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Texas State Technical College is a vibrant community of ten campuses in ten different communities. Our Dept. of Communications team works to write news stories about the activities on our campuses, the students who attend TSTC, the graduates who have moved on to their careers, and the businesses or industries that hire TSTC graduates.

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August 16, 2022
TSTC HVAC Technology student finishes certificate of completion ahead of schedule
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – More than a month before Texas State Technical College’s Summer 2022 Commencement, TSTC HVAC Technology student Myles Davis has earned his certificate of completion. How? HVAC Technology is part of TSTCYou, which meets students where they are through a flexible, performance-based education (PBE) modality that works with busy schedules. “PBE is really...
August 16, 2022
Student overcomes personal obstacles to succeed in TSTC’s Emergency Medical Services program
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College student Destiny De La Fuente became interested in the health care field when she saw the career success of a close friend who is a paramedic. “(He) spoke about the rush of patient care through various high-intense situations in an ambulance,” she said. “I felt that it was...
August 15, 2022
TSTC programs to offer extra flexibility to students at North Texas campus
(RED OAK, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Computer Networking and Systems Administration program and Cybersecurity program are coming this fall to the North Texas campus in a hybrid format. For the first time since spring 2020, students will be able to attend in-person labs on campus with online lectures. Students continue to have the...
August 12, 2022
TSTC instructor finds the art in Precision Machining Technology
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Taylor Marze attended a four-year university for architecture, but his disappointment in the program led him to obtain a bachelor’s degree in 3D-focused art instead. The journey took him down a path of procedure, logic and creativity that eventually led to Texas State Technical College, where he is currently a Precision Machining...
August 10, 2022
TSTC programs offer extra flexibility to students at Marshall campus
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Computer Networking and Systems Administration, Cybersecurity, and Drafting and Design programs are coming back this fall to the Marshall campus in a hybrid format. For the first time since spring 2020, students will be able to attend in-person labs on campus with online lectures. Students continue to have...
August 10, 2022
New TSTC recruitment leaders ready for fall 2022 semester
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Excitement is stirring at Texas State Technical College for the fall 2022 semester. And TSTC’s Department of Student Recruitment is ready to enhance the campus culture with new leaders on the recruitment team. Sandra Garcia, Chris Hernandez, Janette Hyde, Carlos Ortega, Abraham Ortiz and Rene Valdez will serve as ambassadors for TSTC’s...
August 9, 2022
Zamora’s TSTC journey to continue with pilot training
(ABILENE, Texas) – Ramiro Zamora is ready for the next step in his aviation career. Zamora, of Eastland, is completing his final semester of the Associate of Applied Science degrees in Aircraft Airframe Technology and Aircraft Powerplant Technology (A&P) program. After graduation, Zamora will immediately begin work on his third associate degree at TSTC in...
August 9, 2022
TSTC police department participates in National Night Out with area law enforcement
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Members of the Texas State Technical College Police Department participated in the annual National Night Out with the Harlingen Police Department, Primera Police Department, Cameron County Sheriff’s Department, and other area entities. TSTC police officers David Sarabia and Juan Lucio greeted families and offered free goodies to children. Sarabia said the turnout...
August 8, 2022
Franklin foresees many opportunities with TSTC certificate
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Jake Franklin has learned he will be able to do more than work on a truck after completing Texas State Technical College’s Diesel Equipment Technology program. Franklin, of Snyder, began studying for a Diesel Equipment Technology – Heavy Truck certificate of completion this summer. He has found that there are ample job...
August 8, 2022
TSTC Cybersecurity program offers extra flexibility to students at East Williamson County campus
(HUTTO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Cybersecurity program is coming back this fall to the East Williamson County campus in a hybrid format. For the first time since spring 2020, students will be able to attend labs in-person on campus and listen to lectures online. Students continue to have the option of taking the...
August 8, 2022
Top three things to know about registration for TSTC’s fall semester
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Interested in training for a great-paying career at Texas State Technical College? Now is the time to get registered for the fall 2022 semester. During the month of August, TSTC will offer extended registration hours. Stop by campus from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m....
August 8, 2022
UTRGV students interning at TSTC Advocacy and Resource Center to host wellness fair
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The Advocacy and Resource Center at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus will host a wellness fair from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 for the TSTC community. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) students Lizette Serrato and Adriana Venegas, who are doing an internship with TSTC’s Advocacy and Resource...
August 7, 2022
Ulterra showcases job opportunities during TSTC spotlight
(ABILENE, Texas) – Texas State Technical College Welding Technology students learned what could await them when they graduate. Dustin Moore, site manager for Ulterra, told students about his company’s many job opportunities during a recent employer spotlight. It was the first time Ulterra visited the Abilene campus to discuss their work in the oil and...
August 5, 2022
TSTC holds open house at Marshall campus
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Marshall campus held the first of its two-day community open house on Friday. Visitors toured various programs offered on campus, including Automation and Controls Technology, Diesel Equipment Technology, Precision Machining Technology and others. “If you want a good-paying job, you go to college,” said Donnie Tribble, of White...
August 4, 2022
TSTC Auto Collision students look forward to the future
(WACO, Texas) – Jacob Pevia hears about it when he visits auto collision and repair shops of all sizes in Texas: more workers are needed. Pevia, an instructor in Texas State Technical College’s Auto Collision and Management Technology program in Waco, is also a part-time instructor for the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair. Part...
August 4, 2022
Welding hobby becomes training pathway for female TSTC student
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Texas State Technical College Welding Technology student Maris Goode always thought that, in spite of her fascination with the craft, welding would only ever be a hobby for her. But then a friend — and TSTC graduate — convinced her to start earning a certificate of completion in TSTC’s Welding Technology program....
August 4, 2022
TSTC alumna gives back to Biomedical Equipment Technology program
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College Biomedical Equipment Technology alumna Esmeralda Estrella developed a strong interest in helping people at a young age. Now she is helping to educate the next generation of biomedical equipment technicians as a new instructor at TSTC. The San Benito resident was introduced to the technical side of health...
August 3, 2022
Alumna finds career success in TSTC human resources
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – When an organization builds a reputation as a “great place to work,” it is reflective of great team members — such as those at Texas State Technical College. TSTC alumna Melissa Aleman is one of those outstanding team members. Her employment at TSTC began as a student worker in the early ’90s....
August 2, 2022
Pandemic leads Morado to TSTC’s Wind Energy Technology program
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – The COVID pandemic made Diego Morado look at other career paths. The Snyder native worked for a major oil company in Scurry County, but he noticed that a lot of his co-workers were being laid off when production slowed down. Morado looked into working in the wind industry when he remembered a...
August 2, 2022
TSTC program preparing students for process operations jobs in Texas
(MARSHALL, Texas) – Aaron Sorenson, of Longview, credits representatives of Longview’s Eastman Chemical Co. visiting his high school in helping him choose his career path. “I was at a point in my life where I did not know what the heck I was going to do,” said Sorenson, a Process Operations Technology student at Texas...
August 2, 2022
TSTC Industrial Systems graduates needed in Austin area
(HUTTO, Texas) – Alejandro Garcia Puente, of Round Rock, is excited about the career change he is making as a student at Texas State Technical College in East Williamson County. “Most of my jobs have been construction-related,” he said. “This will be more technical.” Garcia Puente is scheduled to graduate in December with an Associate...
August 2, 2022
TSTC brings CDL course back to West Texas
(ABILENE, Texas) – Texas State Technical College will begin offering commercial driver’s license (CDL) classes at its Abilene campus later this year. Through grants and donations, TSTC will offer four-week classes beginning September 12 to prepare students for the CDL written examination, while teaching general truck-driving skills with a hands-on component and instruction coordinated with...
August 2, 2022
TSTC HVAC instructor offers tips on keeping AC units cool in summer heat
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Nobody wants to experience the nightmare of an air conditioning unit failure right in the heat of summer. Pricey system replacements and ongoing supply chain issues could prolong the misery. That is why Texas State Technical College HVAC Technology instructor Keith Klix urges all homeowners to utilize the services of professional HVAC...
August 2, 2022
TSTC students learn about career opportunities with Texas Instruments
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Career opportunities were a key message that representatives from semiconductor manufacturing company Texas Instruments had for students in the Aircraft Airframe, Aircraft Powerplant, Automotive and Mechatronics technology programs at Texas State Technical College during a visit to TSTC’s Harlingen campus Wednesday, July 20. The visitors from Texas Instruments also discussed topics such...
July 27, 2022
Desire to advance in career motivates TSTC Robotics student
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Lionel Silva is originally from Mexico, but he moved to Rosenberg in 2009 because of its proximity to a wide range of opportunities in petrochemical and other industries. When Silva decided to start an apprenticeship in the robotics maintenance department at his workplace, a global manufacturer of pipes and related services, he...
July 27, 2022
Rock climbing hobby leads Walker to TSTC’s Wind Energy Technology program
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The serenity of nature. The beauty of mountain landscapes. And an adrenaline-filled rock climbing hobby in high altitudes. Each of those captivating elements is what Alex Walker grew up around in his home state of Wyoming. Years later, his concern for the environment — and the fact that climbing to dizzying heights...
July 26, 2022
Award recognizes TSTC graduate’s efforts to maintain workplace safety
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Texas State Technical College graduate Annabelle Simons recently received a STEP Platinum Safety Management System award for her work at Locke Solutions, a precast concrete manufacturer in Pearland. The award is designed to recognize companies that put in the work to prevent workplace accidents, train employees and complete inspections. “To be honest,...
July 26, 2022
Texas A&M students enhance engineering education through hands-on training at TSTC
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The 2022 summer session at Texas State Technical College has been rewarding for three Texas A&M University engineering seniors who are receiving hands-on training at TSTC. Hector Guzman, Eric Martin and Jesus Perez are enrolled in the Mechatronics Technology program at TSTC’s Harlingen campus through their university’s Bachelor’s+ Program, a professional education...
July 25, 2022
TSTC accepting Vocational Nursing applications through September
(BRECKENRIDGE, Texas) – Texas State Technical College is accepting applications for the Vocational Nursing program’s spring cohort. Students who plan to apply must submit a completed application packet by September 30. TSTC’s Breckenridge and Sweetwater campuses are accepting students for the 16-month program scheduled to begin in January. Marchelle Taylor, TSTC’s Vocational Nursing program director,...
July 25, 2022
TSTC HVAC students connect with Mustang CAT-Energy Rental Solutions reps
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Two representatives from Mustang CAT-Energy Rental Solutions recently visited Texas State Technical College’s campus in Fort Bend County to share with TSTC HVAC Technology students what their company does. Dedicated to the specialty rental business, Mustang CAT-Energy Rental Solutions has one of the largest equipment rental fleets of temperature control, compressed air...
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