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San Jac ranked among nation’s best The rankings are out and San Jacinto College is ranked 15th in the nation in awarding associate degrees among more than 1,100 community colleges throughout the country. The College also ranks eighth in awarding the associate degree to Hispanic students, second in sciences and science technologies, and 17th in engineering degrees. These Community College Week...

First steps

By Rob Vanya San Jacinto College’s Lab Schools at the North and Central campuses are full-service early childhood programs that support learning for young children while also modeling model best practices for early childhood development students. The Lab Schools are affiliated with associate degree and certificate programs at the College, licensed through the Texas Department of Family and...

Summer = fun at San Jacinto College

By Jeannie Peng Mansyur Summer for kids can mean vacations and a break from school, but how to constructively spend the time can present challenges for the parents. No worries. San Jacinto College has that area covered. Children experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer, according to the National Summer Learning Association. San Jacinto...

Free, fun low-cost events at San Jacinto College

By Andrea Vasquez Curious about the sacred art of mandala making from Tibet? How about a jazz or classical music concert? What about catching a theatrical performance or athletics event? Does attending a TED Talk guest speaker lecture pique your interest? Or maybe you’d rather stroll around a gallery full of new art exhibitions? All of these free and low-cost events and experiences are...

Faculty Spotlight: Tim Banks

With 22 years of professional experience, Tim Banks serves as culinary arts program director at the San Jacinto College North Campus. He shares some insights about the vibrant culinary arts scene. CareerFocus: Please list college degrees and certificates you have earned, as well as some professional experience. Tim Banks: I’ve been a professional chef since 1994, having done it all,...

What’s cooking?

By Rob Vanya It’s an exciting time to be a chef in the greater Houston area because the local food scene is one of the most progressive in the country. The area is a collection of culinary neighborhoods that extends far beyond our roots in barbecue and Tex-Mex. So says Tim Banks, a chef with vast experience who serves as culinary arts program director at San Jacinto College North...

Pathway to Perseverance: GED courses provide second chance for students

By Andrea Vasquez There are many travelers along the pathway to higher education. Some are just starting out, fresh out of high school. Others have been on the road for a while, steadily heading to their completion destination. The path is never straight and narrow, and there can be many detours along the way. San Jacinto College serves as a way to get back on track for those who are determined...

Cosmetology salons are open to the public

By Amanda Fenwick If you’re looking for a new look, then look no further than the San Jacinto College cosmetology spa and salon. Services at the salon include haircuts, facials, manicures and pedicures, hair color and highlights, relaxers and permanent waves, massages (Central Campus only) and microdermabrasion (North Campus only). The salons are part of the College’s nationally ranked...
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Why San Jac?

Your academic experience is a collaborative adventure at San Jacinto College. Here you’ll have the tools to advance your success: Classes that engage your passions and creative interests One of the most affordable tuition rates in Texas Flexible schedules that make it easier to graduate and balance a busy life An extensive support network helps you set the course for your...

Host your next event at San Jacinto College

By Andrea Vasquez From a simple meeting to a company luncheon, San Jacinto College is able to provide its community with adequate facility space and affordable rental prices. “Some companies need conference rooms for smaller meetings while others need something like the ballroom for larger company events,” said San Jacinto College Central Campus Events and Campus Services Coordinator...

Community Education dedicated to life long enrichment

By Jeannie Peng Mansyur There’s a division at San Jacinto College that represents the “community” in community college. Community Education, operated through the noncredit Continuing and Professional Development division, is home to programs designed for those seeking adult basic education or lifelong learning skills. It offers courses in English as a Second Language (ESL), GED, computer...

Meet Eric: He never gave up on chasing his dream

By Calyn Hoerner After driving commercial trucks for 19 years, Eric Lister became restless. He wanted a more rewarding career with opportunities. At the age of 38 he enrolled in the Lone Star College Law Enforcement Academy and served as a Harris County Constable Precinct 2 reserve officer for two years. He soon realized he wanted more. In 2014, Lister found what he was looking for. “San...

Your Community’s College

Your academic experience is a collaborative path at San Jacinto College. Here, you have an umbrella of tools and resources to advance your success, classes that engage your passions and creative interests, hands-on research and field work to build marketable skills, one of the most affordable tuition rates in Texas and flexible schedules that make it easier to graduate and balance a busy life. Our...