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STC invites community to explore high demand high wage careers at Starr County Campus


In preparation for the spring 2020 semester, South Texas College’s Starr County Campus will hold informational sessions for its Emergency Medical Technology and Patient Care Assistant programs in November and December.

South Texas College invites communities in Starr County to visit and explore high demand, high wage career opportunities in a series of information sessions to be hosted in November and December.

In November, the Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) Program will open its doors from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. beginning Nov. 20, and again on Nov. 27 and Dec. 4.

The patient Career Assistant Program will also welcome members of the community Nov. 21 and Dec. 5 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. All information sessions will take place on campus in Building C-319.

These and other medical and technical driven programs offered at the Starr County campus can potentially earn students more money in less than a year.

Whether fresh out of high school or in the workforce looking for better opportunities, everyone is encouraged to invest in their future with career training close to home and with lower tuition.

“I have seen students graduate from South Texas College and quickly realize that opportunities to enter the workforce or continue in higher education are plentiful,” said Starr County campus Administrator Dr. Arturo Montiel. “My position as campus administrator allows me to focus on Starr County where the community is active and embraces higher education.”

Dr. Arturo Montiel, Starr County Campus Administrator
 “I have seen students graduate from South Texas College and quickly realize that opportunities to enter the workforce or continue in higher education are plentiful.”
Dr. Arturo Montiel, Starr County Campus Administrator

The Starr County campus specializes in high demand and high wage technology programs including courses in Electrician Technology, Automotive Technology, and Precision Manufacturing Technology (PMT).

The campus also brandishes an award-winning welding program that has doubled in size due to regional and state demands for the skill.

For students seeking their degrees in Emergency Medical Technology, Patient Care Assisting, or Vocational Nursing, a 55,000 square foot Health Professions Science Center lies at the heart of the campus housing Biology and Chemistry labs, computer facilities as well as simulation and skill labs for health professions.

Registration for the upcoming 2020 spring semester is underway at South Texas College’s Starr County campus. Classes start January 21 and students are encouraged to register early. There is no better time to begin studying for the career of your dreams, fast and close to home.

“Along with new facilities, highly qualified faculty with academic credentials as well as real occupational experience in these areas, we deliver classroom and hands on training to help students compete in their chosen career area,” Dr. Montiel said.

South Texas College offers more than 120 degree and certificate programs with classes ranging from art, biology, and automotive technology to nursing, mathematics and political science. More than 34,000 students attend STC, and a faculty and staff of more than 1,600 serve STC’s five state-of-the-art campuses, two teaching centers and South Texas College Online, a virtual campus.

Day, night, weekend, and online classes allow students to fit school into even the busiest of schedules.

Many classes are in high-demand and fill quickly, so early registration ensures the best selection of classes and times. Advisors are available to assist new students with the registration process.

Early payment deadline for spring 2020 is Dec. 13. Normal payment deadline is Jan. 10, and the final payment deadline is Jan. 31. Registration is now open so don’t want until the last minute!

Students can save $60 when they register by the early bird deadline. Installment plans and flexible payment plans are still available.

Current and recently enrolled students can register online at SouthTexasCollege.edu/register or at any South Texas College location. New students can apply for admission online, or in-person. A complete listing of upcoming classes is available at SouthTexasCollege.edu/academics/courses/. For more information call 956-488-6990.