Branford Hall Career Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (66)
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.
I have been in the Bohemia campus for few months I will be graduating soon. Teachers are the best books on time,but when you talk about rules there's no rules for the school a lot of students come drunk and nobody said ANYTHING at all. Students disrespect the teachers and treat them like they are at the same level and thats really rude. In the last BBQ a lot of students were dressing like they were at a nightclub and getting drunk in the parking lot and who say something NOBODY. Just for reference if you planning to sign up for the campus just be prepared for all the drama with all the students. Teachers are excellent no problem with that. Good luck
This school was the absolute worst. Books were never given to us on time. One of my classes was merged with medical assistants who NEVER received their books for that whole term. Our insurance teacher never actually taught us anything. She just gossiped about other students and talked about her personal life. Most teachers there actually gossiped about other students. I only learned a lot from three out of the 10 or 11 teachers we had. When it came time to take the coding exam three of us got emails we couldn't take it because the AAPC never received payment from the school. Finally I was able to take the exam, but I can't get my score until the school pays them. They know of this issue and haven't tried contacting me back. I've been called a liar by one of the teachers because of issues I was having at my externship site, and she was no help through any of my problems. Another student reported her and she wanted to get the class in trouble for it. There's so much more I could say about this school but hopefully this was enough to convince anyone to GO ELSEWHERE! One more thing, if your teachers want to find an externship site for you, DONT LET THEM! They trash talked the ladies in career services saying they were not gonna be any help to us, but they were the most helpful!
Everybody in this forum has nothing but bad things to say about this school. First of all the school DOES NOT promise you a job. I specifically remember signing a form in the beginning that says that. It's all about if you want to learn. A lot of people in the school act immature don't do there assignments and misses class. It's like people expect to succeed and don't want to put in any effort. I love all the teachers and administration of course no school is perfect and there are times where thing don't run right, like an instructor maybe absent, you may not get your uniforms right away, but the administration is doing there best. Just pay attention do your work, read your textbooks and learn as much as you can. If you do your best you may be able to make this a career but if you don't put in any effort. Your not going to get the outcome your looking for. I'm in my 3rd module with a 4.0 average and I love my school. -amityvile,campus
Referring to southington Branford hall. Instructors are amazing, they actually care if you learn. financial aid is good, administrators=annoying, and career services (Jen and Evelyn) are the rudest, and most self absorbed people in the whole school. They're all about numbers, so don't think they actually care about you or your career.
I am currently a student at the Springfield, MA medical campus. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE! Since I started in August 2014, they have gone through three Administrators! They institute policies that ARE NOT ENFORCED! They have NO problem "double-booking" Instructors and putting three different classes with two different Instructors in one Computer Lab, when half the computers DON'T WORK and the Instructors are teaching different subjects! The Instructors do genuinely care about your success as a student and are knowledgeable. But in a wider view, I believe that administration just wants bodies in the door to get the $15,000+ tuition that the courses cost. It's disheartening and shameful!
Don't WASTE your money. (and they are not inexpensive) If you're going to do the hard work and give up your money and time, decide to go to a FULLY Accredited school! You can always get a JOB (Just Over Broke) but if you want a REAL degree, you won't find one at this school even though they TRY to look like a College. THEY ARE NOT!
I attend the school in June. Proffesor over here really helpful. So far I like this school.
DEFINATELY DONT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE. ITS A TOTAL FRAUD. THEY TELL YOU A WHOLE BUNCH OF THINGS THAT ARENT TRUE AT ALL. THIS SCHOOL BOUGHT ANTHEM SCHOOL AND PROMISED US NOTHING WAS GOING TO CHANGE, AND INSTEAD WE NEVER GOT OUR DIPLOMA LIKE OUR CONTRACT SAID, ALL WE GOT WAS A BOOTY CERTIFICATE THAT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS PRINTED FROM THE HOUSE COMPUTER. THEY NEVER HELPED US LOOK FOR INTERNSHIP SITE LIKE THEY SAID EITHER.
I decided to write this review because I almost decide against going to Branford Hall, Bohemia seeing so many bad reviews. Right now I'm on my third month in the MA program (8 mo. program) and so far I have no complaints. My teachers are excellent and even my classmates are great people which makes the class more enjoyable. It it a fast-paced environment because the program is short but I'm learning a lot. Perhaps is still too early to tell but I haven't seen any drama yet. No drunk, drugged people and no fights. My complaint is regarding the facility itself. The toilet seats in the ladies bathroom need replacement. My other complaint is that the program leads to a RMA certification but not to a CMA. If being a CMA is important to you, you will need to check if your campus offers that certification. Tuition includes books, uniforms, shoes, stethoscope and blood pressure monitor.