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Vocational Schools in San Antonio TX: Accreditation Edition

When researching vocational schools in San Antonio TX, accreditation is an important factor. If a school is accredited, you can be certain that you will receive an education that meets particular quality standards, gain training that leads to certifications, and increase your chances of finding employment after graduation. Here are the accreditation details of some of the vocational schools in San Antonio TX.  


Everest Institute in San Antonio is one of 52 campuses owned by the Zenith Education Group and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Everest is also approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges, and is a member of Career Colleges and Schools of Texas. You can visit the campus to view copies of the accreditation, approval, and membership.  

Galen College of Nursing

Galen College is regionally accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This allows the school to award Baccalaureate degrees in nursing. Galen is also approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and is a member of the National League for Nursing and the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing.  

Milan Institute

The Milan Institute in San Antonio — Ingram Park is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE), and the San Antonio — South campus of the Milan Institute of Cosmetology is nationally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc. (NACCAS).  

Southern Careers Institute

Also accredited by the COE, Southern Careers Institute is approved by the Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges, and by the Texas Veterans Commission.  

Southwest Schools

Like SCI, Southwest Schools is accredited by the COE and is approved by the Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges.  

Mims Classic Beauty College

Mims Classic Beauty College is another school accredited by the NACCAS, an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education for post-secondary schools and programs in cosmetology arts and sciences.  

Kaplan College

The San Antonio campus of Kaplan College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The school has also received approval from:

  • The Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges
  • The Texas Veterans Commission
  • The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) for its health information technology program
  • The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS for its nurse aide program

Kaplan also has a Certificate of Authorization from the Texas Higher Education Coordination Board (THECB), which allows the school to operate degree programs. Kaplan is authorized to enroll nonimmigrants under federal law and is approved, under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code, to train eligible persons and veterans. However, its medical assistant, paralegal studies, and medical billing and coding specialist programs have no no programmatic accreditation.   Accreditation is only one consideration when choosing a school; you can also determine the quality of education by graduation statistics, student reviews, and job placement rates. Picking a school that provides you with the appropriate training for your career will ensure that you feel prepared for your job and will improve your employability.

This article was published on: 02/10/13 12:21 PM

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