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Whether this is your first or final semester with TSTC, we are so excited you’re here.  We are known for our first-class technical education and even in the middle of a pandemic, we are prepared to teach you the skills you need to help you get a great -paying job.  

Please review your schedule and the course syllabus. Course syllabi are available on the TSTC website under the Schedules link.  Review the syllabus for course information regarding online instruction, lab information and faculty contact.  Whether you are attending fully online, or partially online and in-person, our faculty and staff are here to serve you.  We have all of our services available virtually or in-person so please reach out to find out what option is best for you.

For those of you coming to a TSTC campus, remember that safety is our number one priority and we all have a role to play to make sure we stay healthy.  Click here for a short video that covers our COVID-19 safety precautions. 

  • Wear your multi-layered face mask at all times.
  • Use social distancing by staying 6 feet away from others.
  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
  • Use hand sanitizer regularly.
  • Pay attention to entrance and exit only doors.
  • Follow directional signs.

Perhaps most importantly, stay home if you:

  • Don’t feel well.
  • Are pending COVID-19 test results.
  • Are living with someone who has COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Don’t have classes that require you to come to campus.

Prompt reporting of exposures is essential to everyone’s health and safety. If you have had an exposure or know of one that needs reporting, please do it now by filling out this simple form. Reports are handled with respect and confidentiality. And we are committed to ensuring that you make up any missed work. 

We are a #TSTCfamily and are excited that you are continuing your education with us!

Coronavirus Infographic from American Red Cross

 
The health and well-being of the TSTC community is our highest priority. With the arrival of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States, and more specifically in Texas, rest assured that we are continuously monitoring the situation and receiving updates from health officials daily. We are committed to keeping you informed as the situation evolves by providing updates via emails and on the TSTC Portal for students and employees.  


The College is following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those recommendations include suggested steps for people who have traveled recently. Though we’re not aware that anyone in the TSTC family has traveled to impacted locations, if you have traveled to locations considered CDC Level 2 and 3 travel advisory locations for coronavirus we recommend that you self-isolate for 14 days before returning to campus. 


The best action you can take at this time is to follow the recommendations of public health officials and wash your hands regularly, avoid close contact with people who are sick and take other preventative measures.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Academic Questions

I will be a new DE student this fall. How will I register for my class?

How do I know if my courses are online, hybrid, or on campus?

If you are a dual enrollment student who attends class at a TSTC campus, a number of our courses are now being taught online or in a hybrid class (part online, part in the classroom) so students should use the TSTC Portal to check Student Planning for the latest information about their classes. Please contact your counselor or dual enrollment representative for any questions regarding your schedule.  

Where do I find contact information for my instructors?

Through WebAdvisor or on www.tstc.edu. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Syllabi. Use the alphabetical list to find your course offering number and click the syllabus PDF. You can find the contact information for your dual enrollment representative on the Contacts page on the de.tstc.edu website.

Add the question, “I am an online student and am registered for a SOLO class, what is this course?

(provide a quick response explaining solo and the fact that it is mandatory)

Technology Questions

How do I find the WebAdvisor login?

Go to www.tstc.edu. At the top of the page click TSTC students and employees: Click here for TSTC Portal. Sign in with your TSTC OneID account.

Click the Moodle icon to log into your course.

Use these helpful guides to walk you through.

Moodle

WebAdvisor

Whom can I call for technology assistance with my online class or Moodle?

TSTC Help Desk: 800-592-8784.

Can I borrow a laptop computer from the college?

At this time, laptops are not available for checkout. Students will need to contact the high school to inquire about the process put into place by the ISD to provide laptops that can be used at home during this time.

What if I don’t have internet access at home? Are there any options available for me?

Students will need to contact the high school to inquire about the process put into place by the ISD to provide internet (i.e. hot spots) that can be used at home during this time.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) provide helpful Frequently Asked Questions resources that are updated as new information about the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 becomes available. The Texas Department of State Health Services has resources specifically for Texans that also contains updated information.

 

CDC: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

CDC: What you should know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

World Health Organization (WHO) Frequently Asked Questions and Answer:

www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

Texas Department of State Health Services:

https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

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