Texas State Technical College-System in Waco

Waco, TX

(Rating 2.6 based on 5 reviews)

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The helicopter program at TST C Texas State technical College for the past four years has been contracted through UH I and has been being conducted under part 61 of the FAA rules and regulations also known as the FAR/AIM. When they themselves claimed to be conducting 141 training and the program only trains theoretical application and not industry performance. You won’t be trained as a professional pilot. The VA educational benefits pertaining to flight training specifically states that part 61 schools are not 100% covered. And that’s veterans must attend a university of higher education which conducts flight training under 141 regulation. The school continues to doctor their books and documents and consistently lies about their flight training. Due to a internal investigation and the former chief “ Train White” was fired and the helicopter training program was found to be conducting part 61 training operations and not 141 helicopter flight training. The program itself does not exist at the TST C Waco campus or in the TST C curriculum. All that the facility has done is taking the approved fixed wing 141 training and placed a helicopter cover sheet over the approved document. With that being said there is no real helicopter training program or helicopter educational program for that matter at the TST C campus Waco. Because of the simple fact the school is being audited this December for the failures of the program again. Conduct of the former chief which was allowed by the program management varied well outside of FAA standards and regulations. For example: veterans were not tested regularly, no records of our testing were documented, veterans were forced to fly extra time outside of regulation, veterans lost time when weather prevented us from being able to fly, veterans are not trained in helicopter operations at the school instead we have to attend fixed wing airplane classes, the former chief attempted to instigate physical altercations to remove veterans, veterans also maintain a failing grade through the entire program due to inadequacies of testing which goes unreported to the Veterans Administration. Failures of the program and staff are also counted against veterans time which leads to failures and administration removals outside of the veteran’s control. The vast majorities of veterans currently enrolled in the helicopter program are proactively seeking new schools or have quit the program. Several veterans currently enrolled have not flown in excess of three weeks due to the school’s inability to provide a certified or qualified chief they are currently collecting failing grades and this is being counted against them, and potentially risking their benefits. Theft abuse and miss conduct and abuse of Veteran education benefits. And deliberate interference of veterans attempting to require them. As a whole the Veterans feel as though the school is deliberately covering up the miss conduct of former staff to save face, due to the “Politics involved.” The program has been audited multiple times and for the school to even entertain the idea of miss conduct the veterans had to track down the school attorneys and force the subject. The program was found to be at fault of miss conduct forcing the termination of multiple employees, unfortunately due to policy changes and the program being rebuilt from the ground up TSTC is deliberately hindering and preventing Veterans from the requisition of federal benefits. Every Veteran in the program has filled a 22-0989 with the V.A. However due policy changes the veterans have run into resistance from the school. Details also identify the current Director deliberately withholding this information to have her predecessor terminated. And is currently causing interference for the reacquisition of the veterans benefits.

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I have never attended TSTC but i applied and was sent an email with a lady's name to help me with admission process and told me to call with any questions. So i did 3 weeks later still no return call after calling an additional 3 more times. I was accepted at another college so i called her again and told them dont bother with any more of my admission, 20 minutes later she returned my call. Said she received my first call but was busy and didnt have the opportunity to get back with me. The other two colleges i applied at after 2 weeks of not hearing from tstc emailed me right away and answered all my questions if not same day then very next morning. If admissions is any indication of what its like to get anything done here, then i thank the lady for making me choose somewhere else.

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This review is from a parent of a 19 year old son just completing his 4th semester out a possible 8 . He is going for a double associate in related fields. The recruiting process was very good for both our son and us, all our questions and concerns were address. We choose to purchase him a travel trailer to live in instead of the student housing that was offered for several reasons, 1. Difference in ages. He could have had a roommate twice his age with with a large number of issues a 19 year would not have or should be exposed to. There are a number of RV parks in the are that offer students a discount for long term stays. 2. A quiet place to study. He now can study in his trailer without outside interruptions This has improved his grades. 3. With the trailer he has his own kitchen and outside BBQ pit. This alone has saved tons over buying meals at school are local fast food places. He shops at local grocery stores and prepares his own meals. This alone has tought him many life lessons It is a 5 minute ride to campus, so he goes home for lunch. And sometimes starts the crockpot for dinner. The job fair has been a huge networking event for him. He start passing out resumes and shaking hands his first semester. Now 4 semesters in, he was offered an internship that will allow him to complete his studies on time and work part time in his field of study. This has been a very good experience for our son who did not want to go to a four college. He has really shined in his studies ( honor roll), his level of success shows in his mood and personality everytime we see him. My wife and I truly believe this was the best fit for him to develop skills that he will carry on with him.

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TSTC is a great place to study at. Have a blessed day.JESUS IS LORD!

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Poor experience. Though the school claims to provide instructors with "real world experience" in the field they are teaching, it is simply not so. My C# instructor (by their own admission later) did not know the language or even how to use the primary tool (Visual Studio). My Microsoft SQL instructor had to be shown by the students not only how to install the software, but how to install the test data and create users and databases. To be fair, my C++ instructor was amazing. The lessons started with what was in the book but after that brief lecture, the rest of the lesson was what we will see out in the field.

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Location & Website

Address: 3801 Campus Dr

Place: Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Not applicable

General Phone Number: +2547993611

Institution is active in current year: 3

Institution's internet website address: tstc.edu

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