Lone Star College–North Harris
|Lone Star College–North Harris|
|Chancellor||Richard Carpenter, Ph.D.|
|President||Steve Head, Ph.D., LSCS|
|Location||Harris County, Texas, USA|
|Campus||Urban, 254 acres (1 km²)|
|Colors||Blue and Red|
|Affiliations||Lone Star College System|
Lone Star College–North Harris (formerly North Harris College) is a public community college, located in unincorporated Harris County, Texas, United States, adjacent to Houston and offering Associate's degrees and program certifications in over 110 fields of study. LSC-North Harris is a part of the Lone Star College System, a community college system that serves the Greater Houston area.
It was established in 1972 by voters in the Aldine, Humble and Spring Independent School Districts, located in the northern parts of Houston and Harris County. Lone Star College–North Harris, opened 1973, serves more than 11,000 students and is the district's only source for automotive technology, health information technology, child development and family studies, paralegal studies, medical assisting and pharmacy technology programs. To provide neighborhood centers that serve residents in the greater Greenspoint and South Aldine areas, Lone Star College–North Harris has two full-service satellite centers.
On January 22, 2013, three people were injured in a shooting in the campus courtyard near the library. The gunman was heard arguing with a student named Jody Neal, and initially walked away but returned and pulled out a handgun from his backpack. The gunman shot Neal three times. A maintenance man was hit in the leg by a bullet. The shooter accidentally shot himself in the buttocks area. Witnesses said up to six shots were fired.
Immediately after the shooting, the campus was evacuated and put on "lockdown." Two individuals with multiple gunshot wounds were in serious condition at Ben Taub Hospital. A fourth person suffered a heart attack and was also taken to the hospital. The shooter fled into nearby woods and was followed by officers who later apprehended him.
There were two people detained for further questioning and later that day, Carlton Berry, age 22, who is believed to be the gunman, was charged with aggravated assault in the shootings. These charges were later dropped.
The LSC-North Harris campus is situated on 254 acres (1 km²) of land originally owned by Aldine ISD, located just several hundred feet from Aldine's Nimitz High School. It is about 20 miles (32 km) north of Downtown Houston.
Degree and certificate programs
- Automotive Technology
- Aviation Management
- Integrated Technologies
- Criminal Justice
- Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Professions
- Engineering Technology
- Health Information Technology
- Heating, Ventilation, AC & Refrigeration Technology
- Hospitality Management
- Interpreter Training Technology
- Machining Technology
- Medical Assisting
- Medical transcription
- Paralegal Studies
- Pharmacy Technology
- Teacher Education
- Welding and Inspection Technology
Health Professions Building
LSC-Health Professions Building opening June 2011; students who are currently accepted into LSC-North Harris' Nursing and Medical Assisting programs and LSC-Kingwood's Respiratory Therapy program will be attending classes spring 2011 in this fully renovated, 4,800 sq ft (450 m2). facility specifically designed for allied health occupations training. The building is located at 826 Peakwood Drive on FM 1960, just 5 miles (8.0 km) from LSC-North Harris.
Programs that will be offered at the Health Professions Building includes: Nursing, Medical Assisting, Surgical Technology, Respiratory Technology, and Simulation lab.
Visit the campus construction updates page to view slide show and floor plans.
Satellite/High school campuses
- LSC-Greenspoint Center (Formally Parkway Center)
- Greenspoint Center is the current home to North Houston-Greenspoint Chamber of Commerce.
- 250 N. Sam Houston Pkwy E.
- Houston, TX 77060
- 4141 Victory Dr.
- Houston, TX 77088
- 4400 Aldine Mail Route Rd.
- Houston, TX 77039
Previously the Parkway Center in Greenspoint and in Houston was within the North Harris College.
Clubs and Organizations
LSC-NH has an award-winning public speaking team headed by Wade Hescht. The program has won numerous national and regional speech and debate tournaments, including many Readers Theater championships.
- Lone Star becomes largest community college in the state
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