The Healthcare and Sciences Department houses educational programs that include Dental Hygiene, Child Care and Development, Health Information Technology, Occupational Health and Safety, Radiologic Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography, Pharmacy Technology, and Respiratory Care.The department also offers Nurse Aide courses. If successfully completed, a student may take the evaluation to become a Certified Nurse Aide. The Child Care and Development Program and the Occupational Safety and Health Program have no special admissions procedures or requirements.
Graduates provide specific services to people in a variety of health care settings, industries and 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 Allied Health and Sciences Department offices are located in the Multi-Purpose Center.
Admission to Select 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 2) submit required official transcripts; 3) submit test scores; and 4) other documents on specific dates (see program statement). Students will not be considered if they do not complete specific program application procedures. Applicants must meet all TSI requirements 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:
- Admission to Lamar Institute of Technology
- TSI Status
- SAT or ACT scores
- Grades recorded on high school and college transcripts
- Other criteria specific to a program
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.