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TSC Construction Technology Adds Offerings

TSC’s Construction Technology instructor Daniel Zuniga. (photo STC)

Daniel Zuñiga has been the Construction Technology instructor at Texas Southmost College since 2013. This fall, along with TSC leadership and administration, he will help introduce the program’s first associate’s degree track.  The Harlingen native’s journey in construction began in middle school when he took his first wood shop class. The interest continued into high school as a building trades student. He eventually decided it was the career he should…

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TSC Among Small Group of Colleges With Enrollment Increases

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Texas Southmost College joins the elite ranks this year of only nine percent of community colleges across the nation that saw an increase in enrollment. From fall 2019 to fall 2020, TSC’s Department of Institutional Planning, Research and Effectiveness reports that TSC’s enrollment has seen a 1.73 percent increase. Across the state, Texas community colleges are seeing a 7.1 percent decrease. Nationally, community colleges are experiencing a 10.1 percent decrease…

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TSC Offers First Roofing Apprenticeship Program in RGV

TSC Director of Workforce Training and Continuing Education Thomas Tynan, TSC President Jesus Roberto Rodriguez, TSC Associate Vice President of Instruction and Workforce Joseph Fleishman, Schwickert’s Roofing Apprentice Juan De la Garza, Schwickert's Tecta America Human Resource Manager Leslie Thomas, TSC Board of Trustee Chair Ruben Herrera, TSC Board of Trustee JJ De Leon, TSC Board of Trustee Alejandra Aldrete and Workforce Solution Cameron Executive Director Pat Hobbs.

Texas Southmost College and Schwickert’s Tecta America will be offering a new Roofing Pre-Apprentice Program beginning April 5. The program is the first of its kind in the Rio Grande Valley, creating jobs and opportunities.  “What TSC and Schwickert’s have created through this partnership is about to change lives,” said Joseph Fleishman, TSC associate vice president of workforce development. “This program is a win-win for everyone involved and we are…

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VITA Provides Free Tax Prep Services

Texas Southmost College Accounting Technology students are currently offering free tax preparation services via the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. For almost 20 years, TSC has partnered with the United Way of Southern Cameron County to offer the VITA service. Students from TSC’s Special Topics in Taxation course are now assisting individuals and families in the Rio Grande Valley. “Every year this experience proves to be a great opportunity for…

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TSC Dual Enrollment Introduces Technical Pathways

TSC HVAC students have the opportunity of learning the skills of their trade by training with industry-standard equipment and tools.

The Dual Enrollment program at Texas Southmost College is introducing three new pathways this spring to the thousands of high school students TSC serves who are working to earn college credits before receiving a high school diploma.  Computer-Aided Drafting Technology, and Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology make up two of the newest offerings. Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) rounds out the new programs within the dual enrollment offerings. …

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TSC Brings Holiday Magic to Elementary School

All 263 students at Rosa E. Del Castillo Elementary School received gifts this season from TSC’s Angel Tree Toy Distribution. (photo TSC)

Texas Southmost College recently delivered toys to the children of Rosa E. Del Castillo Elementary School in Brownsville to help make Christmas a little brighter.  Every year, TSC selects a different elementary school that will benefit from the Angel Tree Toy Drive hosted by TSC Student Life. The drive garners hundreds of donations from TSC students, faculty and staff over the course of several weeks.  This year, TSC was able…

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TSC Implements New Emergency Management System

TSC’s new Safety and Security Command Center is increasing security presence and partnerships between the college and law enforcement agencies. (photo STC)

Texas Southmost College has integrated a new Safety and Security Command Center on its campus. The new center increases security presence and partnerships among the college and local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The Safety and Security Command Center serves as an incident command post with a crisis communication room and conference room. Here, college officials and law enforcement can gather in case of natural or man-made disasters. The…

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TSC Unveils New ITECC Training Facilities

TSC Board of Trustees Chairwoman Adela G. Garza, right center, and Workforce Solutions Cameron Executive Director Pat Hobbs, left center, celebrate the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Construction Trades Center.

Texas Southmost College recently unveiled four new training facilities at the TSC International Technology, Education and Commerce Center during a ceremony at the center’s Central Plaza. The multi-million-dollar buildout includes program training centers for welding, construction trades and criminal justice, as well as industrial mechanics and maintenance technology. “This was an exciting day for TSC and the communities we serve,” said TSC President Jesus Roberto Rodriguez. “These new facilities are…

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TSC Earns 10-year Reaccreditation

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Texas Southmost College was awarded reaffirmation of accreditation by its regional accrediting agency earlier this month. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges reaffirmation accredits TSC through 2030. “Accreditation from SACSCOC is the most important designation TSC can achieve for our community,” said TSC President Jesús Roberto Rodríguez. “Not only does it attest to the high quality of programs and services we offer, regional accreditation is required…

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TSC Offers Fall Tuition Reduction Scholarships

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All students enrolled in Texas Southmost College’s fall 2020 semester will receive an automatic 20-percent tuition reduction scholarship. “The Scorpion family continues to be relentless in making higher education affordable for our community,” said TSC President Dr. Jesús Roberto Rodríguez. “The TSC Board of Trustees and leaders across campus unequivocally agreed our number one priority when budgeting for the fall semester should be providing direct support for students.” The scholarship,…

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