South Texas College invites communities in Starr County to visit and explore high demand, high wage career opportunities in a series of information sessions in November and December. Sessions will take place at the Starr County campus, 142 FM 3167, Rio Grande City.
The Emergency Medical Technology Program will open its doors from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Nov. 20,, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4. The Patient Career Assistant Program also welcomes the community Nov. 21 and Dec. 5 from 2-3 p.m. All information sessions will take place on campus in Building C-319.
These and other medical and technical driven programs at the Starr County campus can potentially earn students more money in less than a year.
“I have seen students graduate from South Texas College and quickly realize that opportunities to enter the workforce or continue in higher education are plentiful,” said Starr County Campus Administrator Arturo Montiel.
The Starr County campus specializes in high-demand and high-wage technology programs. These include electrician technology, automotive technology and precision manufacturing technology. The campus also brandishes an award-winning welding program. It has grown twice in size due to regional and state demands for the skill.
For students seeking health-related degrees, a 55,000-square-foot Health Professions Science Center lies at the heart of the campus. Here, students can pursue studies in emergency medical technology, patient care assisting or vocational nursing. The center houses biology and chemistry labs and computer facilities. It also offers simulation and skill labs for health professions.