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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Lone Star College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Lone Star College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Program Specific Accreditations

In addition to LSC’s accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer associate and bachelor’s degrees, the college offers many programs that have specialized accreditations from state, regional and/or national professional associations and boards.

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. Licensure/Certification: Automobile Maintenance & Light Repair - G1, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8 (A1 - A8 for  Master Certification) and Environmental Protection Agency license #608 & #609 

CISCO

CISCO programs at Lone Star College are accredited by the CISCO Regional Academy. Licensure/Certification available: Cisco Certified Network Associate  (CCNA); Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP); CCNA-Security/NSA recognition, CCNA-Routing and Switching, CCNA-Collaboration, CCNA-Data Center 

Construction

Construction programs at LSC-North Harris are accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Licensure/Certification: HVAC NCCER Workforce Certificate - Environmental Protection Agency #608 

Cosmetology

The Cosmetology programs at Lone Star College are accredited by the Texas Dept of Licensing and Regulation, Texas State Cosmetology Commission. Licensure/Certification: Texas Dept of Licensing and Regulation

Cybersecurity

Licensure/Certifications: Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and GIAC Security Essentials

Dental Hygiene

The Dental Hygiene Program at LSC-Kingwood is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
Texas State Board of Dental Examiners

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). Licensure/Certification: Texas Department of State Health Services

Land Surveying and Mapping

Licensure/Certifications: Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors

Massage Therapy

The Massage Therapy program is accredited by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Licensure/Certification: Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation, Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards, Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination.  

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 American Health Information Management Association and 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.

Mobile/Web Application Development

Licensure/Certifications: Android Certified Applications Developer-New Mobile Apps Program

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).Licensure/Certification: National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and the Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners (ECPTOTE)

Oil & Gas Drilling

The Oil & Gas Drilling Floorhand-Roustabout program is accredited by the International Association of Drilling Contractors Gateway™ Program. Licensure/Certification: IADC Gateway Floorhand, IADC RigPass and IADC WellSharp

Pharmacy Management 

The Pharmacy Management program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) since 2007. Licensure/Certification: Texas State Board of Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

The Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Licensure/Certification: National Physical Therapy Examination

Pilot

Professional pilot program at LSC-Montgomery is accredited by the Federal Aviation Administration. Licensure/Certification: Federal Aviation Administration 

Respiratory Care

The Lone Star College-Respiratory Care Program number, 200338, AAS Respiratory Care, at Kingwood Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. Licensure/Certification: Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

CoARC accredits respiratory therapy education programs in the United States. To achieve this end, it utilizes an ‘outcomes based’ process. Programmatic outcomes are performance indicators that reflect the extent to which the educational goals of the program are achieved and by which program effectiveness is documented.

Programmatic Outcomes: Coarc.com/Students/Programmatic-Outcomes-Data

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). Licensure/Certification: National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

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. Licensure/Certification: Texas Board of Veterinary medical Examiners, Licensed Veterinary Technician 

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