LIT extends hours for registration
Lamar Institute of Technology student services will be open extended hours over the next two weeks to accommodate students who may need to register for the Fall 2014 semester. The office will be open until 7:00 p.m. Aug. 18-21 and Aug. 25-28.
The Fall 16-week and the Fall 2 8-week semesters begin on Aug. 21. Fall Late Start Semester begins on Sept. 22, and the Fall 3 8-week semester begins on Oct. 14. Students should have completed the admitting and testing process before being advised.
The class schedule is available on the LIT Web site at www.lit.edu, and copies are also available on campus.
Students will also have the opportunity to begin work on an Associate of Arts degree at LIT this fall. This degree will serve as a foundation for a Bachelor of Arts degree in other colleges and universities in Texas. Students will be able to attend LIT, complete the Associate of Arts degree, and then transfer to a Texas institution of higher education for a seamless completion of a Bachelor’s degree.
The degree consists of 60 hours, comprised of which 42 hours which meet the requirements of the Core Curriculum and then 18 elective credits.
“The timing of the Associate of Arts degree being offered at LIT could not be better, with the creation of new Core requirements for all colleges and universities starting Fall 2014,” said Michelle Davis, chair of the Department of General Education and Developmental Studies.
Students can choose courses in Communication; Mathematics; Life and Physical Sciences; Language, Philosophy and Culture; Creative Arts; American History; Governmental/Political Science; and Social & Behavioral Sciences.
“We are excited to provide students in the Beaumont and surrounding areas the opportunity to earn a degree with 60 academic credit hours and then help them in following their dreams of graduating from a four-year university,” said Davis.
“LIT provides a smaller campus, smaller classroom settings and loyal, dedicated instructors who are experts in their fields of study to assist the student in being successful in this educational setting,” she said.