Branford Hall Career Institute Reviews

2.36 out of 5 stars
(82 Reviews)
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $11,250 - $16,357
36% of 82 students said this degree improved their career prospects
28% of 82 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
The Mayor - 1/4/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
"This is for the southington campus, The instructors are great! mostly all are willing to stay after school and tutor they even alow past students to come in during classes and sit thru them. Every Tuesday there is a teacher who stays after school instructing clinical classes. Students here are supposed to only get one week to make up exams and missed classes, one time i owed a test for over 3 weeks and was allowed to still take it wich does happen alot. the teachers want you to pass!! i have never been in a place where the instructors take passion in what they teach and guess what there is a first time for everything! on this review site i read a negative comment on a teacher "Mrs P" this lady is such a perfectionist she expects that you learn what she teaches and does not mind the many times she has to go over it again until you learn it. Student services,every time you no show you would get a courtesy call making sure you are alright and also to discuss your option on making up hours and missed classwork/exams.Financial aid,Here they explain everything how it is, there is no beating around the bush here no confusion and they do give you many options on work study and loan repayment plans. Do Not get influenced by the negative remarks about this school. Career Services went to bat for me!! not only did they teach me how to write my resume but also double checked and proof read it before i sent it out, they were not afraid to give me a good reference despite the fact i wasn't the best student and always had tardy issues in school, Thanks to the career service team i found an externship that became my employment,with the stuff they teach here you will ACE all your certifications its almost like they hand it to you.... I can not express my gratitude with words this is a place of success I am Proof!!!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Bill Tremont - 12/9/2013
Degree: Massage Therapy
Graduation Year: 2013
"I swear I went to school with everyone who put negative reviews on here. You had negativity written all over you. The career services people there are awesome and they help you look for a job. How are they supposed to help you get a job when you have crappy english and come off like a punk? I'm working and paying back on my investment in myself."
1.5 out of 5 stars
Anonymoud - 12/7/2013
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 0
"The school staff is horrible. The teachers they hire have 0 background in teaching. I had one teacher whose name im just going to call Ms.Pwho was sooo loud and screamed like if we where in elementary. she treated us like babies. She talked about her life waaay too much and told us how much we weed she use to smoke. In the classroom a student smelled like straight weed. In one class the tracher dropped out leaving 20 students high and dry with no teacher. Poor students.The Staff/education department doesnt attend to your needs. They never get back to you even if its very important! There is like only 1 person truly in charge of the education department thats Ridiculous!! You can call 10 times and not get ahold of anyone in the school. Its Horrible. But ask them you want to sign up; and suddenly the appear. DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL. listen to me! If only i had listened to other reviews before signing up. biggest regret!!"
1.5 out of 5 stars
not happy !! - 8/29/2013
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
"They only want your money from the day you walk in the door to sit down and speak to them about the program. They wont let you leave unless you sign up. They screw up your financial aid and I had to pay $650 out of pocket because of it and wont get my diploma or offical transcript until its paid in full! They lost a entire month of externship time sheets and claimed they were never faxed over when I had proof they were good thing I saved all of my time sheets so I did not have to redo 64 hours but they said I was missing 15 min and have to drive a half hour to my site to make up 15 min the drive a half hour home! the school bathrooms are disgusting! Some of the teachers are good and want to be there and teach and help you learn and then others are just worried about a pay check and dont care about teach you correctly or want to be in class. My ekg teacher did not teach us anything quit towards the end of our class before she got fired and they school would not let us retake the class and passed us all. They did have another teacher come into our medical admin class and 1-2x a week to give us a crash course on ekg. The staff changes so frequently and no one every knows what is going on. Some of the teachers basically give you the whole test in a review with all the question and answers before you take the test. They tell you that you will make all this money when you get a job and the truth is you dont. from day 1 this school has been nothing but problems. Dont attend !"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/11/2013
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2011
"You will have a giant loan to pay back with No help to get a job from this school. They change staff faster then you change your shoes; so there is no one to talk to. NEVER SIGN ANY PAPERS TO Graduate, (So glad I did not). I went everyday; never missed a day, finished with a 4.0; What a waste. I hope the Attorney General can help us get ratio on not only never getting what was paid for but also being victimized; I feel violated. Some one needs to ask: who owned the company or had a hand in the company that handled the books We paid over 700 hundred dollars for???"
3.0 out of 5 stars
joanna j - 4/29/2013
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2012
"I graduated in june 2012 then did my externship for 2 months, its almost june 2013 and still have NO JOB! When i signed up they guaranteed a job and said they would find one. they always say 'we would love to help you on your job search, call us! they don't help you. all they want is the money!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 12/12/2012
Degree: HVAC
Graduation Year: 2013
"All you people complaining about the school are very ignorant, whether the fact the instructors were bad or not doesnt stop you from furthering your education, your just explaining how un-determined to want to learn and do something with your lives. As long as you read your text book you will know everything you need to know, also majority if not all of these complaints are of the MEDICAL feild of branford hall. Being an H-VAC/R student I cant say much about the medical aspect but the H-VAC/R side is excellent. The instructors are amazingly educated, one of them is a millionaire due to his H-VAC/R knowledge and can teach you entirely everything you need to know, the instructors for H-VAC/R act basically as if there your friends, they are patient and try to help you to ther fullest extent, as long as you are respectful and treat your instructors like human beings, just like any teacher from highschool all the way to harvard or yale, the teacher will go out of there way to help you. Now if you want to have a career and your serious about H-VAC/R join right away, but if you think that you can just attend this school and get everything handed to you, then your going to have a bad experience, the problem is many lazy people come to this school as an exscuse to change there life style, listen if your not going to help yourself, then dont come to this school, only come if your serious about your future and absorb everything you can ! Good luck with your decision :)"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Bob Pelzar - 10/3/2012
Degree: Computer Networking
Graduation Year: 2013
"I agree w/ Cash Cow and ex-instructor. All this school is about is making money. I'm current in the Computer Networking Management classes here in Windsor CT. Our first instructor and only instructor for 2 mods has to be the worst teacher I've ever had. I could have saved the $ and self taught myself and learned more. Basically that's what I've been doing. The school makes you sign a financial form stating that if after 30 days you leave the school you owe them the full tuition. You can't get into the school unless you sign that paper. To me, that constitutes extortion. The garbage equipment we've been using is so outdated and doesn't work.The instructor asked us how how can teach us and in his next breath keeps reminding us of his experience. Sorry B/S. If he doesn't know he shouldn't be in this position. No, I would not recommend this school. It garbage."
4.0 out of 5 stars
anthonly - 9/22/2011
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"I thought my experience was great. I loved everyone and thought it was great, just great."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Sylvia Robelo - 9/20/2011
Degree:
Graduation Year: 0
"I realized I had made mistake in joining Brandford before I was there less than a month. When they wanted to get my money or to join they promised me a job or to help find me a job. They also guarnteed that they would help place me. Well once I was already registered it was a different story. They said that they had never promised that nor could they promise that but they did. I went to the financial aide office and told them I wanted to withdraw and that I wanted them to contact the Loan Office to tell them that I had withdrawn to make sure I would not be responsible to repay for a loan I had never used, especially since I had been there less than a month more like 3 weeks. They said that everything was set I would not have to pay anything. I called the office myself to make sure. Well low and behold when I got my income tax refund the following year, they had garnished my refund because they said I owed the school and the loan office the total amount of the loan even though I had withdrawn so early.If you are considering joining this institute please don't. Its a total rip off."
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