Concorde Career Colleges Reviews

  • 77 Reviews
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $13,997 - $31,540
46% of 77 students said this degree improved their career prospects
40% of 77 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 3/22/2024
  • Degree: Sonography
"Absolutely terrible school! The instructors only care about the money and half of them don't even know what teaching is. We were expected to learn by only reading a textbook. The instructors don't explain the labs and expect you to just automatically know what you are doing and how to do it. I regret wasting the money and time on this school. Would not recommend it to anybody."
Sabrina Scott
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2024
  • Degree: Surgical Technician
"I am in the Surgical Tech program and I enjoy it. Kathrin is amazing, anytime I need help she's always available. Krista and Kelly has helped me with things I struggled with and has always been there for me. I couldn't have gotten this far without them. I'm so happy I chose this program. It's like family here and I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who's interested."
Amarangie Ramirez
  • Reviewed: 2/12/2024
  • Degree: Laboratory Technician
"Trash school to be honest I’m doing the externship part and during the 3 months we didn’t have any on hand training even though they said we would during orientation and our teacher wasn’t even a SP she was a sterile tech so she didn’t really know anything about the questions we asked and the staff is super rude and they are very unorganized they would tell us one thing and the next day they would say something else I spent almost 3,000 and I feel like it wasn’t really worth it :("
Katrina Guerrero
  • Reviewed: 11/14/2023
"Don’t let these reviews stop you from perusing this school. Granted I’m just finishing my first term, but I am BEYOND happy with my education so far. My teacher keeps us very well informed and engaged the entire class. He offers tutoring if you feel like you can’t quite grasp what you’re learning and we are constantly being taught information that we need to know for our boards when we graduate. I see in a lot of these reviews that they just want your money and don’t care about your education, I don’t know about the other campuses but when it comes to the San Bernardino campus we are only allowed to miss 10% of the term to pass, they make sure you are actually there and getting what you paid for. I also had two family members graduate and now work for Kaiser making an above decent salary. I’ll come back and leave another review when I graduate 👩‍🎓"
  • Reviewed: 7/6/2023
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"I am in my 4th term of the medical assistant program, and I WILL NEVER RECOMMEND this place to anyone. The ONLY reason why I'm choosing to finish is because I'm more than halfway through the whole program (there are 6 terms and then externship), and I want to reach the personal goal I set for myself. However, not only is the workload extremely heavy, the online portion of it has a number of glitches in it that have very negatively affected my grade point average, AND IT'S NOT MY FAULT. What is the point in busting my behind to complete the online work when the computer program they use prevents me from doing so? And it's a problem that happens repeatedly. McGraw Hill is the company they use to put the online work together, and I was informed by a staff member that it's just a bunch of computer programmers piling a bunch of work onto the syllabus. They're not even healthcare workers themselves. THEY'RE I.T. And they can't even do THAT right because IT'S THEIR PROGRAM'S FAULT that I can't make the "A" I want to make. And I have brought this issue up time and time again, only to be told that I need to make up the work that I am prevented from doing on time through no fault of my own. It keeps me behind schedule. And the staff acts like the president is some kind of royalty to protect peasants from, as much as they discourage the students from reaching out to her when they aren't correctly addressing our issues. I'll give myself a pat on the back once I'm finished with the whole program. Especially because I've never had such a hard time academically anywhere else. And that's because I've never experienced the educational institution itself being the very reason I'm not as successful as I want to be from beginning to end. I HIGHLY suggest that Concorde fix their online glitches. Otherwise, how can they claim to want students to be prosperous when a great deal of their work and grades are hindered by the school's computer program? It makes no sense. I recommend people go a different route for their healthcare careers. Save yourselves the headache of attending a school that more or less treats students like merchandise on a conveyor belt that's about to be loaded onto a truck for shipping, all because they simply want our money. I'm fed up with Concorde. And I'm at the newest building on Corondolet Drive! I wish we could leave a review with 0 stars."
  • Reviewed: 11/14/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Don’t waste your time here… this school is a joke and they intentionally take advantage of failing students and forcing them to repeat… they don’t teach you well, all the students here cheat and get away with it while the students that bust their behinds get treated poorly, the instructors don’t know what they’re teaching, staff drops like flies, and this school does not do things by the book.. they make up their rules as the please"
Janine A.
  • Reviewed: 4/6/2022
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
"I graduated with a 4.0 and was very excited to start my career as a dental assistant. However, the graduate advisors sat on their hands and never helped me gain employment. Everywhere I went, I was told I needed a minimum of 2 years of experience of which I had only gained my internship hours and the Dentist I completed them with was not hiring. The graduate counselor I was assigned to told me I was pretty much on my own. A school I was hoping would be my stepping stone into a better career ended up being my biggest regret. I would advise for others to attend another school completely after researching its reliability of graduate counselors."
Scammed Former student
  • Reviewed: 12/8/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"DONT GO HERE for LVN . They don’t honor their pass/fail grading scale for clinical like they claim in the student handbook so a clinical teacher could fail u at will for a reason or no reason at all and the school will back it no questions asked . I guess bad teachers are good for profit schools since they keep the students repeating. They’ve changed their reentry policy so now u have to start at the beginning of the semester u failed out in even if u passed all the didactic classes but not their falsely advertised pass/fail” clinical class. Also there is a math test at the end of every clinical semester and if u don’t pass it with a certain grade. 100 being required to pass 4th semester clinical ,u will fail clinical despite their pass/fail scale for that class.!As u know if u fail clinical u will have to take all the classes your financial aid money and go somewhere else that wont leave u in debt. The Debit u will accumulate when u make it to 3rd semester end is 22,000 + . at least with buying a car or house u actually get to ride of /live in it .here if u get a degree it can be entirely circumstantial if the staff decide to honor the contract or not!"
  • Reviewed: 6/7/2021
  • Degree: Surgical Technician
"These people are scammers they sit there get you all excited to be a surgical technician and come to find out you’re only making $17 an hour and the tuition at Concorde is $35,000 you’re stuck with this debt from the school. And we are talking about an associates degree you can work at a call center for that amount of money. If you like micromanaging and being harassed by your instructor that have attitude. Also talk about other students behind their back come to this place. Also they do favoritism as well but if you are serious to be a surgical technician go to Orlando tech they do have a grant where you can go to the school for free don’t waste your time at Concord don’t believe them that you need an associates degree to be a surgical technologist if that the truth why Orlando Tech is prevailing without the associates degree program...Beware they are scammers"
Jay D Beaudoin
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2021
  • Degree: Surgical Technician
"I was 52 when I went to this school. I had just retired after 30 years as a Clinical Engineer (medical equipment repair) in Tampa area hospitals. I decided to train as a Surgical Technician. The first problem was that the instructor made no effort to keep half the class from talking with each other during her lectures. I literally could not hear. So I took it upon myself multiple times, everyday to ask them to please be quiet. This won me no friends among most of these students who had just graduated high school. I was always polite but that had no effect. When I pointed out that the textbook contained an error (blood gases are done by respiratory not the lab), the class flipped out. 3 girls complained to the Dean that I was making them feel stupid. I could say a lot more but I don't think it would make through this review. Eventually I was expelled because the Dean said I was interfering with the learning of other students. I will end by saying this: if you plan on working in a hospital,no matter what job you want, you better have personal discipline. Your boss isn't going to tolerate excuses. In my opinion, this school offers nothing but a good time, good grades, and a huge debt."
  • Reviewed: 3/16/2020
  • Degree: Dental Hygiene
"Do not take the bad reviews lightly. This place is absolutely horrible. HORRIBLE. I had so many issues while trying to apply and I am glad I ended up not doing so. First I was told I would be refunded my application fee. I’ve reached out to many people and nobody seems to be able to get back to me. I withdrew my application after I went through some personal issues and never heard back from the school. Got a call from where I took my loan out and they told me I owed 13,645 dollars because Concorde did not cancel my registry. Anytime I needed help with anything nobody was there to help me. I explained to Alex there that I had a miscarriage and had to pay off medical bills before attending school. I never heard back from him after emailing him multiple times. These people don’t care about you. They want your money and that’s it. Do not take the bad comments lightly. I did and now I’m paying for it. Horrible people horrible school."
Nicole Turnbaugh
  • Reviewed: 11/27/2019
  • Degree: Respiratory Therapy
"I should of went to community college. Waste of money. They do not prepare you enough to take the NBRC Board Exams. I had to spend extra money on books and education to pass. At first they care about you until Term 3. I was treated unfairly. Told that I would get extra Clinical time in the ICU and never happened. The teacher Beal got us kick out of Anchutz Hospital because he was never there. I was there but he wasn't. Concord should be inberased. Shane Pearson is an awful director. He would treat me different because I was sick. Awful communicator, he would never look me in the eye when I was talking to him. Never returned my emaile's which were important. Like why I was sick, my Aunty having a heart attack and eventually dieing from a Heart Attack. Save your money and time folks can and do NOT go to Concord Career College. Go to Front Range Community College they have a nice RT program there."
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2019
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
"Concorde in Dallas is a joke. I learned absolutely nothing. Paid good money for a pitiful education. They say they will help you find a job but all they will do is refer you to indeed (which anyone can do). If you need any help after graduation, they are not helpful at all. I don’t know what graduate advisors get paid for. Concorde is my biggest regret."
Concord dental assistant SD disapointment
  • Reviewed: 7/26/2019
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
"College is unprofessional. Its a joke, the classes are spoon fed to you like you are an idiot. And even when you ace everything the teachers find ways to fail you. Bullying by teachers and students, worse than high school. A complete waste of time and money."
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2018
  • Degree: Medical Office Administration
"They wont call you to set up times to further discuss classes. They are shady and cant give direct class times. They want to talk about the money. They wont speak of transfer credits till you agree to sign up. High dollar and all about the green. Run!"
  • Reviewed: 11/29/2018
  • Degree: Respiratory Therapy
"Concorde will cause you a heart attack. I have gotten so disgusted with this school. From the horrible instructors with little to no experience or expertise in teaching to the students as well. I left the community college and came here thinking it would be faster. Faster yes but way more trouble and money. I advise anyone considering this program dont cause its a big mess! Instructors have called us stupid and called students out there name. It is an abusive place totally. They do hound you for money too. Not a place if you are serious about learning. This place couldnt care less about your future just the dollar!"
  • Reviewed: 11/8/2018
  • Degree: Surgical Technician
"From the moment i enrolled at Concorde career college Jacksonville, fl it has been nothing but chaos. This school is so unorganized it is unbelievable. From the 1 year i was there for the Surgical Tech program, we went through teachers. Mind you, these aren't licensed teachers, these are just other surgical techs teaching students. On that note, we had an exam (a very important one that will impact our grade tremendously) that we studied for (so we thought) and we all ended up with bad grades on the exam; we all studied the wrong subject which we were informed to do by our so called "teacher". So we were given an opportunity to learn the exam and were given a chance to retake the test. So we retook the test and most of us passed; but since we had already taken the test, our scores were averaged with our bad grade... Long story short, it hurt some of our GPAs in the long run because of THEIR mistake. Any how, i am now 1 year post grad, and this school will not stop harassing me for money. I pay as much as i can monthly but it is not good enough for them, so they feel the need to harass me at work, (DO NOT CALL ME AT MY JOB) constantly calling from unknown phone numbers, and constant emails and letters in the mail. This school is c*** and their entire company is c***. DO not attend, please save your selves and go to a community college."
  • Reviewed: 10/19/2018
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
"This school is definitely a joke. Do not waste your money coming here. $17,000 for the dental assistant program is a little much for the poor education you get. I went to the San Bernardino one and they dont tell you that you have a different teacher every month. They also dont tell you how you randomly start in different chapters each month and get random classmates to new students to where you have to do orientation all over again. I was expecting maybe 2 teachers one for lecture and one for lab but no. Each month is someone knew. Definitely consider going somewhere else. This place is also not military friendly. I was told I could use MYCAA but come to find out Concorde is on a locked school status so theyre not even accepting anything. A month into my program I was told I randomly owed an extra $1,000. So no. Dont waste your time here"
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2018
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Don't waste your money here. The school is such a joke. While being on the San Diego campus my instructor got arrested for committing frauds on the health care business. Having different instructors each module is horrible. They try to brain watching you to make you think you will be successful. They only focus on the dumbest person and they make everything easy on them. And they don't care for the rest. Some of this instructors don't even have a teaching credential. The school is expensive some cal states are even Cheaper. This school only cares for people's money. The graduation ceremony is a joke and so cheap. Once your on your externship they hardly want to help you if you want to chance sites. By the way forget what you learn in classes not even close on what you do on the externship sites."
Arionna Holmes
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2018
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
"I went to Concorde back in 2015-2016. I wouldnt recommend any one who is attending to go for programs like dental assisting or medical assisting. Its really not worth your money and most times in that particular field you dont get paid that much from companies. I went from making 10 dollars a hour to 14 and after taxes I was still making what I made with 10 an hour. Any who my teacher was a b**** and who ever she liked the most she put on good extermships. The school doesnt really care other than the fact that you are a business opportunity. I just recently went back because of the respiratory therapist program and after my enrollment didnt complete I tried calling Amy from administration for other information but she never returned my call once she new I wasnt the next business opportunity ."