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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!
I don't recommend charter college at all. I wish I never attended that school. I never got the help I needed and when I did the instructors were annoyed. I was also promised after graduation that they would help me with a career which I never received.
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.
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!
This place was great. At first. I started off doing a certificate program, took a short break, did the associates program, took another short break, and then finished my bachelor's degree. It was easy to enroll each time. No problems there at all. What sucked is that there was NO help. At all. I basically got my degree through Google. The material they give you half the time is only opened about once or twice, then you have to Google the rest. The math classes were the worst. If I have a formula, I can figure it out quick. No formulas were given. Just answer this question and we'll grade you on it. Again, had to Google what the teacher wanted because they never answered emails. Fast forward to graduating with my bachelor's degree and I look into getting my Master's. I call and ONLY THEN am told/find out that they don't take financial aid for a Master's degree. When talking to the lady on the phone, I said "Okay, then how much would it cost?" She goes on to say "Around $3,000 a month." I didn't say anything because I was absolutely floored. She LAUGHED. LAUGHED and said "I guess you're not quite there financially huh, honey?" I hung up. Treated like dirt and/or a number since day one. They offered to make a resume, and when they did, I was told by other professionals that it was horrible in every aspect. When asking them for help finding a job they pointed me to my local staffing agency instead of helping me find a job like they promised. I have a Bachelor's degree that I can't even really boast about because 90% is Google and the other 10% is shame for being in debt 50k for it. The degree feels useless as well. Even with all of my reception and basic business administration backgrounds, I have a hard time finding a job. I should have actually gone to a university. Lesson learned.
I am a graduate of Charter College and have an Associate degree. I am also attending Charter now in pursuit of a Bachelors degree in Healthcare Management. I read some of the negative reviews and strongly disagree. No school that you attend can give you a job after graduation. Charter is an institution for grown ups. Yes the classes are hard. If you need to be baby sat to do your work this is not the college for you. If you need help just ask for it. I have been treated very well by Charter. And I have asked for help many times and promptly received it each time. Getting a College degree is one of the hardest things I have ever done. But so worth it.
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.
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
I am so excited to be in school again, and fast track too. I have attended a few colleges in my past, and I have a degree, but it was time for another one, self-enrichment. I can work online, and anything I need that is not online, I simply go to the campus here in Anchorage for help. From admissions to classes, the academic advisors, financial aid processors and the school president, the team effort is phenomenal and all in the best interest of my education. I highly recommend this school for those who can work online, and are looking to make their life better. If your life has not been what you expected it to be, or if you just want a little more from life, get your education. If you need to work to support a family or just yourself, the fast track at Charter in Anchorage can help you get there. To say I am thrilled to be in school on this campus is an understatement.
This is a school i do not reccommend. The first 2 weeks eere fine until we were stuck there we basically learned things on our own through books when we were told everything was hnds on. Half the teachers there had no idea what they were teaching and now 5 years later im told im in collection when i have been paying since i started school there. That was the worst mistake i could have done and now im paying for it years later. Money gone to waste, literally today i was told my account was in collection? So where was all my money going to?