What Our Students Say
"After dropping out, I thought I'd missed my chance to be a nurse like I’d always dreamed. TECC gave me the opportunity to achieve it all."
- Heather LeDoux
Mother of two, and nursing student at UNM Taos
"TECC was a refuge. Where I could forget about my past, and try to focus on making myself better. Healthy spiritually, physically, emotionally. I wanted my life to have a positive influence. TECC gave me the push I needed.”
- Dallas Loretto
Community Health Worker, TECC graduate
“It’s hard when you don’t speak English. When I first arrived here, I was scared. But TECC helped me imagine a future for myself.”
- Giovani Gutierrez Madrid
ESL student at TECC, currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration at UNM Taos
Our free courses include:
High school equivalency (HSE)
Looking to get a high school diploma? We’ll help you obtain a High School Equivalency (GED or HiSET) and prepare for the college entrance exam (ACT Compass).
English as a second language
Improve your English speaking, reading, writing, and listening abilities with TECC’s certified ESL teachers. Build your confidence in a fun, safe, and welcoming environment.
ESL classes include a community engagement component that allows you to meet new friends, become involved in meaningful projects, and build your resume all while practicing English skills.
Discover and prepare for a career that is meaningful with sustainable wages. Our career coaches help you find a path that suits your unique skills and interests.
If you already have chosen your career, we help you find the certifications and skills to meet your goals within that profession. We offer step-by-step assistance in applying for college. To ensure it’s affordable, we’ll also help you find financial aid and scholarships.
If you graduated from high school or already have your HSE, these classes are designed to help you enter college with a solid foundation and avoid needing to take remedial coursework.
TECC provides individualized learning plans, free tutoring, computer classes, and field experience to boost your resume and college application.
Reading and writing
Brush up on your reading and writing skills with one-on-one tutoring. Whether you need to improve your skills for a new job, a certification, or to prepare for college, we’ll find a tutor perfect for your level and needs.
- You must be at least 16 years of age*
- You do not need a high school diploma or citizenship to take our free courses*
HOW TO APPLY