MARSHALL, Texas – Marshall ISD has entered into an expanded partnership with Texas State Technical College-Marshall which is expected to enhance and provide more higher education, dual credit opportunities for Marshall High School students beginning in the 2017-2018 school year.
Officials from MISD and TSTC – including Dr. Jerry Gibson, MISD Superintendent, and Bart Day, TSTC-Marshall Provost– outlined the agreement for “Mav Tech” during a special press conference held Wednesday morning in the foyer of Marshall High School.
The agreement will allow qualifying MHS students to receive college credit at TSTC in the areas of Computer-Aided Drafting; Computer Networking Systems and Administration; Cyber Security; Business Management Technology; Software Development; and Welding. Business Management Technology and Welding are taught at MHS, with the other courses being offered and taught at the TSTC-Marshall campus.
As part of the expansion of the program, MISD is committed to providing transportation for students to TSTC during the day, to allow these students to attend and take those courses offered at its Marshall campus.
Tuition for the dual credit opportunities offered by TSTC-Marshall to MHS students is just $33 per credit hour.
The dual enrollment program allows MHS students in grades 11-12 to take college courses and earn high school credit for these courses simultaneously. Dual enrollment students can earn credit hours toward an associate’s degree or certificate at TSTC before graduating high school under the program.
More information about the program can be obtained either by contacting TSTC-Marshall at 903-923-3394, or contacting the MISD Department of Career and Technical Education (CTE) at 903-927-8700 ext. 1008.