Student Handbooks

Student Handbooks

Welcome to Southwest Texas Junior College! The Student Handbook covers everything you need to know as a student at SWTJC.

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Welcome to Southwest Texas Junior College!

Founded 75 years ago, we have grown from a small, one-campus college into a wide-reaching college system. Along with three main college campuses and multiple outreach sites, we also offer dual credit courses in high schools throughout our eleven county service region. Additionally, we work closely with state and national four-year colleges and universities to support and encourage continuing education through transfer.

Our goal is to provide every student with what they need to become successful. We offer degrees in a broad range of fields and disciplines, including Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science. Certified technical programs are available for students who wish to learn or improve upon a trade skill. We support a wide student demographic with programs that include English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education.

As a growing institution, we are continuously evaluating and improving our offerings to students. In recent years we have taken steps to improve and update facilities, sometimes building new structures or introducing new technology, sometimes updating existing spaces. Our online presence has increased with more internet classes, greater wireless access at our sites, more smart classrooms, a re-designed website, and social networking connections. Even our organizational structure has been updated for greater efficiency and better student access to administrative channels. 

Southwest Texas Junior College administration, faculty, and staff work hard to make SWTJC both an excellent education and an excellent college-going experience. We are here for our students – their success is our success. 

Dr. Hector Gonzales
Southwest Texas Junior College

Directory of Student Services

Academic Advising

Uvalde Campus (830) 591-7271
Del Rio Campus (830) 703-1505
Eagle Pass Campus (830) 758-4523
Crystal City Campus (830) 374-2828
Pearsall Campus (830) 334-5004
Hondo Regional Training Center (830) 426-2018

Disability Support Services

Uvalde, Crystal City, Hondo, Pearsall Campuses (830) 591-2908
Eagle Pass Campus (830) 758-4156
Del Rio Campus (830) 703-1593

Financial Aid

Uvalde Campus Flores Student Services Building (830) 591-7368
Eagle Pass Campus Administration Building (830) 758-4117
Del Rio Campus Administration Building (830) 703-1507
Crystal City Campus Administration Building (830) 374-2828
Hondo and Pearsall

Uvalde Campus Flores Student
Services Building

(830) 591-7368

Library Services

Uvalde Campus Will C. Miller Memorial Library (830) 591-7254
Eagle Pass Campus C Building (830) 758-4107
Del Rio Campus DR-B Building (830) 703-1574
Crystal City Campus Victor H. Lopez Library & Study Center (830) 374-2828

Registrar/ Admissions Offices

Uvalde Campus Flores Building (830) 591-7255
Eagle Pass Campus Administration Building (830) 758-4100
Del Rio Campus Chandler Building DR-C (830) 703-1550
Crystal City Campus Instructional Facility (830) 374-2828


President Dr. Hector Gonzales (830) 591-7281
Vice President of Administrative Services Derek Sandoval (830) 591-7284
Vice President of Student Services Margot Mata (830) 591-7223
Vice President Finance Lisa Ermis (830) 591-2935
Vice President Academic Affairs Dr. Mark Underwood (830) 591-7286
Vice President Eagle Pass Gilbert Bermea, Jr. (830) 591-4111
Vice President Del Rio Connie Buchanan (830) 591-1555
Dean of Liberal Arts and Adult Education and Literacy Dr. Cheryl Sanchez (830) 591-7202
Dean of Applied Sciences and Workforce Education Johnny Guzman (830) 591-7264
Dean of Instructional Services and School
District Partnerships
Charles A. Garabedian

(830) 591-7262
(830) 703-1582

Student Services Directors

Director of Admissions & Registrar (830) 591-7280
Business Office Director (830) 591-7292
Financial Aid Director (830) 591-7318
Senior Director of Student Succes Services (830) 703-1580
Outreach Director (830) 591-7244
Library Services Director (830) 591-7251
Director of Information Technology - Operations & Infrastructure (830) 591-7259

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