Department of Technology

Department Chair: Pat O’Connor

Office: Technology Building I, Room 104

Address: 855 E. Lavaca St., Beaumont, TX 77705

Phone: (409) 880-1797; (409) 839-2004


The Department of Technology offers a variety of programs that result in a Certificate or Associate of Applied Science Degree. Programs at the Associate of Applied Science Degree include: Advanced Engine Technology, Computer Drafting Technology, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology, Industrial Mechanics, Instrumentation Technology, Process Operating Technology, and Welding Technology. Programs at the Certificate award include the Advanced Engine/Diesel, Air Conditioning, Electronic InstrumentationIndustrial Mechanics, Utility Line Technology, and Welding.

Each program is designed to prepare students for jobs in high demand areas with “real world” training. Technology students get a true hands-on experience in the classroom. If you have any questions about programs in the Department of Technology, contact the program director for each program or the department chair.

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 (15 SCH) of academic courses from an accredited postsecondary institution with a GPA of 2.0 may be exempt from the College Success Skills Course.

All courses in the recommended program of study in the Department of Technology require a grade of ‘C’ or better.