Lone Star College–North Harris

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Lone Star College–North Harris
Lone Star College–North Harris (logo).png
Established 1973
Type Community College
Chancellor Richard Carpenter, Ph.D.
President Steve Head, Ph.D., LSCS
Students 18,478[1]
Location Harris County, Texas, USA
Campus Urban, 254 acres (1 km²)
Colors Blue and Red
Mascot Hurricanes
Affiliations Lone Star College System
Website http://northharris.lonestar.edu

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.

History[edit]

LSC–North Harris

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.

2013 shooting[edit]

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.[2] A maintenance man was hit in the leg by a bullet. The shooter accidentally shot himself in the buttocks area.[3][4] Witnesses said up to six shots were fired.[3]

Immediately after the shooting, the campus was evacuated and put on "lockdown."[5] 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.[6][7] The shooter fled into nearby woods and was followed by officers who later apprehended him.[4]

There were two people detained for further questioning[8] and later that day, Carlton Berry, age 22, who is believed to be the gunman, was charged with aggravated assault in the shootings.[9] These charges were later dropped.[1]

Location[edit]

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.[citation needed] It is about 20 miles (32 km) north of Downtown Houston.[10]

Degree and certificate programs[edit]

Health Professions Building[edit]

LSC-Health Professions Building opening June 2011;[11] 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.

Campus Centers[edit]

LSC-Greenspoint Center. Former home to Lone Star College System Office.
LSC-Victory Center
  • 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

Previously the Parkway Center in Greenspoint and in Houston was within the North Harris College.[12]

Clubs and Organizations[edit]

Forensics

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lone Star becomes largest community college in the state
  2. ^ "HCSO: Man, 22, charged in shooting at Lone Star College". Click2Houston. January 23, 2013. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Homer, Michelle. "Precinct 4: Three people shot at Lone Star College in North Harris County | khou.com Houston". Khou.com. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  4. ^ a b "3 injured in shooting, fight at Lone Star College in Houston". CNN. January 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ Kingkade, Tyler (January 22, 2013). "Lone Star College Shooting: Multiple People Shot At Texas College Campus". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/2013/01/shooting-reported-at-lone-star-college-campus-in-houston.html/
  7. ^ "Lone Star College Shooting Leaves 3 Injured, 'Person of Interest' in Custody". ABC News. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Kingkade, Tyler (January 22, 2013). "Multiple People Shot After Texas College Shooting". Huffington Post. 
  9. ^ "Carlton Berry, Suspect In Lone Star College Shooting, Charged With Aggravated Assault". Huffington Post. January 23, 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Two shot at Lone Star College in north Houston." KTRK. January 22, 2013. Retrieved on January 22, 2013.
  11. ^ lonestar.edu PDF (1.69 MB), Page: 75
  12. ^ "Addresses and Phone Numbers." North Harris Montgomery Community College District. January 2, 2003. Retrieved on April 5, 2010.

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