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Our campus in Harlingen is rich in culture with an emphasis on student success.
Our campus in Harlingen is rich in culture with an emphasis on student success.
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You’ll find the faculty and staff at TSTC in Harlingen are committed to preparing students for the workforce by providing personal and professional development through a combination of technical and academic delivery, relevant student services, talent development organizations, and other career-building activities. TSTC in Harlingen uses institution-wide coordinated planning to assure program vitality for today’s industrial and academic demands and tomorrow’s workforce challenges. We also provide customized training in partnership with industry leaders to provide talent development for their current employees. Our programs here combine technical and academic courses and provide opportunities for immediate employment, upgrading the skills of our current workforce and seamless transfer credits to other colleges and universities. Earn an Associate of Science (AS), an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), or technical certificates of completion, and workforce certificates. This is one of our larger campuses and there are many programs offered at this location.
CAMPUS HOURS
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Enrollment Extended Hours: Monday - Thursday
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
general number
800-852-8784
ADDRESS
1902 N. Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
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latest news
September 27, 2021
New TSTC instructor embraces winds of change
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The Texas State Technical College Wind Energy Technology program is welcoming back one of its own. David Wheelock worked on wind farms since 2014 — shortly after he graduated from the program at TSTC. This semester, he returned to TSTC to...
September 27, 2021
TSTC Culinary Arts program offers drive-thru lunch menu
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Imagine that your dream career is to be an executive chef and running a successful restaurant. Where can this career begin? One such place is Texas State Technical College. TSTC’s Culinary Arts program hosts a weekly drive-thru luncheon for the TSTC...
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01Academics

Get the required courses under your belt and transfer those credits after two years of study to earn an undergraduate degree. Learn the essentials at TSTC and then move on to a four-year college. If you're not sure about a four-year degree, our...

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Academic Core Curriculum
We have more than just technical degrees. You can also get your general academics here.
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Biology
With an associate degree, you will be prepared to move into numerous science-oriented fields of study or industry.
02Allied Health

If you love helping others, then this is the career for you. Health care careers are in high demand, and you can build your skills at TSTC. Whether you want to work in a hospital or another medical setting, this career path will lead you to a well...

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Surgical Technology
Providing quality patient care when it matters most. You could make the difference between life or death.
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Biomedical Equipment Technology
When it counts, medical equipment can’t fail. No sweat. You got this.
03Aviation

The sky's the limit at TSTC! Learn from seasoned instructors on high-tech equipment, and launch yourself into a career that has sky-high potential. Learn how to fly at the largest airport in the U.S. that is operated by an educational institution....

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Aircraft Airframe Technology
What keeps an aircraft in the air? Lift, thrust, and the skills of an Aviation Maintenance Tech.
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Aircraft Powerplant Technology
It's true: Texas employs the highest number of aviation mechanics in the country.
04Business & Professional Office

If you’re all about business and want to take your skills to the next level, then this is the course for you. You will learn how to manage office operations, balance the books and run daily business operations so that you will be indispensable to ...

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Business Management Technology
You're all about numbers and organization. You're a special breed, indeed.
05Computer & Information Technology

Program yourself into a new career, with several different options! From learning how to do computer networking to becoming a cybersecurity wizard, our computer and information technology courses will help land you a skilled job in a growing field.

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Computer Networking & Systems Administration
Increasing bandwidth is just part of your job. You have a whole network that relies on you.
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Computer Science
If you want to delete your current job, it may be time to start a new exciting career.
06Construction & Maintenance

Put your work boots on and learn the nuts and bolts of operating and maintaining systems and facilities. Get a handle on HVAC, electrical construction or facilities management, and build the skills you need to learn a trade that will lead to a wel...

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Building Construction Technology
You can build anything. Start by building your dream career.
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Drafting & Design
The world is a blueprint. Leave your mark.
07Engineering & Manufacturing

Texas is one of the top states for manufacturing because of its valuable assets — a vast reserve of natural resources, premier research institutions, a friendly business environment and a skilled workforce. (That’s where we come in.) Manufacturing...

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Mechatronics Technology
A blending of disciplines is becoming increasingly necessary to solve today's complex industrial problems.
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Precision Machining Technology
If you're into computers and tools, this will be the right fit for you. You'll cut, grind, shear and shape your way into a machining career.
08Environmental & Safety

Harness the wind or electricity and learn how to manage these powerful forces. These well-paid careers are in high demand. At TSTC, you can build skills using state-of-the art training facilities to become a lineworker or an environmental technici...

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Electrical Lineworker Technology
Take your career to new heights in this high-paying industry.
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Wind Energy Technology
In this industry, you're only limited by how high you're willing to climb.
9Transportation

Get your career on the road today with hands-on, state-of-the-art training. Whether it's Automotive Technology, Diesel Equipment Technology, or Auto Collision and Management Technology, we have a program to suit your interests. Partnerships with m...

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Auto Collision & Management Technology
A steady hand and eye for detail make you a classic in this industry.
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Automotive Technology
Some prefer to be behind the wheel, but you prefer to be under the hood.
10Hospitality

Take your culinary skills to a professional level in our Culinary Arts program. Learn basic and specialized culinary principles and techniques, and get the hands-on experience that could land you in the culinary job of your dreams. Bon appétit!

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Culinary Arts
The world loves to eat. You love to cook. You've found the right kitchen.
facilities and resources
Facilities & resources

As one of our larger TSTC campuses, you’ll find everything you need to be a successful student. We offer the full suite of resources you’d find at any major university. Set in the beautiful tropical setting of Harlingen, you’ll enjoy walking through campus all year long.

TSTC Welcome Center
The Welcome Center
The Welcome Center is your first stop on your journey at TSTC. The WC also houses our university partners to provide a place for advanced degrees to be offered in our community.
Engineering Technology Center
The Engineering Technology Center hosts several of our most popular programs, including mechatronics, wind energy and biomedical technology.
Harlingen Housing
Student Housing
You can experience Harlingen even if you live elsewhere. We offer student housing options to suit every type of student.
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Campus amenities

As one of our bigger campuses, TSTC in Harlingen offers a wide variety of amenities.  You’ll have full access to our Learning Resource Center, gymnasium, cafeteria, sand volleyball courts, outdoor seating, study rooms, student lounge, basketball courts, and more.  We even have an online campus store for all your TSTC merchandise and supplies.

We encourage you to join in student housing and immerse yourself in new friendships, ideas and experiences.

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More about Harlingen

At TSTC in Harlingen, you’re in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, just 40 miles from the South Padre Island beach and just north of the Mexican border. You will experience the culture that is rich in the RGV area through local restaurants, festivals and more. Whether it’s the beaches on South Padre Island or the shopping in Mercedes, there’s always something to do.

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ADDRESS

Welcome Center
2424 Boxwood
Harlingen, TX 78850

Main Campus
1902 N. Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
800-852-8784

Campus Hours
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Enrollment Extended Virtual Hours
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Monday – Thursday

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