As a result of the 2014 bond passage, Lone Star College-Kingwood will continue to offer quality workforce programs.
LSC-Kingwood will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 4 at 9 a.m. for its new Lone Star College Process Technology Center. The facility is scheduled to open in 2017.
“The program will prepare graduates for entry level careers as process technologists/operators in the petrochemical, plastics, food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries,” said Maribeth Stitt, dean of the Business, Technology, Communication and Languages Division at LSC-Kingwood.
The 40,200 square feet facility will be located on 8.3 acres in Generation Park. Until it is built, the Process Technology program will start in January 2017 at the LSC-Atascocita Center. The new program will use state-of-the-art simulation equipment, hands-on training with a fully functional pilot plant, applied technology, and general academic coursework to train students.
“Students will develop the skills required to be successful process technologists/operators,” Stitt said. “Our goal is to prepare students to be competent and confident in the field of process technology and operations.”
In addition to process technology, students will learn instrumentation technology, logistics, and occupational health and safety skills. Students enrolled in the program will have the opportunity to earn second level certificates or an Associate of Applied Science degree. In the future, the program will expand to offer an advanced technical certificate in analyzer technology.
“Lone Star College is a great asset to our community,” said John Flournoy, director of sales and leasing at McCord Development. “Equally so, the college will be a great asset to the companies at Generation Park because they have such a collaborative approach to developing the kind of curriculum that is well-suited to our economy.”
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Known for its leadership, innovation and steadfast commitment to student success, Lone Star College provides high-quality academic transfer and workforce education/career training programs to more than 83,000 credit students each semester, and a total enrollment of 95,000 students. LSC is trainingtomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to promote student success and economic prosperity. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, which consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.