Online Programs

Lamar Institute of Technology offers the following online programs:

Programs Offered Online

Homeland Security Program

The Homeland Security Program prepares public servants and individuals for a career in the field of Homeland Security. The program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree and a Certificate of Completion.

The Associate of Applied Science in Homeland Security and the Certificate in Homeland Security provides a standardized education with real-world solutions for Homeland Security and National Defense. The Associate of Applied Science in Homeland Security combines disciplines in criminal justice, intelligence, operations, communications management, contingency planning, critical infrastructure, emergency management, fire technology and private security.

The Homeland Security Program includes topics such as hazard and risk assessment, crime scene preservation, chemical agents, biological agents, radiological agents, explosive devices, detection-sampling and plume models, and personal protection methods. The critical role of first responders in weapons of mass destruction, mitigation and survival are also included in the curriculum.

The program has open enrollment and is accessible to all students. The student will take an entrance assessment (i.e. TSI Assessment Exam) to be appropriately placed in general education classes (i.e. Math). Each student will also be registered in an online version of "College Success Skills".

The program may be completed online without visiting the LIT campus. Individual courses may require a visit to a "Certified Testing Center" within your geographical area.

Criminal Justice Security Threat Groups

The Criminal Justice Security Threat Groups program educates individuals about the world of street gangs, military gangs, drug cartels, and their relationships with organized crime and terrorist groups. The program offers an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice Security Threat Groups and a Certificate in Security Threat Groups. The Associate degree is more than 50% online and the certificate program may be obtained online.

The program has open enrollment and is accessible to all students. The student will take an entrance assessment (i.e. TSI Assessment Exam) to be appropriately placed in general education classes (i.e. Math). Each student will also be registered in an online version of "College Success Skills".

The certificate may be completed online without visiting the LIT campus. Individual courses may require a visit to a "Certified Testing Center" within your geographical area.

Health Information Technology Program

The Health Information Technology Program prepares students for employment in multiple workplace settings in the healthcare industry including hospitals, physicians' offices and clinics, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, government agencies, and home care provider fields. The Health Information Technology Program provides academic instruction and professional training to prepare students to pass the Registered Health Information Technicians examination and function as an entry level Health Information Management Technician. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.

LIT offers an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology and a Certificate in Health Informatics.

The program is a limited access program. Students must apply for the program one semester before they begin the program. Students are accepted into the program in the fall each year. The following are requirements for admissions into the Health Information Technology program:

  • Applicants must have met all requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI).

    There are preparatory courses available to help the student pass this requirement.

    To identify a testing location within your area visit the web site: http://www.actstudent.org/regist/centers.html

  • Applicants are required to complete a phone interview of a health information professional prior to acceptance into the program (written documentation required).
  • Applicants must authorize a criminal background screening and must meet acceptable established criteria.
  • Additional information on selection criteria for admission is available from the Health Information Program Office (phone number: 409-839-2918).

The program includes a combination of online instruction and workplace experience. Work experience may be obtained from a setting in the learners' geographical location.

Additional Online Programs will be coming soon!