The Mission of Southeastern Technical Institute is to transform students into lifelong learners. The Mission and Goals are organized around four core philosophies; the Mastery of Foundation Skills, the Development of Interpersonal Skills, Proactive Student Engagement, and a commitment to Stretch Learning Initiatives.

In the past 45 years Southeastern Technical Institute has provided training in several vocational areas, constantly striving to meet the training needs of our students and area businesses. At the present time, the Technical Institute offers day and evening Practical Nurse Programs, a Medical Assistant Program, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Program, Dental Assistant Program, Culinary Arts and Cosmetology. In addition, there are several evening part time programs designed to meet the training needs of our community.


Dental Assisting – Katie D. – 2015

I was seven months pregnant when I applied to STI and in the process of moving from South Carolina. My previous career of bartending was not the life I wanted for my daughter and I, which is when I started asking around and spoke to a previous student about STI's Dental Assisting Program. She had already completed the program and was thriving in the dental world. I decided to give it my all and see what happened. Truthfully, I did not look into any other program once I heard the praises about the program and faculty from this former student.

Once school started, my daughter Chloe, was only two and a half weeks old. I certainly had my hands full but was determined to give school my best effort. She is my biggest motivator. The faculty and staff were there for myself and the other students every step of the way, especially Dr. Hassan, Mrs. Ferris and Cristina. Hard work certainly paid off in the end graduating top of my class, with multiple job offers.

After graduation and being able to compare my training and skill set with others in the field, I am forever grateful that I chose STI. The education I received has put me a notch above the rest. I am also grateful that STI is still here for my classmates and I even after graduation. Over the next few years, I plan to still be at my current job, utilizing my expanded functions and being the best assistant I can be.

STI is not only going to give you the best education and get you ready for employment in every way that they can, but is also going to be there for you in years to come, which is huge. I am not going to lie the Dental Assisting Program is highly intense and a lot of work, but every minute of class, labs and study sessions was worth it in the end.

Dental Assisting – Fia – 2015

I was always interested in a career that would allow me to be hands on and work with people. It was important to me to have the knowledge to help others, as well as the skills to match. I have always struggled with school and book work and was worried that I would never be able to handle the course load STI would ask of me. This was not an easy program, but it was 110% worth it. My biggest motivation at the start of the program was my family. I could not have gone to school without them and I would never have graduated without their support. As the end of the program neared I found I was also my own motivation....When others believe in you, you start to believe in you too.

The staff at STI goes above and beyond to match your hard work. This CODA accredited program teaches you hands on skills and background knowledge about being a DA but you also get so much more! I was taught compassion, professionalism, Sacrifice, time management, responsibility, gratitude, teamwork, ethics and perseverance. The work load is intense but it is manageable and prepares you for "the real world".  So much work is put into designing a top of the line curriculum. The reputation that STI hold speaks loud and clear of their hard work.

I have never experience a more dedicated, professional, welcoming, personable, conscientious group of educators or staff. From day one each and every one of them remember names and stories, and I could not have asked for a better education! They incorporate all learning styles and aspects of what it takes to go through the program, graduate, find work and succeed in your profession. No detail is left behind, and they do it all because they love what they do and believe in it, it is so inspiring!

I am leaving the doors open for my future. I may continue my education into hygiene, or stay working as a Dental Assistant. No matter where I end up though, STI's DA program has taught me so many fundamentals to being a professional, and so many skills when working with the public. They have boosted my confidence and skill set. I know I will be a life long learner whatever path I take.

If you are passionate about being a dental professional this is a top notch program. Each and every staff member plays a roll in your success and is there to support you. The program will push you to your limits at times and when you push back with hard work, dedication and TIME MANAGEMENT, you realize you are stronger than you think! The best part of all of this is that no one has to wait for a light at the end of the nine month tunnel, STI's program is a process that can also be enjoyed.

Stormy Wood – Class of 2016

I heard about STI from my dad who works at Southeastern. During my senior year of high school, I was very lost and had no idea what I wanted to do after graduation. Going to a big college and spending crazy money (all while trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life) didn't seem right for me. When I first heard about STI I didn't know what to think. But after my interview with Mr. Degan I decided to give it a try! Going into school I had no clue about the dental world and was very nervous. Dr. Hassan assured me that with lots of hard work and studying I could do it! Those nine months were crazy and there were times where I didn't think I was going to make it but as they called my name at graduation and I walked across the gym I felt a huge wave of accomplishment. I wouldn't have the opportunities I have today if it weren't for everyone at STI. The reason I chose STI over other Dental Assisting programs is because they are an accredited school. This means that the bar is set high to reach expectations set by the state and is reevaluated each year. The class sizes are also smaller than most schools allowing for more one on one learning experiences. My biggest motivators were definitely all the instructors. They came in every day excited to teach and always pushed my classmates and I to do our best - not only with school work but chairside as well. What I like most about STI is the hands-on learning. We were able to learn about something in the classroom and then actually perform the task right there in the lab. I was also able to graduate as an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant. This means that as an assistant I'm allowed to perform more tasks than most. Five years from now, I hope to grow further in the dental field and graduate from Dental Hygiene school. During my year at STI, I was lucky enough to intern for Tufts and was hired right after graduation. I am thankful for this opportunity and see myself working here for a long time! Cristina assists with job placement after graduation which is very helpful! I would tell the students considering STI to go for it! They have intense programs so work hard and in the end it will be worth it.

Hannah and Haylei Conte – Class of 2017

Haylei and Hannah Conte are recent high school graduates who are enrolled in STI's Medical Assisting Program.Hannah wasn't exactly sure what she wanted to do after high school but was thinking about the medical field. Once she learned about Southeastern Technical Institute,and decided to attend, she knew she made the right choice. "STI requires a lot of studying but the hands on procedures are perfect for someone like me." Her sister Haylei was planning to go on to an expensive school after high school "but I realized I wasn't sure of what I even wanted to do for so much money. When I heard about STI it sounded like the perfect place for me." She liked that it was fast paced and that she would begin a career after graduation in June. They both chose STI for its affordability and supportive environment. Hannah's biggest motivator is "knowing that by the end of the academic year I will be doing something that I love." Mrs. Beer has been Haylei's motivation as she "has definitely pushed me to be the best student I can be. When I was struggling in class she did all she could to help me improve. I also like how small the class size is because it's more personal." Both Hannah and Haylei see themselves working in the Medical Assisting field long term. Their advice to students who are considering STI would be to study! "It's not always easy and it takes a lot of effort but it will pay off in the end."

Practical Nurse – Class of 2020 (part-time)

I was very pleased with the PN program. It really requires a commitment to put the time and effort into the classwork and clinicals to get the most out of the program. There is a tremendous amount of information to learn and then develop the ability to make judgement calls using that information. The instructors were wonderful, knowledgeable and very approachable when I had questions. I feel this program has well prepared me for the NCLEX as well as a career as an LPN.

Dental Assisting – Class of 2018 Student

The faculty in Dental Assisting is so good at engaging the class and helping us understand whatever topic they are talking about. The curriculum was well put. I enjoyed learning things I never thought I would understand and being able to do the best I have ever done in school. The faculty and staff were always willing to help me out and help me learn. I also liked the externship experience of being in different offices was great.

Medical Assisting – 2012 Grad

STI was a great experience for me.  Our class was like a family; we were close, supported each other and made being in school again a positive experience.  The teachers could be tough but kept me in check also.

Since I graduated in 2012 I worked as a medical assistant floating at Signature Healthcare.  I gained experience in internal medicine, family practice, orthopedics and eye services.  With the experience I gained there I then went on to working in an optometry office as an optometric technician.  It pays a little more than medical assisting and believe it or not there is a lot to know about eyes, and it can be interesting.  I don't think a lot of people know that there's a lot of different positions you can work in just from becoming a medical assistant.

STI definitely has been the root of my beginning of many career opportunities and helped me find myself.  Recently I started online courses at Quincy college to start towards becoming an RN.  I am doing it very part time and hoping to be finished within the next five or so years.  That is my ultimate goal.

Medical Assisting Student Class of 2017

The Medical Assisting Program at STI was more than I hoped for. The job readiness aspect of the course was very helpful. I learned a lot about the interview process and what future employers are looking for when reviewing resumes. I enjoyed doing the blood pressure and pediatric clinics during the year. I hope you continue to do it in following years because it is a great way for the students to get practice on other people besides classmates. Also like doing the study sessions before a test.

Mrs. Beer's lectures are always very thorough and informative. I always felt like I took something away from them. The teacher's themselves really just helped me learn. It was the perfect mix of fun yet down to business. Perfect for me.

Mrs Williams is excellent! She's knowledgeable and has great experience related stories. The class discussions were always relevant and thought provoking. Although we sometimes got off track, I saw nothing wrong with that because we were gently guided back by Mrs W.


Medical Assisting – 2014 Grad

I chose STI because it was affordable and close to my home. At STI I liked that the time spent in class was always well utilized. There was never a wasted moment or boredom. It was filled with so much information to take in. For externship, all the details were worked out before you even got there. You knew where you were going and what to expect. You also met with your predecessor beforehand so you knew at least one familiar face before you went on your first day. STI staff is A+! They all know what they are teaching and offer their own experiences in the field. My best experience at STI was graduation! I also liked that CPR was included in the curriculum. It is a challenging program but you will be completely equipped and prepared for a job in the workforce.

Medical Assisting Class of 2019 Student

The best part of Medical Assisting was the faculty. I enjoyed the way that Mrs. Williams related her experiences in the healthcare field to the topic we were discussing in class. The class also helped me to pick out medications when going over a history in my externship. I liked that we were able to use Schoology, being it the first time I've ever used it, because it was an easy way to keep track of what assignments were coming and I was able to get a head start on looking over slide shows so I would be able to ask questions in class. It also was convenient to have as an app on my phone to study for exams. I love Ms. Becker's enthusiasm for teaching and that she wanted us to succeed from the beginning and never gave up. It left an impact on me and I respect her highly for that. I feel that Mrs. Beer's knowledge of the content matter that we were learning helped me understand anatomy. It also helped tremendously when we first learned how to break down a word root in the beginning of the year so that when we learned a system, we could break down what exactly was happening.