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Degree: Surgical Technician
Graduation Year: 2021

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.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Graduation Year: 2018

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

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Degree: Surgical Technology/Technologist
Graduation Year: 2019

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.

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1 out of 5
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Degree: Welding Technology/Welder
Graduation Year: 2019

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!

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Degree: Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Graduation Year: 2019

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.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Welding Engineering Technology/Technician
Graduation Year: 2018

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 basis...you 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.

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Degree: Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Graduation Year: 2018

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

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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

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!!!!

2 out of 5
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Degree: Interior Design
Graduation Year: 2018

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.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Welding
Graduation Year: 2017

If you are looking to get into a trade, please DO NOT consider this school. No one knows what they're talking about, different departments tell you different things, they try to make you pay their tuition even if they don't have a class for you that month. They lied about their welding certificate being nationally recognized, and it took call after to call to convince them to actually give the certificate after completing the program. Also lied and said A.A. credits would transfer over, and then jumped through hoops to get them to actually mean that. Classes weren't offered every month and so there would be whole months where there was no instruction, just extending the completion time. Trades and vocational educations are cool, but not from this dump of an institution who take advantage of paying individuals who want to better their lives.

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