Southern Technical College Reviews

  • 113 Reviews
  • Orlando (FL) (and 4 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $32,275
33% of 113 students said this degree improved their career prospects
42% of 113 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 4/14/2021
  • Degree: RN to BSN Campus
"This school is money hungry!!! I’ve spent a countless amount of money, studying, time, my health, etc here to end up hearing if we don’t pass the ATI comprehensive predictor we won’t graduate! They sure know how to talk it up when applying here. They rant and rave to you about all the endless help you’ll receive in your classes, even tell you they have tutoring available everyday! There was NO EXTRA HELP for the nursing students at all. This school has a bunch of Nurses themselves working as teachers and you would think they do everything in their power to help you succeed, but they don’t. They teach US about being our patients advocate but they sure aren’t advocates for us! We are a complete failure to them if we don’t pass the comprehensive predictor. We are nothing if we don’t pass that test at the very end. How awful. You spend almost 2 years at a school and then find out in your last term (seminar) that you will need to pass this ATI predictor or you will not graduate from their program. Im sorry but they should have been prepping us for this on the first day, not the last term in nursing school when they provide all this other stuff like the ATI live and ATI capstone review giving us no extra time to study for this predictor. Then you’re told if you don’t pass the RN ATI predictor you can apply to become an LPN. I went to school for an RN degree not an LPN!"
Duncan Moore
  • Reviewed: 8/15/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Money hungry people! Their accreditor is terrible and wont allow credits to transfer. They lie to you and tell you whatever they have to in order to get your money. Terrible school cost as much as a university and give you an insurmountable about of homework for unaccredited classes."
James Conner
  • Reviewed: 8/15/2019
  • Degree: Surgical Technician
"Do Not attend this school!!! Other colleges do not accept their credits even though they lied to me and told me Id be able to transfer to USF which I wasnt and most jobs dont even recognize it as a legit degree. Do yourself a favor and save your time and money"
  • Reviewed: 7/29/2019
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Southern Technical College (Orlando Campus) Is disorganized and all-around money hungry. Never will I ever recommend anyone to attend this school! They prey on low-income individuals and trick you into thinking you are making the best decision for your future. When in actuality, you end up being in major debt and nothing to show for all the time you put into receiving this expensive education. Their accreditation is flawed and goes through unfair hoop holes. Valencia doesn’t even accept credits from them! My issue with this business is that they are all over the place and have different departments that tell you different things. Because of their uncoordinated administration, I couldn’t even attend graduation. I had to miss out on my big day because the person that ran the career service department had forgotten to put in the order for my cap and gown. I’ve spent 2 hard-working years trying to obtain my associate's degree in Medical Assisting. And I say “trying” because I have completed my two years and passed but they refuse to give me my diploma and hold it hostage because I’m supposedly not current on my out of house loan payment. After I shelled out a lot of money to stay current. I then received my transcripts with no problem and the registrar department ordered my diploma with no problem and said I can pick it up once it arrived. When I called to see if my diploma has arrived, they said it has but they can’t give it to me because for some odd reason, once again, I’m not current on my payment. I was then transferred to the registrar department to get clarification since my previous conversation with them stated otherwise. In the transfer, I was sent to voicemail and I left a message regarding the issue. Still, I have not received a return call. This school’s administration is full of lies and is not helpful to the students! Please steer clear of this organization and go to Valencia or any other REAL accredited school!"
Former student
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2019
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"This had to be the worst experience I’ve ever had with a college when the best instructor ever Miss G left, all the other instructors didn’t teach. They were gossiping about Miss G and other students. It’s ridiculous that you pay a lot of money to go to school and you have to be taught by the worst instructors. Miss Davis and Cook are nice to your face then gossip about you to other students behind your back. Administration doesn’t do anything about it, they are so worried about keeping students that don’t show up and study. They pass anyone just to keep their numbers up. I worked hard for my grades and I owe it all to one great Instructor. They should have never let Miss G go. I wouldn’t waste my time nor money on this college. Go to a college where they actually care about your learning. Not somewhere that would treat students this way. I actually filled a complaint with the DOE. Hopefully this schools gets investigated. Waste of money and the instructors act so unprofessional."
  • Reviewed: 4/29/2019
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I love this school. Everyone is like family. The staff is amazing and the instructors are all accommodating to helping their students learn the course. Im excited to graduate and yet am sad that I will miss everyone. I may take another course when I am finished with this one."
  • Reviewed: 2/11/2019
  • Degree: Sonography
"Recent graduate from the Diagnostic Medical sonography. glad I chose STC. Tough program but very worth it. Looking to pursue your career in ultrasound choose STC. lots of hands on training. Class sizes are small. Staff and faculty is always there to help."
Brian K Branca
  • Reviewed: 11/29/2018
  • Degree: Surgical Technician
"Very understandable classes regardless of level of education, which was very helpful for me having only a GED. Instructors are knowledgeable and easy to understand. Very happy I took the time to research this school and highly recommend it. I am excited to start a career after I graduate."
  • Reviewed: 11/27/2018
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"i like the school, the instructors and the course but i didn't feel like i needed all the classes since i have an associate degree and already had some of the classes. I felt jipped and i am double paying for my classes......................................"
OB/GYN Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Reviewed: 11/20/2018
  • Degree: Sonography
"The best decision I have ever made was studying Ultrasound at Southern Tech. The class sizes are small, which is only to your benefit. The professors are very knowledgeable. I received my Bachelors degree at a different university before attending Southern Tech and I soon realized that the work load here is very manageable. I now work full-time doing OBGYN ultrasound and I have never been happier. I actually enjoyed going to class here and my classmates became some of my closest friends."
  • Reviewed: 11/20/2018
  • Degree: Sonography
"Great school, great program, great teachers. Highly recommended. They truly care about the students. The teachers in the ultrasound program do everything they can to help you succeed. They are always there for you. I have been to other schools abc I did not have this experience."
Disappointed College Student
  • Reviewed: 10/18/2018
  • Degree: Surgical Technician
"I have only been in this school 3 weeks and its HELL! From orientation and not receiving a schedule because they didn't receive my diploma, to starting the acutal orientation 25 mins late. I was told it would take two hours so I planned to work after. It took 4. That day our scrubs were issued. Shocker they were the wrong size. Luckily they had my size on campus to give me. 3 of the 4 of my "professors" are good teachers. The other I've had issues with since day one. she has made comments like "oh if I miss anyone on grading my bad just email me". So I received a 0 for participation one day so I send her an email to find out why . What do you know no response so I go hunt her down the next day she acknowledges that I emailed her and didn't respond !Mind you there is no chance for interaction in the class because she only plays 4th grade math Youtube videos then issues homework. Well anyways, she then the same day tells another student I was bitching at her. 1) don't talk about my business to another student and 2) you are not professional at all for speaking like this. So I go to speak to the director of education who also does not want to help me and chewed me out. I just want to know what I am doing wrong. Next step is the dean on Monday and I hope he helps or ill be finding another school. I WOULD NOT RECCOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE. SAVE YOUR MONEY. vent over. made me feel better."
  • Reviewed: 9/27/2018
  • Degree: Sonography
"I would never recommend this school to anyone. Get a better education at a different school. They are money hungry and dont care about anything except making themselves look good. Us students are worked to death and we are still set up for failure. They do nothing to help you out"
  • Reviewed: 9/24/2018
  • Degree: Surgical Technician
"This school is terrible! All they care about is the money. Especially Tampa campus. No one cares about the students or their lives. Crazy workload. reasonable teachers. Extremely expensive just save your time and money. They tell you what you want to hear in the beginning dont believe none of it! Its all lies. If you have a job and family then good luck! This program is designed for people with no lives family or job who has 50k to blow and not even receive a good education. They made me take pre-algebra when I took that in like the 6th grade. This school is a joke and the staff are worse."
  • Reviewed: 8/22/2018
  • Degree: Welding
"This school is absolutely horrible. Worst decision I have ever made in my life. Its so over priced you can get such a better education for a quarter of the price this school is money hungry and only looks at every student as a dollar sign they do not follow rules set by the accreditation company they are sneaky. Im in the welding program and they have done nothing but s**** everyone over. I havent met one person at the school thats happy with it. I hope someone important will see this and shut this school down and investigate them. My advice to anyone looking DONT GO HERE!"
Diamond cespedes
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2018
  • Degree: Sonography
"By far the best school I have ever been to. Best decision I have made. The instructors and staff are amazing and always willing to help. Any extra help you need and or tutoring is always available. Would recommend this school to any and everyone. Libarady is always open and available for you to do homework, research papers etc. and of course free of charge."
Paul Jones
  • Reviewed: 5/5/2018
  • Degree: Welding
"First off, they don't have enough instructors for the classes they teach. Two instructors quit, and they never replaced them. For about a month or so, there was only 1 instructor for all the classes. That's one instructor for a class or two in the classrooms, then at least another class in the lab. The courses often repeated themselves. They use different class titles to make it look like they are teaching you something else. The syllabus provided when you sign up is nowhere close to what you're going to learn. They don't even have a good deal of the equipment they are supposed to be teaching you. Plan to spend most of your time either waiting for supplies (they run out on a routine have to pick material out of the garbage if you want to weld) or waiting for the single band saw, or single track torch. Forget the plasma cutter, you can't use that because they don't want to pay for replacement parts. You will not receive any type of qualifications (like advertised) because they don't even bother to bend test any of your welds. 18 months and I had one bend test. I understand that the student has to put the time in to gain something from a tech school, but the school is so bad you just want to get out of there as soon as possible. Good luck with the online courses that you have to take at the school...that's right, you have to take online classes and you can't do it from your computer at home. Don't do it, trust me."
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2017
  • Degree: Medical Office Administration
"In the beginning months I was raving about stc. The last months things started changing. The director at the school made things impossible at the end. Iit s because of her that I would never recommend anyone to attend STC.. As for the instructors, they are the absolutely best there is. They are the best teachers,very supportive and care alot about their students. Today i became a certified RMA and i owe it all to them . Thank you,my favorite 3"
  • Reviewed: 11/2/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"This school is a complete joke. They are holding my degree hostage because of THEIR screw up regarding my financial aid. They kept changing the amount I owed several times with amounts ranging from $1,800-$3,600. They even threatened to ban me from my graduation ceremony! For TWO years no one says a word about the additional monies I owe until TWO weeks before graduation. Um, ok I would have been paying all along if I had known. They lied to me from day 1 and now I have a worthless degree and cannot test for the RHIT or RHIA credentials unless I start all over at an accredited college. I am now $50k in student loan debt, cannot transfer my credits, don't make enough to even cover my monthly student loan debt and am being harassed by creditors. Most of the things I learned here, I taught myself. Don't waste your time here!!!!"
Michelle howard
  • Reviewed: 10/17/2017
  • Degree: Interior Design
"My experience at Southern technical College has been horrific so far. Instructors are not given the proper materials to help the students and from my experience whenever the instructors have reached out to the office they are blown off. Every good instructor that I have had so far in my interior design program has left the school since I have started my degree. I have had two instructors so far that have caused problems within the design program and I have reached out to Mr. E for help. He stated that no other students have complained and I explained to him that the students are afraid to complain due to the fact that they are not taken serious so they have given up. Just last week I reached out to Mr. E I'm confidence to explain to him that a new instructor he has hired has crossed the line professionally with his words to his students calling me bulimic and another girl large with that being said I do want to state that he was joking but it was still unprofessional. E's direct response was that he didn't believe he would say that but he would talk to him. I immediately found out that he did talk to this professor and told the professor who said the complaint and the following week the professor announced to the class that it was me who made the complaint. I'm usually not a complainer but the school is extremely expensive and nothing is being done to better these students futures. Southern technical college I urge you to take a trip to your Fort Myers campus and look into all of the complaints and take action to provide your students a better future."