Registration for fall underway at Lone Star College-University Park

Lone Star College-University Park has announced exciting, new course offerings for the 2014 fall semester that starts Aug. 25. Registration for fall is now underway and students are urged to register early since classes fill quickly.

As the career outlook in education remains steady, LSC-University Park currently offers an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), a two-dear degree for individuals who want to become elementary and middle school teachers.

According to Lisa Hill, assistant professor of education, completing the AAT degree allows students to earn teacher certification through two university partners, the University of Houston-Downtown and Sam Houston State University. Students can also transfer their AAT degree to any public university in Texas.

“We are excited to focus on future teachers with our AAT degree program,” said Hill. “Houston area school districts have a beginning teacher salary of about $50,000 and are eager to hire our graduates.” For more information about the AAT degree program at LSC-University Park, please call 281.290.5013 or email Lisa.A.Hill@LoneStar.edu.

LSC-University Park has also initiated a 100 percent online course of study for a Certificate in Information Technology. The competency-based online program offers both college students and individuals with IT experience a flexible and customized approach to earn certification. Students work on one competency at a time, mastering each before moving on to the next.

Courses include Introduction to PC Operating Systems, PC Hardware, Introduction to Computers, Fundamentals of Networking Technologies, Business English, Computer Programming and Project Management Software. Additional information is available from LSC-University Park at 281-290-2770 or visit LoneStar.edu/AIT.

LSC-University Park courses are designed for a variety of academic goals, including career certificates, associate degrees or university transfer. Credit classes are available in accounting, business, the sciences and computer technology.

Academic advisors are available to assist students with questions. Students can call 281.290.2600 or email UPAdvising@LoneStar.edu for more information. Offices are open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

LSC-University Park is the sixth LSCS campus located in the former Compaq Computer’s world headquarters complex. The 71-acre campus houses four university partners, a charter high school, several business partners, Lone Star Corporate College and the LSC Energy and Manufacturing Institute. Under the first President, Shah Ardalan, LSC-University Park’s vision is to be nationally recognized as the model for the innovative college of the 21st century. In just two years, LSC-University Park’s Invitation-2-Innovate (i2i) has resulted in many local, national and global recognitions, including one patent. The campus is located at the corner of State Highway 249 and Louetta Road across from Vintage Park. For more information about LSC-University Park, call 281.290.2600 or visit LoneStar.edu/UP.

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 one of the fastest-growing community college systems 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, seven 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.

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