Department of Allied Health and Sciences

Department Chair: R. Peter Whittaker

Office: Multipurpose Building, Room 220

Address: 802 E. Lavaca St., Beaumont, TX 77705

Phone: (409) 880-8845

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 Health and Safety, Pharmacy Technician, Radiologic Technology, and Respiratory Care. A Nurse Aide curriculum is also offered by the department. The department provides academic science courses such as Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, and Microbiology as well as technical courses in Physics and Chemistry.

The department also offers an Associate of Science in Biological Sciences. This fully transferable academic degree is for students who wish to transfer to a four year institution and pursue a degree in one of the biological sciences. 

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 200) 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

Students interested in programs including Dental Hygiene, Health Information Technology, 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. SAT or ACT scores (if required by program); and
  3. Transcripts and grades in high school and previous college work.

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 program, Occupational Safety and Health program and the Pharmacy Technician program have no special admissions procedures or requirements.