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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

"My training at Southern Careers Institute has taught me determination, focus, and integrity. These principles have helped me succeed in my education as well as my current position. Southern Careers teaches you the skills needed to be a successful, working citizen."
Azure M.
Corpus Christi Grad and Administrative Assistant at an Accounting Firm
"I am extremely grateful for the assistance I received from SCI’s Career Services team. I enjoy where I work and what I do. SCI has helped me succeed in life by getting me the necessary education and by making me a stronger and more confident person."
Raquel S.
Brownsville Grad and Financial Aid Officer at a School
"Southern Careers Institute totally surpassed my expectations. Once I finished school, the Career Services team helped me find a job. I would tell anyone thinking about starting career training that you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. I wish I would have started my training sooner."
Valerie D.
Harlingen Grad and Medical Billing and Coding Specialist at an Eye Doctor’s Office
"I am now a certified Lab Tech. SCI helped me get an externship, and I came out with a job. After my little sister had cancer, I knew I wanted a career in the medical field that allowed me to help others. I am happy about what I do."
Sidney B.
Austin Grad & Certified Lab Technician at a Laboratory Facility
"When my youngest child graduated from high school, I told my husband that it was my time. I went back to school to change careers after spending 37 years in the business field. At SCI, the instructors are professional, and they care about what they are teaching you, as well as expect you to give 100% in return. I had problems understanding how to draw in syringes and give injections. I requested extra help from a knowledgeable instructor, and I was able to receive one-on-one training. Today, I draw injections for approximately 100 patients each week. I am very confident in what I’ve learned. SCI has given me the chance to do what I always wanted to do. Thank you for my education. I am doing wonderful."
Bonnie M.
Corpus Christi Grad & Medical Assistant at an Orthopedics Office
"Once I graduated from SCI, I had a sense of accomplishment that helped me through the job search process. SCI provided me with the opportunity to brush up on my skills, extend my accounting knowledge, and they boosted my self-confidence. I went to work two days after my last day of school."
Annette D.
Corpus Christi Grad & Invoice Coder/Processor at a Staffing Agency
"I made a complete career change when I started my training at Southern Careers Institute. I needed a stable career to continue providing for my growing family. SCI provided me with the medical terminology and know how that I needed to understand and acquire a career in the medical field. SCI taught me that it doesn’t matter where you are in life right now; you always have room to advance and learn."
Denise S.
Harlingen Grad and Receptionist at a Doctor’s Office
"The best place ever!! Ms.Tonia rocks she is the best teacher… I love going to school my time there is amazing."
Andrea Garcia
"Southern Careers went beyond my expectations. Very impressed. The assistance I got from Career Services is truly amazing. They really went out of their way to get me placed. They really care and I am grateful to all of them."
Olga C.
Pharr Grad & Medical Assistant at a Rehabilitation Center
"I am very happy with where I am and where I’m going. Through high school, I struggled with math. When I came to SCI, I enrolled in the Business Accounting Specialist program to see if I could do it. SCI provided me with the accounting skills I needed to help me find a career. Now, I have an amazing career and room to grow in the company."
Crystal H.
Austin Grad and Insurance Department Manager at an Eye Care Center

*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.