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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

lifePATH® is a four-year comprehensive model of post-secondary educational opportunities for students who have disabilities that affect executive functioning. Students are selected as part of a cohort and each cohort remains together for all classes during the first two years. Students earn various Lone Star College certificates in Occupational Studies, complete ACT® WorkKeys® Assessments, and receive the ACT® National Career Readiness Certification. Students can choose to earn college credit in general Lone Star College credit courses. After two years, students can exit lifePATH, receiving a Lone Star College Certificate in Foundational Occupational Studies. Students who stay for the four year program, continue to take lifePATH classes as a cohort.

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: 15
Deadline to apply to this program: May deadline for Fall admission
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • Other diploma (e.g., IEP diploma, certificate of attendance)
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
  • ADHD, TBI, Learning Disability
Program length: 4 years
Tuition amount: $5,000.00
Program specific fees: $0.00
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
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for credit
More about course access:

Students enrolled in the lifePATH program have the opportunity to earn a Level 1 Business Operations Certificate (21 college credit hours). Alternatively, students can exit the lifePATH program after two years and take traditional credit courses with wraparound supports. Wrap around supports include weekly meetings with academic advisor, social skills classes, and academic supplement. Additional supports are individualized to the needs of the student.

Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Universally Designed Classes
All lifePATH™ classes are limited to 15 students. The small teacher to student ratio allows for a more individualized approach than the typical college classroom. Classes are universally designed to meet the needs of diverse learners. As a result, learning accommodations occur naturally within lifePATH™ courses. Accommodation needs that are not met naturally within the lifePATH™ classroom are coordinated through Disability Services. During years three and four, students who enroll in LSC credit courses, enroll in courses with the general LSC population. Classroom expectations for lifePATH™ students will be the same as for all LSC students. Teacher to student ratios, classroom design, and student objectives will not be modified. All lifePATH™ students are expected to adhere to the Lone Star College Student Code of Conduct.

Time spent only with other students in this program: Between half the time and 75% of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: ACT® National Career Readiness Certification, Lone Star College Occupational Skills
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Approved by Institute of Higher Education
  • Continuing education credential
  • Open to all students at Institute of Higher Education
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 50%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
  • Work Study
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: 75%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Students have the ability to participate in all social/extracurricular activities offered at the college.

Last updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 15:34