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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015

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 indeed.com, 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.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015

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.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Agriculture
Graduation Year: 2013

I went to Carrington College in 2013, I majored in the PTT program. I can tell you Carrington is a giant scam! First everything sounds great they tell oh you will get a job after graduation. I went through the program got good grades, when I went to externship, every tech I worked with said Carrington is a scam. The reason why they said this is because you don't need school to become a physical therapy tech, you could literally walk in volunteer for 2-3x a week once the PT trusts guesw what? Your a technician, after I finished my externship I didnt get any job help, they are supposed to help you, rather the lady gave me copies of how to make a resume. No job leads, i kept going a week after then after; still nothing. Eventually I applied at places on my own and got one call back for a pt tech job starting at 9 an hr. Thanks Carrington!! After all this I talked to most of my class and they ALL said they didn't get jobs after! After 13 graduates only 2 walked away with a tech job. Stay away from this school and apply at a REAL school. Was it worth 10k+ debt and no help?

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2 out of 5
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Graduation Year: 2016

Horrible. Threats, fear, politcs from upper management.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Dental Assisting/Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013

This school is strictly for profit. The quality of education is not worthe the cost. Classes are not transferable and unstable instructors.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2011

For the people who had good experiences with the schools and the instructors you don't understand the peoeple who have negative things to say about the school and the program because you didn't experience what they did, doesn't make it not the truth. I attended one of the vocational schools medical assistant programs and finished and had a good instructor (but I haven't found a job not from lack of trying and my internship was never hiring they just use lots of interns all the time to fill their employment roster so they never hire) and it's not from lack of skill on my part of experience because I have experience in medical just not as an MA, I attended that same school for a prior program and had a horrible (the two instructors who taught the class could care less what they were teaching, and were very careless with their safety methods and were always late because they say they drove long distance to come teach our class) they needed more than supervision and training even though they were up in age they should have known what they were doing (point is they didn't care) and that is why I dropped out of the program and the school paid me a partial refund.

It's not always just the school it's a luck of the draw who you get as an instructor their experience and if they give a d--. It's best to really do your homework when shopping around for a school and to shop around for an employer before you decide to go back to school, call employers and ask what their looking for and what they will except from a new hire a degree or a diploma or a certificate and will they be will to employee someome with only internship as their experience. Do the homework yourself don't just rely on the school to tell you the work is their because you will owe a ton on money potentially and the school will be paid and you will owe the bank and in the end that will just be your problem. Remember the school is in the business of making money first and foremost. Best of luck to everyone.

3 out of 5
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Graduation Year: 2010

I graduated from Carrington college with a MA certifcate in 2010. Got hired on my extern. My friend couldnt find a job after her extern but eventually got hired.Have patience and be positive:).

3 out of 5
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Graduation Year: 2011

I went to Carrington College and graduated July of 2011. I am only 19 years old.If you want to go to this school, i suggest you DONT take the medical assisting program. Why? Because over 600 people graduate at the same time as you do, WITH YOU. And do you think all those 600 medical assistants will find a job after they graduate? NO. I currently work at a law office now, and thinking about studying law.

I feel like i wasted 16,000 dollars on this program. They dont help you to find a job, you sometimes might get a call from you advisor saying " oh theres a lot of ads on craiglist, ill email them to you so you can send your resume" . Little that they know that I go on craigslist EVERYDAY and apply, so I stopped answering their annoying calls. If you have a hook up after you graduate, GO FOR IT. If you don't then your pretty much screwed or maybe you might just get lucky! Again.. waste of money. Just trying to help people out.

1 out of 5
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Graduation Year: 2010

I wish i had never dont this program and my whole entire class thought the same. Our teacher was new and had no idea what she was doing everything we learned was just from the book. All our quizes were vocab. I felt totally lost when i did my externship. Not to metion it was at tigard dental and the dentist there was a total jerk, ruined the whole experience for me.

I have no taste for assiting anymore or even wanna go to the dentist. I would never recommend this place to anyone. Me and my friend were even in the same class and niether one of us are even assisting now. Total waste of 10 grand im so mad at PCC for school .... anywhere but here.

1 out of 5
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This school was the biggest mistake ever!!!!!!!!!! I dedicated so much time effort and money and I still am waiting for a externship!!!!!!!! I have been patient with my instructor but keep geting the run around. I keep being avoided and I cant get a hold of any body and its very frustrating!!!!!! Half the time we never had the supplies we needed in lab and when we did anyone was to lazy to show us how to use them!!!!!!!!!!

This school had soo many problems we were always out a teacher, we spent so much lab time standing around, and we were treated like garbage.... When we tried to adress our issues to the teachers they wouldnt isten just get offensive!!!!!!! I thought we were geting teachers not professional readers, class was a waste all we would do is sit there and have our modules red to us like a bed time story word for word! I couLd read at home by myself I dont need to sit in class WASTING 4 hrs being red to in monotone! DONT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY YOU COULD BE THE BEST STUDENT BUT YOU WILL STILL GET SCREWED!!!!! EVEN IF YOU DO YOUR PART THE INSTRUCTORS DONT DO THEIRS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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