The San Jacinto College North campus serves the Sheldon, Galena Park, and Channelview independent school districts. Located at 5800 Uvalde Road in Houston, Texas, the North campus is nestled on more than 105.76 wooded acres convenient to the communities of North Shore, Channelview, Sheldon, Galena Park, and Jacinto City. The North campus comprises 20 buildings, totaling 542,490 square feet, and houses the College’s baseball and women’s basketball teams, as well as the College debate team.
In addition to providing quality education, San Jacinto College North also serves as a convenient hub for its community, generally known as the North Channel area due to the proximity to the thriving Houston Ship Channel. Local service organizations and business groups that hold regular meetings at the North campus include the North Shore Rotary Club, the North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce, San Jacinto Pilot Club, Wendell Ley Family YMCA, League of United Latin American Citizens, Head Start, and many others.
The North Channel area is one of the most demographically diverse parts of Harris County, where a vibrant mix of people from various backgrounds live and work. Like the community, the North campus is a “melting pot” of students representing a variety of nationalities. The economy of the North Channel area is also diverse, with a strong representation of small and medium businesses, petrochemical plants, Ship Channel industries, warehouse and distribution centers, fabricating operations, and hospital, retail and service companies. To prepare students for the global marketplace and to ensure companies have a well-trained workforce, the North campus offers high quality academic instruction. In addition, fast-track training in a wide range of technical and health science programs is available. Programs range from diesel, automotive collision and welding technologies, to vocational nursing, engineering design graphics, culinary arts, and cosmetology.
San Jacinto College North has earned a well-deserved reputation for maintaining a tradition of academic excellence and high standards. Three of the College’s technical programs — information technology, real estate and paralegal — recently earned the prestigious Exemplary Workforce Education Program rating by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Students at San Jacinto College North learn from master teachers and engage with a rich academic curriculum that prepares them for transfer to university and professional schools. To help students achieve their academic goals, the North campus enjoys rich collaboration with secondary schools of the North Channel community. Some of the many initiatives developed with local school districts include the Modified Early College Academy (MECA), dual credit, shared counselors, Scholars Academy, and Upward Bound Math and Science.
A notable collaboration between the North campus and local secondary schools is TRIO, three federally-funded programs that provide services and support for low-income households, and for students who will be the first in their families to graduate from college. The TRIO programs provide academic, career and financial counseling to participants and encourage them to graduate from high school and continue to earn postsecondary degrees.
Student-athletes in baseball and women’s basketball can play competitively in these National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) sports housed on the North campus. The women’s basketball team has advanced to the Region XIV playoffs three times since 2002. The baseball team continues its tradition of excellence year after year, having made 20 overall appearances at the JUCO World Series, including six of the last eight years.
Thus, by serving as a meeting place for area organizations, providing high caliber education in academic and technical courses, celebrating a diverse and inclusive community, and by collaborating with local secondary schools, San Jacinto College’s North campus responds to the unique needs of the North Channel area communities and helps to ensure the growing San Jacinto College community remains robust and thriving.