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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Aviation Maintenance Technology

Thank you for your interest in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at Texas State Technical College Harlingen. As a student at TSTC Harlingen, you will be awarded endless opportunities to fulfill your educational goals. TSTC students enjoy a hands-on learning environment that promotes continued educational growth.

TSTC is constantly evolving and providing programs to compete with the specialized fields of the working world. TSTC Harlingen offers Certificates of Completion in Airframe and Powerplant. In addition, the program offers Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Aviation Maintenance. Graduates of the program can have career opportunities that offer a sense of responsibility, personal growth, achievement and financial reward.


Approximately 2 billion people worldwide rely on air travel each year thanks to qualified, licensed aviation maintenance technicians. Our graduates also work for air cargo pickup and delivery companies. TSTC Harlingen provides the only aviation maintenance program in the Valley that’s certified by the FAA. We would like to prepare you for a career that goes anywhere aircraft fly. A 43,000-square-foot facility houses our classrooms, laboratories, certified aircraft, piston and turbine engine run-up stations, electrical and hydraulic system trainers and much more.

We train students from a wide variety of backgrounds — from former military aircraft technicians to those who may have never even seen an airplane up close. Two years of excellent instruction combined with hands-on application and experience will prepare all students to enter the workforce with skill and confidence.

Career opportunities within the program vary between options and I encourage you to visit the program and find out which choice is right for you. TSTC can provide you with the knowledge to achieve your goals. For more information or to schedule a tour, I encourage you to contact the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at 956.364.4756 or the TSTC College Information Office at 956.364.4117.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Tom Cross

Program Chair