2024 - 2025 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 17, 2024  
2024 - 2025 Catalog and Student Handbook

Mission, Goals, and Values


Mission Statement

The mission of Lamar Institute of Technology is to provide innovative teaching and learning for tomorrow's workforce.

Strategic Goals

Our mission statement is in alignment with our three college strategic goals:

    1. Increase Student Access, Success, and Reduce Debt

We will eliminate enrollment barriers, create a positive culture that encourages educational attainment, and control student costs.

    2. Be more Responsive to the Community and Industry

While the 'LIT brand' expands statewide, we will remain a neighborhood college, bridging the gap between community revitalization and future workforce development.

    3. Promote Institutional Excellence

LIT employees will be 'active partners' in meaningful training and innovation that leads to institutional excellence.

Core Values

Lamar Institute of Technology adopted five Core Values.


We cultivate partnerships that develop solutions to community challenges, which are important to economic vitality and quality of life.


We strive for excellence in instruction and service by upholding high academic and professional standards, providing a quality educational environment, and continuously seeking improvement in all aspects of our work.


We pursue excellence in teaching and learning through encouragement and support of creativity, experimentation, imagination, originality, entrepreneurial spirit, and visionary leadership.


We strive to demonstrate high standards of ethical conduct and to celebrate honesty, openness, and trust.


We are committed to diversity, inclusion, and respect the opinions and perspectives of others, even if they differ from our own. At LIT, everyone is welcome.