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I really don't know where to start, but here is brief summary. I attended the high school, when I called and inquired about it I was told it was completely "free" after I enrolled in the program, I was told it was 900 out of pocket but if I furthered my education with Career Point it was free (1st LIE) After enrolling to study Medical Assisting I was informed that the school was "Accredited" (2nd LIE) This school is ONLY accredited if you continue to further your education with them, otherwise your credits don't count at any other college. They have a RN program, BUT the only way you can study to be an RN at this school is IF you take their LVN first, yet another tactic to get your money, because you can go to the Alamo Colleges and start wherever you desire just as long as your test scores meet the criteria. Career Point does NOT provide text books, instead they give you a cheap laptop (That's in your tuition) and upload Ebooks that crash and makes it hard to complete assignments! The instructors are very UNPROFESSIONAL, and not helpful, the work is absolutely ridiculous!!!!! Please DO NOT make the same mistakes as I did by attending this BOOTLEG COLLEGE!!!! I recently relocated to this city and state and was totally unaware of how this school really is, those commercials sucked me in, then I did my research AFTER I was enrolled... so I'm just trying to hang in there until I my finish date which is in 3 more months & I've enrolled at St. Phillips for the fall semester, although I will not get my credits I don't care at least I'll be going to a real college. I hate this school DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT COME HERE!!!!! I'm studying MA & IT'S 19,000 a BSN at San Antonio College isn't even than much...
I think that it really depends on what you're looking for with this school. I did the LVN program. While I am grateful for it I also wish I would have known some things beforehand. First of all, the credits DO NOT transfer so if you plan to further your education, the classes you took are no good to any other colleges around San Antonio, Texas. So keep that in mind. But no matter where you go you can always do a bridge program, just keep in mind you may have to repeat some classes you already took at CPC. But if you don't plan on furthering your education then of course you're good. Overall it was really tough, nursing school isn't easy no matter where you go. There were good instructors and there were some not so good instructors. Financially I didn't have to worry about it because I'm a VA student. The nice thing about that is I didn't have to pay for my books either, it was covered in my tuition. I passed the nclex on the first try and the career center helped me find a job right away. Albeit it wasn't the best job, but it was a job! Started off at $18/hr which is the best I've ever made. Then with just a few months experience I got a better job. So I'm happy:) but if I could do things differently I would probably just go to a community college and apply to RN school because taking classes over that I've already taken sucks. :/. But it is a good school. I had a good experience. Like I said, just depends on what you're looking for.
This school is a joke they lied to me about things and told me to quit the job I have now. I just got the job and someone who don't even know me is telling me to do so. They are a complete joke and I will never recommend anyone to this place.
Please don't make the mistake I did! I am young and simply wanted to better myself thought this was the route to go 9 months for a degree perfect! boy was I wrong first they kept thinking I was in a different program than I was in. the teachers are miserable,don't know what they are talking about and probably dont even have a degree in teaching at all! very small classes 2-5 in my group so not very much chance of socialization I was even in a class by myself for a couple of weeks! Shows how in demand they are in
I hate this school with a passion! The "teachers" of that's what you want to call them are just awful. They are unprofessional and not qualified to teach criminal justice what's so ever. All they do is chit chat with each other and all the students just sit in front of a computer learning from the book. In reality you will not learn a thing. And if you ask a "teacher for help, they usually don't know the answer and just Google it for you. just go to a community college, not only is it cheaper but it's also full of trained professors. I'm now in debt with more than $20,000 full of loans. I don't recommend it.
Don't do it..u will regret it!! All they care about is money!! The main ladies that run the whole thing are very rude!! Once your in there they screw you over!! They say they are there to help you and when it comes down to it they don't..they talk to you like your below them/a child!! Just trust me and go to a different school!!!! Your welcome in advance!!
Please save yourselves and do it through a 2yr college. Only one or two instructors are great the others not so much. All the office staff have really bad attitude problems especially the one that runs the whole program. She is just awful! Very poorly organized! No jobs consider the graduates from this school as qualified. U will have a hard time finding a job! They help by referring you to jobs that require experience which being a new grad you do not have! So much lacking education wise. And over your head in debt. Honestly...biggest mistake of my life. :(
I'M STILL HAVING A HARD TIME FINDING A JOB FOR MY CAREER, AND OWN LIKE OVER 12,000 FROM MEDICAL ASSISTANT, HAVE LOTS OF FRIENDS THAT DON'T HAVE JOBS!! IT JUST RIDICULOUS HOW THEY BUG YOU ABOUT MONEY AND CAN'T GET ME A JOB!! AND THE TEACHERS TALK MORE THAN TEACH GOOD LOOK IF YOU GO THEY CHARGE A LOT OF INTEREST AND IF YOU GET A REGULAR JOB THEY THREATEN TO TAKE MONEY OUT OF YOUR CHECK!!
I loved this school! From the teachers, to the other students, it was a great experience. I loved how the program let me go at my own pace. There were a few classes that were quicker than others, but I loved all of them. Especially the medical coding! Even though I have my medical assisting degree, I plan on contiuning to get an education. I'm just not sure where I'm getting my degree. Several students are getting their Medical Billing and Coding degrees at different schools. If they ever offer the LPN program, I plan on going again to get it. I would LOVE for them to have a LPN to RN bridge program as well. Thanks Career Point!
So I just graduated from cp my experience was so awful I just prayed I could get out of there quick and put the whole experience behind me. Why didnt I get out you ask? They actually collect most or all of your loan before youve even completed a month. So when you start to realize you made a huge mistake, its too late. Your basically at their mercy.
The classes are very hard to focus in due to loud obnoxious students. The instructors are disrespected, overworked, burnt out, and so scatter brained mistakes are made often at the expense of the students. This explains why there is such a high turnover for all positions at the school except for the three stooges that run the place because they are all very close or related. Well its actually four of them.
The school is often understaffed and when such is the case, they have un qualified teachers teaching subjects they have no knowledge of. Classes basicly consist of an instructor who cannot lecture or teach because they are so busy processing students in or out of the class everyday so basically you get books and packets of work and little to no instruction. Alot of times they dont even grade your work because I did an assignment and was unsure of a couple of questions I was sure I got wrong, when I guestioned it, they were wrong but my grade didnt reflect it.
It goes around the school all the time students telling others just write whatever, they dont actually grade the work. Theres so many other things I could go on forever, thankfully I was able to find work because of an associates degree I acquired before the cp nightmare. You do not in anyway get what u pay for here. Oh and all the comments on here are posted by cp staff, but anyone with any common sense could see that. No one actually loves the school so that alone should be a dead give away, I went there for a year EVEYONE I knew at the school was regretting it.
Oh on a side note if you have already gone there and they screwed you, all you have to do is NOT sign a forbearance, thats how they stay in buisness, the government watches how many students default and thats how they can shut them down. The problem is, they hunt students down to sign it and they are in the clear while you get screwed. Make them help u find a job before you sign that thing. Or dont sign it. Either way ur screwed and in default, dont let them talk you into saving their own butts, it will take years before the government comes after you for the money it only takes one year for cp to hide all the defaults on their record and they continue on screwing ppl. Thats why they hunt cp students so aggressively to save their butts from getting shut down.