LSC-Kingwood holds fall information sessions

Lone Star College-Kingwood offers numerous courses and programs that train people to save lives.

Current or potential students are invited to three information sessions during fall 2011 that will give important details on the Fire Science, EMT and Criminal Justice programs. The sessions will be held on Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8 from 5-7 p.m. in CLA 210.

“These information sessions are designed to give potential students information about how to sign up for the programs, learn about financial aid opportunities, and ask questions that they might have about our programs,” said Dr. Franklin Emeka, chair of the Public Services department at LSC-Kingwood.

Fire Science is a new program that trains students on the skills needed to earn a Basic Structural Firefighter certification at LSC-Kingwood and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science Technology at either LSC-CyFair or LSC-Montgomery.  The Fire Science Academy is a two-semester program starting in August and ending in May. Students have the option to take the EMT class before or after the Fire Science Academy.

The EMT program is designed to certify students as Emergency Medical Technicians in one semester. Students are trained to work in public safety careers such as fire, police and ambulance operations. The coursework and hands-on experience are designed to prepare students to administer care in emergency situations.

Students who successfully complete the Criminal Justice program become employed in a variety of jobs. Aside from the obvious law enforcement agencies, students can also work for the U.S. government, state government, local government or private organizations. Students can earn an Associate of Arts degree in criminal justice and transfer to a four-year university to earn a bachelor’s degree.

“We encourage anyone who is interested in these programs to attend the information sessions. All they need to bring with them is an open mind and a pen and paper to take notes,” Emeka said.

For more information on the upcoming information sessions or on the EMT and Criminal Justice programs, contact Dr. Franklin Emeka at Franklin.C.Emeka@LoneStar.edu. For additional information on the Fire Science program, contact Jason DeVries at Jason.DeVries@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 www.LoneStar.edu.