Florida Career College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (85)
This school is a scam don't go to them. I regret everything about attempting this school. They are now trying to say I owe them more money then what I signed for. Now I have a lawyer looking into going after them for all the problems I have gone through with them. My advice to anyone find a better school then Fcc.
SCAM! SCAM! RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN AWAY FROM THIS PLACE.... I REFUSED TO CALL IT A SCHOOL. IN 2011 I WENT THERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE NURSING PROGRAM, THEY INFLUENCED ME TO DO MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING, ALL I WAS TELLING THEM THAT I HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF THAT, THEY NEVER HEARD ME... I TRIED TO TALK TO THE PRINCIPAL A FEW TIMES TO GET THE BEST KNOWLEDGEABLE ADVISE BUT SHE HERSELF DID NOT KNOW ANYTHING... SO I QUIT AFTER 4 WEEKS....AND GOT STUCKED WITH A STUDENT LOAN FOR $6000.00. The just want to get you signed on those dotted line.... PLEASE, PLEASE RUN AWAY FROM THEM...
****SCAM**** This school has little to zero foundation. They don't know what they are doing. All those positives reviews must be fake reviews by someone who works there because this school its just a mess. If you show up to class every day you will pass. Yes scary specially for a future nurse. I feel I was over charged and every time I go to financial aid or to our bursa they seem to be insecure with their response. I can tell they don't know what they are doing and all I get is the run arrounds... Frustrating cause as a VA student I should be getting money back.. I was also not able to graduated as plan because the school couldnt find a clinical side for us..... This school IS A SCAM..... Someone needs to do something about it soon. Not only we the students are getting scam but also the government cause I'm sure they don't support these type of practices....
All liars, beginning from the Recruiting representatives, financial aid rep. All except Teacher Ms A. Just a month and cost me 1700 tuition and one year later IEC contacted me as they said I still owed another 1700. The rep who called me, Mr. B. he was super rude. When I asked him to talk to a supervisor he was the supervisor. He also said they were the owners. So, they are very aware of whatever happens there . Giving them 1 star is too much but there is no choice in these options. I would rate them -100.
HOCUS POCUS so RUN or you will get robbed of your tuition money. I was a student there. The instructor had no knowledge of the subject matter. I found that out the first day after asking him some serious questions. He was just teaching from the book. I did some detective work only to find out that my instructor was a student there him self the year before and has ZERO field experience. How can he make me ready for something that he has not even done it himself ever ? Very little hands on training. Practice tools are old. Practice equipment is old. During the tour before they rail you in they show you look this is new that is new don't buy into it when you go to use it its all beat up as they have 6 classes per day. If you need a machine or a tank to complete a hands on you have to wait till the class next door is finished which can be 2-3 days. I wasted a lot of time and money and have nothing to show for, so save your time and money and go somewhere you can learn something.
Next chapter at FCC. They cannot find us an externship site. Out of sudden they start to text or call u like you do not work, you are just there all day for them, with the greatest news" if you do not go for externship you will be dropped". Like is your fault night students cannot attend day extership sites even when told admissions staff who clearly said it will not be a problem we have many sites as clinics, hospitals, urgent care. But after all there is nothing. Just a bunch of peoole playing music, pretending to teach you something I got some ph numbers (850) 245-3200 Comission for Independent Education, (850) 414-3300 Attorney General Office. And if there is a group lawsuit action please let me know.
I read all these reviews and I felt compelled to write a review myself. The school does have some problems that need to be fixed, every institution does. However, it is not as bad as certain students would want you to think. Some people come to school to study and others to have fun or as I label them (pass-timers). Most of the negative reviews come from the pass-timers. At FCC, I studies business with a group of people I divide into two groups. The one group who came to study and the pass-timers. I can tell you, these pass-timers are the ones giving the school a bad name. For instant, some of the students that were in my class did not want to do homework, study for tests or do school work. The teacher would be giving lecture and they would be in their phones texting or on face book. Then when they get lost in the middle of the class they blame the teacher. One of them spent a week out of class (keep in mind the module is 16 days). This student was absent for 5 of those 16 days. When she returned, she wanted the teacher to go back to where he was when she left. The teacher refused. She then complained to the dean that the teacher does not want to help her and that she does not understand. They reprimand the teacher for doing a bad job. The student failed the class in the end. She recommended that they school fire the teacher. She gather with her fellow pass-timers and they did fire the teacher because of her. Another student came to class every day with a bad attitude. She would put her headset on and start listening to music. When the teacher tell her to stop doing that, she got mad and went to the dean and complained that the teacher was harassing her. Some of her complaints involved learning nothing from the teacher. She made that complaint during week three of the class. When the dean asked her to show her notes, she had nothing to show because she would ignore the teacher and his lecture. The book they give her for the module was still in the plastic wrap it came with. These are the students that go online and complain. They have no conscience and do not want to take responsibilities for their actions. Most of the students that enroll at FCC want to be treated as children and babies. The students sign a contract with the school to teach them a trade. However, after a couple of days into the contract, the students stop coming to school. Then the school in turn charges the teachers to find the students or their performance will be affected because of the students absence. So, not only the professors have to prepare lessons, grade tests, and correct the home-works of their students in their own time, (they dont get paid for that time), they now have to carry the burden of calling students at their houses and keep track of where they are. Keep in mind, these students are grown adults, not children. If you ask me, the teachers are the ones getting the bad hand of the deal. Grow a conscience people! If you come to school and walk out without an education while they give you books and teachers to assist you, it is your fault, not the school's fault. Grow up!!!
I decided to go here to become a patient care tech. In the middle of my attendance of this school they changed named and changed the rules of the school, which upset me. But I couldn't quit since I was already halfway Thur it. Then we lost all our teachers (R.N. Nurses) they all got fired or quitted . So when it came down to graduation I was not informed about what was our graduation ceremony date since they only do the ceremony every 3 months . When it came down to the time to take the state test I feel I'm not ready. Yes I could attend more classes but I shouldn't have to . So this Patient Care Tech program was a joke.
The best advice I can give anyone looking into this school is to run and don't look back. I came to Florida career college to better my education and have a successful future . I was enrolled from one day to another and they made everything very easy. After some research and realizing their M.A.T program was going to cost me 21,000 something I decided it was going to cost me too much money for a technical profession. I attended this school for two days after I enrolled. First of all the teacher never showed up to class. We had two different substitutes both days. On the third day I decided to unenroll and explore my options before financial aid went through. The students that were already in this school told me it wasn't worth it but they were in school because it had already been past 30 days. When I came in to un-eroll they made it very difficult said they wouldn't consider taking me back if I wanted to come back and when it was time to speak to the director he avoided me and then yelled at me and told me he was disappointed in me took the materials they gave me and walked away. I felt very disrespected .
Any of the I.T. certificates offered you can probably do on your own, there is a text book and test you can take, or go to an institution that gives value for what you are paying. Do your self a favor and make sure you are getting a great education for your money. I waited to long because yes the people are nice, but the institution is corrupt. FCC charged my financial aid two full time semesters nearly $10,000 plus had me paying a subsided student loan for my 4 months of poor education. Be informed before signing any papers exactly what you are signing up for. Their curriculum is a test and possible answers, study and take the same test at the end of the month. For $14,000 I can educate myself on Microsoft, Excel, word and so forth. I discovered that this school is the epitome of fraud, and there are other schools like it. these giant money pits for your grants and money. I lost a lot of money in just 3 months by the 4th month I left but of course they still charged me for it. I went back to Broward College, took four classes and received my AA for less then what FCC charged for four months of attendance. The loan debt is a nightmare especially when it is such a poor school and investment that you may not get the career you need to pay back such significant amounts.