The mission of Southeastern College is to provide quality career education and skill development to aspiring individuals pursuing a career or advancement in their chosen field.
Southeastern College 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.
In 1998, Keiser Career Institute opened a branch campus in Cooper City, Florida. In 1999, Keiser Career Institute opened a second 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.
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 (ACCSC) and were recognized by the Commission as Schools of Distinction.
In 2005, Keiser Career College opened a third branch campus in St. Petersburg, Florida. The St. Petersburg branch was granted institutional accreditation with the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges 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 June of 2006, Keiser Career College closed the Port St. Lucie campus.
In October 2008, the Main Greenacres 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 May of 2010, the Satellite location moved to Tampa, Florida and became the fourth 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. In May 2012, Keiser Career College changed its name to Southeastern College. In July 2012, the Tampa Branch Campus moved its location within Tampa, Florida. In 2015, the Greenacres Main campus moved its location to West Palm Beach, Florida.
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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.