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

If you’re a hands-on person who doesn’t care for a typical desk job, you’ve come to the right place. That’s because the Media Communication field offers an exciting, diverse environment that gives you the TSTC advantage, bringing you out from behind the desk and into the middle of the action.

At Texas State Technical College, our Media Communications & Information Technology (MCI) students learn the art of what it takes to make it in this broad and diverse industry.

Students get a feel for what it’s really like in the world of communications by working in an actual television studio, training in a digital photography lab and studio, and operating the actual equipment experts use in the industry.

Backed by instructors who bring years of professional experience to the classroom, you’ll get the skills you need to start a career that’s anything but ordinary – and one that gets you out from behind that desk, too!

What you’ll do!

  •  Work in an actual TV studio to get real hands-on experience

  •  Operate a variety of equipment, including video cameras, soundboards, production mixers, computer-based video editing systems, digital cameras and other tools of the profession

  •  Gain on-the-job experience through internship opportunities

  •  Utilize the latest software and hardware used by professionals in the field   

TSTC’s star power prep

  • 5 semesters of intensive training utilizing the latest industry equipment and tools of the industry – in addition to the academics and support courses you need to succeed 

  • Fully equipped studio classrooms, where you spend more time learning by doing

  • 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

TSTC Job Credibility

In addition to holding a degree from TSTC, graduates can boost skills and job credibility through internships. Students have the opportunity to work with a variety of area employers, bringing additional experience that gives them that competitive edge at hiring time.

As well, the creative projects you undertake for class will enable you to build an impressive portfolio showing future employers the scope of your work.


TSTC’s MCI faculty comes to the college with years of professional experience in their respective fields. Instructors have worked for television stations, newspapers, agencies and more, bringing an eclectic background to ensure that students receive a well-rounded education.

Small class size

At TSTC, our Media Communications & Information Technology classes have no more than 20 students per class to ensure instructors have plenty of time one-on-one time with each student.

Hands-on learning

Compared to other colleges, TSTC students spend a lot less time in the classroom and more time in work settings, utilizing the tools they will use in their profession. Students spend approximately 27 to 30 hours a week in hands-on instruction, compared to other colleges, where students spend just 15 to 20 hours a week. It’s just one of the many ways TSTC ensures you get the strong training you need to succeed in your Media Communications & Information Technology career.

Advisory Committee

TSTC’s strong programs match industry needs, making it easier for graduates to obtain jobs when the time comes to move out into the workforce.

Education by employer design! As industry professionals, our advisory committee members assist the college in determining the courses you study, providing a valuable advantage.