Planning your future
Your future is not something in the distance; it’s a reality you can plan for today. Planning and making informed decisions is the key to your future success.
Knowing yourself and being honest about your likes and dislikes will help you choose a career that you find rewarding. Start with your likes, interests, and skills, and go more in depth with our career counseling services or your high school counselor. Then, learn about the careers that match up with your likes and how TSTC can help you gain the skills needed for success.
Finally, don’t be led astray by believing that there’s a one-size-fits-all solution. A four-year degree (and the debt that comes with it) is not needed for every career field. A recent survey found a high demand for skilled engineering technicians, mechanics and IT staff. And we all know how important health care technicians and services are in our aging communities. The training you receive at TSTC will make you valuable to a future employer. While no degree program can guarantee a particular career or salary, TSTC training is respected by industry and has an excellent return on its investment.
You can pay $100s of thousands of dollars for a four-year degree; or fall for the high-dollar, high-pressure tactics of for-profit vocational schools; OR you can make the smart choice to pay about $8,000 for an accredited two-year degree at TSTC. The value is clear. Since TSTC is state-supported, your tuition is less, which means more money goes into your pocket after graduation rather than to pay off college loans.
*Source: Texas Workforce Commission