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 – 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.

Practical Nurse – O.O. – 2014 grad

I chose STI after a thoughtful comparison and analysis of its Nursing Board Licensure exam results. Class time was as regular as any intensive full time studies schedule. I didn't have to come back for classes against my work or family life schedule. I opted for full-time studies and the class time fitted into my expectations. The clinical period was no joke. We were exposed to all we basically needed to know, no half- measures, no laziness or indiscipline. Faculty and staff were very helpful. They were ready to stay after school to explain difficult areas. They really encouraged us and offered tips to lessen even our non- academic problems. Mrs. Aguiar & Mrs. Miller are exceptional in this regard. After my studies, they continued to help in my job search and referred me to jobs. Just can't thank them enough. There were moments of confusion & outright tears that l had to confide in Mrs. A. Her soothing words, gestures and advice encouraged me never to give up. I still don't know what l could have done without her. The student support staff is amazing. Cristina always sent job fliers to all graduates, encouraging us to apply, asking to know our experiences and challenges, giving tips for preparation for our job interviews and so on. Mrs. Miller's humility and 'down to earth' approach during my clinical experience at the Veteran Hospital, Brockton. She is a professional to the core. She worked side by side with her students, without any feeling of superiority. STI is the best school for the Practical Nursing Program. I have already referred many prospective students.

Stephanie Ameen, 2017

I heard about the Dental Assisting Program through a few friends who also went to STI. They always had great things to say about the school and how much they enjoyed it so I signed up and it was the best decision I ever made. Everything was excellent. The class time was used wisely. I feel I learned what I needed to in order to pass my boards. Shop time was my favorite, learning new skills for the first time was very exciting. As for my externships, I thought all the offices were amazing and very helpful. 

Without the faculty and staff being there just even for the moments of doubt and when you felt stressed, I don’t know how I would have made it through without them. They were amazing. Shout out to Cristina Barros for helping us all out with financial aid and all the other things we didn’t have a clue about. She made it easy and simple to understand and get done!

Graduation was hands down the best experience. Just knowing all the hard work you put in, paid off and you have your whole future ahead of you. Not a better feeling than that! It’s never too late to change your life! STI changed mine!

Practical Nurse – Vicky W. – 2015 Grad

Good afternoon Mrs. Aguiar,
I hope all is well and that this school year is off to a great start already. I just want to say thank you for your patience with me throughout the nursing program. You truly have the gift of teaching, especially the hands on part (clinical). I learn best hands on, and being in your clinical or lab group was the best experience. You took your time to teach/review procedures and made sure I was comfortable enough to do it on my own. I remember if not late September than it probably was early October, I stayed after with you for extra help on Fundamentals, and to go over my test #2. I had a 68% on that exam, and although a 68% was a big improvement from my exam #1, it was still not a passing grade.

I was so angry, frustrated, discouraged and confused, I was ready to give up. The passion, understanding and determination was most certainly there for me. I didn’t understand why my grades weren't reflecting that. When I told you that I was ready to give up, you said “Why? you’re only two exams in and you have 3 more to go, you can do it!” You said the students that struggle with their grades usually make the best nurses, the knowledge is there but they’re just bad test takers even though they understand the material. They are usually the ones who want it bad enough and will do anything to reinforce the material and make sure their knowledge reflects on paper.

You were the main instructor who reassured me that I can most certainly bring my grade up, just don’t give up. You gave me different strategies to help reinforce the material more. You suggested listening to podcast, rewriting my notes, going over my exam and for every one that I got wrong check off what you did. I took your advice and it worked.

Overall I just wanted to say thank you, you may not have realized how personal I took your advice but I took it very personal. You are a phenomenal nursing instructor. Looking back now I’m SO happy that I stayed after with you that day, and extremely proud of myself for not giving up. Successfully completing the Practical Nurse Program was a blessing, and passing the NCLEX on my 1st attempt was an even greater blessing, and I owe a BIG thank you to you.