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

1.3 out of 5 stars
Kim - 6/29/2014
Degree: Surgical Technician
Graduation Year: 2009
"Worst school ever. Had 3 different program directors during my time there and sometimes didn't even have a teacher at all. All this school did for me was make me look like an incompetent fool when I went to clinicals and now I'm stuck with over $20,000 in student loans for NOTHING!"
2.0 out of 5 stars
Anna - 5/8/2014
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2014
"Look into other institutions first!!! The financial aid office is amazing, but i made the mistake of walking in with questions and leaving with student loans and a class itinerary, this place being my first stop. Thats how they get their student populace. The worst part about this place is they demand to be put above all (god, family, and definitely work). The programs directors will be little you, and talk down to you, then tell you what you ARE going to do. And what you ARE going to do is risk your job and of course your home and whatever little else you may have well because they are priority. If yoy dont show up to class you obviously lose points or fail (and you should, thats not the point) but to be treated as sub human because things happen, stuff comes up, and work is essential to life is mind blowing. DO NOT LET THEM ROPE YOU WITH THE SUPER QUICK ENROLLMENT PROCESS. If you insist on this school make TRIPLE sure you wont have any interfereances in your life for the next two yearals (and its a continous school so account for that as well.) If you need to take a semester off for any reason (the classes are year round continous) it takes an act of god to make happen, then you have to complete an exit interview and come back and reapply which they then have the option to "pass" on you depending on your previous standing. In otherwords if you have children, and a full time job id heacily recommend you look into other places (summer vaction while the kids are oyt of county schools, you will still be required to attend class, please please think about every nook and cranny of you life) dont let them blow all that smoke about how great, easy, understanding, and willing to work with you they are, and still treat you with some form of decency anyway."
1.3 out of 5 stars
former student - 5/5/2014
Degree: Ultrasound Technician
Graduation Year: 2014
"So to start off, when I started in the ultrasound program there was 16 students in my graduating class. Now that I have left, there are 4 left. When I started at the school the program director was a PODIATRIST, not a registered sonographer. Since I left about a month ago they have gone through 3 program directors. They can not hold on to students nor staff. They told me 4 semesters in a row that I was unable to take the ONE class I needed (applied sonography) due to the fact they did not have enough people who needed that class. ....that class is a pre-requisite to the other hands on ultrasound they expect me to be okay with them pushing my graduation date back 3 semesters? ?? They must be out of their mind...on top of all this, when I signed up for the program , the advisor told me it was accredited. ..I guess he forgot to tell me that the SCHOOL is accredited, not the ultrasound program itself. Then when I decided to leave the Tampa campus, a fellow student told me that the head of the program through a fit in the middle of class because another student decided to leave, and that the school gets ratings and accredidations based on graduation rates. basically in a nutshell the school is only concerned about taking your money and not about you graduating or succeeding! BEWARE."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Dee - 4/15/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014
"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."
1.3 out of 5 stars
anonymous - 2/7/2014
Degree: Surgical Technician
Graduation Year: 2005
"I attended Southwest Florida college back in 05-06. I asked for the instructors credentials at the time I attended those courses. I was told that they could not give out that information and the current dean is very rude and unprofessional along with the staff. I am postings this review so others don't waste their time or their money."
1.5 out of 5 stars
ak - 1/28/2014
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2011
"Do not waste your time unless you want to waste your money. You will spend about 20,000 on just an associates degree and that is with financial aid. Oh and dont think about starting and transferring to another school they arent the same number of credits for the classes so when you transfer you will be left with having to take almost another year of classes to make it equal in the states eyes with local colleges such as manatee scf or edison or usf etc.. I had to pay the hard way :("
1.0 out of 5 stars
JAY - 1/6/2014
Degree: HVAC
Graduation Year: 2013
"DONT GO TO THIS SCHOOL WAY TO CROWDED HVAC professor is lazy just sit on his ass, i would never ever recommend this school to anybody and i graduated with a 3.0 ITS COST YOU ALMOST 30K WHEN YOU CAN GO TO VALENCIA OR SCC AND DO IT FOR 15K. WASTE WASTE WASTE OF TIME."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Charlene - 12/8/2013
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
George Heekin - 6/21/2013
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year:
"This school is crooked and will lie to to until you reach the point that leaving would cost you a lot of money and hurt you significantly. They are liars and all of their marketing sounds real good. SOUNDS good. Dont Do It. Go to Edison or some other college that is actually recognized by state universities. This school is a joke. Waste of time and money."
2.5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 4/22/2013
Degree: Surgical Technician
Graduation Year:
"This school is strictly out for money!!!! I attended the Tampa campus and I found the admissions staff and director to be quite rude. They put you through a ton of loop holes to get an answer for something and it seems that everybody has a different answer for the same question. I havent been there a year and I've seen at least five teachers leave. I wouldn't recommend this school to.anyone youre better off going to a junior college bc swfc is wayyyyy overpriced"
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