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Texas A&M students obtain learning experience through programme at Texas State Technical College

Texas A&M undergraduate engineering students have found a home in Texas State Technical College this summer, as they continue on the path towards graduation and a career in engineering.

The Engineering Bachelor’s + Program provides Texas A&M undergraduate students the ability to receive hands-on professional experience provided by Texas State Technical College (TSTC).

Including both virtual and face-to-face instruction opportunities, the program provides Aggie engineering students a route to obtain, ENGR(x), a zero-credit-hour requirement for graduation.

In order to complete the requirement, students are asked to participate in an approved engineering-centric activity, described as high-impact learning. Something, TSTC is providing to Aggie students who you’d on TSTC’s Waco campus today.

Daniel Morales is a Texas A&M engineering student. He’s on his last leg of a nine-week-long trek of courses at TSTC with their Welding Technology program.

“At first, I didn’t know what to expect,” Texas A&M student Daniel Morales said. “I didn’t know how the instructors were going to be. But honestly, I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor. These guys are willing to stay after hours, work with us, and make sure we get everything down and finish all our objectives.”

Morales lives in Dallas, where he said he works on Fridays and Saturdays.

“But I’m back here every Monday through Thursday,” Morales said.

From the first day of class, Morales said, the experience has been one of action.

Edward Sanchez, an Instructor with TSTC Welding Program and TSTC graduate, said the work ethic displayed by his students has been exemplary.

“This is the first group we’ve had from A&M and they’ve been a great group of guys and ladies,” Sanchez said.

“These are engineering students, so I’m not sure how many of them will be welders, but it’s a great skill to have.”