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2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic and Technical Programs



Degrees, Certificates, and Institutional Awards

Lamar State College Orange offers courses that are equivalent in content and quality to freshman and sophomore courses at all Texas four-year colleges and universities. Students can complete programs of study, preparing them to transfer to four-year institutions or to seek immediate employment. Those students seeking personal enrichment, new, or updated job skills will also find what they need at Lamar State College Orange.

Lamar State College Orange is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate of arts, associate of science, associate of applied science degrees, and certificates of completion. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by telephone 404-679-4500, or by visiting the website http://www.sacscoc.org for questions regarding the accreditation of Lamar State College Orange. Normal inquiries about the institution such as admission requirements, financial aid, education programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Lamar State College Orange and not to the Commission’s office. The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support the institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard of The Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement.

The college is approved by the Texas Education Agency for the training of veterans under all classifications. In addition, the Vocational Nursing and Upward Mobility Nursing Programs are accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing. The Pharmacy Technology Program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The Emergency Medical Services Program is certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The Process Operating Technology Program is accredited by the North American Process Technology Alliance.

Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) Degrees

AA and AS degrees are designed for transfer to four-year institutions and form the basis for several career options and majors. Students must select courses which provide the best preparation for transfer in a particular major field at the specific institution planned for transfer.

The AA and AS curricula include electives as well as required courses for particular concentrations of study. It is imperative that a transferring student work closely with an advisor to plan a successful program for the selected senior institution. Students pursuing Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees must meet the testing requirements of Texas Success Initiative (TSI).

In accordance with Senate Bill 1189, passed by the 84th Legislative Session, LSCO has designated the AA in Liberal Arts as the multidisciplinary studies associate degree.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degrees

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees are intense programs of study designed to prepare students for employment after graduation. All programs are developed to ensure that students achieve competencies in job skills. Some courses may transfer to four-year institutions, but students planning to pursue bachelor degrees should work closely with advisors to plan for successful transfer of coursework. Requirements for the AAS degree include general education courses, specified courses in the chosen area of study, and a capstone or external learning experience course. Students pursuing Associate of Applied Science degrees must meet the testing requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI). 

Many BAAS programs are available statewide to allow students who complete an AAS with LSCO to transfer opportunities to complete a baccalaureate degree.

Certificate of Completion (CC)

Certificate programs are traditionally one-year courses of study that provide specialized technical career training designed to be completed in less than two years. Successful students develop essential skills and gain technical background that prepares them to enter the workforce. All technical certificate programs with 42 credit hours or less offered at Lamar State College Orange are waived from the testing requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI).

Institutional Awards (IA)

The college offers Institutional Awards reflecting a course or series of courses that represent the achievement of marketable skills or meet a student’s self-defined educational objective.

Assessment of Student Outcomes

In order to provide for the continuing program and operational development and evaluation and meet Texas Higher Education Coordinating (THECB) and accreditation requirements, Lamar State College Orange will assess all programs, both academic and occupational/technical, on the basis of students’ learning outcomes. To assess such outcomes, students may be required to take additional examinations, participate in surveys and/or provide samples of their work at LSCO.

Lamar State College Orange has identified seven educational goals to specify the knowledge and skills that students should gain from completing academic and technical programs with the College. These goals are:

  1. Critical thinking (General Education, Technical) – Students will be able to demonstrate creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information.
  2. Communication (General Education, Technical) – Students will be able to effectively develop, interpret and express of ideas through written, oral and visual communication.
  3. Empirical and quantitative skills (General Education, Technical) – Students will be able to manipulate and analyze numerical data or observable facts and create informed conclusions.
  4. Teamwork (General Education, Technical) – Students will be able to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
  5. Social responsibility (General Education, Technical) – Students will be able to recognize and acquire a sense of intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national and global communities.
  6. Personal responsibility (General Education, Technical) – Students will be able to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision-making.
  7. Professional competency (Technical) – Students will be able to recognize or demonstrate skills and that depict professional values and employability.  If the career has licensure or certification requirements, students may prepare for the licensure and certification in a capstone course and sit for the licensure or certificate at the end of the program.

Academic Education

The academic education division provides course offerings for the student seeking an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science or Associate of Teaching degree. At Lamar State College Orange, a student may earn an AA, AS, or AAT degree by successfully completing a planned curriculum of freshman and sophomore academic courses comprised of a 42-semester credit hour general education core and 18 additional semester credit hours of appropriate electives. These courses are approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and are transferable to public senior colleges and universities in Texas. Lamar State College Orange maintains contact with senior institutions in the state to ensure that university transfer courses offered at LSCO are equivalent in quality and content to those of the senior institutions.


Academic Education Coordination

  • Suzonne Crockett, Dean of Academic Studies
  • Dana Kullman, Associate Dean of Academic Studies

College Success and Teacher Preparation

George Scarborough, Lead Faculty/Department Director

Courses

Program

Curriculum Coordinator

Developmental Education

College Success

George Scarborough

Education

Teacher Preparation

Dinah Melton

Learning Framework

College Success

Dinah Melton

Arts, Humanities, and Business

Eric Owens, Lead Faculty/Department Director

Courses

Program

Curriculum Coordinator

Accounting

Business

Kevin Malouf

Anthropology

Liberal Arts

Audrey Ewer

Arts

Liberal Arts

Eric Owens

Business

Business

Kevin Malouf

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Shanna Runnels

Drama

Liberal Arts

Kevin Doss

Economics

Business

Jennifer Bryant

English

General Studies

Gwen Whitehead

Government

General Studies

Richard Lindsey

History

General Studies

Eric Owens

Humanities

Liberal Arts

Caitlin Chavez

Music

Liberal Arts

Don Ball

Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Audrey Ewer

Psychology

General Studies

Dal Moreau

Sociology

General Studies

Audrey Ewer

Speech

General Studies

Kevin Doss

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Matthew McClure, Lead Faculty/Department Director

Courses

Program

Curriculum Coordinator

Anatomy and Physiology

Pre-Professional Health Science

Jerry Sanford

Biology

Natural Science

Matthew McClure

Chemistry

Pre-Professional Health Science

Jerry Sanford

Computer Science

Computer Science

Diane Dotson

Engineering

Pre-Engineering

Elias Jureidini

Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Matthew McClure

Geology

Natural Science

Matthew McClure

Mathematics

General Studies

Elias Jureidini

Physics

Natural Science

Matthew McClure

Technical and Allied Health Education

Technical and allied health education is designed to provide the educational competencies and skills required for employment in business, industry, technical fields and health services. In addition, many students enhance and upgrade their job skills for career advancements and/or “up-skilling.”

Lamar State College Orange provides quality technical and allied health programs specifically designed to meet the needs of employers located in the geographic areas served by the College. Each program has an advisory committee consisting of individuals from business and industry that provide input into the curriculum, courses, equipment needs and overall evaluation of the effectiveness of the program, specifically as it relates to preparing students with relevant skills, licensures, and credentials to enter today’s workforce.

The technical and allied health programs are designed to meet industry and business employment needs for a skilled workforce while meeting a broad spectrum of student interest, needs and abilities. Students may enroll in the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program, Certificate of Completion (CC) program, or Institutional Award (IA) program. Each program has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and students must complete all courses specified in the degree plan. Substitutions for any course in the AAS degree or certificate requires prior approval of the Dean of Technical, Health, and Workforce Programs.

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree provides a two-year curriculum, consisting of core program courses, related courses, and general studies courses. The Certificate of Completion (CC) is designed to provide core courses in a technical or allied health program that specifically and directly relate to competencies needed for employment and potential advancement in a career field. In Institutional Award (IA) enables students to receive recognition (not designated on transcripts) for entry level employment or industry recognized certifications and/or licensures.

LSCO has implemented stackable credentials that allow students to enroll in a Certificate of Completion that then leads to an Associate of Applied Science. Many technical and allied health programs also transfer into a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science (BAAS) degree at public Texas four-year institutions. Please see your program director or an academic advisor for more information on pursuing a BAAS with a partnering university after completing an AAS with Lamar State College Orange.


Technical and Allied Health Education Coordination

  • Kristin Walker, Dean of Health, Workforce and Technical Studies 
  • Keith Jones, Associate Dean of Technical Studies
  • Mandee Tucker, Associate Dean of Nursing

Health Professions

Mandee Tucker, Department Director

Courses

Program

Curriculum Coordinator

Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting

Colleen Baker

Electrocardiography

Emergency Medical Technology

Richard Land

Emergency Medical Technology

Emergency Medical Technology

Richard Land

Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting

Jessica Montgomery

Medical Terminology

Medical Assisting

Jessica Montgomery

Nutrition

Medical Assisting

Jessica Montgomery

Pharmacy Technology

Pharmacy Technology

Loan Nguyen

Phlebotomy

Medical Assisting

Jessica Montgomery

Registered Nursing Transition

Registered Nursing

Jennifer Trotter

Vocational Nursing

Vocational Nursing

Sherri Foreman

Management and Service Industry

Kevin Malouf, Department Director

Courses

Program

Curriculum Coordinator

Accounting

Business Management

Kevin Malouf

Business Management

Business Management

Kevin Malouf

Construction

Business Construction Management

Aceson Holmes

Cosmetology

Cosmetology Operator

Kimberly Moyers

Marketing

Business Management

Kevin Malouf

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Diana Viator

Real Estate

Business Real Estate Management

Martha Morian

Criminal Justice and Court Reporting

Cristy Smith, Department Director

Courses

Program

Curriculum Coordinator

Court Reporting

Court Reporting

Cristy Smith

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Cristy Smith

Law Enforcement

Criminal Justice

Cristy Smith

Industrial Technology

Cheryl January, Department Director

Courses

Program

Curriculum Coordinator

Applied Science

Process Operating Technology

Cheryl January

Instrumentation

Instrumentation

Cheryl January

Chemical Technology

Process Operating Technology

Cheryl January

Environment Regulations

Safety, Health, and Environment

Cheryl January

Process Technology

Process Operating Technology

Cheryl January

Safety, Health, and Environmental

Safety, Health, and Environment

Cheryl January

Information Technology and Networking

Diane Dotson, Department Director

Courses

Program

Curriculum Coordinator

CISCO

Networking

Diane Dotson

Computer Engineering Technology

Information Technology

Diane Dotson

Computer Installation and Repair Technology

Information Technology

Diane Dotson

Networking

Information Technology

Diane Dotson

Web Programming

Information Technology

Diane Dotson

Logistics and Manufacturing

Howard Bailey, Department Director

Courses

Program

Curriculum Coordinator

Hydraulics

Electro Mechanical Technology

Howard Bailey

Industrial Manufacturing

Electro Mechanical Technology

Howard Bailey

Logistics

Logistics Management

Keith Jones

Machining

Electro Mechanical Technology

Howard Bailey

Nautical

Maritime/Ordinary Seaman

James Chatlosh

Robotics

Electro Mechanical Technology

Howard Bailey

Welding

Welding Technology

Keith Jones

Continuing and Workforce Education

Lamar State College Orange (LSCO) offers customized training programs for upgrading employment skills and/or for those pursuing areas of personal interest through its continuing education programs. These classes provide opportunities for individuals to continue their education in the academic and technical/occupational areas.  A number of classes are offered for persons interested in pursuing creative activities, cultural endeavors, and/or recreational programs.  Additional class offerings include personal development, computer skill enhancement, and professional development along with free community service learning opportunities. 

Non-credit courses are open to interested adults without regard to eligibility for admission to college-credit programs. LSCO can award continuing education units (CEUs) to those who complete continuing education courses administered by LSCO. In no instance should the award of CEUs be equated with college credit toward a degree.

Continuing & Workforce Education (C&WE) offers customized business and industrial training. These programs are designed to fit the needs of local employers. Training can take place on the Lamar State College Orange campus, a local plant, or office location. C&WE has worked with local businesses and industry leaders to deliver courses in computer technology, leadership training, business communication, maintenance technology, and more.  Courses vary in length from one hour, to one-day, to multi-faceted, long-term training.