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2 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2010

I went to this school in Springfield ma. I busted my butt to get there everyday. And worked hard believing that when I graduated I'd have a good job. After I graduated. I didn't get a diploma or certificate. I didn't get a job. They said to look in the paper and go here. But every place wanted at least 2 years of experience. Other places heard you went to Branford hall and didn't even want to talk to you. It was a waste of time and energy. They told me I was getting financial aid and I wouldn't have to pay anything back cuz I had no income. Now I still have it on my credit report. I never received any bills or payment requests. So I'm in default for not making payments. I don't recommend this to anyone. They don't tell you the bad parts of going here. The only good thing we're the teachers. They were all great.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician
Graduation Year: 2015

I know that most reviews will complain about the school and how expensive it is and how they promis you a job but never follow through. I just have to say Branford hall is a Career college. not an employment agency. they help you with getting a job by perfecting your resume and critique your interview skills. I graduated from HEATING VENTILATION / REFRIGERATION, i AM 50 years old. it took me time but i took my experience from HVAC training . i decided to move to Florida to gain employment in Air conditioning I succeeded and took that experience up a level. I a now a maintenance supervisor in charge of a restoral facility for develop mentally disabled adults. , iI am in charge of all A/C units repairs,contractors, maintenance and service, along with general building repairs. If it wasn't for Branford hall I would of been out of work for 3 years. I learned in depth in lab. and theory. I ignored the drama and gossip. and focused on my studies and graduated with a B average. so you can do it. you have to put in to it and DON'T TREAT IT LIKE HIGH SCHOOL. IT IS CAREER TRAINING. LIKE A COMPANY would send you to advance in their company. " you get out what you put in. " you have to want it and be determined to make a commitment.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Graphic Design
Graduation Year: 2015

I wouldn't recommend it if you're looking to find a career and start working immediately. I did learn a few things but I'm very blessed to have met wonderful people. I'm still not working in my filed but I'm very grateful for the experience. Try it but don't expect nothing in return.

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3 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2016

I attended Branford Hall campus in Amityville and I believe that the administration is poorly run. I also believe that the courses they give is nonsense, some of the books that came with the courses and the externship. I have met people who became "medical billers and coders" without going to a school. Sadly the school teaches you to become a biller, but not thoroughly to become a coder. I believe a lot of the information they provided is not supported by their actions, but say *anything* to keep their quota to maintain being paid and that ultimately, they truly & solely want money. I loved the teachers, but they even know that what they're teaching is not enough for the actual job especially in 25 days for 3.5hrs. Only thing I'm really glad is some of the books that are somewhat helpful, but some were published in 2010, it's 2016, a lot of stuff can change in the medical field, especially since Obama Care and ICD-10 came into play. I ultimately felt like I could have done equal as much for less money without coming here.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2016

I attended the Branford Hall Career Institute in Windsor CT. My fiance and i joined to get a start on furthering our education so we can start a family together in the near future. At first we were excited to attend the program. As our classes started to take course, our supplies for class (that we paid for) were not given to us in a timely manner and some books we received were used ( we paid for new books). In some of our classes, we didn't even use the books we paid for, for class material. Why pay for books the teachers didn't even go by? Some classes were also very rushed. The teachers "taught" a subject then gave us a quiz after a week of not seeing the students and not caring whether we understood the material or not. We are now towards the end of our program, and have felt rushed out and not well prepared at all. The schools budget is also not very well planned. The class supplies, such as the skeletons we used to practice anatomy and kinesiology are torn to shreds and unusable, yet we were still expected to make due. The cafeteria also couldn't even provide students with plastic cutlery for dinner they brought for meal breaks. They had supplies in the beginning of the year, then once they ran out, they refused to replace supplies upon request. Overall, I'd describe this school as lazy, unprofessional and greedy. I would never recommend this school or any other branford hall schools. Save yourselves some time and money and choose a different school with a better educational experience.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015

I hear more negativity that anything here-- I just completed my last semstar and as of October been out on my extership( which i found myself). I believe all the negative comments. I understand and been through what everyone is saying. Lot of drama, attitudes and disrespect. I had a peer disrespect me in class, i had to speak to her i am 20 years her senior and needed to put this smartass in place since the teachers ignore this nonsense there. I had nice peers who minded their own business drop out and leave because no one would do anything about some of these people. I have even spoke to director myself and nothing done. Also, there was a peer who would with others smoke pot almost every break and lunch. Unorganized!!!!! I still cannot get an answer on when is graduation date???no answer they never know. I dont even know if this is a degree or a certificate no one explains clearly anything there. we are all confused and wish we knew answers to all of our many questions.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014

i went to brandford hall in Amityville ny.they were the worst school ever.Went fulltime for 9 months.i finished in july and did my internship in aug.it took 7 months to finally take the test.when I called to get see about taking the test.i was told the papers were sent to the wrong campus.Then I called corporate and explain,They called the school and I finally got the letter to take the test.shouldnt of taken that long .So I scheduled my test and right after that I got a letter for a review class.I called the career lady and asked if I can sit in a class for a review.She told me rescheduled the test.i said no.so I had to call corporate again and explain.they called the director of the school and then she called me and said I can come in and sit in a class right before the test.career lady at the school sucks.she helped me redo my resume after my test and I was told by a few people that it sucks.the school finally had a graduation a year after I finished.i had to fight for what I'm entitled for .So the people I went to school with never that there letter to take there test.i have a 6,000 loan I have to pay and cant afford it now cause of them

1 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2015

4 directors in the 7 months I was there. This school cost more than I made in a year; and I had to pay for everything (except for a pel grant). They refuse to give my diploma. the first one they printed out, without an official seal and gramatical errors!! I was promised a new one a month ago, STILL WAITING. I have contacted numerous people about this situation and they ignore it. No job placement. The very few teachers that were good human beings left or were fired or quit. I have never seen so many people leave in a 7 month period in my life! Im in a far worst position now than I was before. This place is a joke, they fill you with lies to get you to sign and then they do NOTHING to help you succeed. Every thing I learned, I taught myself. There were only two good teachers there, but I dont even know if they are still employed there. This place is a SCAM and a huge waste of time and money. Biggest mistake of my life! I will not be silent about this joke of an institution. Its criminal! Completely unprofessional. They should be embarassed!! They should refund every single student that had to pay. Its disgusting.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2015

I attended the Bohemia, New York campus and for the most part I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent here. I did the day program and my teachers were awesome and the school helped me find an AMAZING JOB!!! I'm so glad I continued my education at Branford Hall. I highly reccomend it to anyone looking for a billing and coding program.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Graduation Year: 2014

I attended the Southington, CT location and this school is SUCH a joke!!!! I originally went to check out the campus and see what it was all about and the next thing I knew, the advisor I was meeting with was filing out an application for me to attend (that everyone gets accepted anyway). Attending the school for a little under a year, no exaggeration here when I say this, about every other month a new director of education, etc was replaced. No one upstairs taking care of paper work, or financial issues, or the students well-being, etc was there for longer than a month and a half, maybe 2 months max. In the classes, there were many times we would just sit around talking, and on our phones because the teachers didn't feel like doing anything that day. They only "taught" certain things from the books- making us read the books chapters in silence- and everything else in the books we didn't cover in class we were suppose to read at home. If you ask me, it was like sitting in a study hall silent reading. Most of the work done was hands-on which was great to get used to massaging, but when it came down to the finals and review classes at the end of the program I had wished we covered more from the books. Our kinesiology teacher was a complete joke. He was a professional fitness trainer teacher (as the classes were clumped together with other courses). For both upper and lower kinesiology classes he veered more towards the PFT's relating everything to them and their program which didn't help us massage therapy students understand or learn anything. I had to go home every single night for hours upon hours trying to figure out what he was trying to teach us. And if you asked any of the massage therapy teachers for help, they would either respond sarcastically, say they weren't going to be much of a help as they weren't very good in that subject, or one teacher agreed to help me out with learning the muscles (which is an extremely important part in massage therapy ESPECIALLY on the state certification test) but then he wouldn't give me a straight answer. He tried quizzing me to see what I already knew (which was basically nothing) and then would respond rudely and sarcastically. One of us 5 massage therapy students in the terrible kinesiology class went upstairs to go talk to the director of education to see if there was any way we could have a different teacher for kinesiology and they told us we couldn't and pretty much laughed at us. (So that was a huge chunk of money wasted there when we didn't even learn anything). I have failed my state exam because of this joke of a school. Whenever I asked a question in class it was always answered in an unprofessional rude manner, embarrassing me, making me feel like I'm stupid. I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE! especially the massage therapy program! Such a waste of money when I didn't learn anything! Spend the little chunk more of money to go to CCMT or any better massage therapy school because I can't emphasize enough how terrible of a decision I made going to this school!! The only plus side of the whole school, was the financial aid lady was very nice! She always answered my questions and was the only one who seemed professional to say the least.

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