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South Texas Vocational Technical Institute of Corpus Christi, TX

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Get Your Technical Education In Corpus Christi

Our unique offerings in Corpus Christi help our students learn at their best. From our expansive campus to our industry-experienced instructors, we help students by  providing opportunities to succeed along their journey.

Find Your STVT Corpus Christi Program

Dental Assisting


A career in Dental Assisting means you impact not only the health of your patients, but also their confidence. Get hands-on experience and learn how to assist in dental procedures, perform teeth cleanings, process x-rays and other office management skills. It all starts here.

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Medical Clinical Assistant


Medical Clinical Assistants help with day-to-day tasks and work with patients and alongside doctors, nurses and physicians assistants. Get hands-on experience and training to pursue a career in medical offices.

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Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Basic Refrigeration

Skilled Trades

If you enjoy solving puzzles and fixing things with your own hands, you may want to explore HVAC/BR training in South Texas. Graduates from our program can apply for entry-level employment in the HVAC/BR field. After completing your program, you can pursue a career where you may meet many types of people and make them happy by helping them resolve issues with their heating or air conditioning.

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Automotive Service Technician

Skilled Trades

Do you have an obsession with automobiles and how they work? If yes, then the South Texas Vocational Technical Institute’s Automotive Service Technician program could be perfect for you. Study skills from diagnostics to repairs in our hands-on environment.
Some people have always been mesmerized by cars. As a kid, maybe you learned how to change the oil in the family car long before you were even old enough to drive–just by watching your parents or their older siblings doing the same.
If you enjoy working on cars, you’ll thrive in our auto mechanic training in South Texas. Students learn how to perform diagnostic checks, fix a car’s faulty braking system, and how to repair the vehicle’s steering system. Our students develop skills to do everything from repairing a car’s transmission to ensuring a vehicle will pass an emissions test.

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Combination Welding

Skilled Trades

Welding is a skill that is treasured in the automotive and manufacturing industries. If you have a passion for working with your hands or machinery, you may enjoy our Combination Welding program that we offer in South Texas. Through this program, you can gain proper welding training and preparation at an affordable price. With our program, you can quickly learn the ways of the welder and start applying to companies as soon as you complete your program. Many manufacturers may be looking for certified welders who can provide their expertise to the company. At STVT, you can get the training, certification, and, most importantly, the confidence to go out and work your way up in the welding industry.

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CDL Training: Class A Tractor Trailer

Skilled Trades

Driving can be a fun and relaxing experience for many people. If you love driving and want to make a career out of it, consider checking out our CDL training. Through the STVT’s CDL Training: Class A Tractor Trailer program, you can train to obtain a commercial driver’s license and quickly get out onto the road, where you can begin your career as a professional driver. Many companies across the United States use CDL-certified drivers to transport products, so you can have a variety of companies to choose from when applying.*
*Graduates must obtain a CDL Class A license in order to be eligible for in-field employment

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Why STVT Corpus Christi

Our Corpus Christi vocational school features classrooms and technical labs where students have the opportunity to learn through lecture and hands-on instruction. Let us answer questions and schedule a campus tour so you can see if a trade school education from STVT is the right choice for you.

Help Getting Started

Finding your career path can seem daunting, but we are here to guide you through the process. From outlining your career goals to helping you navigate financial aid*, our staff is with you along the way.

Personalized Attention

You’re more than just a number at STVT. We create programs with industry standards in mind. Classes are taught by industry-experienced instructors to help students learn the skills in their chosen field.

Career Services

Education in the classroom may be the foundation, but we know your end goal is a successful career. From interview coaching to help with creating a professional resume, our career services team is here to help you when you graduate.

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Explore Corpus Christi

Located just outside of downtown Corpus Christi, at the corner of South Padre Island Drive and Crosstown Expressway, our vocational school in Corpus Christi is an attractive location for students seeking career training in a warm climate that’s close to the water.


  • Corpus Christi Fury
  • Corpus Christi IceRays
  • Corpus Christi Islanders
  • Corpus Christi Sharks


  • Art Museum of South Texas
  • First Friday Artwalk
  • Texas State Aquarium


  • November Nature Walks
  • Padre Island National Seashore
  • Corpus Christi Beaches
  • Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve

Let STVT Corpus Christi Prepare You for Your Future

We’re here to help you learn the skills to get the future you want. Learn more about attending South Texas Vocational Technical Institute.

Information within this blog is for general information purposes only. STVT does not assume or guarantee certification/licensures, specific job/career positions, income earning potential or salary expectations based on the programs offered at STVT. Career and program information statements in this blog do not guarantee that programs or other information mentioned are offered at STVT.