Why wait another four years after high school to get a job when you could find a great career in less than two years? You could through Texas State Technical College and our Technical Dual Enrollment Pathways.
TSTC is an accredited, two-year technical college that offers degrees and certificates in high-demand, high-tech fields of study that can lead to great-paying jobs.
We're also the premium state authority in technical dual enrollment, which means you can earn college credit at a fraction of the cost and start on a technical dual enrollment pathway as early as ninth grade. You can take our courses at participating high schools, on one of our 10 campuses statewide, or even online.
Our college-level, technical courses are the same courses our regularly enrolled students at TSTC take. Typically our pathway begins during your junior year (two courses--one each semester) and is completed your senior year (two additional courses--one each semester). TDE students are already enrolled with the college and are earning college credits. They may also transfer into other Texas colleges.
Whatever you decide, once you complete your technical dual enrollment pathway you’ll be more college-ready, you will have saved time and money, and you’ll be much closer to getting the dream job you want.
Some of you have a busy and active high school schedule. No worries! We have technical pathways with just three classes for you. You can still stay ahead of the game while saving time and money.
Check out some of our former dual enrollment graduates and see what technial pathways did for them.
Meet Caleb Grisham, a former TSTC technical dual enrollment student. See how his experience helped him start his own company, Precision Wraps.
When you take one of our technical pathways that has four classes, you could knock out a whole semester of classes at TSTC, depending on your program choice. You've scored by saving time and money!
Contact your high school counselor to learn about your program options in your location.
Complete the online TSTC application here.
Provide necessary paperwork:
All high school students (public, private, home school) are eligible to participate as long as we have a current agreement with their high school. Check with your counselor to learn about schools partnership with TSTC.
Courses are offered at a reduced cost of $33 per credit hour.
Talk with your high school counselor for payment due dates.
Many ISDs purchase textbooks and additional materials for their students. Always consult with your high school counselor before purchasing textbooks.
If you are currently in a TSTC technical dual enrollment pathway, or graduated high school with TSTC technical dual enrollment pathway courses, then you're already a TSTC student! All you need to do is contact our Admissions office, change your major, and complete any additional admissions requirements needed.
If you are interested in transferring your college credits to another institution, make sure to contact your school of interest to learn more about how your classes might transfer.