Free Open House events hosted each month

09.12.2016 | By Jeannie Peng Mansyur

The public is invited to monthly open houses at San Jacinto College to learn about noncredit courses for local workforce training and courses that provide leisure learning opportunities.

The open houses, which occur each month this academic year, are family friendly and casual, giving community members a chance to meet with Continuing and Professional Development (CPD) registration staff, course instructors and grant representatives. Light refreshments will be available for those who attend as well as activities that showcase some of the resources and courses offered at the College. Previous open houses have featured free 5-minute massages by the College’s massage therapy students, Tai Chi routines, Wilton cake decorating demos and financial aid informational sessions.

Information will be provided on youth summer camps, basic educational requirements for the GED and English as a Second Language (ESL) and the workforce training areas of applied technology and trades, health occupations, business and professions, computer/IT and maritime. Also, attendees will learn about the more than 40 leisure learning course options offered through CPD to master a new language, art, sport or improve personal wellness.

Continuing and Professional Development open houses take place from 4-6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month on the Central Campus in the Interactive Learning Center, C-1.108; the second Tuesday of the month on the North Campus in the Slovacek Student Center, N-12.212; and the last Tuesday of the month on the South Campus in the Longenecker Academic Building, S-8.1052. Find out more about the CPD division.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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