Southwest Florida College is now part of the Southern Technical College system. The system is a private, for-profit group of colleges located in Central and Southwestern Florida. Southern Technical College has nine locations in addition to its online program. The colleges provide students with career-focused, hands-on learning in their field of choice. Students may pursue academic programs in the fields of allied health, design, business, legal studies, nursing, education, information technology and various technical trades. All programs award either diplomas, associate or bachelor's degrees.
Southern Technical College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
Faculty members at Southern Technical College seek to provide students with intensive, career-oriented, technical training in a professional and dynamic environment. In addition to teaching communication and interpersonal skills, curriculum is designed for students to master core technical skills that can be used in the real-world. Faculty are expected to keep their curriculum current with the needs of their given industries.
Students at Southern Technical College commute to campus since the school does not offer student housing. Flexible training programs, including some online programs, are available for students who need to maintain commitments outside of school. Some students may be eligible for advanced standing, allowing them to shorten their time in residency at the college. The Career Services Department provides students with the opportunity to attend job fairs, meet and greets, and guest speaker events. Central and Southwestern Florida provide students with a host of extracurricular activities, events, and attractions. Some of these include Disney World, Universal Studios, professional sporting events, and access to Florida's array of beaches.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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