Harris School of Business Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (54)
I was so excited about attending Harris and becoming a certified Medical Assistant. The first Mod was good, then it all went down hill. We had a person in the class who had kidnapping charges and other felony's on his/her record, and caused a lot of trouble with the class. Then, the second MOD was a pure nightmare. We did not get the books for our A & P and Medical Terminology classes until the last day of our third week. For most of us it was very difficult to learn, but that was not the biggest problem, the biggest problem was there was so much b@tching about the books, that we did not get anything out of our classes. After, hearing about all of the negative things about the school, (I still tried to keep a positive outlook), I started researching and found that I could attend a community college and receive an associates degree for only $5,000 less than I am paying Harris for a certification. I have meant the most interesting people in while attending Harris and the instructors are great, but they are not trained instructors (and they were not happy and let it be known). So, I would not recommend Harris, just because if you really want to be successful, you need to be able to learn and practice what you are suppose to be learning and not being distracted by all of the negativity.
Have big dreams? Want to advance your career and make more money? Read all of the BAD REVIEWS before you incur almost $14,000 in debt. The cost for this so-called "school" isn't justified. You may get a $5,500 grant & wind up paying back the rest + interest for a career you may never have as the quality of the education you get here (where most of the teachers have admitted to "hating" school and not doing well even in high school).
I'm disclosing the cost of the programs since you won't get anyone to reveal it over the phone. There isn't enough room here to list the MANY COMPLAINTS I have about this place. This Harris is located in upscale Cherry Hill, yet you'll feel you're in the GHETTO whenever you enter the halls or classrooms. Oh and watch that you don't trip over all of the STUDENTS SITTING ON THE FLOOR IN THE HALLS!
I went here expecting a quality education, instead this school is very unorganized and does not prepare you well for the work force. I am left with this huge college loan I have to pay back when I could have gone somewhere cheaper. Not to mention medical assistants do not get paid well.
I am very happy with my job that I got but the school did not at all help me find my job. When I needed help with my resume because I had an interview coming up, they did not respond for 3 days, by then I had already had the interview. I could go on and on but I will just say that the school is completely unorganized, the education is not at all challenging, and I would not recommend anybody going here.
Go to a community college if you want to be a medical assistant, or better yet, go to a community college with a major that will pay you well when you're done.
I Just finished SChool There love the teachers the courses arent really hard but I would love to go back In time and choose a different option.
I Planned to finish Harris and Find a Great Job But Harris Have bad reviews from the extern sites and not many doctor office wanna deal with Harris nor there students.. so I suggest whom ever read this think twice before settling this school paying 13,000 is not worth just a diploma and Offices that dont wanna hire you.
i Believe Your best option is to RETHINK im not trying to down talk Harris im just trying to help I just wish Someone would have told me ahead of time.
IM SMARTER THAN THEM I CAN TEACH THE CLASS THEY DONT HAVE YOUR BACK BUT IM TO EDUCATED FOR THIS PROGRAM I NEED A CHALLENGE IM ACADEMICALLY GIFTED
Please don't waste your money on this school do your research first before considering attending this school. I attended some years back and I regret it.
While the staff and all the instructors were really nice, I have to be honest for the money they charged you could have received a college degree. You are better off attending CCC or BCC and earn real credits that can be transferred. BCC offers many of the same programs that this school offers but much cheaper. I learned the hard way and went back to school and now I'm working on my masters in chemical engineering.
I took the time out to write this review because I was contacted by them to do a "where are they now" review. By no means did I want them to think they had been instrumental in success but that was the purpose of me being contacted. So I decided to do my own review. The purpose of this review is not to say they are a bad school but is to say that there are many other cheaper options out there. That goes for pretty much all technical schools including the ridiculously over priced prism.
The faculty were terrific. They helped me through some classes that were very hard. They care about their students. I have read some reviews and it is obvious that after attendiong myself, the negative comments are ridiculous. Good school-
I just couldn't continue reading without making a comment...Although i value everyones opinions and understand that in many cases a few folks will have a bad experience while others have positive ones, I wanted to point out one of the most basic and simple ways for people reading these reviews to sift through most of the bullcrap i've read so far.
I'm not sure how many people who have gone to Harris realize this, but Harris, just like Prism, Star, and so many other technical institutes can't and don't enroll people just for the sake of getting that 10-15k in tuition. The reason is simple...These schools are held up to far higher standards than say, a cumminity college or any college for that matter. They are required by the state in order to keep their accreditation, to place 70% of their graduates. That means that nomatter how many people they enroll, 7 out of 10 must be placed by the schools placement services in a job. If they don't, they lost their state accreditation.
So while everyone insists they enroll mass amounts of students without a care in the world, and in some cases i'm sure people do get neglected, they can't and won't allow anyone to enroll who has 13k in their pocket because part of the enrollment process for these schools is determining whether or not they'll be able to reasonably find this student a job once they've completed the course.
For every one person i've heard bash Harris, i've talked to 10 either in class or outside of it who love the school and were placed locally as either an intern after they graduated or at a full time job. People need to grow up...If like the one guy said, you have nothing better to bitch about other than the cafeteria not being large enough you better get a clue. You should be lucky they have the facilities at all to provide a cafeteria to begin with, and there's no reason why you can't sit in your car or spend 20 minutes grabbing a quick bite to eat and sitting down at a deli.
I found a website, here it is http://www.business-training-schools.com/harris-school-of-business.html. This is a pretty good description on what Harris is all about, what it offers and what it doesn’t. They seem pretty ‘up-front’ about things.
For 'Run for the Hills' these are the 'rules' for AAPC – or were you even aware? From: American Academy of Professional Coder's website: - Certified Professional Coder (CPC) - To be eligible to sit for the Certified Professional Coder exam, "you must have worked as a medical coder for a minimum of two years." Furthermore, once you are certified, you are required to renew your certification annually.
Be real people. All I have read here is nothing but a bunch of excuses for your own failures. The ‘blame game’ of ‘you’ Americans. Blame everyone, everything, but yourself. It’s obvious a lot of you didn’t do your ‘own homework’ and now are now blaming the school for your disappointment, lack of common sense, lack of researching for ‘yourselves’ and ‘whatever else’ you are lacking or ‘not doing’… lacking responsibility maybe?
Here are some of your irresponsible excuses I quoted:
Following from: Overall experience--poor and threatening School not recommended by Susan on December 19, 2010 Source: http://www.guidetohealthcareschools.com/healthcare-school-reviews/harris-school-of-business#ixzz1IcqbyRYG “I was disabled prior to being admission to Harris” (this somehow is the schools fault?); “and have become an advocate to put a stop to this greedy process”.- (What have you done exactly?); “I failed a clinical” (isn’t this a Major part of a Medical Job?) - (but, you want a “Pass” because): “never mind I allowed students to draw blood from my arm over and over again, assisted classmates with their studies because I already had taken courses in A&P.”; ( sounds like you ‘failed’ that course too?) ” that grabs up applicantss by bullying them if they decide not to sign up” (No one can ‘bully’ you into signing ‘anything’ if you don’t want to. That is just silly.)
Following from: 'Run For the Hills' School not recommended by SJC on November 30, 2010 Source: http://www.guidetohealthcareschools.com/healthcare-school-reviews/harris-school-of-business#ixzz1IcrTQ5ax “Most hospitals and psyhician offices require that you have a CPC, CPC-H, or CPC-P cert which Harris DOES NOT offer.” (that’s because these are ‘Separate Exams‘ you take. There are testing facilities where you can take these exams, didn’t you ask this prior to signing on the dotted line for thousands of dollars?)
In conclusion, I cannot say if I recommend this school or not. I can say that it is up to the individual and how they do their 'own' research, what questions they ask and what they expect from the education. But, to say someone ‘bullied’ you into signing a loan for thousands of dollars is absurd.
Pick yourselves up, dust yourselves off and move on. Maybe this isn’t the ‘career’ for you or you were not that interested to begin with. Besides, I just blew a lot of your lame excuses right out of the water…
I know none of this is what anyone here 'wants' to hear. But it needs to be said because the excuses are so obvious. And, if they were 'that' bad a school, I would suspect they would be out of business by now. And, they would not be able to keep their accreditation.
I am glad a lot you dropped out or whatever because I would hate to wind up being your employer or worse your patient!