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Accreditations

Regional Accreditation

Lone Star College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees. Contact the SACS Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lone Star College.

Program Specific Accreditations

In addition to regional accreditation, certain LSC programs also carry specialized program specific accreditations:

Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology Program at LSC-North Harris is accredited by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation and has full Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification.

Construction

Construction programs at LSC-North Harris are accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

Dental Hygiene

The Dental Hygiene Program at LSC-Kingwood is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Echocardiography

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at LSC-CyFair is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).

Emergency Medical Services

The Emergency Medical Services Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Massage Therapy

The Massage Therapy program is accredited by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education.

Medical Information Technology

The Medical Information Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.

Medical Radiologic Technology

The Medical Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Nursing

The Nursing program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

Oil & Gas Drilling

The Oil & Gas Drilling Floorhand-Roustabout program is accredited by the International Association of Drilling Contractors Gateway™ Program.

Pharmacy Management

The Pharmacy Management program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) since 2007.

Physical Therapy

The Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Respiratory Care

The Respiratory Care program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Surgical Technology

The Surgical Technology program at LSC-Tomball is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) located at 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater FL 33763 (Phone: 727.210.2359).

Accreditation is achieved upon the recommendations by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA), located at 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton CO, 80120 (Phone: 303.694.9262).

Veterinary Technology

The Veterinary Technology program at LSC-Tomball is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and students are eligible to take all State and National Board examinations to become licensed veterinary technician (LVT) in Texas to work in all areas of animal health care.