South Texas College

McAllen, TX

South Texas College

3201 W Pecan
McAllen, TX 78502-9701
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Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at South Texas College.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

2172 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Child Care Provider/Assistant
26
 
 
2
 
Child Development
 
 
 
87
 
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
320
 
 
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
31
 
 
 
 
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
20
 
 
 
 
General Studies
1226
 
 
 
 
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
70
 
 
 
 
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
12
 
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
224
 
 
 
 
Physical Fitness Technician
 
 
 
0
 
Secondary Education and Teaching
101
 
 
 
 
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
19
 
 
11
 
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
23
 
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

1609 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
 
 
 
7
 
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Emt Paramedic)
62
 
 
438
 
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
22
 
 
23
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
59
 
 
 
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
 
 
 
278
 
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
 
 
 
34
 
Medical/Clinical Assistant
23
 
 
57
 
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide
 
 
 
226
 
Occupational Therapist Assistant
15
 
 
 
 
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
30
 
 
 
 
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
19
 
 
 
 
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
2
 
 
 
 
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
30
 
 
 
 
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
254
 
 
 
 
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
30
 
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

947 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
27
 
 
46
 
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
48
 
 
152
 
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General
8
 
 
92
 
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
40
 
 
102
 
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
 
 
 
1
 
Tool and Die Technology/Technician
23
 
 
59
 
Welding Technology/Welder
41
 
 
308
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

635 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
15
 
 
21
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
253
 
 
 
Business/Commerce, General
293
 
 
20
 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
8
 
 
25
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

557 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences, General
55
46
 
211
 
Computer Science
48
 
 
 
 
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
 
 
 
96
 
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
12
 
 
89
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

359 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
3
 
 
 
 
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
0
 
 
 
 
History, General
20
 
 
 
 
Philosophy
6
 
 
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
17
 
 
 
 
Psychology, General
168
 
 
 
 
Public Administration
3
 
 
4
 
Social Sciences, General
16
 
 
 
 
Social Work
122
 
 
 
 

297 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
214
 
 
 
 
Chemistry, General
7
 
 
 
 
Mathematics, General
74
 
 
 
 
Physics, General
2
 
 
 
 

124 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
14
 
 
3
 
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
4
 
 
8
 
Engineering, General
95
 
 
 
 

97 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
19
 
 
8
 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
7
 
 
 
 
Fine/Studio Arts, General
23
 
 
 
 
Graphic Design
24
 
 
 
 
Music, General
16
 
 
 
 

25 Hospitality Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
10
 
 
15
 

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at South Texas College.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
 
 
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
 
 
Business/Commerce, General
 
 
 
Child Care Provider/Assistant
 
 
 
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
 
Computer Science
 
 
 
 
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
 
 
 
 
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
 
 
 
 
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
 
 
 
 
English Language and Literature, General
 
 
 
 
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
 
 
 
 
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
 
 
 
 
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
 
 
 
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
 
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
 
 
 
 
Mathematics, General
 
 
 
 
Philosophy
 
 
 
 
Political Science and Government, General
 
 
 
 
Psychology, General
 
 
 
 
Public Administration
 
 
 
 
Secondary Education and Teaching
 
 
 
 
Social Sciences, General
 
 
 
 
Social Work
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Specialized Institution Accreditations
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
  • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
  • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

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Questions & Answers

Who are the notable alumni?
1 Answer
  • Alumni stories prove that an STC degree can turn you into a leader. Their tales of success are massively motivational; you can listen to a few of them on STC’s My South Texas College Experience YouTube playlist. Or just keep reading! Elvira Alonzo returned to college after being a full-time employee and mom. In 2008 she was able to earn her bachelor’s degree in technology management. She’s the Deputy Director of Public Works for the city of McAllen, Texas, and oversees the work of hundreds of government employees. In 2015, the American Public Works Association recognized Alonzo’s service to McAllen and excellent management skills with a special honor: the Professional Manager of the Year in Administrative Management award. Alum Juan Castillo is also doing great things. Castillo started working as a delivery merchandiser for Coca-Cola after seven years serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He wanted to move into a management role, but he was advised to seek out higher education to get there. Through STC he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Castillo became Co-General Manager for the Texas chain store Buc-ee’s LTD. Alex Sarabia, a 2007 graduate, used his psychology associate’s degree as the foundation for becoming a licensed professional counselor. He also returned to STC to teach. So, if you decide to enroll, you might have Sarabia for a course like General Psychology. Remember to tap into alumni advice as a student; they serve as great resources as you plan your own path to leadership.

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What is the campus setting like?
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  • Geographically you won’t find many colleges in the United States that are as far south as South Texas College. Each of the five campuses has its fair share of towering palm trees and modern air-conditioned buildings—a must, since the temperature is almost always above 70 degrees. You can study at one or more of STC’s five campuses, all of which lie in cities near the Mexico border. If technology is your thing then you’ll probably study at the Technology Campus. Technology students have access to cutting-edge resources like the automation lab, where they can learn to operate a robotic arm. Or, if you’re more interested in hands-on art projects, you’re in luck. In March 2016 the Pecan Campus celebrated the grand opening of the Ceramic Kiln Building. In the spirit of Texas heat, you can fire your latest ceramic sculpture using electric and gas kilns. Pecan Campus also offers remodeled studio and gallery spaces where you can work on and show off your creations. On top of top-notch facilities, STC boasts three health and wellness centers, seven libraries, and around 75 student clubs across all campuses. That all adds up to one vibrant living and learning community where you can jump start your career.

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What are the online learning and extension/adult learning opportunities?
1 Answer
  • You don’t have to live in southern Texas to have the South Texas experience. STC Online offers a little bit of everything completely online. This includes associate’s, bachelor’s, and certificate programs. Those who are considering getting an online associate’s degree have the most options. The list includes education, accounting, computer science, criminal justice, business administration, political science, and psychology. When you are finished, you can continue studying through STC Online at the bachelor’s level. What’s great about STC’s four online bachelor’s degree options is that they cover multiple industries. If you want to get into business, consider organizational leadership. Interested in healthcare? Look into the medical and healthcare management program. For the tech lovers out there, STC offers online bachelor’s programs in technology management and computer and information technologies. But the computer application specialist certificate can give you the knowledge to land an entry-level technology job sooner. You can apply your credits toward a degree when you are ready. At STC you can make the college experience fit your timeframe, not the other way around.

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What are the athletic highlights?
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  • Craving action and competition? Unleash your inner Jaguar. STC offers several intramural sports; check out their IMLeague page for the most up-to-date list. In spring 2016 students played basketball, volleyball, softball, soccer, Frisbee golf, ultimate Frisbee, flag football, ping-pong, and dodgeball. You’ll find athletic fields and facilities at the Pecan, Mid-Valley, and Starr County campuses. If your team is good, you may get to compete in regional championships at other colleges like Texas A&M. Members of student clubs exercise their own form of friendly competition: the Club Olympics event. It’s where you’ll find Biology Club, Sociology Club, and HVAC Club going head-to-head in battles of strength rather than smarts (except, of course, during trivia bouts). Speaking of clubs, there are also a few fitness-related clubs students can join. Have you ever heard of Laughter Yoga? You have now, and you can try it at STC. If you don’t see any options you like, you could find an advisor, enlist some friends, and create your own.

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What are the school's academic highlights?
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  • Look at the program list and you’ll quickly see STC provides technical education programs such as welding, engineering, and manufacturing. STC is home to the Institute of Advanced Manufacturing (IAM) and the North American Advanced Manufacturing Research and Education Initiative (NAAMREI). IAM/NAAMREI offers technical training and continuing education courses for employees at regional manufacturing-related companies. In fact, Coca-Cola and Motorola have both partnered with STC to deliver training in the past. So if you land a job with employers like these after graduation, you may get to return to STC to keep learning. But STC offers non-technical programs, too. You can choose from drama, music, nursing, biology, business, paralegal, and dozens of other options. Plus, current students in any major on all five campuses can learn to be leaders. As a member of the Student Leadership Academy you’ll have access to interactive trainings, mentors, and service projects. At the kickoff event students network with Academy advisors and reps from local volunteer organizations. Throughout the semester they attend workshops on topics like conflict management, team communication, and servant leadership. Students graduate from the program sporting a leadership certificate and a snazzy monogrammed polo shirt. So you’ll refine your wardrobe, resume, and CEO potential all at once. If you’ve got the drive to thrive, STC will give you plenty of ways to do it.

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