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About Southeastern College

Mission
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.

Philosophy
The purpose of Southeastern College is to offer quality career education in an atmosphere of personalized attention.  At Southeastern College we focus on the specialized skills and knowledge needed for today’s marketplace by providing courses that apply to skill performance and career management development.

At Southeastern College we select industry experienced individuals as members of our faculty.  This allows our students to be educated by professionals who have practical knowledge in their particular field; as well as the appropriate level of formal education.  This philosophy assists our faculty in recreating a similar atmosphere to that which you will encounter in your new career.

Accreditation & Licensure

Greenacres Main Campus & Branch Campuses

  • Southeastern College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, 2101 Wilson Blvd, Suite 302, Arlington, Virginia, 22201.  Further information may be obtained by contacting the Commission at (703) 247-4212.

  • Southeastern College is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education (CIE), Department of Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, (888) 224-6684

  • Southeastern College’s Medical Assisting Programs at the Greenacres Main Campus, Miami Lakes Branch Campus, and St. Petersburg Branch Campus are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314N, Falls Church, Virginia 22043, (703) 917-9503.

  • Southeastern College’s Associate of Science Degree in Surgical Technology Programs at the Miami Lakes Branch Campus, and St. Petersburg Branch Campus are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314N, Falls Church, Virginia 22043, (703) 917-9503.

  • Southeastern College’s Associate of Science Degree in Surgical Technology Programs at the Greenacres Main Campus, Miami Lakes Branch Campus, and St. Petersburg Branch Campus are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Florida  33756, 727-210-2350.

  • Southeastern College’s Nursing Programs at the Greenacres Main Campus, Miami Lakes Branch Campus, St. Petersburg Branch Campus, and New Port Richey Branch Campus have been aprroved by the Florida Board of Nursing, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN C02, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399, 850-245-4125.

  • Southeastern College’s Massage Therapy Programs are approved by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C06, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399, 850-921-6184.

  • Southeastern College’s Greenacres Main Campus, Miami Lakes Branch Campus, St. Petersburg Branch Campus, New Port Richey Branch Campus, and Tampa Branch Campus are approved by the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services to offer Emergency Medical Technician -Basic, and Emergency Medical Technician –Paramedic; and follows the most current U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum. (Ch 401, FS, Ch. 64J-2, FAC) Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, 4052 Bald Cypress Way,  Bin #C18, Tallahassee, FL 32311-1738 (850) 245-4440.

  • Southeastern College's Pharmacy Technology Programs at the Greenacres Miami Campus, Miami Lakes Branch Campus and St. Petersburg Branch Campus are accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814, and Phone (301) 664-8644

Jacksonville Main Campus

  •   Southeastern College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, 2101 Wilson Blvd, Suite 302, Arlington, Virginia, 22201.  Further information may be obtained by contacting the Commission at (703) 247-4212.

  • Southeastern College is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, (CIE), Department of Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400, (888) 224-6684.

  •  Southeastern College’s Jacksonville Main Campus’s Massage Therapy Program is approved by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C06, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399, (850) 921-6184.

  • Southeastern College’s Jacksonville Main Campus is approved by the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services to offer Emergency Medical Technician -Basic, and Emergency Medical Technician –Paramedic; and follows the most current U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum. (Ch 401, FS, Ch. 64J-2, FAC) Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, 4052 Bald Cypress Way,  Bin #C18, Tallahassee, FL 32311-1738 (850) 245-4440.

  • Southeastern College's Practical Nursing Program at the Jacksonville Main Campus has been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN C02, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399, 850-245-4125

History
Southeastern College (K.C.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.

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  • 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.

  • In 1998, 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 Southeastern College and was approved to offer Associate Degree programs.  In 2003, the main Lake Worth campus moved its location to West Palm Beach, Florida.

  • In 2003, 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 Greenacres, Florida  and the Pembroke Pines campus moved its location to Miami Lakes, Florida.

  • In May of 2008, to accommodate its growing population, the Miami Lakes Branch Campus opened a Satellite Location also in Miami Lakes, Florida.

  • In October 2008, the Greenacres 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 Greenacres 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.

Jacksonville Main Campus

The Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Massage of Jacksonville was founded in 1992. Upon licensure by the Florida Commission on Independent Education, the school was established to provide a clinically based curriculum in the Professional Massage Therapy training program. 

  • In February of 2007, the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Massage was acquired by Dr. Arthur and Belinda Keiser, who have long-term involvement in developing and managing private colleges and schools. In addition, in 2007 the school extended its program offerings to include Paramedical Esthetician (Advanced Medical Skin Care Specialist).

  • In October 2008, the Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Massage of Jacksonville changed its name to Keiser Career Institute to better reflect the larger array of program offerings.  In March of 2009, Keiser Career Institute changed its name to Southeastern College with the offering of Associate Degree programs.

  • In January of 2009, the campus moved to a larger facility and expanded its program offerings.