Construction continues to progress on Lamar State College – Orange’s new 32,000-square-foot Multipurpose Educational Building, which will provide instructional space for the college’s Math and Education departments and a flexible meeting space that can accommodate up to 700 people or be subdivided into smaller meeting areas. The area can seat up to 400 people for dinner banquets as well, said Dr. Michael Shahan, president of Lamar State College-Orange.
Lamar State College-Orange is awaiting U.S. Coast Guard approval on maritime technology courses it hopes to offer as soon as February or March. The college submitted a request for approval to the National Maritime Center at the end of November, according to Dr. Michael Shahan, president of LSC-O. “We are going to begin by offering short courses that people are required to take in things like firefighting, marine safety and radar operations, but before we can offer any of those courses and have them count, you’ve got to get the Coast Guard seal of approval,” said Shahan.