Branford Hall Career Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (66)
I would absolutley not reccomend this school to anybody. This school was more like an alternative high school than an adult continuing education program. The teachers had no clue how to teach, and the directors were in no way able to direct anyone especially themselves. Do not be fooled, they do not help you find a job after you graduate. They barely help you find a site to do your externship, and what they fail to tell you before you sign up at thhe school is if you, yourself do not find a site within an allowed amount of time you will be dropped from the program. Nobody knows whats going on there but everyone is always covering up the next persons mistakes so nobody ie EVER on the same page.
Save yourself a lot of time, money and aggravation and DO NOT attend this so called school.
I graduated at the Bohemia school in NY. The training was good and I looked forward to tests every week because it was fun for me. Some students here were not fit to learn or even socially skilled enough to work in a healthcare environment and others were treated like first graders because they acted that way. I never heard so much swearing in typical conversations from some students and I knew they could never conform to an environment where advanced communication is crucial. So it was depressing having these slackers around when I was taking this course very seriously.
I had a good outcome after graduation. I was hired for $16 hr to start at a diabetes practice and worked many hours. A typical paycheck was 800-1000 week. I loved that job and have decided to become an RN so I am back in college. This school is good for entry level into healthcare but if you want to be more...go to college. My only advise to the school is to be more selective who the enroll and don't just accept anyone because they are eligible for a grant.
This school sucks so bad!!! The teachers read out of the book and cant answer half of the questions that you ask. Just about anybody could teach there. If you have 2 years of experience and need a job. Call them now. I wish I could sue them. Anybody who went there got ripped off!
I have to say I did complete the medical assisting course at Branford Hall Career institute in Southington and averaged a 3.90 GPA and also was on the Director's List twice for outstanding attendance. I enjoyed the people that took the course during my time there and I found the teachers very helpful. Despite, some saying that there was no job placement, well....they're not going to do everything for you, this is the real world with real challenges and obstacles.
They did give me some opportunities to persue, but I did the footwork myself and did land a job as a medical assistant in a 9 physician practice where I worked for a year. It was a great job but it was my own personal decision to change my career path because I was the one to change my mind. I am grateful for the education I received at The Branford Hall Career Institute.
I am currently a student and would have been much better off spending less money at a community college. The criteria for entrance is "1st grade sub-mediocre" with people who say "Who do dhat" etc.
The majority of students are on state aid and don't pay full boat so they have no real interest in the classroom and suck up everyone's time because they can't articulate a full sentance. Let's put it this way... Half of the class knows where all the courts are and the other half has no clue. RUN!!!!
i was told i should join a pc course...i did, there were 9 of us, then 6 then 4 .the men in the class who were familar with the information and technical aspects of the course were far ahead of the others in the class, so we proceeded at their rate, not a chance of catching up.
then it was video games and searching the web....the other course was taught by a man with baggage and a bottle....nice guy bad time....i did not graduate, haha...and i am still paying off the educational fee for this wonderful academic experience.
I attended the Southington campus last year for their "Health Claims Specialist"..some of the teachers were knowledgable, others not sure if they even knew the point hey were trying to make.
It was great to meet new people and make soem friends and contacts. I was told I would have an externship with no problem especially since I had a 4.0 GPA..HAHA that was a joke! I was told that I would get a job, no problem!!! LIES!!!!
My class graduated last December, I still haven't done my externship! 12 students in the class...3 have jobs!! The school hasn't even contacted me in over 3 months...wish I never wasted my time..cost me $15,000 and my family!
This is my last mod and i am truly dispointed and embarrassed that i went to this school. The teachers are way underqualified to the point of other techers having to come into the class to help us because our teacher had no knowledge of Medical Manager Program (why would she teach this class).
One teacher constantly passes out and the ambulence is here on a weekly if not biweekly basis. One of our past teachers had controlled substances in her purse which was open for ll to see and she also has passed on occasion. Its a joke and i am not just saying this i am WARNING you don't come to this school, it's a waste of time and money.
They say you can pick your own externship, well yes that would be the case if the woman in the office did her job but nope too much to ask. Some teachers are not only malicious but spiteful. This isn't a place for single mothers because of the unflexable hours.
The school is not in the greatest of conditions considering the amount of money they are getting per student. One girl in the school (student) very obviously has something mentally wrong with her, overdosed in class had to have the ambulence come and you can bet she was back here the next day with her pills throwing up and spacey, we have people who come to the school to teach CPR and he told her that she was obviously going to the wrong field and proceeded to kick her out. It is just utterly ridiculous.
I have 2 weeks left of branford hall and I must say it is the worst school I have ever been to. The teachers dont know how to teach and they only care about your money. The second class was when I started feeling like this.
If I would have known what I know now I would have never came to this school. Any time you need to get in contact with someone in administration you leave message after message and no one gets back to you. Every one in this school is a joke and they dont care if you succeed or fail. As long as they have your money whats it to them.
They have teachers that pass out in the middle of class and teahers who sit on there phone all night texting. I didnt pay money to come to this school to not learn. Your better off going to any other school but this one.
This review is for the Springfield Medical Campus. The course work is very easy and the day instructors seem as if they have no idea what they are doing. There were no outside resources available to assit with our learning and the instructors most former graduates at least in the MA program are idiots concerned with their own personal lives rather than our success.
I can tell you more about their personal life then I can about psych or medical law and ethics. The program director is no director at all most days she is out smoking and laughing rather than actually hhelping students i am not working yet and the experience was/is not worth my money