Concorde Career Colleges Reviews - Certificate in Medical Assistant
Review of Medical Assistant Certificate Degrees
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.
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.
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.
I attended Concorde in 2015 and it was the best decision I ever made. At first I was skeptical and worried reading all of the negative reviews online but I decided to give it a shot. I got great grades and did my externship at one of the best hospitals. They offered me a position which I turned down, I turned down many positions until I found the one that was just right for me. Finding employment was not a problem. I now work in an amazing hospital and make good money while I am in school again to become an RN. I would definitely recommend this program.
This school is all about getting you in fast so they can get paid. I just finished my CNA program at UTA before checking this school out for medical assistant. It was close to my house, and wanted to see if it would be a good fit in furthering my career. Not the case at all. The program cost was ridiculously high; $16,000. At the University of Texas at Arlington, the same program cost $4,500 and it's way shorter (3 months); plus they pay for your certification exams too. Before I could even find out how much my school was going to be covered by financial aid through Concorde, they had me enroll. Gave me my supplies before class started, and told me not to worry. Second week of class, financial aid advisor comes and tells me something totally different from what Admission counselor told me. I would have been paying back the school privately for 48 months, and the federal government for student loans. Was not looking to have more student loan debt, and be making the same money I make now on average. Along with my financial battles, the caliber of some of the students was too unprofessional for me. How do you expect to be working next to a doctor and you are acting disrespectful and loud? Would not recommend this school to anyone that is professionally oriented, wants to make a rewarding change, and likes to make informed decisions before executing anything.
I WAS SOMEWHAT PLEASED WITH THE TYPE OF INSTRUCTION. IT IS AN ACCELERATED PROGRAM SO CONSTANTLY DOING HOMEWORK IS A MUST. MAINTAINING A 4.0 G.P.A. AVERAGE REQUIRES REPETITION. MY PROGRAM WAS 3 MODS. LONG. EACH APPROXIMATELY 3 MONTHS LONG. AFTER THAT A 120 HOUR EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM IS REQUIRED.I LOVED THE FORMAT AND THE INSTRUCTORS WERE GREAT. MY PROBLEM WAS THE HOSPITAL THAT I EXTERN FROM ALL THE EMPLOYEES GAVE ME A RECOMMENDATION FOR EMPLOYMENT AND ALLOWED ME TO DO FREE LABOR FOR THEM. WHEN I HAD MY INTERVIEW THE HOSPITAL DENIED ME EMPLOYMENT BECAUSE I HAD A PRIOR MISDEMEANOR CHARGE AND THIS WAS TOLD TO THEM BEFORE I APPLIED FOR EXTERNSHIP. SO THEY NEW THIS . I HAVE GONE THROUGH THIS SEVERAL TIMES THEREFORE NEVER FINDING EMPLOYMENT. I AM STUCK WITH THIS LOAN REPAYMENT BILL.I FEEL THIS IS FALSE ADVERTISEMENT MIXED WITH DECEPTION..IF THERE IS ANY AGENCY THAT MAY AID WITH REPAYMENT. PLEASE CONTACT ME.
The terms on which I would recommend this school are very circumstantial. I was in a position where I didn't have a very reliable means of transportation, and I had rent and bills to pay, so the half days at one campus worked better for my schedule than full days at multiple campuses (which is the option for my local community college). Please keep in mind that this is an accelerated program, and it is also a "for profit" school. If you withdraw or fail, you will still have to pay back your loans. Also, you are going to be crammed with information (about 2-4 chapters a week) in the course of 8 months. The majority of what is taught is very much on you to retain. The class sizes aren't as small as they say they are because you are joined with another class that has been there for 1 month longer, and your class will be joined by a new class 1 month later. Most of what I learned solidly was on my externship. If you do not study and do your homework, you will not get very good grades, but as long as you study and do your homework, pulling a 4.0 is easy. Also, your credits will not transfer if you want to continue your college education. Basically, it's not a bird course, so don't expect to just fly through this 8 month program. If you don't put in your time by studying and practicing and taking it seriously, and being professional to your peers, then no, you're not going to get a job. I attribute my hard work to my success coupled with this program, but there is definitely room for improvement. Also bear in mind that Concorde is accredited by the AAMA, which is the most prestigious certification for medical assistants. Many schools do not offer this anymore, but, again, a lot of the studying is on you to prepare for that exam.
Everyone there is so helpful and willing to teach you whatever you need to know in order to be successful! The instructors don't just rush through the lessons they make sure you understand all the skills you need to know. Also The building is very clean and well organized. I recommend this school to anyone!
I couldn't have made a better choice than Concorde. I know I'm in good hands. All the staff makes you comfortable and they are attentive to all your needs.
I am a Medical Assistant and I love the fact that the Instructors makes it their business to make sure the students have everything could possibly need for total success!