SCI: About

A Proven Path to Your Success

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.

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About Overview

With employer-tailored programs designed to make you the most marketable in your chosen industry, SCI is determined to help you find long-term success.

Of all the ways we help our students build successful lives, SCI is most proud of making each individual student more marketable in their field.

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 other 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 student’s verifiable skills badges and certifications to the SCI employer network. The goal is to provide the connection with employers to help them stand above the crowd of graduates from other accredited technical schools.

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

Since opening its doors in 1960, Southern Careers Institute (SCI) has expanded its facilities to include eight campuses located in Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Pharr, San Antonio, and Waco, as well as Online courses.

We have offered medical and business programs since 1992, and 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. We are extraordinarily proud of how SCI has grown and helped to enhance our Texas communities.

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.

Our number one priority is how your education can build 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. We’re here for your success.

Accreditation

Council on Occupational Education

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

Contact Information

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

Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges

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

Contact Information

101 East 15th Street, Rm. 226T
Austin, Texas 78778
Phone (512) 936-3100

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What SCI Students Are Saying

“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.”

Testimonal

Denise S.
Medical Assistant

“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.”

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Raquel S.

“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.”

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Annette D.
Business Accounting

“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.”

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Bonnie M
Medical Assistant

“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.”

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Sidney B
Medical Assistant

“The best place ever!! Ms.Tonia rocks she is the best teacher… I love going to school my time there is amazing.”

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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.”

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Olga C.

“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.”

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Valerie D.

“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.”

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Crystal H.
Business Accounting

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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.

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