With seven different locations throughout Texas, including one in Pharr, the Southern Careers Institute (SCI) is one of the best ways for those seeking a rewarding career to learn all of the skills necessary to enter the workforce. From an acclaimed beauty school program to more technically based vocational training, SCI Pharr is focused on training its students to enter the workforce immediately following school with all of the qualifications necessary to find gainful employment.
Originally founded in 1960, SCI has expanded over time to include more locations in Texas, as well as a much more extensive training curriculum available for students. Accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, SCI Pharr is also approved by both the Veterans Administration and the Texas Workforce Commission, which commend the school’s training abilities and interest in ensuring that students maximize their potential after completing their courses of study.
SCI is a private, for-profit institution, with students having the option of pursuing a number of different training programs, all of which come with certificates of completion as well as job placement opportunities in certain departments. Some of the longest-running and most popular courses of training include Medical Assistant and Medical Office Specialist programs, as well as Medical Coding and Billing and Administrative Assistant courses of study. Depending on the program, students can graduate in as little as six months of study, and most programs can be completed in under one year; plus, there is no limit to how long one has been out of school—anyone is welcome to apply for courses.