Population growth mixed with career opportunities are reasons why Lone Star College-Atascocita Center experienced a 52 percent increase in its fall enrollment.
Opening the fall semester with 818 students, the college center provides a full array of student and academic support services close to home for residents in Atascocita, Summerwood and the Fall Creek areas. At least 75 percent of students attend classes during the day and 25 percent take night classes.
“I think our increase is due to multiple factors including a growing population base in this area of Houston, quality instruction, easy access to services, and a diverse course schedule,” said David Baty, LSC-Atascocita dean. “Perhaps one of the best reasons is that students can tell we care and that resonates across all areas of the center.”
Classes and programs popular at LSC-Atascocita Center are the core degree requirements. Students can complete all of their core requirements and even electives at the center in preparation to transfer to a four-year college or university. It also offers courses to prepare students to transition into the University of Houston Downtown’s Bachelors in Business Administration program, which is offered in the evenings.
“My wife and I choose to go to LSC-Atascocita Center because of the excellent location and professional and helpful staff,” said Richard and Phyllis Critchfield. “We love the idea that we can obtain a bachelor’s degree in business through UHD at this location. The overall feeling of this campus is a sense of community involvement and support.”
Registration for spring 2014 begins Nov. 18. New courses that will be offered in the spring are Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Engineering, Macroeconomics, World Literature, Trigonometry, Applied Calculus, and Child Development.
"I decided to attend LSC-Atascocita Center because it is more affordable and relatively close to where I live,” said Takeisha Gordon. “The campus provides a great opportunity for first-year students to ‘get their feet wet’ without the overwhelming feeling of having too many distractions and not enough faculty support.”
LSC-Atascocita Center opened in 2011 as a satellite campus of LSC-Kingwood. The center provides the community with local access to services, college courses and programs, workforce training and leisure learning. It also serves as the home to Humble ISD’s Quest Early College High School and UHD’s Bachelors in Business Administration completion degree. LSC-Atascocita Center is located at 15903 West Lake Houston Parkway.
For more information on the center, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/atascocita-center.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.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, 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 the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.