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

Allied Health and Science Department


Allied Health and Sciences Department

Department Chair: Richard Fruscione
Office: Multipurpose Building, Room 220
Address: 802 E. Lavaca St., Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: (409) 247-5384
E-mail: ahsc@lit.edu

The Allied Health and Sciences Department houses educational programs that include Child Care and Development, Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography, Health Information Technology, Occupational Safety and Health, Pharmacy Technician, Radiologic Technology, and Respiratory Care. The department provides academic science courses such as Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, and Physics.

The department also offers two academic degrees, Biological Sciences, A.S. and Health Sciences A.S.. These fully transferable academic degrees are for students who wish to transfer to a four year institution and pursue a degree in one of the biological sciences or meet pre-requisite courses for allied health and nursing programs.

Graduates of programs within the department provide specific services to people in a variety of health care settings, industries and private businesses. Graduates describe pleasant working conditions and competitive salaries following their education.

The goal of delivering services through a team of dedicated specialists working cooperatively characterizes each Allied Health and Sciences program. Each educational program strives to give the student a quality education with the use of innovative teaching tools, clinical and job experiences and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. The department offices are located in the Multipurpose Building.

Lamar Institute of Technology also requires students to register for the College Success Skills Course (DORI 0200) in their first semester. The course is designed to provide students with a thorough orientation to the campus, postsecondary education, and the classroom skills necessary for success. Students that transfer fifteen semester credit hours of college level courses (15 SCH) from an accredited postsecondary institution with a GPA of 2.0 may be exempt from the College Success Skills Course.

Admission to Selective Allied Health and Sciences Programs

Admission to individual Allied Health programs is selective with the number of students admitted based on facility constraints. Admission to LIT does not guarantee admission to specific programs. Each program utilizes a competitive and selective admissions process to choose the most qualified applicants.

 

Students interested in programs including Dental Hygiene, Radiologic Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography, and Respiratory Care must apply to the program. Interested students must 1) complete an Application for Admission to an Allied Health and Sciences program; 2) submit required official transcripts; 3) submit test scores; and 4) submit other documents on specific dates (see program statement). Students will not be considered for admission, if they do not complete specific program application procedures.

Applicants must pass all sections of the TSI or an approved test to be admitted to a program.

Applicants are urged to follow application instructions carefully to ensure processing by program admission committees. Enrollment is based on availability of clinical sites.

Applicants for Admission are evaluated on the following:

  1. Admission to Lamar Institute of Technology;
  2. TSI Status;
  3. ATI TEAS exam;
  4. SAT or ACT scores;
  5. Grades recorded on high school and college transcripts;
  6. Other criteria specific to a program;
  7. College GPA (must be 2.5 or higher);
  8. Grades in all prerequisite coursework (must be a "C" or higher);
  9. Grades from all science courses (must be within the last five years);
  10. Prerequisite coursework (must be completed before applying to Allied Health programs);
  11. Grade replacements (will be recorded as the highest grade earned); and
  12. Successfull completion of DORI 0200 or meet approved exemptions prior to acceptance into the program.

Additional costs above tuition and fees are required in all Allied Health and Sciences programs. Uniforms, equipment and instruments, liability insurance, health examinations, immunizations, licensure/registration examination fees, and transportation to clinical facilities are the responsibility of the student. Financial aid is available to eligible students. Liability insurance and health examinations are required each year of the program. Students may be assigned to clinical experiences during day, evening, night and weekend hours. Clinical agencies may require additional health examinations, dress codes or conformity with other policies. Students will be informed in advance of each requirement.

The Child Care and Development, Occupational Safety and Health and the Pharmacy Technician have no special admissions procedures or requirements.

No active programs available.

Biological Sciences

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Awards

Associate of Science

Child Care and Development

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Awards

Associate of Applied Science

Level II Certificate

Level I Certificate

Dental Hygiene

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Awards

Associate of Applied Science

Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography

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Awards

Associate of Applied Science

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Awards

Associate of Applied Science

Health Information Technology

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Awards

Associate of Applied Science

Level II Certificate

Health Sciences

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Awards

Associate of Science

Occupational Safety and Health

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Awards

Associate of Applied Science

Level I Certificate

Pharmacy Technician

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Awards

Level I Certificate

Radiologic Technology

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Awards

Associate of Applied Science

Respiratory Care

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Awards

Associate of Applied Science