Special Programs and Features at TSTC

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Advocacy & Resource Center

Our Advocacy Resource Center provides invaluable support and resources to help students navigate challenges they may face during their educational journey.

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Industry-Standard Equipment

Our students receive hands-on training using industry-standard equipment, ensuring a smooth transition from their educational experience to their professional careers.

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State-of-the-Art Facilities

Our facilities boast state-of-the-art laboratories, specialized learning spaces, and cutting-edge technology, all designed to replicate real-world work environments.

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100% Online Programs

Achieve educational goals from anywhere with our flexible online programs. Expand your knowledge and skills while balancing work, family, and other commitments.

Flexible Learning

TSTCYou gives you access to flexible learning through Performance-Based Education (PBE) that works with your busy schedule. Train to master valuable job skills that will lead you to the career and salary you deserve.

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Dual Credit

Take college courses to earn college and high school credit at the same time. Dual Credit courses are available at some high school campuses, on-site at a TSTC campus, and through distance learning classes taught by TSTC instructors.

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TSTC students expand their horizons through our collaboration with Ed2go. Select from an extensive catalog of online courses encompassing diverse industries and professional growth areas tailored to Texas employers. Elevate your skill set and unlock fresh opportunities for growth and success!

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Veteran Services

TSTC is committed to providing personalized assistance and resources to help veterans smoothly transition into college life and achieve their academic and professional goals.

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Texas Farm Bureau

We partner with the agricultural community to provide specialized education and training for aspiring farmers and ranchers. Join us and cultivate a successful future in the ag industry!

Career Services

Seamlessly transition from the classroom to your dream career with the help of our dedicated career services team. Gain access to job placement assistance, resume building, interview preparation, and networking opportunities.

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Metallica Scholars

Amplify your career with the Metallica Scholars Program. This unique scholarship opportunity supports students pursuing careers in trades such as welding, electrical, and more. Rock on and pursue your passion!

Technical Education Conference & Highlights

TSTC welcomes CTE teachers, principals and counselors to experience this summer conference like no other! The 3-day conference immerses participants in tours and hands-on labs in order to give them a student’s perspective on starting college.

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Center for Employability Outcomes

SkillsEngine is a software innovation team aligning educators, employers, individuals and workforce development interests through shared technology and a common skills language.

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The GREAT Expansion

TSTC is expanding and making improvements like never before thanks to the support from the Texas Legislature and the generosity of our donors and partners.

Workforce Training

Be job-ready with our industry-aligned workforce training programs.

Acquire in-demand skills and certifications that employers are seeking, and launch a successful career in a high-demand field.

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CDL Professional Driving Academy

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Hit the road to success with our CDL Driving Academy. Our comprehensive training program will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a rewarding career as a professional truck driver.

Above: Yesenia Aguinaga earned her commercial driver’s license in July 2021 at TSTC, becoming the first woman to do so at the Fort Bend County campus.

Bombardier Aviation Apprenticeship

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This program offers 90 days of paid training at the TSTC in North Texas campus before taking flight with 90 days of real on-the-job training with Bombardier. At the completion of the apprenticeship program, you are ready to be hired full-time as Structural Assemblers with Bombardier. The best part? No prior experience in the field is required.

Above: Student train in the Bombardier lab at the North Texas campus of TSTC.

Heroes Make America

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Our 12-week Industrial Systems training program provides transitioning-service members, veterans, National Guard members, reservists, and military spouses with 7 Smart Automation Certification Alliance (SACA) certifications for great-paying careers in manufacturing.

Above: Students training in our Heroes Make America program with TSTC Workforce Training.


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Participate in an electric vehicle service training program that develops your technical expertise through a blend of in-class theory, hands-on labs, and self-paced learning. When you graduate, you’ll be ready for placement as a Service Technician at one of Tesla’s Service Centers.

Above: The first cohort of the Tesla START program on TSTC’s Fort Bend County campus graduated Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021.

More Scholarship Opportunities

GCPA David Olver Memorial Scholarship
  • Returning Students enrolled at Ft Bend, Harlingen, Marshall, Sweetwater, or Waco campus
  • Must be enrolled in Electrical Lineworker, Electrical Power and Controls, or Wind Energy
  • Must have completed one semester and have a minimum GPA of 3.0
Harlon Fentress Endowed Scholarship
  • New and Returning student at Waco campus
  • Must be enrolled in Diesel program and be in good standing
Nelson Ezell Endowed Scholarship
  • New students enrolled in Abilene campus
  • Must be enrolled in a listed Aviation program
Bert Winston Scholarship
  • New Students at Ft Bend campus in any program
  • Must maintain 2.5 GPA
Groves/Southwestern Bell Scholarship
  • Endowed scholarship available to all campuses and all programs
  • Must maintain good standing and demonstrate need
Interested In More Scholarships?

Visit our scholarships page for the latest available scholarships.

July 5, 2022
Attending TSTC leads to job opportunities for Lopez
(SWEETWATER, Texas) – Jeremy Lopez has seen several job offers come his way lately. The Texas State Technical College Welding Technology student, who will graduate this fall with a certificate of completion in structural welding, is considering several job opportunities, thanks to his progress at TSTC. “I did some welding in high school because I...
February 17, 2022
Female students break barriers in TSTC’s Electrical Lineworker Technology program
(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Since its inception, the electrical lineworker industry has been a male-dominated field. But that is changing. First-semester students Anastacia Parsons and Ruth Smith are the first women to enroll in the Electrical Lineworker Technology program at the Texas State Technical College campus in Harlingen. Both students are pursuing Associate of Applied Science...

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