Frequently Asked Questions

Software Programs - Certificate
Q: How long is the Software Programs Certificate (BCSS) program?
A: The Certificate of Completion in Software Programs is designed to be completed in 1 year if the student enrolls in 12 SCH each Fall and Spring semester.

Q: When can I begin the Software Programs Certificate (BCSS) program?
A: Students can enter the program in the Fall, Spring, or Summer semester.

Q: Is there an entrance examination required to enroll in the Software Programs Certificate (BCSS) program?
A: No specific aptitude tests are required to apply to the BCSS program. You do need to meet the admission requirements of Lamar Institute of Technology. This program is not restricted by the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements. Therefore, students do not have do not have to meet the TSI requirements prior to entering the program.

Q: Can the Software Programs Certificate (BCSS) program be completed online?
A: Currently, no, the entire the BCSS program cannot be completed online. However, there are currently some BCSS courses offered online and more courses will be added in the future.

Q: May I transfer a course into the program?
A: Courses will more than likely transfer into the program as long as you successfully completed the course receiving a grade of C or better at a regionally accredited college or university. The Registrar will review your transcripts for transfer courses.

Q: What types of financial aid are available to me?
A: The financial counselors here at Lamar Institute of Technology are more than happy to help you investigate funds available for your education. For information about financial aid, go to the Financial Aid link on our website. You can also apply for our numerous scholarships.