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5 Research Tools to Find the Right Central Texas College for You

With so many options out there, searching for a Central Texas college can be an overwhelming experience. Often, it is difficult to know just where to start. To ensure you that don’t lose motivation and you that follow through with your goals to pursue your dream career, we have created this list of resources that will help you find the right school for you.  

1. Free 4U
Although Free 4U is primarily a scholarship database, it contains a full list of trade schools and career colleges from across the country. You can filter by city to find just those located in Central Texas. Use the list to gain links to school websites, read enrollment numbers and, in some cases, check in-state and out-of-state tuition fees.  

2. Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) allows you to check which schools you can rely on for a quality education. Type the name and location of a Central Texas college into the search and you will receive a BBB Business Review, which includes a rating on a scale of A+ to F along with a reason for this grade.  

3. American School Search
Another way to ensure the quality of schools is with the American School Search. Read school reviews, view safety reports, and receive detailed college information about student retention, tuition, loans, acceptance rates, services, and more. You can search for colleges by state, city, degree type, program, or school name.

4. Career Assessment Test
If you are unsure about what to study, this quiz from Career Colleges is an ideal place to start. Simply answer 15 questions and you will receive a recommendation for a program in one of the most common course areas, which include business, HVAC, healthcare, and cosmetology. Gaining a clearer idea about what career would be suitable for you will help you reduce your short list to just schools that offer relevant programs.  

5. Choosing a Vocational School
The Federal Trade Commission has some useful advice for what to consider when looking for a trade school on its Consumer Information website. The piece includes suggestions about what to look for in facilities, programs, instructors, licensing, accreditation, contracts, financial aid, and loans. We recommend reading this comprehensive article before you decide where to enroll.   Finding the right vocational school for you can be a challenging process, and it is essential that you take your time researching colleges, even if you are keen to start studying as soon as possible. This will ensure that you invest in a program that leads to a fruitful career.

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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.”


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.

“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.”


Crystal H.
Business Accounting

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