Concorde Career Colleges Reviews

  • 69 Reviews
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $13,997 - $31,540
48% of 69 students said this degree improved their career prospects
42% of 69 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Nice
  • 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."
Jaycee
  • 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."
Anonymous
  • 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."
Anonymous
  • 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!"
Disgusted
  • 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!"
Monica
  • 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."
Taylor
  • 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"
Joana
  • 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 ."
Concerned Student
  • Reviewed: 4/3/2018
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
"Signed up and at the time was told I could sit for CODA and DANBE certification. Which found out later is untrue. The classes never had any instruments needed to complete course work, X-Ray machine rarely worked, books out of date, and some days the school had no water. Instructors were not certified to teach, they were just random people who worked in a Dental Office, the instructors would come and go as they pleased, high turn over, there is no Dental Assisting Director. This school does not put your education first. As a matter of fact it is put on the back burner. They would rather make money then actually educate you. Many dental offices in the area will not hire from this school. Spent way more money than I found out I needed to spend. Please do your research before signing up for this school. Horrible and questionable recruiting practices."
Colorado-LPN
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"Currently enrolled, on my second term, if I had the opportunity to do it over, I would not enroll here. This school is extremely unorganized, grossly overpriced w regards to quality education in comparison to others. Incompetent instructors, who are overextended on courses they are asked to instruct, largely due to high instructor turnover rate causing short staffing, is a big part of why this place is such a mess."
Sherry
  • Reviewed: 1/18/2018
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"I'm surprised that Concorde College is still allowed to be opened in Colorado. Their LPN program does not prepare you to pass the State NCLEX Exam, but their focus is on their in-house HESI Exit Exam. After 9 months and not been trained to pass their Exit HESI Exam , the school would not allow me to sit my State Exam. Due to space limitations, I cannot expand. Concorde should lose it's State Licensure."
Lola
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2018
  • Degree: Respiratory Therapy
"Please look into Community College first, At Collin, the program only cost 4K including bar exam fee and bar reviews plus job placement. Concorde is accredited by Ciara but not registered but Certified, hospitals don't hire CRT's anymore. I pass the examination here for CRT but I am so glad I look into community college and got accepted at my first try."
Kieshia
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2017
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"Tuition cost way to much,everything is rushed,you really don't gain any skills to where you feel confident to get a job or go on an interview ,they only care care about making the school a 5.0 they force you to take internships that are not close by where you live,they care all the way up until they get that loan money, Go to a technical college its way cheaper and you will save money and learn more I'm disappointed at how greedy this school is for money.teachers are passing you have so they look good instead of really trying to help you."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/19/2017
  • Degree: Respiratory Therapy
"This is the most unprofessional college I've ever seen. They allow certain students to get extra points while others who work hard can't catch a break. Then they lie about it!!! Students get caught cheating and nothing is done about it too. Thy staff are incompetent. Honestly it's not even the teachers either. It's the administration."
Clayton
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2017
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"My college is an accredited school that gradually helps you earn your credentials. There is also external support provided within the campus. Attending this college motivates me to want to further my education and experience higher entry levels. I would most likely recommend my college to anyone seeking to further their education."
Amanda
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2017
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
"They lied from beginning to end. When I first registered I specifically asked if they were an accredited school. Comes to find out, the DANB does not recognize them. Therefore, all my hard work was for nothing. It has been next to impossible to find a job as an assistant because of this. Not to mention, the other students are the ones that are showing you how to do things, not the teachers."