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Plan Your Courses with Lone Star College Pathways

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Where do you want to go?

At Lone Star, every program of study (what we call majors) belongs to an Area of Study. Programs in each Area of Study require similar classes and lead to similar careers or 4-year degrees. Not sure which degree you want to pursue yet? Choose the Areas of Study that are the most interesting to you and explore the degrees and suggested course plans (Pathway Plans) for each one.

  • For information about certificate programs in each Area of Study, check out the LSC Catalog.
  • Click here to see which programs are offered at each LSC campus.

Areas of Study

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Arts, Humanities, Communication & Design

These programs will prepare you for careers involving design, production, performance, and writing. The Associate of Arts, Music, and Speech programs are also designed to transfer to a 4-year institution.

Programs:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Music
  • Speech Communication
  • Game Design & Simulation
  • Live Entertainment Technology
  • Visual Communications
 

View Arts, Humanities, Communication & Design Pathways »


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Business & Professional Services

These programs will prepare you for careers in management and administration in many kinds of businesses and organizations. The Business program is also designed to transfer to a 4-year institution.

Programs:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Administrative Services
  • Business Administration
  • Paralegal Studies
 

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Computer/Digital Technology

These programs will prepare you for a range of careers in the computer industry, such as network/GIS technician, programmer, developer, analyst, or project manager. The Computer Science program is also designed to transfer to a 4-year institution.

Programs:

  • Associate of Science
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Geographic Information Systems
 

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Energy, Manufacturing & Construction

These programs will prepare you for a career as a technician, operator, manager, or supervisor in the energy, manufacturing, and construction industries.

Programs:

  • Associate of Science
  • Automotive Technology
  • Construction Supervision
  • Electrical Technology
  • Engineering Design Technology
  • HVAC
  • Industrial Diesel Technology
  • Industrial Electronics Technology
  • Land Surveying
  • Logistics Management
  • Machining Technology
  • Mechatronics
  • Petroleum Data Technology
  • Petroleum Field Service
  • Process Technology
  • Welding Technology
 

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Engineering, Mathematics & Sciences

These programs will prepare you for a career as an engineering or lab technician and are also designed to transfer to a 4-year institution.

Programs:

  • Associate of Science
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Health Sciences

These programs will prepare you for careers involving helping people or animals get the medical care they need, either through direct services or research and technical skills.

Programs:

  • Associate of Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Health Information Technology
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Radiologic Technology
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Respiratory Care
  • Surgical Technology
  • Veterinary Technology
 

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Public Safety & Human/Consumer Services

These programs will prepare you for careers involving helping and providing services to people with a variety of needs.

Programs:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Cosmetology
  • Fire Science Technology
  • Human Services
  • Interpreter Training
  • Massage Therapy
 

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Social/Behavioral Sciences & Education

These programs are primarily designed to transfer to a 4-year institution in preparation for a career in K-12 education or criminal justice. The Criminal Justice program will also prepare you for a range of careers such as private investigator or correctional or probation officer.

Programs:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Teaching
  • Associate of Science
  • Criminal Justice
 

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