Charter College Online Reviews - Certificate in Medical Assistant

3.1 out of 5 stars
(12 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $22,655
60% of 12 students said this degree improved their career prospects
50% of 12 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Madivi - 7/31/2020
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2019
"This college is very expensive $23,100.00 for a certificate program. They will take all your FAFSA grants money plus you will need to take students loans to cover the expensive certificate program. They forced the students to take the 3 exams for the license from NHA (National Healthcare Association) even when they students are not ready to take the exams. The first exam is before take the internship. The internship is in 3 months just at the beginning when you just started the program. Then the forced the students to take the exam again after the internship and again before the graduation. The students don't passed the exams and won't be able to take the exams again because is only 3 times or opportunities that the students have to take the exams. The students will be able to work in WA under a registration, but the door to have the license is closed forever. Also, the door to use grants from FAFSA because they withdrew all your grants money. It means that you will be stuck for the rest of your life with a Medical Assistant Registration. If you want to become a nurse, study a bachelor or a associate in nursing. You will find out that Charter College took all the grants money in a certificate program. It is better and cheaper to study an associate or bachelor in nursing at any community college than waste your time and money in a very expensive programs at Charter College."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Amy Bettendorf - 12/11/2019
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2020
"So far, since I have been going to this school it has been an amazing experience, the teachers and staff are all very nice and approachable.. I was looking around for a good medical program and I picked Charter College. Looking at the reviews and what the school is about, I went ahead and applied to the school.. This has been a great experience for me.. I wanted to get on the right track to be apart of the medical field and Charter College is openly and honestly helping me to achieve this goal.."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Veronica - 12/7/2019
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2019
"I’m so glad I went back to school! Charter College in Pasco, WA has some of the best staff that are always willing to help. It feels like a family! We would get together in the HUB and study. I totally recommend this school for HVAC, medical assistant or dental. I’m even going back for my AA!!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sara - 12/30/2018
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2018
"My whole experience from the beginning to the end of the program was awesome. The staff was so supportive. If I had a specific problem and if they didnt know the answer, theyd find someone with information or a solution. The staff at my campus care and enjoyed doing their jobs."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Erlise - 10/5/2018
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2019
"I am in the Medical assistant program in Montana and I have to say that I am seeing a lot of bad reviews and people saying not to go to this school. I can honestly say that Charter is so welcoming and kind, from the moment I started school. Calls can be persistent from what seems like sales people, but they are friendly and want to get you started. I am currently taking Pharmacology and the instructor really knows her stuff and she uses different learning styles for people who need the extra help (which I needed the help) not to mention how understandings and patient she is with teaching. This school uses mostly online so you must be dedicated to your computer, while the hands on will be in class normally 3 times a week. Overall, I recommend this school ONLY if you are comfortable with doing your work from your computer and ready to buckle down!"
1.3 out of 5 stars
Lesson Learned - 6/6/2018
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2018
"It all started with wanting more information on the program and campus. From then on it was nonstop sales tactics. Receiving constant calls asking if I would be registering, telling me spots were filling up and they needed a decision right away. I'll admit I have no complaints about the first few mods, the instructors we had on campus had been there for awhile and knew their stuff. Well, most of them, one instructor seemed like they didn't care how assignments were graded and would never respond to our emails when we had a question. The online Billing and Coding instructor was horrible and unfair in her grading, when comparing our work and grades with other students we noticed it was inconsistent. Then comes our last mod before going out to externship. The Pharmacology instructor didn't know anything about what she was teaching. When giving a lesson on drug calculations, she would confuse herself, which led to the students' confusion. We had to get our information from other instructors. When we would have questions, we were told to "Google It." When we brought it to the attention of the Campus President, she laughed it off and told us to be patient with her and to do what we can. Because of this, I didn't want to go to class and felt uncomfortable and questioned: "What the hell was I paying them for?". Now comes externship, we were not given a choice where we wanted to be placed. The person responsible for this put a few other students and me at sites that were new to the campus extern program. Which led to a four-week delay, we had to get an okay from the site before we could start our extern. In my opinion, I felt that they should've gotten everything settled before placing any students at those sites. Such as background checks, drug screenings, and other documentation. We felt like guinea pigs like they were using us. When we asked if this would affect our hours, we were told it would not. Until the fifth week of extern, we were told we needed to make up the hours. The hours that we lost because of their incompetence. I was looking into the Associate's Program but after all I had been through I decided against it. To me ALL of this wasn't worth it. They do not take any responsibility for their mistakes. They don't listen to your concerns. You're basically on your own."
1.8 out of 5 stars
Upset student - 5/30/2018
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2018
"Very last module the instructor didnt know how to teach pharmacology! Was told to google and talked with the Dean to only find her laughing about the whole situation and nothing was done! Externship happened and didnt get to start on time then was told the last 5th week it was our responsibility to make up the hours!!! Highly regret trying this program & the money put into it!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Monica - 10/30/2017
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2017
"The school does as best as it can, I see a lot of comments about job placement and work. No school can guarantee a job after graduation, they state they will help you get prepared and ready for the field. SMH The programs are perfect for something with a busy schedule, being a mother that's exactly what I needed. I would recommend this school if you're looking for something quick and direct to the career field. Honestly, do your research or go visit a campus to get your own opinion."
2.0 out of 5 stars
MRP - 9/26/2017
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2010
"Charter College never placed me for work after Graduation. I Graduated with High Honors, had a wonderful teacher (N). The school only took my money, never followed thru with all their promises! I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL AT ALL!!!!!! Bad bad"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Charter college needs to shut down - 10/13/2016
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
"I was a single mother of a 1 year old and I was 20 yrs old back in 2013 when I did the medical assistant program.They sell you a dream about high paying jobs when in reality most local med assistant jobs were only offering minimum wage with no benefits unless you were bilingual. I paid my in school loans the time I was there in time every month and the month of graduation I was going to get my certificate and they said it wasn't ready needed the deans signature and she was out of town on vacation, that same month I lost my job and I owed the next month of payment , They never gave me my certificate at the end of that month when the dean came back because they said I missed that month payment . Hmmm but I should've had it the month I graduated when I was on time.The deans fault. Then let me add the forged my signature on a document saying I found a job in my field at a retirement home which I never did ."
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