Southern Technical College Commemorates Largest Statewide Graduation Ceremony

Orlando, FL – (Oct. 15, 2015) – Orlando-based Southern Technical College, “Southern Tech,” proudly hosted the largest statewide graduation ceremony in its history.

In total, more than 500 of 1,123 graduates walked during the celebratory graduation held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

The event drew approximately 2,500 family, friends and supporters, who cheered on the career college graduates. Degrees and training included areas of study in: allied health, business, design, education, information technology, legal studies, nursing and technical trades.

All Southern Tech campuses were represented at the ceremony: Auburndale, Bonita Springs, Brandon, Fort Myers, Mount Dora, Orlando, Port Charlotte, Sanford and Tampa as well as graduates who took classes online.

“The jubilant ceremony was an incredible milestone for Southern Tech because it was our largest to date,” said Andrea Mitchell, regional director of career services. “We wish our graduates well as they begin their careers and contribute to Florida’s workforce in so many pivotal roles.”

About Southern Technical College (

Founded in 2000, Southern Technical College is a career education school dedicated to providing students with the best possible career training and education in a student-centered environment. It was founded to combine traditional and job-practical teaching techniques in the areas of allied health sciences and applied technology. Delivered in a dynamic and professional environment, the curricula are designed to deliver intensive, hands-on training in core technical areas in combination with communication skills, interpersonal skills and a broad-based general education. Southern Tech is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education (CIE) and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Associate degrees in Surgical Technician and Medical Assistant at the Fort Myers, Tampa and Port Charlotte campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and the Health Information Management associate degree program at the Fort Myers campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).