Florida Career College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (88)
Called FCC to find out about an EMT class. They told me to come in. When I got there I found out they don't offer classes that I asked about and tried to get me to sign up for some other field. Wasted my time and gas. Ask alot of questions before you go there. What a waste!!!!!
I completed the 6 month skin care program here. If I could do it all over again I would have gone somewhere else. My course was 600 hours compared to the standard 260 you get at most other schools so it was two to three times the price of other institutions.
The quality of education was below par. A lot of the equipment was broken or missing. I was supposed to get 100 hours of advanced makeup artistry but the problem was the instructors are not trained in makeup artistry so that month was a wash. We were supposed to learn lashes and we spent little time on that and got nothing. We learned lymphatic drainage but never actually did a service with it. Our teacher had a lot of personal issues that affected class time and the school had no backup plan nor did they make it up to us.
The disappointment for me is that I spent more than twice the amount of money on this school thinking it would knock out continuing education classes for awhile. Now I have no extra training in the advanced classes and cannot afford continuing education because I owe a crippling amount of debt to these people.
Oh, and as far as the license. The lady who heads the department is responsible for sending off our applications to the state and she refuses to tell me when she sent it off. I graduated three weeks ago and still no license. She probably didn't send it off right away...and why should she? She is working and making money. It is no big deal I am sitting here waiting to go on with my life.
To whom it may concern: If you are thinking in applying for this school please think twice! Almost all professors are not well qualify to teach the material. Second, they harrass you more than a collection company to collect the 50.00 a month for their loan.
I been taking exams in class when a lady knocks at the door to interrupt me and take me out of class to pay the 50.00. Guys don't be full by the advisers! My advisor even cried in the interview to sale me the program. They sold me this program for 15,000 when is not even worth 10,000.
Guys do not commit the same mistake I made! This school is the worst I have ever attended in my life!!!!! Do you you research and believe what people say. God Bless
Personally, I loved my experience(s) at the Boynton Beach Location. (Can't speak for any other locations) Just about every module I had some sort of conflict with my work schedule and the school was flexible.
Most times I couldn't make it on time or even stay for the full class. The teachers, excluding one, were very insight and willing to help me pass each course with the materials and knowledge that I would need once I left the classroom. Hell, even Career Services did their job and beyond. (I can name about seven interviews that I went on.) At the time I wasn't really focused on landing said positions because I already worked in the phenominal field of transportation.
I mean in all honsety, the opportunity is what you make it. I believe that FCC provided me with an adquate enough education to become and stay certified in the field of Medical Billing and Coding.
Florida Career college is an institute of so- called higher learning designed to exploit the likes of students who wouldn't be accepted to traditional college's or institutions. Florida career college has under developed curriculum and programs that are excessively over priced and not current.
The schools sole purpose is to recruit students from lower income and social structures and sell them a pipe dream of success to basically rob them for financial aid funded by the US department of education. Their advisors are trained to use manipulation and deception to paint a unrealistic picture of success based off the students current struggles and failures. This is highly unethical and dangerous. The advisors are also under extreme pressure from management to either enroll students or be fired. Management will even go as far as to threaten advisors personally and financially for not bringing students in. Florida Career college also trains it's staff to do whatever they can to get a minimum of 4 days out of their students so at least the financial aid payment is received from the US dept. of education.
It is highly immoral and unethical to recruit students who will not benefit from these programs or who don't have the ability to complete these programs all for financial gain for the institution. There is so much pressure applied to these advisors that they will do and say almost anything to enroll students. So before you consider attending FCC you might want to travel down to your local community college for half the cost and twice the accreditation and receive actual college credits towards a degree that can actually benefit you.
So remember if you go in to a FCC campus and you hear the advisor showing you sympathy trying to constantly remind you of all of your pain and struggles that they have been trained to make you feel inferior to simply get your MONEY.
My review is pretaining to this schools barbering and cosmetology programs. Ive only gone for a visit to speak to a recruiter and have a walk through and all seemed ok until I asked about job placement rates and successful graduation rates,, then things got very cagey.. And basically I was directed to do my own research. Even the director of the school couldnt find the figures for me onlne!
But whats more disturbing is, I was mislead, in order to upsell their tuiton. They told me I needed the full on cosmetology program to open a barber shop in Florida. Im only interested in barbering, not nails etc.. Well the Florida State Barber Board says you need to complete a Barbering program. Not cosmetology.. So they lied out n out. I mean wouldnt they know at this school? They had to. I am not impressed, if this is how they treat people looking for basic truthful information, then what are they teaching people? It smacks of very little credibility to me.
I will tell you.. Think twice before you choose a healthcare course program with a school thats also teaching how to do nails and makeup... It behooves you to go to a school specializing in your chosen field, does it not? Not some career clearing house. This is your life people.
Usually the competition, students who do not honor their financial responsibility and have consequences they dont like..students that did not get along with an instructor because they wanted the degree handed down to them. X employees that were fired or could not handle the pressure of everyday work and quit. My advice- go to the school you are thinking of enrolling in, talk to the instructors and the current students there. Listen to your gut instinct. Its nothing new that the internet is full of fraud so why would you put so much faith on a review that's on here.
I recently graduated from this school and still do not have a job in the field i went for which was medical billing and coding. I can't get my diploma from them because they say you can't get it if you owe any money to them what kind of crap is that. the career services was no help at all only with putting together a resume but for finding u a job no way. and it gets worse now i have theses student loans to pay back and only working at a minimum wage job part time which barely pays my bills i thought i was better myself instead i just got myself in debt because of this i really wish i didn't listen to that recruiter.
This school is alot better then everest ... there has been soo many people coming from that school because they are not a good school at all!!
Fcc is a great school, I have been attending this school for a few mths now and I really enjoy this school, when I can to this school i didnt have a high school dip or ged but this school has a test that you can take which is quite easy it you passed the 7th grade.. well after i had taken this test and passed the new mod was too start in 4 days by the time it was time to start I had recieved everything I needed.
Any school that you attend is going to be costly you cant expect everything in your life to cost hardly anything..if you actually added up your books your supplys the dummies that you use the uniforms and etc it pretty much equals out to the money to go to school and its really sad how people can bash a school for the money if it wasnt for these kinda schools people like us that couldnt go to college or graduate from high school what kind of jobs are really out there for us?
These schools re out to help you some are going to cost more or less then others but you cant just hate a school because you get one bad teacher or whatever... I think this is a great school and with us having a new dean ms. w. which i find a wonderful teacher and also some new teachers mrs.r. ms.B.! you def have to come down and check us out cause when you leave I bet your gonna love it!
Few years ago I had attended Florida Career College, while I was a student there things were going fine, I had earned my A's and B's, made the President List a few times also made the perfect attendance list for I did not miss one day of class. At the time I had enrolled in the Medical Billing and Coding course.
Things started going wrong as graduation was approching, the Career Services had set me up for interviews that were not related to Medical Billing and Coding, I had taken the initiative and spoke to the Career Services admistrator at the time and had asked her as of why the interviews were not related to what I had went to school for I had also told her that I was not going to the interviews the reply to that one was that I had to for it would make the school look bad I told her that was not my concern for they should have kept there word.
So as you guessed I was not able to pursue my so called new career, I was the one that had set my interviews with potential employers, I would pass the interviews but did not get the jobs for the simple and idiotic reason that Florida Career College held my diploma hostage and all for the insane reason that this "SMART BRAINS PEOPLE" have the idiotic idea that if the student DO NOT FINISH PAYING the out of pocket portion of the tuition which they call "ECLIPSE" the student is not entitled to the diploma. This is the most insane, dumb, and a-- backwards excuse I had ever heard.
Few months after I had graduated Florida Career College was on the news, in the news the reporter stated that Florida Career College was under Federal investigation for mishandleling Federal Grants and Funds. If you are thinking of attending this bad school my advice to you is to please rethink, and if a recruiter ever get in contact with you from Florida Career College just hang up do not allow them to fill your head with so much trash and empty words for it's a scam all they worry about is about the Federal Grants, Funds, your money out of pocket, and the Private loans.
The logo that they use "The College That Cares" it is misleading, yes they do care they care about the money that comes from you, your parents, private lenders and of course from the Government.