapman, dean of Business, Technology and Social Sciences (BTSS) at LSC-Kingwood. “Representatives of both institutions will be at the open house to answer questions about the program, explain the enrollment process and show people how they can begin pursuing their college education.”

The BBA in General Business degree will give students an overview of the principles of modern business including accounting, management and basic communication skills. Once students complete their core-courses through Lone Star College, they will then begin taking required classes for the BBA program offered through UHD at the LSC-Atascocita Center. Some of those courses include legal environment of business, statistical analysis for business applications, commercial law, small business finance, introduction to supply chain, entrepreneurship, and more. General core classes and BBA courses will be offered beginning fall 2011.

For more information on the Open House or on the BBA in General Business program, contact Maria Estrada, advisor/coordinator at UHD, at estradam@uhd.edu  or Dr. Noël Bezette, lead faculty of Education/Psychology at LSC-Kingwood, at Noel.C.Bezette@LoneStar.edu.

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.lonestar.edu/registration.

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 spring 2011, 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 http://www.lonestar.edu/.