Computer networks are the driving force of many technological devices found in society. These systems are integrated into every aspect of people’s lives. Its purpose is to interconnect devices, such as laptops, servers, cameras, and doorbells, to share resources and information and to allow communication worldwide.
The American Occupational Therapy Association states it’s the only profession that helps people across a lifespan to do the things that they need to while promoting health and preventing injury, illness, or disability. To add more medical professionals in the field, Lone Star College-Kingwood offers a two-year Occupational Therapy Assistant program that starts each January.
Music plays a vital role in people's lives. It is used as entertainment, influences culture, impacts health, and fosters positive interactions with others. Lone Star College-Kingwood understands the beneficial effects that music has on most daily activities. To contribute toward this trend, the college offers a variety of classes for anyone who wants a career in music or those who wish to develop their personal interests.
The energy, manufacturing, and construction trades are among the fastest-growing fields in the Houston area. “In the next five to seven years, a large number of seasoned operators will retire from the chemical and refining industries,” said Darrell Mayon, director of the process technology program at Lone Star College-Kingwood.
Lone Star College is modifying its fall semester calendar. The fall semester is scheduled to begin Aug. 24. “Lone Star College will be returning to a schedule similar to the one used this past spring,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “We felt this change prudent after reviewing the latest COVID-19 cases in our community.”
Imagine emigrating to a new country without knowing the language. This challenge can impact a person's career, education, and social opportunities. "Educational programs, such as ESOL, can help immigrants learn or improve their English skills," said Daniel Tatarzyn, ESOL lead faculty at Lone Star College-Kingwood.
Graphic designers are an integral part of a company’s brand, advertising, marketing, or web development team. They use Adobe programs, principles, and design elements to influence brand recognition, company unity, communication, efficiency, and productivity. “We integrate these knowledge and skills to present complex information in new and interesting ways and elicit various responses to the subject matter,” said Zoila Donneys, professor of graphic design at Lone Star College-Kingwood.
Filmmakers entertain and tell the important stories that can shape the lives of their audiences. The Video and Post Production track through the Visual Communication Program at Lone Star College-Kingwood covers how to plan, film, edit, and distribute visual content across various media types. This track offers two paths: an associate of applied science (AAS) degree in Visual Communication and a level II certificate in Video and Post Production.
Choral music entertains, instills joy, and brings a community together through a common interest. The Choral program at Lone Star College-Kingwood trains vocal musicians interested in a variety of careers, from performance to music education. After four semesters, students can earn an associate of arts with Field of Study in Music (AA FMUS) degree. Graduates can transfer to a four-year university and major in music specializing in performance, music therapy, music education, or musicology.
Respiratory therapists help patients overcome respiratory illnesses, such as asthma, emphysema, or, most recently, COVID-19. “Seeking a career in the medical field no longer means being a doctor or nurse. Respiratory care professionals are an integral part of the medical team,” said Fiona Campbell, director of respiratory care at Lone Star College-Kingwood. “We are instrumental in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with cardiopulmonary problems.”