Offering more than 65 pathways in today’s most innovative fields, Southeast Technical College is recognized as one of the region’s best two-year options. Here, you’ll find career-focused programs developed collaboratively with area industry leaders. Our talented faculty bring real-world experience to their teaching and will prepare you with the skills you’ll need to jump-start your career in two years or less.
"I knew I didn't want to spend years in school doing something that I probably wouldn't end up doing in the long run. So, Southeast Tech was the best route for me."
"At Southeast Tech, there's so much you can do. You can attend class in person. You can do remote learning. You can do all online. You can do half and half - whatever fits into your schedule. That's what made me choose Southeast Tech."
“I chose Southeast Technical College for its Invasive Cardiovascular Technology program and because it is close to home. I like STC for its location, small campus size and full-ride scholarship opportunities through Build Dakota.”
"Southeast Tech has given me confidence and provided me the ability to have a life that I didn't think that would be possible. I went back to school and now I'm working in computers, and and system administration for companies around Sioux Falls."
“My Student Success Advisor is outstanding. She helps me schedule my classes to fit my work schedule, accommodate for childcare, and motivates me to keep on track with my courses. During my first semester, I almost quit college due to my work and family commitments, but she was able to create a schedule that worked for me and assisted with getting my son into the on-campus Scarbrough Childcare Center. Plus, she gives great academic advice!”
"Southeast Tech and my instructors in the Sports Turf Management program provided me with the knowledge to help maintain football fields at a professional level. I learned a lot last year, from hands-on experience with different equipment, to learning about different grasses and pests. Southeast Tech does an excellent job preparing you for after-college work. I recommend Southeast Technical College and the Sports Turf Management program to anyone looking for excellent and affordable schooling."
"Southeast Tech and the Early Childhood program have shown me what it takes and how to be an influential educator. The program gave me tools and resources to take with me after graduation to use through my career. This program is very hands-on; I’m going out into the field with real-life experiences in Early Childhood. STC’s faculty care about their students both academically and personally."
"Southeast Tech faculty and programs set you up for nothing but success. You grow close relationships with your instructors who want you to do your best, and push you to do your best."
“I love Southeast Tech’s small class sizes and caring instructors. It makes starting college so much easier.”
“The fast-paced learning helped me be more efficient as an agency designer. The smaller classes at Southeast Technical College allow for the teachers to not only offer a little more hands-on help, but they quickly turn into a family and show that they really care for their students.”
"I was looking for something close to home, and Southeast Tech helped me to be see who I was and who I wanted to be."
Southeast Technical College recently received several recognitions by Intelligent.com, including the Best Community College in South Dakota.
The Aspen Institute named Southeast Technical College one of the 150 institutions eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America's community colleges.
Southeast Technical College claimed the No. 1 spot in Niche.com’s 2023 Best Community Colleges in South Dakota list as well as No. 7 on the Best Community Colleges in America list. In the national study, 906 schools were analyzed on academic, financial and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education and reviews from students and alumni.