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    Lone Star College System
   
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

General Information



Vision

Lone Star College will be a model college globally recognized for achieving exceptional levels of success in student learning, student completion, gainful employment, equity and affordability.

Mission

Lone Star College provides comprehensive educational opportunities and programs to enrich lives.

Lone Star College Guiding Principles

Access and Equity

Lone Star College is committed to access and equity for all, regardless of socio-economic background, preparation for college or workforce, or disability.

Student Learning and Success

Lone Star College is committed to transformational changes with the purpose of maximizing student learning and success.

Dignity and Respect

Everyone-students, employees and the community-should be treated with dignity and respect.

Community Value

Lone Star College recognizes the respect the college holds in the community and values that reputation.

Responsibility

Lone Star College has an important fiduciary responsibility to taxpayers and all citizens.

Lone Star College Core Values

Excellence

Lone Star College champions excellence in teaching, learning and services.

Learning

Lone Star College is a learning-focused college that values not only student learning, but also faculty and staff learning.

Student Success

Lone Star College believes that student success is multi-dimensional: it includes, but is not limited to, students achieving individual edu­cational goals, mastering learning outcomes, and acquiring career and life skills.

Access and Affordability

Lone Star College believes in providing af­fordable education to all citizens within its service area.

Accountability

Lone Star College champions personal account­ability and ensures institutional accountability

Community

Lone Star College prides itself on civic en­gagement and being responsive to community needs.

Diversity

Lone Star College ensures that its student pop­ulation and employee demographics reflect the diversity of the community. Differences in language, culture, ethnicity, social status and perspectives are respected throughout the college.

Human Resources

Lone Star College students and employees are our most valuable assets. We make all efforts to ensure a safe learning and working envi­ronment for them, to promote their well-being and to provide them with opportunities to grow in this institution and beyond.

Innovation and Creativity

Lone Star College plays a leadership role in creating innovative solutions and best practices for enhancing student learning and student success.

Integrity

Lone Star College espouses academic and professional integrity, as well as integrity of business processes.

Lone Star College at a Glance

Known for its innovation and the visionary thinking of its leaders, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the greater Houston area and one of the fastest-growing college systems in the United States. The multi-college system, located across the north Houston region, is comprised of six colleges, eight satellite centers, and two university centers: Lone Star College-Univer­sity Center at The Woodlands and Lone Star College-University Center at University Park. Student success is the core mission of this publicly-supported, two-year, comprehensive community college system, which is committed to helping students complete their education and reach their goals. From associate, bach­elor's and master's degrees to certification in high-demand careers, Lone Star College and its progressive partnerships with many univer­sities provide quality educational opportunities to successfully develop knowledge, skills and attitudes for a rapidly-changing world.

The college system encompasses more than 1,400 square miles and serves a population of more than 2 million. As the largest community college system in the Houston area, it enrolls nearly 83,000 credit students each semester with a total enrollment of more than 95,000 students. Student enrollment has doubled each of the last two decades.

Lone Star College has many student groups and organizations that welcome participation and encourage student involvement, which is part of the LSC Best Start program initiated in 2011 to help students succeed. Best Start is Lone Star College's Quality Enhancement Plan, a required component for the College's accreditation process with The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Com­mission on Colleges, the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. The Best Start plan involves a specific set of instructional activities designed to enhance Lone Star College's current efforts to help more students succeed. The four steps of the plan are:

  • Set a goal.
  • Make a plan.
  • Get connected (with faculty, advisor or counselor).
  • Get involved (join campus organizations and volunteer).

The plan was introduced in fall 2011 and continues in 2017-18.

Lone Star College-CyFair

About LSC-CyFair

Cypress-Fairbanks residents voted to become part of Lone Star College in August 2000 and the new Lone Star College-CyFair opened in May 2002 as the fifth Lone Star College. LSC-CyFair now has four locations to help make education accessible and convenient for the rapidly-growing Cypress-Fairbanks area: 1) The LSC-CyFair campus on Barker Cypress Road at West Road, a 200-acre, state-of-the-art campus centered around beautiful ponds; 2) The LSC-Fairbanks Center at U.S. Highway 290 and West Little York Road, which is strategically designed for students who live or work in the southeast portion of the Cy-Fair community, 3) The LSC-Cypress Center, which opened in fall 2013, at Clay and Fry Roads, serves residents in the southwest area of Cypress-Fairbanks, and; 4) The LSC-Westway Park Technology Center, scheduled to open in Spring 2018. 

Highlights
  • LSC-CyFair offers more than 60 areas of study for the traditional, full- or part-time student; university partnerships, academic transfer courses and degrees; and workforce development and continuing education.
  • Leading-edge technology to promote relevant job skills in Networking, Visual Communication and more.
  • State-of-the-art advanced manufacturing center, preparing students for degrees in welding, manufacturing, machining, electronics, drafting, engineering technology and more.
  • Exceptional healthcare programs including nursing, medical radiologic technology, medical assisting and sonography.
  • Access to a comprehensive library system via a collaborative community partnership with the Harris County Public Library and LSC-CyFair.
  • Training for Emergency Medical Services and Fire Science students at the Emergency Services Education Center via a collaborative community partnership with LSC-CyFair and the Emergency Services District.
  • The Center for the Arts houses the visual and performing arts featuring artistic talent in many mediums displayed in the Bosque Gallery as well as choral, instrumental and theatrical performances year round.
  • Comprehensive student support to assist students identify and complete their academic and career goals.
Selected Program Highlights

Logistics Management - This program of study involves the planning, implementing and controlling the flow and storage of goods, services and related information from point of origin to point of consumption.

Echocardiography - Echocardiography (Cardiac Sonography) is the use of high frequency sound waves to produce images of the heart walls and valves to diagnose cardiovascular diseases. This degree program provides training and scanning instruction in heart function and an introduction to vascular to prepare graduates for employment in the healthcare industry as echocardiographers.

Networking - Covers a variety of areas from server support (MCSE) and virtualization of servers (VMware), to networking (CISCO) to Cybersecurity and Cyber Forensics. The student who wants to enter the IT field has an opportunity to specialize in one of these areas or obtain a wide variety of IT skills before entering the workforce. 

Engineering Technology - Specialized courses in this program emphasize application more than theoretical development through classroom studies with hands-on, high-tech laboratories. Courses offered only at LSC-Cypress Center.

Petroleum Field Service Technician - The Petroleum Field Service Technician program prepares students to enter the oil and gas industry as an entry level field service technician.

Machining Technology - The Machining Technology Program prepares students to enter the manufacturing industry as entry level manual machinist and CNC operators. The certificates can be completed in two semesters allowing for job placement within one year of starting the program. Courses offered only at LSC-Cypress Center.

Welding Technology - The Welding Technology program prepares students to enter the manufacturing and oil and gas industry as an entry level welder. Certificates can be completed in SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, Layout and Fabrication, and Pipe. Courses offered only at LSC-Cypress Center.

Visual Communication - In addition to developing design and conceptual skills, this degree program trains today's digital designers for careers in commercial art and design, desktop publishing, multimedia development, web design, 3-D animation, motion graphics, and video and post production.

LSC-CYFAIR
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, TX 77433-1383 
281.290.3200
LoneStar.edu/CyFair

 
LSC-FAIRBANKS CENTER
14955 Northwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77040
832.782.5000
LoneStar.edu/Fairbanks-Center 

LSC-CYPRESS CENTER
19710 Clay Road
Katy, TX 77449
832.920.5000
LoneStar.edu/CypressCenter

 
 
LSC-WESTWAY PARK
TECHNOLOGY CENTER
(Spring 2018)
5060 Westway Park Blvd.
Houston, TX 77041

Lone Star College-Kingwood

About LSC-Kingwood

When Lone Star College-Kingwood opened in August 1984 as the second Lone Star College, it was referred to as the East Campus. Situated on 273 beautifully landscaped wooded acres, LSC-Kingwood is conveniently located at U.S. Highway 59 and Kingwood Drive in the northeast sector of the Lone Star College.

LSC-Kingwood offers two off-site locations to better serve the rapidly-growing communities of Kingwood, Humble, Atascocita, and eastern Montgomery County. The locations include: 1) The LSC-Atascocita Center at 15903 West Lake Houston Parkway, which opened in 2011; and 2) The LSC-EMCID Center at the East Montgomery County Improvement District's state-of-the-art, high-tech facility. In addition, LSC-Kingwood offers high school students the opportunity to earn college credits through its dual credit and early college programs.

Highlights  
  • LSC-Kingwood offers more than 60 areas of study for the traditional, full- or part-time student; university partnerships, academic transfer courses and degrees; and workforce development and continuing education.
  • In January 2017, LSC-Kingwood introduced the Process Technology Program that will prepare graduates for entry-level careers as process technologists/operators. This program will be housed in the new Process Technology Center, located off Beltway 8 in Generation Park, opening in Spring 2018.
  • LSC-Kingwood's Center for Civic Engagement is a unique program that encourages students, fac­ulty, and staff to become active citizens involved in their communities by providing opportunities and resources to engage in service oriented community activities.
  • LSC-Kingwood's Dental Hygiene Program, which is one of the top in the state of Texas, has con­sistently had a 100 percent pass rate on state board exams by its students. Through a partnership with Texas Woman's University, students can now earn their Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene without leaving LSC-Kingwood's campus.
  • LSC-Kingwood offers other health-related training to prepare students for health careers including nursing, occupational therapy assistant and respiratory care therapist.
  • LSC-Kingwood offers Cosmetology and Facial programs that prepare students to meet the require­ments to take licensing exams for the state of Texas.
Selected Program Highlights

Nursing - The nursing program offers a hands-on education for students to achieve their nursing dreams through the completion of a vocational nursing certificate, or through the completion of an associate of applied science degree in nursing. Leading laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment ensure that nursing students graduate with real world experience.

Fire Science - Fire science is a one- to two-year program that leads to either a basic structural firefighter certificate and/or an associate of applied science degree. Students will learn the skills needed to become a state certified firefighter through studying specific techniques while working with trained professionals.

Game Design and Simulation - Upon completion of the Game Design and Simulation program with either an associate of applied science degree or a one-year certificate, students will have learned all aspects of game design from concept to completion including documentation and play testing.

Dental Hygiene - Dental hygiene is a two-year program leading to an associate of applied science degree. Once they pass their state board exams, graduates will be an asset to future employers by knowing how to perform oral health assessments; expose, process and interpret x-rays when diagnosed by a dentist; remove soft and hard deposits above and below the gum line; and much more.

Cosmetology - The cosmetology program offers an associate of applied science degree as well as certificate programs in facial specialist and cosmetology operator to train future cosmetologists on various skills they can use to improve the personal appearances of their customers.

Men's, Women's and Intercultural Centers - The Men's and Women's Centers are designed to provide men and women with support services and academic enrichment programs to enhance the student life experience at the college. The Intercultural Center seeks to foster intercultural awareness, inclusiveness and respect for all in the LSC-Kingwood community.

The Center for Civic Engagement - The center encourages students, faculty and staff to become active citizens involved in their communities by providing opportunities and resources to engage in service oriented community activities. Campus programs that receive assistance and support are Service Learning, Student Life, Phi Theta Kappa, Public Achievement, Honors Program and Honors Student Organization.

Occupational Therapy - Occupational therapy is a dynamic allied health profession that provides specialized assistance to help people learn or regain skills needed to live productive and satisfying lives. Through their training, students will be able to show their patients with physical, emotional, social or developmental disabilities how to lead independent and successful lives.

Continuing Education - Continuing Education (CE) responds to community needs by opening its doors to all who are motivated to learn and enrich their lives. CE provides opportunities to change lives, improve skills, and develop talents leading to better jobs and a stronger community.

New! Process Technology - Process technology will prepare graduates for entry level careers as process technologists/operators in the petrochemical, refining, food and beverage, power generation, and pharmaceuticals industries. They will learn how to manage and control many aspects of the facilities that make fuels, chemicals, plastics and other products that help make modern society possible.

 
LSC-KINGWOOD
20000 Kingwood Drive
Kingwood, TX 77339-3801
1.800.883.7939   281.312.1600
 
LSC-ATASCOCITA CENTER
15903 West Lake Houston Parkway
Atascocita, TX 77044
832.775.0800
 
LSC-EMCID CENTER
21575 Highway 59 North
New Caney, TX 77357
281.312.1750
 
LSC-Process Technology Center
(Spring 2018)
14001 Lockwood Road
Houston, TX 77044
 

Lone Star College-Montgomery

About LSC-Montgomery

Located on 165 acres of pine forest between The Woodlands and Conroe, LSC-Montgomery was established as a comprehensive college to serve the residents of Montgomery County. LSC-Montgomery is many things to many people. For some it is the first step toward a degree - associate's, bachelor's or master's. For others, it offers career programs and certificates that lead to real jobs - in two years or less. Still others enjoy leisure learning opportunities, individual classes, artistic programs, library access, community events and more.

Highlights
  • Promotes student success by engaging students in a variety of opportunities that support their cultural, social, intellectual, leadership, personal and physical development while enhancing their overall college experience.
  • Offers more than 60 comprehensive areas of study for the traditional, full- or part-time student as well as workforce education and continuing education programs.
  • Delivers access to fully online degrees, hybrid classes, and individual online classes - flexible options to fit with each student's goals.
  • The Honors College at LSC-Montgomery provides a wide range of opportunities for high achieving students, such as graduating with an Honors AA or Honors AS degree, Honors distinction upon graduation, and individual honors course credit.
  • The Undergraduate Research Institute at LSC-Montgomery empowers students to participate in inquiry, methodology, and discovery at increasingly advanced levels in collaboration with faculty, both within the classroom and independently.
  • LSC-Montgomery's satellite campus, LSC-Conroe Center, is a comprehensive educational campus that provides a mix of academic transfer courses and corporate and workforce training programs.
  • The Write Place and the Student Tutoring And Research Center at LSC-Montgomery provide academic resources to support student success, including free tutoring, assistance with writing-related activities, print and online resources, as well as librarian assistance to support student research.
Selected Program Highlights

Biotechnology - The program prepares students to become biotechnology laboratory technicians and provides experiences with basic laboratory skills, math, genetic engineering, protein purification, cell culture, quality assurance and quality control, bioinformatics, computer skills, ethics, documentation, and teamwork.

Land Surveying & Mapping Technology - Surveying is an integral component of land usage by civil engineering, GIS, GPS, municipal planning, construction, and drafting. Levels of training include certified technician, Surveyor-In-Training, and Registered Professional Land Surveyor. 

Live Entertainment Technology (LET) - LSC-Montgomery is one of four schools in the nation to offer an associate degree and certificates in live entertainment technology. Students will be provided the foundational knowledge, skill and abilities to design, maintain and operate audio/video/lighting systems and equipment in a variety of work environments in the live entertainment industry.

Medical Radiologic Technology - Radiology and medical imaging are exciting fields within the healthcare industry. The radiologic technology program capitalizes on expanding opportunities by partnering directly with area hospitals and clinics to provide a unique, two-year associate of applied science degree plan.

Nursing - LSC-Montgomery offers training to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), and two options to become a Registered Nurse (RN).

Physical Therapist Assistant - The LSC-Montgomery Physical Therapist Assistant Program facilitates the development of critical-thinking skills, clinical competencies and ethical decision making behaviors consistent with the Physical Therapy profession and essential for the successful pursuit of a career in physical therapy as a physical therapist assistant.

LSC-MONTGOMERY
3200 College Park Dr.
Conroe, TX 77384-4500
Local: 936.273.7000
Metro: 936.321.5161

LoneStar.edu/Montgomery

LSC-CONROE CENTER
777 Conroe Park North Dr.
Conroe, TX 77303
936.521.4500
LoneStar.edu/ConroeCenter

Lone Star College-North Harris

About LSC-North Harris

Since 1973, Lone Star College-North Harris has been serving residents of the Aldine and Spring school districts. It was the first and founding college of Lone Star College and set the pace with quality, affordable education. In addition to the 200-acre main campus located in north Houston, LSC-North Harris serves thousands of students via two satellite centers - LSC-Greenspoint Center and LSC-Victory Center, with a third slated to open in fall 2018. Industry-specific classes are also offered through the college's specialized facilities, the LSC-Health Professions Building and the CHI LSC-North Harris School of Cosmetology, both of which capitalize on local partnerships to provide valuable training in high-demand fields.

Highlights
  • Flexible class schedules and first-class professors who recognize students' need to juggle classes with work and family responsibilities. Courses are held during the day, in the evening, on weekends and in fast-track, independent, online or individualized study formats.
  • More than 180 degree and certificate programs designed for both university transfer and career building.
  • A comprehensive library for students and the community, which includes a Makerspace-an interactive lab where students can use advanced technology to create, invent and learn.
  • Free tutoring, computer lab use, on-campus parking, intramural sports programs, plus a comprehensive weight training center, dance/aerobics studio, walking trail and gymnasium.
  • The college's Fine Arts department offers a comprehensive curriculum with programs in art, dance, theater and music.
  • The Health Professions Building, located near Houston Northwest Medical Center, is home to many of the college's Allied Health and Nursing programs, including Health Information Technology and Pharmacy Technology.
  • The CHI LSC-North Harris School of Cosmetology is a unique partnership that brings the world-renowned methods and products of Farouk Systems, Inc. to an exceptional cosmetology program at LSC-North Harris with an up-to-date curriculum and experienced instructors.
Selected Program Highlights

Visual Communication - In addition to developing design and conceptual skills, this degree program trains today's digital designers for careers in commercial art and design, desktop publishing, multimedia development, web design, 3-D animation, video and post production.

Welding Technology - The welding technology program is designed to prepare students for a career as a welding technician in the fabrication, construction and manufacturing industries.

Industrial Diesel Technology - Designed by experts in the field, this program offers the technical knowledge and hands-on skills required to maintain critical equipment for a number of growing industries.

Paralegal Studies - Prepares graduates for legal assistant and paralegal positions at law firms of all types and for the NALA Certified Legal Assistant exam.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology - The HVAC-R program offers training for a career in residential and/or light commercial environmental system services including repair, maintenance and installation.

Massage Therapy - The massage therapy certification program is accredited through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), and prepares students for the Massage Therapy Licensing Exam. Students in the program learn the practice of using touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body. 

Construction Supervision - The Construction Supervision Associate of Applied Science degree prepares graduates for entry-level careers as Construction Supervisors. This program is ideal for a craftsman working to move up into a superintendent or supervisor position in a large construction firm or subcontractor.

Electrical Technology - Specialized electrician courses are offered that emphasize application more than theoretical development. Courses complement on-the-job training and mirror real-world situations by providing classroom studies with hands-on applications.
The program also works with local electrician providers/companies to prepare students for the Texas State Licensing exam.

LSC-NORTH HARRIS
2700 W.W. Thorne Drive,
Houston, TX 77073-3499
281.618.5400
LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris

LSC-GREENSPOINT CENTER
250 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. East
Houston, TX 77060-2000
281.260.3500
LoneStar.edu/Greenspoint-Center

LSC-VICTORY CENTER
4141 Victory Drive
Houston, TX 77088-7321
281.810.5602
LoneStar.edu/Victory-Center

 

LSC-HEALTH PROFESSIONS BUILDING
17200 & 17202 Red Oak
Houston, TX 77090-2647
281.943.6900
 

CHI LSC-NORTH HARRIS SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY
910 E. Richey Road
Houston TX 77073
832.234.5600

Lone Star College-Tomball

About LSC-Tomball

Lone Star College-Tomball, the third of the six Lone Star Colleges, was the result of many years of dedication by community members to bring higher education to the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Residents of the Tomball Independent School District voted in 1982 to join Lone Star College and LSC-Tomball opened its doors for students in 1988. Today, LSC-Tomball serves thousands of students via two locations, the main campus and the LSC-Tomball Health Science building. The LSC-Creekside Center, an LSC-Tomball satellite center located in the Creekside area of The Woodlands, opened in January 2016. LSC-Tomball students can earn the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degrees, complete their general education courses for transfer to a four-year university, or earn workforce certificates in a variety of areas that lead to high-demand jobs.

Highlights
  • The Honors program, service learning, dual credit and international studies allow LSC-Tomball students to have an advanced academic college experience.
  • The LSC-Tomball Community Library, a joint library with the Harris County Public Library system, hous­es a wide variety of resources for the community, including a children's library, as well as a wealth of resources to serve the research needs of students.
  • In addition to traditional course offerings, fast track options, and "finish early" courses, it is now possible to become "Core-complete" exclusively online! Students enrolled at Lone Star College or any public university in Texas, must complete the Texas Core Curriculum.
  • To support student success, LSC-Tomball offers professional advising and counseling, financial aid services, recruitment and outreach services, testing and tutoring support, and accommodations for students with disabilities. Additionally, a vibrant Student Life department provides students with many opportunities to get connected, make friends, learn leadership skills, and enhance their academic experience.
  • Continuing education courses for lifelong learners are also available. Discovery College provides a safe and fun college experience during the summer for students age 6 - 17. The Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) program offers opportunities for adults age 50+ to take free or low-cost classes and participate in personal interest activities. Preparation courses for the General Educational Development (GED) test are also offered, along with other adult basic education courses.
Selected Program Highlights

Veterinary Technology - LSC-Tomball's Vet Tech program has been twice recognized as an exemplary program by the State of Texas and its students have one of the highest success rates in passing the state and national board exams among the 218 accredited programs in the U.S. and Canada.

Surgical Technology - Surgical technologists assist in the operating room under the direct supervision of surgeons and registered nurses. LSC-Tomball is the only college in the area to offer the Surgical Technology program.

Pharmacy Technology - Prepares graduates to pass the Board Exam and become Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhT) as well as earn an AAS degree.

Computer Networking Technology/Cisco - Certifications in Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) are offered. All courses are taught by Certified Cisco Academic Instructors and feature web-based content, simulations and hands-on labs.

Electrical Technology - This program emphasizes application over theory, complements on-the-job training, mirrors real world situations and prepares graduates for the Texas State Licensing exam.

Petroleum Data Technology - Students study to earn a certificate in this information technology field of study that specializes in measuring geological data and using sonic, electrical, and seismic instruments to prospect for oil or gas. Petroleum Technologists support Geologists, Reservoir Engineers, and Drilling and Petroleum Engineers.

Arts - A variety of courses are offered in art, photography, music, and drama.

Business Administration - One-year specialization certificates are available in Human Resources, Marketing and Business Management. A two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Business Administration is an advanced degree that more fully prepares students for employment.

CPA - Courses approved by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy to sit for the Texas CPA exam are offered online and in class. To qualify for the CPA program, a B.A. or B.S. (in any discipline) is required.

lifePATH™ Program - This program provides a unique opportunity for adult students to learn the social and skill expectations needed in the business world, the academic world, and personal relationships. It is a four-year comprehensive model of post-secondary educational opportunities for students who have disabilities that affect executive functioning.

LSC-TOMBALL
30555 Tomball Parkway
      Tomball, TX 77375-4096      
281.351.3300
LoneStar.edu/Tomball

 
LSC-TOMBALL HEALTH SCIENCE BUILDING
700 Graham St.
Tomball, TX 77375-3353
281.351.3300

LSC-CREEKSIDE CENTER
8747 West New Harmony Trail
The Woodlands, Texas 77389
281.351.3300
LoneStar.edu/Creekside-Center

Lone Star College-University Park

About LSC-University Park

Lone Star College-University Park, the system's sixth college, opened for classes in spring 2010 where Compaq Computer and Hewlett Packard's world headquarters once were on State Highway 249 at Louetta Road.

It is designed to be a college as well as an incubator for innovative partnerships between education, business and industry, and the community. Along with two-year degrees and certificates in many areas, LSC-University Park also offers bachelor's and master's degrees at the LSC-University Center at LSC-University Park, through partnerships with a number of four-year universities. LSC-University Park also houses LSC-Online, the Veterans Affairs Center, Lone Star Corporate College and the Lone Star College Conference Center. The Lone Star College Energy & Manufacturing Institute is also part of LSC-University Park.

LSC-University Park is one location with many opportunities, making higher education convenient, affordable and accessible to the northwest Harris County community.

Highlights
  • Offers associate degrees, credit and non-credit courses, workforce training and continuing ed­ucation classes and certificates in many areas.
  • Paths to degrees include instruction in person, online and in hybrid formats, providing a variety of learning environments to help students succeed.
  • LSC-University Park offers online classes and ar­eas of study that fit any schedule. Students enjoy the flexible learning environment led by faculty who are skilled in online teaching and course development.
  • Faculty members possess the academic creden­tials, business and industry experience, and student-centered focus that deepen critical and creative thinking to enhance student success.
  • Interactive teaching and engaged learning.
  • On-site "first-stop" student services including admissions, financial aid assistance, tutoring, advising, counseling, and assessment and placement testing.
  • On-site bookstore, digital library services, computer resources, childcare at the YMCA Children's Academy and much more to help students achieve their goals.
  • Specialized services available for veterans, in­ternational students, and ADA accommodations.
  • University partners offer bachelor's and master's level classes and degrees on-site at the same fa­cility. Current LSC-University Center at University Park partners include: University of Houston and University of Houston-Downtown.
  • 2+2 programs offer seamless credit transfer - two years at Lone Star College with two years at a four-year university on site.
  • Free tutoring services, free math and science homework help at The Homework Hotspot & The Science Hotspot.
Selected Program Highlights

LSC-University Park is the newest campus within Lone Star College. LSC-University Park has two-year degree programs that transfer directly to our University Partners (University of Houston-Downtown and University of Houston). LSC-University Park also offers online degree program options for busy adults.

AA in Speech Communications - LSC-University Park offers an Associate of Arts in Speech Communications. Students develop knowledge and skill in expressing ideas verbally and nonverbally. They learn to interpret, debate ideas, work productively in teams, and examine the role of culture in communication.

AA in Teaching - LSC-University Park offers courses that fulfill the state requirements for an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT). A variety of courses are offered to meet the diverse goals of education majors. The AAT degree offers the first two years of classes toward initial teacher certification. All courses in the AAT lead to teacher certification programs at a four-year university.

AAS in Accounting - The Associate of Applied Science in Accounting degree is designed to prepare students for occupations in the accounting profession. Students are prepared for entry-level work in investment planning, auditing, accounts payable and accounts receivable.

AAS in Mechatronics Technician and AAS in Petroleum Field Service Technician - Students who would like to earn their Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree begin by completing the Field Service Technician Level I Certificate. Students can obtain an entry-level position in the workforce, or build on their skills and complete the Mechatronics Technician Level II Certificate or the Petroleum Field Service Technician Level II Certificate. Each of these Level II Certificates lead to an AAS degree: Mechatronics Technician AAS or Petroleum Field Service Technician AAS.

AAS in Law Enforcement - Are you already a TCOLE certified peace officer? The Associate in Applied Science degree in Law Enforcement will enhance students' skills in law enforcement and will prepare them for the responsibilities and duties of a peace officer of the 21st century.

AS in Engineering - The Associate of Science in Engineering degree provides students with the basic foundational knowledge in the engineering field. Students in the engineering program will be prepared to pursue degrees in biomedical, civil, electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering.

LSC-UNIVERSITY PARK
20515 State Highway 249 at Louetta Rd.
Houston, TX 77070
281.290.2600
LoneStar.edu/UniversityPark

Energy & Manufacturing Institute
11521 Compaq Center West Drive
Houston, TX 77070
281.290.1899

What are the LSC-University Centers?

Higher Education Close to Home

The Lone Star College-University Centers offer junior, senior, graduate and doctoral level classes through partnerships with several universities. Students who enroll with one of the partner universities on-site at either The Woodlands or University Park locations are able to complete a bachelors, masters or doctorate degree (or teaching certificate) without traveling to the university campuses.

LSC-UNIVERSITY CENTER AT THE WOODLANDS
3232 College Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77384
936.273.7510
936.321.4500 (Metro)
  • Our Lady of the Lake University-Weekend College
  • Sam Houston State University
  • University of Houston-Victoria
  • University of St. Thomas
LSC-UNIVERSITY CENTER AT UNIVERSITY PARK
20515 State Highway 249 at Louetta
Houston, TX 77070
281.290.2600
  • Sam Houston State University
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Lone Star College University Centers

Student Success

Student success and credential completion - students completing their educational goals - is a core value for Lone Star College.

LSC works to provide proven steps and procedures to help students from the first day they step on campus until they complete their degree or credential - whatever their educational goal. In addition to associate degrees and certifications in career and technical education, Lone Star College opens doors for students who want to continue their education and obtain a four-year degree and more.

Transfer Made Easy

The Lone Star College University Center model is unique, innovative and is one that has been duplicated at many colleges across the country. Transferring to a four-year university partner has never been easier for Lone Star College students.

First, LSC university center partners have operations on site at the Lone Star College University Centers, which makes for a smoother transition process. Also, specific transfer programs-like the 2+2 program-allow students to take their first two years of classes at Lone Star College and then the second two years of upper-level courses at one of the university partners, without having to reapply.

Joint Admission

Students are also able to better maximize the number of courses completed at Lone Star College that can be applied toward their bachelor's degrees by joint admission, which allows students to co-enroll at a partner university while attending Lone Star College. Benefits include a simplified application process, discounted or no application fees, and complete access to the facilities and resources of both institutions.

Reverse Transfer

Lone Star College also has reverse transfer programs with its University Center partner universities, and other colleges in Texas, which establish policies and procedures for credits earned at universities to be transferred back to Lone Star College and applied toward associate degrees. Students wishing to obtain an associate degree while attending a partner university are able to transfer university credit toward the Lone Star College associate degree.

LSC-University Center at The Woodlands

As the first of two university center locations at Lone Star College, the LSC-University Center at The Woodlands has been setting the standard for on-site delivery of various upper level bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs for more than 10 years. It is conveniently located in a 78,000-square-foot building on the edge of the LSC-Montgomery campus.

Students are able to select from more than 40 programs offered by six universities operating on site: Lamar University, National American University, Our Lady of the Lake University-Weekend College, Sam Houston State University, Stephen F. Austin State University, and University of St. Thomas. Call 936.273.7510 or visit LoneStar.edu/ UC-TheWoodlands.

Highlights
  • Students are able to complete freshman and sophomore level requirements from any Lone Star College or any other Texas community college before transferring to one of the partner universities.
  • In addition to junior- and senior-level courses leading to bachelor's degrees, four of the partner universities offer graduate programs for master's and two universities offer doctoral degrees on-site.
  • Classes offered are identical to those offered on the university home campuses. Each university's faculty teach courses on site at the University Center.
  • Students have access to the University Centers wireless network and a virtual library connecting them to their home university library.
  • Visit LoneStar.edu/UC-TheWoodlands for detailed descriptions of programs.

LSC-University Center at University Park

The second of the Lone Star College university centers, LSC-University Center at University Park is also designed to provide easy transfer for LSC graduates into advance degrees and programs offered by the four-year university partners on site at this location. The university partners offer more than 30 unduplicated degrees to help advance the educational goals of students after attaining an associate degree with Lone Star College.To provide for easier access to upper-level education, LSC-University Center at University Park offers a 2+2 transfer agreement which gives students the opportunity to earn a two-year AA or AS degree (some AAS degrees
apply) from Lone Star College and then continue with two years at one of the partner universities on site to complete a bachelor's degree.

Highlights
  •  Lone Star College advisors and partner university advisors are available in one location to assist students planning to transfer into a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, along with professional certification programs.
  • Students are able to complete freshman and sophomore level requirements from any Lone Star College before transferring to one of the partner universities on site.
  • The campus consists of five major office buildings and facilities totaling more than 1.2 million square feet with supporting facilities and parking.
  • Complete student support services for Lone Star College and each university are also available, including assistance with applications, admission, degree planning, class transfer and transcript analysis.
  • Lone Star College advisors and university partner advisors are on site weekdays and are available by appointment or walk-in.
  • Programs offered are of the same quality as those on the university home campuses and are taught by partner faculty members.
  • Students have access to a variety of multi-media equipment, computer labs and an electronic library connecting them to their home universities and other library services, inter-library loans, and research opportunities.
  • Visit LoneStar.edu/UC-UniversityPark for detailed descriptions of each program offered.

Lone Star College-Online

LSC-Online supports online students and faculty, as well as managing the delivery of online cours­es and online components of hybrid courses. Fully online courses are delivered completely online using synchronous and/or asynchronous activities. Hybrid courses combine online in­struction with campus-based instruction. Both fully online and hybrid courses may include learning activities such as discussions, proj­ects, exams, presentations, and papers. The content and transferability of online and hybrid courses are the same as traditional face-to-face on-campus courses. Students enrolled in online and hybrid courses have the same rights and responsibilities as those enrolled in traditional campus-based courses.

Students can complete all the course require­ments online for multiple associate degrees and certificates. Students can also complete core courses for transfer to a four-year university.  For additional information, email LSC-Online Advising at onlineadvisor@LoneStar.edu, or visit the Web at LoneStar.edu/LSC-Online.

State Authorization

Postsecondary institutions must obtain autho­rization to offer distance education courses and programs to students that reside outside of Texas. As a member of the National Council on State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), Lone Star College is permitted to offer distance education courses and programs to students in other NC-SARA participating states without seeking state authorization. Exceptions may be available for active duty or veteran students. For an up-to-date list of SARA States and Institutions, visit  www.nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions. For a current list of state authorizations outside of SARA member states, visit LoneStar.edu/LSC-Online.

Career and Technical Education

In addition to associate degrees and college transfer credits, Lone Star College opens doors to personal growth with Career and Technical Education (CTE) certification programs, professional development seminars and conferences, and community education classes.

Whether the goal is to start a new career, improve current job skills, learn a new language, prepare for the GED or other standardized tests, or take a class to learn something new, Lone Star College has something for all ages. In most cases, no college application or prior testing is required. Class start dates are avail­able throughout the year.

For those interested in earning a Career and Technical Education certification to start a new career or improve current job skills, Lone Star College opens doors to high-demand careers in:

  • Architecture & Construction
  • Arts, Audio/Visual Technology & Communications
  • Business Management & Administration
  • Education & Training
  • Energy & Manufacturing
  • Finance
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Industry Certification Prep
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

CTE students earn continuing education units (CEU's) and may be eligible for articulating them to semester credit hours (SCH), depending on the CTE courses taken. In addition, workforce scholarships may be available to those who qualify. To learn more about Lone Star Colleges Career and Technical Education certification programs, go to LoneStar.edu/CTE.

Lone Star College also offers community edu­cation classes for all ages. Programs include:

  • The Academy for Lifelong Learning, a membership community that offers free and low-cost classes, events and activities for adults age 50 and older.
  • Discovery College, which offers educa­tional and fun camp programs from June through August for kids ages 6 to 18.
  • English as a Second Language, and other languages, at levels ranging from beginner to advanced.
  • GED (General Educational Development) preparation and testing.
  • Test preparation for the ACT, SAT, THEA and others.
  • Fine arts, sports and recreation, computer classes, and more.

For more information on Lone Star College's Community Education programs, go to LoneStar.edu/CE.

Continuing Education and Credit Linked Courses

Students may enroll in continuing education courses that are linked to semester credit hour courses in which both credit and continuing education students attend the same class. Continuing education students who register for linked courses must meet the same requirements and prerequisites as credit students. Students registered through continuing education earn continuing education units (CEUs).

Linked CTE courses are aligned to credit courses, so students who successfully complete a linked CTE course may apply for the credit version of the course.  For more information on CE to Credit Articulation, go to http://www.lonestar.edu/learning-assessment.htm#criteria.

Lone Star Corporate College

Lone Star Corporate College partners with Houston-based, global corporations to identify and meet the Houston regions workforce training needs. Through both customized and standardized training programs, Lone Star Corporate College works to ensure that these organizations' employees receive the technical training they need to remain highly skilled and effective in their industries.

Lone Star Corporate College has training programs for several industries, specializing in energy, healthcare, computer technology, and advanced manufacturing. Training can be held on-site, at a Lone Star College campus, or online. Subject matter experts with years of industry experience teach all programs.

In addition, Lone Star Corporate College also holds several professional development seminars throughout the year and has two full-service conference centers located in Houston and in The Woodlands for corporate and community events.

For more information, go to LoneStar.edu/CorporateCollege.

Community Partnerships

Lone Star Colleges Office of External Affairs helps coordinate community, economic, and small business development activities with each Lone Star College. The Small Business Develop­ment Center and the North Houston Regional Center for Economic Development provide a central contact point for 10 area chambers of commerce and the North Houston Association. For more information, contact the LSC Office of External Affairs at 832.813.6620.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Information on some student rights and responsibilities are included below. For additional information, please refer to the LSC Board Policy Manual.  

If there is any conflict between the LSC Board Policy and this catalog, the LSC Board Policy will govern.

The information set forth in this catalog is intended to be informational and not contractual in nature. LSC reserves and retains the right to amend, alter, change, delete or modify any of the provisions of this catalog at any time or in any manner that the administration or the LSC Board of Trustees deems to be in the best interest of LSC.

The information stated herein is for the students benefit and assistance. The administration of LSC reserves the right to act as final interpreter of this catalog. Additionally, LSC reserves the right to change, without prior notice, tuition, fees, requirements and regulations, as obligated by district or legislative action and as allowed by law.

LSC cannot guarantee that courses listed in this catalog will be offered in any given term or year at any college. Registration for a particular section, course or program will be permitted only until available classroom space or facilities have been filled. LSC reserves the right to cancel any course or section for which enrollment is insufficient.

A student who wishes to review documents regarding the accreditation of Lone Star College may do so by making an appointment with the Chief Student Services Officer (CSSO).

Communication

All official communication from Lone Star College to its students is delivered through its web portal system, myLoneStar, and Lone Star College provided email accounts.

Computer System Availability

Lone Star College recognizes the value technology adds to teaching and learning, and built a robust and stable infrastructure to support it. Because regular maintenance of computer systems is critical to their performance and efficiency, planned downtimes are normally performed after-hours to minimize disruption to faculty, students and staff. Advanced notice of the scheduled maintenance is distributed in many ways and provides information on the services impacted with estimated start and end times. Users are encouraged to note these communications and plan accordingly. Contact the Service Desk at 813.813.6600 or OTS@LoneStar.edu for updates.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Lone Star College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employ­ment. Lone Star College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orien­tation, nationality or ethnicity in its programs and activities.

The LSC Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources is designated as the LSC Equal Opportunity Officer and Title IX Coordinator for employees. The LSC Associate Vice Chan­cellor, Student Success, is designated as the Title IX Coordinator for students.

All employee inquiries concerning LSC policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504), and complaints may be directed to:

Chief Human Resources Officer, 
Equal Opportunity Officer, 
Title IX Coordinator
5000 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77381
832.813.6520  HR-Compliance@lonestar.edu

The LSC Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Success, is designated as the LSC Title IX Coordinator for students. All student inquiries concerning LSC policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504), and complaints may be directed to:

Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Success
Title IX Coordinator
5000 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77381
832.813. 6841    Student-Compliance@lonestar.edu

Inquiries about the laws and compliance may also be directed to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education. For further information, visit ed.gov for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area or call 1-800-421-3481.

Health Occupations Clinical Requirement

Lone Star College policy is consistent with Texas law as to requirements and admission of any resident or non-resident student. For admission and tuition purposes, residency is defined within Texas Education Code §54.052. In addition, LSC will notify students prior to, but not as a condition or requirement of admission, if a health care facility requires students to provide a Social Security number as a condition of being assigned to a clinical facility. Students who are unable to complete the LSC health program clinical skills requirement will not be able to complete the program due to a lack of clinical placement. Additionally, LSC will notify students that a Social Security number may be required for a background check, and may also be required for taking the licensing examination upon completion of program requirements. Students with student visas may have to provide additional or alternate information.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather or emer­gency closing, the location executive officer or designee may cancel all or some of the college classes. Generally, such decisions will be made between 5:30 and 6 a.m. for day classes and by 3 p.m. for evening classes. When off-campus facilities are closed for any reason, the college classes at those sites will also be canceled. The closing announcement will be made on local radio/television stations or go to our website at LoneStar.edu. If a student or employee believes that weather conditions will put them in danger or at risk, they should follow all safety precautions. 

Minors on Campus

Lone Star College is a community college system that embraces our communities and welcomes residents of all ages. However, in order to provide for the safety of all children, students who are enrolled in credit classes and who are age 15 or younger must have a parent, legal guardian or authorized responsible adult at the LSC campus, center or facility to monitor the student's activities outside of class and to be immediately available in case of an emergency. LSC students' children may not enter a classroom without the classroom instructor's prior written permission.  All minors on campus are subject to all LSC policies and procedures. 

LSC campuses with a Harris County Public Library operating on the college campus will comply with HCPL regulations regarding children in the library.

Dual-credit and other similar programs are governed by the applicable agreement between LSC and the independent school district or other secondary education institution. Students participating in a LSC approved program must abide by the requirements specified in the agreement. If the agreement does not specify supervision requirements, then the College's policy and procedures of supervision apply. 

Students with Disability Rights

LSC recognizes and supports the principles set forth in federal and state laws designed to prevent and eliminate discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. LSC believes in equal access to educational opportunities for all individuals and is committed to making reasonable accommodations, including furnishing auxiliary aids and services, for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law. Please review LSC's Board Policy and Chancellor's Procedures on Students with Disability Rights to find more information including how to request accommodation.

Policy & Procedures: LoneStar.edu/policy
Disability Services: LoneStar.edu/disability-services

Campus Carry

The Texas Legislature enacted campus carry by passing Senate Bill 11, effective at LSC on August 1, 2017.  Senate Bill 11, known as the "Campus Carry" law, amends Section 411.2031 of the Texas Government Code to allow license holders to carry concealed handguns on college campuses. To carry a concealed handgun on LSC campuses, an individual must have a valid License to Carry issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

LSC has established rules and regulations regarding enforcement of Campus Carry. Lone Star College prohibits concealed carry in some areas of LSC campuses. For more information about Campus Carry, visit the LSC Campus Carry website at http://www.lonestar.edu/campuscarry.

Clery Act

LSC complies with the Jeanne Clery Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, Violence Against Women Act of 2013, and the Jacob Wetterling Crimes against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act. Relevant information can be found in the Lone Star College Annual Security Report available online at LoneStar.edu/campus-police and LoneStar.edu/stopp 

Please review LSC's Board Policy and Chancellor's Procedures on Sexual Harassment, Assault, Violence, and Discrimination Process to find more information including how to report a violation to the Title IX Coordinator. Policy & Procedures: LoneStar.edu/policy

College Police

The police officers of Lone Star College are commissioned peace officers with the State of Texas and are granted the same law enforcement authority as any other police or sheriff's department. The officers are obligated to enforce all federal, state and local laws, in addition to college policies. The police department works with state and local police agencies, as needed, to ensure a safe environment for students, staff, faculty and visitors to the college. More detailed information is available at LoneStar.edu/police regarding campus safety and security. Contact the LSC police at 281.290.5911 (dial 5911 from any campus telephone).

Parking

All students, visitors, faculty and staff at Lone Star College who operate a vehicle on college property are required to register their vehicle on-line with the Parking Administration Office of the Lone Star College Police Department and obtain a parking permit assigning a designated colored permit for parking. The college reserves the right to require proof of ownership of the vehicle being registered.

Parking permits are required 24 hours a day. Current permits must be properly displayed on vehicles at all times. Violators may be subject to a citation. Additional parking and traffic regulations may be found online at LoneStar.edu/parking.

Racial Profiling

The LSC Police Department prohibits the practice known as racial profiling by its officers. More information can be found at LoneStar.edu/racial-profiling.

Sex Offender Policy

The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Article 62.153 mandates each person required to register as a sex offender, and who intends to be employed, work with a contractor, or attend classes at Lone Star College, to register with the College's Police Department at least seven (7) days before reporting to any LSC campus. As part of this registration, the individual must submit information pertinent to his or her offenses, which will be forwarded to the College's Review Committee for a determination of eligibility for employment, vendor services, or enrollment. A person seeking to be enrolled as a student must first be approved before completing the registration process. Failure to register and receive necessary approval under this section may result in immediate suspension, dismissal, or termination of employment.

Sex Offender Data

Information concerning registered sex offenders on any Lone Star campus can be accessed from the Lone Star Police website at LoneStar.edu/sex-offenders