Lone Star College-CyFair looks to offer bachelor of applied technology degree

The Lone Star College-Westway Park Technology Center will open this fall on Westway Park Boulevard.

The Lone Star College-Westway Park Technology Center will open this fall on Westway Park Boulevard.

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Lone Star College-CyFair looks to offer bachelor of applied technology degree

What we reported Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 2118 on June 12, allowing the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to authorize certain public junior colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees in applied science, applied technology and applied nursing. Lone Star College System is developing proposals for a bachelor of science in nursing and a bachelor of applied technology.


The latest Bachelor’s degrees in applied technology would be offered at the 130,000-square-foot Westway Park Technology Center, which is scheduled to open in time for the fall semester at 5060 Westway Park Blvd., Houston. LSCS officials said the system is investing roughly $6.2 million to open the new facility.


What’s next Chancellor Steve Head said he expects the board to approve the applied technology program in mid-2018 in time to start offering classes in 2019. Students will have access to degrees in welding, process technology and cybersecurity, among other fields, to address a workforce shortage. A four-year degree will cost around $10,000.


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By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.



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