Carrington College Reviews of Certificates in Medical Assistant

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17% of 10 students said this degree improved their career prospects
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Reviews - Certificates in Medical Assistant

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Montana Satterwhite
  • Reviewed: 8/18/2023
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Lance is awesome and so is Colton and everyone there that approves u officialy to the college they are all very respectful and very sweet and helped explain things very well I would recommend this college to anyone they are hands on and they are willing to help u achieve the goals u want!"
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2022
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"So this school is absolutely terrible. I started the school September 2021 unfortunately due to circumstances out of my control I had Covid-19 I was hospitalized put on a ventilator for 40+ days and then was in a rehab for about a month. I had my family contact the school about a leave of absence and about coming back when I came out of the hospital and this school decided to just withdraw me. The VA was helping me out with tuition here and because of the schools decision to just withdraw me instead of putting me on a leave of absence they screwed me over completely. Now the VA says that they cannot approve to help me anymore due to laws of being withdrawn and not being able to reenroll. The school has increased their tuition since kicking me out and charging nearly 3,000 more for a program that isn’t even worth the amount they were charging back then. All with the excuse of needing to increase due to demand exc… I have the uniforms the iPad exc. The school has went from having class available nights 2 different schedules to just one they don’t even have a steady MA teacher for their medical assisting program. The in class assignments are a joke they don’t make sense and have many many errors. I have been trying to get a hold of someone anyone from the school all day calling multiple numbers even leaving a voicemail on the campus directors line but nothing no one here gives a crap. I just am looking to withdrawal from the school may be considering looking for help from the BBB or a lawyer because I feel as though I have been completely screwed over. The school at this point owes me. I wasted time and money here all to be screwed over, this needs to be fixed asap…"
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2021
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I absolutely do NOT recommend this school whatsoever. It is full of adults who have NO CLUE what they are doing. They are always confused and unable to fix or manage ANYTHING. Teachers are no good, and when they finally got ONE good teacher they took her away from our class and moved her to something else. I do not recommend at all. The program is outdated, all the equipment doesn't work, all the supplies are expired, there is NO STRUCTURE WHAT SO EVER to the entire program. We pay 18,000+ to attend this college, that should not even be in business. I say again, they literally have NO IDEA what they are doing, not a single clue. None of the online stuff works properly, and the teachers don't know how to fix it. I just think you shouldn't waste your time here, yes its a 9 month program, so it is quick, but taking a 2 year program at a better college would be worth it. Take your money elsewhere, I promise."
  • Reviewed: 4/6/2020
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"This is a terrible school to attend if you are needing financial aid. While my teacher was absolutely great the same cannot be said about the financial aid department or the payment plan department. They do not communicate well with each other or with the students. They don’t communicate what it is they are needing from you or when. They don’t explain how or why things changed in your financial situation. They only send collection letters with no explanation. I would suggest not attending this school."
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2019
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"That was the worst experience that I had in my life. Awful career service and staff. It does not matter how your grades are good and how disciplined you are at the end you will lose something like your money, time, and trust if you are a serious person about your education and life. I'm still feeling betrayed. I wouldn't go to details otherwise I have to write a book. I try to not think about how my bad that experience was but they give me a life lesson."
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2018
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Fast and to the point certification but half a**** lessons learned. The school spoon feeds you the answers to pass the tests and doesnt focus on actually learning to understand the concept. Also, reading 10 textbook chapters per week on average isnt practical for most people to retain the information read. Iv been a cna for 8 years, and am scared to death, having graduated from the medical assisting program april 2017, to start working as a medical assistant. I feel extremely unprepared and iv been in this field for a while."
  • Reviewed: 1/9/2017
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Carrington college looks only to take money from students..horrible college they cost way more than regular school because they are a private college. Sure it's a short course I mean who doesn't want to get a job right away without having have to go through all those years of college? But in reality it doesn't pay off because you are learning all the medical stuff in a short 9 months and they don't teach you everything you need to know more like less than half. I took the MA program and they refused to let me take the CMA exam after I finished the course and graduated because I didn't "pay them a left over balance of 17000 dollars" and I had no job at the time. I tried to get loans to try to pay the balance and they just had no empathy or care if weather or not I had the money they wanted it paid now in full balance. My suggestion to anyone thinking of going, I'd say look else where. It's not worth the debt or "education" from them."
Medical Assistant Preceptor
  • Reviewed: 5/17/2016
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I did not attend this school, but I have been a medical assistant for 5 years and my coworkers and I have recently be asked to take on externs from Carrington. We have taken on externs from a local community college which offers a medical assistant program, and there is quite a vast difference between the 2 groups of externs. Our community college externs have come out with a "go getter" attitude and very knowledgeable. Our externs from Carrington are nearly paralyzed with fear, and lack confidence with necessary tasks such as taking a blood pressure. They have told us they barely practiced them in school, and have also revealed that the amount of money they paid for the program was nearly twice as much of the program offered by the community college. I'm very disappointed in the level of education and support this school has produced, and if any one of them are unable to get a job after they graduate, they are going to be stuck with a very large loan to pay back and nothing to show for it."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2015
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I'm one of the fortunate ones I had a great instructor. But my problems started on extern. Miscommunication between the ladies and I on my site and when I was asked to come to a meeting, no-one wanted to hear my side, just your a student you don't know everythig keep that in mind. When I had an extern on my extern. sore telling me what to do because nobody wanted to train me, and even she was doing things wrong.No support whatsoever. Yes I was put on extern to learn but even I know always wear gloves when handling a needle, but yet I'm in the wrong. Again I'm there to learn so I'm sorry I don't want to discuss you and your boyfriends argument last night, but I have patients and Drs to attend to. Yeah the employees got offended why because I have good work ethic and I go to work to work and not to socialize. But the school rode my butt, and told me again your JUST a student do things there way, talk to them make the employees if they want to talk. I'm not a therapist I don't want to play therapist, I thought I was a medical assistant. Sorry, not there for insecure women but to help PATIENTS!!!! As for career services...psh... All they did was go on, good luck. 39 interviews later I got hired not for my education, but my experience in caregiving and Wal-Mart....Wal-Mart?!!!! Not my extern. My conclusion my instructor taught me well couldn't have done a better job. The issues lie with the rest of the campus. Like the program director and mainly career services...the education was worth it I learned what I needed to succeed in this field but I'm still making creepy pay. Career services doesn't even need to be on the payroll because it seems like all the students I graduated with found their own jobs again for a mere $10/hr job like we just didn't pay for a $15,000 education. not worth your money."
Doreen Morse
  • Reviewed: 8/15/2015
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"This school is a waste of time and money. I graduated with a perfect GPA of 4.0 and perfect attendance. I was not hired on my externship because that particular site does not hire anyone, so I continued on to numerous interviews and I was never hired. I suggest saving your time and money."