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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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  • TSTC featured by Texas Comptroller
    Monday, July 21, 2014

    One example the report explores is Texas employers providing on-site training in advanced welding techniques, thanks to a grant from the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program. The nearly 9,000 JET grant helped Texas State Technical College (TSTC) -- West Texas develop a completely self-contained trailer complete with eight workstations and a classroom.

  • House Bill 5 Brings Opportunity for Technical Colleges
    Monday, April 21, 2014

    Higher education officials largely stayed on the sidelines last year when the Texas Legislature debated and ultimately passed a bill that led to a significant overhaul of the state’s high school curriculum.

  • NEEDED: A generation of welders, pipe-fitters, electricians, carpenters, machinists and other skilled tradesmen
    Monday, April 21, 2014

    In American high schools, it is becoming increasingly hard to defend the vanishing of shop class from the curriculum. The trend began in the 1970s, when it became conventional wisdom that a four-year college degree was essential. As Forbes magazine reported in 2012, 90% of shop classes have been eliminated for the Los Angeles unified school district's 660,000 students. Yet a 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics study shows that 48% of all college graduates are working in jobs that don't require a four-year degree.

Top News from TSTC Harlingen


  • Fall 2012 Commencment
    Monday, December 17, 2012

    Saturday was quite the special day for the Noelle family. Linda Noelle was the first name announced at the Texas State Technical College fall commencement ceremony at the Cultural Arts Center.

  • ULA Presented Coveted President's Challenge Coin
    Wednesday, December 05, 2012

    Texas State Technical College President Dr. Cesar Maldonado presented United Launch Alliance Site Leader Tim Piller with The President’s Challenge Coin on Monday, Dec. 3, at ULA in appreciation of Piller’s longstanding relationship and support of TSTC.

  • Governor Perry Makes Skilled Workforce Announcement at TSTC
    Wednesday, November 28, 2012

    Texas Governor Rick Perry announced on Tuesday a skilled workforce initiative at Texas State Technical College aimed at cutting the time necessary for a student to earn a certificate and join the workforce. The initiative is a partnership between the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Education Agency, the governor’s office and the TSTC System Perry said.

Top News from TSTC Marshall


  • TSTC Harlingen President Announced
    Thursday, October 09, 2008

    Chancellor Bill Segura, Ph.D. announces the fourth president of Texas State Technical College Harlingen to be Cesar Maldonado, effective Oct. 16.

Top News from TSTC Waco

Top News from TSTC West Texas


  • TSTC featured by Texas Comptroller
    Monday, July 21, 2014

    One example the report explores is Texas employers providing on-site training in advanced welding techniques, thanks to a grant from the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Program. The nearly 9,000 JET grant helped Texas State Technical College (TSTC) -- West Texas develop a completely self-contained trailer complete with eight workstations and a classroom.

  • Tech Jobs are on the Rise, and they are here in Texas
    Friday, July 11, 2014

    Technology jobs are on the rise. For the first time since U.S. News began publishing their annual job rankings, the No. 1 job overall isn't from the health care industry — it's a tech job.

  • The World's Brightest 5K is coming to TSTC
    Monday, June 23, 2014

    Come and participate in your local Color Dash on September 20, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. starting and ending at TSTC Sweetwater Campus. This fun, family-friendly event is going to be a big difference maker - it's YOUR CITY's Brightest 5k run/walk.





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