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

Educational Degrees and Awards

Lamar Institute of Technology offers Academic Associate Degrees, Associate of Applied Science Degrees, Certificates, and Continuing Education.

Academic Associate Degree

The Academic Associate Degree serves as the foundation for the Bachelor's degree in institutions of higher education in Texas. Students are able to complete an Associate Degree and transfer to a Texas institution of higher education to complete a bachelor's degree.

The Associate degrees offered at LIT are restricted to sixty (60) semester credit hours. Of the sixty (60) semester credit hours, forty two (42) semester credit hours must be completed to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements and an additional eighteen (18) semester credit hours are required to meet the sixty (60) semester credit hours for the Associate degree.

Core Curriculum

Students that make the decision to complete an Academic Associate Degree must complete the Texas Core Curriculum. Through the Texas Core Curriculum, students will gain a foundation of knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world, develop principles of personal and social responsibility for living in a diverse world, and advance intellectual and practical skills that are essential for all learning.

Any student who first enrolled in an institution of higher education following high school graduation in Fall 2014 or later is subject to the current Texas Core Curriculum requirements. Any student who is admitted under the terms of the Academic Fresh Start program and who first enrolls under that admission in Fall 2014 or later shall be subject to the current Texas Core Curriculum requirements.

The Texas Core Curriculum includes forty two semester credit hours (42 SCH) from nine (9) categories of courses. Students must complete the SCH requirement listed for each category. Once the courses are completed, a student is identified as 'core complete'. If a student successfully completes the forty two semester credit hour (42 SCH) core curriculum at a Texas public institution of higher education, that block of courses may be transferred to any other Texas public institution of higher education and must be substituted for the receiving institution's core curriculum. A student shall receive academic credit for each of the courses transferred and may not be required to take additional core curriculum courses at the receiving institution. Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 4, Subchapter B, Rule §4.28.

The Texas Core Curriculum requirements by category are:

  • Communication (6 SCH)
  • Mathematics (3 SCH)
  • Life and Physical Sciences (6 SCH)
  • Language, Philosophy, and Culture (3 SCH)
  • Creative Arts (3 SCH)
  • History (6 SCH)
  • Government (6 SCH)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 SCH)
  • Component Area Option (6 SCH)

Academic Certificate Program

Students completing the 42 hour Texas Core Curriculum are eligible for the Academic Core Curriculum Certificate.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Lamar Institute of Technology offers educational programs in fields that include allied health, business, industry, and public service and safety. Each program is designed to give students the skills necessary for meaningful employment.

Programs are designed to give the student training prior to entry into a career. Successful completion of one of these programs should provide the student with sufficient knowledge, skill and confidence to enter and advance in a selected field.

Programs are offered on the campus in Beaumont, Texas. Classes are also offered in other locations throughout the service area.

Certificate Programs

In addition to the Associate of Applied Science degree programs, Lamar Institute of Technology offers Certificates in a variety of programs.

Dual Enrollment Program

Director of Dual Credit: Michael Hatton

Office: Technology Center, Room 112

Phone: (409) 951-5711

E-mail: dualcredit@lit.edu

The Dual Enrollment Program allows high school students to enroll in college courses. Students must have a "B" average in high school coursework or show other evidence of special qualifications. Students who plan to enter the Dual Enrollment Program must have the permission of a parent or guardian and the high school principal or designee. Students must also meet TSI requirements prior to enrollment in a degree program.

To enroll in dual enrollment courses, students must apply using www.GoApplyTexas.org and select certificate programs as your first-choice school and high school co-enrollment as your first choice major. Students also must submit an official high school transcript, and a copy of their TAKS, STAAR, TSI, and/or PSAT scores.

High school students attending Lamar Institute of Technology are subject to all requirements regarding assessment, admissions, academic standards, and conduct.