The SCI Edge
A Proven Path to Your Success

Southern Careers Institute has developed a laser focus on making our students more marketable with customized and employer tailored programs.

We call our approach The SCI Edge, and it makes our students as competitive as those of any accredited colleges or technical schools in Texas.

Increasing the demand for our graduates and ensuring their long term success revolves around three key elements.

1. National or State Recognized Certifications:

Every program at SCI focuses on preparing students with training that will help them become eligible to earn multiple certifications and stand out when compared to graduates of accredited colleges.

2. Career Skills Badges:

Every program gives our students the opportunity to earn a variety of career skills with electronic badges that serve as credentials that our employer partners recognize and value.

3. SCI Connect:

Our SCI Connect online platform matches our students to our employer network needs and employers now have access to the verifiable skills badges and credentials in one location. Our platform gives every student an electronic profile that our career services team uses to market the students verifiable skills badges and certifications to the SCI employer network. The goal, here, is to provide the connection with employers to help them stand above the crowd of graduates from other accredited technical schools.

Our mission is to ensure the long-term success of our students by delivering employer-tailored programs that result in an increasing demand for Southern Careers Institute graduates.

Want to learn more about how The SCI Edge might help you become more marketable?


Responses From Our Employers & Graduates

The SCI Edge and our focus on continuous improvement for a variety of career fields is how we fulfill our mission, to ensure the long-term success of our students by delivering employer tailored programs that result in an increasing demand for Southern Careers Institute graduates. Our unique model of career training based on employer demands for specific verifiable career skills and recognized credentials has generated amazing responses from employers who’ve hired our graduates. It’s our goal to ensure this connection to our local employer needs and our student goals generates the most marketable student in today’s competitive job market.

Our History

Southern Careers Institute (SCI) was founded in 1960. Since opening its doors, SCI has expanded its facilities to include seven campuses located in AustinBrownsvilleCorpus ChristiHarlingenPharrSan Antonio (North Campus)San Antonio (South Campus), as well as Online courses. SCI has offered medical and business programs since 1992. In 1994, the pharmacy technician program was introduced. Today, SCI offers a variety of programs in the fields of medical, pharmacy, business, technology, and skilled trades such as Automotive, HVAC and Welding. Programs vary by campus.

Our Community

At Southern Careers Institute, you’ll be welcomed into the SCI family by caring instructors, supportive staff members, and students who are motivated just like you. Here at SCI, our number one priority is your education and your future. With campus locations throughout Texas, you’re sure to find a campus that’s convenient for you. Our admissions staff is trained to help you find a program that matches your interests; the student services department is set up to assist you as you progress through training; and the career services team will help match your skills with employers’ needs after graduation.

Our Accreditation

The Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE) has been the accrediting body of Southern Careers Institute for over 25 years.

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite #325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Phone (770) 396-3898
Toll Free (800) 917-2081

Southern Careers Institute locations are also approved by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges
101 East 15th Street, Rm. 226T
Austin, Texas 78778
Phone (512) 936-3100

Ready to begin the path to increasing your marketability?


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