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All West Texas Campuses

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 (with locations in Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood, and Sweetwater) is a coeducational, two-year public technical college within the Texas State Technical College System (TSTC).  The College provides a comprehensive teaching and learning environment with a constant focus on individual student achievement and skill enhancement.  TSTC West Texas offers programs of study leading to Certificates of Completion and Associate of Applied Science degrees in high demand, advanced and emerging technology fields.

TSTC West Texas is committed to the economic development of Texas.  To enhance the economic growth of the state, the College provides customized training and services for business and industry and non-credit continuing technical education as well as community service programs in support of life-long learning.

TSTC West Texas strongly believes in the growth and dignity of each individual and provides students with opportunities for personal and intellectual growth.  To that end, the College provides a wide array of support systems, services, and opportunities in an effort to ensure and facilitate student success.

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 Statement

The Texas State Technical College System 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.

TSTC Values  

  • Innovation: Creating and implementing new ideas and methods.Values_Image
  • 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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