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Mini-mester courses still available for Spring 2018 at South Texas College

South Texas College (STC) is giving students the opportunity to register for mini-mester courses starting Jan.16. Mini-mesters are six to 14-week classes that offer the same quality instruction and college credits but in a shorter time span. These classes are great for students who are unable to take traditional length semesters or seek to have more flexibility in their schedule. Mini-mester courses begin on Jan.16 and Jan.22 and continue through April. Several core classes including English and Biology are being offered during the mini-mester, both on-campus and online. For more … Read More …

South Texas College Announces Saturday Extension Hours

With classes set to begin Jan. 16, South Texas College has extended service hours to Saturdays starting on Jan. 6.   Student Services will be open Jan. 6, 13, and 20 at the Pecan, Mid-Valley and Starr County Campuses in order to assist students who are in the process of enrolling for the spring semester.    The times for these extended hours will be from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   Financial aid specialists will be available to help students fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and to answer any financial aid questions.   The cashier’s office will also be open to help … Read More …

STC named second in the nation for enrollment of Hispanic students by Hispanic Outlook Magazine

  Numerous programs at STC recognized by HO for awarding degrees to Hispanics South Texas College (STC) has been ranked second in the nation for total enrollment of Hispanics among two and four-year schools in 2015, according to Hispanic Outlook (HO) on Education Magazine. Of the 34,371 students enrolled at STC, more than 94 percent are Hispanic, according to HO. The magazine recently published its “Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics” with data collected from the 2015 school year. In that issue, numerous programs at STC placed among the top-10 in schools across the … 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 …

‘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 …

Valley Scholars Program of South Texas College celebrates 20 years of student success

  Annual gala honors supporters of education for their commitment to Valley students STC held their Annual “A Night with the Stars” scholarship fundraiser on Oct. 12. The theme, Celebrating 20 years of Academic Excellence, was created to commemorate the pioneers of the program who have exemplified a tireless commitment to Valley Scholars students. “We are truly excited to celebrate 20 years of Valley Scholars,” said Dr. Anahid Petrosian, Chief Academic Officer for South Texas College. “Twenty years ago, STC was a young institution and we started to imagine what we could do for … Read More …

Student of the week: Obed Garcia

Following many years of job experience in a variety of fields, Obed Garcia says he most recently put aside a successful career in sales to come back to school after more than 20 years. Self-described as a full-time student and full-time dad, Obed believes it’s never too late to begin a new life. Originally from Laredo, Obed graduated high school in 1997, and shortly after went into the Marines. His many experiences have included a stint with the management team at Sears, a career in international sales with an oilfield company, and opening his commercial landscaping business, which he did … Read More …

STC plays key role in graduating first cohort of community healthcare workers through Valley-wide collaborative effort

South Texas College joined the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Texas A&M University and United Healthcare to celebrate the first cohort of community healthcare workers who will be on the frontlines in some of the hardest hit areas of the Rio Grande Valley. The students are recent graduates from the South Texas Community Health Worker Training Network, a collaboration between the institutions and the National Rural Health Association to offer training to people who want to serve their neighborhoods as promotores, individuals who serve as liaisons between their communities and … Read More …