Until further notice, Students and clients will be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status while in in the Good Careers Academies and will be subject to Health screenings upon entering the facility. 

 

Thanks to our community’s collaborative efforts, Goodwill San Antonio offers comprehensive and accredited vocational training in high demand field for individuals looking to improve their economic stability, including all those impacted by COVID-19.  Full financial sponsorships available to all students and many can qualify for stipends while attending training. Upon graduation, students will be on a career path to success.

Why Consider Vocational Training?

With unemployment skyrocketing, vocational training programs allow students to gain marketable skills in high demand careers.  The Texas Workforce Commission indicates high demand occupations requiring a skills certification will increase by more than 25% over the next 10 years.

A quality education should be accessible, affordable, and lead to a job. At Good Careers Academy, you can gain the training needed to start or advance your career without incurring expensive tuition costs. 

According to a 2020 study conducted by the University of Texas at San Antonio Urban Education Institute, Good Careers Academy graduate, on average, earn 73% more  income four years upon completing training programs.

The Good Careers Academy Difference

From the Admission Team to the Instructors, the Good Careers Academy staff is dedicated to your success with:

  • Full Financial Sponsorships Available
  • Small Classroom Size
  • Hands-on Learning
  • One-on-One Instructor Consultation
  • Work Study Program 

 

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We want you focused 100% on your education. Therefore, if you need assistance with tuition, childcare, transportation, or have other concerns, our team is here to help you find the appropriate support and solution.

Good Careers Academy Programs

Medical Assistant

Good Careers Academy Medical Assistant Student in Lab


At the conclusion of this program you will be proficient in front office administration procedures, medical law and ethics, diagnostic equipment, anatomy and physiology, CPR and First Aid, injections, pharmacology, EKG, urinalysis, hematology and microbiology.

Upon successful course completion, you will receive CPR and First Aid certification, a Certificate of Completion and be prepared for entry-level employment in a clinical/medical health facility. Additionally, you may be eligible to test for the Registered Medical Assistant national certification exam.

 

Career Path:  Medical Assistant  > Licensed Practical Nurse  >  Registered Nurse

According to the Texas Workforce Commission, entry-level Medical Assistants have the potential to earn an average annual salary of $31,000, with a projected job opening growth rate of 19%, significantly higher than the rate across industries. With additional training and experience, a Medical Assistant can advance to a Registered Nurse position with an average earning potential of $72,00 annually, according to the  SA Works Job Report: COVID-19 Edition.

Duration: 29 Weeks | View Medical Assistant Flyer | View Enrollment Schedule 

Nurse's Aide

Nurse's Aide Brushing Patient's Teeth


In this program, you will learn basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, infection control, safety and emergency procedures, patients’ rights, medical law, ethical treatment, and patient care. The program can be a stepping stone toward a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or a Registered Nurse (RN).

Upon successful course completion, you will receive CPR and First Aid certification, a Certificate of Completion and be prepared for entry-level employment in a medical facility. Additionally, you may be eligible to test for the State of Texas Nurse Aide certification exam.


Career Path:  Certified Nurse’s Aide > Medical Assistant > Licensed Practical Nurse >  Registered Nurse

Certified Nurse’s Aides continue to be in high demand in San Antonio with 600 hired monthly – job growth is 8%, significantly higher than the average across industries, according to the SA Works Job Report: COVID-19 Edition.

Duration: 9 Weeks | View Nurse's Aide Program Flyer | View Enrollment Schedule

Pharmacy Technician

Pharm Tech


In this program, you will learn about fundamentals of emergencies, safety and hazardous materials, infection control, trade and generic medications, pharmacy law, and record keeping. Additionally, you will participate in an externship during the course, applying the skills you have learned.

Upon successful course completion, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and be prepared for entry-level employment in a retail, hospital, or institutional setting. Additionally, you will be eligible for the State Board of Pharmacy exam.

 

Career Path: 

A Pharmacy Technician can pursue areas of specialty to include compounding, chemo therapy drugs, or hazardous drugs. Through additional education and training a Pharmacy Technician can become a pharmacist. According to the Texas Workforce Commission, Pharmacy Technicians have the potential to earn an average annual salary of $36,000.

Duration: 29 Weeks | View Pharmacy Technician Program Flyer | View Enrollment Schedule

Commercial Driver License (CDL)

CDL


In this program you will receive instruction needed to obtain a Texas Commercial Driver License, including preparation for a written and hands-on pre-trip inspection, writing and driving exam. Additionally, you will have hands-on experience with over-the-road driving, blind side parallel and alley parking, coupling/uncoupling and much more.

Upon successful course completion, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and may be eligible to test for the State of Texas Class A CDL license.

Career Path: 

According to the SA Works Job Report: COVID-19 Edition, Commercial Truck Driving is the top in-demand occupation in San Antonio with over 1,000 positions hired monthly. Entry level truck drivers have the potential to earn an average annual salary of $40,000.

Duration: 6 Weeks | View CDL Program Flyer | View Enrollment Schedule 

Admission Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Criminal background check (if applicable)
  • Drug screening (if applicable)
  • Proof of High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Texas ID or Texas Driver License
  • Valid Social Security Card
  • Immunization (if applicable)
  • Proper identification showing eligibility and authorization to work in the United States is required

Other requirements may be required depending on the program.


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Good Careers Academy Student Grievance Policy 

 

Principle of Equal Opportunity: No person shall, on the basis of race, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, or color be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by the Good Careers Academy. Further, these principles shall apply to admission of students and to all aspects of the employment of personnel, staff, and faculty.

 

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