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Southern Careers Institute

REACH HIGHER, GET HIRED

Take the step to get a new career today

SPARK SUCCESS WITH SCI

Southern Careers Institute has maintained a tradition of career training for over 50 years in Texas with campuses in Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Pharr, San Antonio & Online courses available to anyone, anywhere.

At SCI, we have made it our mission to provide our students with the training they need to be successful in a new career. We offer career training in Medical, Business, Skilled Trades, Cosmetology, & Technology programs. These certification-based programs are designed to make our graduates some of the most marketable job candidates.

We are Texas born, Texas proud.

YOU’LL BE SAYING “I GOT THE JOB”
1,306 SCI students did in 2016*

WHO IS SCI?

SCI is a career-training school in Texas that motivates & educates you to get the job. Our mission is to ensure the long-term success of our students.

ACCREDITED

We are accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and approved by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

BADGES & CERTIFICATIONS

Earn skill badges to showcase the hard & soft skills earned during your training to show employers your proficiency & prepare you for your state and national certification exams.

CAREER SERVICES

This is the A-Team! Career Services will help you build your resume & learn to answer those hard interview questions. We work with local employers & connect students to jobs.

KNOW YOUR PASSIONS & FIND A PROGRAM

Who said your job had to be boring...

ALLIED HEALTH

Medical Assistant
Medical Billing & Coding
Medical Office Specialist
Nurse Aide
Pharmacy Technician

BUSINESS

Administrative Assistant
Business Accounting

SKILLED TRADES

Automotive Technician
Cosmetology
CMVO (CDL Driver)
HVAC
Welding

TECHNOLOGY

Computer Support
Full-Stack JavaScript
Software Developer

ONLINE

Business Accounting
Medical Billing & Coding
Virtual Workshops

“The instructors here at SCI, they are here for YOU. They were more than just my instructor. They’re like the mother, the father that you probably never had. They were that for me. Thank you for making me a better me.”

HARVEY
GRADUATE, AUSTIN CAMPUS

What are you waiting for?

Join the ranks of tens of thousands of SCI graduates.
Success starts at SCI. Let’s get there together.

*Based on graduates from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016 who were placed in their field or a related field in accordance with reporting guidelines for the Council on Occupational Education.

Available Programs

  • Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing
    • HVAC Technician +

      Program Description

      If you want a career without the boring, daily routine of being stuck in an office, it's time to check out the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) program at Southern Careers Institute. This program prepares students for positions at both the commercial and residential levels of HVAC.

      The HVAC program at SCI will teach you how to install, maintain, and repair essential temperature control equipment. You will learn by doing, alongside students just like you. As part of the SCI family, you will learn in a supportive, interactive environment from instructors who care about your success.

      At Southern Careers Institute, the HVAC program focuses on those skills you'll actually use in the real world. You will train on a variety of cooling and heating systems common to the industry and receive instruction on piping using a wide variety of materials. After you graduate, our career services team is ready to assist you with finding a position in the field.

      Campus Locations

      Austin, TX

      2301 S Congress
      Austin, TX 78704

      Harlingen, TX

      603 Ed Carey Dr
      Harlingen, TX 78550

      San Antonio North, TX

      6963 NW Loop 410
      San Antonio, TX 78238

    • Welding Technology +

      Program Description

      SCI will prepare you for welding safety, machine set-up, basic metallurgy, shop math, blueprint reading and welding symbols. You'll learn from knowledgeable instructors in a hands-on environment.

      After graduation, you may work in fabrication, cutting, soldering or brazing and our career services team will assist you with launching your career by helping prepare your resume, working with you on interview skills and networking with local employers.

      Campus Locations

      Austin, TX

      2301 S Congress
      Austin, TX 78704

      Corpus Christi, TX

      2422 Airline Road
      Corpus Christi, TX 78414

      Harlingen, TX

      603 Ed Carey Dr
      Harlingen, TX 78550

      Pharr, TX

      1414 N. Jackson Rd
      Pharr, TX 78577

      San Antonio North, TX

      6963 NW Loop 410
      San Antonio, TX 78238

  • Cosmetology and Wellness
    • Cosmetology +

      Program Description

      The SCI cosmetology school in Brownsville, TX provide the hands-on training, practical experience and professional support it takes to pursue an exciting career in the beauty industry. Students in this program learn all-around hair, skin, and nail care skills, as well as health and safety procedures.

      Campus Locations

      Brownsville, TX

      1424 W Price Rd
      Brownsville, TX 78520

      San Antonio South, TX

      238 SW Military Drive
      San Antonio, TX 78221

  • Medical Administration
    • Medical Billing & Coding Specialist +

      Program Description

      Campus: The medical billing and coding specialist program will teach you keyboarding skills, medical insurance billing, medical codes, computer applications, office procedures, business communication skills, and so much more. Upon completing the program (even years after you graduate), SCI’s career services team is here to help you jump-start your career better than any other medical billing and coding schools in the state.

      Online: The Southern Careers Institute medical billing and coding online courses are available to you anywhere with an internet connection! In true SCI fashion, this campus keeps you close to the things that matter to you; your family and your home.

      While this campus is digital in nature, it still has the supportive, family-like environment that Southern Careers Institute is known for. The bottom line is that SCI's Medical Billing & Coding online schools offer the same level of training, and assistance, as you'd receive inside a classroom.

      Campus Locations

      Austin, TX

      2301 S Congress
      Austin, TX 78704

      Brownsville, TX

      1424 W Price Rd
      Brownsville, TX 78520

      Corpus Christi, TX

      2422 Airline Road
      Corpus Christi, TX 78414

      Harlingen, TX

      603 Ed Carey Dr
      Harlingen, TX 78550

      Pharr, TX

      1414 N. Jackson Rd
      Pharr, TX 78577

      San Antonio North, TX

      6963 NW Loop 410
      San Antonio, TX 78238

      San Antonio South, TX

      238 SW Military Drive
      San Antonio, TX 78221

  • Medicine and Health Care
    • Medical Assistant +

      Program Description

      Southern Careers Institute is the place for you to receive training that leads to a medical assistant certification and, ultimately, a career in the medical field. If you have a passion for helping others and want a career in medicine, this is the program for you! As a medical assistant, you'll assist doctors, work with nurses, and care for patients.

      At Southern Careers Institute, you'll be welcomed into the SCI family by knowledgeable instructors, supportive staff, and students just like you. You will learn by doing with hands-on, interactive training that will prepare you for a career as a medical assistant.

      Campus Locations

      Austin, TX

      2301 S Congress
      Austin, TX 78704

      Brownsville, TX

      1424 W Price Rd
      Brownsville, TX 78520

      Corpus Christi, TX

      2422 Airline Road
      Corpus Christi, TX 78414

      Harlingen, TX

      603 Ed Carey Dr
      Harlingen, TX 78550

      Pharr, TX

      1414 N. Jackson Rd
      Pharr, TX 78577

      San Antonio North, TX

      6963 NW Loop 410
      San Antonio, TX 78238

      San Antonio South, TX

      238 SW Military Drive
      San Antonio, TX 78221

    • Pharmacy Technician +

      Program Description

      Our pharmacy technician schools in Texas teach students a variety of skills including keyboarding, computer applications, pharmacy operations and procedures, basic pharmacology skills, and so much more. You will gain the skills you need to assist pharmacists and improve patient care. After graduating from the pharmacy technician program, SCI’s career services team is set up to help you get your foot in the door and launch your career in the medical field.

      Campus Locations

      Austin, TX

      2301 S Congress
      Austin, TX 78704

      Corpus Christi, TX

      2422 Airline Road
      Corpus Christi, TX 78414

      Pharr, TX

      1414 N. Jackson Rd
      Pharr, TX 78577

      San Antonio North, TX

      6963 NW Loop 410
      San Antonio, TX 78238

      San Antonio South, TX

      238 SW Military Drive
      San Antonio, TX 78221

    • Medical Office Specialist +

      Program Description

      Our medial office school teaches students keyboarding skills, computer applications, office procedures, business communication skills, medical office duties, medical terminology, and so much more. Upon completing the program, SCI’s career services team is ready to assist you with launching your career in the medical field.

      Campus Locations

      Brownsville, TX

      1424 W Price Rd
      Brownsville, TX 78520

      Harlingen, TX

      603 Ed Carey Dr
      Harlingen, TX 78550

      Pharr, TX

      1414 N. Jackson Rd
      Pharr, TX 78577

      San Antonio South, TX

      238 SW Military Drive
      San Antonio, TX 78221

  • Truck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics
    • Class-A CDL Training +

      Program Description

      The Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Program (CDL Driver Training) at Southern Careers Institute Leaves You Ready for a Career as a Commercial Truck Driver or Bus Driver.

      Receive training as a Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator from Southern Careers Institute. This program prepares our graduates to sit for the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL Class A, CDL Class B) and start a career as a professional truck driver.

      Students will gain a solid foundation of knowledge, classroom work and hands-on, over-the-road driving training in a standard sleeper cab tractor with a 53’ trailer. The program follows a flexible schedule allowing full-time students to complete it in as little as four weeks.

      After graduation, our career services team will assist you with launching your career as a Commercial Truck Driver by helping prepare your resume, working with you on interview skills and networking with local employers.

      SCI Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator graduates have the opportunity to be employed as:

      • Daily Local Route Truck Driver
      • Interstate (Regional) Truck Driver
      • Passenger/School Bus Driver
      • Dump Truck, Tow Truck, Garbage Truck Driver
      • Delivery, Utility Truck Driver
      • Earn while you learn
      • Students get to set their own training schedules which gives them the ability to get the training before / after work

      Campus Locations

      Austin, TX

      2301 S Congress
      Austin, TX 78704

      Corpus Christi, TX

      2422 Airline Road
      Corpus Christi, TX 78414

      San Antonio North, TX

      6963 NW Loop 410
      San Antonio, TX 78238

    • Automotive Service Technician +

      Program Description

      The Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship program at Southern Careers Institute is an innovative learning experience that is used as a complete curriculum solution to manage and deliver a hybrid classroom program that is perfectly suited for today’s student combined with a comprehensive, hands-on apprenticeship led and taught by industry specialized automotive service experts.

      This program will provide students with the engaging, interactive content that they desire while the apprenticeship develops the students into a proficient, dedicated team member that understands the needs and culture of the sponsoring company.

      Campus Locations

      Pharr, TX

      1414 N. Jackson Rd
      Pharr, TX 78577

      San Antonio North, TX

      6963 NW Loop 410
      San Antonio, TX 78238

Accreditation

We are accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and approved by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

Disclosure

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important consumer information, please visit http://www.scitexas.edu/about-sci/consumer-informa....

7 Campuses
9 Programs

Campus Locations

Austin, TX

2301 S Congress
Austin, TX 78704

Brownsville, TX

1424 W Price Rd
Brownsville, TX 78520

Corpus Christi, TX

2422 Airline Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78414

Harlingen, TX

603 Ed Carey Dr
Harlingen, TX 78550

Pharr, TX

1414 N. Jackson Rd
Pharr, TX 78577

San Antonio North, TX

6963 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78238

San Antonio South, TX

238 SW Military Drive
San Antonio, TX 78221

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