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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.

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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Dental Laboratory Technology

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

TSTC’s Dental Laboratory Technology is one of only two Dental Lab programs in Texas. Work as a Dental Lab technician is special because it is both a science and an art. Students learn to work with many different dental materials and learn how to make the materials do what they want. The students learn to give form to the different tooth anatomical shapes and colors as well as arrangements.

Students will learn to work with special wires, plaster, porcelain, wax, acrylics and different metal alloys. They will make dentures and partial dentures, fixed and removable, porcelain crowns or bridges and orthodontic appliances. Upon graduation they will be able to work in small and large commercial dental laboratories, dental clinics, or, after four years and national certification, they can operate their own business.

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 Dental Laboratory Technology program at 956.364.4726 or the TSTC College Information Office at 956.364.4117.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Randy Bauer

Program Chair

Dental Laboratory Technology:
voice: 956.364.4726
fax: 956.364.5148
   Department Chair:
Randolph Bauer
voice: 956.364.4726
fax: 956.364.5148
Email: Dental Laboratory Technology
   Mailing Address:
Dental Laboratory Technology
TSTC Harlingen
1902 North Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
The Dental Laboratory Technology office is located in the Biomedical Engineering Building .
   Office Hours:
M - F: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat., Sun.: Closed