Southern Technical College Reviews

2.37 out of 5 stars
(117 Reviews)
  • Orlando (FL) (and 4 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $32,275
32% of 117 students said this degree improved their career prospects
41% of 117 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Graduate - 6/26/2015
Degree: Massage Therapy
Graduation Year: 2006
"I learned a hard lesson that cost me $20,000+ interest and 2 years of worthless classes. Yes, I might have learned a few things, however it didn't count for anything on my transcripts. Please don't do what I did, just suck it up and go to a public tech school or community college. Don't give these people your money for nothing."
2.7 out of 5 stars
pfd - 6/15/2015
Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
"I enjoyed going here until the teachers started dropping like flies. We were two weeks into a course when one of our teachers was fired and we were left primarily on our own. One of the teachers did her best to help us but she had a class of her own to attend to. Then my extern was the worst, I ended up at two different places and neither of them taught me what was on our required learning sheet. When I complained I was told that if they wanted me to color with a crayon the whole time to do it that at least I get my hours. That is the moment I felt disappointed with the school the most. I thought the purpose of the extern was for some experience. I did like all but one of my professors though. The changing of office staff is also a problem as some of them said they cared but when it came down to it they didn't. I feel that they should spend more time on the material needed to get out in the field and less time on the material not as important. I was a straight A and B student so I am not a disgruntled student. I am disappointed that they couldn't find time to send at least a sympathy card when my brother passed recently. I started out doing Medical Billing and Coding which half way through the program was changed to Medical Office administrator. Can't find a job there so finishing the MA program hoping for better luck."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Name Withheld - 6/8/2015
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2005
"I had attended from 2004 to 2005, even finishing a semester early with a 3.96 GPA, I had only one B so that ruined my perfect 4.0. The instructors that I had were nice. However, after graduating I was unable to find a job related to my degree of Criminal Justice. I even applied for Loss Prevention at Wal-Mart and their degree was not even recognized. In fact,on the list of schools, nope, even that was not recognized. Seeing just how worthless one of their degrees were, I had to start over at a Community College. Out of 96 credits earned there, only 2 or 3 classes had actually transferred. I hope that they face the same fate as the Corinthian Colleges."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Pamela Smith - 5/26/2015
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2016
"Since my first visit to SWFC I was accepted as an older student. It took me 5 summers to finally decide that I was smart enough to take the assessment test, but that was only with encouragement of the student advisor. I have been encouraged on a consistent basis and accepted. I thought that being older I would have a harder time fitting in. The financial aide office has been very helpful. I won't say that everything as been easy but since I ask a lot of questions. I know I can be daunting. The registrars office is wonderful and helpful at every turn. Mr. G, my program manager is excellent. He listens to his students and his teaching style is great with any age student. He is very interactive and brings out discussions to help understand the topic. He a great professor and a great program manager"
1.0 out of 5 stars
john - 3/3/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2014
"Hey July 29th doctorates degree 3 of them from this shady school. YOU are a teacher or board member writing this ridiculas review. My brother just graduated with a masters from UT one year prior to you and makes 45k a year. 75 k your a joke and a liar. I cannot believe this site allows con to continue about this crappy POS fly by night___ oh they are not fly by night been able to continue the con for at least 5 years I know of. You should be ashamed potentialy destroying young peoples potential for what? because you get blood money. July 29th grad with all the degrees from STC you are a plain out LIAR and calling you out period. Go into politics but stop ruining peoples lives someone may end theyeres because of what you do and GOD help you."
1.0 out of 5 stars
John - 3/3/2015
Degree: HVAC
Graduation Year: 2011
"This was the 5th school I attended over the decade or so I studied for various degrees and certs. I atended the HVAC with the intensions of getting certified and starting a small business of my own. The ex- army recruiter lied to me about course material and commercial training. The board of directors lied about taking care of the problems that existed as so did the Deans(2) absolutly the worst training and classes I have ever paid for and it would have been cheaper to go to an actual college or community college. Some teachers"professors" as they liked to be called did not even have a 2 year community college background, off the street basically. When they do not have a "professor" to teach a class they will give you independant study LOL LOL that means for 20 dollars an hour for what the school will charge you to sit somewhere and read a manual or just go home, this is for the entire duration of this class 2 months. They are absurd and if you make any waves get ready to be punished go from an A to D no fs you will drop and they may not be able to bill federal student loans on your behalf. They commit FROG,try finding someone to take notice of what is going on with these people. Do not go here,go to a school where your credits count and are cheaper to get. Do not listen to "we are accredited" BS bs bs acredidation of central congo where they take all the course material this school offers. If you want to chance it for other courses do not say someone never tried to tell you,only when it is too late and they have your money or you have a 30k student loan to repay,it is when you realize it.. Yes I am very upset and have nothing good to say and feel completelly ripped off and wasted 95% of my time. Ask former teachers about them, they all share the same view(most). All of the teachers I had were fired or quit only after 9 mnths? even the dean was fired. Ask yourself a few questions after reading this novel is this true or not? whay would someone spend so much time typing this stupid essay? what would this person gain from this? teachers are required to fill out surveys like the one I am doing and give short praises about the school. I will continue periodicaly filling these out. If I get one person to actually take the time to search for a good school and save them from this misery and potential 30k student fee that could end any further schooling or destroy a future carrer it was worth every typed letter. SOMEONE with athority please investigate this place. this school has ruined many students and cost them millions at least the good old tax payers money FED student loans should be investigated I have stories to share to any FED person email me."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Niisa Lawrence-Osorio - 2/25/2015
Degree: HVAC
Graduation Year: 2015
"This school provides inadequate education for their students, the teachers are ill equiped, ill informed, and uneducated for the course requirements. The teachers are petty, and not willing to give out deserving grades even after a grade review! Not sure of the certification status of this private school, but Southern Technical College should be in 'Teach-Out'; like their obliged counterparts! Thank you so incredibly much for listening! Niisa L."
5.0 out of 5 stars
veronica c williams - 2/17/2015
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014
"The instructors were so helpful in achieving my goal in becoming a register nurse."
1.8 out of 5 stars
stuck in debt - 2/4/2015
Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2009
"Took from graduating in 2009 until this year 2015 for me to find employment with an associated degree in medical administration & a diploma in medical billing & coding. Im finally currently employed, but not in the field I went to school for. the school failed to tell me that I needed to be "certified" to get anywhere & they were no help with job placement. now im stuck on 20,000$ worth of debt. if any one looks in to legal advise for "deceptive acts" or something along that line, let me know. this schools has been screwing over a lot of people for a lot of years & its not fair."
1.3 out of 5 stars
jeffrey giurca - 1/14/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015
"This is not to be disgruntle so curb yourself before you jump to conclusions. the majority of the teachers in this school want what is best for the students and do their best at times. unfortunately the administration of the school is very lacking. the buck is passed along so much that it has dirt on it from years ago. if you have additional financial aid and you want it they would prefer to tell you what ever you want to hear instead of releasing it to you in a timely manner they will continue to lie to you and say it is on its way yet will not let you know what is holding it up from being released.. in addition the employees are so scared of getting fired that if you ask a question about the corporate office it is like a grenade hit the floor and everyone ducks or runs for cover. This school is here to make a profit and if it is able to get into your wallet then you did not do enough research or just jumped at whatever came your way like I did. do I regret coming to this school no, I met many great people but the cost to benefit ratio is way off."