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5 out of 5
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Degree: Welding Technology/Welder
Graduation Year: 2017

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.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2017

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.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Vocational
Graduation Year: 2017

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......

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1 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016

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

3 out of 5
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Degree: Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Graduation Year: 2016

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.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Graduation Year: 2010

This school is a scam. They tell you everything you want to hear just to get your money. I have $26,000 in student loans for a degree that gets me a job making $8-$10 an hour. I make double at my current job and was told that I would be making 40k - 50k a year with their degree. I only received help with writing a resume which I didn't need. I received minimal job offerings that seemed to be found off of other job websites. I then unfortunately chose to go back to this college to get a nursing degree. Other colleges wouldn't accept any credits from this school and it forced me to return so that I wouldn't have to take many classes over again. I also tested out of many classes but was only told later that I would have to pay full price for the classes I tested out of. When I went for my nursing degree, I felt that the school wasn't adequately prepared for anything. None of the online portions of the nursing classes worked and still didn't work when I left the college. The labs that were required for the classes were never prepared. The school was always missing something to perform an experiment. The students would then have to sit the entire class and work on other classes. I left the nursing program because I had no faith in the program and didn't feel like I would be prepared and able to function in a hospital setting. I went to one clinical that was in Naples. I have to work full time in Cape Coral and was having a hard time having to fit in 2 clinical days that were all the way in Naples. The only good thing I can say about the college is the teachers were great. I felt that they did know what they were talking about and learned many things from their real world experiences, not the actual course material. However, I did feel that the nursing students and nursing administrators were unprofessional for the most part and didn't give me a feeling of confidence in the school. I never felt like I was in a professional setting with any of the nursing classes.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Interior Design
Graduation Year: 2015

I graduated from Southwest Florida College with a BS degree in Interior Design. I can’t say that I learned a great deal since I was already well self-educated. The majority of instructors are adjuncts who work full time at other jobs. I also took online courses each quarter along with courses on campus. There were exceedingly few instructors who actually tried to teach. Most simply presented material and graded assignments, and many of the courses were far too easy. It was bad enough in the first years, but after the school was bought by Southern Technical College the situation worsened. To test my theory that some of the teachers were not paying attention and simply doling out grades, I deliberately submitted severely flawed assignments in an online course where it appeared the instructor was completely uninvolved. Essays that should have earned me an ‘F’ grade and charges of plagiarism were returned very quickly with an ‘A’. Apparently all I needed to do was turn in pages with writing on them in the proper format. When I tried to contact the instructor about the lack of her participation, she said she was working full time and traveling and could not assist me. I filed several complaints with college administrators and got no response from them either. The few instructors who did teach were great, and I enjoyed the discussions I had with them. There simply weren’t enough of them. I can’t speak about trying to transfer credits since I have not tried, but expect it would get me no-where. I can say that the school promised that it would get CIDA accreditation and that this would be applied to my degree even if the program was accredited after my graduation. Now the school is closing the Interior Design program and will never achieve CIDA accreditation, so my degree just became even more worthless. And, I have over $60,000 in debt to pay off. As other students have indicated, the school does little to match graduates with jobs or even internships. This makes it very difficult to find a decent firm willing to provide the additional experience that is required by Florida law in order to achieve Interior Designer licensure. For those interested in attending this college, I would strongly suggest they steer clear and seek a higher education from a proper school.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Graduation Year: 2010

Please do not waste your money!!!! I finished this program early, accrued 25,000 in loans. While the school promised job markets for all of their fields I have had to rely on my own experience to survive. The degrees offered here do little other than help find $8.00 to $10.00 per hour jobs which can be found without the degree. This institution shows up on my federal student loans as "Florida career college". The employees are nice the classes are simple but most of the credits did not transfer to community college so I had to start almost all over to get a real associates degree. After graduating I began contacting the school for job placement help and after several frustrating phone calls all I got was a a reworked resume that they put together using Microsoft word, and being told and I quote "We are not going to roll out the red carpet for you, if you want a job you need to go out and find one". I couldn't believe this is what I paid so much money for, after all the hype about 99% job placement and lifetime job placement assistance. I finally realized I had been scammed!!! Please please please go to one of the many local community colleges in the area I promise it will be worth it in the long run.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Education, Other
Graduation Year: 2012

Steer Clear of this terrible school. Every bit on knowledge i have about being a MA is because i read the books. They lied and said my credits would transfer and the wont. I wasted time and money.. They ruined the college experience for me. Way over priced too!!

1 out of 5
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Degree: Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Graduation Year: 2016

Listen to everything people are saying. Its all true. This school is a complete joke. There is no organization, and no care for the students. The staff changes every semester and no one ever knows what is going on. I wish I had listened to what people told me about this school before I started. Its the worst school I've ever been to.

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