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Competency-Based Education (CBE)

What is Competency-Based Education?

Competency-Based Education takes a set of student learning outcomes and breaks them down into competencies. Once a student demonstrates they have mastered these competencies then they are able to get credit for them. Once signed up for a CBE course, each student will have a mentor who will work with them to help them decide if they have enough knowledge of each competency to take a pretest and show a mastery of the competency or if they would be better completing the course before taking the test. 

What CBE Programs do we offer?

Accelerated IT Program

The Lone Star College-University Park Accelerated IT Program is a 100% online Information Technology Core Certification that was developed in partnership with industry leaders and it helps give students the knowledge and skills to obtain careers in the IT field.
Students who complete the Accelerated IT program will gain college credit towards a degree and preparation for A+, Network+ and MS Project certifications.

Accelerated Business 2+2 Program

The Lone Star College University Park Accelerated Business 2+2 Program is designed to introduce students to general business concepts. Complete two years of the Accelerated Business 2+2 Program at LSC-University Park plus two years at a public university in Texas to earn a bachelor's degree.

How do I enroll?

For more information about the Accelerated IT Program or the Accelerated Business 2+2 Program at LSC-University Park, call 281.290.2600 or visit

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