Lamar State College-Port Arthur currently is accepting student registration for the two summer terms and the 2008 fall semester.

The college is offering a full range of academic and technical courses during its two summer terms, which begin with Summer I on June 2.

“The short summer terms allow students to complete courses in just a few weeks, rather than several months, like in a long semester,” said Tom Neal, vice president for Student Services at the college. “Summer terms also can keep people on track for their graduation goals and reduce the number of hours they have to take in the fall or spring.”

Neal said the summer terms also can help recent high school graduates get a jump start on their college education by earning up to six credit hours in each summer session.

“High school co-enrollment students also can take courses at the college during the summer,” Neal said.

Summer I features Academic Division courses in accounting, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, business, economics, algebra, physics, sociology, health/wellness, fitness, art appreciation, musical theater, English composition, literature, government, U.S. history, audio engineering, music, public speaking and philosophy.

The Technical Division offers courses in nurse aide, vocational nursing, surgical technology, medical terminology, human resources/personnel, computer science, paralegal, business English, cosmetology and process technology.

The college is offering five on-line courses during Summer I – Business Environment and Public Policy, Principles of Nutrition, College Algebra, Medical Terminology and Introduction to Computers.

Students applying to take an on-line course must complete an On-Line Orientation Quiz.

Summer II, which begins July 9, offers many of the same courses, plus a variety of courses in mathematics, kinesiology, physical education and commercial music.

The college offers developmental courses in reading, math and writing during both summer terms.

The class schedule is available in the Admission Advising Office and the Admission and Records Office on the third floor of the LSC-PA Student Center, at the Help Desk in the Student Center lobby of the Student Center, or on-line at:

All students must be admitted to the college before registering for classes.

Continuing students not subject to Texas Success Initiative test restrictions and students who passed all parts of the THEA or ASSET tests can register using their personal identification numbers.

All other students must talk with an admission advisor prior to registering for classes. A PIN number also is required for on-line registration.

Students can add or drop classes through on-line registration after payment is made to the LSC-PA Business Office. 

Students are encouraged to register early as lines could be long in the Admission Advising Office and the Admission and Records Office during the last days before classes start.

For information about admissions or registration, call the Admission Advising Office at 984-6186, 984-6183, 984-6184 or 984-6185.

For information about financial aid, call the Financial Aid Office at 984-6203 or 984-6205.