Vocational Training Programs in Texas

Vocational and technical schools offer students career-oriented education programs, in less time than a traditional four-year degree from a university. Most schools and programs are accredited and, though the schools or colleges are small, they offer a high-quality education and career placement services to their graduates.

1. The International Academy of Design & Technology
4511 Horizon Hill Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78229
http://www.iadt.edu/San-Antonio
Programs of study include Fashion Design and Merchandising; Graphic Design; Internet Marketing; Retail Merchandise Management; and Web Designing and Development. IADT is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. IADT has been preparing students for their careers for over 30 years in more than a dozen cities around the country.

2. The Art Institute of Austin
101 West Louis Henna Blvd.,
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78728
http://www.artinstitutes.edu/austin/
Some of the programs offered include Audio Production; Culinary Arts; Digital Film making & Video Production; Fashion Retailing; Graphic Design; Hospitality Management; Photography; Restaurant & Catering Management; and Web Design. Austin has a strong music and film culture which makes it an ideal location aspiring artists. The Art Institute also has locations in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio. Programs vary by location.

3. Sanford-Brown
1250 West Mockingbird Lane
Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75247
http://www.sanfordbrown.edu/Dallas
With locations in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Sanford-Brown offers medical training programs including Anaesthesia Technology; Cardiovascular Sonography; Diagnostic Medical Sonography; Medical Assistant; Medical Billing and Coding; and Pharmacy Technician. Dental Assistant and Hygiene programs are also available.

4. Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts
11830 Webb Chapel Road #1200
Dallas, TX 75234
http://www.lecordonbleu-dallas.com/Home
Prepare for a career in the ever growing restaurant industry by studying Culinary Arts or Pâtisserie and Baking. In a city with more restaurants per capita than any other city, Dallas is a great place to study the culinary arts. A second Texas campus is in Austin. State of the art kitchens and classrooms allow students to learn, hands-on, from professional chefs.

5. Everest College
255 Northpoint Drive, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77060
http://www.everest.edu/
With several locations state-wide, Everest College offers diploma programs in fields including massage therapy; criminal justice; electrical technician; medical assistant; accounting; paralegal; carpentry; and pluming technology. Programs vary by location and online courses are also available. Other locations include San Antonio, Austin, Arlington, Dallas, and Forth Worth.

6. South Texas Vocational Technical Institute
2000 South Padre Island Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78416
http://www.stvt.edu/
For more than 30 years, South Texas Vocational Technical College has been a leader in vocational training. Programs offered include Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration; Automotive Service Technician; Welding; Computer Accounting Specialist; Medical Assisting; and Massage Therapy. Other locations include Brownsville, McAllen, San Antonio, and Weslaco.

7. Texas School of Business
North Campus
711 East Airtex Drive
Houston, TX 77073
http://www.tsb.edu/
Students at TSB can enroll in programs including Criminal Justice; Dental Assistant; Medical Assisting; Medical Billing and Coding; and Medical Office Specialist. In addition to three locations in Houston there is a fourth campus in Friendswood. The school is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

8. Golf Academy of America
1861 Valley View Lane, Suite 100
Farmers Branch, TX 75234, USA
http://www.golfacademy.edu/golf-school-locations/dallas.cfm
Located in one of the most livable cities in America, the Golf Academy offers programs in General Management and Golf Instruction. The Academy has been training golf professionals for over 35 years in five locations across the country.

9. Court Reporting Institute of Dallas
1341 W. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 200
East Dallas, TX 75247
http://www.cri.edu/
Students can earn an Associates of Applied Science in Court Reporting at CRI-Dallas. With a low student to teacher ratio, students get plenty of guidance from their professors. The school is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools and the program is certified by the National Court Reporters Association.

10. ATI Career Training Center
6351 Boulevard 26, Suite 100
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
For over 35 years ATI has prepared students for careers in the fields of Dental Assisting; Medical Assisting; Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration; Automotive Service; Motorcycle Service Technician; Personal Fitness Training; and Massage Therapy. ATI has two other locations in Garland and Houston.