Training/Education Directory Featured

8:00pm EDT June 25, 2009

Brazosport College

500 College Drive
Lake Jackson TX, 77566
(979) 230-3000
www.brazosport.edu
Millicent Valek
President
About
Brazosport College offers science and liberal arts associate degrees designed to give students a broad academic foundation to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Other degrees and certificates give students the opportunity to learn job skills to start a career after graduation. Many of these career programs offer transfer options.
Key areas of study
Applied technology, business, arts, nursing, business

College of the Mainland

1200 Amburn Road
Texas City, TX 77591
(409) 938-1211
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Larry Durrence
Interim president
About
College of the Mainland is a learning-centered, comprehensive community college focusing on student success and the intellectual and economic prosperity of surrounding communities. In 2003, the college opened a 7,500-square-foot Learning Center to address the community’s education and training. The Learning Center offers college credit as well as continuing education classes.
Founded: 1966
Key areas of study
Senior adult program, learning center, associate of science, developmental math, developmental writing

Houston Community College

3100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 718-2000
www.hccs.edu
Mary S. Spangler
Chancellor
About
Houston Community College is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering opportunities for academic advancement, work force training, career development and lifelong learning. The college conducts economic analyses of the metropolitan areas then forms training to meet those needs. The college offers traditional learning settings, online courses and certificate programs.
Key areas of study
Continuing education, adult basic education, distance education, English as a second language, adult high school

Lee College

200 Lee Drive
Baytown, TX 77520
(281) 427-5611
www.lee.edu
Michael Murphy
President
About
Lee College has more than 9,000 students are enrolled in academic, technical, education and noncredit continuing education programs each semester. Basic education is available for those seeking to improve skills in reading, writing and mathematics.
Founded: 1934
Key areas of study
Nursing, accounting, biology, architecture, history

Lone Star Corporate College

5000 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77381
(832) 813-6500
www.lonestar.edu
Richard Carpenter
Chancellor
About
The Lone Star College System is made up of five comprehensive community campuses located throughout north and northwest Houston. Lone Star Corporate College strategically partners with organizations to assist with innovation and productivity through investment in employee training and education. By analyzing a company’s business needs, Corporate College professionals develop relevant training solutions required for a highly skilled and effective work force.
Founded: 1973
Key areas of study
Business, science, arts, accounting, automotive technology

Prairie View A&M University

P.O. Box 519
Prairie View, TX 77446
(936) 261-3311
www.pvamu.edu
George C. Wright
President
About
Prairie View A&M University is the second-oldest public institution of higher learning in Texas. The college has an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators. The college offers baccalaureate degrees in 50 academic majors, 37 master’s degrees and four doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. Prairie View A&M is a member of the Texas A&M University System.
Founded: 1876
Key areas of study
Architecture, business, engineering, nursing, human sciences

Rice University

6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 348-0000
www.rice.edu
David W. Leebron
President
About
Rice University is one of the nation’s premier research colleges and has served Houston for more than 90 years. Rice is the fourth-largest laboratory in the U.S., and it focuses on student discovery through community-based research and learning experiences. The college’s facilities are internationally acclaimed and draw students from around the world.
Founded: 1912
Key areas of study
Architecture, environmental engineering, chemistry, liberal studies, education

San Jacinto College,
District Office

4624 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX 77504
(281) 998-6150
www.sanjac.edu
Brenda Hellyer
Chancellor
About
San Jacinto College is a public community college in Harris County, Texas, serving Channelview, Deer Park, Galena Park, La Porte, Pasadena, Sheldon and Clear Creek. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees.
Key areas of study
Business, design, office technology, administrative assistant, accounting

Texas Southern University

3100 Cleburne St.
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 313-7011
www.tsu.edu
John Rudley
President
About
Texas Southern University is one of the nation’s largest historically black colleges and universities. The college includes undergraduate and graduate programs, a diverse faculty, 80 student organizations and an extensive alumni network. The college is located on a 150-acre campus.
Key areas of study
Education, business, communications, pharmacy, technology

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

7000 Fannin, Suite 1200
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 500-4472
www.uthouston.edu
Dr. Larry R. Kaiser
President
Key areas of study
Dental branch, medical school, biomedical sciences, nursing, public health
About
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is primarily a graduate-level university focusing on the health sciences. The college is the most comprehensive academic health science institution in the southwestern United States — the only one in Texas. It has six schools that offer programs in biomedical science, dentistry, health informatics, medicine, nursing and public health. Interdisciplinary studies are encouraged at the university with 11 joint degree programs.

University of Houston

4800 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 743-2255
www.uh.edu
Renu Khator
President
About
The University of Houston is the leading public research university in Houston with more than 36,000 students in nearly 300 undergraduate and graduate academic programs, on campus and online. The University of Houston awards more than 6,500 degrees annually, with nearly 200,000 alumni.
Founded: 1927
Key areas of study
Accounting, business, computer, economics, biomedical engineering

University of Houston
— Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058
(281) 283-7600
www.uhcl.edu
William Staples
President
Key areas of study
Art and desig n, business, computers and technology, education, math
About
The University of Houston— Clear Lake has served the area for more than three decades. The college specializes in upper-level undergraduate and graduate degree programs to meet the higher education needs of the Houston-Galveston area, the communities along the upper Gulf Coast of Texas and beyond. The college offers program opportunities and services geared toward helping people achieve their educational, professional and personal goals.

University Of Houston
— Downtown

1 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 221-8000
www.uhd.edu
Max Castillo
President
About
The University of Houston — Downtown is a publicly supported, urban university located in Houston’s central business district. The college is considered one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions in the Southwest. The University offers all students a tailored opportunity for higher education as well as small classes and personal interest from faculty.
Founded: 1974
Key areas of study
Accounting, supply chain management, finance, marketing

University of Phoenix

— Houston

11451 Katy Freeway, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77079
(713) 465-9966
www.phoenix.edu
Christina Robinson Grochett
Campus Director
About
The University of Phoenix offers undergraduate degrees designed by academic professionals, often in collaboration with industry professionals. These degree programs are designed to meet the needs of working professionals.
Key areas of study
Business, education, nursing, technology, human services

University of St. Thomas

3800 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-7911
www.stthom.edu
Robert Ivany
President
About
University of St. Thomas students come from 33 states and 54 foreign countries. The college has a student-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and offers students personalized instruction. Nearly 90 percent of the full-time faculty have earned the top degrees in their fields and teach undergraduate and graduate classes.
Key areas of study
Accounting, education, engineering, environmental sciences, marketing

Wharton County

Junior College

911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77488
(979) 532-4560
www.wcjc.edu
Betty A. McCrohan
President
About
Wharton County Junior College offers degree and certificate programs as well as many continuing education courses. Most students live off campus, however, students have the opportunity to live on campus or in local apartments and to participate in campus life. Wharton County Junior College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.
Key areas of study
Business, marketing, dental, technology, arts and sciences