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Southern Careers Institute

Harlingen, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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


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


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