Star Career Academy Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (54)
After taking a full time class schedule and $17,500 on school loans I have a degree that is useless. Graduated the top 2 in my class, 100% on every score at my externship and because of the schools poor reputation and the students that they allowed to pass programs prior to me and send to local hospitals to perform poorly and also found to have criminal records I can not get hired. School lacks professionalism and actual hands on training. Please, do not continue to find this abomination of an organization.
I am a 2009 Graduate of this school. This school scam'd hundreds of people out of money. The education is basic stuff you can learn on your OWN from the internet. They DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT!!! PROVIDE JOB PLACEMENT !! as advertised. The certifications are NOT I repeat are NOT !!! Required in NEW YORK. The financial aide program I would give it no stars if i could. NO ONE I KNEW HAS GOTTEN A JOB IN THEIR INDUSTRY HOTEL'S OR HOSPITALS. EVERY ONE FROM 2009 THAT WORKED THERE IS NO LONGER WORKING THERE. IT IS NOT WORTH THE TIME OR MONEY THEY CHARGE. I SPENT OVER $10,000 TO MEET PEOPLE, THAT'S HOW I SEE IT BECAUSE THE EDUCATION WAS VERY BASIC. YOU DO NOT STAND OUT FROM THE REST OF THE UNEMPLOYED WORLD BECAUSE YOU WENT TO THIS SCHOOL INSTEAD YOU FIND YOURSELF HAVING A HARD TIME EXPLAINING TO FUTURE EMPLOYERS WHAT IT IS THAT MAKE STHE SCHOOL SO GREAT THAT THEY SHOULD HIRE YOU. I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSON TO FEEL THIS WAY BUT I JUST WANT YOU THE PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE TAKING A MAJOR UN BENEFICIAL RISK IF YOU ATTEND THIS SCHOOL. YOUR WELCOME.
Do NOT, I repeat DO NOT go to this school if you are a veteran that relies on VA funding such as VRAP or the Montgomery GI Bill!! They do not honor it! They are NOT veteran friendly. If you are a veteran choose another school. These schools are a dime a dozen anyway! They basically lied about being a VA friendly school in order to get the enrollment. Now, several weeks in, we find out that they are not certified to approve veterans through ANY of the veteran programs. Horrible experience. Students are not being told the truth and after weeks of being there, being led on lies, the student has to come out of Star Academy and find another school to attend. Unforgiveable!!!
I am writing this review only for their CPR class for hralthcare providers because I never really attended their school except for that. But as far as CPR training, their is certainly the best, as well as the cheapest!
I attended CPR training before, from my home country, from one in NY, and another one in NJ. None of the them compared to the class I had at Star Career. I learned so much more from this class than all other three combined. It must be because they have the most complete equipment and they are available for each student.
The instructor also made sure that we understood and that we are able to do the CPR by ourselves. I am extremely pleased. It was the best $45 I have ever spent in my healthcare education.
I love everything about starr career academy I went there in 2011 for professional cooking an loved it i love the teachers, students an fun an interesting everyday when i graduated i returned the following year for Medical Assistant an i had the same experience meet new people an had a ball would love to go back!
NO I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND STAR . THEY EXCEPT ANYONE INTO THE THERE PROGRAMS ,PEOPLE THAT REALLY SHOULD NOT BE THERE AND DONT WANT TO BE THERE BECAUSE SOME OF THEM ARE GETTING A FREE RIDE FROM WELFARE . THE OTHER PROBLEM IS THAT THE SCHOOL IS PUMPING OUT SO MANY SURGICAL TECHNICIANS INTO THE MARKET PLACE THERE IS NO WAY THAT THEY CAN BE ABSORBED INTO THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM .THEY SPEND A LOT OF MONEY ON TV COMMERCIALS TO LURE PEOPLE INTO THERE VARIOUS PROGRAMS THEY REALLY PUT A LOT INTO THOSE COMMERCIALS AND SO VERY LITTLE INTO THERE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS .
I went to the Clifton campus and graduated in 2012. I was the top of my class with an A average and a 100% attendance record.
The teachers are excellent.
The courses teach you everything you need to know to pass your certification tests.
Unfortunately, this school accepts students who are disruptive, destructive and dangerous. They are permitted to run amok with no penalty. Be prepared for daily drama. Academically, they will pass anybody, sharply devaluing the diploma you earn there. This school is poorly administrated.
Once you have graduated, there are no jobs in the field you have studied. There are no Phlebotomy jobs, Surgical Tech jobs, Medical Assistant jobs or Cardiology Tech jobs unless you have 3 years of experience. There is a person who's primary purpose is to find students jobs. I have not gotten one interview. Nobody else from my class has gotten an interview. If you need a job and are serious about the medical field this is not the answer. Go to community college.
I read some of these reviews and had to laugh. These are from students who got dropped because they have terrible attitudes! What do you mean nobody got you a joB! Uh, thats right, it is YOUR responsibility to get a job like the rest of us in the world!
You have to do an externship in the real world, and yes if you can't perform, keep your mouth shut, dress like a human in the professional world or stay off your cell phone, then I bet you will get kicked out! Because your the moron not the school! Star is great! You have to want to work hard in a short period of time and then you will get a job! Yes, I love Star!
I attend the evening class at the Newark Campus. I truly believe that my class i falling behind because the day class is a module behind us and has gotten farther in instrument training than we have. I feel as though as a teacher matter of fact as a person who has "experience" you should know what you are doing and what you are suppose to do and have and guide us in the right direction teach us mold us so we can be as good as you!!!
Just like others we pay out of our pocket to get and education as well as you have received your own. So don't teach us BS and think its acceptable when its really not in no type of shape or form. Honestly i don't want to be the one sitting there like WTF when the surgeons ask for something and i'm just looking like he's speaking Chinese. I want to be on point and sharp with my skills to get a good paying job. Would i recommend this school, yes i would, but i recommend the school get teachers that are highly qualified and not just a little above average.
This school in terrible. in the middle of my education my teacher got fired and they stuck us with the externship cordinator for a month who only worked in the field for 3 years. the teacher that posted a review on here melissa actually got my teacher fired because she was jelous of my teacher don being friends with one of the students, so she is a joke.
When they tell you they place 90% of there students its only because they will drop half of your class. there changing staff all the time. and no one will help you get a job!