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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 Payment Deadline for Spring 2018 is on Jan. 10

South Texas College begins its 25th year of leading students into brighter futures, and makes it as easy as possible for students to register and pay for classes. Students can choose from more than 120 degree & certificate options and enroll at any of South Texas College’s five campuses, two Teaching Centers and South Texas College Online.  Day, night, weekend and online classes are available to accommodate busy schedules. New, current and recently enrolled students can register online 24/7 at southtexascollege.edu/register or at any South Texas College location. Registration … 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 …

South Texas College awards over 2,700 degrees & certificates at Fall Commencement

College posthumously awards degree to student who lost life to brain cancer The families of over 2,700 South Texas College graduates celebrated their accomplishments at two Fall Commencement Ceremonies Saturday at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo. Among them was the family of Bianca Sarmiento who was posthumously awarded an Associate degree after losing her battle with brain cancer a year ago. Bianca succumbed to Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer at age 24. “Today is the day that Bianca would have been receiving her degree, and this is definitely something she would have … 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 Location of 1966 Farm Workers Movement Historical Marker

The Starr County Industrial Foundation together with former members of the United Farm Workers Movement and members of La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) held an unveiling ceremony for a historical marker commemorating the birthplace of the 1966 Farm Workers Movement at the South Texas College (STC) Starr County Campus. The Movement that originated in Starr County over 5 decades ago began when farm workers made demands in regards to better wages and improved working conditions. To highlight their efforts, the farmers left the fields they worked on to protest the poor working conditions and … Read More …

South Texas College’s Psychology Club hosts 9th Starr County Mental Health Awareness Conference

 The South Texas College (STC) Starr County Campus Psychology Club hosted its Mental Health Awareness Conference on Dec. 7, 2017 for the 9th time.  The conference that is hosted every fall and spring semester is intended to bring awareness to different mental health topics. This season’s conference touched on STC’s Counseling and Student Disability Services. Department directors and counselors including Santa Pena, Claraly Pena, Perla Pena, and Mara Garcia elaborated on these specific services students can take advantage of. Some of these services include personal counseling, special … Read More …

South Texas College Announces Holiday Break Hours for Fall 2017/Spring 2018

South Texas College campuses will be closed from Dec. 21 – Jan. 1 for Winter Break. Students Services offices will be open to students at the Pecan, Mid-Valley and Starr County campuses, as follows:   Dec. 18-20 9 a.m. - 4p.m. Jan. 2 9a.m. – 4 p.m. Jan.3 Regular hours of operation   Students can choose from more than 120 degree & certificate options and enroll at any of South Texas College’s five campuses, two Teaching Centers and South Texas College Online! Registration is always available 24/7 via Jagnet and at SouthTexasCollege.edu/register. Students can … Read More …