Mission Statement & President's Welcome

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Southwest Texas Junior College enriches lives and advances growth through the education of our diverse communities.
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Welcome from the President

On behalf of the entire faculty, staff and administration, I want to thank you for your interest in Southwest Texas Junior College.

Whether you have already decided to attend classes with us, or are still considering your options, there are several important things you should know about SWTJC. 

First off, you need to know that we are committed to your success in higher education. From assistance in applying for and receiving financial aid, to tutoring and career counseling, we offer a wide range of student services aimed at helping every student stay in school and earn their certificate or degree.

Along with our commitment to students, we are also committed to the people and communities across the 11-county region we proudly serve. We work closely with area school districts to expand opportunities in dual enrollment classes and technical programs, as well as providing adult education and literacy classes and a broad range of workforce training and development targeting in-demand jobs throughout the region.

Our classes are small and our instructors are highly qualified professionals with a passion for teaching. We offer the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees in a broad range of disciplines. We also offer degrees and certificates in 17 technical programs, from cosmetology and welding to wildlife management, law enforcement and nursing.

Finally, you should know that in 2011 Southwest Texas Junior College was named one of the top ten community colleges in the nation by a panel of education experts representing the prestigious Aspen Institute.

Thanks again for your interest in SWTJC and we look forward to having the privilege of helping you succeed in higher education.

Dr. Hector Gonzales
Southwest Texas Junior College


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