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Friday, May 24, 2013
Seniors Tour TSTC On TECH Day
The fourth trip to Texas State Technical College Harlingen turned into a charm for Samantha Waite, a senior at La Feria High School.
She was among more than 600 seniors from 15 high schools to tour the campus during TECH Day on March 1. Waite had been to the campus on three other school-related trips, but she did not get to see the program that interested her most – Automotive Technology – until TECH Day. She has taken some tuition-free language arts courses through the college’s Dual Enrollment program. The credits count toward high school graduation and go onto a student’s college transcript.
Are You Ready to Ride Valley Metro?
Learn how to stretch your transportation dollars by utilizing low-cost bus fares, convenient routes and student-friendly schedules! Students are invited to a Valley Metro information session in the LRC Orientation Room at 12 PM Monday, February 28, or stop by the Valley Metro public transit booth in the Student Center between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. February 28.
ACT Program Welcomes Business Officials
The Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology program held an open house to give business and industry representatives a close look at its instruction methods and equipment.
The ACT Advisory Board supported the event August 19 sponsored by Johnstone Supply. Several ACT students took advantage of the occasion to discuss training issues and the employment market with contractors and business officials. Cindy Aguilar, a TSTC alumna and manager of the Johnstone Supply office in Brownsville who serves as president of the ACT Advisory Board, said that industry participants gained greater awareness of the ACT program and classes that employees might take to improve their skills.
Computer Grad Rises To Doctorate
“There’s never a dull moment and there are no routines. Everyday it’s a whole new world filled with challenges and opportunities,” she said. She’s also chairwoman for the Computer Systems Management Technology, Computer Science Software Development and Gaming & Simulation Programming departments.
Paramedic Prepared For Career In EMT Program
His vocal music talent at Harlingen High School brought honors, twice recognized as a member of the All-State Choir, before he graduated in 1992. “I wanted to pursue a college degree in music, but I did not see myself as college material because I was sick of school!” he recalled during an interview at the STEC/MEDCOM/AIRCARE headquarters on 77 Sunshine Strip. The EMT program at Texas State Technical College Harlingen selected him as key-note guest speaker for its graduation pinning ceremony May 15.
TSTC Graduate Enjoys Business Independence
A unique series of developments and his curiosity led Sergio Reyes of Mercedes into learning opportunities and a career as an independent computer and electronics innovator.
The formal title for his shop is Sergio’s Electronic Repair and Graphic design (SERG) to reflect his name. He incorporates his hobbies – participating in bicycling events and competing in foosball tournaments – into his schedule whenever possible for relaxation and recreation. The business began as a repair shop, but continually expands with new ideas and technological advancements. After graduating from Texas State Technical College Harlingen and accepting advancements with companies in Austin, Dallas and elsewhere, he returned to Mercedes to maintain strong family ties at home.
Robotics competition at TSTC
TSTC Surgical Technology Promotes Training, Profession
An open house for friends and families of Surgical Technology students designed to boost awareness of Surgical Technology Week, September 21-27, also broadened understanding of training necessary for the career.
Chairman Robert Sanchez, Instructor Anna Ornelas and the Surgical Technology Club welcomed guests to a tour of the laboratory facilities in the state Sen. Eddie Lucio Health Science Technology Building on September 16. The tour provided a close-up view of students’ daily routines, skills and knowledge required to become a certified surgical technologist. Earning an Associate of Applied Science degree at TSTC requires 18 months of intense courses, laboratory work and clinical rotations at hospitals.
Store promotes TSTC grad to manager
Cindy Aguilar Lopez of Los Fresnos quickly capitalized on her diploma from Texas State Technical College Harlingen to become store manager for Johnstone Supply in Brownsville and president of the advisory board for the college’s Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Department. It might seem like a fast track to success for someone who graduated with a Certificate of Completion in April 2007, but construction genes flow through her veins.
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