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Substantive Change

Texas State Technical College Harlingen complies with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Substantive Change Policy as a condition of its continued accreditation by the Commission. The following links are useful resources regarding the SACS Substantive Change Policy, as well as the internal processes of TSTC with regard to substantive change.

Substantive Change Processes

Substantive Change at TSTC Harlingen

Substantive Change Submittal to

Response from

50% or More of Credits Offered through DL for the AS Degrees in Nursing Preparatory and Health Professions October 13, 2009 January 19, 2010
Ingleside Off-Campus Training Center May 27, 2011 July 8, 2011
50% or More of Credits Offered through DL for the AS Degrees in Biology, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics September 27, 2011 November 7, 2011
AAS Degree in Registered Nursing February 6, 2012 January 14, 2014
Competency Based Model for the Industrial Systems Technology Certificate May 16, 2013 June 12, 2013
Closure of AAS Computer Science Software Development, AS Nursing Preparation, and AS Health Professions January 24, 2014 February 17, 2014
Off-campus sites at which a student may earn at least 25% but less than 50% of credits towards a program March 5, 2014 April 15, 2014
Computer Systems Management Technology Modified Prospectus for Level 1 Certificate - reduction in scheduled credit hours from 30 to 18
March 2, 2015 pending
Dental Laboratory Technician Modified Prospectus for Level 2 Certificate - reduction in credit hours from 51 to 26 in proposed new Level 1 certificate.
March 27, 2015 pending

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