The Southeast Texas Career Institute was established in 1995 as Lumberton Adult Educational Center and was acquired from Lumberton ISD in 2008. The institution is owned by William M. Bruce, Evadale, TX.
The Institution was licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation as a separate entity from Lumberton ISD in 2003 and accredited by the Council on Occupational Education in 2006. Since the acquisition by Mr. Bruce the school has added much needed space as well as the addition of the other programs.
The Southeast Texas Career Institute is committed to the people of Southeast Texas and surrounding areas to offer continuing educational services accessible by persons of all ages. Programs offered include courses and workshops, which provide lifelong learning opportunities. These programs allow persons to learn skills for new jobs, to explore knowledge and skills needed in current jobs, to refresh and update job skills, to explore new job fields, to have access to training required by law for their profession, to supplement current education endeavors, and to enrich their lives with cultural and personal development training. To achieve theses program goals, the Southeast Texas Career Institute publishes a schedule of classes. Input from persons in the community is encouraged at all times for determining offerings. If you have any suggestions, please communicate it to us. Diplomas are offered for all courses and record of courses taken by all persons is maintained in a fire proof filing cabinet located at the main campus.
Southeast Texas Career Institute is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. The Institute’s Cosmetology Programs are licensed by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The Massage Therapy Program is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
The Medical Programs are regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission Career Schools & Colleges.
Complaints against this institute may be addressed to the following agencies:
- Texas Dept. of Licensing and Regulation- P.O. Box 12157 Austin, Texas 78711
- Council on Occupational Education- 7840 Roswell Rd., Building 300 Suite 325 Atlanta, GA 30350 Ph: 770-396-3898
- Texas Department of State Health Services- P.O. Box 149347 MC 1982 Austin, TX 78714
- Texas Workforce Commission Career Schools & Colleges- http://csc.twc.state.tx.us/
Description of Available Space, Facilities, and Equipment
The overall square footage of the institute exceeds 14, 000 sq. ft. which includes the Chief Administrator’s Office, Financial Advisor’s Office, Registrar’s Office, and Director’s Office. The institute also has a main lobby and reception area, male and female handicap accessible restrooms, student break room equipped with microwaves and refrigerators, and an event center of 3,700 sq. ft. for the institute’s educational needs.
Cosmetology Lab 1: includes 75 workstations, 6 shampoo bowls, 6 driers with chairs, mannequin and wig drier, graduating senior lab area of 702 sq. ft., dispensary of 340 sq. ft., laundry area, esthetics treatment room of 280 sq. ft., and separate classroom with available workstations. The institute also contains a separate esthetics classroom, separate manicurist lab area, and separate massage therapy department.
Cosmetology Lab 2: includes 28 workstations, 4 shampoo bowls, and 3 driers.
The school is equipped with all supplies and equipment required by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, and the Texas Department of State Health Services, as well as a microdermabrasion machine, light therapy, overhead projectors, and a student library.
Medical Class rooms and Medical Lab are close to the library and have their own rest rooms.