South Texas College Announces Holiday Break Hours for Fall 2017/Spring 2018

South Texas College campuses will be closed from Dec. 21 – Jan. 1 for Winter Break. Students Services offices will be open to students at the Pecan, Mid-Valley and Starr County campuses, as follows:   Dec. 18-20 9 a.m. - 4p.m. Jan. 2 9a.m. – 4 p.m. Jan.3 Regular hours of operation   Students can choose from more than 120 degree & certificate options and enroll at any of South Texas College’s five campuses, two Teaching Centers and South Texas College Online! Registration is always available 24/7 via Jagnet and at SouthTexasCollege.edu/register. Students can … Read More …

South Texas College’s Starr County Campus open for registration

Registration for the upcoming 2018 spring semester is underway at all South Texas College campuses including the Starr County Campus located in Rio Grande City. The campus specializes in high demand and high wage technology programs including new courses in Electrician Technology, Heating, Ventilation AC and Refrigeration (HVAC&R), Automotive Technology, and Precision Manufacturing Technology (PMT). Additionally Starr County’s Welding program has doubled in size due to regional and state demands for the skill. Early payment deadline for spring 2018 is Dec. 13. Normal payment deadline … Read More …

South Texas College’s Mid-Valley Campus open for Spring 2018 registration

The  staff  at South Texas College’s Mid-Valley Campus will be assisting students over the Winter Break with extended hours for Spring 2018 registration. Classes begin Jan. 22. 18-20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bookstore hours will also be extended Day, night, weekend, and online classes are available to accommodate busy schedules. Mini-mester courses also begin on Jan. 22. In addition, Mid-Valley’s newest Health Professions & Science building will be opening this upcoming spring.  The building will house classrooms, offices, science and nursing labs.  … Read More …

South Texas College Named Among Nation’s Top 150 Community Colleges by Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Among those selected was South Texas College. The prize is awarded every two years and is the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. The Aspen Prize recognizes institutions with outstanding achievements in four areas: learning; certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high levels of access and success for minority and … Read More …

Early Payment Deadline for Spring 2018 is Dec. 13

Registration is now open for students applying for the spring 2018 semester. Students can save $60 when they register by the early bird deadline. Installment plans and flexible payment plans are still available. Early payment deadline for spring 2018 is Dec. 13. Normal payment deadline is Jan. 10, and the final payment deadline is Jan. 31. New, current and recently enrolled students can register online 24/7 at southtexascollege.edu/register or at any South Texas College location. New students can apply for admission online, or in-person. A complete listing of upcoming classes is … Read More …

‘STC helped me put my life together’

HIT Alum from South Texas College receives prestigious RHIA certification in health information management Rosie Mendiola Balderas says she has always taken the road less traveled. By not only pursuing a healthcare career, but receiving an information technology degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Health Services Management (MHSM) from South Texas College, she has been able to combine both passions into a career lasting nearly 30 years. Beginning modestly as an executive secretary before diving feet first into IT, Rosie is now the Market Director for South Texas Health Systems’ … Read More …

STC holds first ever Apprenticeship Roundtable

South Texas College held its first apprenticeship roundtable dedicated to uniting partners in higher education institutions, industry and public schools in order to address the lack of skilled workers in the region. The event held in October brought together leaders from the education community, as well as local employers and workforce development staff to engage in dialog about apprenticeship programs, as well as initiating new plans for programs in the future. Speakers included Troy Johnson, Apprenticeship and Training Representative from the U.S. Department of Labor; and Desi Holmes, … Read More …

South Texas College Technology Campus Joins in Celebration of Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day is a celebration meant to inspire the next generation of students entering into the industry. This year, South Texas College Manufacturing Technology Department participated in the nationwide celebration with several events beginning on Friday, October 6 and concluding with student site tours on October 27. “The month of October is manufactory month and this is the Technology Campus’s fourth year partaking in MFG Day,” said Esmer, Program Chair and Assistant Professor for Advance Technology.   On October 6 it was National Manufacturing Day in which about 150 students had … Read More …