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About Southern Technical Institute

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 About STI

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...

Southern Technical Institute also owns Southern Technical College – an accredited nine-campus junior college system. STI is 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.

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.

Our Purpose

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:

Developmental Education

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.

Flexible Learning

Educational opportunities will be made available through the continuing development of delivery systems.

Continuing Education

Southern Technical Institute will create opportunities for persons who want to continue, renew or enrich their learning.

Affordable Options

Southern Technical Institute strives to provide courses and payment options that are affordable.

Community Outreach

Southern Technical Institute will be involved in the community through outreach, partnerships, and resources.

Workforce Development

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.