Branford Hall Career Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (72)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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