Not having a high school diploma can severely limit job and career opportunities. Lone Star College offers General Educational Development (GED®) test preparation courses and GED testing which, when passed, certify the person has high school level academic skills.
“There are many reasons why a person might not have completed high school,” said Nadia Nazarenko, LSC executive director, college preparation programs. “Lone Star College believes everyone deserves a chance at a good job with good wages and we’re ready to help them earn that GED and put them on a path to a better life.”
Students who learn more, earn more. According the National Center for Education Statistics, students with a high school diploma can earn more than $8,000 a year over someone who does not have a diploma. Earning a GED® certificate can lead to a better career, more job security and greater sense of pride, and it’s also a big step toward attending college.
“Until Lone Star College, no one had ever really given me an opportunity to better myself,” said David Rico, a former GED student who is currently taking classes at LSC. I spent six years at a job that barely made ends meet. Lone Star College has changed my life.”
LSC will be hosting GED® graduation ceremonies in May for LSC students who have completed the program during 2014-15. All students that have successfully completed the GED test at LSC are encouraged to contact Marilyn K. Smith at Marilyn.K.Smith@lonestar.edu or call 281-290-1822 to participate in the GED® graduation ceremonies at each Lone Star College campus.
People who do not complete high school face difficult challenges locating jobs with decent wages. Visit LoneStar.edu/GED to begin taking an important first step to a better life.
Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online.