In each undergraduate degree program, Lamar Institute of Technology requires the successful completion of a general education component at the collegiate level that ensures breadth of knowledge, and is based on a coherent rationale. Students that plan to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree must complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours in general education courses. These credit hours are to be drawn from and include at least one course from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, and natural science/mathematics.

Developmental Education

The purpose of Developmental Education is to provide comprehensive courses in writing, mathematics, and reading that help students acquire the basic skills necessary to complete a college level course of study. Students may be required to complete developmental courses based upon their performance on placement tests according to standards of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) as determined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The student’s placement scores will determine which of the following developmental courses must be completed:

  1. INRW 0100 - Jump Start Integrated Reading and Writing
  2. INRW 0473 - Integrated Reading and Writing (effective Spring Semester 2014)
  3. TMTH 0374 - Developmental Mathematics
  4. TMTH 0375 - Intermediate Algebra
  5. TMTH 0132 - Jump Start Mathematics (Non Course Based Option, NCBO)
  6. TMTH 0114 - Jump Start Algebra (Non Course Based Option, NCBO)

Students should contact their academic advisor for additional information.