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Avoid Carrington College. It is a scam. They just want your money. The externship that I attended had nothing to do with Medical Billing and Coding. When I complained to Career Services, I was told that it meets the requirements. I'm currently unemployed, on Medi-cal and collecting food stamps because I can't find a job. I'm trying to get students with similar externship experiences to join in with me to file a lawsuit against the school.
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.
The Pleasant Hill Western career college Aka Carrington college, is a joke of a college. you are better spending your money on a college that sticks with their words. I was told they would help getting a job after graduation, but I had already applied to the jobs they sent me to. after months of trying to land a job,they sent me a e-mail saying they will no longer help with finding a job. So the financial counselor lied to me about them helping to find a job. yeah they knew the places that were looking for a job and the job would do interviews, but the people i graduated with, none of us landed the few jobs that were out there. I'm very dissatisfied with the schooling. it started out good ..small class size,until they got rid of the morning class and had one huge class. The good teacher they had ended up leaving and the teacher they put in her place didn't know much about being a tech, because most of the class i was with knew more about the lessons than her. This so called college is just about the money, once they get your money,they don't care about you!!! trust me, you will be smarter going to a school that will help with more hands on lessons. They also changed the courses to online which made taking the class not worth the money they ask from you!!! you can take other online courses for less money!!!
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.
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.
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?
Horrible. Threats, fear, politcs from upper management.
This school is strictly for profit. The quality of education is not worthe the cost. Classes are not transferable and unstable instructors.
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.
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:).