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Developmental English
voice: 956.364.4713
fax: 956.364.5167
toll-free: 1.800.852.8784

Mirna Garcia
voice: 956.364.4713
fax: 956.364.5167

  Mailing Address:
TSTC Harlingen
1902 Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
The Developmental English Department office is located in The State Representative Irma Rangel Science & Technology Building.
  Office Hours:
M-F: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat., Sun.: Closed

The Developmental English Department supports Texas State Technical College Harlingen's academic and technical programs by assisting students in improving their reading and writing competence. To do so, the Developmental English Department provides quality remedial didactic and laboratory instruction in reading and writing to all students in need of basic skills in preparation for college-level course work. Faculty and laboratory assistants maintain the highest standards while working diligently with students to deliver this instruction.

A Quick Review course for Reading and Writing was designed as an intensive one-week review designed to accelerate students through their developmental sequence.

To assist students in meeting their goals, the Developmental English Department has adopted the National Association for Developmental Studies' goals for developmental education:

  • To preserve and make possible educational opportunity for each postsecondary learner.
  • To develop in each learner the skills and attitudes necessary for the attainment of academic career and life goals.
  • To ensure proper placement by assessing each learner's level of preparedness for college course work.
  • To maintain academic standards by enabling learners to acquire competencies needed for success in mainstream college courses.
  • To enhance the retention of students.
  • To promote the continued development and application of cognitive and affective learning theory.

For further information contact:

Mirna Garcia, Department Chair
Office Number: W-335 (Representative Irma Rangel Science and Technology Building) 1902 North Loop 499, Harlingen, Texas 78550 
Phone Number: (956) 364-4713
Fax Number: (956) 364-5167

Maria Del Angel, Department Secretary
Office Number: W-225
Phone Number: (956) 364-4973
Fax Number: (956) 364-5167

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