Career Point College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (62)
My wife has been attending Career College for a licensed Vocational Nurse program and it has been a horrible experience from the beginning. They promised so much and make it sound like they care and are looking out for you to insure you get the education you are paying for. Wrong, they have fallen so short ,over promised and so under delivered. It may seem to many like it seem to us that this was a great way to accomplish my wife goals but we have been going thru headaches with these people not having their act together. Constantly getting new instructor so this leaves student lost and unaware of what is going on. Many of these instructor don't even follow their own syllabus which I find unprofessional. There is no communication between the student, instructor and the administration running the place. If we could go back and change our decision we definitely would. Please think twice before giving these people your money because that is the only thing they are interested in. So I guess will just have to go thru this bullshit because we have already taken out the loans and are almost half way done but it has not been the experiences we hoping for. The gentlemen that you talk to about the program is basically a used car salesman and says what ever you need to hear to make you confident about the worst decision your about to make!!!!! Go to a regular college for your own good, may take a little longer but will be worth your time.
We started Career Point College with the 18mth program, and was told you to continue with the program your overall average has to be 75% or above! We did ATI finals in some classes and on some finals the teacher chose the questions they wanted on their ATI final, however, if you aced or bombed the final if your overall average was a 75% or above you will progress through the program. I'm at my last semester and a week and a half before the final the school changes the requirements now we have to score a LEVEL 2 on the ATI to go on. Mind you we've been in this program for 18mths with ATI not being a priority because the teachers do not know what's on the ATI final and do not teach out of the ATI book, now we have to make a certain grade to pass regardless if your overall average is over a 75%. I failed the final but had an A in the class, so now I'm sitting in a class that I've taken 2 semesters ago instead of getting some remediation. 5 people failed the Mental Health final which class was only 4 weeks with tons of homework, predictor, presentations, and now 4 more people failed Leadership final but passed the class, now 9 students total has to repeat a class they passed and HOPE to pass the final that isn't discussed in class. Why pay for a school when you have to teach yourself at home and not sure if you're getting the material. This was our instructor's first time teaching and he wasn't fully orientated to teach, but they needed someone fast so he was thrown into something without fully being prepared. Now someone is helping him teach for the next class, but it sucks for the students who failed at their own expense because failing students aren't a priority obviously. We were told remediation is repeating the class, how are we remediating if we passed the class and exam out of the text book, but can't pass the final which is out of a different book, and different way of reading and understanding the question. Oh yeah the final was 55mins and 55 questions, so just think if take a test that worded very differently from exams you've been taking by instructors how can you finish an exam like that? Instructors doesn't know whats on the ATI final we just have to hope that they taught us well, if not REPEAT!! The DON who enforced the rules has resigned (i don't know why), so that makes 3 or 4 DON we have had in 18 months and 3 Deans! WOW!! What is the problem? I totally understand the ATI Level rules but it would've been best if it was implemented on the first day of the program not 1 week before a final in our last semester, sorry but it's not going to break an 18mth habit. I know plenty of students who've made Level 1 on all finals and have passed their ATI "green light" and passed the NCLEX (on the first time). So why do we have to suffer for a new rule, I believe the newly students who just enrolled the rule should be enforced with them, but not the ones who have already started and was constantly told to progress your overall average has to be 75% REGARDLESS OF ANYTHING ELSE!! Please consider this when applying to this school. A lot of teachers find it very unfair but it's hard for teachers to be an advocate when it's their job. A student who's GPA that a 3.5 (WHICH WERE PLENTY OF STUDENTS) and have to repeat a class they clearly passed because of a final that they were never adequately prepared, taught, or trained on is very ridiculous and unfair. A good nurse isn't about how good their grades are it's about caring and being compassionate about others, I see the students who went on because they guessed really good and barely passed the final, and when they are at clinicals they barely know what's going, on the other hand, the students who were held back because they didn't fail the class, they failed 1 final , who work hard at clinicals and will be awesome nurses. Oh yeah you only get to take the final 1 time. No remediation or no re-take!! If you implement this 1 week before the final at least be able to let us re-take. March 12,2015 is when the other classes finish their course and I'm sure it will be more and more reviews about the review I just posted! Just get ready and read and then make your decision.
Do not apply to this school. Worst mistake I've made. They lie constantly. I was told my prgram would be 18mo however that doesnt include the holidays they give you. They lied about class times then expect you to just rearrange your plans which if you have kids is hard. I was pregnant and had to drop one semester due to my husband deploying. I was told by one Dean it would be excused and I could repeat due to circumstances. I had a 2year old at home that my husband would watch while I attended school once he left I was unable to rearrange for a babysitter. Well when the new Dean came she didn't excuse it and tried to kick me out. They don't care about family or circumstances that are out of your hands. They wouldn't give me excused time off after I delivered my son. This school is the worst. They say they have the best ratings for passing Nclex what they dont tell you is they make you pass a program called ATI to even graduate and sit for your nclex. Do not go here!!
I am a current student at career point college and have some pros and cons about this school. Financial aid sucks. Some teachers are un organized. My first two classes sucked because they were computer basics but once you get into your medical classes it gets better. I learned so much coming to this school I just can't seem to remember all of it cause there's so much to know !!!! This school and instructors are recognized by lots of Dr offices in our area. I just think people are so picky about the littlest things. They teach you what youre supposed to know and help you when you need it. From a scale 1-10 I give them a 6.
I really don't know where to start, but here is brief summary. I attended the high school, when I called and inquired about it I was told it was completely "free" after I enrolled in the program, I was told it was 900 out of pocket but if I furthered my education with Career Point it was free (1st LIE) After enrolling to study Medical Assisting I was informed that the school was "Accredited" (2nd LIE) This school is ONLY accredited if you continue to further your education with them, otherwise your credits don't count at any other college. They have a RN program, BUT the only way you can study to be an RN at this school is IF you take their LVN first, yet another tactic to get your money, because you can go to the Alamo Colleges and start wherever you desire just as long as your test scores meet the criteria. Career Point does NOT provide text books, instead they give you a cheap laptop (That's in your tuition) and upload Ebooks that crash and makes it hard to complete assignments! The instructors are very UNPROFESSIONAL, and not helpful, the work is absolutely ridiculous!!!!! Please DO NOT make the same mistakes as I did by attending this BOOTLEG COLLEGE!!!! I recently relocated to this city and state and was totally unaware of how this school really is, those commercials sucked me in, then I did my research AFTER I was enrolled... so I'm just trying to hang in there until I my finish date which is in 3 more months & I've enrolled at St. Phillips for the fall semester, although I will not get my credits I don't care at least I'll be going to a real college. I hate this school DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT COME HERE!!!!! I'm studying MA & IT'S 19,000 a BSN at San Antonio College isn't even than much...
I think that it really depends on what you're looking for with this school. I did the LVN program. While I am grateful for it I also wish I would have known some things beforehand. First of all, the credits DO NOT transfer so if you plan to further your education, the classes you took are no good to any other colleges around San Antonio, Texas. So keep that in mind. But no matter where you go you can always do a bridge program, just keep in mind you may have to repeat some classes you already took at CPC. But if you don't plan on furthering your education then of course you're good. Overall it was really tough, nursing school isn't easy no matter where you go. There were good instructors and there were some not so good instructors. Financially I didn't have to worry about it because I'm a VA student. The nice thing about that is I didn't have to pay for my books either, it was covered in my tuition. I passed the nclex on the first try and the career center helped me find a job right away. Albeit it wasn't the best job, but it was a job! Started off at $18/hr which is the best I've ever made. Then with just a few months experience I got a better job. So I'm happy:) but if I could do things differently I would probably just go to a community college and apply to RN school because taking classes over that I've already taken sucks. :/. But it is a good school. I had a good experience. Like I said, just depends on what you're looking for.
This school is a joke they lied to me about things and told me to quit the job I have now. I just got the job and someone who don't even know me is telling me to do so. They are a complete joke and I will never recommend anyone to this place.
Please don't make the mistake I did! I am young and simply wanted to better myself thought this was the route to go 9 months for a degree perfect! boy was I wrong first they kept thinking I was in a different program than I was in. the teachers are miserable,don't know what they are talking about and probably dont even have a degree in teaching at all! very small classes 2-5 in my group so not very much chance of socialization I was even in a class by myself for a couple of weeks! Shows how in demand they are in
I hate this school with a passion! The "teachers" of that's what you want to call them are just awful. They are unprofessional and not qualified to teach criminal justice what's so ever. All they do is chit chat with each other and all the students just sit in front of a computer learning from the book. In reality you will not learn a thing. And if you ask a "teacher for help, they usually don't know the answer and just Google it for you. just go to a community college, not only is it cheaper but it's also full of trained professors. I'm now in debt with more than $20,000 full of loans. I don't recommend it.
Don't do it..u will regret it!! All they care about is money!! The main ladies that run the whole thing are very rude!! Once your in there they screw you over!! They say they are there to help you and when it comes down to it they don't..they talk to you like your below them/a child!! Just trust me and go to a different school!!!! Your welcome in advance!!