Austin Trade Schools

Austin Career Institute

Austin Career Institute (ACI), established in 2012, specializes in career-focused trade programs to equip students with practical industry skills. Recognized for its service delivery and community commitment, ACI promotes comprehensive education through outreach, collaboration, and volunteerism.

ACI offers certifications in Medical Assistant, Electrical Tech, Solar Power, and HVAC, including a Spanish-language HVAC certification. The school provides flexible class schedules, including morning, afternoon, evening, and hybrid classes, with some programs featuring externships for hands-on training. Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education since 2018.

  • 7215 Cameron Rd. Austin, TX 78752

Champions School of Real Estate

Champions School of Real Estate’s Austin Campus, opened in February 2019, delivers top-tier education for prospective and current real estate professionals in the area. Established in 1983, Champions is a leading for-profit institution in Texas, offering comprehensive courses in real estate sales, home inspection, and mortgage loan origination. Accredited by the Better Business Bureau, the school provides flexible class schedules in classroom, virtual, and online formats, catering to diverse student needs with specialized exam preparation options and tuition rates varying from $120 to $2,000 per program.

  • 13801 Ranch Road 620 N Suite 100 Austin, TX 78717

Paul Mitchell Schools
There are more than 100 Paul Mitchell Schools nationwide that prepare future professionals for careers in the beauty industry. Students can learn in-demand skills to become cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians and nail designers.

  • 9503 Research Boulevard #310 Austin, TX 78759

Southern Careers Institute

For over six decades, Southern Careers Institute (SCI) has been a frontrunner in providing top-notch vocational training since its establishment in 1960. Offering 20 career-centric programs and 40 industry-recognized certifications, SCI ensures students are equipped with the necessary skills for workforce success.

The SCI Austin campus offers tailored programs to meet individual student needs and a robust online presence. With offerings spanning business, cosmetology, allied healthcare, technology, and skilled trades, SCI stands as a comprehensive and esteemed provider of career-focused education.

Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education, SCI has garnered approval from esteemed institutions including the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), Texas Health and Human Services (HHS), Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the Texas Workforce Commission for Career Schools and Colleges.

Furthermore, specific programs such as cosmetology, Nurse Aide, and Pharmacy Technician meet rigorous requirements, enabling students to sit for licensure exams in Texas. Committed to facilitating student success, SCI provides extensive financial aid, military assistance, and comprehensive career planning services.

With its diverse campuses, extensive program offerings, and unwavering support services, SCI emerges as a valuable choice for individuals seeking a practical and effective pathway to a prosperous career.

  • 1701 W. Ben White Blvd, Ste 100 Austin, TX 78704

Strayer University

Strayer University’s Austin, Texas Campus is integral to the city’s educational landscape. Offering a diverse range of academic programs, the campus provides students with the tools they need to thrive in their chosen fields. Located within Austin, the campus draws inspiration from the city’s vibrant culture and innovative spirit.

Known for its commitment to accessibility and student success, Strayer University in Austin caters to a diverse population of learners. With a blend of traditional and online learning formats, the campus offers flexibility to accommodate students’ schedules and needs.

Beyond academics, the Austin campus fosters a supportive community where students can connect with faculty and peers. Through mentorship and personalized guidance, students receive the assistance they need to reach their full potential.

Through their emphasis on educational advancement, Strayer University’s campus empowers students to pursue their goals and make meaningful contributions to their communities. Focusing on practical skills and career readiness, the campus equips students with the knowledge and experience they need to succeed in today’s competitive job market.

  • 8501 N Mopac Expressway, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78759

The Art Institutes
The Art Institutes offer training in marketing, interior & product design, visual design, film & production, fashion, gaming & technology, culinary arts, and animation & effects.

  • 1204 Chestnut St., Bastrop Austin, TX 78728

The College of Health Care Professions

The College of Health Care Professions (CHCP) in Austin addresses the increasing demand for healthcare support professionals by providing essential education and training.

With a variety of certificate programs in fields such as Dental Assistant, Limited Medical Radiologic Technologies (LMRT) with MA Skills, Medical Assistant, and Medical Coding and Billing, CHCP equips students with the skills needed for in-demand local careers.

Additionally, CHCP offers Associate of Applied Science degrees in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Health and Medical Administrative Services (HMAS), and Surgical Technology, allowing students to advance their education and career prospects.

As one CHCP Austin student, Jazmine L., attests, the supportive CHCP staff ensures students reach their graduation goals, making going back to school a rewarding decision.

  • 6330 E Hwy 290 Ste 180 Austin, TX 78723

Universal Technical Institute

At the Universal Technical Institute’s Austin, Texas campus, students can access various programs tailored to prepare them for dynamic and industrious careers in the automotive, diesel, HVACR, and welding industries. With a blended learning curriculum style comprised of both online and in-person components, students benefit from flexible learning options that cater to their individual needs.

The Automotive Mechanic Training program, spanning 51 weeks, equips students with the skills needed to excel in entry-level careers, from simple engine systems to power and performance machines. Graduates earn Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degrees and are prepared to test for ASE certifications, setting them on the path to success in the automotive industry. Similarly, the Diesel Mechanic Training program, spanning 45 weeks, covers engine service and repair, electronic systems, and technology, preparing students for careers as diesel technicians. With a focus on hands-on training, students learn to diagnose, service, and repair heavy equipment systems and commercial vehicles, laying a solid foundation for future advancement in the field.

The Welding Training program, developed in collaboration with Lincoln Electric, spans 36 weeks and teaches students four different welding processes, preparing them for careers as combination welders. From gas tungsten arc welding to shielded metal arc welding, students gain expertise in various welding techniques essential for success in the industry. In the HVACR Training program, students receive comprehensive training in HVAC core systems, air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating systems, preparing them for entry-level careers with opportunities for further advancement. With a focus on building technical skills from the ground up, graduates are well-equipped to thrive in the HVACR industry.

  • 301 W. Howard Lane Austin, TX 78753

South University

South University’s Austin campus, nestled in Round Rock, TX, is a beacon of higher learning established in 2011. Recognized for its blend of quality education and affordability, with an average annual cost of $26,406, the university strikes a fine balance between accessibility and excellence. Students here benefit from small class sizes, fostering an environment conducive to personalized learning experiences both in person and online—a practice the university has perfected over eight years.

With programs like Business Administration (BBA), Healthcare Management (BS), and Nursing – BSN, South University not only equips students with fundamental skills but also ensures they are prepared for real-world challenges. The BBA program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, prepares students for leadership roles in various industries by instilling critical thinking and effective communication skills. Similarly, the Healthcare Management and Nursing programs are designed to meet the growing demand for qualified professionals, emphasizing both theoretical knowledge and practical application.

Resource availability is a standout feature at the Austin campus, offering access to over 50,000 digital textbooks, video clips, images, and full-text dissertations. This comprehensive educational approach underscores South University’s commitment to not just academic excellence but also to the advancement of the community it serves.

  • South University 1220 W. Louis Henna Blvd. Round Rock, TX 78681

Temple College

Established in 1926 to meet the educational needs of Temple, Texas, Temple College initially operated from the basement of Temple High School before relocating to its current 108-acre campus in South Temple in 1957. The college has expanded its footprint to include additional sites like the Texas Bioscience Institute and EWCHEC locations in Hutto and Taylor. Accredited by SACSCOC, Temple College offers a wide array of over 160 majors, emphasizing strong programs in arts, business, healthcare, nursing and technology. With flexible class schedules including early morning, daytime, evening, and online options, the institution caters to diverse student schedules and needs. As a public institution funded by state and local subsidies, Temple College provides accessible tuition rates for Texas residents, ensuring affordability alongside its reputation for academic excellence and community impact.

  • 1600 Innovation Blvd. Hutto Hutto, TX 78634

Texas State Technical College

Situated on 57 acres near Austin, TSTC’s East Williamson County campus collaborates with Temple College and Texas A&M – Central Texas at the East Williamson County Higher Education Center (EWCHEC). This 112,000 square-foot facility in Hutto provides specialized technical education in fields like Engineering & Manufacturing, Computer & Information Technology, Construction & Maintenance, and Hospitality.

  • 1600 Innovation Blvd (CR 108) Hutto, TX 78634