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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Advanced Placement

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Students may earn credit for academic courses through testing.

  • Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) 

These are classes offered by high schools.  At the end of the class students take the AP or IB examination.  If the scores show satisfactory achievement for a subject then credit for the course is awarded by the college.

  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) 

CLEP examinations are offered through the college's Testing Center.  To earn CLEP credit, students take a national exam that tests knowledge in a particular area.  If a score shows satisfactory achievement for a subject then credit for the course is awarded by the college.

In addition to test scores, TSTC offers academic credit for military service and schooling based upon DANTES certification. 

TSTC requires direct certification of AP, IB, CLEP, and DANTES transcripts and does not accept certification of these tests and programs from other colleges or universities.

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