Southern Technical College Reviews of Associates in Medical Assistant

  • 11 Reviews
  • Orlando (FL) (and 4 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $32,275
25% of 11 students said this degree improved their career prospects
27% of 11 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Associates in Medical Assistant

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  • 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!"
Amber G
  • Reviewed: 11/2/2016
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"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."
  • Reviewed: 11/19/2015
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"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."
  • Reviewed: 11/5/2014
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"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 .."
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"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."
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2014
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"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."
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  • Reviewed: 7/29/2014
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"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. ((:"
  • Reviewed: 7/11/2014
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"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."
Allison Folgore
  • Reviewed: 7/11/2014
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"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!!!!"
  • Reviewed: 4/15/2014
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"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."
  • Reviewed: 12/8/2013
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I attended Southern Technical College, Mt. Dora campus. My advice to anyone attending any school like STC is to do your research, and ask yourself what you want to achieve in your career. I have read some reviews of this school that suggest that only students who had a bad attitude or didn't want to work hard are giving negative reviews. That is far from the case; I worked very hard at this school, graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 grade average. I personally feel that this school was not a good choice for me. I have been disappointed to discover that my credits will transfer to only one school; not in my immedite area. I have also had to retake the first aide and CPR classes at cost to me because the ones taught at STC are not accepted by many of the health care facilities in my area. The school's externship is very important in helping one either find a job or get training to put on a resume. I was sent to do my externship in a totally unacceptable facility. When I complained to the placement office about how inappropriate the place was, I was basically told I had to put up with it because there was no other places available. It has hurt me when applying for jobs, because that is the first question I get asked; where did I do my externship. I get a very negative reaction from prospective employers when I tell them. I ended up going back to the job I had before I started attending STC. Make sure that you find out about what kind of salaries to expect to make. The STC staff told me they are not allowed to discuss salaries with students; yet they invited a former student to visit and tell all of us how he was making $25.00 an hr. I have since learned that this is an unusually high salary for an MA in my area. I do know students who have been helped by attending STC. Most of them are students who had minimun wage jobs to begin with or no jobs at all. So attending this school really depends on your career goals. Just do your research, because you may find that there are other more appropriate choices for you."