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Southern Careers Institute

Austin, TX

7 Programs

Available Programs

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.


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


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