South Texas Careers Institutes: Who, What, When, Where, and Why

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Choosing a vocational school is no easy task. There are plenty of schools, each offering their own programs with their specific options. To help you narrow down your search, listed below are vocational schools in south Texas with basic details about each one.  

Everest College

  • Campuses in: Arlington (Mid Cities)
  • Available programs include: Electrician; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC); Medical assistant; Pharmacy technician

  Everest Institute

  • Campuses in: Austin, Houston Bissonnet, and San Antonio
  • Available programs include: Carpentry; Electrician; Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning; Plumbing technology; Dental assistant; Medical administrative assistant

  Fortis College

  • Campuses in: Houston South
  • Available programs include: HVACR; Patient care technician; Dental assistant; Massage therapy; Cosmetology

  ITT Technical Institute

  • Campuses in: Arlington (Fort Worth), Austin, DeSoto (South Dallas), Houston North (North Freeway), Houston South (Webster), Houston West (South Gessner), Richardson (Dallas), San Antonio East, San Antonio West, Waco
  • Available programs include: Industrial engineering technology; Project Management and Administration – Construction; Paralegal studies; Computer drafting and design; and more

  Kaplan College

  • Campuses in Arlington, Brownsville, El Paso, and McAllen
  • Available programs include: Computer numerical control; Electrical technician; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration; Nursing; Criminal justice and legal studies; Design

  Lincoln Tech

  • Campuses in: Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Available programs include: Automotive technology; CNC machining and manufacturing; Diesel technology; Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning; Culinary arts; Nail technology

  MIAT Institute of Technology

  • Campuses in: Houston
  • Available programs include: Energy Technician; HVACR technician; Wind power technician; Aircraft dispatch

  Remington College

  • Campuses in: Dallas (Garland), Fort Worth
  • Available programs include: Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning; Cosmetology; Medical assisting; Business office management; Computer and network administration

  South Texas Vocational Technical Institute

  • Campuses in: Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Weslaco
  • Available programs include: Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration; Automotive service technician; Combination welding; Massage therapy; Computer accounting specialist

  Southern Careers Institute (South Texas Careers Institute)

  • Campuses in: San Antonio
  • Available programs at South Texas Careers Institute include: HVAC; Cosmetology; Pharmacy technician; Computer support specialist

  UEI College

  • Campuses in: Houston, Texas
  • Available programs include: HVAC technician; Medical front office and billing; Computer and network technician

  Universal Technical Institute

  • Campuses in: Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston
  • Available programs include: Automotive technology; Collision repair and refinish technology; Diesel and industrial technology

  Vista College

  • Campuses in: Amarillo, Beaumont, College Station, El Paso, Killeen, Longview, Lubbock
  • Available programs include: Electrical Technician; HVAC; Trades management (Electrical Technician and HVAC); Construction management; Construction technology; Cosmetology; Dental assistant; Information technology

 A Final Word
Note that the above information is intended to give a taste of the available programs offerings at south Texas vocational colleges, but it is not a complete list. Make sure you obtain a program calendar for every college that interests you so that you can learn about the program itself, its prerequisites, and course training. Additionally, some programs may offer daytime, evening, or weekend courses, such as at South Texas Careers Institute and other colleges, to fit with your schedule. Financial aid may be available for those who qualify.   It is recommended that you visit each college to get a feel for atmosphere, and never be afraid to ask for advice. Your new career is waiting for you!

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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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