About Southern Technical Institute
Southern Technical Institute (STI) Credentials:
- Licensed by Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education
- Licensed by Florida Board of Nursing
- Approved CE-Broker #5015636
- Approved CEU Provider for Nursing Home Administrators
- Approved Florida Department of Elder Affairs Training Vendor
- Approved Prometric Regional Test Center for Florida CNA Examination – Pinellas County
- Member of Better Business Bureau with A+ rating
- Approved by National Healthcareer Association
- Approved CareerSource Training Provider for Central Florida, Tampa Bay, and Pinellas.
Southern Technical Institute (STI) is an entry-level career education school dedicated to providing students with the best possible career training and education in a student-centered environment. The school combines traditional and innovative teaching techniques in the areas of health sciences. 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. STI has been helping students in Florida to prepare for their future careers for more than 10 years through its current and previous locations. Southern Technical Institute was formerly known as Florida Medical Prep, founded in 2003, to offer certified nursing assistant (CNA) examination preparation in Largo, Florida. Over the years, the school has expanded to offer instruction in First-Aid, CPR certifications, and Med (Pass) Tech courses, and now diploma programs in related health fields. In 2009 the school began offering diploma programs licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education. In 2013, Florida Medical Prep was purchased by Southern Technical Institute. read more...
Building With You
In 2009, Southern Technical Institute applied and was approved by the Department of Education to expand its healthcare provider education programs to include Phlebotomy, Articulated Nursing Assistant, Health Science, Home Health Aide and also Advanced Home Health Aide. In 2010, Southern Technical Institute added EKG Technician Test Prep training courses and also became an approved National Healthcareer Association Exam site. In 2012, Articulated Nurse Assistant and Patient Care Assistant diploma programs were launched. In 2013, Southern Technical Institute was approved as a CE Broker through Florida Board of Nursing and launched a variety of CEU courses to offer to all nursing healthcare professionals. All CEU certification courses are electronically reported to the Florida Board of Nursing to ensure CEU credit when renewing your healthcare license renewal.
In order to provide the residents of this region with learning opportunities which will enrich individual lives and contribute to the vitality of the community and health care sector, Southern Technical Institute sets forth as its statement of purpose the achievement of the following ends:
Students will be equipped with the skills needed to successfully achieve their goals as healthcare professionals.
Southern Technical Institute will continue to be a force that advances an understanding of diversity for all people.
Educational opportunities will be made available through the continuing development of delivery systems.
Southern Technical Institute will create opportunities for persons who want to continue, renew or enrich their learning.
Southern Technical Institute strives to provide courses and payment options that are affordable.
Southern Technical Institute will be involved in the community through outreach, partnerships, and resources.
Southern Technical Institute will prepare people to secure employment in the healthcare sectors of the economy, to contribute to sustain the long-term economic viability of the community.