Engineering & 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 contributes more than $230 billion a year and employs almost 900,000 people, many of them highly skilled and well-paid.
Leading Manufacturing Sectors

Factories in Texas produce everything from massive turbine engines to tiny nanochips. The state’s job growth is fueled by three sectors: computers and electronics equipment, aerospace parts, and pharmaceuticals. Leading manufacturing industries include chemicals, petroleum products and motor vehicles. And the future for manufacturing in Texas is bright. Many prominent manufacturing companies are moving to Texas because of the lower cost of living, cool cities, warm weather, a highly skilled workforce powered by TSTC, unsurpassed BBQ and, of course, football.

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3%
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Electrical Power & Controls
With the looming retirements of baby boomers, there is a growing need for trained professionals in this field.
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.
Automation & Controls Technology
Moving electricity, water, oil, gas, and data; all under your control.
Process Operations
Moving raw materials from production to distribution is a key component in process industries pumping out some great careers.
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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Soldering Specialist Training
In-person
3 - 5 Day course
All campuses
Adam Barber 254-867-3041
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Welding Safety Technician
Online
202 Hours
$4,500
Harlingen
Jerry Briones 956-364-4615
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Fiber Optic – Broadband Technician
Online
105 Hours
$5,800
Fort Bend County
Jerry.Briones@tstc.edu Ph: 956-364-4603
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Mobile Welding
In-person
Harlingen
Jerry.Briones@tstc.edu 956-364-4603
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Maritime Welding
In-person
6.5 Weeks
$4,500
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Tesla START
In-person
16 weeks
$2,700
Waco
Fort Bend County
TeslaStart@tstc.edu
UPDATES: 2021 – accepting applications until class is filled
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Pneumatics Fundamentals
Hybrid
accelerated.training@tstc.edu
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Mechanical Systems / Mechanical Drives / Power Transmission
In-person
accelerated.training@tstc.edu
CONTINUING ED
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NCCER Electrical Level 1
Online
204 Hours
$3,670
East Williamson County
Harlingen
East Williamson County
Harlingen
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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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