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About TexPREP

About the Program

  • The TexPREP program is an agreement between Texas State Technical College at Harlingen and The University of Texas at San Antonio and participating school districts to offer an academically intense, mathematics-based summer program which stresses the development of abstract reasoning and problem solving skills.
  • The purpose is to identify high achieving middle and high school students with an interest in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and other mathematics-related areas and to increase their potential for careers in these areas.
  • The Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (TexPREP) is an academically intense, mathematics-based, enriched program
  • The primary goal of TexPREP is to improve access to careers in Mathematics, Sciences, and Engineering. In order to achieve this goal, the program includes: academics, role modeling, mentoring, hands on experience, and career awareness.
Program Overview:
  • Seven week summer program
  • Grades 7th-10th
  • Geared towards students interested in STEM fields
  • Field trips
  • Hands-on learning in TSTC classrooms
  • Classes are Monday-Thursday 8:00  am -3:30 pm
  • Breakfast and lunch is provided
  • Most participating ISD’s provide transportation to and from TSTC Harlingen.
  • Participating ISD’s provide funding for their student to participate; please see your school counselor for details.







Logic and its Applications to Mathematics

Introduction to Engineering

Algebraic Structures

Introduction to Physics

Introduction to Probability & Statistics

Introduction to Technical Writing

Computer Science

Advanced Science & Engineering (such as Water Science, Nanotechnology, or Cyber Security/Cloud Computing)

Problem Solving

Career Awareness

Research & Study

Field Trips and Special Events


Participating ISD’s:

  • Harlingen ISD
  • La Feria ISD
  • La Villa ISD
  • Lasara ISD
  • Lyford CISD
  • Raymondville ISD
  • San Benito ISD
  • San Perlita ISd
  • Santa Maria ISD
  • Santa Rosa ISD



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