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A Program That Offers Careers for a New Future

ACCELERATE Lone Star allows students to earn workforce certification in one of the Lone Star College Career and Technical Education Certification programs while building core skills in math, reading and language. Students benefit from intensive, on-site advising, which is designed to keep students focused and on-track for completion. The program assists students in paying for the cost of their programs including support classes and books as well as College and Career Readiness classes to prepare for the classes and jobs.

Certification Programs

Automotive Technician

Machining Technology



Additional ACCELERATE Lone Star programs at Lone Star College:

Eligibility & Requirements

  • TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) test score that falls within required range
  • Mandatory attendance in workforce, college and career readiness and support classes
  • Willingness to go to work or continue education after completion of certificate
  •  Additional requirements for all healthcare certificates include a background check, immunizations, and a Social Security Card.


ACCELERATE Lone Star was initially funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) under the “Accelerate Texas” state initiative. THECB provides leadership and coordination for the Texas Higher Education System and works to achieve excellence for the college education of Texas students.

I have achieved something that no one in my family has ever done. I have completed training that will allow me to not only get a job but to start a career and be able to take care of myself, my wife and children.
- Dustin Ashworth

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ACCELERATE Lone Star Contacts

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Martha Neely