The mission of Southeastern College as a diploma and associate degree granting College of higher education is to provide quality career education and skill development to aspiring individuals pursuing a career or
advancement in their chosen field.
Southeastern College (S.E.C.) was founded in 1988 as Cruise Career Training Institute (C.C.T.I.) by recognized leaders in the cruise and travel industry. They saw a need in the travel industry for highly skilled, dedicated and motivated employees to provide very high standards of service.
In 1994, C.C.T.I. was acquired by Arthur and Belinda Keiser, who have long-term involvement in developing and managing private colleges and schools. In 1995, C.C.T.I. applied for and was granted accreditation by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. In 1996, C.C.T.I. expanded its travel program offerings to meet the needs of the community and its students.
In 1997, C.C.T.I. further expanded its scope of career education to include programs in the business, computer, and medical fields. To more effectively represent its mission and philosophy, C.C.T.I. changed its name to Keiser Career Institute and the main campus was located in Lake Worth, Florida.
Keiser Career Institute opened a branch campus in Cooper City, Florida. In 1999, Keiser Career Institute opened a branch campus in Port St. Lucie, Florida. In 2002 the Cooper City campus moved its location to Pembroke Pines, Florida.
In 2002, to better serve the needs of its students and the surrounding communities, Keiser Career Institute changed its name to Keiser Career College and was approved to offer Associate Degree programs. In 2003, the main Lake Worth campus moved its location to West Palm Beach, Florida.
The Pembroke Pines, West Palm Beach, and Port St. Lucie Campuses were granted institutional accreditation with the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges and Technology (ACCSCT), and were recognized by the Commission as Schools of Distinction.
In 2005, Southeastern College opened a branch campus in St. Petersburg, Florida. The St. Petersburg branch was granted institutional accreditation with the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology also in 2005. Additionally, in 2005, the West Palm Beach campus moved its location to West Palm Beach, Florida and the Pembroke Pines campus moved its location to Miami Lakes Area, Florida.
In May of 2008, to accommodate its growing population, the Miami Lakes Area Branch Campus opened a Satellite Location also in Miami Lakes Area, Florida.
In October 2008, the West Palm Beach Main Campus opened a Branch Campus in New Port Richey, Florida. In addition, the New Port Richey Branch location opened a Satellite location in Spring Hill, Florida.
In April of 2010, the Spring Hill Satellite location was approved by ACCSC to become the Tampa Branch Campus.
In May of 2010, the Satellite location moved to Tampa, Florida and became the fifth Branch Campus of the West Palm Beach Main Campus.
In July of 2011, the Tampa Branch Campus expanded its facilities to include two additional classroom spaces also located in the same plaza.
In May of 2012, Keiser Career College changed it's name to Southeastern College.
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The purpose of Southeastern Institute is to offer quality career education. Our curriculum is geared towards entry-level students with no prior background in the subject matter. Our programs focus on the specialized skills and knowledge needed for today's marketplace by providing courses that apply to skill performance and career management development.