An Alternative Path to College.

Southern Technical College offers an alternative path to college. If you are one of the thousands of those in Florida who are looking for post-secondary education, but don’t have a GED or high school diploma, Southern Technical College may have a program for you!

Programs you may be admitted to under an Ability-to-Benefit determination:

Diploma Programs

Participating campuses include: Auburndale, Brandon, Ft Myers, Orlando, Port Charlotte, Sanford and Tampa.

Our Career Pathways program allows you to take classes and earn your GED. Applicants of the Career Pathways program will be evaluated before entry. Qualified students will be enrolled in GED prep courses taken along with their scheduled course training. Attendance is mandatory in the GED prep courses and in course training classes. Students will be required to attend weekly advising sessions with our staff. Students will be required to attempt the GED test by the end of the 6th month of attendance.

For more details on how to get started in one of these programs, contact our Admissions department today (877)347-5492.

Why Southern Tech?

At Southern Technical College we strive to provide an education that will prepare students to pursue successful careers and lead enriched lives.

Based on the current market demands, we seek to provide the most relevant knowledge to our students and strive to ensure that our technology, our curriculum and our faculty are in touch with today’s and tomorrow’s industry needs.

Financial Assistance Options

This is most often the scariest part of your decision to go to college, but don’t worry, our staff will walk you through the process step-by-step. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
  • Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students
  • Veterans’ Benefits and Assistance

Career Training Readiness Quiz

This fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report which identifies your strengths and social style. Plus, you will discover the training and positions you’re best suited for.