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Southern Careers Institute

8 Campuses
13 Programs
Online

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SPARK SUCCESS WITH SCI

Southern Careers Institute has maintained a tradition of career training for over 60 years in Texas with campuses in Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Pharr, San Antonio, Waco & 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, Beauty, & Technology programs. These certification-based programs are designed to make our graduates some of the most marketable job candidates.

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. 2,495 SCI students did in 2020.

*Based on graduates from 7/1/19-6/30/20 who were placed in their field or related field of instruction across all programs in accordance with reporting guidelines for the Council on Occupational Education.

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

ALLIED HEALTH

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

BEAUTY
Cosmetology

BUSINESS

Administrative Assistant
Business Accounting
Business Administration

SKILLED TRADES

Automotive Technician
CMVO (CDL Driver)
HVAC
Welding
Electrical Technician

TECHNOLOGY

Software Developer
Data Science
Cyber Security
Mobile Application Developer

ONLINE

Business Accounting
Medical Billing & Coding

“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.


Available Programs

  • HVAC Technician
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    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.

    Available at these locations

    Austin, TX

    1701 W. Ben White Blvd.
    Austin, TX 78704

    Harlingen, TX

    1122 Morgan Blvd.
    Harlingen, TX 78550

    San Antonio North, TX

    6963 NW Loop 410
    San Antonio, TX 78238

  • Welding Technology
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    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.

    Available at these locations

    Austin, TX

    1701 W. Ben White Blvd.
    Austin, TX 78704

    Corpus Christi, TX

    2422 Airline Road
    Corpus Christi, TX 78414

    Harlingen, TX

    1122 Morgan Blvd.
    Harlingen, TX 78550

    Pharr, TX

    1500 North Jackson Road
    Pharr, TX 78577

    San Antonio North, TX

    6963 NW Loop 410
    San Antonio, TX 78238

  • Electrical Technician
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    The Electrical Technician program provides students with basic theoretical knowledge and skills on installation, operation, maintenance and repair of electrical apparatus and systems for both residential and commercial properties. Students are given instruction in the principles of electronics and electrical systems, wiring, power transmission, safety, appliances, estimation, testing, inspection, and applicable codes and standards. Note: required hours of “on the job training” beyond the completion of this program are necessary to apply for Texas state licensing. The Electrical Technician program prepares graduates for a career in the Electrician field at an apprentice level. Students will have the opportunity to learn the operation, installation, maintenance and repair essentials of electrical wiring, instrumentation, services and panels, and motors and motor controls. The knowledge and skills acquired in this program prepares graduates to begin working, under a Master Electrician, toward accumulation of required hours for state licensing. With these skills, graduates may find entry-level employment as wiring installers or technicians servicing electrical, instrumentation systems and/motors in a number of electrical and related trades. The average length of the program is 27 weeks for full time students.

    Available at these locations

    Brownsville, TX

    935 North Expressway
    Brownsville, TX 78520

    San Antonio North, TX

    6963 NW Loop 410
    San Antonio, TX 78238

    San Antonio South, TX

    238 Southwest Military Dr.
    San Antonio, TX 78221

    Waco, TX

    3700 S IH 35
    Waco, TX, TX 76706

  • Commercial Motor Vehicle Training
    Truck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics

    Prepare for your CDL Class A in as little as 4 weeks! Hands-on, over-the-road driving training prepares you to hit the road in a standard sleeper cab tractor with a 53’ trailer.

    As a truck driver, you’ll make your own schedule—selecting your interstate and intrastate driving jobs.

    Graduate our comprehensive CDL training program with the necessary skills to begin driving a truck professionally. Expert truck driving school instructors at our San Antonio North and Austin campuses provide both the hands-on training and the classroom preparation needed to properly and safely operate a truck and obtain your Class A CDL license.

    Available at these locations

    Austin, TX

    1701 W. Ben White Blvd.
    Austin, TX 78704

    Pharr, TX

    1500 North Jackson Road
    Pharr, TX 78577

    San Antonio North, TX

    6963 NW Loop 410
    San Antonio, TX 78238

  • Medical Assistant
    Medicine and Health Care

    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.

    Available at these locations

    Austin, TX

    1701 W. Ben White Blvd.
    Austin, TX 78704

    Brownsville, TX

    935 North Expressway
    Brownsville, TX 78520

    Corpus Christi, TX

    2422 Airline Road
    Corpus Christi, TX 78414

    Harlingen, TX

    1122 Morgan Blvd.
    Harlingen, TX 78550

    Pharr, TX

    1500 North Jackson Road
    Pharr, TX 78577

    San Antonio North, TX

    6963 NW Loop 410
    San Antonio, TX 78238

    San Antonio South, TX

    238 Southwest Military Dr.
    San Antonio, TX 78221

    Waco, TX

    3700 S IH 35
    Waco, TX, TX 76706

  • Pharmacy Technician
    Medicine and Health Care

    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.

    Available at these locations

    Austin, TX

    1701 W. Ben White Blvd.
    Austin, TX 78704

    Brownsville, TX

    935 North Expressway
    Brownsville, TX 78520

    Corpus Christi, TX

    2422 Airline Road
    Corpus Christi, TX 78414

    Pharr, TX

    1500 North Jackson Road
    Pharr, TX 78577

    San Antonio South, TX

    238 Southwest Military Dr.
    San Antonio, TX 78221

  • Medical Office Specialist
    Medicine and Health Care

    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.

    Available at these locations

    Brownsville, TX

    935 North Expressway
    Brownsville, TX 78520

    Harlingen, TX

    1122 Morgan Blvd.
    Harlingen, TX 78550

    Pharr, TX

    1500 North Jackson Road
    Pharr, TX 78577

    San Antonio South, TX

    238 Southwest Military Dr.
    San Antonio, TX 78221

    Waco, TX

    3700 S IH 35
    Waco, TX, TX 76706

  • Medical Billing & Coding Specialist
    Healthcare Administration

    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.

    Available at these locations

    Brownsville, TX

    935 North Expressway
    Brownsville, TX 78520

    Corpus Christi, TX

    2422 Airline Road
    Corpus Christi, TX 78414

    Harlingen, TX

    1122 Morgan Blvd.
    Harlingen, TX 78550

    Pharr, TX

    1500 North Jackson Road
    Pharr, TX 78577

    San Antonio North, TX

    6963 NW Loop 410
    San Antonio, TX 78238

    San Antonio South, TX

    238 Southwest Military Dr.
    San Antonio, TX 78221

    Waco, TX

    3700 S IH 35
    Waco, TX, TX 76706

  • Business Administration
    Business, Marketing, and Communication

    Southern Careers Institute’s Business Administration program is designed to train students for entry-level work in a variety of administrative roles. You’ll graduate from the program in 33-48 weeks with the knowledge and skills necessary to support business operations or start your own business. In addition to preparing for ESB certification, students will develop the proper work habits and customer service skills to identify and obtain a job.

    What You’ll Learn in the Program:

    • Basics of managing business finances
    • Hands-on skills for communicating and collaborating in a digital space
    • Strategies to start, grow, and market your own business
    • How to serve and support internal and external customers
    • Earn skill-based badges to prove your proficiencies in areas of business administration

    Available at these locations

    Austin, TX

    1701 W. Ben White Blvd.
    Austin, TX 78704

    Brownsville, TX

    935 North Expressway
    Brownsville, TX 78520

    Corpus Christi, TX

    2422 Airline Road
    Corpus Christi, TX 78414

    Harlingen, TX

    1122 Morgan Blvd.
    Harlingen, TX 78550

    Pharr, TX

    1500 North Jackson Road
    Pharr, TX 78577

    San Antonio North, TX

    6963 NW Loop 410
    San Antonio, TX 78238

    San Antonio South, TX

    238 Southwest Military Dr.
    San Antonio, TX 78221

    Waco, TX

    3700 S IH 35
    Waco, TX, TX 76706

  • Business Accounting Specialist
    Business, Marketing, and Communication

    Business Accounting Specialists are an essential part of any size company and it’s success.

    SCI’s Business Accounting Specialist program helps you gain the on-the-job skills you need from Quickbooks certifications to essential accounting principles.

    To ensure your long-term success, you will learn fundamental accounting principles, computerized accounting systems, and so much more. Overall, a business accounting specialist plays an important role for the company they work for by increasing business efficiency.

    Students of the SCI Business Accounting Specialist program receive for entry level job training and learn skills such as:

    • Billing
    • Payroll
    • Inventory
    • Financial Reporting
    • Computerized Accounting Software

    Available at these locations

    Austin, TX

    1701 W. Ben White Blvd.
    Austin, TX 78704

    Brownsville, TX

    935 North Expressway
    Brownsville, TX 78520

    Corpus Christi, TX

    2422 Airline Road
    Corpus Christi, TX 78414

    Harlingen, TX

    1122 Morgan Blvd.
    Harlingen, TX 78550

    Pharr, TX

    1500 North Jackson Road
    Pharr, TX 78577

    San Antonio North, TX

    6963 NW Loop 410
    San Antonio, TX 78238

    San Antonio South, TX

    238 Southwest Military Dr.
    San Antonio, TX 78221

  • Computer Support Specialist
    Computer, Information, and Technology

    Does the newest technology excite you? Do you have a passion for finding solutions to tech problems? SCI’s technology programs provide the tools you need to help you enter the technology workforce.


    Available at these locations

    Austin, TX

    1701 W. Ben White Blvd.
    Austin, TX 78704

    Brownsville, TX

    935 North Expressway
    Brownsville, TX 78520

    Pharr, TX

    1500 North Jackson Road
    Pharr, TX 78577

    San Antonio North, TX

    6963 NW Loop 410
    San Antonio, TX 78238

  • Mobile Application Developer
    Computer, Information, and Technology

    The demand for qualified workers in the field of mobile application development has been strong throughout the past two years and is expected to remain strong with projected growth of 19% by 2027. Employment information available for Texas markets indicates high demand, showing a growth rate of 28%. iOS developers build, test, & update cutting-edge, user-based applications for iOS-powered devices. Students will learn Swift & Objective-C programming languages, as well as Apple XCode ISE & GIT source control. They’ll also learn to add an app to the iOS store, measure its performance, and market their app using organic and paid content.


  • Cosmetology Operator
    Cosmetology and Wellness

    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.

    Available at these locations

    Brownsville, TX

    935 North Expressway
    Brownsville, TX 78520

    Corpus Christi, TX

    2422 Airline Road
    Corpus Christi, TX 78414

    San Antonio South, TX

    238 Southwest Military Dr.
    San Antonio, TX 78221

Accreditation

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

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