Florida Career College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (91)
I am currently attending FCC. So far i love it!
Let me start off with admissions. My admissions rep was so helpful and patient with me. I needed time to think things over and they actually gave it to me.
They called me back in a couple days about my decsion and well decided to move foward.
The professors are so dedicated and so far i am really liking it. I meet some nice students here as well. I love it.
The teachers were good and I did learn a lot. However it was way to much money and the job placement (career services) is horrible. They created a resume for me and it had numerous spelling errors on it. They do not have any leads of companies hiring. They accept any student there, so there was a lot of fighting and drama there. Plus a lot of students speak very little English and it slowed the classroom learning down since the professors had to repeat the material over and over. The people about the loans call you numerous times wondering about the payment, they call me before my payment is even due claiming it is late. At least 6 times I have made a payment before the due date and they still call claiming I never made a payment and that because of this they are sending my account to collections. I have also got letters and email with other students loan information on it because they are very unorganized.
Hey people be carefull about a program call Patient Care Tech (PCT) that's an scam ..the only that you get from there is CNA Licese...I was a victim an now i owned 9000 to the de departmet education and working in a hospital making 10 per hrs i dod recommended FLORIDA CAREER COLLEGE to anybody.....
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.