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Benefits of Starting a Training Program in the Summer

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Summer is the perfect time to start working towards your goals. Whether you have just graduated from high school, have been out of school for a while, or want to make a career change, summer is a great time to start. While many institutions operate on a semester schedule, you might not think about summertime as being a time to start new classes. However, there are many benefits to using your summer as a way to kickstart your training. Stick around with us and we’ll explain why!

Benefits of Starting a Training Program in the Summer  

Your new training and skills are just around the corner. There are many upsides to starting a training program during the summer months. Here are just a few benefits of starting a training program in the summer: 

  1. Get a head start – One of the top benefits of starting training in the summer is that you get a head start on your education. Starting in the summer just means that you are more likely to graduate ahead of time and start working towards your career. Since that’s what the goal is, why would you wait? 
  1. Class sizes are manageable – Since enrollment is (typically) lower in the summertime, the class sizes will likely be smaller than usual. This is great news because with smaller class sizes, you will have more time to ask questions and speak one-on-one with your instructor.  
  1. Reduced stress levels make for a higher success rate – It’s proven that the sunshine and the summer reduce day-to-day stress. What better time to start classes, then? You can ease yourself into a new education while the sun is shining, and the moods are elevated.  
  1. Flexibility – Though it might be a turn-off to attend school during the summer, there is a lot of flexibility! Depending on the training program you enroll in, you may have the option to choose between online or in-person training. If you do choose in-person training, there may be the option to choose between day or night courses. So, however you’d like to schedule your summer, you can fit classes in! 
  1. Hands-on experience – Many students use their summer to participate in internships to gain hands-on experience, but at a trade school you can get the hands-on experience while gaining credits. Gain the technical knowledge to prepare yourself for a new career while simultaneously working hands-on to put the knowledge to practical use. 

Summer Courses at SCI 

At Southern Careers Institute, we offer courses year-round. Here is a glimpse into some of the programs we offer:  


  1. Medical Assistant – Prepare to sit for different certifications with our Medical Assistant training program. In addition to being prepared to sit for different medical certifications, you will train with hands-on skills, such as reading vital signs, performing EKGs and CPR, drawing blood, and performing other lab work.   
  1. Nurse Aide – With Nurse Aide training, you will be prepared to test to be a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and work towards a career as a caretaker, home health aide, hospice aide, patient care technician, and more.  
  1. Pharmacy Technician – Interested in patient-facing work but not necessarily in a hospital setting? Pharmacy technician training might be up your alley. In this program, you have the opportunity to develop hands-on experience in prescription processing, FDA drug safety, pharmacology, and more.  
  1. Medical Billing and Coding – Want to train on something that is more behind-the-scenes in the medical field? A Medical Billing and Coding training program offers training that will prepare you to sit for different medical billing and coding certifications. As a medical billing and coding specialist, you have the opportunity to work in an office, or even from home! 
  1. Medical Office Specialist – Out Medical Office Specialist training program offers training on skills that prepare students for administration positions, such as managing a medical office or facility.  


  1. Administrative Assistant – With this 27-week program, you will train on aspects of the business field to successfully become an administrative assistant. After completing the program, students are eligible to sit for certifications such as a Microsoft Excel Certification, Microsoft Outlook Certification, Microsoft PowerPoint Certification, and Microsoft Word Certification.  
  1. Business Administration – The Business Administration training program trains students on the basics of managing business finances and is one of the programs that SCI offers as an online program. In this day and age where becoming an entrepreneur is more approachable and attainable, having a strong knowledge of business finances can be extremely helpful, if not essential.  


  1. Welding – Welding is a great career for those who want to work hands-on, be a little creative, and become an expert in a craft. You’ll train on welding techniques, such as stick welding, gas metal arc welding, flux-cored arc welding, and gas tungsten arc welding. After training, students will be eligible to sit for different welding certifications.  
  1. CMVO – Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators are in-demand. Whether you drive in-state, or nationally, drivers with their CDL have the opportunity to work in different sectors of the CMVO industry. This program can prepare you to take your CDL test in as little as 4 weeks. You could pass the exam before summer ends! 
  1. Automotive Service Technician – SCI’s Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship combined hands-on experience in real automotive environments along with technical training. With the apprenticeship, you’ll get paid on-the-job training so you can earn while you learn! 
  1. HVAC – Our HVAC training program offers vocational training in residential and commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. Along with practical skills, the HVAC training program teaches necessary safety skills to prepare students to sit for HVAC certifications and work towards a career.  
  1. Electrical Technician – As a part of SCI’s Electrical Technician training program, students will train on the operation, installation, maintenance, and repair of electronics and electrical wiring, and handling electrical distribution panels, instrumentation, DC/AC motors and controls, wiring, and power transmissions. On-the-job training hours are required to get licensed, and training at SCI will qualify towards a portion of those hours. 


  1. Cosmetology Operator – If you have a passion for everything glam, you will want to look into SCI’s Cosmetology Operator training program. With this training, you can ideally find a career you love. During your training, you will learn skills, such as hair cutting and styling, hair coloring techniques, hair styling trends, hair and scalp treatments, facials and skincare treatments, makeup application, waxing and hair removal, and more. After this program, students will be prepared to sit for Texas state licensure.  

SCI Campuses 

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. Visit our programs page to browse through programs at a more in-depth level and see which courses are offered at campuses near you. We hope to see you this summer! 


This article was published on: 06/3/22 8:16 AM

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