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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Letting go is never easy ...

When it comes to a parent’s priority for his or her children, securing a viable future for them is at the top of the list.

TSTC understands your concern and creates educational products to meet the needs of today’s future graduates with enthusiasm. As your student leaves the house and you begin the process of letting go, rest comfortably, knowing education and training translates into a stable future with dependable income ... and we, at TSTC, are dedicated to your student's success.

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Personal Attention

Our instructors are excited about teaching and are seasoned educators. They go the extra mile to make sure your student has the skills and professional qualities needed to make it in the real world. In addition, our classrooms are small and conducive to individualized attention. Many of our instructors stay after hours to tutor and help their students succeed. In fact, the main goal of our instructors is to give students the customized help they need to thrive in school and the workforce.

Real World Experience

Our curriculum is also relevant to today’s job market. TSTC faculty and administration has a strong relationship with the Texas Workforce Commission and is constantly researching the job market to train students in high demand jobs. In fact, many of our students have the opportunity to practice their skills in actual job settings through industry and corporate partnerships developed through TSTC  across the state. We also do everything we can to make sure students understand how their newly acquired skills are transferable across industries.


Many schools can talk the talk, but when it comes to performance, you're actual experience will show that TSTC walks the walk. We not only value the skills and knowledge our students gain while at TSTC, we care about what happens to them after they leave. Don't take it from us... listen to what our students have to say.


Listen to our students
“I had a couple of job offers and even more offers for interviews that I had to turn down because I had enough to choose from. I’m very happy with how TSTC connected me to a job.”

Aida Barragan, Electrical Designer, KBR, Inc., Houston

Fall 2010 dual major in Electrical Power & Control; and Instrumentation Computerized Controls & Robotics


According to the Texas Workforce Commission’s projections, Texas will have an average of nearly 44,000 job openings annually through 2016 for occupations requiring an Associate degree or postsecondary vocational award. TSTC’s mission is to provide our graduates with the skills that make them first-choice candidates for those jobs.

Dual Credit

TSTC is also a leader in offering dual credit coursework, citing partnerships with dozens of Independent School Districts across the state. This means your student can earn college credit from TSTC courses that coincide with required high school credits, accelerating his or her future education and career while saving you money. Click here to find out more concerning dual credit.

Exceptional Value

According to Guide-To-Online-College.com the cost of a four-year degree averages $30,000 to 50,000. The average cost for a certificate or Associate’s degree at TSTC ranges from $4,000 to $8,000. Since we are supported by the state of Texas and your tax dollars, the value is seen in our tuition rates. Many of our graduates find jobs straight out of school with starting salaries upwards of $40,000.

Personal Assistance with Scheduling and Funding

TSTC is happy to work with students of all ages and financial statuses to make sure that they have the support needed to excel. We are flexible with schedules, offering on-line, hybrid, and traditional classes.  In addition, we provide personal assistance with Education Career Specialists who help students find the right education and career path. Furthermore, TSTC is the only two-year technical college system in the state set up and supported by the Texas Legislature and taxpayer dollars to provide top quality education in the most cost effective way.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is projected to create or retain 3.5 million jobs as of the fourth quarter of 2010, and TSTC wants to help your child obtain and excel in one of those occupations.  We care about teaching your young adult the skills that will lead to a bright future with a career that not only provides stable income, but fulfillment as well.

Campus Security

Texas State Technical College recognizes that educational campuses are not immune to criminal activities. With the safety and security of those who enter our campus a priority, commissioned police officers are employed to provide an array of law enforcement services.

The Colleges are committed to maintaining safe campuses. TSTC collects crime data in reports which are updated annually and available for your review. It is the policy of Texas State Technical College West Texas to fully comply with the published mandates of the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act (Public Law 101-542), the Higher Education Technical Amendments of 1992 (Public Law 102-325), and that each operating unit of the System prepare and follow procedures to satisfy the stipulations of the Act, as amended.

TSTC Harlingen CLERY Report (pdf)
TSTC Marshall Actual Crimes Reported (pdf)
TSTC Waco Actual Crimes Reported (pdf)
TSTC West Texas Actual Crimes Reported (pdf)

To view the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Records Service Sex Offender Registry go to https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DPS_WEB/Sor/index.aspx


TSTC Harlingen:

TSTC Harlingen


TSTC Marshall:

TSTC Marshall


TSTC Waco:


Ft. Bend Technical Center
TSTC @ Fort Bend


TSTC West Texas:

800.592.8784 TSTC West Texas
Abilene Center
Breckenridge Center
Brownwood Center
Sweetwater Campus

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