Texas State Technical College to resume limited in-person instruction starting May 4

Students at Texas State Technical College who are enrolled in programs that require hands-on instruction will be allowed to return to campus starting May 4. (Courtesy Texas State Technical College)
Students at Texas State Technical College who are enrolled in programs that require hands-on instruction will be allowed to return to campus starting May 4. (Courtesy Texas State Technical College)

Students at Texas State Technical College who are enrolled in programs that require hands-on instruction will be allowed to return to campus starting May 4. (Courtesy Texas State Technical College)

Students at Texas State Technical College who are enrolled in programs that require hands-on instruction will be allowed to return to campus starting May 4, according to a news release. TSTC has a campus at 26706 Hwy. 59, Rosenberg.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has clarified that under Gov. Greg Abbott's April 17 executive order, career and technical schools can continue in-person instruction for programs that require hands-on learning as long as they follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public health guidelines.

"Texas State Technical College is welcoming a limited number of students, faculty, and staff back to our 10 campuses on Monday, May 4," the release reads. "These students are being allowed back onto campus because they are studying in programs that require them to complete hands-on lab work in order to finalize their semester."

In order to protect the health and safety of those returning to campus, TSTC said in the release that all students and employees will be required to wear face covering and follow social distancing guidelines.

Additionally, TSTC said it would increase the frequency of cleaning efforts and provide disinfecting products as well as sanitizers throughout the campus.


Students can check if their program will return for in-person instruction here.
By Claire Shoop
Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.


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