TSTC is committed to providing highly specialized and advanced technical education that can lead to great career opportunities. We currently offer over 100 certificate and degree programs state-wide.

TSTC students come from more than 100 counties across the state. They arrive right out of high school, transfer from other colleges or from the workforce.

While we are proud that TSTC's education is affordable and a high return on your investment, we realize financial aid is the only option for some students.

At TSTC we understand your ultimate goal is a career you're passionate about and will make you the money you want to enjoy your life! Our goal is to help you be successful.

TSTC has been providing top-quality, career-driven education for Texans for close to 50 years. The college is nationally recognized for the number and quality of our technology graduates.

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Counseling Advising & Testing Center at Harlingen

The Counseling, Advisement & Testing Center supports the success of our students by providing counselors and advisors who are eager to assist students with their personal, educational and career concerns. Our counselors and advisors introduce students to the many programs and services offered at TSTC. We offer a wide range of student services, including counseling, critical thinking workshops, outreach programs, referrals, and crisis services. In addition, our department also offers testing such as General Educational Development Test (GED), Accuplacer, Ability to Benefit, THEA, CLEP, HOBET, and Discover.


College life can be challenging and at times stressful. Students often experience difficulties adjusting to college, confusion in deciding on a major or career path, or many face struggles in relationships. Many students feel anxious or overwhelmed at some point during their college experience and need help dealing with feelings and problems that seem beyond their control.


Students in the Testing and Advisement Center.The Office of Counseling, Advisement & Testing is committed to providing students a comfortable and caring educational community where academic success, personal growth, and social responsibility are valued.


Our goal is to provide an open, supportive, and confidential environment for students to address the issues that concern them. We are confident that we can and will continue to help address the academic needs and challenges of our students. We are here to help all students reach their educational and personal goals.


If you are undecided in your career choice, if you are struggling with your courses, or if you’re finding that personal problems are getting in the way of your success, we have the tools to guide you and help you succeed. We will make all of our resources available to you. If you have any questions or feel you need some help, talk to us.


You are not alone in your mission. We are here to help you!




Liz Silva, Director

Counseling, Advisement & Testing Center

Counseling & Testing:
voice: 956.364.4310
voice: 956.364.4311
fax: 956.364.5215
Liz Silva
voice: 956.364.4310
voice: 956.364.4311
fax: 956.364.5215
Email: Counseling & Testing
   Mailing Address:
Advisement & Testing
TSTC Harlingen
1902 North Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
Counseling/ Advisement Office - Student Services Building, Room 147
Testing Center - Student Center, Room 127
   Office Hours:
F: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Sat.: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Sun.: Closed

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