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Southern Technical College Online

Southern Technical College - A Florida Trade School

Welcome to the online course and training site for Southern Technical College's Distance Education Program. The navigational links on the lower right and at the top of this page will provide you with the resources you will need to begin your online experience. In addition to detailed User Manuals, which you can print from the webpage at any time, this site also contains an orientation training video, an online platform newsblog, as well as a timeline of dates for the upcoming and current terms.

First and foremost, we want to help you navigate this online site. If this is your first time taking an online course, you will want to do the following:

  1. Download the Technical Training and the Academic Policies and Procedures Manuals from the Quick Links and Resources section in the lower right-hand navigation bar on this page or the 'Printable Documents' tab above.
  2. Watch the video tutorials by clicking-on the 'Training Videos' tab above. There is a built-in quiz in the first video and both videos should take you no more than 20-30 minutes to complete.
  3. Download, save, fill-out, and email the confirmation form to let us know you have completed your orientation.

Social Course Home Beta


In a few select courses and the Online Academic Success Center (ASC), we are beta testing a new social course home. If you happen to be in a course that is testing this, you may notice that the Course Home screen looks different and interactive. Since this is a beta, there will be bugs and fixes that happen along the way. We have been told that the least buggy browser is Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), though, many of us at SWFC have found FireFox to be less buggy. Keep in mind all browsers will contain a certain degree of issues.

Known issues include slow loading and chat features can become glitchy at times. We are also aware that announcements may not load every time.

To see how it all works, and how to set up some of the new features, visit: http://epmedia.ecollege.com/media/eteach/atctrain/SCH-student.html

If you come across other issues, please email your instructor or the Distance Education Team so we can submit our findings to our online vendor.

We hope you enjoy all the wonderful advancements we are and will be making to make your online learning more enjoyable.


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