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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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November 28, 2022
TSTC student eager to return to West Texas to pursue welding work
(WACO, Texas) – Jimmy Guerrero, of Olton, is a fall candidate for graduation for an Associate of Applied Science degree in Welding Technology at Texas State Technical College’s Waco campus. He also worked for three semesters as a resident advisor at the on-campus Village Oaks Apartments. “I am pretty happy about graduation and look forward...
November 28, 2022
TSTC Student Recruitment team makes impact on prospective students during campus tour
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – November has been a busy time for the Student Recruitment department at Texas State Technical College, and prospective students from area high schools are learning what makes TSTC an exceptional institution. One recent visit was by Porter Early College High School in Brownsville. Some 150 seniors were greeted by six TSTC recruiters...
November 28, 2022
TSTC’s Nursing program observes National Diabetes Month
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Diabetes affects millions of youths and adults who suffer from its various types, and educating future health care workers about it is part of the Nursing program at Texas State Technical College. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes occurs when a person’s pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to...
November 21, 2022
Alvarado’s automotive knowledge expands in internship at area electric company
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Utility companies depend on highly skilled automotive technicians to keep their fleet vehicles ready for everything from routine service calls to emergencies. Alex Alvarado, of San Benito, is a fourth-semester Automotive Technology student at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus, where he is studying for an Associate of Applied Science degree. He...
November 21, 2022
Garcia thrilled about potential job opportunities with big-name aviation companies
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Learning about aviation pioneers such as the Wright Brothers, along with Charlie Taylor, the mechanic who helped build and maintain some of the Wrights’ engines and airplanes, provided the initial spark that got Texas State Technical College student Carlos Garcia interested in aircraft and flying. Little did the San Benito resident know...
November 19, 2022
Briggs hones welding skills at TSTC with goal of working on Gulf Coast
(BRECKENRIDGE, Texas) – William Briggs is setting his sights on the Texas Gulf Coast. The Texas State Technical College Welding Technology student plans to complete his certificate of completion in Structural Welding in order to work for his friends on the coast. “I have a bunch of buddies on the coast who own boats and...
November 14, 2022
Hervey trains eye for architecture in TSTC Drafting and Design program
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – It takes a talented individual to elevate art and design to the next level, such as in digital architecture. For one student at Texas State Technical College, he is well on his way. Charles Hervey, of San Benito, is a first-semester Drafting and Design student at TSTC’s Harlingen campus, where he is...
November 14, 2022
TSTC students, alumni network with potential employers at Industry Job Fair
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College recently welcomed more than 380 students and alumni as they filled the Industry Job Fair at TSTC’s Harlingen campus Thursday, Nov. 10. The attendees were ready with their resumes and networked with more than 60 business and industry representatives from across Texas and the United States. The companies...
November 12, 2022
High school students grasp TSTC’s hands-on learning style
(BRECKENRIDGE, Texas) – Mineral Wells High School juniors and seniors were able to experience what Texas State Technical College students do on a daily basis with the technology available in the college’s labs. More than 20 students recently toured TSTC’s Breckenridge campus to learn what programs are available there and at the other nine TSTC...
November 7, 2022
Scholarship helps TSTC Electrical Lineworker student achieve goals
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Reviewing options for how to pay for college can be stressful for many students — especially when trying to avoid debt. November is National Scholarship Month, and one Texas State Technical College student recently shared how a scholarship helped ease his concerns. Randall Vela, of Harlingen, is studying for a certificate of...
November 7, 2022
TSTC welcomes area school counselors to campus to learn about college’s resources
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Student Recruitment department recently held its first in-person Counselor Update after holding them virtually for two years due to the pandemic. Counselors from area secondary schools had the opportunity to visit with TSTC instructors and administrators, as well as TSTC industry partners who talked about their workforce needs....
November 6, 2022
Coers sets goal to be best TSTC Welding Technology student
(BROWNWOOD, Texas) – Daniel Coers has set a goal for himself while studying Welding Technology at Texas State Technical College. “I want to work to become the best welding student at TSTC,” he said. He set the goal knowing that he would be starting a program that he knew little about. In fact, Coers, of...
November 6, 2022
Vigil balances work, school while studying Diesel Equipment Technology at TSTC
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Jacob Vigil has always been mechanically inclined. While working full time at The Auto Clinic in Snyder, Vigil is broadening his skills by studying Diesel Equipment Technology at Texas State Technical College. He hopes that his certificate of completion specialization in Heavy Truck will lead to more career opportunities. Vigil spent his...
October 31, 2022
TSTC Wind Energy Technology student accepts job opportunity with German manufacturing company
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – With each graduating class, Texas State Technical College lives up to its nickname: the Get-a-Job College. Now one of its Wind Energy Technology students is on an exciting career pathway that will take her halfway around the world. Monika Bodner recently accepted a job opportunity with German printing press manufacturer Koenig &...
October 31, 2022
TSTC Dental Hygiene students hope to educate others about importance of oral health
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – October is National Dental Hygiene Month, a reminder that dental hygienists are advocates and influencers who can make an impact in their patients’ lives by helping to improve their oral health. Students in the Dental Hygiene program at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus are being educated on the proper techniques to...
October 31, 2022
TSTC Career Services Interview Practicum a success
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s Career Services department recently held its first in-person Interview Practicum after holding them virtually for two years due to the pandemic. The two-day event offered practice interview experiences for more than 100 TSTC students, who met with business representatives to discuss their job qualifications. Every two-hour session had...
October 30, 2022
TSTC student balances classes and triathlon training
(WACO, Texas) – Nick Meyer is a Biomedical Equipment Technology student at Texas State Technical College’s Waco campus. He is scheduled to graduate in spring 2023. “I knew I wanted to be in the medical field, but I could not really handle nursing tasks,” the Harker Heights resident said. “That is why I wanted to...
October 24, 2022
TSTC student contributes family vehicles for auto collision education
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – What some see as a wrecked car, Juan Medina sees as a worthwhile challenge. Medina is sharpening the skills needed to restore damaged vehicles to their former glory by earning a certificate of completion in Auto Collision and Management Technology at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus. Additionally, the Brownsville resident has...
October 24, 2022
Building Construction Technology students gain valuable knowledge at TSTC
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – With each cut that they make and each nail that they drive, students in the Building Construction Technology program at Texas State Technical College are reaping benefits that can have a profound impact on their future careers. Third-semester students Jesse Cisneros and Eddie Rodriguez have been learning various components involved in building...
October 23, 2022
Peterson’s interaction with nurses leads her to TSTC’s Vocational Nursing program
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Stacie Peterson will always remember the time she spent in the hospital with her first child. The Texas State Technical College Vocational Nursing student was 21 when her son was born. He spent 34 days in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) before being allowed to leave. “All of the nurses in...
October 17, 2022
TSTC Emergency Medical Services students motivated to learn lifesaving skills
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Seconds count in a medical crisis, and emergency medical technicians and paramedics often are the first health care professionals to respond with lifesaving skills to help a patient. Daryin Jones, Hiram Rodriguez and Anais Serrato are first-semester students in the Emergency Medical Services program at Texas State Technical College. They recently shared...
October 17, 2022
TSTC alumna flourishes in Colombian-influenced coffee shop venture
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – For many coffee aficionados, they can stimulate their taste buds at a Colombian-influenced coffee shop — Cafe Canasto — that was established in Brownsville by entrepreneur and Texas State Technical College alumna Johanna Lozano. Lozano, a native of Colombia who now lives in Harlingen, utilized her education and business savvy to launch...
October 17, 2022
Deadline fast approaches for TSTC Nursing program’s spring cohort
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – There are more than 6,600 vacant registered nursing jobs in Texas, and the Associate Degree in Nursing program at Texas State Technical College is working to help fill that void with well-trained graduates. Prospective students for the upcoming cohort have until November 4 to submit completed applications for the 20-month program, which...
October 16, 2022
Hands-on learning benefits TSTC Electromechanical Technology student
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Phillip Taylor grew up learning how to wire and fix things around his parents’ house. It was only natural for him to look for a career with a hands-on approach to repairs. His path to Texas State Technical College’s Electromechanical Technology program started when he suffered an injury that ended his collegiate...
October 16, 2022
Smith enjoys new way of learning at TSTC
(BROWNWOOD, Texas) – Robert Smith enjoys the way he is able to study Computer Networking and Systems Administration at Texas State Technical College. Smith is taking advantage of TSTC’s performance-based education model to get ahead in his studies. He is also taking the time to visit the Brownwood campus to have instructor Renee Blackshear grade...
October 10, 2022
TSTC Mechatronics Technology student inspired by stepmother’s career success
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Aydra Vasquez, a former California resident who now lives in Harlingen, has fond memories of being in the robotics club at her middle school near San Diego. Those memories would influence her decision to enroll in the Mechatronics Technology program at Texas State Technical College’s Harlingen campus, where she is studying for...
October 9, 2022
Collier chooses TSTC’s Emergency Medical Services program to inspire others
(BROWNWOOD, Texas) – Dezeray Collier remembers how first responders treated her grandmother each time they responded to a medical call. In choosing a career, Collier decided that working as a first responder would be the perfect choice. She is currently a first-semester student in Texas State Technical College’s Emergency Medical Services program, with plans to...
October 5, 2022
TSTC student ready to pursue electrical lineworker field
(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Darwin Henriquez is pursuing a certificate of completion in the Electrical Lineworker and Management Technology program at Texas State Technical College’s Fort Bend County campus. He is scheduled to graduate in December. Henriquez, of Missouri City, is a graduate of Hightower High School. How did you become interested in TSTC and your...
October 3, 2022
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but TSTC recommends year-round vigilance
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Although the word “hack” has been around since the 13th century, today many think of it as having something to do with gaining access to someone else’s computer — and not in a good way. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the Cybersecurity program at Texas State Technical College prepares its students...
October 3, 2022
TSTC’s Nursing program honors National Child Health Day
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Children are the world’s future, and nowhere is their health emphasized more than in the Nursing program at Texas State Technical College — especially on National Child Health Day on Monday, Oct. 3. Judy Medrano, a TSTC Nursing instructor, said the students are educated about the development of a child from birth...
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