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TSTC Advantage

Photo of a TSTC student working in the Plumbing & Pipefitting lab.Plumbing & Pipe Engineering jobs are among the most stable, best paying careers you could choose from, particularly in Texas, where it’s listed among the Governor’s targeted occupations as one of the state’s top 50 hot jobs. 

At Texas State Technical College, you can gain the technical advantage that prepares you for certification most states require.

We help you down your career path by gaining the background necessary to work in this lucrative field. With the majority of your schooling at TSTC spent in actual laboratory settings doing hands-on work, you’ll quickly and easily gain the TSTC advantage -- the skills you need to succeed in this field.

 What you’ll do!

  • Practice with a variety of mechanical tools

  • Learn precision measuring and testing equipment

  • Work with electronic test devices

  • Utilize instruments of the trade, such as pressure and temperature gauges, welding and refrigeration equipment, hacksaws, torches and power tools

  • And much more!

TSTC’s star power prep

  • Two completion paths – a one-year certificate or two-year degree

  • Internship opportunities for actual on-the-job training

  • Small class size with a strong one-on-one instructional approach

  • Projects that help you build hands-on skills

  • Experienced staff with industry training guided by an advisory board comprised of field experts


TSTC’s Plumbing & Pipefitting faculty comes to the college with dozens of years of professional experience before becoming teachers. Collectively, these instructors bring and eclectic background to assure students received a well-rounded education that matches industry needs.

Small class size

At TSTC, our Plumbing & Pipefitting classes average about 20 students per class to ensure instructors have plenty of time to work with each student.

Hands-on learning

Compared to other colleges, TSTC students spend a lot less time in the classroom and more time in work settings, utilizing the tools they will use in their profession. Students spend approximately 27 to 30 hours in the classroom, compared to other colleges, where students spend only 15 to 20 hours a week. It’s just one of the many ways TSTC ensures you get the strong training you need to succeed in your career choice.

Advisory Committee

TSTC’s strong programs match industry needs, making it easier for graduates to obtain jobs when it comes to hiring time.

How do we do this? As industry professionals, our 900-plus advisory committee members assist the college in determining the courses you study, providing a valuable advantage. They can ensure that what we teach matches what industry is seeking.

Job Credibility

In addition to obtaining a degree or a certificate from TSTC, graduates can boost their skills and job credibility through certifications and obtaining licenses after meeting time requirements.

And TSTC students get a jump on their job competitors by working on actual projects that give them real-world, hands-on experience.





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