Brightwood College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (31)
The Military Student Center for veterans receiving MGI or Vocational Rehab financial aid assistance, has terrible customer service. Two gentlemen who work at the Military Student Center, Garry Roberts and Morris Jones were not only not helpful, but wrote a highly inappropriate and unprofessional email to my VA case worker on a he said/she said basis that resulted in my withdrawal from the program. As a student and veteran, I highly discourage any other people seeking to enter any program to reconsider not only the curriculum but the best treatment any student paying for their education to look at all the other institutions and universities that offer a much better education and customer service to their students. Brightwood college is overpriced education with very poor and limited success at retaining quality students.
Great College and Friendly staff. The school is at a great location and the schedule is flexable. I was able to attend college and work my part time job at the same time. It only took me 9 months to finnish and get a job at a pediatrics office after I graduated. I would recommend Brightwood College to family and friends.
Really loved the teachers as they knew their stuff and cared about the students. Career department was really helpful and I got hired right off my externship. I love the field that I am in and I would definitely recommend this school to anyone that is looking for a career fast.
1st quarter was great and I had no trouble but once we went on to 2nd quarter it all went to hell. They hired 2 new instructors that did not have experience teaching or even knew what they were talking about, both of them were just reading out of the book or other past teachers notes from the year before. One teacher had a very thick accent and she was very hard to understand and kept mispronouncing the words. The other teacher that taught pharmacology (which is a very important subject) was asking the students to find the answers to other students questions because she did not know, her "lecture" was just having us highlight what was highlighted in her book. All in all everything is just going down hill from there and lots of students in my quarter are not happy but we are stuck having to go through with all this until we graduate because then all this time and effort will be wasted. The dean of our school said that if we do not complete the program then they will not release our credits of the classes we have already completed to other schools. Everyone at that school is very unorganized and contradict everything they say.
I did not receive in depth classroom knowledge. The externship was a big joke literally. The certification exam thats included in the tuition is not honored by most companies. AAPCs certification Coding exam is three hundred dollars, plus $100 for the membership fee, etc, and its not included in the tuition. Youre better off enrolling into a Community College. Oh and did I mention Im still unemployed?
Good luck with that place. If, I had a chance to do this over, I would have taken a different route. Mislead by their admission staff, and then lack of real facilities to do my externship for xrays. The last three months has been a total waste of my time. Don't do it. If you want to pursuit an education in this field go to Pima or a community college.
Brightwood college was a great experience, my instructor was very profesional,coordinated,and helpful when it came to teaching inside and outside of campus. Career services was very helpful as well, thanks to S, she help me send my resume to offices and would keep me update to any job qualifications, i am now working at what i love to do and enjoy it.
This school is super unorganized. There is one woman providing academic assistance to every program, and she has no clue what she's doing. They need more than one academic dean. One term she tells you one thing, 10 weeks later Whoops! She tells you something totally different. They let anyone attend, seriously ghetto students, and some of the teachers are terrible. If you are going to pursue RT, chose a different school.
Take my advice "DO NOT ENROLL INTO the MEDICAL BILLING & CODING PROGRAM"! You are better off investing your money into a Community college. The extern site didn't really allow me to practice medical billing, and didn't offer coding. I am still unemployed, and not receiving no feedback after submission of my resume to hundreds of employers. You don't receive your diploma / certificate at the graduation ceremony, have to wait two months later. At this point stressed out / depressed is an understatement. Protect your sanity and save your money! Thank me later.
I had the best experience at Brightwood College. I had the best instructors who were always there when I needed help both in school and were always there to listen and give advice if I were having a personal issue. Career services was very helpful as well. They sent my resume out to several employers until I found a job and even after I got a job . Very blessed to have found this school.