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Academic and Technical Programs

Academic Programs

This Division is responsible for scheduling and administering the courses that transfer to four-year institutions, allied health programs that lead to certification or licensure, non-credit continuing courses, on-line courses, and courses conducted for dual credit in area high schools.

Lamar State College Port Arthur offers general academic courses leading to Associate of Arts and Associate Arts in Teaching degrees. The courses in these degrees are designed to transfer to four-year institutions and include accounting, anthropology, art, biology, business, computer science, chemistry, criminal justice, drama, economics, education, English, geography, geology, government, history, home economics, mathematics, music, physical education, physics, psychology, speech, sociology, and Spanish.

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Technical Programs

The Technical Programs Division offers thirty-four (34) technical education programs designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in business and industry. Lamar State College-Port Arthur offers technical programs in fields that include allied health, business, industry, music, nursing, and art.

Students that complete a technical education program earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree or a Certificate Degree. Associate of Applied Science Degrees take approximately two years to complete and include technical courses and some general education courses. General education courses include courses in humanities, communication, mathematics, and social awareness.

Certificate degree programs include technical courses and take approximately one or two semesters to complete.

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Dual Credit Courses

正规靠谱赌博软件 partners with school districts, charter schools, private schools, and home school parents to offer academic and technical courses via dual credit. Depending on the agreement, courses are offered at the student’s high school, on the Lamar State College Port Arthur campus, and/or online.

Dual Credit provides an opportunity for high school students to earn high school credit and college credit simultaneously. The courses are applied towards both high school graduation requirements and the completion of a certificate or associate degree at Lamar State College Port Arthur

Texas Education Code, §29.182, 29.184, 61.027, 61.076(J), 130.001(b)(3) - (4), 130.008, 130.090, and 135.06(d) provide the Board with the authority to regulate dual credit partnerships between public two-year associate degree-granting institution and public universities with secondary schools.

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