Branford Hall Career Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (71)
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!!!!!!
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.
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.
Amityville is unorganized. The teachers do their best. Im not happy at all we learn but not enough . I dont feel that we get enough hands on practice in clinical areas. As for instance we are almost done with ekg pharmacology and my teacher cannot show us how to inject the injections cause we have no syringes. To practice this is ridiculous. Like I said not organized at all. I am about to drop out and call corporate . I am so tired of the direction this so called director took this school. We have certain students popping pills all day students not following dress code and more...cheating on tests and nothing gets done. Ridiculous I tell you. To be continued. ...
This is about the Southington campus one word HORRIBLE they tell you one thing and don't keep their word teachers are great but staff untrustworthy only one who actually stuck with their word was Eddie the rest are a bunch of scammers so glad I made the transfer to an better school majority of my class transferred out and are at different schools which says a lot about the Southington campus and can you please stop sending me brochures in the mail I'm never coming back. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After being out of school for 35 years, at 52 yrs old I decided to go back to school. I chose Branford Hall because I had heard positive feedback from friends in the medical field. I began with some doubt and timidity wondering of I could keep up with the younger generation. I have to say, each teacher was an inspiration. There was plenty of encouragement from the staff am even my fellow classmates. I am proud to be among such bright young people with a desire to succeed. I am excited to say, I have exceeded my own expectations here at Branford Hall. I have maintained a 4.0 and also hold a perfect attendance. Each day there is so much information given, I don't want to miss out on it! I will graduate in 6 weeks. It wasn't easy and it takes hard work and sacrifice, Branford Hall is a great place for new beginnings.
This is for the southington campus, The instructors are great! mostly all are willing to stay after school and tutor they even alow past students to come in during classes and sit thru them. Every Tuesday there is a teacher who stays after school instructing clinical classes. Students here are supposed to only get one week to make up exams and missed classes, one time i owed a test for over 3 weeks and was allowed to still take it wich does happen alot. the teachers want you to pass!! i have never been in a place where the instructors take passion in what they teach and guess what there is a first time for everything! on this review site i read a negative comment on a teacher "Mrs P" this lady is such a perfectionist she expects that you learn what she teaches and does not mind the many times she has to go over it again until you learn it. Student services,every time you no show you would get a courtesy call making sure you are alright and also to discuss your option on making up hours and missed classwork/exams.Financial aid,Here they explain everything how it is, there is no beating around the bush here no confusion and they do give you many options on work study and loan repayment plans. Do Not get influenced by the negative remarks about this school. Career Services went to bat for me!! not only did they teach me how to write my resume but also double checked and proof read it before i sent it out, they were not afraid to give me a good reference despite the fact i wasn't the best student and always had tardy issues in school, Thanks to the career service team i found an externship that became my employment,with the stuff they teach here you will ACE all your certifications its almost like they hand it to you.... I can not express my gratitude with words this is a place of success I am Proof!!!