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 …

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 …

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 …

South Texas College Police Academy Cadets Set to Graduate

After 21 rigorous weeks of training and studying, and passing the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement State Exam, the South Texas College (STC ) Police Academy will be hosting its completion ceremony for 17 cadets who have successfully completed the program and are now ready to become police officers. Among the class are four cadets from the Pharr Police Department and two members of the McAllen Fire Department Fire Marshal’s Office.   WHAT:          Completion Ceremony WHO:             South Texas College Police Academy, 12th Class WHEN:          6 p.m., Thursday, June … Read More …

South Texas College receives $223,000 grant from TWC for student training

More than 150 LVN students stand to benefit from grant, which will be used for equipment purchase and installation   As large portions of the population begin to retire, it is expected that there will be 12 million older Americans that will require long term care, according to a 2014 study conducted by the National League for Nursing. Considering that more than 70 percent of care in nursing homes is performed by Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN), it is not surprising that the vocational nursing program at South Texas College supplies one of the most high demand occupations in the Lower … Read More …

Making a difference for Valley healthcare

South Texas College teams up with Valley ISDs in an effort to increase capable nurses into the workforce In attempt to address a significant nursing shortage in the Rio Grande Valley, South Texas College is creating a pipeline to prepare even more nurses going into the healthcare profession. A gathering of at least three school districts in the region, together with STC, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and Region One Education Service Center officially kicks off a professional nursing dual enrollment project called Project Health Education and Leadership for All (Project HEAL2). The … Read More …

Dual Enrollment Academies Program at STC completes record-setting year for students

Nearly $3 million in scholarships awarded to high schools students pursuing STEM-related careers     Staff and faculty at South Texas College are ready to help students fulfill their goals by ensuring they have the funding and preparation necessary when they go forth into higher level degrees and programs.  The Dual Enrollment Academies Program at South Texas College has just completed its 12th year with a record-setting $2.9 million awarded in scholarships to the 111 students who graduated from the program in May, including four valedictorians and four salutatorians … Read More …