Providing Academic Support to Students

The PASS Program provides support services to Career & Technical Education students to assist them in completing their educational goals. PASS provides holistic comprehensive advisement to establish and enhance the connection between the student and college.

P.A.S.S. Program provides Career & Technical Education students with:

  • Intensive Case Management
  • Resource and Referral Services
  • Career/Academic Advising
  • Advising for Priority Registration
  • Childcare Assistance
  • Instructional Supplements
  • Enrichment Workshops

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Actively enrolled in a Career & Technical Education Program (Certificate/ Associate of Applied Science) and be pursuing classes in your respective major.
  2. For Instructional Supplements: Cumulative 2.25 GPA or higher and must be registered at least half time. For example, a minimum of 6 hours in Fall/Spring semester and at least 3 hours in Summer I or II semester.
    * Unless number of courses are only pending requirement for selective programs or completion of degree.
  3. For Childcare Services: Cumulative 2.7 GPA or higher and full-time status is required (12 hours-No internet classes) for Fall/Spring semesters. Summer requires enrollment in 6 hours for full time assistance and 4 hours or less for part time assistance (No internet classes).
    * Unless number of courses are only pending requirement for selective programs or completion of degree.
  4. The PASS Program is designed to assist Special Populations enrolled in Career and Technical Education programs. Special Populations include:
    • Individual with Disabilities
    • Individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including low-income youth and adults;
    • Individuals preparing for non-traditional fields;
    • English learners
    • Single parents, including single pregnant women
    • Out-of workforce individuals
    • Homeless individuals described in section 725 of the Mckinney-Verto Homeless Assistance Act
    • Youth who are in, or have aged out of, the foster care system
    • Youth with a parent who-a. is a member for the armed forces and b. is on active duty
  5. Must submit PASS Program application every academic year
  6. First time applicant must complete E-LASSI (Learning and Study Strategies Inventory). Link to the E-LASSI will be provided by Advisor after application has been reviewed and number 8 on requirements has been completed. (Application will not be processed without the E-LASSI completion).
  7. Must complete FAFSA Application (Regardless of eligibility status).
  8. Must complete 1 mandatory hour online workshop (2 or more workshops from student lingo - https://www.southtexascollege.edu/cle/workshops.html for the 1 hour) for Instructional Supplements and/or Childcare Assistance prior to application deadline. Students qualifying for Childcare assistance will be required to complete 2 additional 1-hour workshops during the semester.

Contact Info:

Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm
Location: Technology Campus
3700 W. Military Hwy, Bldg. B181

Advising Specialist: Graciela Zamora
gracier@southtexascollege.edu
956-872-6313

Advisor: Monica Bravo mgarza100@southtexascollege.edu
956-872-6312

Advisor: Michelle Cortez
myrtice@southtexascollege.edu
872-6314

Administrative Assistant:
Marisela Santa Maria
santam@southtexascollege.edu
956-872-6315
Fax: 956-872-6310


PASS Program Brochure

facebook.com/STCPASSProgram


Extended Limited Assistance

Extended Limited Assistance Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Actively enrolled in a Career & Technical Education Program (Certificate/ Associate of Applied Science) and be pursuing classes in your respective major.
  2. For Instructional Supplements: Cumulative 2.25 GPA
  3. The PASS Program is designed to assist Special Populations enrolled in Career and Technical Education programs. Special Populations include:
    • Individual with Disabilities
    • Individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including low-income youth and adults;
    • Individuals preparing for non-traditional fields;
    • English learners
    • Single parents, including single pregnant women
    • Out-of workforce individuals
    • Homeless individuals described in section 725 of the Mckinney-Verto Homeless Assistance Act
    • Youth who are in, or have aged out of, the foster care system
    • Youth with a parent who-a. is a member for the armed forces and b. is on active duty
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  4. Must submit P.A.S.S. application every academic year
  5. Must complete FAFSA Application (Regardless of eligibility status)
  6. Must complete 1 mandatory hour online workshop (Online workshop from student lingo 2 or more for the 1 hour) for Instructional Supplements.
  7. No access codes or course points will be supplied for extended limited assistance.
  8. Students participating in Extended Limited Assistance will receive textbooks based on availability only.
    Students enrolled in:
    • 1-2 courses will receive 1 resource only
    • 3-4 courses will receive 2 resources only
    • 5 courses or more will receive 3 resources only
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