Student Handbooks

2017 Student Handbooks

Welcome to Southwest Texas Junior College, one of the top ten community colleges in the United States! The Student Handbook covers everything that you'll need to know as a student at SWTJC.
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Handbook for Students with Disabilities

The Faculty Guide to Students with Disabilities can be found on the Faculty Office page (for all Faculty members) once logged into CampusCruiser Portal.
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Disability Support Services Dual Credit Handbook

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Student Handbook Archive


Welcome to Southwest Texas Junior College, one of the top ten community colleges in the United States!

Founded almost 70 years ago, we have grown from a small, one-campus college into a wide-reaching college system. Along with three main college campuses and multiple outreach sites, we also offer dual credit courses in high schools throughout our eleven county service region. Additionally, we work closely with state and national four-year colleges and universities to support and encourage continuing education through transfer.

Our goal is to provide every student with what they need to become successful. We offer degrees in a broad range of fields and disciplines, including Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science. Certified technical programs are available for students who wish to learn or improve upon a trade skill. We support a wide student demographic with programs that include English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education.

As a growing institution, we are continuously evaluating and improving our offerings to students. In recent years we have taken steps to improve and update facilities, sometimes building new structures or introducing new technology, sometimes updating existing spaces. Our online presence has increased with more internet classes, greater wireless access at our sites, more smart classrooms, a re-designed website, and social networking connections. Even our organizational structure has been updated for greater efficiency and better student access to administrative channels. 

Southwest Texas Junior College administration, faculty, and staff work hard to make SWTJC both an excellent education and an excellent college-going experience. We are here for our students – their success is our success. 

Dr. Hector Gonzales
Southwest Texas Junior College

Who to Contact

Advising and Counseling Centers

Uvalde Campus (830) 591-7271
Del Rio Campus (830) 703-1560
Eagle Pass Campus (830) 758-4102
Crystal City Campus (830) 374-3378
Pearsall Campus (830) 334-5004
Hondo Regional Training Center (830) 426-2018
Medina Valley Higher Learning Center (830) 762-3006
Crystal City Campus, Administration Building (830) 374-2828

Disability Support Services

Krystal Ballesteros Uvalde, Crystal City, Hondo, Pearsall Campuses (830) 591-2908
Ana Lisa Conde Uvalde, Crystal City, Hondo, Pearsall Campuses (830) 591-4152
Brenda Hoffman Eagle Pass Campus (830) 758-4102
Krystal Ballesteros Del Rio Campus (830) 591-2908
Cruz Mata Crystal City Campus (830) 374-3378

Financial Aid

Uvalde Campus Flores Student Services Building (830) 591-7368
Eagle Pass Campus Administration Building (830) 758-4117
Del Rio Campus Administration Building (830) 703-1507

Library Services

Uvalde Campus Will C. Miller Memorial Library (830) 591-7254
Eagle Pass Campus C Building (830) 758-4107
Del Rio Campus DR-B Building (830) 703-1574

Registrar/ Admissions Offices

Uvalde Campus Flores Building (830) 591-7255
Eagle Pass Campus Administration Building (830) 758-4100
Del Rio Campus Chandler Building DR-C (830) 703-1550

Student Services Directors

Luis Fernandez Director of Admissions & Registrar (830) 591-7255
Irma Garcia Business Office Director (830) 591-7292
Yvette Hernandez Financial Aid Director (830) 591-7318
Stephanie Cerna Advising/Counseling Director (830) 703-1580
Randa Schell Director of Student Success and Engagement (830) 591-2908
Michelle Torres Outreach Director (830) 591-7231
Dr. Juanita Flores Library Services Director (830) 591-7252

Southwest Texas Junior College is a comprehensive, public college serving eleven counties in Southwest Texas. The College provides accessible, affordable, high-quality education that prepares students to successfully transfer to senior colleges and universities; enter the job market; pursue their professional and personal goals; and contribute to the economic growth of the region.