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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.

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

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. ...

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

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. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013

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!!!

5 out of 5
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Degree: Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Graduation Year: 2013

I swear I went to school with everyone who put negative reviews on here. You had negativity written all over you. The career services people there are awesome and they help you look for a job. How are they supposed to help you get a job when you have crappy english and come off like a punk? I'm working and paying back on my investment in myself.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 0000

The school staff is horrible. The teachers they hire have 0 background in teaching. I had one teacher whose name im just going to call Ms.Pwho was sooo loud and screamed like if we where in elementary. she treated us like babies. She talked about her life waaay too much and told us how much we weed she use to smoke. In the classroom a student smelled like straight weed. In one class the tracher dropped out leaving 20 students high and dry with no teacher. Poor students.The Staff/education department doesnt attend to your needs. They never get back to you even if its very important! There is like only 1 person truly in charge of the education department thats Ridiculous!! You can call 10 times and not get ahold of anyone in the school. Its Horrible. But ask them you want to sign up; and suddenly the appear. DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL. listen to me! If only i had listened to other reviews before signing up. biggest regret!!

2 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013

They only want your money from the day you walk in the door to sit down and speak to them about the program. They wont let you leave unless you sign up. They screw up your financial aid and I had to pay $650 out of pocket because of it and wont get my diploma or offical transcript until its paid in full! They lost a entire month of externship time sheets and claimed they were never faxed over when I had proof they were good thing I saved all of my time sheets so I did not have to redo 64 hours but they said I was missing 15 min and have to drive a half hour to my site to make up 15 min the drive a half hour home! the school bathrooms are disgusting! Some of the teachers are good and want to be there and teach and help you learn and then others are just worried about a pay check and dont care about teach you correctly or want to be in class. My ekg teacher did not teach us anything quit towards the end of our class before she got fired and they school would not let us retake the class and passed us all. They did have another teacher come into our medical admin class and 1-2x a week to give us a crash course on ekg. The staff changes so frequently and no one every knows what is going on. Some of the teachers basically give you the whole test in a review with all the question and answers before you take the test. They tell you that you will make all this money when you get a job and the truth is you dont. from day 1 this school has been nothing but problems. Dont attend !

1 out of 5
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Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2011

You will have a giant loan to pay back with No help to get a job from this school. They change staff faster then you change your shoes; so there is no one to talk to. NEVER SIGN ANY PAPERS TO Graduate, (So glad I did not). I went everyday; never missed a day, finished with a 4.0; What a waste. I hope the Attorney General can help us get ratio on not only never getting what was paid for but also being victimized; I feel violated. Some one needs to ask: who owned the company or had a hand in the company that handled the books We paid over 700 hundred dollars for???

3 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2012

I graduated in june 2012 then did my externship for 2 months, its almost june 2013 and still have NO JOB! When i signed up they guaranteed a job and said they would find one. they always say 'we would love to help you on your job search, call us! they don't help you. all they want is the money!
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