Dorsey Schools Reviews - Certificate in Patient Care Technician

3.86 out of 5 stars
(5 Reviews)
  • Roseville (MI)(and 8 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,472 - $30,409
75% of 5 students said this degree improved their career prospects
40% of 5 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Felishia Fall - 5/10/2019
Degree: Patient Care Technician
Graduation Year: 2019
"I am a student here at Dorsey Schools and so far my experience has been great! I love all the professor's here and what they have done for me! I was so close by quitting but the instructors and the students there helped me get back together. I recommend everyone to come to Dorsey Schools. I love this School with everything in me and I'm sure you'll love it to."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Nurseintraining - 11/24/2015
Degree: Patient Care Technician
Graduation Year: 2013
"I attended Dorsey-Rosevilleabout two years ago. I went from night classes to day classes, thank god because it was like high school central on the night classes! I had the best teachers on days and they knew what they were teaching! THEY DO NOT HELP YOU GET A JOB IN THE HOSPITAL!!!!! so be ready to apply on your own! I got hired in at an assisted living center before I even walked the stage! Soon after that I was hired in at St.Johns! Which I have been working with now for over a year. You definitely lose your technique working in a assisted living center, I'd try to get into a hospital right away! Most hospitals start their techs off at 12 an hour! St. John's is 13.40 an hour and if you work midnights you get a shift premium! If you're going to go to this school is choose morning classes over night! If your planning on going back to become an RN don't even waste your time with this program, go right to school!!! You can get hired in as a PCT once your are in a nursing program!!!!!"
2.3 out of 5 stars
Amanda Jenkins - 11/5/2013
Degree: Patient Care Technician
Graduation Year: 2013
"I graduated from the Waterford-Pontiac campus. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!! Unless you feel like going back to high school...because that's how they run things there. They also will tell you anything to get you to sign up. I was told my credits would transfer (because I was considering going back for my RN in the future), only to find out after the fact that they do not (unless I wanted to go to Univ of Phoenix or South Univ-neither of which have an RN program). I had surgery on my foot and missed 2 nights (as opposed to 1 week)in my 2nd class (we could only take 2 classes at a time) and I was told that if I brought all my documentation in, my absence would be excused and would not affect my grade. I never missed an exam, quiz and every assignment was turned in ON TIME. After which, my grade was deducted 10% and they refused to change it. I filed formal grievances, only to be told that the school didn't violate the attendance policy and it was up to the school to change it. I was accepted into OCCs RN program (without a wait) based on my 4.0 GPA that I maintained throughout, only to be told that now I was wait-listed due to my 3.95 GPA (as a result of my 10% deduction). I had to take a leave of absence, as my husband fell ill and began dialysis. The entire mod before I left I looked into what the penalties would be and was informed it would be a $250 re-enrollment fee. But upon re-enrolling I was told I owed a balance of $1,200-$1,300. I walked out. When I came in to speak with the Dean another time, I was then told it was $1,744! After agreeing to pay that amount so I could go out on externship and graduate, I have been told several different amounts. I honestly feel like this "school" is a cover for a Ponzi scheme and they're just out to pocket money. Several employees just "left" without notice (all whom had extensive knowledge of the ins and outs). I will say that the instructors were great but I would not recommend this school to anyone who is serious about an education that will provide a better future. I am now hiring an attorney to fight them on the money I "owe". Dorsey is full of EMPTY PROMISES and BULL CRAP!"
2.5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 6/17/2013
Degree: Patient Care Technician
Graduation Year: 2013
"The new dean at the roseville campus is horrible i attend the nite time classes and this is the worst school i have ever been to.. this school is so horrible THE TEACHERS ARE WALKING OUT LEFT TO RIGHT.. AND GETTING FIRED EVERY OTHER DAY!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY GOING TO THIS SCHOOL.. THEY BUG YOU EVERY DAY ABOUT PAYING FOR YOUR CLASSES (WITCH I DO PAY OUT OF MY POCKETS EVERY TWO WEEKS) AND TO MAKE IT EVEN WORSE THE CALL MY FAMILYS HOUSE AND BUG THEM.. ONE TEACHER MARKED ME DOWN ON MY GRADES SAYING I HAVE MISSING TEST AND WHEN I SHOWED HIM MY TEST WITH HIS SIGNATURE ON IT HE GAVE ME HALF CREDIT!!!!! YES HALF CREDIT BECAUSE HE SAID HE DOESNT REMEMBER -______- !!!"
3.0 out of 5 stars
marleina - 3/8/2013
Degree: Patient Care Technician
Graduation Year: 2013
"I was really excited to start the program at Dorsey as a Patient Care Tech I had great PCT/MA teachers at roseville campus on days they were great. The problem was that the admissions reps will tell you anything to get you to sign up telling you that the they will find you a job at a hospital making good pay and right when you graduate which was a lie. The jobs that i have had my resume sent to from dorsey are part-time in a nursing home or assisted living homes making just about min wage. I was shocked that they would even try to offer me these positions and push me to interview with them. Most of the employers did not even require a certificate or were hiring for a CNA and the pay rate was $7.40-$8.40/hr. I would not even be able to pay my student loan back with the jobs they are pusing me to accept. I feel like Dorsey waisted my time with and I could have spent my time and money at a better school. And the externship was a whole nother problem they let you pick 1-5 what places you would prefer to go to a friend of mine was sent to a location that she did not even pick. The location we were sent to did not hire PCT's and we were not able to even perform half the skills we were tought. It was an overall bust and im regreting it now DON'T go to Dorsey!"
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