TSTC Student Q&A with Marco Rico of Haltom City

(RED OAK) – Marco Rico, 20, of Haltom City is an Electrical Power and Controls major at Texas State Technical College in North Texas and is scheduled to graduate in spring 2018.

Rico is a 2015 graduate of Richland High School in North Richland Hills, where he was a defensive end on the soccer team.

How did you learn about Texas State Technical College? “My friend’s brother went to TSTC in Waco and graduated from there. I started off in Waco and transferred to the North Texas campus. This is my first semester in North Texas.”

How did you become interested in studying Electrical Power and Controls? “I work for an industrial and commercial electrical company at night and know the field has good money. I have learned a good bit in this program. I’m more of a hands-on learner. My favorite class has been Motor Controls. I like the field because you are indoors and using your head.”

What are your career plans after graduation? “I would like to move up in my work and stay in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.”

What advice would you give to high school students who are thinking about higher education? “I would not want them to wait a year after graduating from high school to decide to go to college like I did.”

What do you like about living in the Fort Worth area? “It’s good because you are around everything you know. I like to go to the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys games.”

What is your favorite soccer team? “Real Madrid.”

TSTC in North Texas will host summer Registration Rally events from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 20, July 13 and Aug. 8 for prospective students to enroll for the fall semester.

For more information on Texas State Technical College, go to tstc.edu.

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