Branford Hall Career Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (71)
Watch out! This is a For Profit school. All they care about is taking your money. I left at the end of the program with a debt of $8,000 and with no clue as to how to be a medical biller. Don't expect this "school" to prepare you for a job. It won't.
The teacher who was the most u professional person I ever met read out of a book and 9.5 out of 10 times couldn't answer a question and this place is nothing but a waste of money. They screw up your clinical site more than the student does (if they even have a site for you which is more likely) they don't know anything about the testing and don't do anything to set a date which is a basic thing they should be able to do. They claim they help you get a job throughout your career yet I found my own job but they can't even do their own job and set a test date. Most useless institute I've ever come across
As far as information and the actual classes go, the program is good. The complete misrepresentation by the staff to get you to sign up is horrific. A relative of mine also attended the school and they told her the same things they said to me despite differing entrance exam scores. Truly, the worst part of the program is the unprofessional attitude of the instructors. Some are wonderful but others turn it into a junior high scenario of rumors and encourage and promote students to discuss other students when they aren't there. Complaints to the higher administration did nothing, denial and unprofessional behavior is rampant. The hours are rigorous but they do tell you that. The level of education you get for the cost isn't the best value, you can't transfer any credits to a real college, and out of the 40 or so people who started in my class, only approx. 7 of them finished the course. Nothing about it is easy. Even the parking is difficult, many of us had to drag wheeled suitcases through the snow in the winter because you have every class every day and need to bring all relevant books and materials. The basic premise of the school seems to be to churn as many students through a 9+ month course as possible, with daily quizzes and every other day tests with hours of nightly studying and homework in a relatively safe but socially childish and unprofessional environment with the aim of making as much money off of you as possible and then sending you on your way. It should also be noted that you do not have to purchase the course books from the school, that they can be purchased online or via other students, which they do not tell you and they do make you pay for all of your books up front, which is incredibly expensive. Some of the instructors are amazing, some of them treat the job as a joke. If you have the time and energy and you're willing to settle for a certification instead of degree, and are also willing to overpay to learn in a less than stellar academic setting but need to move your education along as fast as possible, this is the school for you. You certainly won't be an expert in your field but you will learn enough to hopefully get your foot in the door somewhere. No job opportunities were offered to me like initially promised, only unpaid internship experience, which was a graduation requirement, though you can find your own paying job and use a paid externship to fulfill that requirement. I personally have never recommended this school to anyone and never will. *Because of the length of time between attending the school and writing this review, please check any facts for yourself, as some policies at the school may have changed.
This is a school I sadly regret going to. I was pushed to signed a contract on promises and unrealistic expectations.The only good teacher I have is G. L. the rest of the staff is a joke. Nobody cares, it's all about the money. Look somewhere else plz!
If there were a rating lower then one star, no facility would be more deserving then Branford Hall. Told 2 weeks before "graduation" course is an intro to Med coding. Then take it off course title! Also, focus on billing aspect not coding since they do not offer coding certificate. Staff turnover was unbelievable. The math instructor couldn't even do basic math, what a joke. Earnings in this field start at min wage they lead you to believe starting wages are much higher. A lot of drugs being done on campus. After 6 yrs, still waiting for certificate!!!! If you enjoy waisting your time and money I highly recommend Branford Hall . I can't believe they are still in business.
The facility at the Brandford hall in bohemia are terrible. there is no communication between instructors. in the beginning you are told one thing but once you sign up its a different story. I had a procedure done so I missed a day of class because of it. I was told that if I had a doctors note that I would be fine because its a real emergency. now when I go to hand in that note its not good enough and that I have to make up the hours because it wasn't considered emergency wise.
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.
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.
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.
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.