In 1966, Lee College, under the leadership of Dean Rundell and George Beto, in cooperation with the Texas Department of Corrections, began a program of courses in the state’s prison system. This program has grown from 182 students that first year to more than 1,200 students today.
A wide range of academic and technical education courses is taught by Lee College Huntsville Center at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division.
Lee College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees. Certificates of Completion are also awarded in several technical programs.
The Huntsville Center’s mission statement recognizes the need to develop mutually beneficial relationships between former students and potential employers:
“The mission of the Huntsville Center’s section of this website is to provide former students with a unique opportunity to develop meaningful networking contacts for career-building and professional development.”