Southwest Schools - San Antonio

Southwest Schools - San Antonio


Coming to Southwest Schools has changed my life for the better in so many ways. The the school is great and the instructors and administrators are excellent. If you are looking for a new career or just wanting or needing to make a change in life I highly recommend coming to Southwest Schools you won't regret it.---- Ebone' Davis
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Southwest Schools got its start in San Antonio, Texas 1979, in a 1,300-square-foot classroom. SWS has since grown to encompass ten schools in seven cities throughout Central and South Texas.

Official Page: Southwest Schools can provide you with the education and training you need for the great career and secure future you’ve always dreamed of. Our career programs lead to job opportunities for in-demand occupations. Gain the expertise for a career as a Clinical/Medical Assistant, Medical Office Specialist, Computerized Accounting Specialists, General Office Assistant, Pharmacy Technician and Cosmetologist -- positions expected to soar in demand through the year 2016. We’ll give you the marketable skills and training needed to make YOU the right one for the job!

Mission: The mission of Southwest School of Business & Technical Careers is to respond in a climate of intellectual freedom with quality training programs, and to the educational needs of our multicultural community. Southwest School is committed to excellence in teaching and to flexibility in its programs and institutional approaches as it seeks to guide students toward achievement of their maximum potential. We seek to enable each student to become a self-directed, life long learner capable of participating in and contributing to their community.

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SWS is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education and the Texas Workforce Commission, so you can feel confident that the education you will receive from us is expertly designed to prepare you for your career.

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Score big this year by getting on the path towards a new career by applying for a program at SWS:

Are you interested in a career in pharmacy tech but worried about the money it will cost? Check out our latest blog post that outlines how to get financial aid for your courses:

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SWS offers many different programs to help you get a career in the healthcare industry. Learn more about our courses and apply today:

Taking courses at SWS isn’t just learning from a textbook or a teacher, you’ll also get hands-on experience for what it’s like working in the healthcare industry. Learn more about how you can become a student at SWS by giving us a call at (210) 921-0951 or visiting our website:

Did you use January to take the first steps towards your education and new career path? If not, what’s holding you back?

Get started on your new dream TODAY! Contact us today for more information:

It can be difficult to know what path you should take after graduating from high school. If you’ve recently graduated or are about to, read our blog post on the top 4 steps you should consider taking right now:

At SWS, we never overload our instructors with a large number of students. Our small class sizes are there to ensure that students get personal instructor attention when they need it. Our administration and staff are committed to your success!

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Finding a job right out of high school can be difficult, especially right now amidst Covid-19. But by attending a career school like SWS, you’ll be set up for success and better equipped to find a job in the medical field of your choice! Apply today:

Medical Assistants play a vital role in ensuring the health of patients. Our medical assistant program provides students with hands-on experience in doctor’s offices and clinics, and you can finish in less than a year when you enroll today! Learn more:

If you’re looking for a career that will pay you more than minimum wage, but would like to do so in under 6 months, then our General Office Skills Program could be right for you!

Learn more about the program here:

Many people think you have to spend a lot of money attending a big school to get into the medical field, but that’s not true! At SWS, we’ll prepare you for a medical assistant role in just 8 months. Apply today!

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Not sure what to do after high school? By joining a career college like SWS, you won’t spend nearly as much as you would at a University and you’ll still be on your way to a career you’ll love in a much shorter time.

Read more about why you should choose a Clinical Assistant program after graduation:

Interested in what you’ll learn when you attend Pharmacy Tech School at SWS? Read our blog post on how you can be trained to become a Pharmacy Tech in just 8 months:

Don’t let a day job stop you from attending school! SWS offers night classes so that everyone can have the chance to advance their career. Contact us today for more information:

Did you know that SWS has been career training students for over 39 years? When you graduate from SWS, you’ll be fully equipped to start a successful career in the medical field. Apply today:

To start the year with a BANG, we’re offering a limited time $2,000 on-time graduation reward. Simply finish school on-time and be rewarded! Learn more about it here:

New year, new you! Start the year off right by applying to SWS today!

Happy New Year from SWS! We hope you have a great year filled with good health and prosperity!

It’s the last day of the year! Do you have a plan to reach your New Year’s goals? If they include starting a new career in a medical or professional field, then we can help! Contact us today for more information:

Is starting a new career on your New Year’s Resolutions list? Then start your year off right by applying for classes at SWS today!

We hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

What better gift could you give yourself than a bright future? Apply today and start school at SWS at the beginning of the New Year:

Don’t let applying over the holidays stress you out! Our application process is simple and our staff is available to guide you every step of the way.

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Are you interested in learning what a pharmacy technician does and how much money they can make? Then read our latest blog post to learn more:

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Change your life and start a rewarding career as a Medical Assistant with SWS. Medical Assistants fulfill a vital role in the healthcare community and you can become one in as little as 8 months. Learn more and apply for free today:

FAFSA applications are still open! The earlier you apply, the better your chances are of receiving financial aid. Learn more and let us answer your questions here:

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Did you know that SWS has an entire staff dedicated to helping you with financial aid? It’s true! We’ll even walk you through the entire process of applying for financial aid to make sure you’re able to attend school. Reach out to us today to get started for free:

Is a job in the medical field right for you? Ask yourself these 5 questions in our blog post to find out:

Save yourself the costly expenses of higher education and attend SWS instead. Our school is affordable and will help you get a rewarding career in the medical field. Apply for free today:

Are you looking to have a meaningful and essential job? Not only are medical field careers rewarding, but they also come with job security. Learn more on the roles that you could have after you attend SWS by reading our latest blog:

You don’t need any higher education to start school at SWS! Just be at least 17 years of age and have a high school diploma or G.E.D! Apply for free today:

There are only 31 days until the end of the year! You can start 2021 off right by applying to SWS and beginning the path toward your dream career! Apply for free today:

Our Story

SWS offers a specialized learning environment to help students acquire the important skills they need to move forward with their employment and professional career development. At SWS the classes are small and the instructors and staff are there for you every step of the way to help you achieve your career goals. SWS Instructors have real-world career-related experience, so they help you get hands-on training to prepare for your career! Southwest Schools is located at 229 SW Military Drive in San Antonio, Texas. The school is located just a few miles from the downtown area, “The Alamo”, and the famous San Antonio “Riverwalk”. The school is easily accessible either by automobile or the local public transportation system. The building has approximately 11,000 square feet of classroom, lab, student lounge, and administrative office space that enables the school to serve our students well. The facility is well ventilated, air-conditioned and heated, well lighted, and tastefully decorated. The service area of the school includes Bexar, Comal, Wilson, Guadalupe, Medina, and Kendall Counties. The population of San Antonio is approximately 1,400,000 and the population of the San Antonio Metro area is over 2,000,000. San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the United States and home to several United States Military Bases. Come take a tour of the campus and see why SWS is Number 1 in Career Training.

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229 SW Military Drive
San Antonio, TX

General information

Southwest Schools meets the high standards of instruction, facilities and financial stability required to deliver a high-quality educational experience. We are accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission, Career Schools and Colleges, in Austin, Texas and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 19:00
Thursday 08:00 - 19:00
Friday 08:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
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