Register now at Starr County Campus for Summer and Fall 2017

Register now at Starr County Campus for Summer and Fall 2017 STC’s Starr County Campus will open at least four new full-fledged workforce programs beginning in fall 2017. Registration for both summer and fall classes is now underway. Students will now be able to register for Welding, Electrician Technology, Heating, Ventilation and AC (HVAC), Automotive Technology, and Precision Manufacturing Technology (PMT). “Along with new facilities, highly qualified faculty with academic credentials as well as real occupational experience in these areas will deliver classroom and hands on … Read More …

South Texas College 4th annual Dual Credit Update

On Tuesday, April 18th, the Dual2Degree Department will be hosting its 4th Annual Dual Credit Update at the South Texas College Cooper Center from 8:30 am to 12pm.  The annual convening will provide school district administrators and staff with information relating to institutional initiatives designed to improve student success. The event will also serve as a forum for high school partners to provide feedback on the proposed initiatives and to identify areas for possible collaboration between school districts and South Texas College. The focus of this year’s event will be the … Read More …

STC presents its 6th annual IT Career Expo April 20

The Information Technology Program at South Texas College will be hosting its 6th annual IT Career Expo on April 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at its Technology Campus Atrium. The Expo has been created to promote the program and career choices available within the IT industry in the Rio Grande Valley. Various professionals will be on-hand to inform prospective students about a career path in IT, and will include possible internships or even job opportunities from the companies in attendance. The Expo will be free to the public, and comprised of informational booths as well as presentations … Read More …

STC hosts 8th annual Starr County Mental Health Awareness Conference

On Thursday March 20, the Starr County Campus Psychology Club of South Texas College hosted its 8th Starr County Mental Health Awareness Conference at the STC Auditorium in Rio Grande City.  Milton Gonzalez presented “Thinking for a Change” elaborating on the importance of positive thinking and believing in oneself in order to become successful. Gonzalez is a member of John Maxwell Team and TEDx Presenter, in addition to a licensed leadership coach and motivational teacher. He possesses a strong background in clinical psychology and education, and as an ordained pastor, performs premarital … Read More …

STC Students Present at National 2017 Psychological Conference in San Antonio

Five student psychology majors within the Department of Psychological Science at South Texas College made the trip to San Antonio to take part in a prestigious conference held by the Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA) on April 1. Natalie Zarate, Alexandra Alvarado, Liza Garcia, Gabriella Hernandez and Flor Garcia, who are all members of Psi Beta National Honor Society, submitted a proposal to SWPA, and presented the findings of their research to attendees at its 2017 Convention in San Antonio. Students are mentored through the leadership of their STC Faculty Advisor, Liza … Read More …

South Texas College to begin offering Continuing Education Credits to nurses and nursing faculty

Two and a half years in the making, South Texas College will now be offering specialized Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) in the Rio Grande Valley. Working in collaboration with STC’s Nursing and Allied Health (NAH) campus, the college is now approved for CEUs for CNE-specific training for nurses and nursing educators throughout the region. “We are doing all we can within STC Continuing Education to develop programs for the community to take them here locally,” said Juan Carlos Aguirre, Dean of Continuing Education at South Texas College. “This is … Read More …

STC holds 8th annual Communication Arts Festival March 31

The Communication Department at South Texas College holds its annual event dedicated to connecting students with entrepreneurs and business leaders who are using communication to make a difference in their communities.  STC’s 8th annual Communication Arts Festival will take place on March 31 at STC’s Cooper Center.  Panelists slated to attend include Publisher of RgVision Magazine, Gabriel Puente; Silvestre Trevino, founder of Valley Native, an outlet for social news and entertainment media source focusing on culture and lifestyle in the Rio Grande Valley; and Dani Marrero from bilingual … Read More …

Jimmy Sierra: Diesel Tech in the Making

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” This is the mantra Jimmy Sierra, a veteran Navy mechanic and a Diesel Technician in the making lives by. Jimmy has always dreamed of doing a job where he can work with his hands and that is why he chose to study Diesel Technology at STC. His passion for hands-on work was really honed in the Navy. Jimmy worked with pressurization and fire extinguishing systems, gaining the most sought after qualifications even as a low ranking soldier at the time. Wanting to put his skills to the test, he decided to bring his learned … Read More …