Since 1968, the public, two-year institution Southeastern Technical Institute has strived to initiate, develop and provide high quality technical education opportunities and services for students aged sixteen and older. Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the Southeast Technical Institute’s campus consists of the Mickelson Education Center, the Terrence Sullivan Health and Science Center, the Ed Wood Center, the Technology Center, the Scarbrough Child Care Center, and Nicolay-Hummel and Andera Residence Halls. Set on the limits of Sioux Falls, students have easy access to the “upbeat and carefree” downtown area, including entertainment, shopping and restaurants just minutes away. With a local population of just 150,000 students have the perfect opportunity to truly take advantage of the local professional sports teams, concerts, theaters and more.
Students at Southeast Tech participate in hands-on, technologically state-of-the-art programs of study to receive associate of applied science degrees as well as diplomas and certificates. With a wireless campus and programs designed to reflect market demand, students are able to get the most out of their degree, diploma, or certificate programs, or in the Business & Industry Training division. Degree-granting programs of study are currently offered in areas like business & communications, computer information systems, electronics technology, engineering technology, health technology, human services technology, industrial technology, landscape design/sports turf management & horticulture technology, and transportation technology. Exciting programs include animation technology, graphic communications, computer programming, biomedical equipment technology, architectural/construction engineering technology, cardiac ultrasound technology, Licensed Practical Nursing, law enforcement science, machine tool technology, and automotive or diesel technology. The Business & Industry Training Center features programs in computer applications, construction & transportation, corporate & small business, health education, and manufacturing & industrial areas of study.
The training center holds courses on campus, online, or on-site for specific companies and corporations. Specialized training requests are viable for consideration, featuring customized training programs. Students who wish to pursue coursework but are limited to evening and weekend classes may choose from programs in business administration, electronics technology, Licensed Practical Nursing and network administration. For those wishing to participate in distance education, the Southeast Technical Institute Online offers the Online Business Administration program. Adult learners may choose to take advantage of the STI Adult Learning Center which offers free GED and ESL (English as a second language) classes.
As a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, STI is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It has been approved to grant the associate in applied science degree in all two-year programs it offers by the South Dakota Board of Education. Automotive Technology and Diesel Technology programs are certified as Automotive Service Excellence schools by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Cardiovascular Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Surgical Technology programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Licensed Practical Nursing is accredited through the South Dakota Board of Nursing, Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement is approved by the Law Enforcement Officer and Training Commission, the Machine Tool Technology program is accredited by the National Institute of Metal Working Skills (NIMS), Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration is accredited through the HVAC Excellence Accreditation program, and Pharmacy Technician is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).