A History of Southern Careers Institute INC

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A History of Southern Careers Institute INC

Accreditation, job placement rates, and professor reviews are all crucial factors when assessing a college or trade school, but prospective students often forget that history is just as important. Investigating the history of a school shows you how committed it is to its students, its community, and to education as an art form. It also tells you whether the school can adapt to changes in technology and methods. The Southern Careers Institute Inc has proven its commitment to its students and communities, consistently offering the best training in Texas for more than 50 years.

Origin and Growth
The Southern Careers Institute Inc was founded in Austin, Texas in 1960. The school gradually grew in popularity over the course of the next thirty years, attracting increasing numbers of students from all over the state. The student body eventually grew too large for one campus to handle, so in 1992 the Institute began opening new branches in other parts of Texas. There are currently seven campuses: the original Austin campus, one in Brownsville, one in Harlingen, one in Corpus Christi, one in Pharr, and two in San Antonio. Opening new campuses has allowed the institute to help thousands more students begin promising new careers.

Development and Diversification
Besides expanding in size and geographic area to keep up with growing numbers of students, the Southern Careers Institute Inc has also expanded into new subjects to keep up with changes in the economy. To help students benefit from the medical industry’s growing job market, the school opened a medical department in 1992, training students to work as medical assistants, medical office specialists, and medical billing and coding specialists. The same year, it opened a business department to train business accounting specialists and business administrative assistants. The school added a pharmacy tech program in 1994, and continues to consider new ways to give its students a quality education.

Monetary Measures
The price of education has risen rapidly over the past 50 years, but the Southern Careers Institute Inc has done everything in its power to help students receive an affordable education. The Institute works closely with the major sources of student loans and grants, accepting Federal Pell and Supplemental Education Opportunity grants, William D. Ford direct loans, veterans’ benefits, and a wide range of other federal, state, and private funding sources. The school continues to look for ways to help students pay for their education, and has established a Financial Aid Office specifically to answer questions about funding.

The Information Age
The advent of the Internet has changed education dramatically over the past 25 years, and the Southern Careers Institute Inc has taken advantage of this development by offering online courses. Online training allows students to receive their education at a lower cost and with a more flexible schedule than in-class education does. The university currently offers online versions of its business accounting and medical billing and coding programs. Students who take these courses still have access to school-supported internships and other resources to help them succeed and prepare for a career. Not only is a college’s history valuable in itself, but studying it will help you to make sense of other factors. There are hundreds of colleges in the United States that can boast of having highly qualified instructors, committed students, and employed graduates, but only some of those schools will be able to keep these successes up in the long run. Studying history tells you whether a university can continue to make good decisions over long periods of time. For more information on finding the right college, contact the Southern Careers Institute today.

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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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


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.

“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.

“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.
Business Accounting

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