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What is Accreditation?

Simply put, accreditation means that Southern Technical College has met or surpassed standards for educational quality. Accreditation:

  •     Provides accountability and guarantees consistency
  •     Measures and improves educational quality
  •     Promotes progress throughout the college

This means that Southern Technical College

  •     Is recognized as a qualified institution of higher learning
  •     Offers instruction that meets or exceeds academic standards
  •     Employs a professional staff
  •     Has the proper facilities and equipment

Licensure

Southern Technical College is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission for Independent Education at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888) 224-6684 or www.fldoe.org.

Accreditation

Southern Technical College – Fort Myers, Port Charlotte, and Tampa campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award Bachelor’s degrees, Associate’s degrees, and diplomas. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education. ACICS may be contacted at 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4241. The telephone number is (202) 336-6780.

Southern Technical College – Orlando, Auburndale, Brandon, and Sanford campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) to award Associate’s degrees and diplomas. The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ACCSC may be contacted at 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201. The telephone number is (703)-247-4212.

Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888)224-6684

The Associate Degree in Nursing at the Fort Myers campus is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326.  404-975-5000. For more information visit www.acenursing.org.

The Associate’s Degrees in Surgical Technician at the Fort Myers, Tampa, and Port Charlotte campuses are also accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314, N. Falls Church, Virginia 22043. (703)917-9503 or www.abhes.org .

The DMS Program at Southern Technical College, Tampa Campus is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP). The DMS Program at Southern Technical College, Port Charlotte Campus is not accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP).   Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting CAAHEP at 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 or www.caahep.org.  The telephone number is (727) 210-2350.  Additional information may also be obtained by contacting the Joint Review Commission on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) at 6021 University Boulevard Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043 orwww.jrcdms.org.  The telephone number is (443) 973-3251.

Why Southern Tech?

The mission of Southern Technical College is 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.