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Academic Core Program
voice: 956.364.4760
fax: 956.364.5167
toll-free: 1.800.852.8784

John T. Garrett
voice: 956.364.4760
fax: 956-364-5167

  Mailing Address:
TSTC Harlingen
1902 Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
The Education and Humanities 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

John T. Garrett
Academic Core Department Chair


General Education courses from the Academic Core at Texas State Technical College, Harlingen are transferable to public universities, colleges and many private institutions in Texas under the common course numbering system of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

All general education courses are given in semester hours to facilitate transferability under the common course numbering system. Questions regarding transfer credit or special partnership agreements should be addressed to the Program Advisor.

In addition, the Academic Core Department facilitates related instruction to support the Insitutional Certificate of Completion in the Academic Core, Associate of Applied Science Degree, and Associate of Science Degree Programs at Texas State Technical College.

In order to qualify to receive the institutional certificate of completion in the Academic Core, the student must obtain a "C" or better in all courses taken for core completion. The student must also have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.

The mission of the Academic Core Advisement Program (CAP) is to provide students access to trained faculty who will advise on Academic Core Program requirements and the availability of resources that may assist and encourage students to successfully complete and transfer the Academic Core to other public institutions of higher learning in Texas.

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For more information, please contact:

Mr. John T. Garrett
Phone: 956-364-4760
Office: W-358

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