Last Chance Saturday

Don’t miss your chance this Saturday to register at South Texas College for the spring semester. Come to Last Chance Saturday on Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pecan, Mid-Valley and Starr campuses for your one-stop registration. Financial aid is still available! Advisors will be on hand to help you arrange schedules that work around your life, and help you find the budget-friendly payment plan that works for you. Classes begin on Jan. 17. STC is closed on Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Registration is also available 24/7 via JagNet and at SouthTexasCollege.edu. … Read More …

South Texas College Recognized for Offering Top Occupational Therapy Program

South Texas College’s program for occupational therapy has been recognized as one of the best in the nation by The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org). As a leading resource for higher education and college accreditation information, the site released its annual ranking for the 2016-2017 school year, honoring South Texas College as the #27 Best Occupational Therapy Program in the Nation. “We wanted to highlight schools like South Texas College, who are striving for excellence in education,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited … Read More …

South Texas College Recognized for Offering Top Pharmacy Technician Program

South Texas College’s program for pharmacy technicians has been recognized as one of the best in the nation by The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org). As a leading resource for higher education and college accreditation information, the site released its annual ranking for the 2016-2017 school year, honoring South Texas College as the #22 Best Pharmacy Technician Program in the Nation. “We wanted to highlight schools like South Texas College, who are striving for excellence in education,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited … Read More …

Student of the Week: Amanda Whan

As a nurse, Amanda Whan believes that every day you’re either going to touch somebody’s life or their life will touch yours. Now in her final semester at STC before her state exam, Amanda has been tasked with being the voice of her peers. Today, she is a Registered Nurse in the making at South Texas College. Amanda is a level 4 ADN student who, despite being in the last and most challenging semester of the program, continues to give back to STC and other students by working as a tutor at the Nursing and Allied Health Center for Learning Excellence (CLE). Professors at STC call her a … Read More …

Student of the Week: Alfredo Fernandez

When he started college, Alfredo Fernandez couldn’t fathom how finishing his degree plan at South Texas College would change his life and his future. Thankful for the warm and welcoming professors, staff and counselors that enabled a smooth transition despite a learning disability, today Alfredo is a sociologist in the making at South Texas College. Born and raised in McAllen, Alfredo is a 2012 graduate of Sharyland High School. Diagnosed with ADHD, Alfredo said school was always a challenge, and was skeptical when a counselor recommended STC after graduation. Today he is pursuing a … Read More …

Mini-mesters offer chance to take accelerated college classes during Fall 2016

Think the fall semester has passed you by? Think again! There’s still time to register for classes at South Texas College with dozens of Mini-mester classes beginning in September. Mini-mesters are great for students who were unable to begin the semester in the typical fashion. They’re shorter in length and offer flexibility for a busy schedule. As an extra bonus, students can register for a Mini-mester course right up to the first day of each class. For the fall 2016 semester, mini-mesters are offered in 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 and 14 week sessions with the first starting on August 29 and the last … Read More …

South Texas College and Weslaco East High School promote college-ready mindset for dual credit students

Beginning this school year, South Texas College in partnership with Weslaco East High School have begun a unique pilot program aiming to foster a college-ready mindset among dual credit students. A first among Valley high schools, STC has started the initiative in Weslaco and hopes to extend it to other schools in the region. Looking to cut out the middleman for students who are registering for college courses for the first time, the program allows them to take responsibility for the initial stage of their college experience. “We’re trying to promote a college going culture in our dual … Read More …

DHR assists the Valley Scholars Program at South Texas College

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance has donated $2,500 to the Valley Scholars Program at South Texas College. With their donation to the 11th Annual “A Night with the Stars” at a special check ceremony on Tuesday Aug. 23, DHR has become the latest sponsor that has affirmed their support for the brightest students in the Valley. Net proceeds from the event go to fund scholarships for the Valley Scholars Program at STC. “We were established in 1997 to promote academic excellence at STC,” said Jessica S. Garcia, Coordinator of the Valley Scholars Program at STC. “We are very proud of our students … Read More …