Branford Hall Career Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (78)
DEFINATELY DONT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE. ITS A TOTAL FRAUD. THEY TELL YOU A WHOLE BUNCH OF THINGS THAT ARENT TRUE AT ALL. THIS SCHOOL BOUGHT ANTHEM SCHOOL AND PROMISED US NOTHING WAS GOING TO CHANGE, AND INSTEAD WE NEVER GOT OUR DIPLOMA LIKE OUR CONTRACT SAID, ALL WE GOT WAS A BOOTY CERTIFICATE THAT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS PRINTED FROM THE HOUSE COMPUTER. THEY NEVER HELPED US LOOK FOR INTERNSHIP SITE LIKE THEY SAID EITHER.
I decided to write this review because I almost decide against going to Branford Hall, Bohemia seeing so many bad reviews. Right now I'm on my third month in the MA program (8 mo. program) and so far I have no complaints. My teachers are excellent and even my classmates are great people which makes the class more enjoyable. It it a fast-paced environment because the program is short but I'm learning a lot. Perhaps is still too early to tell but I haven't seen any drama yet. No drunk, drugged people and no fights. My complaint is regarding the facility itself. The toilet seats in the ladies bathroom need replacement. My other complaint is that the program leads to a RMA certification but not to a CMA. If being a CMA is important to you, you will need to check if your campus offers that certification. Tuition includes books, uniforms, shoes, stethoscope and blood pressure monitor.
Everyone was so helpful and supportive all the time. From my first experience learning about the school all the way to graduation and help getting a job!
Dear Administrators: Thank you for taking the time to enroll me in your money-grubbing institute. After passing the intelligence test with flying colors, I was excited about a return to education. Thank you for taking the time to remind me that 2+2 does not equal potato, but does, indeed, equal 4. Also for instructing me that I should probably shower and blink once in a while. Boy, did I have THAT backwards! After a student asked what the Internet is, I chose to withdraw. I respectfully (or so I thought) explained to admissions that I did not feel challenged. I apologize for being offensive, judging by the following response, and I (regretfully but sincerely) quote "I'm sure you just f***ing know all the other material and terminology and s*** too, don't know? Why do you think you are too good for Branford Hall?" After a brief but tense back and forth, I walked out within 20 minutes, not owing a dime. I will always keep the notes I took on the one day I was there close to my heart, with the greatest lesson of all. That no matter how bad life seems, I will never be as unintelligent as the students, nor as rude and vulgar as the staff, lest I suffer massive brain trauma. And that feels pretty incredible. Thank you, Branford Hall!
I have yet to receive the textbook, I paid for with tuition, from a class I took 2-3 modules ago. It is now currently 3-4 days into a new module and I literally cant get none of the staff to explain to me why im not in school and why I dont have a schedule yet. This makes no sense!
The Windsor campus is HORRIBLE , I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO NOBODY, THEY ARE LAZY ALWAYS CHANGING THE STAFF ,TO THE FACT THAT YOU DON'T KNOW WHO TO REPORT TO, THE BEST THAT WERE THERE ARE GONE THE RULES ARE DUMB AND I MISSED SOME HOURS DUE LOSS OF MY FAMILY AND I DIDN'T GET MY CERTIFICATE OR GAVE ME ANY CREDIT FOR DOING MY WORK. THEY TELL YOU EVERYRTHING LAST MINUTE HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE
This review is long overdue. I attended Branford Hall when it was Branford Hall School of Business, back in the day when Mr. N. B. was the director. I am writing this review as I saw many poor reviews of the school and I wanted to offer some insight into my own experience. When I attended I was at a major crossroads in my life, and was in need of a career so that I could support my young children. I was enrolled by the state into a special and new six month program with Branford Hall to learn word processing. Long story made short, since then, I have taken the values, the knowledge and the professionalism seeded in me by Branford Hall's staff and grew my career in the networking field. It is true, you need to want to learn, and you have to want to work hard to make it. I never relied on anyone to find me a job, I never blamed my teachers or my learning experience on my failure to get hired. To me, it was up to me to know how to present myself, to study hard and be willing to learn and to never give up. Today, I am a Senior Manager for a very large very well known Company in the networking field, I have achieved multiple professional and expert certifications in Networking, and I am part of a senior management team for the topmost networking Certification in the industry. I have loved the journey since I graduated from Branford Hall. I love what I do today. I owe my success to a great degree to Branford Hall, where I learned a lot more than just how to perform word processing tasks. The ability to present yourself as an energetic professional, with a high level of proficiency at the skills you possess and the willingness to work hard can go a long way to a successful career.
When I started this school I didn't know my left from my right. The instructors took me on as a personal project to help me understand the concepts upon my eagerness for the information. No question went unanswered. The critics complain they never learned anything. I saw a ton of students slacking off... Showing up late for class or skipping out early. The instructors understand that you, the student, are paying for the education yourself. They're not going to have you make your mommy sign a failing grade on paper or hound you about paying attention in class/lab. Thats a personal decision you have to make for yourself. If you sit on your cellphone in class or not pay attention in any other way, it's your loss. The instructors don't care if you don't want to learn. But they especially care if you show you do want to learn. They passed along their academic and mechanical genius because I worked as hard as i could and they understood that. I got hired almost instantly by one of Estee Lauders manufacturing plants. The salary is more than I ever dreamed I could make fresh out of school and hell of alot more than I see my friends making who are holding bachelors degrees. Trust me, ignore the critics and work hard if you enroll. You'll see knowledge and success beyond whats promised as long as you apply ourself.
This review is about the Southington campus for Medical Assistant. This school sucks, worst school ever I wish I never went in the first place. I don't mind the teachers but I didn't care for a couple of them. I started my externship in July 2013 and finished in September 2013 and had my official graduation ceremony in December. Since I finished my externship site in Sept 2013 I have not had a job offer I applied to many positions in the medical field and even the hospitals that always seem to hire and not one offer. The career services department director Jen Llorens don't count on her because she will only send the resume out here and there ever so often. Talk about lazy. Then when you want to talk to her about jobs, etc she will claim she's busy most of the time. Plus a lot of the places that I interviewed with ended up hiring people with experience. It is crap that this school doesn't do/care enough about the students but only cares about the money/profit. Then I have a loan to pay back on top of it. For anyone who wants to think about going to this school DON'T because there are better options out there.
Waste of time and money!!!! This school is bad....wouldn't recommend this to my worst enemy!!!! The rules, the director everything about this campus is unorganized and not worth your time or money.