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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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Building Construction Technology

Thank you for your interest in the Building Construction 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 Craftsman and Building Construction. In addition, the program offers Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Building Construction. Graduates of the program can have career opportunities that offer a sense of responsibility, personal growth, achievement and financial reward.


Contractors want to hire Texas State Technical College Harlingen graduates because our students gain skills necessary to keep pace with government codes and inspections for buildings ranging from residential to industrial.

Our faculty has strong ties with the Harlingen Area Builders Association, which generously makes regular donations to the BCT scholarship fund. You could apply for scholarship funds and faculty decide upon the scholarship awards. The recipients sometimes decide whether to use the scholarships for tuition, books, travel costs for school or other education-related purposes.

We look forward to giving you hands-on experience in developing your blueprint, carpentry, drafting, finishing and roofing skills.

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 Building Construction Technology program at 956.364.4770 or the TSTC College Information Office at 956.364.4117.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Hugo Ortega

Program Chair

Building Construction Technology:
voice: 956.364.4631
fax: 956.364.5201
   Department Chair:
Hugo Ortega
voice: 956.364.4770
fax: 956.364.5201
Email: Building Construction Technology
   Mailing Address:
Building Construction Technology
TSTC Harlingen
1902 North Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
   Location:
The Building Construction Technology office is located in the Building Systems Technology Building.
   Office Hours:
M - F: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat., Sun.: Closed