Aviation

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. Learn how to repair planes and get the hands-on education that will land you a job.
Aviation Is Big Business in Texas

From aircraft manufacturing to aerospace and aviation, Texas is a global leader in this industry. The state is headquarters to two international airlines and has two of the busiest airports. In other words, it’s a great place to get into the aviation industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the aerospace and aviation industry directly employs over 148,000 Texas workers and ranks No. 1 in the U.S. for air transportation employment.

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Aircraft Pilot Training Technology
With more than 12.1 million annual take-offs and landings, the aviation industry is booming in Texas. We will help your career to lift off.
Aircraft Powerplant Technology
It's true: Texas employs the highest number of aviation mechanics in the country.
Avionics Technology
You could ensure a safe-landing career in avionics.
Workforce Training
TSTC Workforce Training offers non-credit courses for those who want to update their skills without enrolling in traditional college classes.
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Our Career Services team takes your future seriously. We work diligently to connect our highly skilled students and alumni to our ever-growing network of companies across the state. That’s why Texas State Technical College boasts such a high job placement rate.

Our staff also provides comprehensive career planning services. We help with resume and cover letter writing, job search, interviewing techniques, phone etiquette, and any other skill you need to land a great job. And with hire TSTC, our private online job board, students and grads have exclusive access to the best jobs in the state.

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Whether you’re a high school student, a full-time worker looking to make a career switch, or you took some time off from TSTC and are ready to come back, getting started is easy.

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