Published on: January 09, 2009Flexibility, Convenience Lead Many to Enroll in Alternative to Standard Semester-Length Classes
Think you've missed the chance to start college this spring? Think again.
Although the traditional 16-week spring semester for Lone Star College-Montgomery begins Monday, January 12, the college offers a wide variety of Second Start classes with start dates beginning in January through April.
Second Start classes range from three to 14 weeks in length. Students can register up to the first day of class and complete their course by May or earlier, depending on the courseís length and start date.
"This is a great opportunity for those who canít begin the semester in the typical fashion," said Dr. Julie Leidig, vice president of instruction at LSC-Montgomery. "We understand that many people can't fit in a 16-week course, so these classes provide a convenient alternative."
A wide variety of Second Start classes are offered, including some distance learning formats, evening and weekend courses. A significant number of English and math courses are offered via the Second Star program. Just like the traditional 16-week courses, Second Start offerings are designed to fit a broad range of academic goals toward certificates, associateís degrees or university transfer. Program areas that offer Second Start classes include:
- Computer Information Technology
- Physical Therapist Assistant
More specific information can be obtained by reviewing the online schedule at www.LoneStar.edu, or coming to campus to pick up a hardcopy schedule. Registration and advising hours beginning Monday, January 12, are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
LSC-Montgomery is located between Conroe and The Woodlands, at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit Montgomery.LoneStar.edu.
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. With more than 51,000 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. For more information, visit www.LoneStar.edu.