Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the program?
The program is a 2-year Associate of Applied Science Degree program. This includes one semester of pre-requisite courses, four on-campus semesters, and the capstone semester course of Fieldwork (clinicals) at the end of the program.
When does the program begin and what is the application deadline?
The program starts a new class each January (Spring semester) and ends in September of the following year. Applications are accepted on the first work day of June through the last work day of August.
Are any courses offered at night or weekend?
No. The courses are daytime, year-round classes; each class is offered only once a year. During the program, time is allowed to take the co-requisite general education courses.
What are the pre-requisite courses?
A letter grade of "C+" (2.5 GPA) is required for the following courses
- BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
- PSYC 2301 General Psychology
- ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric
A MATH course of MATH 0309 or higher with a minimum letter grade of "C" (2.0).
**Students must furnish official documentation verifying that LSCS Student Success Initiative (SSI) requirements have been met even if student is exempt from Texas Success Initiative (TSI). This means that student must be at college level in reading and writing and must complete or test above the MATH 0308 level. For additional information contact Health Science Academic Counselor/Professor Suann Hereford, Ph.D. at (281)312-1410 or email Suann.L.Hereford@lonestar.edu. **
What is the approximate cost of the program?
Estimated in-district costs for the 2-year program is approximately $5500.00. This includes books, tuition, lab fees, and other supplies.
What if there is a problem with my background check?
Area facilities are now requiring all health care students to have a background check and possibly a drug screen prior to clinical rotations. Students cannot begin or continue their studies until the background check process is satisfactorily cleared. The student is responsible for working with the background check company to clear up any reporting discrepancies prior to enrolling in the program.