Published on: December 13, 2012If you’re looking for the perfect gift this season, consider the gift of education with Lone Star College-Montgomery’s line-up of fun, interesting, and affordable continuing education courses.
These courses, which run anywhere from four to 16 weeks depending on the course, cater to a wide variety of hobbies and interests and can seamlessly fit into a busy schedule.
For those interested in a new hobby, consider gifting a leisure class, like Floral Design, Piano or Electronic Music Arrangement, or Web Development or Design. For the active people in your family, check out Tai Chi, Yoga, or Scuba Diving.
If you’re giving a camera as a gift this season (or maybe even received one yourself recently), consider Digital Photography, a hands-on class with tips and tricks to take better photos. Plus, DSLR camera classes are available, too.
Then, if you’re traveling in the near future or just want to learn a new language, LSC-Montgomery offers continuing education courses in French, Italian and Spanish. Classes start in January and at various times throughout the spring, and prices vary depending on the length of class.
And finally, if you have some someone on your list over the age of 50, treat them to the gift of lifelong learning at LSC-Montgomery’s Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL). ALL members have access to interesting lectures, workshops, seminars, and tours covering a variety of topics including birding, geocaching, the Constitution, or financing long-term care. The program also offers off-site lectures and tours at Jones Forest, Mercer Arboretum, or the popular “Doc Talk” series at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. ALL membership is $35, and 70 percent of the lectures are free.
Continuing education students benefit from the campus atmosphere, are able to use the resources in the Library, and can enjoy the many free programs and events on campus.
For more information about the continuing education courses at LSC-Montgomery or the Academy for Lifelong Learning, visit www.LoneStar.edu/continuing-ed; call the continuing education office at 936.273.7446; or email Donna Smith Burns, program coordinator, at Donna.S.Burns@LoneStar.edu.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
With 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.