Texas State Technical College (TSTC) Harlingen is a public coeducational institution of higher education offering courses of study in academic and technical education leading to certificates of completion and Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees. TSTC Harlingen also provides technical education and training to business and industry, continuing education to the public, and training programs for community and state economic development. Serving students from more than 200 counties in Texas, TSTC colleges are located in Harlingen, Marshall, Sweetwater, and Waco, with extension centers in Abilene, Brownwood, Breckenridge, Ingleside, and Red Oak. TSTC Harlingen graduates continue their education at colleges and universities or begin their careers in high-paying jobs across the state where they are highly valued by business and industry for their work ethic, knowledge, and workplace skills.
The TSTC System's Vision
The Texas State Technical College System will be a leader in strengthening the competitiveness of Texas business and industry by building the state´s capacity to develop the highest quality workforce.
The TSTC System's Values
Innovation - Creating and implementing new ideas and methods
Responsiveness - Providing appropriate programs and services in a proactive, flexible, and timely manner
Leadership - Developing the visions and strategies for a desired future, and aligning and energizing people to achieve those visions
Excellence - Achieving the highest quality in all we do
Collaboration - Working cooperatively with other organizations and within our own system
Accountability - Measuring our performance and using the results for improvement
Stewardship - Ensuring our programs and services add value to our students and communities throughout the state, and operate in accordance with the public trust for which we are responsible
TSTC's Customer Service Goal
It is the goal of Texas State Technical College faculty and staff to provide a level of customer service that is beyond expectation. We pledge to be . . .
Friendly to all we meet in our work,
Helpful in all that we do,
Courteous in all of our dealings,
Responsive to customers´ needs, and
Accountable for our actions.
We will deliver the highest quality services possible with the highest regard for honesty, integrity, and ethical behavior.
For more information, please call or write to:
Texas State Technical College Harlingen
Office of the President
1902 North Loop 499
Formal Written Complaint Handling Procedure
Most questions or complaints can be addressed through routine college channels. If additional assistance is needed, you are encouraged to file a formal written complaint. TSTC is committed to your satisfaction. The Customer Service Representative for our college is Mary Gallegos-Adams, Vice President for Student Development.
Submit your complaint in writing by filling out the Effective Customer Relations Form (Opens in Adobe Acrobat). Alternatively, you may communicate your concern to Mary Gallegos-Adams by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by telephone at 956.364.4301, Ext. 4300, or at her office located in the Student Services Center, Room 208.
The TSTC Customer Service Representative will acknowledge your complaint and let you know the matter is receiving attention. You will be notified in writing within five working days of receiving the complaint as to the length of time it will take to resolve the issue.
The TSTC Customer Service Representative will investigate the complaint.
A solution that is consistent with TSTC policies as well as applicable local state and federal laws will be proposed to you in writing in the time frame specified in step 2.
You will be contacted by the Customer Service Representative within ten days of the written response to determine your satisfaction with the proposed solution and to be sure that the provisions of the solution have been implemented.
If you are not satisfied with the proposed solution, you may request that a Dispute Resolution Committee appointed by the College President consider your complaint. Your request must be received in writing at the office of the TSTC Customer Service Representative within ten days from the date of letter outlining the proposed solution and must specify what in the proposed solution is unsatisfactory. This committee will review all available documentation and render a decision as to the resolution of the complaint within ten days from receipt of the letter of request for a committee review. All decisions of the committee are final and are not open to further review.