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Southern Careers Institute

San Antonio, TX

8 Programs

Available Programs

  • 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.

  • 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

    What You’ll Get as an SCI Grad:

    • Practical skills and work habits to work in entry-level business administrative roles, or start your own business
    • Receive job placement assistance including building a resume, interview training, and help with identifying relevant positions in related fields
    • Access to create a virtual profile on SCI’s exclusive employment networking platform, SCI Connect

  • Cosmetology
    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.

  • Medical Billing & Coding Specialist
    Medical 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Automotive Service Technician
    Truck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics

    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.


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


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