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Computer Science Software Development

Thank you for your interest in the Computer Science Software Development 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 Computer Science Software Development and Game Testing. In addition, the program offers Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Computer Science Software Development and Game & Simulation Programming. Graduates of the program can have career opportunities that offer a sense of responsibility, personal growth, achievement and financial reward.


Problem-solving and logical reasoning skills probably exist at the center of your degree plan in Computer Science and Software Development. You prepare for a career in software development and software-related industries in these courses, designed to provide solutions, maintenance, consultation and support for the business customer’s software needs.

Our classes give you up-to-date knowledge and hands-on instruction to develop skills and procedures for computer hardware, software and their applications. The computer laboratories at Texas State Technical College Harlingen offer you opportunities to use various types of computers to learn research, design, writing, testing and implementation techniques.

By the time you graduate, you could step into a job as a computer programmer, software or hardware support technician, mainframe computer operator, network technician, help desk assistant, or a hardware or software sales representative. Other potential job titles would include software developer, software tester, system administrator, and Web administrator or programmer. Training in customer service relations is an important part of your experience for all these positions.

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 Computer Science Software Development program at 956.364.4762 or the TSTC College Information Office at 956.364.4117.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Dr. Edna Claus

Program Chair

Computer Science and Software Development:
voice: 956.364.4762
fax: 956.364.5175
   Department Chair:
Edna Claus
voice: 956.364.4762
fax: 956.364.5175
Email: Computer Science and Software Development
   Mailing Address:
Computer Science and Software Development
TSTC Harlingen
1902 North Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
   Location:
The Computer Science and Software Development (CSSD) Department office is located in the Electronics-Computer Technology Building, between the George F. Young Engineering Technology Center and the Biomedical Technology Building.
   Office Hours:
M - F: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat., Sun.: Closed