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Tips for Improving Your Reading Comprehension as an Adult

How to Improve Your Reading Improving adult reading comprehension isn’t hard if you take the right approach. Here are our favorite tools and strategies to become a better reader as an adult. Read in Smaller Sections One of the best tips for understanding more of what you read is to simplify long passages by breaking […]

By Heather Zielinski

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How Coding Classes for Kids Can Set Them up for Future Success

One skill that has become incredibly valuable is coding. Not only can coding introduce kids to the amazing possibilities of technology, but it also teaches them an essential skill that can be used in just about any industry.   Having coding classes offered at schools or taking an online coding class are just a few of […]

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How to Learn Python From Scratch

It may seem intimidating to learn Python, especially when you don’t have any prior experience in coding. However, it’s an easy program to learn, and with a few tips, it can be a quick language to learn from scratch. Python, an interpreted general-purpose programming language, can be a tremendous asset when learning to make websites. […]

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How Adult Education Has Evolved for the Tech Sector

According to a 2019 study conducted by Indeed, nearly half of the people surveyed said that they underwent at least one major career change in their lives. The study also found that this wasn’t an impulsive decision — the average age of respondents was 39 and the average time spent making the decision was 11 months. […]

By Sophia Acevedo

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Frontend vs Backend Development – What’s the Difference?

Building websites requires work on both the frontend and backend. Think of frontend vs backend development like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — they complement each other perfectly and are necessary to make something complete. Frontend vs Backend Development If you’re interested in learning more about website development, then knowing the difference between frontend […]

By Sophia Acevedo

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How Hard Is it to Learn SQL Online?

To obtain a data science job, you must learn programming languages that focus on data organization and management. Structured Query Language (SQL) can be a great language to learn as it allows data scientists to manage and manipulate data using databases.  Though this programming language may seem challenging, SQL is fairly easy to learn. SQL […]

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How to Become an Automotive Service Manager in Texas

If you have hands-on experience in the vehicle repair industry for a while, consider taking the next step — become an automotive service manager.   Automotive Service Manager Job Description If you want to become an automotive service manager in Texas, you should be familiar with the job description. Automotive service managers are professionals who […]

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How Much Does an Administrative Assistant Make in Texas [2021]

Becoming an Administrative Assistant in Texas Those who have the skillset to be an administrative assistant are at an advantage in their job hunt. These roles exist in virtually every industry, allowing the appointed employee to coordinate procedures and services for a corporate department. The day-to-day tasks of an administrative assistant may include essential business […]

By Heather Zielinski

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Benefits of Getting an Intuit® QuickBooks User Certification for Bookkeepers in 2021

Intuit QuickBooks is the leading accounting software for small businesses and entrepreneurs. It’s an essential tool bookkeepers use in their day-to-day activities and provides a platform for you to understand accounting concepts while perfecting your accounting skills. Validate your QuickBooks knowledge by taking the Intuit QuickBooks User Certification exam. Why Get an Intuit® QuickBooks User […]

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Harlingen Cotton Committee Awards First Bale Scholarships to Harlingen Welding Students

Harlingen Cotton Committee Awards First Bale Scholarships to Students at Southern Careers Institute’s Harlingen Campus $10,000 in scholarships will benefit students in SCI’s welding program     Harlingen, TX – This morning, 20 Southern Careers Institute (SCI) students were awarded the Harlingen Cotton Committee’s (HCC) first-bale scholarships. The scholarships, totaling $10,000, will benefit Rio Grande […]

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American Heart Month 2021: 15 Reasons to Love Your Heart [Infographic]

Are you showing your heart enough love? February is American Heart Month 2021. And it’s time to reflect on your heart-healthy habits. Heart health is the key to living a long and healthy life, so you can celebrate heart health month until you hit 100 (or even older!). If you’re looking for ways to celebrate […]

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6 Tips for Taking Classes Online: Secrets to Success

For all their benefits, online classes also offer some unique challenges compared to traditional, in-person classes. Whether you’re seeking your first college degree or building on your education, educators at Southern Careers Institute in Texas put together these tips for succeeding in online college courses.   6 Tips for Taking Classes Online Treat Online Courses […]

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How to Get a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) in 2021

 The trucking industry continues to boom, accounting for nearly six percent of all the full-time jobs across the country. The overall projected employment for truck drivers in the U.S. shows a five percent increase before the end of the decade. In Texas, the projection is higher, showing a 17 percent increase. By 2026, it […]

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Tips for Healthy Winter Hair: Your Ultimate Cold Weather Hair Routine

 The season’s harsh elements, heated indoors, and use of hot tools steal the moisture from your locks, leaving them more susceptible to breakage and damage, dry scalp, and dandruff. These tips and advice from our hair care experts will help you beat the winter hair woes.  1. Skip the Shampoo This is a great […]

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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Crystal H.
Business Accounting

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