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Telecommunications Technology

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

Texas employers hire the second largest number of telecommunication technicians in the country. Eight of the world's ten largest telecommunications equipment manufacturers have plants in Texas. As a result of this emerging technology, the industry estimates it will need 500 trained technicians per year over the next three years.

Telecommunications is one of the fastest growing fields of electronic technology. Satellite transmission, fiber optic systems, microwave transmission, data communication, and international communication networks are a few areas covered in this specialization.

You will learn the basic skills necessary for immediate employment upon graduation as a telecommunications technician. You will receive hands on training; therefore, you should be able to be employed in areas of production operations, field technology, work on developing new equipment, or install and service currently used equipment, etc.

TSTC Harlingen is an authorized Fujitsu training site for the Fujitsu Certified Network Professional Installer 1 & 2 Training and Certification Program.  It provides a multimedia training program containing instructor-led instruction, videos, computer-based training and hands-on practice in installing telecommunications equipment in an industry simulation of a central office environment.

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 Telecommunications Technology program at 956.364.4843 or the TSTC College Information Office at 956.364.4117.

I look forward to meeting you soon.

Juan Villarreal

Program Chair

Telecommunications Technology:
voice: 1.800.852.8784 ext. 4843
fax: 956.364.5178
   Department Chair:
Juan Villarreal
voice: 956.364.4843
fax: 956.364.5178
Email: Telecommunications Technology
   Mailing Address:
Telecommunications Technology
TSTC Harlingen
1902 North Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
   Location:
The Telecommunications Techonlogy Program is located in Building M
   Office Hours:
M - F: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat., Sun.: Closed