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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Dual Credit

Dual Credit student studying in the library.

The Dual Enrollment program is a tuition-waived program that allows high school juniors and seniors (16 years of age or older) to take college courses and earn simultaneous college and high school credit in an academic or technical course.  Dual Enrollment courses are offered on the TSTC campus and on site at participating high schools either through an adjunct instructor or through Distance Education.  This program can save high school students a significant amount of class time while offering considerable savings in money when compared to earning the same college credit as a traditional college student.  High School students can potentially earn an entire semester or more of college credit.  It truly offers students a big head start toward earning college credit before they graduate from high school! 

Only students from school districts with whom TSTC has an agreement are eligible to participate and courses taken by high school students must be approved by the school district.  Additionally, high school students may need to meet placement test criteria.  High School dual enrollment students are considered college students.  Grades will be recorded on a permanent college transcript, which will effect future college/university admissions, scholarships, Financial Aid, etc. so it is important for the student to be committed.

Students should visit their high school counselors to discuss their choices.  Remember, these decisions are far too important to leave to chance.


Dual Enrollment Checklist

(to be completed with high school counselor)

  1. Apply for admission to the college by completing the TSTC online application
  2. Attend mandatory Student and Parent Orientation
  3. Complete the Individual Approval Form signed by student, parent, and ISD official
  4. Submit official high school and/or college transcript(s)
  5. Submit qualifying test scores
  6. Complete and submit college plan
  7. Sign the Dual Enrollment Handbook Agreement/Receipt Form
  8. Submit Registration Permit

Note: All Enrollment forms must be completed and submitted by designated deadlines.


Programs with dual credit offerings include:

  • Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
  • Auto Collision Technology
  • Automotive Technician
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Business/Office Technology
  • Computer Drafting & Design Technology
  • Computer Systems Management Technology
  • Digital Media Design
  • Education & Training
  • Machining Technology
  • Mechatronics Technology
  • Nurse Assistant
  • Welding Technology

After you register for the courses you want to take, we’ll see you at one of our high school orientations (your parents are welcome to come as well!).

TSTC offers New Student Orientation specifically for dual enrollment students and requires that all first-time dual enrollment students attend before registering for college classes.

Once students have attended the orientation, they must see their high school counselor to sign up for college classes. Since orientation is required, you will not be allowed to register for classes without attending or viewing the New Student Orientation video. We require this to help ensure your success!

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