Southern Technical College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (93)
This school is a joke... You have the staff team that's dresses like whores. Not all, but some. They dress as if they were going to the club. Most of instructors can't even speak English at all. You have instructors who quit every week. And their replacement are worst. Racist school. Seems as if this school is only concern about the Spanish students. They cater more them . This school loves money .. They could care less about the students.
The worst school ever! Way over priced and they could care less about your education. They tell you if you have a problem they will fix it. Except they tell you one thing and then side with the teacher. Even when she/he is unethical and unprofessional.
I'm in my 4th semester of Health Information Management. Every school in Ft Myers is expensive.. I did the research. I chose this college because The American Health Information Management Association recommended this school for the program and is recognized and is an accredited program for AHIMA. To keep the expenses down I was able to receive 2 grants. When I graduate my loans will be down to 15,000, so I don't understand why people are paying over 30,000 if you keep a 4.0 grade point and apply for scholarships and do the community outreach grant you can make your loans and college costs more affordable. The school and staff seem to be more stable now that Southern Tech took over. Most of the teachers I have had have some type of work experience in the HIM program so that is a plus.
I DO NOT recommend this school to anyone. It is a waste of time and money I have to pay back all this money and I wasted 18 months of my life and only needed 6months of what I was really attending there for which was Medical billing and coding. Most of the time you are teaching yourself and there were only 3 teachers that really cared about the students. I wish I would have not attended this school. CORP is a joke they care NOTHING about the students and what they are learning they put people in positions that should not be there. They put someone that had just graduated as a teachers and made him the head of dept. and he didn't know ANYTHING about teaching or how to even do anything. I really feel this school should be shut down. My externship I like where I went but it was not in the field what I attended the school which all of my fellow student all complained about the same thing. Take my advice and DO NOT go to STC run and don't look back. The people in financial aid are crocked as heck they will not give you the money owned to you but run you down to pay them.
I am 36K in the hole for an associates that has gotten me NO WHERE. I struggle to pay my student loans and because of this I am scared to even go back to school because I do not want to rack up any more debt. I have been lucky with jobs but only for my experiance not for my degree. I was stuck doing customer service from 2004 (graduation) to 2014. 10 years and I was still stuck on the phones making $14 an hour. ======DO NOT DO IT======= Go to a community collage, yes it is a little harder to just walk in and start getting your degree but trust me, when you are trying to decide if you should pay your student loans or buy groceries it is not fun. Fed Student Loans do not care that you can barely afford your bills. They will try and work with you but what I have to pay is still more than what I can afford. It is a constant struggle for me. Just don't go to any of these schools. Financial services are great for this school because they want your money
At last the school goes under and sells the business to Southern Technical. The name change will not correct the issues of management. This is the worst possible school around. Credits are not accepted by anyone. Employers do not recognize the education from SWFC as valid. I was ashamed to watch the best instructors be dismissed from employment while they kept instructors that did not have credentials, yes, several were teaching classes without degrees or a lesser degree in another subject area. Program managers without a degree in the same field. The more I think about it, the department of education and the accreditation should look into this school. I believe the schools owes money back to the students for taking advantage of them. Another sad feature of this entire event is that the bottom feeders that were left after the change are still employed at Southern Technical. If Southern Technical's executives only knew the truth, it would be a different scenario.
I learned a hard lesson that cost me $20,000+ interest and 2 years of worthless classes. Yes, I might have learned a few things, however it didn't count for anything on my transcripts. Please don't do what I did, just suck it up and go to a public tech school or community college. Don't give these people your money for nothing.
I enjoyed going here until the teachers started dropping like flies. We were two weeks into a course when one of our teachers was fired and we were left primarily on our own. One of the teachers did her best to help us but she had a class of her own to attend to. Then my extern was the worst, I ended up at two different places and neither of them taught me what was on our required learning sheet. When I complained I was told that if they wanted me to color with a crayon the whole time to do it that at least I get my hours. That is the moment I felt disappointed with the school the most. I thought the purpose of the extern was for some experience. I did like all but one of my professors though. The changing of office staff is also a problem as some of them said they cared but when it came down to it they didn't. I feel that they should spend more time on the material needed to get out in the field and less time on the material not as important. I was a straight A and B student so I am not a disgruntled student. I am disappointed that they couldn't find time to send at least a sympathy card when my brother passed recently. I started out doing Medical Billing and Coding which half way through the program was changed to Medical Office administrator. Can't find a job there so finishing the MA program hoping for better luck.
I had attended from 2004 to 2005, even finishing a semester early with a 3.96 GPA, I had only one B so that ruined my perfect 4.0. The instructors that I had were nice. However, after graduating I was unable to find a job related to my degree of Criminal Justice. I even applied for Loss Prevention at Wal-Mart and their degree was not even recognized. In fact,on the list of schools, nope, even that was not recognized. Seeing just how worthless one of their degrees were, I had to start over at a Community College. Out of 96 credits earned there, only 2 or 3 classes had actually transferred. I hope that they face the same fate as the Corinthian Colleges.
Since my first visit to SWFC I was accepted as an older student. It took me 5 summers to finally decide that I was smart enough to take the assessment test, but that was only with encouragement of the student advisor. I have been encouraged on a consistent basis and accepted. I thought that being older I would have a harder time fitting in. The financial aide office has been very helpful. I won't say that everything as been easy but since I ask a lot of questions. I know I can be daunting. The registrars office is wonderful and helpful at every turn. Mr. G, my program manager is excellent. He listens to his students and his teaching style is great with any age student. He is very interactive and brings out discussions to help understand the topic. He a great professor and a great program manager