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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Game & Simulation Programming

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

The Game & Simulation Programming department prepares students for careers in software development and software related industries, including the Entertainment Software Industry. 

Graduates from this program will have a strong background in systems analysis and design, software development tools and techniques, and data management.  Students will also be experienced in customer service relations, effective oral and written communication skills, effective teamwork experience, and proper record-keeping techniques.  Classes are geared to provide both knowledge and hands-on instruction.

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 Game & Simulation Programming 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
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