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7 Best Trade Colleges: Corpus Christi Locations

Decisions, Decisions

When it comes to choosing which trade colleges Corpus Christi to attend, you need to analyze your needs: what are your interests, what are your strengths, what are growth industries, where is the school located? It helps to start by narrowing down your objectives and then researching those schools that offer programs within that area of study. If you are looking at colleges Corpus Christi, below are the seven best overall trade schools to consider.

Southern Careers Institute

Conveniently located for anyone living in the south end of Corpus Christi, Southern Careers Institute offers multiple programs that provide a comprehensive education through both classroom and real-world training taught by qualified professionals. Areas of study include medical assistant, pharmacy technician, medical billing and coding specialist, business accounting specialist, and administrative assistant. SCI also offers financial aid and career counseling.

Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend

If you are looking for an affordable school that focuses on the industrial trades, take a look at the Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend. Their sophisticated facility boasts labs for specific crafts and computing. It also features outdoor covered instructional areas for additional training for students. Programs include welding, pipe fitting, instrumentation, mobile crane, industrial painting, scaffolding, safety technology, and field safety.

South Texas Vocational Technical Institute

For over 30 years, South Texas Vocational Technical Institute has been offering technical and vocational training. For example, the automotive service technician program prepares students graduates for employment in general or specialized automotive service, while their paralegal studies train graduates to work as assistants in the legal industry. Other programs include computer accounting, clinical laboratory technician, and dental assisting.

Delmar College

Delmar College offers accredited a range of pre-professional, academic, and occupational programs and courses for certificates, Associate, and Baccalaureate degrees. You can choose from health information and medical laboratory technology programs, aviation maintenance, chemical laboratory, industrial machining, architectural and drafting, and computer-network electronic.

Regency Beauty Institute

This cosmetology school teaches students the basics of salon services, including cutting and styling, manicures and pedicures, facials, skin care, and more. Students learn from a mix of classroom lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experience. The program is intended to be completed successfully within 12 months.

American Intercontinental University

Their specialized degree programs give an in-depth look into areas that are in demand today. Their virtual campus means you get to choose when and where you study while still having access to instructor support when you need it. You can enroll in an Associate, Bachelors, or Masters program in where areas of study include business, criminal justice, visual communication, and more.

Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers reliable training to help you enter the workforce quickly. Teaching methods include a combination of lectures, presentations, practical application, and field trips. Many programs have flexible schedules for convenience. Current programs include health studies, nursing, criminal justice and legal studies, and continuing education.

How to Choose?

With a range of colleges and programs to choose from, which one is right for you? Take a look at your strengths and see which colleges Corpus Christi match your interests. Enroll today and look forward to a bright future.

This article was published on: 03/2/13 8:57 PM

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