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3 out of 5
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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 out of 5
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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 out of 5
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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.

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4 out of 5
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I thought my experience was great. I loved everyone and thought it was great, just great.
1 out of 5
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Graduation Year: withdrew

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.

4 out of 5
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They suck you in with the ad's on the radio and TV. They call your house when they find out you lost your job. In the end you go to that school and find out its one of the worse school's you will ever attend. Word of mouth will be too late after you are already sucked into going and paying a high tuition. Don't do it!!!!...I'm so sorry I ever decided to go to that school for Health Claims/Coding.

Most of the teacher don't give a damn about your education and have the teaching skills of a 9th grader. There are always fights in that school because they don't screen their applicants beforehand. They have no respect for the students there at all. I have never been more discusted by a school in my life and can't wait to be done with it.

Research before you throw your career away on Springfield, MA People. Bad School. Just wished I had someone tell me first hand instead of listening to the ad's/calls.

4 out of 5
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I think the school was great!! The teachers were reviewed daily by guess who???? us! the students so if they were crappy teachers they no longer had jobs. I did medical assistant waiting to get into and RN class at suffolk. well it worked out better then i expected I got hired at a hospital near me and they are now training me to become an RN. Best thing i ever did!!!

oohhh by the way for they one below me complaining she couldnt get a job maybe you should learn how to spell your career field correctly... just a thought.

4 out of 5
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I managed to complete the program of medical billing and codeing. You get one 6 week class on Codeing, taught by an instructor who was not certified, and struggled with codeing herself. After completeion, not once did anyone from the school bother to contact me to see how I was doing in my job search.

It's been 3 months now and I haven't as so much to land an interview. Attendin Branford Hall has turned out to be one of life's biggest regrets. They promise you the world to get you to sign up. You have to pay 90.00 to sit for the certification inwhich for the most part codeing questions, which you will be unable to pass based on this curriculum. This should be illegal.

4 out of 5
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I taught at Branford Hall in Bohemia for just under one year and I have to agree with the students that have posted here about it being a cash cow joke. Administration has nothing but money on their minds. How to keep it, how to get more. Most of the time they lie to the impending students to get them to sign on the dotted line and be into them for $$$. I was given classes to teach where the pre-requisite was not taught, so I'd have to reteach that in order to teach my own. I also taught classes that were, in reality, review classes. "Filler classes" in the curriculum.

Even I was dismayed at wasting such time and $ in teaching this junk. Then there's the security-lack of. Anyone can walk in and out and since we had some issues with students and domestic violence-which Admin knew about-you'd think security would be important. NO! Can't tell you how many times 911 was called because an abusive spouse/bf came onto the premises.

And yes, the entire doubletalk about what you are paying for when you sign and what you actually get is true. Do yourself a favor-save your $, get a curriculum online, study, take prep tests online and then take the real test. You'll save yourself SO MUCH $$, TIME AND AGGRAVATION. Good luck!

4 out of 5
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My educational experience was exactly as I expected it to be. I am a focused student, and so no one should be surprised that I've been a 4.0 from beginning to end. I've perfect attendance from beginning to end. The first week of class I found my own externship site. I was the first to have my portfolio ready and turned in. I was the last to get an externship site, my site was given out. I ended up with a site completely unsuitable to my gender, and sociological background. I would not get a reference nor job out of this site, no matter what I do. It's an 180 hour waste of time. The last site available in my area, can you wonder why it's the last? Because everyone knows it's something that shouldn't be issued.

I've listened to instructors speak to each other, and am not surprised that they get written warnings if and when they fail students. So we're putting out a substandard product to hurt the community, and they are not going to pass the state exam! But that's ok, because they graduate (yahoo!) this looks good to the public, and more students will be attracted to Branford Hall.

Of course no one is thinking of the money in grants and loans that this will generate? The only good thing that I can say, is that I loved my instructors, they showed true concern with my education, and I believe that's because they knew that no matter what, I would gain my education. I am determined to succeed in spite of the unpleasant Branford Hall experience. I should have investigated my options before I signed on the dotted line. You should, too.

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