Technical Schools Around McAllen

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Technical Schools Around Mcallen TX That Want You to Succeed

Hoping to save on housing and transportation, prospective students from McAllen often look for technical schools in McAllen TX. Though it is wise to look for a nearby school, you should broaden your search to the surrounding area in order to assess all your options. The best technical schools around McAllen include:

Southern Careers Institute- Pharr Campus

The Southern Careers Institute is less than 3 miles from the McAllen city limits, making it just as accessible as any of the technical schools in McAllen TX.

The school focuses highly on offering ten vocational and technical school programs designed to fully prepare you for a career in less than a year.

SCI Pharr campus near Mcallen Texas offers career training programs for entry-level employment in the medical, business, technology, and skilled trades industry. Programs at this technical school near you include:

The Institute is committed to ensuring that all students can afford their education, and accepts a wide range of Federal, state, local, and private loans and scholarships.

It also welcomes veterans, providing a number of military appreciation events and accepting military education funding. Although location is important, it alone should not determine your college choice.

Make sure to account for past students’ reviews, available classes, and your own preferences when choosing a school. For more information, visit the Southern Careers Institute website today.

Southwest Schools (SWS)- McAllen Campus

Built specifically to serve the McAllen Metropolitan area, SWS is accredited by the Council on National Education and the Texas Workforce Commission.

It has a fairly limited class selection compared to most technical schools in McAllen TX. Students can study to be clinical or medical assistants, medical office secretaries, computerized accounting specialists, pharmacy technicians, or general office administrative assistants.

The school accepts a wide range of financial aid forms, including Pell Grants, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants, and three types of William D. Ford loans. It also offers its own scholarships to promising students.

South Texas College

A community college with six separate campuses, South Texas College is headquartered in McAllen Texas. It also has a Technology campus and a Nursing and Allied Health campus in the same city.

In addition to associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, the school has a myriad of certificate and diploma programs, many of which are geared directly toward getting a career.

These include certificates in combination welding, accounting, firefighting, electrician assistance, HVAC tech, vocational nursing, and medical sonography. These programs are eligible for financial aid, and many can be completed with fewer than 30 credit hours.

Texas State Technical College- Harlingen

Though not technically one of the technical schools in McAllen TX, the Texas State Technical College at Harlingen is easily accessible for residents of Harlingen. The school offers a wide range of vocational and continuing education programs, most of which can be completed in two years or less.

These include training as a dental assistant, web and database programmer, dental hygienist, medical assistant, pharmacy technician, welder, and mechatronics technician. The school accepts a wide variety of federal, state, and private loans and scholarships, including Stafford Loans, Pell Grants, and Federal Work Study programs.

Texas Southmost College

This college offers 20 different certificate programs, including training in accounting technology, web development, HVAC tech, legal assistance, solar thermal plumbing, and medical billing and coding.

It also offers a number of vocational associate’s degrees, such as in automotive technology, business management, and computer information. Located in Cameron County, this college is technically still in the Rio Grande Valley region.  It is, however, 60 miles away from McAllen by car, making it hard to reach for many McAllen residents.

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