The San Jacinto College South campus has served the southeast region of Harris County for three decades. Located on 149.97 acres at 13735 Beamer Road, the campus boasts nationally recognized academic and technical programs that successfully guide students toward their desired careers and four-year universities.
The campus’ diverse student population benefits from a strong local health care community, thriving businesses, nearby military facilities and the NASA-Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Such a convenient location allows the campus to serve as a partner in initiatives that further promote opportunities for students.
One partnership includes eight surrounding hospitals that accommodate health science students with their clinical rotations, giving them hands-on experience before entering the workforce or continuing their medical education. Campus facilities are often utilized for college-wide initiatives, like the Aerospace & Biotechnology Academy, a program in partnership with the NASA-Johnson Space Center to increase the number of graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The Clear Horizons Early College High School first opened its doors on the South campus in 2007, giving students from Clear Creek Independent School District a chance at earning an associate degree while obtaining their high school diploma. Also, partnerships with a variety of other school districts across the San Jacinto College region have allowed more than 700 high school students to pursue their dual-credit hours at the South campus.
Strong ties professors have with other professionals in their field serve as connections to the workforce. Students in the dance program are encouraged to gain experience while garnering regional and national recognition at the annual American College Dance Festival. Academic departments send students to such prestigious conferences as the Texas State Historical Association and Texas Folklore Society, to present their research; an accomplishment mainly enjoyed by graduate students at four-year institutions. Also, students receive national recognition during annual events like the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference for business majors.
South campus technical programs enjoy a wealth of success as well. Students in the cosmetology program at South attend regional and national competitions like SkillsUSA, where many take home top prize after demonstrating exemplary skills in their trade. Other technical programs at the South campus include auto collision technology, pharmacy tech, and physical therapy assistant.
Student well-being is top priority among the South campus community. Campus athletics include softball and men’s soccer. Both teams are highly regarded in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). In fact, the men’s soccer team finished as the national runner-up in 2008! Annual campus activities like the Coyote Carnival, Fall Fest and Love Your Club also help to promote a positive college experience, while dozens of clubs and organizations appeal to students of various cultures and academic disciplines.