First student enrolls in new HVAC Program at Lone Star College-East Aldine

HOUSTON (Aug. 3, 2020) – When classes begin for the fall semester on Monday, Aug. 24, Michelle Luna will be among the first students taking part in the new Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Program launching at Lone Star College-East Aldine Center.

A recent graduate from Aldine Senior High School, Luna became the first student to enroll in the program when she chose to broaden her career path at LSC-East Aldine Center to follow in her father’s footsteps in the HVAC industry.

Luna began working part-time with her dad at his HVAC job when she was a freshman in high school, turning the opportunity into her full-time summer job. She was in good hands for the work. Her father has worked in the industry for nearly 30 years.

Now, Luna is ready to take her skill set to the next level with the training provided at the LSC-East Aldine Center to earn her Class A license, allowing her to work with any size HVAC unit. Once she completes her workforce training, Luna plans to once again work alongside her father, but with a new company.

“I am planning to get my license to start my own HVAC business with my dad in about three years,” Luna said. “I want to learn everything there is to know about HVAC.”

Fall registration is currently open, and all students who enroll in at least nine credit hours by Wednesday, Aug. 12, will be entered into a drawing for prizes including laptop computers and $1,000 scholarships.

Students interested in registering for the fall semester should visit

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