Harris School of Business Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (45)
This company uses students to funnel federal funds straight into your pockets. If you have the appropriate books for your classes, which they usually don't, you will absolutely not be able to code correctly. If you get a job through them you will only be making $10 an hour as a biller. Problem is you don't need a certificate to be a biller. People do not pass the ICD10 coding cert after attending this school. The cert you do get means nothing because its just a paper you are given from the school. Please pay careful attention to student reviews before going to this school for medical coding and billing. The Teachers are not certified teachers and they are forced to teach things that they did not study. And if they can't reach you they will say it is a self taught class. $19,000 is a lot to pay for a self taught class. You can teach yourself at home for about $2,000, which would include purchasing the books and taking the cert test.
I attended the campus in Danbury, CT this summer for CNA. Right from the start I made it clear I wanted my certification as quickly as possible so I could work this summer. It is only a 3 week program, 2 weeks in class and the third week in clinical. I had 2 different instructors each week because of their error in scheduling (my scheduled instructor was in the middle of teaching another CNA class, so we had a "substitute" for a 3rd of the program without any notice beforehand!!!). Thankfully my one instructor was phenomenal, but the substitute was honestly lazy and didn't seem to want to teach. This is only part of my problem. Signing up for the program, my mother and I set up a weekly payment , and planned to have the program completely paid off by the time of completion. Despite filling out these payment forms and sitting with the director,apparently SHE put the wrong date or something into the computer so the whole time, our payments weren't going through. NO ONE TOLD US OF THIS. The program has the be at least 60% paid in order to sit for the state test... We thought everything was paid, but I couldn't register, and only then did they admit they made the mistake and made it seem like not a "big deal"! After sorting it out, they let me sit for the earliest test date. I passed with a nearly perfect score and was told my certification would be mailed within 5 business days. I waited about 7 business days before calling to ask about the hold up... Apparently, because I hadn't paid for the program in full yet, they were holding my diploma and certification. This was never verbally said. Even in the big packet they gave, it only says "In addition, the School can discontinue a student's enrollment status, not issue grades, and deny requests for transcripts should a student not meet all of his/her financial and institutional obligations." That doesn't say they will literally HOLD my certificate after passing the exam, especially when I am in the process of paying them!!! After arguing on the phone, we paid in full, which we would have done from the start if we knew this would happen, and they said they were putting it through. Fast-forward to now, over a week later and I only have my diploma, I'm still not on the CT State Nurse Aide Registry and Prometric (the testing site Harris uses) says my application is incomplete....!?!?!?! Just called, apparently they received an influx of applications and mine somehow got shoved aside, and they NOW see that I completed the payment and are changing my application status. I still have to wait 48 hours to be on the nurse aide registry and 5-7 business days to receive my certification. ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS that I have to literally call for them to do their job. GO ANYWHERE ELSE BUT HERE BECAUSE THEY CAN'T DO ANYTHING.
I would not recommend this school at all, it is a waste of time and money. The school has no supplies, no working scales or appliances. All they worry about is getting there money. Please do yourself a favor and DO NOT attend this school. I wish i did not waste my money on this school at all.
When it comes to the fact that you finish and the job placement it is a worse thing nothing happens, and also I am having trouble with the certification, and I would not recommend that school to no one. If I was you I would go to a different school, and they only care about the money and that is all they care about.
My teacher was good, but there was couple of classes we never got to study due to the time administration set for teachers. When it came to the person in job placement or help you get job interviews, nothing was done. They just try to convince you to choose their school, but when you graduate, don't want anything to do with you. i graduated in 2010, its 2016, have not been able to get a job in my field of study. I have tried to contact them during the years for help like they said they would help in orientation, but jokes on me. NO HELP!!!!!! Most of the time when i call the person was never available. there was another time the guy just told me to search online and told me "Good luck." wasted my time there and got stuck with a worthless $9,000 student loan.
Graduated a few years ago and if you're reading this here's the breakdown. Some of the teachers (back then) are great but the education you get there is very basic. You do not get credit for any of the classes you take. You can take a full accredited program at MCCC which is down the block and it will cost you less than Harris. The only thing I got out of this school is phlebotomy. They tell you that you can make $19 per hour as an MA which is false, you start off at $12 and after 20 years maybe you will make $19. You may be able to get a job but for the price they charge for a certification it is not worth it. Instead try looking at MCCC or other accredited schools that you can actually use in the future if you plan on becoming something worthwhile (like St. Francis school of nursing). Don't rush into things until you do your research, I wasted $11,000 on this program and could not get a decent job for more then $13.50 per hour.
Currently attending this school and it SUCKS. Their definitely is a shortage of the amount of teachers that actually know what they are doing. If you get Mrs.Tarlboro/Mrs.Viv RUN. She is a cool person but she does not know how to teach. She puts words on the board, tells you to define them and that's going to be the test, meanwhile their is only 31 words on the board and apparently 50 questions. And when you ask about the rest of the stuff either she ignores you, or says don't worry about it. I'm pretty sure I should be worried about it especially if this is my future. One full class of her phlebotomy failed and her current class is failing all tests because they aren't learning anything. (She teaches you to draw blood with you non dominant hand) explanation enough....... When anyone goes to higher ups about her they won't do shit..... And this is not the only teacher like this....... Run for the hills
This is a joke, very unorganized, unprofessional, rude, ghetto! This is such as waste of money, the staff is so unprofessional, how can they lead by example? I am kicking myself for this bs program, this is full of the lowest of lowest class of people I have ever met. Linwood, nj thank you for robbing me.
I started this program in July of 2014 I wish I didn't. The place is unorganized, the so called teachers don't know what their are talking about half the time. I did not get my books until the second week of class, in lab we never have the things we need. THEY WILL LIE TO YOU SO THEY CAN GET YOUR MONEY WHEN YOU FIRST COMEIN.NOTHING THEY SAY ISTHE TRUTH
This place was not worth it... total joke learned nothing... feels like in a prision... school is not even worth one star.