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

KK
  • Reviewed: 9/9/2014
  • Degree: Nursing
"Constant changing of DON and teachers. The teachers expect you to understand the full material in a week which is impossible because you have 2 important classes at the same time. They don't understand because they went to a 4yr program and had time to understand the material so they expect you to get it. Test and quizzes every day. Some clinical sites don't want students and sometimes you don't learn anything there. The business manager keeps coming to the class even if you are a day behind on payment, all they see is money. Would not recommend this school to anyone. Go to a school where they actually care about the student because this is not that school. Save your money, this school is also on probation. You cannot work while going to this school because it is so oberwhelming"
ciera
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Nursing
"Constant changing of instructors, dons, everything even front office staff. The business manager harasses you about payment in front of others. The last don was a crazy woman who felt the need to control any and everything plus the school is on prohibition!!!"
Christy
  • Reviewed: 6/16/2014
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
"Like everyone trying to find a school that'll work for them I was very hesitant about going to a school I saw as an annoying ad on TV over and over again. But something about that time in my life I knew I needed a change and this school just fit. There were a few instructors that we're not very good teachers thankfully I never had them as the one instructor I had which was incredible ended up moving out of state. Not sure if the program is as good as it once was when I was there but I'm very successful in my career and advancing because Concorde gave me that head start."
ptastudent
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2014
"Don't do PTA program at San Bernardino. Instruction is poor, doing "busy work" as stated by one instructor instead of doing productive work that relates to our studies. Spend more time teaching each other and always conflicting answers by instructors where they deny they said the wrong thing. The "structure" of the program is to set is up for failure. This last term, they changed the grading scale as compared to other terms. Can they really do that? If complaints are presented the trend is that the student gets dropped, by having stricter grading on papers or practicals. Since when is it a great idea having someone never in lab or lectures come in to grade practicals? Classes are inconsistent, dates changed with disregard on student's schedule. Time management is horrible, instructors are trying to figure out lesson plan minutes before. Degrading feeling by least 2 instructors, never seeming to answer questions directly. Bottom line, waste of money and time. For the amount of money you pay, instruction is poor and student's rely on each other and youtube. We are denied extra time in lab to practice, the "extra time" we get is to rush to get our check offs done, for during the actual lab, we do busy work and are given little to no feedback. Look elsewhere for the PTA program. Concorde is a school about $$$, pushing student's like cattle and taking money, the turnover on careers after graduation is low, based on stats I've seen and people I know who have gone through the program. I see every day, New recruits painting a nice picture, but be aware looks can be deceiving. The PTAprogram in San Bernardino is alone, complaints are not heard, president of the campus scrutinizes perhaps for we don't even belong there."
Kirby Brown
  • Reviewed: 4/8/2014
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
"I'm still in school but I can honestly say that yes my degree is/will be helpful to my career."
Graduate
  • Reviewed: 2/5/2014
  • Degree: Nursing
"I attend Concorde and completed my program in August 2012. The School, Staffing and intructors are GREAT!! I had such a great time when i was there. I will be returning.. thinking about the Respitory Therpist program.. because the pay is a lot more then a PCT.. don't get me wrong i enjoyed every bit of the pct program and working as one.. but i would like a little more pay."
Charity
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I've been attending Concorde since September and so far I have not one complaint. Only Complaint i do have is the childish young adults there. Other than that the instructors I have had so far are amazing teachers and I'm learning a lot something i couldn't do in a really large environment."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/21/2013
  • Degree: Surgical Technician
"Started off good, great instructors, then when downhill when the "clinical" part started. Don't dare complain about anything or the school will threaten to take you off your clinical site and not let you graduate. Big debt, bad education. Would not recommend Surg Technology and wish I had gone to a "real college" instead. Months after graduating, still no job and the school never contacts me to help in my job search. A joke."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2013
  • Degree: Respiratory Therapy
"Bottom line- money. That is the priority. Not your degree or education. Rip off."
Jocelyn Gomez
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2013
  • Degree: Physician Assistant
"The facility there makes me feel welcomed, and part of the school. You are never alone at this school. I feel comfortable, and the campus is one big family."
brenda hernandez
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2013
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"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."
Brenda
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2013
  • Degree: Dental Assistant
"This school has helped me learn alot!! This school has the best DA program and the best DA instructors ever!! I would totally recommend this school to anybody!"
Michelle Hammond
  • Reviewed: 5/14/2013
  • Degree: Licensed Vocational Nurse
"I am currently a student in the evening nursing program. The instructors for first term are great. They are very helpful and friendly. The overall environment of the school is good. The location is convenient and I like that the classes are short and to the point."
Michelle Hammond
  • Reviewed: 5/14/2013
  • Degree: Licensed Vocational Nurse
"I am currently a student in the evening nursing program. The instructors for first term are great. They are very helpful and friendly. The overall environment of the school is good. The location is convenient and I like that the classes are short and to the point."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/10/2013
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
"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!"
lacie
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2012
  • Degree: Licensed Vocational Nurse
"I love this school!! all the staff is great allways willing to help."
Michelle Diane
  • Reviewed: 12/11/2012
  • Degree: Licensed Vocational Nurse
"I feel so blessed to have chosen Concorde to obtain my LVN Certification! I love my Term 1 LVN Teachers at the Arlington Campus! They are so full of passion in the way they teach and ALWAYS make the time to help you when/if you need it!"
SHUMIKA THOMAS
  • Reviewed: 11/1/2012
  • Degree: Respiratory Therapy
"I GRADUATED IN 2002 FROM THE RESPIRATORY PROGRAM. LOVE MY JOB AND IT PAYS WELL.THEY PREPARED ME FOR MY FIELD EXTREMLEY WELL,WENT BACK TO GET MY REGISTRY. NOW WHAT THEY DONT TELL YOU IS THE ACCREDATION YOU NEED TO TRANSFER CREDITS THEY DONT HAVE NO ONE WILL TAKE THEM.I HAVE WANTED TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL FOR A WHILE AND NO ONE WILL ACCEPT CREDITS YOU HAVE TO START ALLLLLLL OVER. IM AM WAITING FOR KAPLAN UNIVERSITY TO SEE IF THEY WILL ACCEPT MY DEGREE AND CREDITS SO I DONT HAVE TO DO FOUR YEARS FOR A BACHELORS WHEN I ALREADY HAVE AN ASSOCIATES.IF YOU ARE NOT GOING BACK TO SCHOOL AFTER YOU ARE DONE HERE COOL.BUT IF YOU HAVE PLANS ON ADVANCING YOUR EDUCATION THEN AVOID THIS COLLEGE WITH ALL COSTS!!!."
Rochelle
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2012
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
"This school is ALL about the money. They are too cheap to have a building in which the air conditioning works all year round (while having two classes at once: we were shuffled around to three hotels, a near by college, a clinical site, and to sit in 100 degree rooms). There is a "lab" in which we spent a total of 5 hours in at the VERY beginning of the program and had to pretend (example: learning to put in a foley catheter, we used a G-tube).Instructors are condescending; very few actually care about the students and their success.My current struggle: I am in the 4th term out of 5, took a final exam today and did not pass by 3 points. This was due to concentrating on the other class I was also taking because of the horror stories from previous classes. I have an A in the other class with a final on Friday (it is Tuesday) and I am not being allowed to take the final. So I have wasted a month and a half and about $250 on gas because my clinical site is an hour and a half away (in which I never missed a day, was never late, and was the only student to turn in my care plan on the scheduled date) I have to return in 2 months to take both classes over again, which means more money to Concorde and more money out of my pocket to pay for gas to get to clinical sites that I've already been to and done. Not to mention, I'm 6 months pregnant and will be 8 then.If that does not make up your mind...Concorde has contracts with clinical sites, Concorde does not care where you live compared to where the clinical sites are located, and the sites in which I have been to are places in which all CNAs run and hide to make the student nurses do all of their work (changing briefs, putting people on and taking people off toilets, feeding, taking vitals. NOT THINGS NURSES DO ALL DAY LONG)I hope this helps and that if you do chose Concorde, I hope your experience is better than the one I had."
Somsiri Williams
  • Reviewed: 9/3/2012
  • Degree: Licensed Vocational Nurse
"I really enjoy going to Concorde. The instructors and staff are very professional. If you are interested in the field of nursing, this is the school to attend."