Career Certifications in West Side

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The Range

Live-fire training takes place at local ranges, such as A Place to Shoot at 13250 Pleasanton Road.

The Rentals

On Target CHL has 9 millimeter and .40 caliber handguns available to rent.

At a Glance

Four to six hours of training, then qualification at the range. That's what people can expect at On Target CHL, where instructors prepare their students to obtain concealed-handgun licenses.

911 North Main St.
San Antonio,
TX
US

Signature service: Training in health and wellness coaching

Established: 2000

Staff Size: 25?50 people

Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours

Pro Tip: Be prepared to learn coaching skills that can lead to personal and professional transformation.

830 North Saint Mary's Street
San Antonio,
TX
US

“It’s the rare visitor who won't discover here that his or her ethnic group has contributed to the history of Texas,” noted the New York Times in its description of the Institute of Texan Cultures. The 26 different ethnic and cultural groups represented at the educational center incline one to agree with the Times. The article went on to list the institute as a top San Antonio attraction due to its “imaginative, hands-on displays” and kid-friendly features, including an adobe home and one-room schoolhouse. Along with heritage festivals and other events, the institute features both long-term and rotating exhibits, as well as a photo archive with more than three million images.

801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd
San Antonio,
TX
US

If there was a single store that housed all the boats and campers of 50 companies, it would need to be the size of Arkansas. The Austin Boat and Travel Trailer Show precludes the task of building such a titanic edifice by bringing together more than 50 exhibitors—among them Austin Canoe & Kayak and Shoreline Boat & RV Repair—at the Austin Convention Center in mid-January. Here, the exhibitors display myriad pontoons, fishing boats, and truck campers—which are more comfortable than a tent pitched in the trunk of a Pontiac sedan. Area dealers such as Sail and Ski Center and Crestview RV Center join them, flaunting the latest boat and camper models. In addition to hands-on displays, the show hosts seminars that teach students how to properly dock their boats or use marine GPS (seminars are an additional fee).

100 Montana St
San Antonio,
TX
US

Founded with the goal of outfitting its pupils with the skills necessary to excel in the spa and salon industries, Milan Institute of Cosmetology deploys a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes professionalism and hands-on learning to train fledgling cosmetologists and aestheticians around the country. As the most important aspect of the course of study, student salons and spas serve as a real-world classroom wherein nascent beauticians—under the careful supervision of their instructors—can practice their newly minted skills on humans or sentient mannequins. The beauty apprentices gussy up patrons head to toe via sundry lavish salon and spa services—specific to each location—that may include nail services, haircare, facials therapeutic massages, or nourishing body wraps.

605 SW Military Dr
San Antonio,
TX
US

As a certified Cessna pilot center, Stinson Flight Training Center spotlights interactive, hands-on training in expertly maintained Cessna aircraft. A fleet of Cessna 172s—armed with Garmin G1000 glass cockpits—simplifies primary flight with high-definition digital screens that show at-a-glance engine data, flight sensors, and reruns of Small Wonder. The center offers both discovery flights for tender-footed aeronauts, as well as continued training for those seeking to obtain FAA licenses.

8535 Mission Road
San Antonio,
TX
US