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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TSTC Advantage

TSTC's Instrumentation degree is designed to train students to become highly skilled instrument technicians. You will learn the in-demand skills needed to maintain the process measurement and control systems used in refineries, chemical plants, biotech plants, pharmaceutical plants, water and waste treatment plants.

Texas State Technical College has been recognized as the best technical training college in the state by leading manufacturers and industrial electronics firms. TSTC is the place for you to get on the fast track for your career in this exciting field of instrumentation.

What you'll do!

TSTC’s star power prep

  • Students have access to advanced equipment they’ll be using in the industry to give them real-world work experience in the classroom!
  • We offer hands-on learning from instructors who have proven their skills in the classroom and in the field.
  • Small class size with a strong one-on-one instructional approach
  • Experienced staff with industry training guided by an advisory board comprised of field experts


Instructors in the Instrumentation career programs have extensive experience and knowledge of this field of study.  TSTC knows the importance of providing qualified, highly skilled professionals to prepare you for the ever expanding Instrumentation Industry. It’s our goal to give you experienced instructors who have inside knowledge of what you’ll be doing in your future career. 

Small class size

At TSTC, our Instrumentation classes average 20 students per class to ensure instructors have plenty of time to work with each student.

Hands-on learning

Compared to other colleges, TSTC students spend a lot less time in the classroom and much more time in work settings, operating the instruments they will use in their respective fields. Students spend more than 60 percent of their time learning by doing the actual work they will do upon graduating from college. It’s just one of the many ways TSTC ensures you get the strong training you need to succeed in your career choice.

Advisory Committee

TSTC’s strong programs match industry needs, making it easier for graduates to obtain jobs at hiring time.

How do we do this? As industry professionals, our advisory committees assist the college in determining the courses you study, providing a valuable advantage. They can ensure that what we teach matches what industry is seeking.

Combined with internship opportunities with associated partners, it provides a compelling reason why employers are attracted to TSTC graduates. 

Value Added

Degree plans within the Engineering division can provide additional job credibility through certifications, club memberships and industry partnership opportunities.

TSTC Waco, for example, has a student chapter of International Society of Automation, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation while enhancing members’ leadership and personal career capabilities.