This Hidden Career Path Creates Jobs and Changes Lives

When you go to the grocery, do you ever think about how everything got there? Not just that it came on a truck, but bigger questions: How did the store know what to order, and how much? How do they calculate demand and make sure everything arrives safely? Why does all the Halloween candy go on sale in August? The answer to all those questions is a field called logistics. Michael Gallaway calls logistics “invisible.” He would know: Before starting his 30-year career in the field, he didn’t know what logistics was. Gallaway only stumbled onto the subject thanks to [...]

2019-11-12T15:35:43-06:00November 12th, 2019|Faculty Spotlights, Featured Courses|

Study Biology in Hawaii This Winter

Step out of the classroom and into the field by enrolling in our Hawaii field studies program this winter! The course begins with pre-trip classes at North Lake College in December, followed by 11 days in Hawaii, from January 1 to January 11, 2020. On the island of Kauai, students will work in tropical rainforest and tropical costal deserts, explore coral reefs, and hike through the mountains. About the winter semester program Students take General Botany and their choice of either Environmental Biology or Biology for Science Majors II. While working in Hawaii we will work with experts from the [...]

2019-10-25T11:50:39-06:00October 25th, 2019|Featured Courses|

NLC Students Return from Civil Rights Field Trip

On Sunday, March 24, North Lake College students and faculty returned from the Civil Rights Field Trip, a bus tour which took students to important historic sites and museums commemorating the Civil Rights Movement in the American South. On the trip, NLC students visited the National Civil Rights Monument, Rosa Parks Museum, 16th Street Baptist Church, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and Legacy Museum in Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama, and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi. Led by Drs. Beth Nikopoulos and Roy Vu, the four-day Civil Rights Field Trip also [...]

2019-04-29T15:32:17-06:00March 26th, 2019|Featured Courses, People|

Secure Your Future, Prepare for the Red Hat Systems Administrator Certification

Red Hat is considered the gold standard by many IT professionals due to its scalability, flexibility, cost and security features, as a result the need for employees with training and certification as Red Hat system administrators is on the rise. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, certified system administrator jobs are expected to grow 6 percent through 2026, as firms continue to invest in technology and mobile networks. A recent salary survey by Indeed*, indicates an average salary for Linux system administrators of $66,244 in the Dallas area. North Lake College (NLC) is one of the few [...]

2019-01-16T10:17:43-06:00January 16th, 2019|Academics, Community College, Featured Courses|

NLC to Host First Civil Rights Field Trip

This March, North Lake College students will travel by bus to visit landmarks of the American Civil Rights Movement as part of the college's first-ever Civil Rights Field Trip. The trip takes place March 21-24, with stops in Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama, and Jackson, Mississippi. Students enrolled in certain ENGL, PSYC, ECON, PHIL, and HIST (view poster) courses can earn college credit for participating in the field trip. All currently enrolled NLC students can sign up to participate. This trip is an opportunity to learn outside the classroom walls -- by walking through the scenes of iconic moments in the civil [...]

2019-02-06T11:13:24-06:00January 15th, 2019|Featured Courses|

NLC Journalism Students Win Big at TCCJA Convention!

It was another great year for our journalism students at this year’s Texas Community College Journalism Association (TCCJA) Convention, which was held at Texas A&M University-Commerce on this past Friday, October 12. Students from both the college’s newspaper and literary magazine were awarded in more than 17 categories! View the complete list of winners below.  News-Register, Campus Newspaper First Place: Feature Writing: Cecilia Lenzen, “From Pilot to Professor" (Story about George Driscoll) Second Place: Feature Writing: Francesca Crawford, "Inspired by Literature" (Jared Westover profile) Sports Feature Writing: Deanna Swindell, "Pursuing Her Lifelong Dream" profile of Savanna Barron News Photo: Joanna [...]

2018-10-17T09:38:14-06:00October 15th, 2018|Featured Courses, Features|

New This Fall: Criminal Justice Class at NLC

If you’re looking for an introduction to a career in criminal justice, a new North Lake College class can help open the doors to this growing profession. Beginning this fall, North Lake College will offer Introduction to Criminal Justice, CRIJ 1301. The all-new course is offered in daytimes and evenings, suitable for students with busy schedules. Students can sign up for classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30-1:50 p.m. or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45-7:05 p.m. Why study criminal justice? Criminal justice courses combine a practical, career-oriented path of study with an opportunity to examine questions of public policy, criminal [...]

2018-08-08T14:04:54-06:00August 8th, 2018|Featured Courses|

Add a SAGE Scholars Honor to Your Degree

Stand out from the pack by adding a unique distinction to your diploma: North Lake College's SAGE Scholar honor. What is a SAGE Scholar, and why should I be one? The SAGE (Sustainability Awareness and Global Education) Scholars Program is an honor recognizing students who take classes with a focus on sustainability and real-world issues in global society, the world economy, and the environment. Students also complete volunteer community service. A SAGE Scholar honor can be added to any North Lake College associate degree. You can become a SAGE Scholar while taking all the courses you were planning to take [...]

2018-02-16T10:07:31-06:00February 16th, 2018|Featured Courses|
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