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 …

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 …

South Texas College is authorized by Texas Legislature to offer Bachelor of Science in Nursing to registered nurses.

  South Texas College is responding actively to a call for a significant increase in Bachelor-trained nurses by the next decade. The Institute of Medicine, now called the National Academy of Medicine, is recommending at least an 80 percent increase in the number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses in the workforce by 2020. As a result of SB 2118 passed during the 85th Texas Legislative Session and signed by Governor Abbott, South Texas College will now address this demand by offering Bachelor degrees to registered nurses by fall 2018. The Texas Legislature passed SB 2118, and Texas … Read More …

Advanced Manufacturing at STC recognized for excellence by TACTE

The Texas Association of College Education Educators (TACTE) presented its award of excellence to South Texas College in recognition of its Advanced Manufacturing Technology Program in April. TACTE is a professional organization serving workforce education in Texas community and technical colleges. The organization offers activities and services that promote sound and effective workforce education. The award, presented to STC at TACTE’s annual conference, recognizes the program as an “exemplary and innovative” career and technical program in Texas. “The Manufacturing program provides … Read More …

Student of the Week: Christian Adame

Originally from Tamaulipas, Christian Adame says he grew on the ranchlands in Mexico. Often helping his father as a laborer, Christian says his biggest dream was to receive an education and obtain a better quality of life for himself and his family. Fast-forward more than five years, today Christian is a CNC programmer in the making at South Texas College. Arriving to the United States from Mexico when he was a freshman in high school, Christian said he began taking manufacturing classes his junior year and eventually picked up welding. “Coming here to the United States has opened the … Read More …