The Lamson Institute provides area students with the opportunity to further their educations in a variety of fields. Programs are designed to help students find reasonable employment upon graduating, allowing them to begin their new career path as quickly as possible once they have graduated.
Founded in 2007, the Lamson Institute focuses on providing career training that can be completed within the shortest timeframe possible. This allows students to complete their schooling in the most efficient manner to reach their professional goals. The programs offered at Lamson are regularly evaluated to ensure they meet the needs of today’s employers.
Students have the option to attend day or night courses, allowing them to attend a program at a time that works around their other obligations. This allows students to maintain their current employment while pursuing a new opportunity in a new field or improving their skills in their current profession.
Programs combine traditional classroom educational experiences with hands-on lab work. This allows students to use their new skills in a controlled environment, helping them gain confidence while they familiarize themselves with the techniques required to perform the jobs successfully. Many program graduates will find themselves eligible to pursue professional certifications within their field of study.
Graduates are provided with career placement assistance to find suitable employment. That assistance remains available throughout their careers, giving them a support mechanism regardless of the amount of time that has passed since completing their program.
Lamson aims to provide students with a quality education in a short amount of time. This allows students to pursue their new career quickly while also keeping tuition costs lower. Coursework is focused on the main areas of interest for each program, limiting the amount of extraneous information that may be required from other educational institutions.
A special focus is put on creating a friendly learning environment and establishing a family-like atmosphere. The hope is that students who attend the programs will feel as though they are part of a community and not just another student in the sea of people across a campus.
Admissions Requirements for School
All potential students must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid high school diploma or its equivalent. Each applicant must visit and tour the facility, and complete a personal interview with a designated admissions representative.
To ensure all students possess the minimum skills required to complete the coursework for their desired program, every potential student must complete the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE). Potential students must meet minimum scoring requirements to be considered eligible for entrance into their program of choice.
Lamson provides access to financial aid services to help students assess their options before pursuing their education. Each prospective student will have an opportunity to meet with a financial aid professional for a one-on-one meeting. This allows students to ask any questions they may have, helping them be more comfortable with their financial aid decisions. Students who receive certain state or federal grants or loans may be able to allocate those funds towards their education at Lamson Institute.
Accreditation - Lamson is accredited by the ACCSC.
5819 NW Loop 410, Suite 160
San Antonio, Texas 78238
Programs may be offered in day or night courses, depending on availability. Day classes are conducted from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday through Thursday and evening courses are held from 5:45 pm and 10:45 pm, Monday through Thursday. Friday classes are scheduled intermittently to offset closures due to holidays or other school events. The exact nature of a student’s program may vary depending on the exact program selected.
Electrical Technician Training Program
The Electrical Technician program provides students with the fundamental skills necessary to work as an electrician in a range of environments. Courses cover information relating to the proper wiring of residential and industrial buildings, stationary machines, and other electrical equipment. The skills taught can also help students perform job duties that require the installation of various electrical components, as well as performing maintenance and repair work on electrical infrastructures that are currently in place.
Classes introduce important concepts including applicable electrical and building codes, wiring installation, proper bending of conduit, manual and electrical industrial controls, and motor and transformer systems. Graduates from the program will be prepared for entry-level employment in a range of residential and industrial environments. Students may also qualify for a variety of industry certification exams to supplement their resume. Additional employment options include new construction and maintenance of electrical equipment.
Lab Assistant, EKG Technician/Phlebotomist Program
Lab assistants are a critical component of the healthcare field. Graduates from the Lab Assistant, EKG Technician / Phlebotomist program will be prepared to obtain, handle, and manage various tasks include performing blood draws, tissue collection, specimen collection, and preparing and maintaining patient records. Additional focus covers topics such as proper lab maintenance and cleaning, as well as key safety techniques.
Medically focused classes cover topics such as hematology, urinalysis, phlebotomy, electrocardiography, and the proper recording of patient vital signs. Issues of hygiene and infection control are reviewed, and relevant laws and regulations governing the actions of medical professionals are also covered. Students are also provided the skills and experience needed to perform the administrative duties associated with employment in the profession. This includes coursework on medical billing and filing procedures and computer-based job duties.
Demand for medical professionals continues to grow across the country. Graduates from the Lab Assistant, EKG Technician / Phlebotomist program will be prepared for a variety of entry-level employment opportunities in hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities.
Medical Assistant Training Program
Students attending the Medical Assistant diploma program will learn to perform a variety of administrative and routine clinical duties. The coursework is designed to prepare them for employment in various medical facilities including doctor’s offices, hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities.
Graduates from the program will have the knowledge necessary to successfully collect patient histories, record vital signs, and prepare patients for their exams. Medical assistants may also explain various aspects of treatments plans to patients and assist other medical professionals during diagnostic examinations.
Specific coursework is available in the areas of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, infection control and disease processes, and routine medical procedures. Administrative skills taught include general office skills and customer service skills. Once the program has been completed, students will be prepared to the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) Medical Assistant certification exam.
Medical Biller/Coder/Office Assistant Training Program
Professionals working in the medical billing, coding, and office assistant fields provide administrative support for a variety of important medical office functions. The Medical Biller / Coder / Office Assistant program introduces students to the key information needed to properly code medical procedures and diagnoses, as well as properly bill insurance companies and patients for services rendered. Front desk operating skills are also explored, including reception and patient check-in.
Graduates of the Medical Biller / Coder / Office Assistant program will be prepared for employment in entry-level positions in physician offices, hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities. They will have a knowledge of electronic health record systems, as well as other issues regarding medical office administration. Additionally, students will be prepared to take the Certified Professional Coder-A (CPC-A) certification examination offered by the AAPC.
HVAC Trade Program
The Commercial Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning program prepares students for entry-level positions within the HVAC-R field. Students will learn to install, maintain, and repair equipment associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. Coursework covers topics such as effective temperature control, as well as air quality concerns.
Students will be prepared to provide services in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Special focus is placed on learning the applicable Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) laws and regulations that govern the industry. This includes specific requirements and techniques for the proper repair of HVAC-R equipment and the required steps involved in disposing of old or broken equipment.
Graduates from the Commercial Refrigeration, Heating, and Air Conditioning program will be qualified to work in a variety of industries including residential buildings, hospitals, hotels, schools, and much more. Additionally, they will have the knowledge required to participate in the industry certification known as the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Certification by ESCO certifying agency.
Optometric Assistant and Optical Assistant
Optometric and Optical assistants work alongside optometrists to provide care to patients receiving eye exams and other applicable services. Job duties typically include administering a variety of vision tests, providing patients instruction on the proper use and care of contact lenses, maintaining patient records, and handling appointment scheduling.
Coursework provides additional instruction in the areas of customer service, patient greetings, and professional correspondence. Classes also cover the proper administration of visual acuity tests, depth perception exams, and color blindness tests. An introduction to precision optical equipment is also provided. To complete the Optometric Assistance and Optical Assistant program, students must participate in an externship at a local medical or retail optometry facility. This ensures they receive the real-world experience necessary to succeed in their chosen profession. Graduates may find employment opportunities in vision care clinics, private optometry practices, or a variety of chain retailers.