Southern Technical College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (64)
First of all I cannot say that I was treated poorly at this school, there were many nice teachers and people that work at the sanford campus, that is the campus I went to and is the only one i can comment on. I read the reviews on this site and honestly the truth is that yes they will work with you regarding attendance and issues that come up, but lets not forget that they are a for profit school so it;s in their interest to work with you so that you can keeping attending and consequently they keep getting your money.
It is also in their interest to make sure good reviews are circulating about them, think about it who really logs on because they are just so thrilled about a school, no people log on and complain when they feel wronged and mistreated and I wouldn't put it past them to create fake reviews that puff their school/business up. Notice how the good reviews sound like a sales pitch.
The fact is that you spend 30,000 dollars for a subpar education, and subpar is giving it to much credit. I had a teacher actually try and convince me to leave so that I would not waste my money. In hindsight I wish I had listened. If you are interested in getting a degree that is easy to obtain because of the laxed standards than this is the place that you want to be at. But that piece of paper is about all that you will receive.
Furthermore that degree is only able to transfer to one other local college called Mountain State University, which has a very limited curriculum. If you want a solid foundation to start a new career with than you better RUN!!!! In comparison I work with a gentleman that spent just over 5,000 dollars at a community colleges 18 month program and he is very knowledgeable and more certified than I am. For a fraction of the cost at his school he received the nationally recognized industry competency ICE exam. The fact is that Southern Tech does not even offer that test to you. All that you receive is an EPA certificate that you can get yourself without the school for a couple hundred dollars.
I truly wish that I had done my research better and I hope this helps you come to a better decision. I personally would not be able to in good conscience work at an establishment such as this that tries to pin the lack of quality of its curriculum on a students bad attitude rather than just start providing it's students the quality education that the price tag dictates should be offered. I'm in all seriousness willing to trade them my degree for my money back, and STC if you actually read this review which I hope somebody at the Sanford campus does I put my name up there you have my number you know who I am I got nothing personal against anyone there I'm just speaking the truth I would love for you to do the right thing and refund me my money.
i'm currently in my 5th class at STC and LOVE this school. I haven't had any problems what so ever with any department. I'm on the presidents list and love the classes they offer. The schedule is flexible and the teachers are very student oriented. They are more than willing to work with you no matter what the problem or situation.
Some people like to complain about everything but they usually don't stick around long. You can definatly tell who is attending the school to obtain a brighter future and who is there to goof off. They usually dont last long. The staff is wonderful clean down to the facilities manager.
I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!! We are like one big family. I would highly recommend this school. Check it out for yourself. Alot of people just can't cut it cause they don't want to do the work so when they drop out they want to bad mouth the school when in reality it's their fault for not applying theirselves.
This school changed my life. At the beginning, I was a little nervous that I could do the work and stay in school for 18 months since I hadn't been in school for a LONG time.
The teachers were nice and cared about whether I was in class. They even called to check up on me when I wasn't there.
I met alot of great friends and I have a job that I really like now. I'm happy that I went to Southern Tech, and most of my friends are too.
I work at the Sanford location. We have had hundreds of graduates. This fall is our FOURTH annual graduation ceremony in a huge ballroom downtown. We have people working in the field all over town. We have NEVER lost our accreditation. We have ZERO lawsuits against us.
People can write whatever they want on internet review sites. Unfortunately, some people just make things up.
I loved everything about it. I got bunkers there. The teachers were all awesome and I'm already set up on my externship. I feel like I have a starting fortify for my career!!!! THANKS STC!!!
Hey - I am a student at this school and don't appreciate the lies I am reading!! The faculty are all qualified...I actually checked before I enrolled.....did you? I also looked into their placement rates before I enrolled ....did you?
I graduate at the end of May...I already have a job, started at $12 an hour (a little lower than I hoped), but I went to $15 ater 60 day, and will go to $18 after i graduate. I put a LOT into my education...did you? You mention deadbeats...sounds like you're one of them. Don't complain about what you don't know about.
STC is NOT blacklisted and has a great reputation in the industry...I work in it so I know. I don't appreciate you blaming them for your failures and hurting MY reputation.
I went to this school for medical assisting. The teachers were great and I got a job right after school.
There is a problem with some students having very bad attitudes but they don't last long and usually drop within a few classes.
The good ones stay, graduate, and most of my class got jobs. A+
DO YOUR RESEARCH ON SCHOOLS BEFORE YOU ENROLL. I cannot believe there are not any other schools in this area that offer a decent degree program for HVAC. I am shocked that this is all Orlando has to offer. They charge you $30,000 and 80% of the teachers are clueless as they read directly from the book to teach the class. I took this HVAC class to start a new career and barely learned enough to make it on my own out in the real world. The class covers way too big of a spectrum of HVAC material and does not focus on residential AC enough to make you comfortable working with split systems. The hands-on training is minimal to say the least and a lot is promised and never followed through. The exams that are given are a joke but, some people can learn from the silly mistakes form the way tests are written.
This school attracts huge numbers of slackers and deadbeats that get government assistance that pay for the program so be ready for it. It is all about getting a free ride and there are very few students that go there to learn. I paid 25,000 cash for this BS and I wish I had my money back. As far as Southern Technical College goes to find you a job is non-existent. They have no connections or strategies whatsoever.
What they don't tell you !!!! The fact is that you CANNOT open your own ac business after you complete this degree or class. You need a State license that requires you to have 4 years of supervised experience before you can even test for it.
I cannot speak for the other campuses, but the Brandon Campus is wonderful! The Dean and teachers are great, and the programs are really informative. I spend a great deal of time studying and doing my work because I take my education extremely serious , but honestly the employees there work hard to make sure people pass.
The financial aid officer could use some help getting to the enrolled students as much as they do new students, but really, I could not ask for anything else from them. Regardless of what anyone else says, this school is worth the price.
I do not regret enrolling at all!
I just graduated from this school, its definitely not worth the 31,000 dollars that it costs to go here. Financial aid gave me 10,000 and I still owe this crap school 21,000 in loans. There's only ONE teacher there who I would consider a GOOD teacher her name is Ms.Becky. The other teachers never last more than a month or two, probably because they realize how bad that school is too .
The deans are also crap, they never have the time to help you, and they could care less about your problems..Oh they tell you ,you will be certified in this and that and so many other things, but your truly not. The school's credits only fully transfer to one other bs school mount state university ,which the WHOLE UNIVERSITY consists of only 2 class rooms and a break room. I honestly would not advise even my worse enemy to go to that school.