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.


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.

Dental Assisting

I chose STI to better my future and lead me to an outstanding career path. I liked that we got to do a lot of things hands on. I also liked how we switched rotations and got to experience more than one specialty. The faculty did everything they could to help get the students through the program. They really cared about the students succeeding. My best experience at STI was graduating. It felt so good to earn my certificate. In the beginning at open house I was told it was an intense program but didn't realize how intense it would actually be. For future students, study, take extra notes on the side, highlight details that stand out, and focus, because you will need most of what you've learned in the dental world.

M. Montalbano, CDA, ’19

I wanted to go back to school start a new career, always loved Dentistry. My boyfriend was getting a root canal therapy at a specialist in Taunton. He was so impressed with how the DA there liked and performed her job. He asked her where she went to school. She was very enthusiastic and confident when she told him about STI. She said “ this is the school she needs to go to." We both did some research and agreed that it was the best choice for me to pursue a new career.

I like that the Dental Assisting Program is very fast pace, you have to work hard, there’s no other choice. It forces you to be organized and productive, you find out that you can achieve these goals, and you know what the outcome will be. It is very clear that you will be successful and have a new career if you work hard and give it 100%. It’s extremely rewarding to be part of something new, to have knowledge about it. You become a part of this amazing community of professionals, a new world, but you knew so much about it before you got there. I enjoyed externship very much. It helps you see the real world of how your new life will be.

The faculty are extremely knowledgeable. They keep the motivation and excitement going. They are always there to help you navigate through the journey. I had many great experiences at STI . The chairside labs and workshops were a favorite. I think graduation day was the best one, after working so hard it was an amazing feeling to be there and to share this with my family and everyone. 

To future students, we control of our future, education is a key part of it, it will always be. With knowledge, determination and specially with hard work, you can improve your life and have a very productive career, and if you are lucky enough to get started early you will always be ahead, with plenty of time to grow more and more, go as far as you want to go. Time is our must precious asset. We should never waste it.

I would say that if you want to change your life and improve every aspect of it, focus on this goal for a few months, work the hardest you ever had and you can achieve this, you can start to build a great career that will be rewarding from day one. You will definitely change your future, you will improve your quality of life, and be able to have more of the things you want for yourself and of course more time to enjoy them.