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I would definitely NOT recommend this expensive school to anyone. The instructors and directors change frequently and that really challenges your motivation on what you're really investing your time into. They are not thorough in telling you what will hold you back on your background check just to get you in the door. I was told traffic tickets wasn't a problem. Concorde ran my check and it came back with no holds. When I graduated, the board of nursing said different. Now I can't take my NCLEX exam until those are fully taken care of. The DON and Vice President never got back with me when I reached out to them about my concern. I had to call them nonstop for a month before they spoke with me. They don't care nothing about you! Concorde was a total waste of my time and I hope no one makes the same mistake that I did.
NOT military/veteran friendly! They ASSUME you have PTSD,own fire arms, and are a danger to society! And WILL expel you because of RUMORS about you and without any evidence against you what so ever. They also like to lie in official police reports so you get arrested. I'm still looking into how to sue them for this but am not finding any luck because in their student hand book it says they can pretty much terminate anyone anytime. If anyone has info on how to sue them please let me know.
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
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!!!
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.
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.
I'm still in school but I can honestly say that yes my degree is/will be helpful to my career.
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.
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.
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.