Lawson State Community College--Programs & Degree Options

Understanding the Difference Between College Transfer Programs and Career Technical Programs

Lawson State has three separate and distinct program options (College Transfer which includes Health Professions; Business Technologies and Information Systems; and Career Technical options).   College Transfer Program options are for students wishing to earn an Associate's degree and transfer those credits toward a four-year Bachelors degree.  Health Professions, which falls under the College Transfer Division, offers both--College Transfer and Career Technical degrees.  For under Health Professions, one can major in pre-nursing (which is a College Transfer degree leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing) or complete the two-year  Registered Nursing or Licensed Practical Nursing degree, under Career Technical.  In such cases, credits earned under the pre-nursing degree are transferable.  Like Health Professions, the Business and Information Technologies programs are for both College Transfer and Career Technical students, depending on one's major.  The Career Technical option is for students wishing to secure a degree or certificate in a specific marketable trade (i.e,, automotive, cosmetology, HVAC, office administration, welding, etc...).  College Transfer/General Education Division--Non-Technical Programs--for transfer credit leading to a 4-year degree.

Types of Degrees/Awards Offered within College Transfer Programs (Includes Health Professions!):

Lawson State Community College (within the College Transfer Division) awards the following degrees:  Associate in Arts, Associate in Science,  Associate in Applied Science, and Certificates and Short Certificates (for Health Profession Programs only).  A student shall be awarded a degree or certificate when he or she completes the full requirements outlined within a specific degree plan and/or area of concentration (if under General Studies).  If the student is seeking a college transferable degree, he or she MUST pay particular attention to the degree plan as well as the STARS agreement which highlights the courses that will satisfy the requirements of the transfer college. 


  

Types of Degrees/Awards Offered within the Health Sciences Profession.

Lawson State Community College (within the Health Professions Division) awards the following degrees and certificates:  Associate in Applied Science in Nursing,  Certificate in Practical Nursing, Certificate in Dental Assisting Technology, Short Certificate in Long Term Care Nursing Assistant; Short Certificate in Home Health Aide; Certificate in Basic Emergency Medical Technician; Certificate in Advanced Emergency Medical Technician; Certificate in Pharmacy Technician (assistant); and a non-degree award for Phlebotomy (via Corporate Services).


 

Types of Degrees/Awards Offered within the Business and Information Technologies Division

Lawson State Community College (within the Business and Information Technologies Division) awards the following degrees and certificates:  Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Certificates, Short Certificates and Industry Certifications.  A student shall be awarded a degree or certificate when he or she completes the full requirements outlined within a specific degree plan and/or area of concentration (if under General Studies).



Types of Degrees/Awards Offered within Career Technical Programs

Lawson State Community College (within the Career Technical Division) awards the following degrees and certificates:  Associate in Occupational Technology, Certificates and Short Certificates.  A student shall be awarded a degree or certificate when he or she completes the full requirements outlined within a specific degree plan and/or area of concentration (if under General Studies).