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Earn an AA degree in Criminal Justice online at LSC-Kingwood

Students can now take their Criminal Justice education at Lone Star College-Kingwood one step further.

Starting in spring 2012, students will now have a chance to earn their Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice online. Registration is underway for spring 2012 and the first day of class is Jan. 17.

“This program differs from other Lone Star College System Criminal Justice programs as it allows both traditional and nontraditional students to earn an AA degree through online courses or through conventional classroom setting on a two-year degree plan,” said Dr. Franklin Emeka, chair of the Public Services Department.

Students who earn their associate’s degree in Criminal Justice can transfer to either LSC-University Center or a four-year college or university to earn their bachelor’s degree. With their baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice, graduates can work for local, state or federal government, private organizations and of course law enforcement agencies.

To earn an AA degree at LSC-Kingwood, students must successfully complete 61 credit hours. Depending on the number of hours taken during a semester, this degree can be earned in as little as one and half to two years. In order to apply, students must first be admitted to Lone Star College System.

The next information session on Thursday, Dec. 8 will provide additional information on the program, provide a comprehensive list of career opportunities in Criminal Justice and explain the registration and admissions process. The session will take place from 5-7 p.m. in CLA 210.

“We encourage anyone who is interested in this program or in Fire Science or EMT to attend information sessions through the semester. All they need to bring with them is an open mind and a pen and paper to take notes,” Emeka said.

For more information, contact Emeka at 281-312-1706 or at Franklin.C.Emeka@LoneStar.edu. Additional information on the Criminal Justice program can be found at http://www.lonestar.edu/criminal-justice.htm.

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 75,000 students in credit classes for fall 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, 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.