Charter College Online Reviews of Certificates in Medical Assistant

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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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Reviews - Certificates in Medical Assistant

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  • Reviewed: 10/20/2014
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"I have been struggling to receive my certificate for over a year now and I can honestly say that Charter College does not teach their classes efficiently and do not care about your education as long as you're paying their over priced tuition. When I enrolled I was told that I would be receiving hands on learning in my classes. The further I got into my program the more they started to change the rules and regulations on everything. Within a few months the 'hands on learning' was extremely limited. ALL of the classes, homework, quizzes, and test were done online. Including some 'lab' classes. I was not informed this when I enrolled. It is false advertisement. My classmates and I struggled throughout each class due to the lack of hands on learning and the amount of flaws and glitches in their online program. Only 2 of my classmates actually graduated and received their certificate. I found it extremely difficult to meet the needs of their online classes. Every class is 5 weeks and the amount of information given in those 5 weeks are equivalent to a semester in college. Especially since you only get 1 day (4 hours) a week for each class to learn about the material you are given. It is a very cheap education that demands you pay a high price for. Charter is not open ears to criticism from the students nor from the employees. As I've seen them get fired for doing so. When I enrolled they were very convincing that this was the best program you could ask for, and that your academic needs would be met to get to where you need to be. Yet when students including myself, had stepped up and brought up an issue regarding the school or academic struggles, were dealt with only arrogance and given was the impression of "shut up and go make charter look good." Every single time. It's no surprise that this school has a 37% graduation rate. I would 10/10 not recommend this school to anyone."
My wifes helper
  • Reviewed: 6/12/2014
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"My wife has been out of school for over 30yrs, with a 9th grade education and a GED she signed up at Charter In Fife Wa. To get her prepared for re-certification with the state after a 5yr hiatus from her 25yr career as an MA. This was a new campus at the time she started there and we expected there to be some hiccup’s. However the most frustration part was that she was not told she would be facing all the topics and classes that are actually required during the "sales" portion of signing up with them. Im righting this review because I have the time and have been very involved in assisting my wife in getting through her schooling. My wife was told that she would need basic computer skills and the focus of the “sales” were on the Medical Assistant part of the program. When in fact the computer portion (1mo) is pretty in depth. Additionally there is a second class that runs concurrent to the first. We’re not even sure what it is called, but it delves deep into understanding people and things of this nature. The difficult part for my wife is that they are having her do stuff that other schools in the area for MA do not have you do. We see the value, but it made things very hard on her to have to write papers, essay’s and things that she had never ever done, not to mention the 30yr gap in schooling. So this alone almost made her drop. Then because there was so much work for her to do online after day classes, she was spending all her time working on that. She actually stopped going out of frustration. We were able to talk to the director of the school, he worked it out so that she only had one class at a time, extending the length of the whole schooling by one extra month. And my wife was given time to sit down with her instructor to come up with a plan that helped her to be successful. But that’s all it took, she is now in the second half of her second month and doing great. The staff is very helpful and willing to make her successful. Yes they are a business and you’re staying there is how they make their money, and you can sometimes see that fact in subtle ways. But more than that your success at their school is what makes them successful, and we can see that they are interested in both your success and theirs. The one issues I have seen that cause people to drop out is that they get frustrated but don’t ask for help until they feel they are too far behind, so they drop. In the end, this school’s curriculum is more robust than their equal competitors’, but I believe that this fact will make students more valuable to the prospective employers. As my wife is only halfway through her 2nd month of classes, I do not know how the total experience at this point, but I will come back with an update after she graduates. Overall, this seems like a great school. It has its good and bad points, but mostly good…So far"