Southern Technical College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (98)
If you are looking to get into a trade, please DO NOT consider this school. No one knows what they're talking about, different departments tell you different things, they try to make you pay their tuition even if they don't have a class for you that month. They lied about their welding certificate being nationally recognized, and it took call after to call to convince them to actually give the certificate after completing the program. Also lied and said A.A. credits would transfer over, and then jumped through hoops to get them to actually mean that. Classes weren't offered every month and so there would be whole months where there was no instruction, just extending the completion time. Trades and vocational educations are cool, but not from this dump of an institution who take advantage of paying individuals who want to better their lives.
I'm in the HVAC program and I've gained so much knowledge in this field since I started. Within just a few months I felt confident that I could go out into the field and start working. All the instructors are very knowledgeable especially Mr.E. they're all grate assets to the learning process. The school is also great for anyone in the reserve or the national guard with the GI Bill and will work with you when you have to go away from any kind of training.
If you are military, a military dependent, or a veteran I implore you not to waste your VA benefits or Tuition Assistance on this for profit diploma mill. Literally nothing they tell you is worth the oxygen consumed to say it or the paper it is written on. I am initiating a one man campaign to disqualify this school from receipt of federal loans of any sort and I hope you don't make the same mistake my family did.
This school is ridiculous. Before I got in the advisor preached to me how they understand people have a life and family and they work with that in mind. The financial aid girl was really cool and helpful too in the beginning. Now the only time she even looks at me is when they want money and I haven't spoke to the advisor since I started and she said she emailed her students every week checking up on how everything is going. I really feel like they just told me what I wanted to hear so they could get me to take out a loan and give them all this money. The amount of homework assigned by the teachers is out of this world. I don't get how they expect you to do 2 to 3 chapters a week per class plus study for 1 to 3 quizzes per class as well. They overwhelm you with work and on top of it all you basically teach yourself. Yea there are a couple teachers that are really helpful and will help with whatever but besides that you're doing everything yourself. A couple of girls I started with already dropped out because it's too much and it's only the second term. If you miss one day it drops your grade by 10 points and there's no making it up no matter the reason you missed. You literally have to have no job and no responsibility and live at home to keep up and get all the homework done and studied up on for the following week. I barely spend time with my fiance and kid because I'm so tied up with school and I won't even mention how my house looks. Working a part time job I still am behind on my homework because it's literally so much. This is why people hold off on college because it really does take all your time and focus from everything else. I feel like I've been lied to just to get in the program and give them my money. It's b.s. Honestly.
This school is an awesome school and very helpful. The teachers are amazing and go out of there way to help the students. Dr.Langford is especially great at keeping the students informed and the instructors as well. She is always answering any questions we have and if she cannot answer it she tries her best to find the answer and gets back to us. Dr.Pagan is an excellent instructor who explains everything thoroughly and in great detail and if we do not understand he spends more time on it or he will take time out and spend one on one time with you.
It was very helpful. In everything. I needed. Im very grateful I choose this school to get me to the next level. If you are looking for a school that will help you succeed Southern Technical College is the way to go. I learned and gained so much from my time being here.
This school administration and staff is very nice here, everyone has great attitudes. I enjoy my time studying in this college. Students are very kind to one another. I would recommend this school to anyone willing to better there life. I know you would enjoy yourself if you attend school here.
I want to take the time out to say...that so far this school has met my requirements...when something needs t I be done Dr. L. which is the admin..is a wonderful lady...she helps with any and all problems or issues that I have or others....if you have a problem with other students or instructors she will address them immediately and solve the issue...She is magical definitely......my experience is wonderful so far...I truly love her so please come to STC......Remember you are what YOU put into the program. ....so shout out to DR. L.. ..magical self......
This school is very horrible they are full of lies they tell you that your credits are transferable they tell you that your absences may be excused if you have the right paperwork they tell you that they paid for some of your testing and everything comes with the school wants financial aid paid but they're full of lies I attend school for 6 months between the six months I have heard nothing from them the teachers and none of the classes I took my own time and studied the books myself they actually had one or two good teachers that I actually did catch something off of but they fired them to just come in and out of that school every week There's a new teacher new rule a friend of mine's daughter was on the verge of death and they did not excuse her absence they tried to fill her they would not let me take a leave when I was having a domestic violence situation they also don't help you if you're not in Spanish it sounds really bad but it's true nothing is accredited from the school so don't waste your time or your money the program cost too much money you really never use the book and they teach you what they want to teach you not what you need to know this school is full of s*** I've started with it okay but then after a while I see what others were talking about $34,000 for ma program when they can't even find you a good job all the teachers walk around speaking Spanish all day and dress like whores with tight clothes on they're full of it and I think it's some fraud going on at the school because they told me if I was to leave their school that they were going to charge me for eighteen months that I have not attended which I thought was stupid how could you guys do that but that's what they told me in the financial aid office and that's cool keep up drama you will be fighting and arguing and in the Dean's office every day about some he said she said they have their favorites I left the school in 2016 and I return to Valencia Community College which is way better more time but way better I'm actually learning and I would not recommend this school to anyone they sell you a good picture but once you start your done for
Talking about financial information was a JOKE. All I wanted and was a paper statement showing me the outline of the course and how much each class would be. The advisor Didn't know, he just kept showing me the over all price for an associate's degree in medical sonography. I wanted to know how much I would be paying for EACH class. So fast forwarding, I decided to take a loan out through this school and it was the worst idea. 5,000 dollars only got me through 6 months. Let me re-write that, SIX MONTHS. My husband went to community college and,only paid 1200 dollars a semester. PLEASE do not go here, the teachers were great but not great enough to be blowing all of your money! Before I left this school I was disbursed a second loan without my knowledge and actually had to pay back a total of 8,000 in student loans even though I only used 5,000! Reading the other reviews reassures me I am not the only one that was not ripped off. I feel bad for having to write this review, but I want it to be known,what happened.