Admissions Information

At Southern Careers Institute, Getting Started With Career Training in a Field That Fits Your Unique Personality is Easy. Our Admissions Advisors Can Help.

Southern Careers Institute is dedicated to preparing our students for a successful career. We know how important it is to gain employment upon graduation. SCI has developed specialized services to do our part to help you get started in your chosen career field. Our staff can provide assistance on par with any San Antonio, Austin, & Texas college admissions teams!

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Admissions Requirements

In order to gain acceptance to the program of your choice, you must meet the minimum requirements. These requirements are required for all applicants (unless otherwise noted).

After satisfying admissions requirements, students will complete an Enrollment Agreement and make satisfactory arrangements to pay all charges.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    Applicants under the age of 18 must have a high school diploma or GED and written permission from a parent or legal guardian to enroll at SCI.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English. 
    Programs are not offered in any language other than English.
  • Must be able to physically complete coursework.
    Applicants are required to physically complete the skills required in the career field for which they are being trained.
  • Pharmacy Technician program will not accept any applicant with a felony conviction.
    Pharmacy technician students should also be prepared to have their fingerprints taken at the expense of the student.
  • Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship program requires applicants to undergo a background check, pass a drug test, and be hired by a partnering dealership. SCI will help schedule interviews with partnering dealerships prior to starting class.

Reasonable Accommodations Policy – Individuals with Disabilities

SCI does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of physical or mental disability and is fully committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability, unless providing such accommodations would result in an undue burden on the institution or fundamentally alter the nature of the relevant program, benefit, or service provided by SCI. Students may request an accommodation by contacting the Director of Education. Individuals requesting an accommodation will need to complete a Request for Accommodation at least three weeks before the first day of classes, or as soon as feasible. Disagreements regarding an appropriate accommodation or alleged violations of this policy may be addressed pursuant to SCI’s grievance procedures.

What Our Students Are Saying

"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 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
"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 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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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