Southern Technical College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (93)
This school might sound great and act great, but in reality they are money hungry hounds. I was told after completing school for my AS in Medical Assisting that they would help all they could to try and find jobs and help with job placement..did any of that happen. NOPE. After graduation, you are on your own. The teachers were the best part, I cant say anything bad about them..well okay maybe one thing, they (the Sanford location) goes through teachers like water, not even joking. Its your call on where you want to go and what you want to do with the rest of your life, but im just letting you know my experience. Here I am 3 years later, NOT in my field of study (many places didn't even know the name of the college) and drowning in student loan debt. sorry but $36,000 was NOT worth it ..had I known ..
This was the first time I had ever put myself in a degree program. I did not realize that they were a "for profit" college. During the initial interview, they danced around the fact that they were a for profit institution. It was very confusing, not only to me, but to quite a few other students. The faculty were great and they were able to give more of a "one on one" experience with their classes. I just didn't agree with the $30,000 price tag with 18 months of college for an associates of science degree. When looking into colleges, please take the time to look into whether the college you choose is for profit, or not for profit. It will greatly be to your advantage.
It is a rip off. When I left they made me pay them cash "because I didn't finish semester". They said my student loans didn't cover it. 6 months with that school and I owe about $12,500. Within a month of being at the school 5-6 employees left. The Financial Aid counselor was not even supposed to be allowed to be employed with that type of position. I loved my teachers there, but they didn't go to school to teach. They have a certificate or teaching. They lied and told me my credits would transfer. None of them transferred and I have to start fresh at the Community College. I will be spending less money going to do all prerequisites and 2-year program at another school than I did in 6 months at Southern Technical College. They charge more for their classes than at some Universities. Don't waste your time or money. They are salesman, they know what to say and they are not honest with you. I can not even tell you how many lies I was told as a student there. If I would have finished the program I would owe about $32,000 and since I left they have increased tuition.
I completed 3 degrees at STC best college i have ever seen. They care about the students and they care about your future also. I loved it so much i came back 3 times! I know work in the HVAC field and make 75k a year, i choose to take the medical degrees also as they will help me later on when i decide to slow down. This college is great dont listen to the Bull shit written those people are the ones who would not be happy with any college. Its all about what you do with what you have and all you have to do is ask and they will give you what you need. ((:
A Wolf in sheep's clothing...This school pretends to have the students best interest in mind but all they really care about are the numbers. Unprofessional at times, students are treated like juveniles in the attempt to keep the schools attendance at its highest. The degree is less useful than a roll of toilet paper. Do extensive research before settling for any of their programs.
Seriously. This school is a joke. Teachers dating teachers, drama between students, being able to pass based on attendance? I can't find a job to pay back the amount of debt i received from going here, and I can't finish nursing with this degree anywhere that won't be the amount of a small mortgage. I can honestly say i wasted my time there and my degree is garbage! Good luck in the degree mill!!!!
Worst school ever. Had 3 different program directors during my time there and sometimes didn't even have a teacher at all. All this school did for me was make me look like an incompetent fool when I went to clinicals and now I'm stuck with over $20,000 in student loans for NOTHING!
Look into other institutions first!!! The financial aid office is amazing, but i made the mistake of walking in with questions and leaving with student loans and a class itinerary, this place being my first stop. Thats how they get their student populace. The worst part about this place is they demand to be put above all (god, family, and definitely work). The programs directors will be little you, and talk down to you, then tell you what you ARE going to do. And what you ARE going to do is risk your job and of course your home and whatever little else you may have well because they are priority. If yoy dont show up to class you obviously lose points or fail (and you should, thats not the point) but to be treated as sub human because things happen, stuff comes up, and work is essential to life is mind blowing. DO NOT LET THEM ROPE YOU WITH THE SUPER QUICK ENROLLMENT PROCESS. If you insist on this school make TRIPLE sure you wont have any interfereances in your life for the next two yearals (and its a continous school so account for that as well.) If you need to take a semester off for any reason (the classes are year round continous) it takes an act of god to make happen, then you have to complete an exit interview and come back and reapply which they then have the option to "pass" on you depending on your previous standing. In otherwords if you have children, and a full time job id heacily recommend you look into other places (summer vaction while the kids are oyt of county schools, you will still be required to attend class, please please think about every nook and cranny of you life) dont let them blow all that smoke about how great, easy, understanding, and willing to work with you they are, and still treat you with some form of decency anyway.
So to start off, when I started in the ultrasound program there was 16 students in my graduating class. Now that I have left, there are 4 left. When I started at the school the program director was a PODIATRIST, not a registered sonographer. Since I left about a month ago they have gone through 3 program directors. They can not hold on to students nor staff. They told me 4 semesters in a row that I was unable to take the ONE class I needed (applied sonography) due to the fact they did not have enough people who needed that class. ....that class is a pre-requisite to the other hands on ultrasound classes...so they expect me to be okay with them pushing my graduation date back 3 semesters? ?? They must be out of their mind...on top of all this, when I signed up for the program , the advisor told me it was accredited. ..I guess he forgot to tell me that the SCHOOL is accredited, not the ultrasound program itself. Then when I decided to leave the Tampa campus, a fellow student told me that the head of the program through a fit in the middle of class because another student decided to leave, and that the school gets ratings and accredidations based on graduation rates. ...so basically in a nutshell the school is only concerned about taking your money and not about you graduating or succeeding! BEWARE.
IGood and bad it's all what you make of it. Best thing I ever did was going back to school. I plan on going on to get my RN and this school was a good stepping stone.