Lee College announces new online real estate licensing programs

Baytown, TX – Lee College is now offering new, fully online Texas real estate licensing programs and continuing education courses (CEU’s).  Completion of the real estate programs prepares students for the Texas state licensing exams and enables them to begin their career as a real estate sales agent, broker or home inspector.

The real estate licensing programs are being offered through a partnership with The CE Shop, Inc., and will cover topics the state has deemed essential to practicing real estate in Texas. All programs are available entirely online in a self-paced format and taught by industry experts.

“We are excited to partner with The CE Shops to offer these trusted, high-quality real estate licensing programs,” said Marsha Tuha, executive director of Lee College’s Center for Workforce and Community Development. “Lee College is continually searching for the best, most efficient educational resources to benefit individuals in our community. Whether they are just starting out or making a career change, these new online programs will allow people to reach their career goals in a way that is convenient, relevant and affordable.”

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, real estate brokers and sales agents’ employment is projected to grow steadily between now and 2029. Individuals who register for the real estate programs through Lee College have the advantage of a local team dedicated to supporting them and answering any questions they may have through the completion of the programs.

In addition to courses for pre-licensed real estate agents and brokers, the new programs also offer convenient courses for current real estate agents and brokers to complete required continuing education courses (CEU’s).

To register for one of the programs or learn more about course offerings, call 281.425.6241 or visit the Center for Workforce and Community Development’s real estate programs website. https://www.lee.edu/workforce/ce/real-estate

Along with the real estate programs, Lee College’s Center for Workforce and Community Development offers a wide range of courses to fit students’ individual needs and career goals. The center provides various noncredit programs, including face-to-face, hybrid and online courses for those striving for personal, professional and business success. For more information, call 281-425-6311 or visit our website https://www.lee.edu/workforce.

Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite education center in nearby South Liberty County, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 14 independent school districts. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.

CE hosts Magic of STEM for teens

STEM CampersNearly 30 local high school students discovered the magic of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) this summer as part of a week-long, all-expense-paid camp hosted by the Lee College Center for Workforce and Community Development.

Funded through a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission Governor’s Summer Merit Program, The Magic of STEM Camp was designed for participants to learn how science impacts their daily lives. Campers conducted hands-on experiments in the chemistry and biology labs; tested their engineering mettle by programming robots; explored aviation, computer technology, and computer-aided design and drafting with Lee College instructors; and toured the on-campus pilot plant, which is modeled after the facilities found at real-world petrochemical plants and refineries throughout the area. At the end of the camp, students put their new-found skills and knowledge to practice in team competitions against their peers, with prizes awarded to the winners.

“Our instructors and community partners really stepped to the forefront to make the camp a success,” said Kimberlee Whittington, director of Community Education, noting the guidance and involvement of the college’s federal Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) STEM grant staff was particularly helpful. “They generously volunteered their time to ensure the campers had an enjoyable and fulfilling experience during their week on our campus.”

The Magic of STEM campers also networked with professionals like NASA engineer Jessie Craft, who showed them how pursuing a STEM education could help build a solid foundation from which to achieve their goals.

“I learned new things about careers I didn’t even know existed,” said Ja’Von Green, a junior at Goose Creek Memorial High School and an avid gamer now considering a future in video game development and design after attending camp.

The Magic of STEM Camp will return in summer 2016. For more information or to be put on the waiting list, contact the Center for Workforce and Community Development at 281.425.6311 or visit leecollegeonline.com/workforce/ce.