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1 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Graduation Year: 2014

Dear Administrators: Thank you for taking the time to enroll me in your money-grubbing institute. After passing the intelligence test with flying colors, I was excited about a return to education. Thank you for taking the time to remind me that 2+2 does not equal potato, but does, indeed, equal 4. Also for instructing me that I should probably shower and blink once in a while. Boy, did I have THAT backwards! After a student asked what the Internet is, I chose to withdraw. I respectfully (or so I thought) explained to admissions that I did not feel challenged. I apologize for being offensive, judging by the following response, and I (regretfully but sincerely) quote "I'm sure you just f***ing know all the other material and terminology and s*** too, don't know? Why do you think you are too good for Branford Hall?" After a brief but tense back and forth, I walked out within 20 minutes, not owing a dime. I will always keep the notes I took on the one day I was there close to my heart, with the greatest lesson of all. That no matter how bad life seems, I will never be as unintelligent as the students, nor as rude and vulgar as the staff, lest I suffer massive brain trauma. And that feels pretty incredible. Thank you, Branford Hall!

1 out of 5
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Degree: Computer Networking
Graduation Year: 2015

I have yet to receive the textbook, I paid for with tuition, from a class I took 2-3 modules ago. It is now currently 3-4 days into a new module and I literally cant get none of the staff to explain to me why im not in school and why I dont have a schedule yet. This makes no sense!

3 out of 5
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Degree: Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2014

The Windsor campus is HORRIBLE , I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO NOBODY, THEY ARE LAZY ALWAYS CHANGING THE STAFF ,TO THE FACT THAT YOU DON'T KNOW WHO TO REPORT TO, THE BEST THAT WERE THERE ARE GONE THE RULES ARE DUMB AND I MISSED SOME HOURS DUE LOSS OF MY FAMILY AND I DIDN'T GET MY CERTIFICATE OR GAVE ME ANY CREDIT FOR DOING MY WORK. THEY TELL YOU EVERYRTHING LAST MINUTE HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE

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5 out of 5
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Degree: Word Processing
Graduation Year: 1979

This review is long overdue. I attended Branford Hall when it was Branford Hall School of Business, back in the day when Mr. N. B. was the director. I am writing this review as I saw many poor reviews of the school and I wanted to offer some insight into my own experience. When I attended I was at a major crossroads in my life, and was in need of a career so that I could support my young children. I was enrolled by the state into a special and new six month program with Branford Hall to learn word processing. Long story made short, since then, I have taken the values, the knowledge and the professionalism seeded in me by Branford Hall's staff and grew my career in the networking field. It is true, you need to want to learn, and you have to want to work hard to make it. I never relied on anyone to find me a job, I never blamed my teachers or my learning experience on my failure to get hired. To me, it was up to me to know how to present myself, to study hard and be willing to learn and to never give up. Today, I am a Senior Manager for a very large very well known Company in the networking field, I have achieved multiple professional and expert certifications in Networking, and I am part of a senior management team for the topmost networking Certification in the industry. I have loved the journey since I graduated from Branford Hall. I love what I do today. I owe my success to a great degree to Branford Hall, where I learned a lot more than just how to perform word processing tasks. The ability to present yourself as an energetic professional, with a high level of proficiency at the skills you possess and the willingness to work hard can go a long way to a successful career.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
Graduation Year: 2013

When I started this school I didn't know my left from my right. The instructors took me on as a personal project to help me understand the concepts upon my eagerness for the information. No question went unanswered. The critics complain they never learned anything. I saw a ton of students slacking off... Showing up late for class or skipping out early. The instructors understand that you, the student, are paying for the education yourself. They're not going to have you make your mommy sign a failing grade on paper or hound you about paying attention in class/lab. Thats a personal decision you have to make for yourself. If you sit on your cellphone in class or not pay attention in any other way, it's your loss. The instructors don't care if you don't want to learn. But they especially care if you show you do want to learn. They passed along their academic and mechanical genius because I worked as hard as i could and they understood that. I got hired almost instantly by one of Estee Lauders manufacturing plants. The salary is more than I ever dreamed I could make fresh out of school and hell of alot more than I see my friends making who are holding bachelors degrees. Trust me, ignore the critics and work hard if you enroll. You'll see knowledge and success beyond whats promised as long as you apply ourself.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Medical/Clinical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013

This review is about the Southington campus for Medical Assistant. This school sucks, worst school ever I wish I never went in the first place. I don't mind the teachers but I didn't care for a couple of them. I started my externship in July 2013 and finished in September 2013 and had my official graduation ceremony in December. Since I finished my externship site in Sept 2013 I have not had a job offer I applied to many positions in the medical field and even the hospitals that always seem to hire and not one offer. The career services department director Jen Llorens don't count on her because she will only send the resume out here and there ever so often. Talk about lazy. Then when you want to talk to her about jobs, etc she will claim she's busy most of the time. Plus a lot of the places that I interviewed with ended up hiring people with experience. It is crap that this school doesn't do/care enough about the students but only cares about the money/profit. Then I have a loan to pay back on top of it. For anyone who wants to think about going to this school DON'T because there are better options out there.

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

Waste of time and money!!!! This school is bad....wouldn't recommend this to my worst enemy!!!! The rules, the director everything about this campus is unorganized and not worth your time or money.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Medical/Clinical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014

The amityville, ny school is very horrible. I would not reccommend my dog to come here. The teachers act as if your children. They dont care about you like they say they do all they care about it money money money...I wish I never signed up to come here now i am stuck in this program !!!!! WHAT THEY NEED TO DO IS SHUT DOWN AND START OVER GET ALL NEW STAFF AND GET IT RIGHT!!!!!!!!!

1 out of 5
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Graduation Year: 2014

Wasted money going to this school. I thought there was job placement but there is not because I still waiting for them to call me.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Computer Networking
Graduation Year: 2004

As far as program. They teach enough to do some jobs additional experience or technical help in others. For example help desk or technical support jobs easily can get. While took apart a computer and put it back together and is great not enough was taught hands on about printers. And since 50 different types and No apple support Computer repair out of question. Great skills for Networking but that is one of the toughest jobs out there to get. And router support not enough to do that either. While worked with Macromedia products not enough to be web developer. However if this is your first step and continue schooling to learn rest does a good job. I cant say was worth less cause dis work a tech support/ beta testing job over 3 years. So is deffinatly needed. And would of never gotten with out the schooling. It is nice how they offer discounts on certifications. However once in job field. The certs alone wont accomplish much. As far as job placement all they do is call or email resumes to companies. Not the garentee they promised at signing. Make sure you get it in writing. I would suggest to those already enrolled use the internet to your advantage and join linked in groups or meetup.com. And get in good with a company so can do your School hands on work at a company you have a good chance being hired at. When have them pick. You learn there yea. But they wont hire you. Cause they will have the next student work for free. Just my 2 cents. Cant recommend by no means but not teachers fault. And have some good teachers. Just job placement is trash and a bit of a scam.

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