LSC-Tomball Opens New Buildings in Time for Fall Classes

Just in time for fall classes, which begin August 29, Lone Star College-Tomball will proudly open three new buildings, all of which will enhance the educational experience of its students.

The Veterinary Technology Building, located on the north side of the LSC-Tomball campus, is a 20,000-square-foot addition to the existing Large Animal Facility. Students of the Veterinary Technology program will take the majority of their classes in this new structure.

The two-story building will hold: a 124-seat lecture hall; reptile, avian and small mammal rooms; 12 canine runs; prep, surgery and recovery rooms; a computer room; and other instructional amenities. LSC-Tomball is currently the only college in the area to offer the Veterinary Technology program.

The Performing Arts Center, located on the east side of the campus, is a two-level construction designed for high-quality music and theater productions. Students in the Fine Arts programs will hold their performances in this center. The 30,000-square-foot facility will house a 425-seat theater with a main lobby, a formal box office, an orchestra pit, theatrical sound and lighting equipment, a green room and other professional accommodations.

The Lone Star College-Tomball Health Science Building, located off campus next to Tomball Regional Medical Center, is a three-story complex with 60,000 square feet. It will house the Surgical Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Nursing and Pharmacy Technology programs. Currently, LSC-Tomball is the only college in the area to offer the Surgical Technology program.

The edifice will contain numerous classrooms, a medical library, simulation labs, an operating room, a clean room, a sterile room and additional educational resources. It is designed to simulate the actual work environment students will enter upon completion of their educational program.  

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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: 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.