South Texas College announces extended hours for Fall 2017 registration

South Texas College staff will be assisting students over the summer with extended hours for Fall 2017 registration. Classes begin Monday August 28! Students can choose from more than 120 degree & certificate options and enroll at any of South Texas College’s 5 campuses, two Teaching Centers and South Texas College Online! Day, night, weekend and online classes are available to accommodate busy schedules. Students Services offices will be open to students on the last Friday in July and Saturdays in August at the Pecan, Mid-Valley & Starr County campuses, as follows: July … Read More …

STC CPWE holds orientations for students seeking GED

July is the last month South Texas College will be offering a free GED program created to ensure students have the best chance possible to earn their diploma for a better future. As a result of a grant given by the Texas Workforce Commission, students have the opportunity to receive their GED while also receiving support in the form of a gasoline stipend and materials for school. Students interested in training for a career in Welding, Business Management, Accounting or Medical Office Specialist but who are missing a GED are encouraged to come to South Texas College and begin the process … Read More …

Third annual internship program welcomes NAH students from Mexico

In  June, A total of fourteen high school students arrived at South Texas College Nursing & Allied Health campus from the Unibersidad de Autonoma de Nuevo Leon for a 3-week internship program in American Nursing Education. High school students are in their second semester in the Nurse Technician Program. 2017, marks the third year for the internship program at STC. Administrators from the Unibersidad de Autonoma de Nuevo Leon along with student’s parents where welcomed by Dr. Jayson T. Valerio, Interim Dean of Nursing & Allied Health and Dr. Christie Candelaria, ADN Program … Read More …

Starr County Psychology Club joins Adopt-A-Highway program

The Starr County Campus Psychology Club of South Texas College participated in its first ever Adopt-A-Highway Trash Pick-Up on Saturday, July 8. Psychology club members collected over 20 bags of trash over a 2 mile stretch in Rio Grande City adjacent to the STC campus which they opted to sponsor earlier this year. The “Adopt-A-Highway: Don’t Mess with Texas” Initiative created by the Texas Department of Transportation has been established to help keep the Texas roads clean. Psychology club advisors Eli Sarabia and Alex Sarabia started the paperwork process in March, and the 2-year … Read More …

STC and TSC sign agreement benefiting students with Associate of Applied Science Degree

South Texas College together with Texas Southmost College in Brownsville on Monday signed an articulation agreement allowing students who have an earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree from TSC to transfer into bachelor’s degree programs at STC. In attendance at the event included STC President Dr. Shirley A. Reed and TSC Interim President Mike Shannon, who provided remarks at the ceremony. “We were among the pioneers to launch Baccalaureate degrees. We are very proud to offer four right now, and we had over 1,300 graduates, and the most positive thing that has come from this is … Read More …

Weekly open house highlights a dynamic week of robotics training and technology at South Texas College

For the first time ever, STC partners with FIRST RGV during the camp, enhancing the student learning experience A weekly open house hosted by the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing at South Texas College is the culminating event held by STC’s Robotics and Automation Summer Camp. The event is held every Friday once the weekly camp is finished, and consists of live demonstrations, competitions, and activities for visiting families. The robotics camps aim to introduce students ages eight to 17 to various aspects of automation and real-life robotics technology. “The students have an … Read More …

South Texas College Police Academy Graduates 17 Cadets

17 cadets were sworn to serve and protect as new police officers, at a South Texas College police academy graduation ceremony, June 22, with family members on hand to pin their shiny new badges. The class of cadets, consisting of 16 males and one female, successfully completed 21 weeks of intensive classroom instruction and hours of rigorous real-world simulation training. All of them passed the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement state exam on their first attempt.  Six of them were sponsored by agencies; four from the Pharr Police Department and two from the McAllen Fire Department Fire … Read More …

Student of the Week: Ilissa Valenciana

Ilissa Valenciana is a student that has set no limits to her career aspirations. A graduate of Rio Grande City High School in 2012, by participating in the DEMSA program (Dual Enrollment Medical Science Academy), she was able to graduate high school with an Associate degree in biology. The Academy is designed to encourage area high school students into the health care professions by providing college course-work and health related opportunities that will motivate, educate, and prepare students for higher education in the field of medicine. Now returning back to South Texas College, … Read More …