2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Nov 27, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook

Online Learning


Program Manager: Angela Clark
Office: Eagles' Nest , Room 133
Office: 855 E. Lavaca St., Beaumont, Texas 77710
Phone: (409) 981-6817
FAX: (409) 839-2919
E-mail: atclark@lit.edu

Lamar Institute of Technology offers programs and courses online for students requiring a flexible schedule and/or are located outside LIT's geographical area. Students can earn a high-quality online degree over the internet from the comfort of their home or office during the time of day that works best for their schedule. High speed internet access is required, basic computer skills are necessary, and a student must be self-motivated.  Admissions, curriculum, and graduation requirements for online courses are the same as classes taught on campus.

Online programs may require a visit to a certified testing center and/or a work practicum in the student's geographical area. Reference the program description for specific requirements.

Students in an online course will be required to show proof of identification through the following means: (1) a secure login and pass code for all courses, (2) proctored examinations for some courses, (3) other technology and practices identified for a specific course. A photo identification is required. Students who enroll in distance education course(s) may be assessed charges associated with the verification of student identity.

The Office of Online Learning complies with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in protecting the confidentiality of student records. In addition, Distance Education protects the privacy of students enrolled in online courses by following LIT campus wide processes and procedures to ensure protection of security, confidentiality, and integrity of its student records. For additional information reference the LIT Policies and Procedures Manual.

Individual courses may be offered face-to-face (on ground), as a hybrid or as an online course.

Face-to-face: 100% of the course is offered on campus.

Hybrid: Less than 50% of the course is offered on campus

Online: Course is offered fully online. A fully online course does not require a visit to the LIT campus. It may require a visit to a certified testing center within the student's geographical area. 

For more information, send an e-mail to the Office of Distance Learning at distanceed@lit.edu.

Online Programs

Lamar Institute of Technology offers the following online programs:

Associate Programs Offered Online

Accounting Technology, A.A.S  

Business, A.A  

Criminal Justice, A.S.  

General Studies, A.A  

Health Information Technology, A.A.S  

   

Certificate Programs Offered Online

Accounting Technology, Certificate  

Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Certificate  

Health Informatics, Certificate  

Management and Entrepreneurship, Certificate  

Medical Coding Specialist, Certificate  

Real Estate, Certificate   

 

Associate of Arts in Business

The Business, A.A  curriculum is designed for students who want to take courses for academic transfer in business. This degree provides a core curriculum that will transfer to four-year institutions and is comparable to the first two years of most baccalaureate business degree plans.

Through the core curriculum students will study English, History, Math, Government, Public Speaking and Science. Also covered in Business classes are the subjects of Accounting, Economics, Business and Calculus.

The program is open enrollment and is accessible to all students. The student will take an entrance assessment (i.e. TSI Assessment Exam) to be appropriately placed in general education classes (i.e. Math). Each student will also be registered in an online version of "College Success Skills".

The program may be completed online without visiting the LIT campus. Individual courses may require a visit to a "Certified Testing Center" within your geographical area.

Associate of Arts in General Studies

The General Studies, A.A  degree is the foundation for the Bachelor of Arts degree in institutions of higher learning in Texas. With an Associate of Arts degree from Lamar Institute of Technology, students will be able to transfer to any Texas institution of higher education to complete a bachelor's degree.

Students are required to complete Core Curriculum, commonly referred to as "basics" or "general education courses." The Core Curriculum includes selections-some required and some optional-from the following subject areas: Art Appreciation, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Education, English, Fine Art Appreciation, Government, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology and Speech.

The program is open enrollment and is accessible to all students. The student will take an entrance assessment (i.e. TSI Assessment Exam) to be appropriately placed in general education classes (i.e. Math). Each student will also be registered in an online version of "College Success Skills".

The program may be completed online without visiting the LIT campus. Individual courses may require a visit to a "Certified Testing Center" within your geographical area.

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice, A.S.  program is a transfer degree designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in criminal justice. This degree provides a core curriculum that will transfer to four-year institutions and is comparable to the first two years of many Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice plans. Students choose six academic criminal justice courses to serve as the foundation for their education in this field.

The program is open enrollment and is accessible to all students. The student will take an entrance assessment (i.e. TSI Assessment Exam) to be appropriately placed in general education classes (i.e. Math). Each student will also be registered in an online version of "College Success Skills".

The certificate may be completed online without visiting the LIT campus. Individual courses may require a visit to a "Certified Testing Center" within your geographical area.

Health Information Technology Program

The Health Information Technology, A.A.S  prepares students for employment in multiple workplace settings in the healthcare industry including hospitals, physicians' offices and clinics, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, government agencies, and home care provider fields. The Health Information Technology Program provides academic instruction and professional training to prepare students to pass the Registered Health Information Technicians examination and function as an entry level Health Information Management Technician. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.

LIT offers an Health Information Technology, A.A.S , Medical Coding Specialist  and a Health Informatics, Certificate .

The program is a limited access program. Students must apply for the program one semester before they begin the program. Students are accepted into the program in the fall each year. The following are requirements for admissions into the Health Information Technology program:

  • Applicants must have met all requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI).

There are preparatory courses available to help the student pass this requirement.

To identify a testing location within your area visit the web site: http://www.actstudent.org/regist/centers.html

  • Applicants are required to complete a phone interview of a health information professional prior to acceptance into the program (written documentation required).
  • Applicants must authorize a criminal background screening and must meet acceptable established criteria.
  • Additional information on selection criteria for admission is available from the Health Information Program Office (phone number: 409-839-2918).

The program includes a combination of online instruction and workplace experience. Work experience may be obtained from a setting in the learners' geographical location.

Real Estate Program

The Real Estate, A.A.S  program prepares individuals for a career in the Real Estate industry. The program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree and a Certificate of Completion.

The Real Estate, A.A.S  and the Real Estate, Certificate  prepares students to enter the real estate industry in the areas of sales, appraisal, brokerage, and finance. This program is designed for those new to the field, as well as for those wanting to expand their professional knowledge. Real estate courses may be taken to satisfy the educational requirements of the Texas Real Estate Commission for salespersons' licenses and renewal. Real Estate majors receive training in real estate principles, appraisals, finance and law. They also receive the training needed to complete the Texas Real Estate Commission license examination.

The program is open enrollment and is accessible to all students. The student will take an entrance assessment (i.e. TSI Assessment Exam) to be appropriately placed in general education classes (i.e. Math). Each student will also be registered in an online version of "College Success Skills".

The program may be completed online without visiting the LIT campus. Individual courses may require a visit to a "Certified Testing Center" within your geographical area.

 

Online Courses

Lamar Institute of Technology has several online courses. New online courses continue to be developed. Contact the program director or coordinator for a comprehensive list of all online courses within a program.

Allied Health and Sciences Department  

Business Technologies Department  

General Education and Developmental Studies Department  

Public Service and Safety Department  

Technology Department  

 

Online Academic Advisors

LIT recognizes that online students have unique challenges. To assist the online learner with success in their online learning experience, LIT has program and academic advisors available to assist fully online students.  Students who would like to talk to an advisor should email registration@lit.edu.