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Technical Programs

The Technical Programs Division offers thirty-four (34) technical education programs designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in business and industry. Lamar State College-Port Arthur offers technical programs in fields that include allied health, business, industry, music, nursing, and art.

Students that complete a technical education program earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree or a Certificate Degree. Associate of Applied Science Degrees take approximately two years to complete and include technical courses and some general education courses. General education courses include courses in humanities, communication, mathematics, and social awareness.

Certificate degree programs include technical courses and take approximately one or two semesters to complete.

Students enrolled in technical programs are taught by qualified instructors that have significant work experience and/or professional certifications in their field. Faculty use state-of-the-art equipment such as simulation labs, computer modeling, automotive engines, sound equipment, analyzers, and electrical circuits to provide students with a realistic experience in the classroom or lab.

Special Populations

Workforce development grants funded through the State, as well as federally funded grants to support students with special needs, are administered through the Special Populations Office.


Sheila C. Trahan, M.Ed, R.D.M.S, R.T.
Dean of Technical Programs

Room 117, MMED
409-984-6239 (office)
409 984-6000 Fax
832 201-8727 eFax

Lamar State College-Port Arthur awards the Associate of Applied Science degrees in the following areas:

Students interested only in gaining basic training in vocational areas can take advantage of several certificate programs offered by the Technical Programs Division. The programs normally can be completed in one calendar year. Students successfully finishing one of these programs should possess the basic skills required for entry-level employment in that particular occupational field.

Technical Certificates:

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