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Ashworth College enabled me to secure a job making $12,000 more than I was making in my current job. The course material enabled me to learn a lot about the program and be useful in the workplace. Very usable for my career.
I've beena attending Ashworth since 2006, I've graduated from Ashworth with four Career Diplomas in Forensic Science, Private Investigation, Computer Repair, all with Honors, and another in Locksmithing. The Associates degree I earned from them was in Criminal Justice w/Honors. I am currently taking there Undergraduate Certificate program in Computer Information Management just cause I got it for a cheap price. There student services in my opinion use to be better than today, before 2010-ish, you could call and get someone on the phone, now, they call back in "24 hrs" at THERE conveinvience. So if you work full time, like EVERYONE that goes to there school, you can't be in a place for them to reach you unless your boss doesn't mind you talking on your cell phone while working if possible with text books in hand. Who has a call back service for an online college for working people, that calls back at there convenience? It thought they were all about it? Anyway, my experiences as a majority have been good, I could have finished my programs sooner, but I was lazy. I would recommend them to anyone, not just people on a budget, I have had many positive experiences because of ashworth, Locksmithing: I actually transferred depts within the company I was working for after receiving this diploma and went from making $12.35 to $13.21. I worked alone and at my own pace, the diploma paved the way to building BEST master core systems for General Motors. Forensic Science: Helped me getting onto a local police department, where I could give back to the community, also helped me HATE the show Bones, lol. Computer Repair: I did this just for self improvement, I took some computer repair courses in high school, but never finished, this helped bring me closure for that. Private Investigation: I did this for future prospects in opening my business later on, and as a backup plan, since there is a large calling for PI's in my area, Why? I dont know. Associates in Criminal Justice: I really wanted this degree to help myself better understand the Police Science. And of course to get on full time with a dept, which it did help. Computer Information Management: I did this because I wanted to know about networking so I could not seem so nieve when talking to family who does this as a profession, & have some type of knowledge and background in Networking as a backup plan to the job i'm currently working, in case of layoff, etc. Also I got it at a ridiculous price. lol. $35 a credit hour! You probably don't believe me, but I did get it at that price.
I finished an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice through Ashworth. It took me about 4 years because I didn't focus on it, but that was entirely my fault. Although I didn't use my degree, I did learn a lot. All the textbooks are included with the price of your tuition. Your education at Ashworth is what you make of it. The Associates degree programs are easier because all the exams are open book and multiple choice. I am currently attending Ashworth again pursuing my bachelor's degree in Marketing now and it's challenging! For the bachelor's degree programs, you have to do a lot of research and written assignments in addition to the multiple choice exams. The assignments are graded by a course instructor, and there have been many times where I've had to re-do written assignments because I didn't get it right the first time. This isn't a cake walk. You'll have to do some real school work with the bachelor's program. I can't wait until I finish and have my bachelor's degree from an accredited college. I love the education I'm receiving through Ashworth.
My college experience was amazing. I'm a single mom, self employed and Ashworth College allows you to work at your own pace. It was the best thing I've ever done for myself esteem and for my children.
Yes, I would choose the same degree. Healthcare has always been my field interest, particularly the business side. I am currently enrolled in their Bachelor of Science Business Management. All my credits transferred from my Associate of Science, when I've completed my BS I will continue on to their MBA of Healthcare.
Choose a career that you're passionate about. Also a career where the project field the jobs are plentiful and provides a substantial income.
I finished my coursework and 4th semester exam in October 2012 and have yet to receive my diploma. I have called the school numerous times between October 2012 and June 2013. Every time I call, the representative says, "I will resubmit a request to have your diploma mailed to you. Please 4-6 weeks". Still, no diploma.
I am completely satisfied with my experience with Ashworth College. I enrolled in Early Childhood Education Certification. They had a very very good class selection to choose from. The instructors and administration replied to EVERY email within a couple of days and did great at answering my questions. I did not use any of the community tools, however, but that was my preference. It was affordable and an enjoyable experience.
The employees are not ethical. There is supposed to be free help for students with their lessons. On several occasions I was hit up for paid tutoring by student services. They really provide you with no help at all. Those who answer phones are rude and untrained. They don't like their jobs and you can tell. If you sign up for a course and cancel 6 days later, they take 40 percent of what you paid. What a rip off. I would never take another class from them. They certainly don't know how to treat their alumni nor do they have any special courtesys for those who are enrolled. I consider Ashworth College a scam artist online institution and do not recommend it.
I enrolled in Ashworth's Criminal Justice Bachelors Program. The course is worthless in my opinion. Before you can study anything about criminal justice you have to go these useless subjects on how to study...Are you kidding me! I know how to study okay! My thoughts are that they have these time wasting courses just to keep you enrolled in activity to get your money. I advise that anyone looking to enroll in a quality accredited degree program, check out Penn Foster College. Good luck out there in your search. In closing, I'm going to close-(-: GoNavy!
I did a lot of research on this school and what it boils down to is that it is nationally accredited through the U.S. Department of Education. True,if you transfer to another school it is at the schools discretion whether or not to accept transfer credits, as with all school transfers. I have always received great service with Ashworth. My instructors were always helpful with my assignments, and the times I didn't put the work in I should have they were harsh and pushed me to work harder. I work for a government agency and have had no problems with my Ashworth degree. Any employer can look at the US Dept. of Education website and see that Ashworth is on the accredited list. I walked away with my degree without the huge student loans. I feel that I am a better person for attending Ashworth College.
The academic portion of the program is challenging but the books and lecture notes are very useful. The program is quick and it allows you too move at your own pace. The biggest issue is the student support services. They do not like to return calls or emails with regards to your transcripts. They take avery long time to evaluate and you will end up calling to fight for credits you have already earned at other schools. This is the part that really irritated me the most. There is no one to complain to when they mess up and you are told there is no one to complain to other than who you are speaking to on the phone. I have never heard of such a thing. You are not able to send a email to complain, ther is not a person who is held accountable for questions that wre not answered wrong, and there isnt an address to write to either. This in my mind makes this operation a mom and pops stand with no integrity. Again the academics and speed might make it worth your while but dont expect any help and look foward to answers that go unanswered. If this review was based on student support services and customer relations I would give it zero stars.