Vocational School Courses in San Antonio

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A Summary of Course Offerings at Vocational Schools in San Antonio

College is as much about discovering your dreams as fulfilling them. Though many see college as a way to achieve their lifelong ambitions, others are unsure of what to do with their lives. The first step to discovering one’s future career is to examine the courses available at nearby colleges, their requirements, and their graduates rates of success. Unsure but ambitious students should consider the following vocational schools in San Antonio:  

The Everest Institute

The Everest Institute offers diplomas for three careers: Medical Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC). The school’s HVAC program is its largest, serving 288 students in 2012. 61% of the students in this program graduated, and 78% of graduates found jobs in the HVAC field. The Medical Assistant program served 253 students in 2012; the program has a graduation rate of 61% and a job placement rate of 76%. The Medical Administrative Assistant program had 108 students, a 64% graduation rate, and a 71% job placement rate in 2012.  

Kaplan College

Kaplan College has two locations in San Antonio: one on Ingram Road and the other on San Pedro Avenue. The San Pedro campus offers diploma programs for Dental Assistants, EKG Technicians, Medical Assistants, Pharmacy Technicians, and Medical Office Specialists. It also has Associate of Applied Science programs in Criminal Justice and Medical Practice Management. The Ingram campus has a certificate program for Nurse Aides, diploma programs for Vocational Nurses, Medical Billing and Coding Specialists, and Medical Assistants, and Associate of Applied Sciences programs for Paralegals and Health Information Technologists. It also provides continuing education courses in Basic Life Support, Spanish for Healthcare Workers, Intravenous Therapy and Blood Drawing, and Real Estate.  

The Milan Institute of Cosmetology

The Milan Institute is one of the more focused vocational schools in San Antonio, offering courses specifically for students interested in cosmetics and related fields. The school has two campuses in San Antonio: one on Ingram Road and the other on Southwest Military Drive. Both campuses offer career training courses for Cosmetologists, Estheticians, and Manicurists; the Ingram Road campus also offers courses for Massage Therapists. Graduates of the Cosmetology program have an 80% accreditor job placement rate. Esthetician graduates have a rate of 82%, Manicurists of 52%, and Massage Therapists of 95%.  

The Southwest School of Business and Technical Careers

The Southwest School of Business and Technical Careers’ San Antonio campus offers technical training in four fields, all with high job placement rates. Graduates of the Clinical/Medical Assistant Program have a placement rate of 77%, while graduates of the Computerized Accounting Specialist, Medical Office Specialist, and Pharmacy Technician programs all have job placement rates of 100%.  

The Southern Careers Institute

With six separate career training programs, the Southern Careers Institute is one of the most flexible vocational schools in San Antonio, and all of its courses have high placement rates. The school’s Administrative Assistant program has a job placement rate of 87%, while graduates of its Business Accounting Specialist program enjoy a rate of 83%. Medical Assistant graduates have a job placement rate of 80%, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist graduates of 82%, and Medical Office Specialist graduates of 82%. 100% of Cosmetology graduates find a job in their field.   Vocational schools in San Antonio may provide the answers and training you’re looking for, but there’s only so much you can tell based on course offerings and job placement rates. To find a school where you can truly thrive, you must consider the teachers, the students, and the broader community. Contact the Southern Careers Institute today for more information on picking the right school.

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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