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Continuing Education

Lamar State College-Port Arthur recognizes that providing lifelong learning opportunities is an integral part of its primary mission of teaching and community service. Continuing Education courses and programs are an extension of the traditional college learning process, available to community residents in appropriate subject areas where there is sufficient interest.

These non-credit courses are generally open to anyone who is 18 or older, with provision for enrolling younger students under certain conditions.

Courses may be offered where there are qualified instructors, suitable facilities on or off campus, and sufficient demand. Various instructional methods and techniques are used to accomplish the objectives of the courses, including lecture, laboratory practice, seminars, workshops, conferences, and online instruction.

The college welcomes suggestions and requests for non-credit courses. Contact the Dean of Academic and Continuing Education Programs for information or to suggest a course.

For information, call 409-984-6354 or 1-800-477-5872, extension 6354.

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What is Continuing Education?

Continuing Education Courses are offered on the Lamar State College - Port Arthur campus as a public service. Students who successfully complete these courses earn certificates of participation rather than a regular college credit. In some courses, Continuing Education Units (CEU's) are given.

Is Continuing Education open to everyone?

Registration in Continuing Education classes at Lamar State College - Port Arthur is open to responsible adults 18 years old and older. Students under the age of 18 may be admitted with the consent of the instructor and parental permission.

What happens if I have to drop out?

Prior to the first class meeting, a full refund of tuition will be given. After the first class meeting, and prior to the second class meeting, a refund of 80% will be given. After the second class meeting, there will be no refunds. There will be no refunds for computer courses unless the student cancels his/her place in class at least three working days prior to the first class meeting.

If a class is cancelled, for whatever reason, full refunds will be issued.


Easy Registration

Enclose check or money order for the total (Payable to Lamar State College - Port Arthur) DO NOT SEND CASH.

In person: Payment may be made by check, cash or credit card.
CASHIER'S OFFICE - Business Building, 1501 Procter St.
Mon - Thurs 8am-6pm and Friday 8am-5pm

By telephone: You may pay by telephone with a major credit card. Call 984-6126

By mail: Fill-in our printable registration form and mail it to:
Lamar State College - Port Arthur, P.O. Box 310, Port Arthur, TX 77641
Be sure to indicate the name of the course you want to sign up for.

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