Seacoast Career Schools Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (7)
Absolutely horrible school. The lack of instructors was disgusting. Their lack of knowledge in said field was even worse.I graduated wondering what I was even taught besides some slick moves that felt nice. Could not get a job after completion. Hence why 7 years later I am now a nurse and not a massage therapist. Save your money and go to a more reputable school that cares more about their students and actually sees their students and not just a dollar sign walking through the door.
I went to Seacoast Career Schools in 2006 and was in the medical billing/coding program. The teacher that was supposed to teach us the coding part stopped teaching and they brought another teacher in that was not even a certified coder. She was a really bad teacher, and just read to us from the book out loud. She did not teach us anything about coding, just read the book to us. Al ot of the students were getting annoyed at her lack of teaching ability. I was frustrated because I spent $12,000.00 for this program and was not prepared enough to take the coding test to become certified coder. I failed both times of taking the test. Now there are no jobs and the schools always promised us alot of positions out there. They kept saying that coders are in demand. Try and find a job when the medical professions out there want 3 to 5 years of experience and how do you get it if they will not give you a chance. I felt that I wasted my money on student loans and now I only worked one job at an orthopedic office in Concord, NH for 9 months. I had to suddenly move and then I was not able to find work anywhere, even a receptionist position because they are excepting only people that have an associates degree, even though they say they are only needing a high school diploma. So I am very frustrated at this school, and you cannot even transfer these credits to get an associates degree. It is a non-credited school. And now I am not working in this profession that I spent $12,000.00 dollars on and I did complain and the Dean of the school had a meeting with us one day and told us to stop saying that we spent so much money on the school. So she pretty much did not care about our complaints. I received a 3.89 GPA because I studied all the time, but still failed the certified coders test twice. They did not prepare us well for this test at all. Reading from a book, I could do that. The teacher that they hired was not certified and was not a very good teacher as well. She had a bad attitude and read so fast that we could not even highlight important details in the book.
I graduated 2014 and was hired in 2014 by an OBGYN office. After the OBGYN practiced trained me I felt like I was off the street with no knowledge. Everything I did was wrong and the MD's made me feel incompetent. Also only getting 13.00 an hr. I went and took the CMA test and failed it. So the 14,000 that I spent was a total joke. Starting 2017 it will be mandatory to have your CMA to get hired. Oh after I graduated nobody wanted to hired me unless I had 2 yrs experience. The only reason why I got a job was because I knew somebody that was working at the OBGYN office. Practitioners expect you to be perfect with perfect notes or this field isn't for you. After spending 14,000 on a tuition that 'm still paying for I figured out that I waited my money and time. I'm now working in a daycare making the same money with NO STRESS! Seacoast Career school is all about number$$$ Not about the students future!
Do not go there for this certification, there is no such thing as a health claims specialist. The admissions people say you'll graduate ready for work, but the giid instructors let us know too late that it's a lie. You have no real credentials, are not prepared to code or bill, and then you have to spend more money than just the 15 grand to actually become marketable. Learn from my mistake, go to a real school or accredited AAHAM traing program.
Hopefully potential students will read this and take this advice. I am not one to write reviews or be any kind of critic, but this school is nothing but a big waste of money. I can totally relate to some of the other reviews. I also had a 4.0 at this school, as answers for tests were given to us. There were a couple of really good instructers, of which the school is lucky they are still there, the rest of them were useless, I could of taught the class. I mean they were clearly not knowledgable. Teachers leave quite often. In retrospect I would have gone to a better school. I gained a bill if $14, 000, thats about it. I did however meet some nice people and we became friends. These were fellow classmates who feel the same way I do. In closing , this is accurate advice otherwise I wouldn't have posted. ..
I am attending the Manchester NH location (dental assiting) and when I first applied they made it sound great and my admissions consuler that I met with was great.
After spending almost $15,000 of my money and nine months of my life I feel like it was flushed down the toliet.
It was so easy for me to maintain a 4.0 gpa because they basically gave everyone all the answer to test and I would move along so fast and feel like I didnt learn anything.
Just know when you go to look into the school they candy coat everything and if u decide to throw $15,000 down the drain you will know what I am talking about. Take the time and spend the money on a well known school!
I Would never ever recommend this manchester school location to anyone. All they care about there is your money. They couldnt careless about your education. Terrible Terrible School. Please save your money and dont even bother with this school.