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TSTC Ranks Top in Texas For Two-Year Institutions

Texas State Technical College, which has 10 campuses statewide, has been ranked first in Texas and third nationally among two-year institutions by Niche.com. TSTC received high marks in six categories: diversity, location, professors, safety, student life and value. The technical college was lauded for its 100-percent acceptance rate and its average $10,237 yearly tuition. Also receiving recognition is TSTC’s awarding of more than $6,699 in yearly average financial aid. “We’re…

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TSTC Transforms Mechanics Into Technicians

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Texas State Technical College Automotive Technology instructor Miguel Zoleta is making sure his program’s students stay plugged in to advancements in the automotive industry. “Right now, we’re seeing that a lot out of industry is electrical vehicles, and electrical vehicles are coming out in every dealership,” he said. “Every company is trying to come out with at least one line of an electrical vehicle.” The bells and whistles that come…

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TSTC Fills Cool Jobs in Rio Grande Valley

TSTC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in HVAC Technology, an HVAC Technician certificate and a Basic HVAC occupational skills award. (photo TSTC)

When air conditioning breaks down on those sizzling Rio Grande Valley days, leave it to heating, ventilation and air conditioning technicians to come to the rescue. More of the technical superheroes are needed in the region and throughout Texas. “Right now, we are getting job offers from different companies,” said Jorge Cabrera, lead instructor in Texas State Technical College’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology program in Harlingen. “I don’t have…

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TSTC Meets Need for Precision Machining Jobs

Texas State Technical College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Precision Machining Technology. It also offers a certificate of completion in Machining. (photo TSTC)

From airplane landing gears to smartphones, precision machining is a critical component of our lives. “Everything comes from an actual machine shop making the products you are going to need for later use,” said Isaac Gonzalez, lead instructor in Texas State Technical College’s Precision Machining Technology program in Harlingen.  Gonzalez said it is challenging to change misconceptions about how modern precision machining is. While students learn some techniques on older,…

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TSTC Program Ready to Fill Valley Jobs

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Health information technology enables people to work wherever they want to do their part to keep patients’ health care records organized. Beyda Ramirez, an instructor in Texas State Technical College’s Health Information Technology program in Harlingen, said graduates do more than handle billing and coding. They also maintain the accuracy of electronic medical records and work with medical facilities’ clinical documentation improvement plans. “The medical field is always updating and…

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Path Leads to Becoming the IT It Guy

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When Jose Cavazos’s co-worker at Barcom Technology Services in Harlingen told him they had a service call at the Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement office in Mercedes, he felt a sense of both nostalgia and excitement. Cavazos had considered stopping in VIDA’s former office in Weslaco several times, but it was always closed by the time he got out of work. “As soon as we walked into the building,”…

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Grant Helps Former Students Return to TSTC

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Texas State Technical College was recently awarded a $300,000 reskilling grant to provide financial assistance to students who have had to drop out of college because of adversities. “As we help rebuild the Texas economy, getting individuals employed in high-paying jobs is at the forefront of our mission,” said TSTC Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management Christine Stuart-Carruthers. “This grant focuses on students who have been out of college for…

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TSTC Launches New Career Bootcamps

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TSTC will soon launch two new online boot camps that train for in-demand careers in both cyber security and full stack web development. These boot camps require no previous experience, and contain tools and support to help students obtain a well-paying job in a short amount of time. TSTC’s Cybersecurity Analytics course incorporates 13 weeks of online training beginning March 1. According to TSTC, there will be 3.5 million unfilled…

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TSTC to Host Virtual Job Fair

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Texas State Technical College hosts its Virtual Job Fair Oct. 29 for students and alumni. TSTC’s Director of Planning and Special Events Hannah Luce says that despite not having a physical location, the job fair will work much as it traditionally would have. “Those attending will still be able to visit with attending employers and network just as if it were an in-person event,” she said. “One of the differences…

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Lineworker Finds New Adventure as Instructor

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After spending 22 years with the Brownsville Public Utilities Board as a certified lineworker, Candelario Deanda is ready to climb to new heights. His new role is an Electrical Lineworker Technology instructor when Texas State Technical College introduces the program at its Harlingen campus this fall. “We are still in the process of getting everything ready,” Deanda said. “I will be an instructor for courses in obtaining the certificate, as…

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