Vista College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (14)
I am a current Vista College student in the Medical Assistant program in Fort Smith, AR. This is the worst institution of education I have ever had the displeasure of attending. This school is built upon lies, favoritism, and needs to be called out. The institution has shown me that is more important who you know, than what you know. Please DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL. You will leave feeling cheated and lower than when you started.
Administration is very untrained if your a vet or active duty service member do not attend this school. My credits cannot be transferred to another school they are basically ripping off our va school money. I have nothing but problems and so has other vets with finance not completing and submitting forms on time. Telling students they have to do amendments to tax returns when the IRS says no you don't. If you have va doctor appointments they count it against your attendance which reflects on your character with the va which makes issues in pay. They advertise publicly that they support vets and military and they don't. It's all about money not education and I believe they charge and try to drain veterans school money bye charging higher tuition for our attendance than they do for non-vets. Now I'm stuck at this school because my credits don't count at any other college from vista and the va will not pay for me to take those classes at another credited college. It's ashame how this vista college is taking advantage of vets and service members. I will post this same thing on every social media website to inform vets and service members not to enroll in this college until something is done. I will not if I can help it let vista college trick anymore vets or service members into giving up what they earned for a crappy education. And have to deal with untrained administration that can't even get paperwork right. But I did notice every month when I go on E-benifits to see what VA paid Vista that paperwork always seem to be right to va for there tuition money. I wonder how that is.
This place is very unprofessional. The Medical Billing and Coding department is a joke. Only one instructor there knew their job. Her name was Ms.ROBELLADO. The Director of MIBC doesn't know her job at all and has a very bad attitude. Nobody in the program likes her at all. Her name is Ms. Howard. Please tell me how you let your best instructor leave. You will now see a drastic change in students passing the NHA exam because the rest of the instructors in this program is incompetent. This need to be reported. The students basically teaching ourselves. They are taking money from Veterans as well. This place needs to be audited. This is the worst mistake I ever made by coming to this school.
This school makes lots of promises they never keep. We were told they didn't take scholarships and after graduation learned they did after all. They promised certifications that were outdated by the time I graduated, doing me no good. I taught my math class because the teacher didn't know what was going on. There was no help creating a resume. They did not help me get a job after graduation as promised. I am still unemployed because I don't have a certification and I don't have the skills needed to work in the IT field. It was a total waste of money and time. I have to go back to a real school, take all classes over again, and try to start over again. DO NOT ATTEND THIS COLLEGE. IT IS A JOKE. I will be hiring an attorney when I can afford it.
I would not recommend this school to anyone..... unprofessional and way to much drama. This school does not take care of there students at all and is not concerned with anyone's complaints by far the worse experience Ive had. I must say I've learned nothing since I've attended
I recommend to go to CTC or any other college. Some of the teachers were ok. There were students that I felt shouldn't be attending, they acted very unprofessional & juvenile. The school was always out of printing paper & equipment. Watch out you'll get charged extra plus your financial aid. It go to collection & they claim they tried to contact you & they don't. Found out many of the places in Killeen will not hire Vista's students because they are not properly trained and many of the students act unprofessionally. I wasted a year of schooling and money. Most places are looking for RN's only.
First I would like to say that Vista College is not the place to be. I'm taking the 10 month medical assistant program and I must say that it's hard but I'm passing. This school is very money hungry, they take all of your financial aid and leave you to pay the remaining balance even if things are already hard for you. They don't take into consideration the people that have to drive from out of town and some days can't make it to class due to not having any gas. Honestly this school has stressed me out and the sad part is....I just started!!! I remember one day I had to leave for orientation on my job and they would not let me go. Then the administrator tells me, that if my current job fell through which was paying me $11 then she knew of another job that she can get me hired on which it only paid $9. I found that to be a low blow!! I said that to say this the staff at vista really don't care if you have personal issues they want u there no matter what the situation is!!! Because they're all about their money and not the students. I have 1 week left in my first 5 wk course and I think I will consider looking into another school.
I graduated with a degree in Business. I was told that they would help look for jobs but that was a complete lie. I received 2 leads that yielded nothing and that was it. I would look for my own jobs and call career services but that was it. They need to employ better people who will help students find jobs. Apart from that I enjoyed my experience there, never had an academic issue and the class sizes were perfect and so were the instructors.
Worst school to ever attend, they will hold transcripts. Not send your affidavit of graduation to the board of nursing to take the NCLEX. Do not attend this school they are money hungry POS. They will not help you get a job or make a resume. This school is a joke
I had high expectations after deciding to pursue a new career. But as time progressed, I saw that Vista was ill prepared for an IT class, especially those who had prior experience. The hardware they gave us was sub-par, existing equipment to do hands on in class for most classes was non-existent. The school offers to pay for certifications but the coursework doesn't prepare you for them, and even if you passed the course with an A, the primary instructor makes his own arbitrary decisions whether or not to offer a voucher for testing. Students coming in are thrown into a "wheel" concept of classes, which makes those unlucky enough to join mid cycle lost from the get go. Books are not always purchased for classes on time, and many of the books and much of the coursework is based on tests that have already been replaced or updated. Vista College is NOT state certified, so none of the local universities will accept any credits for transfer. If you are looking for a career in IT, go to one of the local universities, take the specific courses for the certs - this degree is worthless enough that I'll have to do just that.