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lifePATH Tomball

lifePATH Tomball
Lone Star College-Tomball
lifePATH Tomball
30555 Tomball Parkway
Tomball, TX 77375
Program Contact Dr. Anne Ginnett
Phone 281-655-3630
Website Program website
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Lone Star College lifePATH® is a four-year comprehensive model of post-secondary educational opportunities for students who have disabilities that affect executive functioning. lifePATH focuses on academic readiness, social expectations, and career exploration. Students are selected as part of a cohort. The first two years students take classes together on the foundation path. After two years, students can exit the cohort and pursue other certificate or degree programs offered at Lone Star College with wrap around supports. Students who remain in the cohort will spend the last two years earning the Occupational and Life Skills Associate degree (OLSA), as well as the Business Operations Certificate.

Program information submitted: April 20, 2022

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 85
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: May 13, 2022
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18 and older
  • FSIQ, Reading Comprehension, Math Problem Solving, Written Expression = 70 and above for the lifePATH OLSA Path (Occupational and Life Skills Associate Degree); FSIQ, Reading Comprehension, Math Problem Solving, Written Expression 60 and above for lifePATH Foundations Path.
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • lifePATH OLSA Degree Path = Cognitive Disabilities that impact executive functioning. lifePATH Foundations, no specific disability
Program length 4 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 76.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 88.00%
Notes on acceptance and attendance: Some students decided to pause for COVID - no online option.
Additional costs:
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
Scholarships available: lifePATH has a limited number of $500 scholarships per year
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities) Typical college courses for credit
More about course access: lifePATH courses are credit courses, but consist of lifePATH students, only. Students are integrated into the social activities on campus with all other Lone Star College students
Did ALL students in your program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course either for credit or audit? No
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Students take STEM-related courses? Yes
Information on special classes: lifePATH courses are credit courses, but consist of lifePATH students, only. Students are integrated into the social activities on campus with all other Lone Star College students. Course can be found at
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities) 0%
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services:
  • Career services
  • Disability/accessibility services
  • Academic tutoring services
  • Access to a transcript via the registrar
  • Academic advising services (not program staff)
Briefly describe remote learning at your program Each semester, 1 course per cohort is 100% online
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Occupational and Life Skills Associate Degree and Certificate 1 in Business Operations.
Is the credential IHE-approved? Yes, this credential has been through a formal approval process at the IHE
Other than the credential listed above, can students earn any other credentials that are available to all students? Students can choose lifePATH Wraparound Support for any Lone Star College degree or Certificate after they complete 2 years of the 4 year program, if they meet the Wraparound Support criteria.
Do students earn STEM-related certificates? Yes
Students participate in these campus-wide events
  • IHE Student orientation
  • IHE Graduation
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
Additional information about career development and work experience Students take 3 Career Courses in lifePATH, participate in 2 Campus Mentor/Job Shadow courses, and have 2 semester of Community Internships.
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities
  • Registered student organizations
  • Student government
  • Club sports
  • Campus events
  • Study abroad