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Technical Programs

Texas Genuine Career and Technical Education LogoThe Technical Programs Division offers 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. 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 programs include technical courses and take approximately one or two semesters to complete.

Students enrolled in technical programs are taught by qualified instructors that have significant work experience and/or professional certifications in their field. Faculty use state-of-the-art equipment such as simulation labs, computer modeling, automotive engines, sound equipment, analyzers, and electrical circuits to provide students with a realistic experience in the classroom or lab.

General Education Requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degrees

All AAS degree plans include at least five general education courses. Each degree plan must contain a minimum of one course selected from each of three categories: Natural Sciences/Mathematics, Humanities/Fine Arts, and Social/Behavioral Sciences. Most degree plans specify that students must complete certain general education courses for the degree. However, some degree plans allow students to select electives from one or more general education categories. The courses listed below meet the general education requirements in AAS degree plans for the three categories shown.

Categories Courses
Communication ENGL 1301;
SPCH 1315, 1318, 2335
Natural Sciences/ Mathematics BIOL 1406, 2401;
HECO 1322;
CHEM 1405, 1411;
MATH 1314, 1332;
GEOL 1403, 1404;
PHYS 1401, 1407, 1415, 1417
Humanities/Fine Arts ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304, 1311, 1312, 1316, 2313, 2316, 2348, 2349;
DRAM 1310, 1320, 1321, 1351, 1352, 2336;
MUSI 1306, 1310;
PHIL 1301;
ENGL 2321, 2326, 2331, 2341
Social/Behavioral Sciences HIST 1301, 1302, 2301;
ECON 2301, 2302;
PSYC 2301, 2314;
GEOG 1302;
GOVT 2305, 2306;
EDUC 1300/PSYC 1300;
SOCI 1301, 1306, 2301


Melissa Armentor
Dean of Academic and Technical Programs
Madison Monroe Education Building, Office 117
(409) 984-6239 (office)
(409) 984-6000 Fax
(832) 201-8727 eFax 

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