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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 people who don’t want a desk job. STVT offers programs for students looking for affordable, flexible education that gives them the chance at an exciting future.

The universal value of a good education shouldn’t be underestimated. But what that education looks like is not always the same. Classes that teach students how to work in a job where they sit in an office cubicle all day might not interest someone who wants to work with their hands rebuilding cars, repairing diesel trucks, or servicing HVAC units.

At South Texas Vocational Training Institute (STVT), we understand each student has their own unique future ahead, and we are here to help them learn the skills to make sure it’s bright. Our programs offer courses that allow our students to step away from the desk and gain hands-on experience. Students also learn in labs and industry-standard settings using their hands to train and develop the skill sets to help achieve the career of their dreams.

At STVT we have a variety of vocational skilled trade training programs available.

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HVAC and Basic Refrigeration

Skilled Trades

If you enjoy solving puzzles and fixing things with your own hands, you may want to explore HVAC training in South Texas. This is the kind of job where you can work for yourself and still make a living doing something you are great at. After completing your program, you can pursue a career where you may meet many types of people and make them happy by helping them solve any issues with their heating or air conditioning.

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Campuses Offering This Program

Corpus Christi; San Antonio; McAllen
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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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Campuses Offering This Program

San Antonio; Corpus Christi
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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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Campuses Offering This Program

Corpus Christi; San Antonio; Weslaco
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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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Campuses Offering This Program

Brownsville; McAllen; San Antonio; Corpus Christi
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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.

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Campuses Offering This Program

San Antonio
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Ready To Enroll?

With an education from South Texas Vocational Training Institute, students face their future with the confidence and skills they need to take them on whichever career path they choose. Explore how bright your career can be with the skills you’ll learn at South Texas Vocational Training Institute.

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

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Get started toward an exciting future by applying to STVT. Admissions representatives are here to help you along the way as you apply for your diploma program.
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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.