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Career Training Programs in Texas

Southern Careers Institute has maintained a tradition of career training for over 50 years. With campuses in Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Pharr, San Antonio and Online; SCI has made it our mission to provide our students with employer-tailored programs designed to make our graduates the most marketable in the industry.

Business Programs


Our Business Accounting and Administrative Assistant professional programs will help you get started in the fast paced business world. Plus, you’ll have the option to sit for over 15 national certifications.

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Cosmetology Program


We offer essential beauty career education at our Brownsville campus. Get trained and practice your hands-on skills while working in a working salon while preparing for your certifications.

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Medical Programs


Choose from multiple unique in-demand medical programs offering eligibility to sit for over 20 nationally recognized certifications.

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Technology Programs


Launch your career in technology with career training programs at SCI. Prepare to become an accredited Computer Support Specialist, or develop your own programs with our Software Developer program.

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Skilled Trades

Skilled Trades

Automotive, CDL, HVAC, and Welding are among the most demanded professions in the state of Texas. You can start your training at Southern Careers Institute and be in these fields in as little as 7 months.

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Southern Careers Institute

Southern Careers Institute has designed programs in specific high growth fields to give our graduates the highest chance of success in the workforce. Our programs span the Medical, Business, Computer, Cosmetology, Technology, Welding, HVAC and more. Click on any program to get more detailed information.

Campuses + Online
New Jobs (2017)*


If you’re not familiar with which career would be the best fit or if you’re just looking for some guidance, Southern Careers Institute can help! As part of our admissions process, every prospective student will receive a complimentary career planning session, during which we’ll identify your strengths, goals and interests and we’ll help identify and match them to the best program fit for your specific situation!

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National Certifications

Our programs are designed to make you eligible to sit for multiple national certifications. Our medical programs offer eligibility for a variety of highly desired national certifications. Our Business Programs have students prepare for as many as six nationally recognized certification exams related to everything from Microsoft Office to Intuit Quickbooks. Every one of our programs prepares students to sit for national certifications, giving you the leg up against the competition in today’s job market!

The SCI Edge

All of our career training programs, our unique electronic profile platform SCI Connect, and our hundreds of skills badges that can be earned as a part of the SCI family are what we call “The SCI Edge”, it’s our brand promise; It’s how Southern Careers Institute gives better training that leads to better careers. So what are you waiting for? Start your career training at SCI!

SCI Connect

Our SCI Connect online platform allows our students to access our employer network and fill the needs of employers. Employers now have access to the verifiable skills badges and credentials of prospective candidates in one location. Our platform gives every student an electronic profile that our career services team uses to market the students. Our SCI Connect Mobile App allows students to check grades, schedules, finances, win prizes and more!


Graduates Placed in 2017*

7 Campuses + Online in Texas

Austin Campus
Brownsville Campus
Corpus Christi Campus
Harlingen Campus
Pharr Campus
San Antonio - South Campus
San Antonio - North Campus (NW Loop 410)

Helping Our Veterans Transition to the Workplace

Southern Careers Institute understands that military personnel have spent years serving their country, and now we are ready to serve them. Veterans, reserve, active duty, spouses and military family members may qualify for grants and other savings at Southern Careers Institute.

Military Assistance

What Our Students Are Saying

*Based on graduates from July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017 who were placed in their field or a related field across all programs in accordance with reporting guidelines for the Council on Occupational Education.