Skilled Trades Programs

Flexible, Affordable Skilled Trades Education at STVT

Working in skilled trades means getting to work tactically in a very hands-on environment. From automotive service to HVAC maintenance, skilled trades jobs are a great fit for anyone who doesn’t want a desk job. STVT offers programs for students looking for affordable, flexible education that gives them the chance at an exciting future.

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HVAC and Basic Refrigeration

Skilled Trades

Turn your passion for fixing problems and working with your hands into a new career with the STVT Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Basic Refrigeration program. Our program courses will help prepare you for both residential and commercial maintenance and repair.

Program Length

50 credit hours

10 months

Campuses Offering This Program

Corpus Christi; San Antonio
Program Details

Automotive Service Technician

Skilled Trades

Do you have an obsession with automobiles and how they work? The South Texas Vocational Technical Institute’s Automotive Service Technician program is for you. Study skills from diagnostics to repairs in our hands-on environment.

Program Length

71.5 credit hours

13 months

Campuses Offering This Program

San Antonio
Program Details

Combination Welding

Skilled Trades

Set yourself apart in the construction and maintenance industry with our Combination Welding program. Learn how to weld a variety of materials from industry-experienced instructors.

Program Length

56.5 or 63 credit hours, depending on location

10 months

Campuses Offering This Program

Corpus Christi; San Antonio; Weslaco
Program Details

CDL Training: Class A Tractor Trailer

Skilled Trades

Spend time on the open road with a career in commercial driving. STVT’s CDL Training: Class A Tractor Trailer program is fast and affordable, and leads to career opportunities as a professional driver.

Program Length

160 driving hours

1 month

Campuses Offering This Program

Brownsville; McAllen; San Antonio
Program Details

Diesel Heavy Truck Technician

Skilled Trades

Spend your days working with powerful engines and solving complex problems. Enroll in our Diesel Heavy Truck Technician program to study skills from industry-experienced instructors in topics from mechanical to electrical work.

Program Length

60 credit hours
13 months

Campuses Offering This Program

San Antonio
Program Details

Ready To Enroll?

Start at STVT to begin the Skilled Trades career you’ve been dreaming of. Our flexible scheduling and affordable options make it the perfect place for you to pursue your vocational training. Talk to an admissions advisor today.
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Financial Aid

Paying for an education can seem like a roadblock for many students. Our financial services officers help you navigate federal aid so you determine how to pay for your vocational training.*

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
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Career Services

After you’ve completed your program, our career services team helps you get prepared for your employment search.