Our department has a combined total experience of more than 50 years teaching experience and more than 50 years in the business and industry experience to the classrooms and laboratories. We maintain close ties to colleagues in the business community to guarantee realistic projects for you and they regularly modify curriculum to reflect industry standards.
Graduates with an Associate of Applied Science degree or a Certificate of Completion enter the work force with the capabilities of installing and servicing air-conditioning systems, replacing refrigerant, operating specialized tools, and designing, sizing and fabricating duct systems. Prior to graduation, it is recommendation for you to obtain a certification by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Federal Clean Air Act Section 608 / 410A Refrigerant through a course and examination provided to HVAC students through the Adult Continuing Education Department in order to HVAC industry requirements for immediate employment. For more information on the EPA and 410A certifications please call 956-364-4607.
You also could gain an early start with professional contacts thanks to the student club on campus.
Many of our graduates work with service contractors, industrial plants, retirement centers, hospitals, motels, telecommunications companies, or they become self-employed and operate a business. Your career options should grow as you increase your involvement with our program. TSTC Harlingen takes pride in the variety of services and interests: financial aid, scholarship application, extra-curricular activities such as intramurals and student government which allows students to get involved. You're invited to visit our campus to help us to "Get you in, Get you education and Get you hired".