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.

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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Education & Training

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


The Education & Training program enables graduates to be placed in various educational positions within public and private schools. Five educational areas of emphasis are available, including studies in bilingual education, computer technology, general education, early childhood, and special needs education.


The ET program supports the mission of TSTC Harlingen by educating students in the technical educational courses necessary to complete an Associate of Applied Science Degree and/or a Certificate of Completion. The TSTC Harlingen Education & Training program fulfills the State Board for Educator Certification standards for the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" by preparing students in a wide range of technical educational competencies and by providing a basic foundation in teaching methodologies for effective roles as educators and assistants within public or non-public schools.

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 Education & Training program at 956.364.4747 or the TSTC College Information Office at 956.364.4117.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Dr. Tony Desjardins

Program Chair

Education & Training:
voice: 956.364.4972
fax: 956.364.5167
   Department Chair:
Tony Desjardins
voice: 956.364.4747
fax: 956.364.5167
Email: Education & Training
   Mailing Address:
Education & Training
TSTC Harlingen
1902 North Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
The Education & Training office 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