McALLEN There's a lot to explore at South Texas College. And on Wednesday, June 15, the public is invited to come and explore the many career pathways and services available at STC.

"Explore Your Future at STC" takes place that day from 5 to 8 p.m. at STC's Pecan Campus located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Representatives from the college's 100 degree and certificate program options will be available to give demonstrations and talk about pathways that lead to rewarding careers in fields ranging from liberal arts, to social sciences, math, science, technology, business, nursing and allied health.

"Whether you are fresh out of high school or want to launch a new career, STC offers something for you," said Juan Mejia, STC vice president for academic affairs. "Event attendees will see the potential to become someone they never thought possible - a doctor, an entrepreneur, nurse, lawyer, artist, actor or a visionary of tomorrow. We are training them all and that could be you, if you are willing to take that first exploratory step."

Those interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree can learn more about the college's Bachelor of Applied Technology Degree Program. Veterans will have access to assistance through the college's Veteran's Affairs Office, which will answer questions about G.I. Bill benefits and other financial and support services.

Attendees can register for one of the 500 online classes available through the college's new online virtual campus. The virtual campus allows students to learn from anywhere at any time, making it easier to manage school with the demands of work and life. And the best part is that students can earn one of 10 degrees and two certificates, which are available to earn all online.

STC's Division of Continuing, Professional and Workforce Education will be on hand to help lifelong learners find opportunities to upgrade skills, earn or renew licenses and certifications, or seek personal enrichment. Through the division, students can take English-language classes, prepare for the real estate exam or earn an alternative teacher certification. The division also offers more than 250 online courses in a variety of subject areas including Web page design, writing romance novels, catering tips, hypnosis and genealogy basics.

Participants can receive assistance with admission, registration, financial aid, advising and testing. Payment plans are available for the summer and fall semesters.

To learn more about the event or any of the career pathways you can follow by pursing a certificate or degree option at STC call 956-872-8311 or visit www.southtexascollege.edu.