Lone Star College has been approved to offer 3 bachelor's degrees by Southern Association for Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, SACSCOC, our regional accreditor. Applications will be available beginning February 3, 2020 and registration for classes will open along with all other Lone Star College Fall 2020 classes on April 3, 2020.
When will the Bachelor's Degrees be offered at Lone Star College?
Applications will be available beginning February 3, 2020 and registration for classes will open along with all other Lone Star College Fall 2020 classes on April 3, 2020.
What Bachelor's Degrees will be offered at Lone Star College?
Lone Star College will offer 3 Bachelor's Degrees:
Bachelor of Applied Technology in Cybersecurity
The Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Cybersecurity will prepare students for successful careers in the field of Information Technology. Coursework will include a balance between theoretical and technical competencies associated with the IT profession to prepare graduates for a number of demands placed on IT professionals, namely cybersecurity.
The degree is designed to educate and train students with relevant technical knowledge of IT practices in cybersecurity to provide solutions for real-world problems, as well as to provide technical support for computer-based information systems. Technology-oriented coursework, with an emphasis on hands-on training of those technologies, will form the major requirements for this program. The program’s objectives will offer academic development in a number of ways and will include required capstone and portfolio courses that will enhance the educational experience and employment potential for students. The program will also include professional components to develop skills in communication, work ethics, flexibility/adaptability and group work. Students graduating from the program will be prepared to enter the private sector as well as continue their education in a graduate program.
Upon completion of the program, students will have the knowledge to pass several industry certification exams. Industry certifications provide students with an advantage in the job market because employers look highly upon these certifications. These certifications include:
Program Learning Outcomes:
Bachelor of Science, Nursing (RN to BSN transition program)
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is designed for Licensed Registered Nurses seeking to advance their professional qualifications. Graduates of the program will have a broader understanding of the nursing profession and will bring that understanding to the practice of nursing in their places of employment. Graduates will be prepared to assume leadership and management roles. The program will prepare registered nurses to care for patients in a variety of settings, including acute, long-term care, community and public health clinics.
Program learning outcomes:
Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy, Manufacturing, & Trades Management
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy, Manufacturing and Trades Management (BAS-EMTM) is designed for Associate of Applied Science degree-holding students seeking to advance their professional qualifications. Graduates of the program will have a broader understanding of the managerial roles in energy, manufacturing and trades industries and will bring that understanding to their advancing roles in their places of employment. Graduates will be prepared to assume advanced responsibilities in leadership and management.
Program learning outcomes:
When can I apply?
Applications will be available February 3, 2020
Do I have to compete to get in?
The Bachelor of Science, Nursing (RN-BSN) is selective entry. Students will have to have completed their Core (42 SCH), have earned an AAS in Nursing (ADN), and hold a current RN license.
The BAT in Cybersecurity and the BAS in Energy, Manufacturing & Trades will have minimum criteria, including completing an AAS in a related field, but students will be accepted first come, first served until the classes fill.
How can I get more information about the bachelor's programs offered?
Stay tuned for further updates or sign up to be notified. More information will be posted soon.
How is financial aid being handled? After 90 credit hours completed?
Lone Star College will begin the process of applying for financial aid eligibility for the bachelor degree programs now that we have SACSCOC approval. We cannot confirm that financial aid will be available for the Fall 2020 start, but will keep students updated on the process. Once LSC is approved for financial aid for these 3 programs, students will be eligible for Financial Aid under the rules for any bachelor's degree. The 150% rule which caps at 90 SCH for an associate degree becomes 180 SCH when a student is pursuing a bachelor's degree.
When do these programs begin and at which campuses?
Each program will be starting its first cohort of students at the following campuses Fall 2020:
Do you need to have your associate degree finished before applying? If students get an AA/AS/AAS will they be automatically accepted?
A point system will be used in selection of applicants. Applicants will need to have completed the Texas Core Curriculum. In addition to the Core courses built into an AAS Nursing degree, please find recommendations for CORE Course selections below:
In what format will the classes be taught (ONLINE, etc.)
All programs will be taught in 8-week terms so students can take only 2 classes at a time and finish their bachelor’s in 2 years. The RN to BSN program has additional prerequisites of the Core Completion, so students will be able to complete their BSN in 12 months after entry. Primary delivery for courses will be hybrid, combining face to face class time, often in the evenings, with online work to accommodate the working student.
Are there prerequisites before being eligible to apply?
For the RN to BSN: YES, as stated in the table above.
For BAT in Cybersecurity and BAS in Energy, Manufacturing, and Trades Management, please see below a list of pre-approved, affiliated Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs that could lead into the BAT or BAS degree. Other AAS degrees may be considered upon request. Students must have earned a related AAS prior to starting the applied bachelor degree programs.
BAT in Cybersecurity:
BAS in Energy, Manufacturing, and Trades Management:
Is the BSN program going to allow 1st-year students?
Students will need to have earned their AAS and be registered nurses holding an unencumbered nursing license. Students will also need to be Core complete prior to acceptance.
Are there general education or Core courses to complete the BAS or BAT degree that could be taken ahead of time?
Core completion for the BAT or BAS is built into the 2-year plan for the degree and not required prior to entry. However, students may choose to take Core courses ahead of time.
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