Letter from the President

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY COMPLEX From Dream to Reality It has been a rewarding experience to serve as president of Victoria College for the last seven years. During this time, I’ve been honored to work alongside some great individuals

New Instructor Wants to Share Real-World Experiences

After working more than 35 years in the industrial sector, Troy Wratislaw is ready to share his experiences with Victoria College students enrolling in the new Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Program. This program begins in the fall at

High School Students Enjoy Accelerated Learning

Victoria ISD students earn high school diploma and college degree at the same time Imagine attending four years of high school and, upon graduation, receiving your diploma and an associate degree at the same time. For nine

Transfer Pathway Helps Students Reach Business Career Goals

Victoria College students seeking a career in the business world can get a solid foundation by taking courses at VC. They can complete core courses before transferring to a four-year university to earn a bachelor’s degree in

Marine Veteran Has Accounting Future Mapped Out

A few years ago, Eduardo Sereno carried rifles and automatic weapons as a Marine Corps infantryman. A few years from now, he hopes to be carrying financial balances as a Certified Public Accountant. Sereno, 25, is in

Job Furlough Led to Coordinator’s EMS Career

Greener pastures, along with trees and a river in which to paddle, brought Susie Jechow to Victoria College. Jechow is VC’s Paramedic Coordinator in the Emergency Medical Services Program, coming to Victoria from Del Rio in January.

EMS Students Can Become Life Savers in One Semester

Susie Jechow wants students from near and far to enroll in Victoria College’s Emergency Medical Services Program. That’s because VC students know they will get “more bang for their buck and will be better medics,” she said.

Dead-end Job Leads to New Medical Career Path

The end of a 10-year medical transcription job contract turned out to be good news for Kristin Bast. Through Internet searches, she learned of the high demand for certified medical coders and knew that was what she

Medical Coders are Part of the Healthcare Process from Start to Finish

If you relish working in a fast-paced environment, are good with numbers, and enjoy personal interactions, then the medical coding profession might be for you. Victoria College’s Medical Coding I course provides skills and knowledge in the

Demand for Industrial Maintenance Mechanics Leads to New Program

Responding to national, state, and local needs, Victoria College is beginning a new Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Program this fall at VC’s new Emerging Technology Complex. Domingo Villarreal, VC’s Industrial Programs Director, said there is a need for

Facts & Finds

Dim lighting sparks creativity Want to encourage innovative thinking? Try lowering the lights. “Darkness increases freedom from constraints, which in turn promotes creativity,” according to German research published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology. In a series

News & Notes

VC offers accelerated program to train Dow process technicians Victoria College conducted accelerated training for 17 workers from Dow’s UCC Seadrift Operations site who are seeking to become process technicians. The new 13-week program builds on the

College Lingo: What to Know Before You Go

“Be sure to meet with your academic advisor previous to your first semester to apply for admissions by completing an application that will ensure your full-time enrollment and registration in the classes that fulfill the prerequisite and

Transfer Advantages Abound for Community College Graduates

One of the reasons community colleges were created was to provide the first two years of a four-year degree at low cost and close to home. Most classes are designed to transfer; academic advisors know where the

Find the Program that Fits Your Goals

The world is full of all kinds of people with all kinds of talents, and Victoria College is dedicated to providing the right kind of education for each one of them. Although a bachelor’s degree (or more)