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Southeastern College Testimonials

We pride ourselves on the quality, value, and convenience of the career education offered by our programs and instructors. Don’t just take our word for it! Take a look at what a few of our graduates and their employers had to say about their experience with Southeastern College.

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Charleston, SC - Main Campus

Graduate Testimonials

"Southeastern Institute gave me the opportunity for a different lifestyle and a career not just another job."

Aisha Malone, PT

Pharmacy Technology

Aisha Malone, PT

Pharmacy Technology

Southeastern Institute gave me the opportunity for a different lifestyle and a career not just another job.

"I was a newlywed and a stay at home mom. I wanted to set a positive example for my children and be a great role model."

Amelia Willis, CCMA

Medical Assisting

Amelia Willis, CCMA

Medical Assisting

I was a newlywed and a stay at home mom. I wanted to set a positive example for my children and be a great role model.

Because of Southeastern Institute I am actually doing what I love.

"I appreciate Ms. Craven and Ms. Windham for being here and dedicating their time and experience in giving me the tools I need to further my education and new job skills."

Connie Reives, EMBCS

Electronic Medical Billing and Coding

Connie Reives, EMBCS

Electronic Medical Billing and Coding

I appreciate Ms. Craven and Ms. Windham for being here and dedicating their time and experience in giving me the tools I need to further my education and new job skills.

"Southeastern Institute brought me back to school and opened my eyes to a whole new world and career I wouldn't have thought of before."

Courtney Brentlinger, LMT

Professional Clinical Massage Therapy

Courtney Brentlinger, LMT

Professional Clinical Massage Therapy

Southeastern Institute brought me back to school and opened my eyes to a whole new world and career I wouldn’t have thought of before. There’s so much I want to do and I feel like this was an amazing first step.

"I now have a new career that allows me to help people and work when I want to. I am so excited to start my new adventure."

Cynthia Blackman, LMT

Massage Therapy

Cynthia Blackman, LMT

Massage Therapy

I now have a new career that allows me to help people and work when I want to. I am so excited to start my new adventure.

"Ms. Ford will always hold a place in my heart and life."

Erika Smith, RMA

Medical Assisting

Erika Smith, RMA

Medical Assisting

Ms. Ford will always hold a place in my heart and life. I had a problem throughout school and with my pregnancy and she gave me words of encouragement to get me through.

"Southeastern Institute has increased my love for massage. I cannot imagine myself in another career."

Jenn Smith, LMT

Massage Therapy

Jenn Smith, LMT

Massage Therapy

Southeastern Institute has increased my love for massage. I cannot imagine myself in another career.

"Never think you are stuck because as long as you have the strength and ability to do better you can."

Kenyetta Holmes, LMT

Massage Therapy

Kenyetta Holmes, LMT

Massage Therapy

Never think you are stuck because as long as you have the strength and ability to do better you can.

Ms. Miller always motivated everyone even when we had difficult situations going on. She kept everyone focused on the finish line!

"Southeastern Institute has been a special place over the past 16 months where I have made wonderful lifelong friends."

Lissa Wilson, LMT

Massage Therapy

Lissa Wilson, LMT

Massage Therapy

Southeastern Institute has been a special place over the past 16 months where I have made wonderful lifelong friends. They are also my support network and keep me going at SEI and beyond.

"I had no idea what I wanted to do or what major I wanted but when I came to Southeastern Institute I found what I wanted to do. Southeastern felt like family and where I needed to be."

Marina Weatherford, RMA

Medical Assisting

Marina Weatherford, RMA

Medical Assisting

I had no idea what I wanted to do or what major I wanted but when I came to Southeastern Institute I found what I wanted to do. Southeastern felt like family and where I needed to be.

"Southeastern Institute gave me the knowledge I needed for medical billing and coding to be successful in the workforce."

Omega Simmons, CBCS

Electronic Medical Billing and Coding

Omega Simmons, CBCS

Electronic Medical Billing and Coding

Southeastern Institute gave me the knowledge I needed for medical billing and coding to be successful in the workforce.

"Southeastern Institute changed me into a very humble person. I enjoy being around people more and have learned to block out the negative energy in my life."

Raven Edwards, RMA

Medical Assisting

Raven Edwards, RMA

Medical Assisting

Southeastern Institute changed me into a very humble person. I enjoy being around people more and have learned to block out the negative energy in my life.

"With the 8 month program I was able to get certified before I have my child so I will be able to get a better job when I return to work."

Rilee Fish, CBCS

Electronic Medical Billing and Coding

Rilee Fish, CBCS

Electronic Medical Billing and Coding

With the 8 month program I was able to get certified before I have my child so I will be able to get a better job when I return to work.

"Southeastern Institute gave me a new career that will provide opportunities along with my yoga background."

Samantha Antalek, LMT

Massage Therapy

Samantha Antalek, LMT

Massage Therapy

Southeastern Institute gave me a new career that will provide opportunities along with my yoga background.

"Southeastern has changed my life because it is where I gained confidence in myself and my ability to do my job."

Sheena Young

Medical Assisting

Sheena Young

Medical Assisting

Southeastern has changed my life because it is where I gained confidence in myself and my ability to do my job.

"I was going to quit but I talked to the Dean and she told me to hang in there. I am so glad I decided to stick it out and I am grateful for my time at Southeastern Institute."

Theodoshia Spann

Electronic Medical Billing and Coding

Theodoshia Spann

Electronic Medical Billing and Coding

I was going to quit but I talked to the Dean and she told me to hang in there. I am so glad I decided to stick it out and I am grateful for my time at Southeastern Institute.

"I was very afraid of returning to the classroom at this age in my life. I met Ms. Ford on the first day and I knew she was sent by God."

Williette Canty, RMA

Medical Assisting

Williette Canty, RMA

Medical Assisting

I was very afraid of returning to the classroom at this age in my life. I met Ms. Ford on the first day and I knew she was sent by God. As I talked with her, my butterflies seemed to fly away. Ms. Brown and Ms. Roberts hold a special place also.

"Ms. Fordham was a wonderful instructor! She was a great hands-on instructor who ensured that we could exceed."

Zerenobria Reynolds, RMA

Medical Assisting

Zerenobria Reynolds, RMA

Medical Assisting

Ms. Fordham was a wonderful instructor! She was a great hands-on instructor who ensured that we could exceed.

Charlotte, NC - Main Campus

Graduate Testimonials

"I knew for many years prior to attending Southeastern Institute that I wanted to find a profession that was helping people heal in an alternative way. Massage Therapy was the perfect fit for me. I am grateful to have found the perfect way to help others."

Amber Poole, LMBT

2017 Valedictorian

Amber Poole, LMBT

2017 Valedictorian

I knew for many years prior to attending Southeastern Institute that I wanted to find a profession that was helping people heal in an alternative way. Massage Therapy was the perfect fit for me. I am grateful to have found the perfect way to help others.

All of the Massage Therapy instructors hold a special place in my educational history but Mr. Elkins stands out. I have a huge passion for neuromuscular massage therapy and I would not be where I am without the knowledge I have gained from him. The Southeastern Institute staff was super helpful with everything I needed. Mr. Lawson and Mr. Elkins helped me overcome several obstacles to keep me on track to graduate. Southeastern Institute changed my life dramatically. I held a job starting in my third class and made life-changing connections. Because of Southeastern Institute, I am able to financially support my family and give my daughter the opportunity to attend a better school and fill her free time with extra activities and travel.

Today, I am a self-employed Licensed Massage Therapist with my own business called Dharma Massage and Bodywork, LLD. The word Dharma is a term used in ayurvedic medicine meaning the goal of fulfilling the duties assigned to us by our positions in society. It felt perfect because it shows my purpose and place in the community and I want people to know how much I care about what I do. My business is inside a chiropractor’s office in Gastonia, NC and it has blessed me with a lot of business from day one. Every day I get to help people who are in pain and give them relief. The reward from helping other people is the best!

"I chose Southeastern Institute to further my career in the medical field. I had lost my job and wanted to be able to look back in life and say I accomplished my goal of giving back to those in need."

Britney Pass

2018 Medical Assisting Graduate

Britney Pass

2018 Medical Assisting Graduate

I chose Southeastern Institute to further my career in the medical field. I had lost my job and wanted to be able to look back in life and say I accomplished my goal of giving back to those in need. My instructors were very helpful throughout my journey at Southeastern Institute. Mrs. Velkovich, Mrs. Booker, and Ms. Jordan always looked out for my well-being in school and life. I am truly blessed to have people I look up to because they make me laugh, they are caring, and love their students.

I can remember a time when faced with the obstacle of preparing for my Phlebotomy certification. I thought I could not do it, but Mrs. Velkovich and Mrs. Booker took the time and made sure I would succeed because they saw greatness in me. I have gained a lot more knowledge in the medical field that I did not know prior to coming to Southeastern Institute. I have also managed to communicate better. The one thing I can take away from Southeastern Institute is that not only does attendance matter, but also speaking clearly is the key to communication.

I am now working as a Medical Assistant for Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas Healthcare System) at Levine Cancer Institute in the oncology department.

"I heard about Southeastern Institute from a friend. When I first made an appointment I was not sure what I wanted to do, but after my first visit to the campus and meeting with Cindy in Admissions, I knew that I had to enroll for Medical Assisting right away!"

Cinthia Reyes, RMA

2017 Medical Assisting Graduate

Cinthia Reyes, RMA

2017 Medical Assisting Graduate

I heard about Southeastern Institute from a friend. When I first made an appointment I was not sure what I wanted to do, but after my first visit to the campus and meeting with Cindy in Admissions, I knew that I had to enroll for Medical Assisting right away!

All of my Medical Assisting instructors were amazing. Mrs. Booker was extremely helpful. She was tough and made us go the extra mile, but it helped me learn in every other class along the way. Mrs. Branch helped the process for check-offs prior to externship go smoothly. She helped the process be less stressful. You can definitely tell that Mrs. Daniels loves what she does. She is down to Earth and has a great personality. And of course Ms. Doerflinger – I can personally say she has the hardest job. She really helped me find an externship site and continued to support me throughout my two months in my clinical rotation. Externship was the hardest portion of the program, but Ms. D helped me get through it.

All of the staff at Southeastern Institute made me feel welcome and encouraged me throughout my entire program. I would not be a Registered Medical Assistant if it wasn’t for Southeastern Institute. The school helped prepare me for everything I do in my field now. Behind everything, education does come first. Southeastern Institute prepared me with all of the background information and knowledge required in my workplace.

I was hired directly from my externship with Carolinas Healthcare System as a Registered Medical Assistant. I work in the main surgery center in downtown Charlotte. I am excited to train to work with a new virtual platform for patients as well.

"I graduated from the Medical Billing and Coding program as a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist. Today, I work as a Benefits Verification Specialist with the Lash Group."

Deanna Albritton, CBCS

Electronic Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Graduate, April 2017

Deanna Albritton, CBCS

Electronic Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Graduate, April 2017

I was working in retail and feeling bored with my situation when I first heard about Medical Billing and Coding. I decided to do research online and found Southeastern Institute. My Admissions Coordinator, Destiny Brown, helped me enroll by guiding me through the financial aid process, touring campus, and encouraging me.

My instructors at Southeastern Institute made my transition in going back to school very successful. They were intelligent, nice, and I loved having them as my instructors. Southeastern Institute has been so wonderful for me. The staff and instructors are awesome. This school has helped me grow as a person. I loved learning about Medical Billing and Coding. I also met some wonderful friends as well.

I graduated from the Medical Billing and Coding program as a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist. Today, I work as a Benefits Verification Specialist with the Lash Group.

"Thank you Southeastern Institute for helping me continue to shape the individual that I have become and am still becoming."

Jamelle McKenzie, Pharmacy Technician

Valedictorian, August 2013

Jamelle McKenzie, Pharmacy Technician

Valedictorian, August 2013

When I first came to Southeastern Institute I was just a regular Joe working to maintain my lifestyle and bills. Today I can say that I am successfully working as a Pharmacy Technician in Harris Teeter Pharmacy. I was part of the first class to graduate from the Pharmacy Technician program at Southeastern Institute – Charlotte and the Valedictorian for the graduating class of August 2013. I was ranked the highest out of all of my fellow graduating classmates; I had perfect attendance, and a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Thank you to my Admissions Coordinator, Kristin Baker, if it was not for her I would not even have come to school. She always encouraged me to come and enroll to take the first step into my new career. I owe a big thank you to my instructor, Ms. Stokely. She taught me everything I needed to know to become a successful Pharmacy Technician. She always pushed me and said “you got this”, even when I didn’t think I did. Southeastern Institute changed my life and got me on a positive road. I am grateful for all of the staff and faculty at Southeastern Institute. There was always a welcoming feeling coming into the school every single morning, and it reminded me that I was in the right place doing the right thing. Thank you Southeastern Institute for helping me continue to shape the individual that I have become and am still becoming.

Remember, don’t forget to represent the individual that you are and most importantly, don’t forget that “individuality” is the key to success!

"When I first came to Southeastern Institute, I was at a crossroads in my life. I was tired of working at my job and needed a change. I decided to enroll in the Electronic Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program."

Whitley Medlin, CBCS

2018 Valedictorian

Whitley Medlin, CBCS

2018 Valedictorian

When I first came to Southeastern Institute, I was at a crossroads in my life. I was tired of working at my job and needed a change. I decided to enroll in the Electronic Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program.

My Program Coordinator and instructor, Mrs. Osmin Smalls, helped me so much throughout my program. She was always encouraging us to be our “brand”. She would show us motivational videos to help us throughout the day if we were feeling down about school. I would also say all of the staff and faculty involved with the Student Ambassador Program hold a special place in my educational history. I was nominated as a Student Ambassador and it helped me overcome my shyness. I still have a long way to go but when it was my day to greet the students I didn’t feel apprehensive when speaking with other people. I actually enjoyed it and looked forward to seeing and greeting the other students.

Southeastern Institute has made me realize my potential and what I want to do with my life. If it wasn’t for my experience at Southeastern I wouldn’t have gotten the courage to go back to school finish my Bachelor’s Degree. I was hired as a Medical Biller with my externship site, Dynamic Health and Pain Management.

During my program, I earned a Perfect 4.0 GPA, Perfect Attendance, completed the Leadership Distinction Program, and participated in the Student Ambassador Program. I was awarded Valedictorian for our 2017/2018 graduating class! Thank you Southeastern Institute!

Employer Testimonials

"Community Blood Center of the Carolinas has been working with Southeastern Institute for over two years by providing employment opportunities to the Medical Assisting graduates. We have hired many Southeastern Institute graduates as Mobile Phlebotomists."

Ben Pryor

Human Resources Coordinator

Ben Pryor

Human Resources Coordinator

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas has been working with Southeastern Institute for over two years by providing employment opportunities to the Medical Assisting graduates. We have hired many Southeastern Institute graduates as Mobile Phlebotomists. Our partnership continues with a strong presence as a dedicated member of the Program Advisory Committee and participating in on campus career fairs.

The educational training received at Southeastern Institute provides graduates with the skills they need to be successful. The Medical Assisting graduates have been prepared, professional, and eager to start their careers with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas.

We look forward to meeting more graduates! Please visit us at www.cbcc.us/careers.

"Approximately 50% of the Therapists employed by the Charlotte-area spas are proud graduates of Southeastern Institute. The administration cares deeply about the success of their students, and it shows not only in the students' education..."

Briana Barbee

Area Recruiter

Briana Barbee

Area Recruiter

I’m honored to play an integral part of the exemplary relationship between Hand & Stone and Southeastern Institute. My role at Hand & Stone is Area Recruiter. I represent three spas in the Charlotte-metro area, with more being planned for 2017 & 2018. My management partners and I sit on the Board at Southeastern, participate in classroom lecture, give presentations on navigating career options, participate in mock-interviews and offer our support and willingness to participate in any activity asked by the Institute.

Hand & Stone is the 2nd largest employer of Massage Therapists worldwide, and was named by FranchiseRankings.com as the #1 Best Spa Franchise to own in 2017. H&S has been franchising since 2004 and is based in PA. We currently have over 300 spas in the U.S., more than 20 in Canada, and over 100 spas in development across the continent.

Our Massage Therapists & Skin Therapists are our product, and we have stellar training programs and great benefits to retain our hardworking staff. That journey for many Therapists begins right here at Southeastern.

By working closely with the administrative and teaching staff, Hand & Stone is offered access to help benefit and enrich the teaching opportunities at the school. Stellar Massage Therapists arise from stellar teaching institutes; are guided, supported and area of this intrinsic industry, and are given the tools to succeed from the passing of the mBlex, to nailing the job interview, to beginning their career and helping form the foundation that will give these passionate students their roots, and eventually their wings.

Approximately 50% of the Therapists employed by the Charlotte-area spas are proud graduates of Southeastern Institute. The administration cares deeply about the success of their students, and it shows not only in the students’ education, but in the personal referrals sent to me on a regular basis and how those students will best fit on our team once they’re ready to work.

I am privileged to work closely with Southeastern Institute, and will continue to work ‘hand-in-hand with them as both continue to grow.

"Massage Therapy is one of the fastest growing career fields and there is a great need for quality licensed massage therapists! Southeastern Institute does a fantastic job of developing their students into confident, professional massage therapists."

Justin Smith

Director of Recruiting

Justin Smith

Director of Recruiting

As a Massage Therapist and the Director of Recruiting for Massage Envy’s North Carolina Region I can attest to Southeastern Institute providing high quality education to aspiring Massage Therapists.

Massage Envy and Southeastern Institute have had a professional working relationship for over a decade! We routinely participate in many school activities such as guest presentations, student luncheons, career fairs, advisory boards, mock interviews, student clinics and “on campus” interviews. Working closely with Southeastern Institute allows us to educate their students about the various programs, benefits and career opportunities Massage Envy has to offer.

Massage Therapy is one of the fastest growing career fields and there is a great need for quality licensed massage therapists! Southeastern Institute does a fantastic job of developing their students into confident, professional massage therapists. As the therapeutic service industry-leading employer (approaching 1,200 locations), Massage Envy relies heavily on Southeastern Institute Alumni and currently has over 200 Southeastern Institute Alumni as part of the Massage Envy Family. We also hire many Southeastern Institute students as Front Desk Associates or Spa Attendants while they are attending massage school that transition to a Massage Therapist position after getting licensed. Massage Envy’s popularity and busy atmosphere creates the demand for us to hire candidates with excellent time management, communication and massage therapy skills. Southeastern Institute Alumni consistently meet and exceed our employee expectations. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Southeastern Institute for years to come and adding more alumni to the Massage Envy Family!

"The pharmacy technician program at Southeastern Institute provides their students with relevant training which serves both the student and the employer."

Doug Yoch

PharmD

Doug Yoch

PharmD

Stanley Specialty Pharmacy is very proud of its association with Southeastern Institute.

As a community pharmacy serving the Charlotte area and beyond since 1933, we are always on the lookout for well-educated and qualified pharmacy technicians. Through our association with Southeastern Institute via the advisory board, guest lecturer and student job shadowing experiences, we are able to see the caliber of students in the pharmacy technician program firsthand.

As an employer, we always focus on applicants that have invested in themselves through education and relevant pharmacy experience. The pharmacy technician program at Southeastern Institute provides their students with relevant training which serves both the student and the employer.

We look forward to our continued association with the Southeastern Institute.

Columbia, SC - Main Campus

Graduate Testimonials

"Finishing school has boosted my confidence levels. I am more outspoken and knowledgeable about the career I have chosen."

Barbara Samuel

Medical Assistant

Barbara Samuel

Medical Assistant

Finishing school has boosted my confidence levels. I am more outspoken and knowledgeable about the career I have chosen. I feel blessed to have graduated this program even after raising four children and grandchildren. I am forever grateful to the people I have met on this journey. I am looking forward to getting out into the field and starting my medical assisting work.

"Southeastern Institute, you shocked me! I gained more than I ever expected. I learned so much in such a short time."

Christen Parrott, RMA

Christen Parrott, RMA

Southeastern Institute, you shocked me! I gained more than I ever expected. I learned so much in such a short time. Guess the saying that time flies when you are having fun is so true! The staff rocks, and they actually care about your success and show you in many different ways step by step. I am so happy I chose Southeastern to further my career!

Love your Forever Ambassador.

"Southeastern gave me the opportunity to grow professionally and expand my horizons."

Erica Graves

Erica Graves

Southeastern gave me the opportunity to grow professionally and expand my horizons. I will now have the skills to make an impact on people’s lives. I haven’t started working in field yet but I am on externship. I cannot wait to get out there and get my hands dirty!

"My time here at Southeastern was great. It was very challenging at times which brought out the very best in me. This experience has groomed and molded me into a better person."

Jarvis Holley, LMT

Professional Clinical Massage Therapy

Jarvis Holley, LMT

Professional Clinical Massage Therapy

My time here at Southeastern was great. It was very challenging at times which brought out the very best in me. This experience has groomed and molded me into a better person. My advice to my former classmates and future ones as well is to take this time in school serious and push yourself past your limits. If you do this, you will reap all of the benefits Southeastern has to offer!

"My time at Southeastern Institute was fun and exciting! I had a lot of obstacles to overcome while I was there."

Keely Benenhaley, LMT

Professional Clinical Massage Therapy

Keely Benenhaley, LMT

Professional Clinical Massage Therapy

My time at Southeastern Institute was fun and exciting! I had a lot of obstacles to overcome while I was there. I am extremely grateful for the instructors and staff that helped me on this journey. Thanks to Southeastern Institute, I feel confident that I have the skills to succeed in my career. I will always remember the great times and experiences I had while earning my certificate with Southeastern.

"When I first started at Southeastern Institute, it was a true battle for me. I was just coming out of an anterior back fusion, family issues, and I had no path start my life."

Kristen Lamb

Medical Assisting

Kristen Lamb

Medical Assisting

When I first started at Southeastern Institute, it was a true battle for me. I was just coming out of an anterior back fusion, family issues, and I had no path start my life. It was like a winding path with nowhere to go and no idea of where to start. When I started attending Southeastern Institute, I grew out of a lot of my fears and anxieties. I become more confident and happy while achieving the skills I needed to accomplish all of my goals. I love this school with all of my heart and I now have a promising career as a Medical Assistant. I am grateful for my grandmother, my instructors, and administration for believing in me and help making this possible. Southeastern Institute as taught me to never give up!

"It wasn’t until graduation, moments before I went into the room and I saw all of the family members that I truly got excited."

Ledesma Terry, LMT

Professional Clinical Massage Therapy

Ledesma Terry, LMT

Professional Clinical Massage Therapy

It wasn’t until graduation, moments before I went into the room and I saw all of the family members that I truly got excited. All of the positive energy took over me and at that point I felt fulfilled and accomplished. I was proud to stand as my awards were called. I was proud of myself and my classmates. We did it together, we made our dreams come true.

"I love Southeastern Institute. The school changed my life completely."

Maria Jumper

Medical Assisting

Maria Jumper

Medical Assisting

I love Southeastern Institute. The school changed my life completely. For the first time, I felt that I accomplish something big while still being a single parent and mother. All I can say is Thank God.

"As a 54 year old, beginning again, Southeastern was the best choice for me! From my initial contact, during the classroom process and now as I finish my 8 week externship, the staff has been superior and supportive in every way."

Mona Sawyer

Medical Assistant

Mona Sawyer

Medical Assistant

As a 54 year old, beginning again, Southeastern was the best choice for me! From my initial contact, during the classroom process and now as I finish my 8 week externship, the staff has been superior and supportive in every way. The Medical Assistant program enhanced by the instruction of Ms. Stacey Campbell, prepares students for a ‘real’ medical environment. I came into my externship feeling fully prepared and knowing SEI and it’s staff were still there supporting and helping along the way. Thank you, SEI staff for not only being there, but for showing up!

"Whatever you want in life you could have. As long as you act as if you already have it."

Willie Lyons, LMT

Professional Clinical Massage Therapy

Willie Lyons, LMT

Professional Clinical Massage Therapy

Whatever you want in life you could have. As long as you act as if you already have it.

Employer Testimonials

"This is a great school! The extended amount of time for the externship portion really gives the students a great insight of what the medical field will look like."

Vanessa Hudson

General Manager

Vanessa Hudson

General Manager

This is a great school! The extended amount of time for the externship portion really gives the students a great insight of what the medical field will look like.

"We are an optometry office and an externship site for students. We have hired part-time and full-time employees from Southeastern Institute throughout the years."

Joan Murphy

Manager

Joan Murphy

Manager

We are an optometry office and an externship site for students. We have hired part-time and full-time employees from Southeastern Institute throughout the years. Our original location, located in Augusta, GA, opened in 2006 with this location opening in 2010. Our relationship with SEI has benefited our business by providing us with quality employees in both offices. Southeastern Institute provides education to the community to better prepare individuals for the workforce. It’s been a pleasure to utilize SEI for staffing our offices and we are open to hiring students in the future.

Miami Lakes

Graduate Testimonials

"I loved my time here at Southeastern College. This is such a great family with the opportunity to create lifelong friendships with people from many diverse cultures brought together by similar interests."

Alexander Neves, RPT, CPhT

Associate of Science in Pharmacy Technology

Alexander Neves, RPT, CPhT

Associate of Science in Pharmacy Technology

I loved my time here at Southeastern College. This is such a great family with the opportunity to create lifelong friendships with people from many diverse cultures brought together by similar interests. The Pharmacy Technology program taught me everything I needed to know to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician. No one can stop me now. I am working as a Pharmacy Technician continuing my education at Keiser University pursing a Bachelors in Health Sciences. The small size of the class enables you to settle more easily into college life and allows for more innovative and fun learning methods.

"The training I received at Southeastern College gave me a great foundation to be where I am today. After graduating from the Professional Clinical Massage Therapy program I took my MBLEX and passed on the first attempt."

Beatriz Hernandez Osorio, LMT

Professional Clinical Massage Therapy

Beatriz Hernandez Osorio, LMT

Professional Clinical Massage Therapy

The training I received at Southeastern College gave me a great foundation to be where I am today. After graduating from the Professional Clinical Massage Therapy program I took my MBLEX and passed on the first attempt. I immediately started my job search and was hired at a holistic center which is exactly what I hoped for. I continued my education and obtained my skin care license and Phlebotomy certification. I am doing very well and have a great client base. I would highly recommend this program to aspiring massage therapist.

"A few episodes of Grey’s Anatomy was all it took for me to fall in love with the operating room. The initial experience at Southeastern College was great. My Admission Coordinator was very helpful."

Dianet Perez

Surgical Technology

Dianet Perez

Surgical Technology

A few episodes of Grey’s Anatomy was all it took for me to fall in love with the operating room. The initial experience at Southeastern College was great. My Admission Coordinator was very helpful. After he provided me with a tour of the Surgical Technology lab, I knew I was in the right place. My instructors and preceptor were my recipe for success. The Student Services Department played an instrumental role in my job search. They helped polish my interviewing skills, revised my resume to perfection and scheduled me on job interviews. I was only in the employment market for approximately 30 days before accepting an offer that would kick start my career. I am working alongside Dr. Gallerani who specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery. I am grateful to Southeastern College for helping make my dream a reality.

"I worked at a gas station for 3 years before making the decision to come to Southeastern College. Today I can proudly say that it was the best decision I ever made. I finished the Medical Assisting program and was hired right away."

Emmanuela Isma

Associate of Science in Medical Assisting

Emmanuela Isma

Associate of Science in Medical Assisting

I worked at a gas station for 3 years before making the decision to come to Southeastern College. Today I can proudly say that it was the best decision I ever made. I finished the Medical Assisting program and was hired right away. I am a Medical Assistant at Fatima Medical Center. I feel that if it weren’t for Southeastern College I would still be working at the gas station. I loved my college experience so much that I immediately returned to complete my Associates degree in Medical Assisting. It’s a wonderful feeling to be a college graduate. I love my job and love helping people. What more could I ask for!

"After being laid off from a company that I devoted 12 years of my life to, I felt the need to start a new career. Southeastern College has changed my life in such a big way."

Jeannette Perez, CST

Associates of Science in Surgical Technology

Jeannette Perez, CST

Associates of Science in Surgical Technology

After being laid off from a company that I devoted 12 years of my life to, I felt the need to start a new career. Southeastern College has changed my life in such a big way. I have the job of my dreams. I give 100% of me to my patients and co-workers. I owe all of the joy to the wonderful staff and outstanding instructors that help paved the road to my success as a Surgical Technologist.

My preceptor, Mrs. Chacon, holds a very special place in my heart, because she was such an important tool in grooming me to become the best of the best. What a jump from where I was when I started. Thanks to Southeastern College, I am now a Certified Surgical Technologist working at Hialeah Hospital.

I love my new career!

"As a little girl, I always dreamed of being a Nurse. When I came to Southeastern College, I felt a bit apprehensive about enrolling in an accelerated nursing program since I had no medical background, except for the knowledge I obtained in the Nursing Assistant..."

Jessica Tellechea

Nursing

Jessica Tellechea

Nursing

As a little girl, I always dreamed of being a Nurse. When I came to Southeastern College, I felt a bit apprehensive about enrolling in an accelerated nursing program since I had no medical background, except for the knowledge I obtained in the Nursing Assistant course in High School. All I knew was that I wanted to be a Nurse and was willing to put forth all my effort to achieve my goal.

I would like to highlight Mrs. Sierra, she holds a special place in my educational history and still has a huge influence in my life on a personal and professional level. During my year of nursing school, there were times I felt a lack of support and had doubts that I would ever be a nurse but Mrs. Sierra gave me the motivation, the courage and the strength to push forward and never give up on my dreams. It was not easy and I had some setbacks in school but she saw the potential in me and was my cheerleader.

If it wasn’t for Southeastern College and my professors, I probably wouldn’t be the Nurse I am today. The clinical rotations during my education gave me the knowledge and prepared me for what was to come. Today, I have the confidence to hold a dying patients hand, run towards a life-threatening emergency and do everything possible to save my patients life. Not only did Southeastern College provide me with the skills necessary to succeed as a nurse they also provided me the confidence that I needed to pursue my dreams.

Four years into my nursing career, I am now pursing my BSN, work full-time as a Cardiac Nurse in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab and am part of the Emergency Response Team at Memorial Hospital.

"Southeastern College changed my life entirely. I am working at the Cancer Institute for Oncology Support working alongside Dr. Patrick J. Reynolds at Memorial Health System."

Kaitlyn Sofia Lega, RMA, CPT, CET, CPCT

Diploma in Medical Assisting

Kaitlyn Sofia Lega, RMA, CPT, CET, CPCT

Diploma in Medical Assisting

When I started classes at Southeastern College, I had recently lost my job of 5 years. I was unemployed with an autistic son and felt very depressed. I knew it was time to turn my life around for myself and my son. My instructor, Dr. Ana Calonge holds a special place in my life is for pushing me to be better, especially when it came to drawing blood. Thanks to her I overcame my fear of needles. Piera Mowery the Director of Admissions, Betty Gonzalez the Dean of Academic and my Admissions Counselor were also wonderful. Southeastern College changed my life entirely. I am working at the Cancer Institute for Oncology Support working alongside Dr. Patrick J. Reynolds at Memorial Health System.

"When I first came to Keiser I was frightened and overwhelmed. I felt my language barrier would prevent me from accomplishing my life long dream of becoming a nurse."

Kelly Acevedo, LPN

Practical Nursing, Diploma

Kelly Acevedo, LPN

Practical Nursing, Diploma

When I first came to Keiser I was frightened and overwhelmed. I felt my language barrier would prevent me from accomplishing my life long dream of becoming a nurse. However, with the assistance of the nursing faculty and staff I achieved my goal. The individualized attention and their teaching method played a major part in my success. I learned everything I needed to know to pass the NCLEX as well as the nurse code of honor: respect, honesty, confidentiality, and love for my profession. Thanks to Keiser Career College I am a successful Licensed Practical Nurse pursuing my degree as a Registered Nurse.

"Southeastern College provided me with an opportunity to embrace a career change."

Lazara Haramboures

Associate of Science in Surgical Technology

Lazara Haramboures

Associate of Science in Surgical Technology

Southeastern College provided me with an opportunity to embrace a career change. Prior to enrolling in school I was working retail for a large electronic store and was unsure about my career path. Today I am a practicing Surgical Technologist and I am grateful to Southeastern College for the education, training and continued support I received. If it weren’t for their dedication I would not be where I am today.

"What started with just one phone call has absolutely changed my life. Keiser Career College enabled me to obtain more than a job."

Mabel I. Baez, CST

Associates of Science in Surgical Technology

Mabel I. Baez, CST

Associates of Science in Surgical Technology

What started with just one phone call has absolutely changed my life. Keiser Career College enabled me to obtain more than a job; they gave me the tools necessary to attain a great career. My instructors, staff and program director were absolutely amazing. I am a Certified Surgical Technologist employed at the University of Miami with the Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency (LAORA) as an Organ Recovery Coordinator. In a nut shell, I’m doing wonderful and I owe it all to Keiser Career College.

"Thanks to Southeastern College’s Medical Assisting program I did it! It was not an easy journey for me or my family."

Rosa Razetto

Medical Assisting

Rosa Razetto

Medical Assisting

I am a Nurse in my country and wanted to work in the medical field in the United States. However, I felt my language barrier would prevent me from accomplishing my career goals. Thanks to Southeastern College’s Medical Assisting program I did it! It was not an easy journey for me or my family. We struggled to keep afloat and I survived a medical condition that I was diagnosed with halfway through the program but quitting was never an option. If I had made it this far nothing would stop me now. Southeastern College holds a very special place in my heart. The continued support I received from my professor, Mrs. De La Vega and the dedication from Mrs. Carlos in the Student Services department played a major part in my success. I learned everything I needed to know to be a successful Medical Assistant and was hired from my externship site. My starting salary was far more than I hoped for! Thank you Southeastern!

"I took a year off from school, got married to a very supportive man and returned to Southeastern College. I am grateful for the RN Bridge Program."

Sherlene Salmon, RN

Associate of Science in Nursing

Sherlene Salmon, RN

Associate of Science in Nursing

I passed I’m a Registered Nurse! When I started Southeastern College I was a single mom, working full-time with two school aged kids. Three months later I was laid off from my job and recalled as a per diem employee. My only support was my mother, a retired nurse who suffers with arthritis. She did whatever it took to make sure my kids were taken care of while I was in school. I had to repeat my first course and I lost all hope. My instructors were very encouraging and kept in touch with me to make sure I didn’t give up on my dream. I took a year off from school, got married to a very supportive man and returned to Southeastern College. I am grateful for the RN Bridge Program. The staff was very helpful and they were determined to keep us on track.

"I choose Southeastern College because they always made me feel cared for and that I mattered not just as a student but as a person."

Suzette Brown Griffith, RN

Associate of Science in Registered Nurse

Suzette Brown Griffith, RN

Associate of Science in Registered Nurse

Southeastern College changed my life. When I started the LPN program in 2012 I was a shy, insecure woman filled with so many fears, but I put my trust in the faculty. I believed that if I did what was asked of me, I would succeed. And I did! Later, I returned and enrolled in the Registered Nurse program. I choose Southeastern College because they always made me feel cared for and that I mattered not just as a student but as a person. Today, I am a confident Registered Nurse who sees herself with positive attributes. The instructors provided me with the knowledge to pass the RN-NCLEX exam as well as the discipline to obtain a successful career in nursing. For that my family and I thank will always be thankful.

"Keiser Career College provide me the skills necessary to enhance my life significantly. My instructor and the staff at Keiser were instrumental in my Journey as a successful career as a Medical Assistant."

Takiyya Duty

Medical Assisting, Diploma

Takiyya Duty

Medical Assisting, Diploma

Keiser Career College provide me the skills necessary to enhance my life significantly. My instructor and the staff at Keiser were instrumental in my Journey as a successful career as a Medical Assistant. As a result to performance on while on externship, I was offered employment opportunity within 4 weeks of training. Thank you Keiser Career College for making my experience so rewarding and allowing me to achieve a lifelong dream!

"Through it all, I had the support of the instructors at Southeastern College who assisted me with tutoring when I needed it."

Usine Baldwin

Associate of Science in Nursing

Usine Baldwin

Associate of Science in Nursing

My journey at Southeastern College was a long and tough one but I made it. The nursing program requires that you devote a lot of time to study time. Something, which was scarce for me.  I worked full-time, went to school full-time student and had two young children who depended on me. In the midst of it, my husband suffered a work injury, which required him to have back surgery. Through it all, I had the support of the instructors at Southeastern College who assisted me with tutoring when I needed it. I spent long hours at the school library on Saturday and prepared myself to be the best nurse I can be. Soon after I passed my NCLEX I attend a job fair at Broward Health. Of 32 candidates, I was the chosen one. Today, I have the job of my dreams. I am proof that you can achieve anything you set your mind to regardless of the obstacles life may throw at you.

West Palm Beach

Graduate Testimonials

"I’ll be forever grateful for my experience at Southeastern College and I’d gladly do it all over again."

Akeliah Robertsonu

Akeliah Robertsonu

The best word to describe my experience at Southeastern College was life changing. Having that little piece of paper showing that I am a Certified MA has opened up so many doors for me. Who would have thought in just one short year I’d go from making 9/hr, penny pinching and extreme couponing to living in comfortably making 16.25/hr. I no longer have to chose what bill to pay for the month and what bill I’d have to put off for another.

I’m now working a job I can be proud of and I get to learn new things each day. I’ll be forever grateful for my experience at Southeastern College and I’d gladly do it all over again.

"With the education I have received and the support from Southeastern College's staff I feel ready to work as a Surgical Technologist."

Megan Clark, CST

Medical Assistant / Scrub Technician

Megan Clark, CST

Medical Assistant / Scrub Technician

I have enjoyed working in the medical field for the past seven years. I always knew I wanted to continue gaining more knowledge in the field so I decided to go back to school. With the education I have received and the support from Southeastern College’s staff I feel ready to work as a Surgical Technologist.

"Thanks to the guidance of Mr. Dickens was able to achieve my goal of being a certified licensed medical assistant."

Joann Cinerar

Joann Cinerar

After many years of contemplation and a major life change later I decided to go back to school, Southeastern College to be exact. I enrolled in Southeastern College to pursue a career as a medical assistant. The very thought of going back to school was very intimidating, especially being that I am 50 years old and never enjoyed school. Taking all of this in consideration, my first day was nerve-racking and terrifying. As I settled in I met my professor and classmates who helped to ease my nerves and anxieties. Mr. Dickens, in particular, was very kind, patient, and understanding towards his students. He would go out of his way to make sure I understood the material and did not treat me any different just because of my age. He was understanding to all of his students no matter who they were. Mr. Dickens just wanted to teach his students and see them excel. Throughout the class I had to overcome my anxieties of oral presentations and Mr. Dickens was there way more than I ever expected him to be. He was patient and helped me overcome this fear until I was comfortable with presenting in front of the class.  He went out of his way to make sure all of his students excel.

Even after graduating he provided me with mock tests and guidance to ensure I get my certification. Thanks to the guidance of Mr. Dickens was able to achieve my goal of being a certified licensed medical assistant. Because of his intelligence and passion to help others I was able to achieve my goals and create a better future with my new skill and I look forward to seeing what the future holds in my new career.

"The foundation of the program, taught to me by my instructor Ms. Dale, was key in preparing me for my career."

Kaz Bieluch

Diploma in Professional Clinical Massage Therapy

Kaz Bieluch

Diploma in Professional Clinical Massage Therapy

Southeastern College has been a great experience for me. I feel like I am finally where I need to be professionally. I am currently working as a Massage Therapist, and I’m loving every moment of it. The foundation of the program, taught to me by my instructor Ms. Dale, was key in preparing me for my career.

"I am so happy to say I am now a Nurse, and I am able to give back to my community."

Madelisse Figueroa

2017 Salutatorian

Madelisse Figueroa

2017 Salutatorian

When I came to Southeastern College, I was extremely nervous. But I was able to put my fear aside, and strive to become an excellent student and the 2017 Salutatorian for my graduating class. I am so happy to say I am now a Nurse, and I am able to give back to my community.

"My teacher Mr. Dickens was a great mentor and even if I didn’t understand something he would take the time to teach me."

Naishaly Nater

Medical Assisting

Naishaly Nater

Medical Assisting

Southeastern College is an amazing choice if you want to head into the medical field quickly and efficiently. My teacher Mr. Dickens was a great mentor and even if I didn’t understand something he would take the time to teach me. In my time at this college I’ve met the kindest and most helpful staff that I’ve ever met, they really take the time to listen and help you with any problems that may arise. I want to thank everyone for the opportunity and help. I truly recommend this school for anyone looking for a strong and secure job in the medical field.

"Going to Southeastern College changed my life completely. I loved every moment. I went in not knowing what to expect but the moment I walked in it felt like I for once in my life I made the right decision."

Rayna Breitenstein

Medical Assisting

Rayna Breitenstein

Medical Assisting

Going to Southeastern College changed my life completely. I loved every moment. I went in not knowing what to expect but the moment I walked in it felt like I for once in my life I made the right decision. I ended up having who I say the best professor in the school. Mr.Dickens has been nothing but the best professor. He actually cares and has love for each and everyone of his students. He guides them in the right direction. Not only that but he wants to make sure each and everyone of his students completely understands the concept of the material we are learning each month. No one is ever left behind. He knows that ever student learns differently and teaches in many ways . He has us doing book work , hands on , visuals so everyone can learn their way. He has made a huge impact in my life.

"Thank you Southeastern College for helping me every step of the way."

Christopher Ruiz

Medical Biller

Christopher Ruiz

Medical Biller

Thank you Southeastern College for helping me every step of the way. Mrs. Pyram is one of the most amazing teachers I have ever had I am proud to say I am working in my field as a Medical Biller.

"I been praying for a job in Pediatrics and I finally got my foot in the door thanks to Southeastern."

Stephanie Cruz

Stephanie Cruz

I got the job in Pediatrics. They are starting me at $16/hr with my MA certificate. They gave me the position. I been praying for a job in Pediatrics and I finally got my foot in the door thanks to Southeastern. My mom is a RN in picu so to know im following her footsteps makes me feel so fulfilled and proud. I thank Southeastern for the tools I was given the be great in this field. I chose the right field because I love what I do. Learning at Southeastern was an awesome experience I’ll never forget.

"Southeastern College I thank you and because your school is so amazing, I now have a brighter future for me and my son, It was a pleasure."

Victoria Peters

Certified RMA Medical Assistant

Victoria Peters

Certified RMA Medical Assistant

This is a letter of testimony for Southeastern College, first I would like to say that Southeastern College has a faculty that is dedicated from the time of open enrollment that follows you to the time of your graduation.

As a single mother, when I first enrolled into this school I wasn’t sure how I was going to accomplish my career path as a future Medical Assistant but Southeastern College made that possible for me.

Due to their flexible and convenient class schedules I was able to balance life at home with a baby and a career path. I’am a two time graduate at Southeastern College and the second best thing that made my career path possible was my professor Mr. Brian Dickens. Mr.Dickens made coming to class dream! He motivates you and provides you with the most updated information on your chosen career path. The second best part of Mr.Dickens is that he is accessible even after you graduate just like Southeastern College is.Their placement assistance for internship or possible employment is amazing! They attend to your needs when it comes time for placement, making sure you have your best foot forward and thanks to them I was able to do my internship and land a job at Tenet Florida Physicians Services.

Southeastern College I thank you and because your school is so amazing, I now have a brighter future for me and my son, It was a pleasure.

"Attending Southeastern College, has been such an enlightening experience for me. I was able to build relationships with my classmates, staff, and faculty."

Jeremy Ricaurte

Diploma in Professional Clinical Massage Therapy

Jeremy Ricaurte

Diploma in Professional Clinical Massage Therapy

Attending Southeastern College, has been such an enlightening experience for me. I was able to build relationships with my classmates, staff, and faculty. There was never a dull moment at the college, I truly enjoyed my time here. I had the pleasure of being the Work-Study, which allowed me to learn administrative duties, which is helpful in building my own business. I highly recommend Southeastern College to anyone who is looking for a new and rewarding career.

"Going to Southeastern College changed my life completely! I loved every moment. I went in not knowing what to expect but the moment I walked in it felt like I for once in my life I made the right decision."

Rayna Breitenstein

Diploma in Medical Assisting

Rayna Breitenstein

Diploma in Medical Assisting

Going to Southeastern College changed my life completely! I loved every moment. I went in not knowing what to expect but the moment I walked in it felt like I for once in my life I made the right decision. I ended up having who I say the best professor in the school. Mr. Dickens has been nothing but the best professor. He actually cares and has love for each and every one of his students. He guides them in the right direction. Not only that but he wants to make sure each and every one of his students COMPLETELY understands the concept of the material we are learning each month. No one is ever left behind. He knows that ever student learns differently and teaches in many ways. He has us doing book work, hands on, visuals so everyone can learn their way. He has made a huge impact in my life.

I had a great learning experience, and got hired from my externship!

AND I am the fourth person in my family to attend Southeastern College and complete with a Job!!

Employer Testimonials

"We have several graduates of the Massage Therapy Program on our staff, and they come to us with a broad perspective and pertinent skills that are needed in the Massage Community."

Sarah Perez, LMT

Regional Recruiter

Sarah Perez, LMT

Regional Recruiter

Dear LaToya James, Director of Student Services,

We have been extremely impressed with our relationship with Southeastern College.  We have several graduates of the Massage Therapy Program on our staff, and they come to us with a broad perspective and pertinent skills that are needed in the Massage Community.  The Massage Therapy program offered emphasizes the necessary skills that are needed to succeed, both as an employee and as an individual.  We look forward to continuing to grow our relationship with your school.

"Hosting as an externship site x 5 year now for SEC, gives the Medical Assistant a chance to help assist the Externs to understand what it means to work as a team, which builds the soft skills component of the role."

Donna Freeman

Administrator

Donna Freeman

Administrator

Externs are very helpful because they help assist the Medical offices when busy.  They are trained and in both clinical and administrative aspects of healthcare and can work on a # of projects crucial to the delivery of healthcare and patient needs. Hosting as an externship site x 5 year now for SEC, gives the Medical Assistant a chance to help assist the Externs to understand what it means to work as a team, which builds the soft skills component of the role.

Our team of 19 doctors are very receptive of the help and it gives them a chance to educate the externs if they are not doing something correctly.  Externship is also GREAT opportunity for employment options as well because it allows us to identify the strengths and weaknesses and to mold them into an ideal employee of MCCI.

"For over a year Premier has continuously accepted the students from Southeastern College to extern in our facility."

Lacy Leate

Practice Manager

Lacy Leate

Practice Manager

For over a year Premier has continuously accepted the students from Southeastern College to extern in our facility. We look at this as a huge opportunity to grow new and upcoming potential as well as provide the Premier team with training and leadership skills.

Our practice is PCMH certified and part of the Palm Beach ACO. Therefore, documentation on the medical staff’s end is crucial, extremely detailed and tedious at times. The knowledge and experience the students receive here at Premier is priceless and valuable. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to coach, mentor and develop these upcoming students.

"I will always only use and support your MA program/school as I feel it is the best quality of programs/schools out there!"

Dawn Moss

Office Manager, Prettelt Center for Family Health

Dawn Moss

Office Manager, Prettelt Center for Family Health

I will always only use and support your MA program/school as I feel it is the best quality of programs/schools out there!

"We appreciate you and your MA Program and look forward to working together in the future."

William Dalton

Chief Executive Officer

William Dalton

Chief Executive Officer

Thanks for working with South Palm Cardiovascular Associates, LLC in developing your students while completing their externship.

As you are well aware, a quality externship can leave a long-life impression and gainful employment. We appreciate you and your MA Program and look forward to working together in the future.

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