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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Vocational Nursing
Vocational Nursing:
Breckenridge: 254.559.7700
Sweetwater: 325.235.7300
   Department Chair:
Stacy Cooper
voice: 325.236.8268
fax: 325.235.7369
Email: Stacy Cooper
   Mailing Address:
Vocational Nursing
TSTC Sweetwater
300 Homer K Taylor Dr
Sweetwater, TX 79556
The Vocational Nursing program is offered in Breckenridge and Sweetwater
   Office Hours:
M-F: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Do you dream of being part of a caring/helping profession? That's why our students enter the TSTC LVN Program -- they want to help others. The nursing profession is part of the extremely high-demand healthcare field. And you'll find that nursing is changing -- there's more computer use, the technology is always advancing, and more and more men are entering the field. If this fast-growing career field is appealing --consider the LVN Program at TSTC West Texas to help you achieve your goal of being a licensed vocational nurse.

In the LVN program, you'll participate in an innovative learning environment that helps you develop your care giving skills in classroom and labs, in interactive online sessions, and in virtual and on-site healthcare clinicals. Two SimMan simulators are in our state-of-the-art labs and you'll care for them just as you would one of your "real" patients. Instructors program the SimMan for the kinds of medical conditions and emergencies you will encounter as an LVN. You will practice the skills and techniques introduced in your classes and you will be challenged to solve problems presented via SimMan. Then, on to clinical sites at hospitals, nursing homes and doctors' offices where you will experience the reality and pace of the nursing profession.

In just twelve months, you can graduate from the LVN program by successfully completing courses such as:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmacology and Administration of Meds
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Maternal/Newborn Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing


Once you complete the LVN Program and pass the licensure examination, you will have many employment opportunities to consider such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Home Health
  • Doctors' Offices
  • Insurance Companies


Your instructors are professionals in the nursing field. All have had medical/surgical experience, and, individually, instructors have extensive experience in pediatrics, obstetrics, critical care (ICU), trauma (ER), and psychiatric care areas.

Your instructors will be your guides as you pursue your goal of becoming an LVN. Contact us to start on a new career path!