Whether this is your first or final semester with TSTC, we are excited you’re here. TSTC is known for its first-class technical education, and we are prepared to teach you the skills you need to help you get a great-paying job.
Please review your schedule and the course syllabus. Course syllabi are available on the TSTC website under the Schedules link. Review the syllabus for course information regarding online instruction, lab information, and faculty contact. Whether you are attending fully online, or partially online and in-person, our faculty and staff are here to serve you. We have all of our services available virtually or in person, so please reach out to find out what option is best for you.
For those of you coming to a TSTC campus, remember that safety is our number one priority and we all have a role to play to make sure we stay healthy.
- You are encouraged to wear your multi-layered face mask while on campus but not required.
- Use social distancing by staying 6 feet away from others.
- Practice proper hand hygiene.
Perhaps most importantly, stay home if you:
- Don’t feel well.
- Are pending COVID-19 test results.
- Are living with someone who has COVID-19 symptoms.
Prompt reporting of exposures is essential to everyone’s health and safety. If you have had an exposure or know of one that needs reporting, please do it now by filling out this simple form. Reports are handled with respect and confidentiality. And we are committed to ensuring that you make up any missed work.
We are a #TSTCfamily and are excited that you are continuing your education with us!
COVID-19 Safety Procedures
We’re excited to bring students back to campus for face-to-face lab instruction. Getting students the hands-on skills they need to get a great-paying job is important to us and them. For everyone’s safety, we’ve incorporated CDC-recommended safety procedures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Please read below for additional information about returning to campus safely to prevent the spread of germs to others.
- Students are encouraged to wear a face mask while on TSTC property.
- Students are required to practice social distancing (at least 6 feet apart) at all times while inside buildings on TSTC property.
- Students are encouraged to practice proper hygiene.
- Students are provided with disinfectant spray and/or wipes and required to disinfect their work areas frequently and before and after each use.
- All Healthcare Clinical Students shall change clothes before returning to campus from a clinical site within the same day. All diagnostic equipment should be disinfected.
- Students who are coughing and who 1) have a fever with a temperature of 100 degrees F or higher, or 2) have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, or 3) are being tested for COVID-19, can find additional information here.
- Students are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
- TSTC campus dining areas are closed for in-person dining. Food will be available via to-go and/or pickup only.
- TSTC campus building are marked with 6-foot space markings.
- TSTC campus recreation buildings are closed until further notice.
- TSTC has signage throughout campus and work areas reminding of best practices for personal hygiene and infection mitigation.
- TSTC has hand-washing and/or sanitizing stations spread throughout campus locations.
- TSTC has barriers or sneeze guards where other protective measures or means of infection mitigation are not adequate.
- TSTC has adapted all open environments to conform to social distancing recommendations.
- Employees are encouraged to wear a face mask while on TSTC property.
- Employees will be provided with disinfectant spray and/or wipes, and are required to disinfect their work areas frequently.
- Customer facing work areas will be disinfected as appropriate for the frequency of visits.
- Employees are encouraged to practice proper hygiene.
- Employees will be required to practice social distancing (at least 6 feet apart) at all times while inside buildings on TSTC property.
- Employees who are coughing and who 1) have a fever with a temperature of 100 degrees F or higher, or 2) have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, or 3) are being tested for COVID-19, can find additional information here.
TSTC Response Protocols
Since a campus exposure event significantly impacts our response and recovery operations, time is of the essence to enact response and recovery protocols. TSTC has identified a subset of the Emergency Operations Team with the knowledge and tools necessary to evaluate potential exposures and rely upon information gathered from immediate contact tracing, the campus Incident Command Post teams, and command structure.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are a student or employee of TSTC and have questions, we’ve answered some commonly asked questions for you.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides helpful Frequently Asked Questions resources that are updated as new information about the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 becomes available. The Texas Department of State Health Services has resources specifically for Texans that also contain updated information.
National & Local Resources
We’ve gathered a list of national and local resources to help you during this pandemic. These resources can provide you with additional information to keep you, your family, and our campuses safe.
Abilene Taylor-County Public Health District
Texas Department of State Health Services
Brownwood-Brown County Health Department
Williamson Counties & Cities Health District
Fort Bend County Health & Human Services
Cameron County Public Health
Marshall-Harrison County Health District
Ellis County Health Care
Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department
Waco-McLennan County Public Health District