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1 out of 5
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Degree: Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2017

This is a school I sadly regret going to. I was pushed to signed a contract on promises and unrealistic expectations.The only good teacher I have is G. L. the rest of the staff is a joke. Nobody cares, it's all about the money. Look somewhere else plz!

1 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2010

If there were a rating lower then one star, no facility would be more deserving then Branford Hall. Told 2 weeks before "graduation" course is an intro to Med coding. Then take it off course title! Also, focus on billing aspect not coding since they do not offer coding certificate. Staff turnover was unbelievable. The math instructor couldn't even do basic math, what a joke. Earnings in this field start at min wage they lead you to believe starting wages are much higher. A lot of drugs being done on campus. After 6 yrs, still waiting for certificate!!!! If you enjoy waisting your time and money I highly recommend Branford Hall . I can't believe they are still in business.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2017

The facility at the Brandford hall in bohemia are terrible. there is no communication between instructors. in the beginning you are told one thing but once you sign up its a different story. I had a procedure done so I missed a day of class because of it. I was told that if I had a doctors note that I would be fine because its a real emergency. now when I go to hand in that note its not good enough and that I have to make up the hours because it wasn't considered emergency wise.

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2 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2010

I went to this school in Springfield ma. I busted my butt to get there everyday. And worked hard believing that when I graduated I'd have a good job. After I graduated. I didn't get a diploma or certificate. I didn't get a job. They said to look in the paper and go here. But every place wanted at least 2 years of experience. Other places heard you went to Branford hall and didn't even want to talk to you. It was a waste of time and energy. They told me I was getting financial aid and I wouldn't have to pay anything back cuz I had no income. Now I still have it on my credit report. I never received any bills or payment requests. So I'm in default for not making payments. I don't recommend this to anyone. They don't tell you the bad parts of going here. The only good thing we're the teachers. They were all great.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician
Graduation Year: 2015

I know that most reviews will complain about the school and how expensive it is and how they promis you a job but never follow through. I just have to say Branford hall is a Career college. not an employment agency. they help you with getting a job by perfecting your resume and critique your interview skills. I graduated from HEATING VENTILATION / REFRIGERATION, i AM 50 years old. it took me time but i took my experience from HVAC training . i decided to move to Florida to gain employment in Air conditioning I succeeded and took that experience up a level. I a now a maintenance supervisor in charge of a restoral facility for develop mentally disabled adults. , iI am in charge of all A/C units repairs,contractors, maintenance and service, along with general building repairs. If it wasn't for Branford hall I would of been out of work for 3 years. I learned in depth in lab. and theory. I ignored the drama and gossip. and focused on my studies and graduated with a B average. so you can do it. you have to put in to it and DON'T TREAT IT LIKE HIGH SCHOOL. IT IS CAREER TRAINING. LIKE A COMPANY would send you to advance in their company. " you get out what you put in. " you have to want it and be determined to make a commitment.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Graphic Design
Graduation Year: 2015

I wouldn't recommend it if you're looking to find a career and start working immediately. I did learn a few things but I'm very blessed to have met wonderful people. I'm still not working in my filed but I'm very grateful for the experience. Try it but don't expect nothing in return.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Billing & Coding
Graduation Year: 2016

I attended Branford Hall campus in Amityville and I believe that the administration is poorly run. I also believe that the courses they give is nonsense, some of the books that came with the courses and the externship. I have met people who became "medical billers and coders" without going to a school. Sadly the school teaches you to become a biller, but not thoroughly to become a coder. I believe a lot of the information they provided is not supported by their actions, but say *anything* to keep their quota to maintain being paid and that ultimately, they truly & solely want money. I loved the teachers, but they even know that what they're teaching is not enough for the actual job especially in 25 days for 3.5hrs. Only thing I'm really glad is some of the books that are somewhat helpful, but some were published in 2010, it's 2016, a lot of stuff can change in the medical field, especially since Obama Care and ICD-10 came into play. I ultimately felt like I could have done equal as much for less money without coming here.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2016

I attended the Branford Hall Career Institute in Windsor CT. My fiance and i joined to get a start on furthering our education so we can start a family together in the near future. At first we were excited to attend the program. As our classes started to take course, our supplies for class (that we paid for) were not given to us in a timely manner and some books we received were used ( we paid for new books). In some of our classes, we didn't even use the books we paid for, for class material. Why pay for books the teachers didn't even go by? Some classes were also very rushed. The teachers "taught" a subject then gave us a quiz after a week of not seeing the students and not caring whether we understood the material or not. We are now towards the end of our program, and have felt rushed out and not well prepared at all. The schools budget is also not very well planned. The class supplies, such as the skeletons we used to practice anatomy and kinesiology are torn to shreds and unusable, yet we were still expected to make due. The cafeteria also couldn't even provide students with plastic cutlery for dinner they brought for meal breaks. They had supplies in the beginning of the year, then once they ran out, they refused to replace supplies upon request. Overall, I'd describe this school as lazy, unprofessional and greedy. I would never recommend this school or any other branford hall schools. Save yourselves some time and money and choose a different school with a better educational experience.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015

I hear more negativity that anything here-- I just completed my last semstar and as of October been out on my extership( which i found myself). I believe all the negative comments. I understand and been through what everyone is saying. Lot of drama, attitudes and disrespect. I had a peer disrespect me in class, i had to speak to her i am 20 years her senior and needed to put this smartass in place since the teachers ignore this nonsense there. I had nice peers who minded their own business drop out and leave because no one would do anything about some of these people. I have even spoke to director myself and nothing done. Also, there was a peer who would with others smoke pot almost every break and lunch. Unorganized!!!!! I still cannot get an answer on when is graduation date???no answer they never know. I dont even know if this is a degree or a certificate no one explains clearly anything there. we are all confused and wish we knew answers to all of our many questions.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014

i went to brandford hall in Amityville ny.they were the worst school ever.Went fulltime for 9 months.i finished in july and did my internship in aug.it took 7 months to finally take the test.when I called to get see about taking the test.i was told the papers were sent to the wrong campus.Then I called corporate and explain,They called the school and I finally got the letter to take the test.shouldnt of taken that long .So I scheduled my test and right after that I got a letter for a review class.I called the career lady and asked if I can sit in a class for a review.She told me rescheduled the test.i said no.so I had to call corporate again and explain.they called the director of the school and then she called me and said I can come in and sit in a class right before the test.career lady at the school sucks.she helped me redo my resume after my test and I was told by a few people that it sucks.the school finally had a graduation a year after I finished.i had to fight for what I'm entitled for .So the people I went to school with never that there letter to take there test.i have a 6,000 loan I have to pay and cant afford it now cause of them

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