Southern Careers Institute

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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, Beauty, & 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.

1,306 SCI students did in 2016*


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.

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

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.

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.

Who said your job had to be boring…

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

Administrative Assistant
Business Accounting

Automotive Technician
CMVO (CDL Driver)

Computer Support
Full-Stack JavaScript
Software Developer

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.”

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.

Programs Available at Southern Careers Institute:

    Administrative Assistant

    If you have a passion to assist people in a business setting, the administrative assistant program at Southern Careers Institute is the program for you! Administrative assistants are the backbone to any organization. Top-level executives rely on them to keep them organized and informed.

    At SCI, the administrative assistant program is based on interactive, hands-on learning to provide you with the skills you need to launch a career in the business field. As part of the SCI family, you will learn alongside students just like you from instructors who really care about your success.

    The administrative assistant program at SCI will teach you how to run an organized and efficient office. Once you’ve graduated from the program, SCI’s career services team is set up to match your skill sets with an employer that’s right for you.

    Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator (CDL)

    The Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator program prepares our graduates to sit for the Commercial Driver’s License (Class A, 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. Students will receive instruction in the techniques of finding and retaining a job.


    The SCI Cosmetology Operator program provides 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 Assistant

    Southern Careers Institute is the place for you to receive training for a career as a medical assistant. If you have a passion for helping others and want a career in the medical field, 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.

    At SCI, you focus on the skills you’ll actually use in the real world. Our medical assistant students learn how to read vital signs, perform ECGs and CPR, draw blood, and more. After graduating, the SCI career services team is ready to help you get your foot in the door and launch your career as a medical assistant.

    Pharmacy Technician

    If you’re a people person who enjoys science, and wants to make a difference in patients’ lives, the pharmacy technician program at Southern Careers Institute is right for you! With advances in medical technology, pharmacy technicians are taking a vital role in patient care.

    At SCI, the pharmacy technician program is taught by instructors who care about you and your success. You will learn in a hands-on, interactive environment and focus on those skills you’ll use in the real world. As part of the SCI family, you’ll be welcomed into a supportive learning environment, where you’ll be learning alongside students just like you.

    The pharmacy technician program teaches students a variety of skills, such as: 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.

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