Lone Star College–Tomball

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Lone Star College–Tomball
LSC-Tomball Logo.png
Established 1988
Type Community College
President Dr. Susan Karr, Ph.D.
Students 8,862[1]
Location Tomball, Texas, USA
Campus Urban, 143 acres (.5787 km²)
Colors Red, white, and blue
Mascot Timberwolves
Affiliations Lone Star College System
Website http://lonestar.edu/tomball

Lone Star College–Tomball (formerly Tomball College) is one of five colleges in the Lone Star College System (LSCS).

Dedicated and opened in 1988, the college sits on a 143 acres (0.58 km2)[2] (.5787 km²) on SH 249 north of FM 2920 and just south of Spring Creek, which acts as the border between Harris County and Montgomery County. The mailing address for the campus is 30555 Tomball Highway, Tomball, TX, 77375.

Facilities[edit]

In 1985, LSCS purchased 143 acres (0.58 km2) in northwest Tomball, Texas. A single megastructure was chosen as the design instead of building several different buildings.[2] The basic design is a cruciform design with each of the four wings named after the compass direction that it points in, resulting in a North, South, East and West wing. Since then the college has grown in size. First the South Wing was expanded; several years later, the college went through a major expansion. In this expansion, the West wing was extended; however, the major work occurred in the East Wing, which greatly extended the size of the campus. In 2005, another expansion project was finished, during which time the library was moved and expanded to its current form as a joint project with Harris County. Also in the project, a Wellness Center, with racquetball courts, basketball court and indoor walking track, was opened in the North Wing.

Degrees and Certificates Offered[edit]

Lone Star College–Tomball offers the following degrees, among others:[3]

Library[edit]

Lone Star College–Tomball and Community Library is a joint partnership with the Lone Star College System (LSCS) and the Harris County Public Library system HCPL). It is located at the Lone Star College System-Tomball campus on Tomball Parkway (Highway 249), Tomball, Texas and housed in a 72,000-square-foot (6,700 m2), two-storied building. The library is equipped with over 150 public access computers and laptops, study rooms, seminar rooms, conference/meeting rooms and a high speed internet connection. It is open 71 hours per week. The Library also has two computer labs with 62 computers for classes and training. Patrons of the library have access to over three million books and audiovisual items owned by LSCS, HCPL and Montgomery County Memorial Library System (MCMLS) . In addition, patrons also have access to over 100 databases that consist of articles, primary documents and thousands of electronic books. An array of furniture for comfortable seating, as well as traditional study tables are found on both floors. The librarians offer a variety of workshops, research techniques and computer classes, and special programming throughout the year to enhance the information and literacy skills of children, adults and teens. The Library also offers a Teen Room, Children's Department, a Drive-Thru Book Drop, and an Internet Cafe. Library programs, including book discussions, author visits, story times, crafts and other special activities, are also available for all ages. These programs, in addition to the vast resources of both print and online materials accessible via a high speed internet connection, make a unique learning experience for students and all patrons of the library. The library also houses the Extended Learning Center (ELC) which offers tutoring services to both college students and middle and high school students. The ELC also includes the Assessment Center which facilitates regular and make-up tests for students, and also Pearson VUE and CLEP exams.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ LSC-Tomball Fast Facts 2012-2013
  2. ^ a b Lonestar College-Tomball History
  3. ^ Tomball College Degrees and Programs

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