General Education Development (GED) Preparation Academy

Virtually all critical occupations require post-secondary education beyond high school, highlighting the necessity of increasing preparation for the fastest growing occupational categories requiring an associate's degree or a post-secondary certification. These areas include Nursing, Health Care, and Technology. Texas Southmost College's division of Health Care, Career and Technical Education offers high quality education in Accounting Technology, Administration Management, Career Technical Fields, Nursing and Allied Health Professions with pathways that lead to high-wage, high-demand careers.

Texas Southmost College, as all community colleges, is a crossroad between higher education and the real world requiring both academic education and vocational training seeking to create a well- rounded work force that satisfies both the demand for highly skilled employees as well as the need to promote competitive economic opportunities. Through the partnership TSC has articulated with the Brownsville Independent School District (BISD), TSC will develop an effective instructional strategy for the GED component to align with the pathways mentioned above. TSC has built pathways based on the Texas Governor's Industry Cluster of business and Industries for Cameron County where the greatest growth potential exists.

Approaches support apprenticeships with classroom learning, mentoring and student services with a path to an associate's degree and career advancement while maintaining course articulation to ensure credit transfer. Students are introduced to a variety of career options that take them from the classroom and into the field, providing opportunities to apply theoretical instruction in laboratories, workplace, and in the community by actively involving students in a process that is relevant and meaningful. Students will continuously work with experienced faculty to develop quality skills to prepare them for the workforce.

Students will receive guidance and career building skills in addition to academic preparation. Students must participate in workforce preparation activities such as financial literacy, career exploration; resume preparation, mock interviews, and development of career advancement pathways.

Our next session for the GED Program will begin in July 2017. For more information, please contact Mario Ortiz at 956-295-3760 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

  1. Starts: September 2017
    Ends: November 2017
    Class Days: Monday-Thursday
    Times:  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

                   12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  1. Requirements:
    1. Must be 16 years or older
    2. Have a US Driver's License/Picture ID/Matricula Consular/Visa/Passport
    3. Most recent utility bill/water/light/cable/gas/home telephone
    4. Score at or above 6th grade level on the TABE test
  2. Orientation:
    1. Every Friday at 9:00 a.m. 
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