South Texas College offers a variety of classes in criminal justice, education, and welding, designed to put students on successful career pathways.

Students in western Hidalgo County are urged to register for classes at STC’s Higher Education Center (HEC) in La Joya. The Center a beacon for students who are looking to earn a degree closer to home without traveling to STC’s traditional campuses.

STC and La Joya ISD partnered to provide state-of-the-art classrooms for STEM programs and welding workforce training. More than 40 courses are offered at the HEC, and the campus features upgraded science labs, lecture classrooms, computer labs and outdoor welding lab for students.

Registration is available 24/7 via Jagnet and at

Students can register via the college’s mobile app “JagMobile” available on iOS and Android enabled devices. Via the app, students can sign up for mobile alerts, pay for school bills, check bus routes and grades, along with a host of other options.

For more information about fall registration, call South Texas College at 956-872-8311.