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South Texas Vocational Training Institute in San Antonio, TX

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A Better Future Starts at STVT

Take the next step in your career with vocational and technical training at South Texas Vocational Technical Institute.

South Texas Vocational Technical Institute

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Why STVT

Why Choose South Texas Vocational Technical Institute

At STVT, our programs and resources are designed around you. From enrollment through graduation and beyond, we work with you to create a personalized experience that will serve your passions and career goals. Our programs consider your ambitions and help give you the things you need to make your dreams a reality. 

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Personalized Career Paths

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Career Assistance

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Experienced Instructors

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Affordable Tuition

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With over 350 years of history, Charleston is an exciting place to live, work and play. From historic downtown to active sports and outdoor activities, you’ll never be short of something to do in this historic port city.

Sports

  • Charleston Riverdogs MiLB
  • Charleston Battery USL Pro
  • Charleston Stingrays ECHL
  • Charleston Open Tennis Tournament
  • PGA Tour Events

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  • Historic Downtown
  • Charlestown Landing
  • Folly Beach
  • Isle of Palms
  • South Carolina Aquarium

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  • Paddleboarding/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Cycling
  • Hunting
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Find Your South Texas Vocational Technical Institute Campus

STVT offers programs across 5 campuses in South Texas, including Brownsville, Corpus Christi, McAllen, San Antonio, and Weslaco. Each location offers exceptional facilities designed to simulate real-world working environments and promote quality career training. Visit the campus nearest you to see what’s possible with STVT.

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Find Your South Texas Vocational Technical Institute Campus

STVT offers programs across 5 campuses in South Texas, including Brownsville, Corpus Christi, McAllen, San Antonio, and Weslaco. Each location offers exceptional facilities designed to simulate real-world working environments and promote quality career training. Visit the campus nearest you to see what’s possible with STVT.

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What Our Graduates Say

Richard-Mendez

I was helped in so many ways. You know, I couldn’t be more grateful and blessed, you know, to have the staff here at STVT – the students that I was with and my instructors.  It couldn’t have been any better.

Richard Victor Mendez, Jr.

STVT San Antonio, Combination Welding Graduate
Richard Victor Mendez, Jr

I would like to say to the staff at STVT, thank you so much for all your help.  I appreciate it so much. You have no idea what an inspiration and motivation y’all have made on my life and my daughter’s life as well.

Fantasia Benavides

STVT Corpus Christi, Dental Assisting Graduate
Richard Victor Mendez, Jr.

I heard about STVT with commercials when I was just sitting down one night. I heard a commercial about it – saw that they offered the dental assisting program – saw that it was just a few months instead of, you know, years and that’s something that really did interest me.

Kimberlee Guerrero

STVT Corpus Christi, Dental Assisting Graduate

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Online Programs that Go with You

STVT offers programs across 5 campuses in South Texas, including Brownsville, Corpus Christi, McAllen, San Antonio, and Weslaco. Each location offers exceptional facilities designed to simulate real-world working environments and promote quality career training. Visit the campus nearest you to see what’s possible with STVT.

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Start Your Dream Career Today

Take the first step towards the career of your dreams. Get answers to the questions to start your journey in vocational and skills-based education. It’s available at South Texas Vocational Technical Institute.

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Automotive Service Technology

Most people have a vehicle, which means that vehicle maintenance technicians will always be a job in demand. Learn how to assess, diagnose and repair commonly seen maintenance issues on both domestic and foreign vehicles.

Program Length

  • 60 Credit Diploma Program
    13 Months

Potential Industries

  • Maintenance Shops
  • Dealerships
  • Automotive Parts Stores
  • Retail Maintenance
  • Tire Shops

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Employer Resources

STVT values the ability to partner with employers in Glendale, Phoenix and beyond. Our employer partners allow us to build better career training programs and create a diverse workforce that meets their needs. We offer a number of services specifically for employers and those searching for entry-level, career-driven professionals. Here are a few of our offerings:

Job Postings

We are able to share your open positions with our students and alumni to connect you with qualified candidates.

Job Fairs

We host job fairs where you can meet and network with students and alumni to build connections for when jobs come available.

Interview Scheduling

We know this can be a difficult part of the hiring process, so we help make it easy for our business partners.

Access to Workforce

We pride ourselves on developing skilled, dedicated graduates in a number of disciplines who are ready to work in the industry.

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Curriculum Details

STVT’s comprehensive Automotive Service Technology program prepares you for a career as an expert automotive mechanic. We combine classroom style education with on-the-job hands-on learning to prepare you for what a career in automotive service technology will be like once you graduate. With enrollment starting on a rolling basis every 5 weeks and programs that can be completed in XX months, your dream career is in your near future! By the end of our program you’ll be prepared to sit for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exams and EPA 609 A/C Technician certification.*

*STVT does not guarantee third-party certifications. Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by STVT but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to STVT. Therefore, STVT cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

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  • Front-of-Shop Skills
  • 4, 6 & 8-Cylinder Training
  • Domestic Vehicles
  • Foreign Vehicles
  • Diagnostics
  • Inspections
  • Engine Performance
  • Steering
  • Suspension
  • Brakes
  • Tires
  • Electrical
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Repairs

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Employment Partners

 At STVT, we want to support our students from enrollment to post-graduate. We have a number of employment partners to help you find the perfect job to start your career. Some of our automotive service technician partners are:

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Mechanic Career Outlook

Vehicles will always require maintenance and upkeep, which means automotive service technicians and mechanics will always be necessary within the market. An education with STVT will prepare you for a lifelong career opportunity.*

*STVT does not guarantee employment or salary.

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Discover Your Passion,
Create Your Own Opportunities

Designed with you and your career goals in mind, South Texas Vocational Technical Institute offers a wide range of technical and vocational training programs. Prepare for your best future with hands-on training from industry-experienced instructors at STVT.

*South Texas Vocational Technical Institute does not guarantee third-party certifications. Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by South Texas Vocational Technical Institute but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to South Texas Vocational Technical Institute. Therefore, South Texas Vocational Technical Institute cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

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Get Your Education on the Go

South Texas Vocational Training Institute offers online programs taught through our Wilmington and Chattanooga locations for certain degrees.

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About Us

At South Texas Vocational Technical Institute, you are a member of our extended family. You are part of a long line of successful, driven career professionals who are also dedicated members of the community. As a student, faculty and staff work with you to achieve your educational and career training objectives while securing the necessary skills to be successful in today’s competitive workplace.

We have the experience, the tools, the instructors, and the student support and benefits to help you change your life. The first day of the rest of your life starts today with STVT.

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Admissions

Getting started with the admission process is easy. Our advisors are here to walk you through step-by-step getting set up for your education with South Texas Vocational Training.
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Financial Aid

One of the first questions students often ask is how they’ll pay for their education? Luckily at South Texas Vocational Training our financial advisors can help you understand your aid options.**Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
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Career Services

When you’re ready to take the next step, our career services team can help prepare you for interviews and help you navigate the employment process.

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Why Choose South Texas Vocational Technical Institute

Finding the right fit for your technical education can be easy and exciting. At Why Choose South Texas Vocational Technical Institute, we are here to help you every step of the way in your education journey, from choosing the right program to gaining valuable skills outside of the classroom to assist in your job hunt.

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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 every step of the way. All students enrolling also receive our technology package with a Chromebook to give you the tools you need for your education.
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Personalized Attention

You aren’t just a number at Why Choose South Texas Vocational Technical Institute. We keep our classes small so that students can get the individualized attention they need for academic success. Classes are taught by industry professionals to ensure students learn the skills needed in their chosen field. We also offer free one-on-one tutoring to any student needing extra assistance.
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Career Services

Education in the classroom may be the foundation for your career, but we want to give you the best opportunity when it comes time to enter the job market. From mock interview coaching to helping you craft the perfect professional resume and portfolio, our career services team is here to help you when you graduate and throughout your career.

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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What Can I Do With a [Program Name] Degree?

People who graduate from the Why Choose South Texas Vocational Technical Institute Business Administration program have the opportunity to pursue entry-level careers within a variety of business organizations.

  • Sales Representative
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Management Trainee
  • Assistant Office Manager
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Insurance Claims Clerk
  • General Office Clerk