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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Assessment and Testing Requirements

Before enrolling at TSTC, all students must either present scores on an approved Texas Success Initiative (TSI) test, or present proof that they are exempt from the TSI requirements. Additional placement testing may be required for entry into specific courses or programs.

Students who are not exempt from TSI requirements and who do not obtain passing scores on the appropriate tests must adhere to the following.

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree programs : must participate in developmental education programs during each enrollment period until TSI requirements are met.
  • Level II Certificate programs (43 or more semester credit hours): must participate in developmental education programs during each enrollment period until TSI requirements are met.
  • Level I Certificate programs (42 or less semester credit hours): may not be required to participate in developmental education programs

Students who enroll first in a Level I Certificate program and then change to a Level II Certificate or an Associate of Applied Science Degree program must meet the requirements of the new program.

Before receiving an associate degree, all students must complete TSI requirements as specified in the TSTC Texas Success Initiative Plan. In general, students may meet TSI standards by completing the capstone developmental education courses with a grade of C or better in the skill areas of reading, writing, and mathematics or by re-testing and passing an approved TSI test. Additional information regarding TSI completion requirements may be obtained from the Center for Assessment located in the Student Services Center.

Test Dates & Fees

The Testing Center at TSTC administers the Accuplacer on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. There is a $30 fee for this test. Please contact the Testing Center at 254-867-3609 to schedule an appointment. Test results are provided to you immediately upon completion.

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