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Contact Information:

Kay Johnson - 325.734.3630
Mayra Juarez - 325.236.8206
Nicole Whitley - 325.641.5955

Email: wtxfinaid@tstc.edu

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Julia Humphrey - 325.734.3612
Abilene Campus

Patricia Reid - 254.559.7720
Breckenridge Campus

Charlotte Tongate - 325.641.3901
Brownwood Campus

Rene Ralston - 325.235.7412
Sweetwater Campus

Nick Alvarado - 325.235.7331
Abilene/Sweetwater Campus
(254) 799-3611

3801 Campus Drive
Waco, TX 76705

TSTC is located off I-35 North at exit 342A, just north of Waco
 
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Mission, Vision and Values

Legislative Mission Statement

TSTC’s purpose or mission is described in Vernon’s Texas Education Code Section 135.01:

“The Texas State Technical College System is a co-educational two-year institution
of higher education offering courses of study in technical-vocational
education for which there is a demand within the state of Texas."

“The Texas State Technical College System shall contribute to the educational and economic development of the State of Texas by offering occupationally-oriented programs with supporting academic coursework, emphasizing highly specialized advanced and emerging technical and vocational areas for certificates or associate degrees. The Texas State Technical College System is authorized to serve the State of Texas through excellence in instruction, public service, faculty and manpower research and economic development. The system’s economic development efforts to improve the competitiveness of Texas business and industry include exemplary centers of excellence in technical program clusters on the system’s campuses and support of educational research commercialization initiatives. Through close collaboration with business, industry, governmental agencies and communities, including public and private secondary and postsecondary educational institutions, and the system shall facilitate and deliver an articulated and responsive technical education system."


“In developing and offering highly specialized technical programs with related supportive coursework, primary consideration shall be placed on industrial and technological manpower needs of the state. The emphasis of each Texas State Technical College System campus shall be on advanced or emerging technical programs not commonly offered by public junior colleges.”

 

TSTC West Texas Expanded Statement of Purpose

Texas State Technical College West Texas Expanded Statement of Purpose TSTC West Texas offers technical courses and programs in response to the economic needs of industries and businesses in Texas. The College trains students for employment in technical careers in current and emerging fields.


TSTC West Texas provides instruction using several instructional delivery systems such as distance learning, hybrid instruction and hands on training in state of the art labs. Student learning is facilitated through innovative teaching methods as well as 
individualized advisement to meet educational outcomes leading to successful careers. The College actively involves high school and non-traditional students in its programs. Awards offered include Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees, technical 
Certificates of Completion, workforce certificates, and Marketable Skills Awards (MSA). 


TSTC West Texas is committed to ongoing development of its students and employees. This includes engaging students in curricular and extra-curricular activities to promote intellectual and personal growth. Through the use of institution-wide integrated planning and assessment, the College fosters continuous quality improvement to meet the needs 
of students, employers, and the state of Texas.

 

Regents' Expanded Statement of Purpose

The TSTC Board of Regents periodically reviews the mission statement as defined by the legislature and authors an Expanded Statement of Purpose. The most recent version of the statement was approved on August 6, 2010, and is worded as follows:

"Texas State Technical College System is a special purpose system of colleges legislatively mandated to assume statewide responsibility for the offering of emerging and advanced technical education and training at the collegiate level as well as other technical and vocational programs not commonly offered by community/junior colleges.  TSTC will be a leader in building the economic vibrancy of Texas by striving to develop the technical competence of all Texans through the uniform delivery of high value learning experiences on location and at a distance.  TSTC will facilitate the transfer of technology to Texas business and industry directly through the graduation of technicians in advance and emerging disciplines and through technical assistance provided to business and industry."


Vision 

Texas State Technical Colleges will be a leader in strengthening the competitiveness of Texas business and industry by building the state’s capacity to develop the highest quality workforce.

 

Values  

  • Innovation: Creating and implementing new ideas and methods.
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  • Excellence: Achieving the highest quality in all we do.
  • Leadership: Developing the visions and strategies for a desired future, and 
    aligning and energizing people to achieve those visions.
  • Collaboration: Working cooperatively with other organizations and within our own 
    system. 
  • Responsiveness: Providing appropriate programs and services in a proactive, 
    flexible, and timely manner.
  • Accountability: Measuring our performance and using the results for 
    improvement.
  • Stewardship: Ensuring our programs and services add value to our students and 
    communities throughout the state, and operate in accordance with the public 
    trust for which we are responsible.










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