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Southern Technical College Reviews

Updated December 20, 2016
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  1. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Director of Admissions in Sanford, FL
    Former Employee - Director of Admissions in Sanford, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Southern Technical College (More than a year)

    Pros

    From the CEO (whom I've known for years) on down. It's ALL about helping students achieve success.

    Cons

    I have none at this time

    Advice to Management

    Modernize the admissions contact system from MDT/CVue to 5/9 and Salesforce. Get all data within 10 mi range of each campus and have offshore center qualify and transfer to admissions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not terrible but could be a lot better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Provides opportunity to do didactic teaching and work with students on an interpersonal level.

    Cons

    The screening process for students is poor, unrealistic expectations for student's success and progress. Company is for-profit and more concerned about finances than aiding students and staff. The directors are either leaving or being fired on annual or semi-annual basis.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "I should of never work there."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Southern Technical College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some employee are great . U learn a lot it is a stepping stone..

    Cons

    The staff lacks discipline in correcting mistakes. They brush things under the rug... Fault you for all the wrong. Never see good you do. Quit turn over. There users, Careers services is a joke at some campuses. Most are concerns about there own personal needs and a pay check.


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  5. "Medical Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Dora, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Dora, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Southern Technical College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful staff members

    Cons

    Working split shifts and holidays days off are not the same as the public school system.

    Advice to Management

    Make work schedule 8 hrs straight and change days off to fit public school system.


  6. "Great place to help people"

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    Current Employee - Adjunct PCT Instructor in Sanford, FL
    Current Employee - Adjunct PCT Instructor in Sanford, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Southern Technical College (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Teaching students and watching them grow

    Cons

    Would love to be full time instead of adjunct


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Ultrasound Program Director"

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    Former Employee - Ultrasound Program Director in Port Charlotte, FL
    Former Employee - Ultrasound Program Director in Port Charlotte, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Southern Technical College (More than a year)

    Pros

    Guiding and instructing Ultrasound students

    Cons

    More of a business than a school

    Advice to Management

    take care of your best asset, your instructors


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    None, company should work on transitioning their students and employees to better opportunities outside the company

    Cons

    For-profit are the key words here, only interested in making money and not in quality education or being an employer of choice in the community. Management is proud of getting rid of people and sets unrealistic expectations on their staff in order to keep the doors open

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your students and your employees


  9. Helpful (2)

    "For Profit says it all!"

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Southern Technical College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Keeps students off the street.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Upper management is terrible. There is no reward for loyalty. In addition, if a student who is angry because they performed badly, writes a bad review of the Instructor, the Dean doesn't even consider that they are doing so in a vengeful manner. One could have Three straight semesters/quarters of success and no negative surveys written by students, but all of a sudden, a couple gets Instructor blackballed. Ridiculous!!! They only care about the money, NOT the student, letting students who miss large amounts of class time finish, while other students are Present at Every class, proactively performing well, completing every assignment. Not fair to those good students.

    Advice to Management

    Re-structure and try not to make is so obvious its all about the money. How about really performing an Educational service to the students?? This way you can actually feel really good about what you do everyday instead of trying to validate this poor excuse for academia.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Machine Operator"

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    Current Employee - Associate Degree Science in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Associate Degree Science in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Southern Technical College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excelent teamwork and company benefits are very good, short distance from my home and schedule great!!!!.

    Cons

    No offer opportunities for growth and development skills because have small management structure, without formal training for employees...

    Advice to Management

    Create better opportunities for development and training.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Could be much better"

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    Former Employee - Medical Instructor in Auburndale, FL
    Former Employee - Medical Instructor in Auburndale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Southern Technical College (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Provided educational opportunities for non-traditional students.

    Cons

    I worked at STC for 4 years as a medical assistant instructor. During that time, there were 4 changes in upper management at the location where I worked. But nothing really improved. Benefits were pitiful and pay was poor. During that entire 4 years the rhetoric never changed. Instructors were held accountable for events completely out of our control. This was an adult education environment but when students did not come to class, left early, missed exam days or most anything else, instructors were held completely accountable for these events. Instructors were consistently told (when these events happened) we were not making the classes "fun" enough or interesting enough to encourage attendance. We were essentially threatened with reprimands if students failed courses, were absent, or left classes early. I understand "for profit" means that but these students were financially raped with the cost of their education. Students were lied to; students without high diploma or GED were admitted; students who could not read (really) or write were admitted. Instructors were frequently "voluntold" to perform extra events and activities and since this was time "volunteered" there was no remuneration involved. The whole system was "McDonalized"; independent thought was not encouraged. Grades were changed so people could pass. Had it not been for the students and their desire for bettering themselves, I would have left much sooner. But ultimately my open disagreements led to my "resigning", and my resignation was cheerfully "accepted".

    Advice to Management

    Get real. You can make a profit and still have a positive educational environment. But greed and avarice is not the way to be successful.



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