STC Brownsville vs SCI Brownsville

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Many students compare two colleges as they make their decision on where to attend. A specific list of pros and cons can help lay out the positive and negative aspects of each school. It gives you an objective look at many different aspects of your future education. Here’s a comparison of two schools in southern Texas that could be on your list.

STC-Texas Southmost College

Located in Brownsville, STC offers two-year degree programs and specialized job training in a variety of career fields. They are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.


  • Credits transfer to four-year college
  • Training programs aligned with local, state and national workforce demands
  • Strong commitment to hands-on learning in a real world environment


  • Only one campus location
  • Limited financial aid grant options
  • Students are responsible for figuring out which credits transfer to other colleges
  • Career counseling is not available

SCI-Southern Careers Institute

With seven locations scattered throughout south Texas, as well as online degree program options, SCI is hard to match when it comes to proximity. They have created a tradition in career training with a star-studded reputation of quality for over 50 years. SCI prides itself on offering the credentials necessary to enter the job market and thrive upon graduation. SCI is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.


  • National and state recognized certifications
  • Employer-recognized digital credentials
  • Online platform to match employers with students
  • Career services that continue before graduation and last long after
  • Multiple locations and online classes
  • Multiple financial aid options in the form of loans and grants
  • Military Veteran benefits
  • Flexible class schedules with day and night offerings
  • Small classes with caring instructors
  • Internship opportunities


  • Programming limited to health care, business, computers, cosmetology, HVAC or welding
  • Must provide W2 during admission process
  • Students must read, write and speak English to enroll

Take a close look at each school before you make a final decision. Consider what is important to you. Maybe location is of the utmost importance because of an already hectic schedule. Perhaps you are going into a specialized career, like medical transcription, and need a school that offers courses in that curriculum. You’re well on your way to a successful future by checking out SCI and STC Brownsville.  

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What SCI Students Are Saying

"Just finished school for welding. Had the best experience with Southern Careers Institute, and had a lot of fun with my buddies. Already working at SpaceX. SCI is the place to be guys! Don't wait any longer, sign up!”


Enrique H.

"I recently achieved my dream of becoming a CDL driver, passing my CDL exams at our local DMV in Edinburg. Mr. Gonzalez was such a great instructor, even though it was raining I passed with flying colors!”


Juan L.
Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator

“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.

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