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Business/Office Technology

Thank you for your interest in the Business/Office 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 Office Assistant. In addition, the program offers Associate of Science Degrees in Office Administration. Graduates of the program can have career opportunities that offer a sense of responsibility, personal growth, achievement and financial reward.


The Business/Office Technology department at Texas State Technical College in Harlingen is your key to developing a career in any office position. As computers have become an important part of modern companies; the demand for competent, dependable office employees has grown.

Many individuals enroll in the BOT program not only to learn new skills, but also to upgrade their present knowledge and skills for advancement in their current occupations. The courses offered through the Business/Office Technology program are the essential core of any career geared towards office and administration to clerical and managerial duties. Our curriculum is designed to equip graduates with the skills, knowledge, and understanding which are necessary to both succeed and excel in today’s modern office occupations. Students learn to assume responsibility, work independently, and to develop and use critical thinking to carry out office procedures accurately, efficiently, and professionally. By utilizing the recent technology, BOT students are prepared to enter the competitive workforce.

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 Business/Office Technology program at 956.364.4626 or the TSTC College Information Office at 956.364.4117.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Elvia Silva

Program Chair

Business/Office Technology:
voice: 956.364.4626
fax: 956.364.5166
toll-free: 800.852.8784
   Department Chair:
Elvia Silva
voice: 956.364.4674
fax: 956.364.5148
Email: Business/Office Technology
   Mailing Address:
Business/Office Technology
TSTC Harlingen
1902 North Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
   Location:
The Business Office Technology Program (BOT) is located in the Office Occupations Building, also known as "Building C." This building is accessed from Airport Drive via the last parking lot on the left just before entering Valley International Airport.
   Office Hours:
M - F: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat., Sun.: Closed