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This school if full of smoke and mirrors. After over 1.5 years of complaining not only by students, but by instructors also, the schools network administrators have the computers that are used for the students locked down so hard, that the basic assignments in the books they ordered for the students were not able to be completed. If you attend this school for IT you better have your own computer, and Internet at home because between the web restrictions on the schools wireless and the computer restrictions, the only possible way to complete the assignments in the book is to do them at home on your time. The school refuses to address the issues that the students are bringing to them, and they are telling each student whatever it takes to keep them. I will never return to this school, nor will I ever advise a person to go to this school. After talking to some of the medical students, their side of the school is just as bad. One student in particular said their class had to do all their initial needle sticking on each other because the official test dummy had been worn out so bad, it was unusable. I did not choose this school, I was placed in this school by the department of education in Florida, because the school I was attending was shut down by the department of education and the FBI. that school was Fast Train. This school appears to be doing the same exact things from a students prospective, that fast train was doing prior to being shutdown. the fact that the credits are not transferable is also a major issue if you want to further your knowledge and degree. DO NOT GO TO FLORIDA CAREER COLLEGE AKA ANTHEM.EDU unless you are just doing it to do it... This school is the most unstable school I have been too, the courses offered have been renamed so many times during my time at the school, that you don't even know what you have or have not taken. There is no consistency in the school other then you don't know whats going to be what until the day it happens, this is to include your class schedule of what class you are going to take down do which teacher is going to instruct that class. DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL... Take the time, spend the money and go through an accredited university which have transferable credits. The Career Department which is responsible for placing students in jobs didn't even ask me for a resume until I was into my last 2 classes for the school. Financial aide, they were good. That was an organized department. Instructors, about 50/50 1/2 of the instructors know what they are doing and teaching, the other pretty much just babysit you and read the power point presentations that are provided in the instructor resources. Your "Homework" that is required to be turned in is not graded, its a %100 or %0 the instructors require us to do this work on our time, however don't take any of their time to grade it, so you don't know if you have the right information come quiz or test time. There is a great deal more negatives about this school then there are positives. I could continue, but regardless of how much ranting I do here, it will never correct the negatives of that school.
I honestly won't recommend this school to anyone! I am still attending it and have tried to drop out but they somehow convinced me to stay (mostly because I don't want to be home doing nothing and not want to stop what I have started blah blah blah) but now it's back on my mind to not come back for the next module, just trying to see how is the best way to get out. The teachers are great ppl and that's what motivates me to actually come to class, along with some friends I've made but I have to be realistic, the school only wants your money. They call you a lot during the first week of enrollment if you don't show up to class just so they don't lose a student (money). I wish I would have done some research before I got into this mess but now I'm stuck with a debt and I don't work so I fear if I leave now I would have to start paying my debt. Classes are mediocre, I don't feel like I really learn anything and I still pass with all A's. I don't feel like they test my knowledge to the best of my ability. Also the staff are so stuck up (most of them), they are all giddy with you when you enroll and then act like they don't know you the following week. I'm going to do some research on what my best plan should be to get out sooner rather the later, so don't be like me. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
This school at first had lots of structure and organization , after a few passionate teachers were let go, dismissed. due to political stuff the school started falling apart! understaffed and overworked instructors equals no passion towards teaching, and mediocre lessons.They incorporated a new agenda where some students that enrolled earlier than others would alternate taking a week off school, pathic! the faculty were always confused and looked like they had no clue what was going on at their own job.I graduated the patient Care program. and haven't even received my temporary diploma, I received all my certifications .But when will I receive my actual diploma ? who knows ? I sure don't and when I asked no one knows either ! incredible !I participated in a program for students called federal work study it supposedly helps students make a little change while attending college, and from your paycheck you can pay your monthly enrollment from a very small check .The staff members work you to the bone! they are rude , inconsiderate , and when they buy food I was never regarded as a staff member, even though I did all the rough stuff.Lifting heavy boxes and putting up with bad attitudes .They should appreciate the students a lot more! after all we are paying to be enrolled and pay a monthly fee.dignity and respect isn't too much to ask for in my opinion .The classes are too fast paced and you can fall behind quickly, I'm extremely disappointed. and disgusted !
I really like my school. The rep was very helpful and fought for me to be admitted. The instructors are very professional and helpful. When I think of career colleges I do not think of actual degrees but I will end up graduating with an Associate's degree in nursing from an ACCREDITED nursing program. The price of this school is pretty pricy but it is well worth it because you receive alot of attention from the instructors and they actually know your name.
If have seen these post about the schools. I will not say nothing about the teachers due to all have been awesome while I was attending. Now the career center is another issue. They talk so much during an orientation that they will help you if you need to get a job during your time at the school and after you have graduated. Well it is all a lie.
Went to them because i needed help trying to find something with better hours from what I was doing and I was told to go online that since I am currently enrolled they cant help me find a job.
Then when i finish the jobs that I was given to go apply was a warehouse job. Why are you going to tell me to go apply at a warehouse when I finish a program. I have heard that other campuses and other schools that are not FCC help you better
I started the PCT program in August 2012 and immediately started running into problems. The students you attend class with are a complete joke. They have no idea of what professionalism is. Their behavior and language regularly depict this. I complained almost daily to the dean about student and instructor content for the first few weeks. After having complained numerous times and finding that nothing was going to change, I stopped and decided to just sit in class with my mouth shut.
The instructors are nice folks, don't get me wrong. Yet, they don't seem to have a lot of field experience to offer the student. I also understand that the teachers don't get paid well and therefore just barely participate in class and hardly ever gain control over a disruptive class environment.
The information you "learn" in class is a joke. I have ZERO allied healthcare experience and I NEVER paid attention or studied for tests and I still passed with A's and B's. I never read the chapters, I never studied for tests, I was never challenged in my pursuit of higher education. A monkey with an unfortunate mental disorder could pass these classes with their eyes sewn shut! You will "learn" nothing. All the information you learn is nothing more than memorizing and repeating you you were told. The "tests" are nothing a 5 year old couldn't do. If you manage to stay awake in class and copy your homework answers out of the back of your book, you will pass with flying colors.
I've been to a few places seeking jobs and these potential employers have no idea what a Patient Care Tech is! You are nothing more than a CNA or a HHA with some extended "learning." You will only be offered jobs in the $7.75-$12.00 range! I know damn well that I did not pay nearly $20,000 to make shit money. The loans I took out for this ridiculous course will take me 7-10 years to pay back. Seriously, if all you want is to be a CNA or HHA, take a weekend class for just a few bucks, take your state exam, and BOOM you will have your license. Don't waste 8 months of your life with this garbage.
I told them before I enrolled that I did NOT want to work with geriatric patients, I said I wanted to work in an office helping a doctor. Well guess what, the admissions will tell you anything you want to hear just to get their numbers up. I mean it is a business, but they are not at all interested in your future whatsoever. After completing the course, I find out that all I can do is geriatric work for less that $12.00 an hour. I was told that this course was only aimed at geriatrics and nothing else. If I want to do something else I need to find another program to work on. So now I am studying to obtain my Phlebotimist license so I can make just a couple more dollars and hopefully get a better job. Even then they say they will have trouble placing me in a job for more than $10 an hour. I MADE MORE MONEY THAN THAT WORKING OVERNIGHTS AT A WAL-MART!!!Do your research before you allow someone to steal from you!!!
That certificate that you get...is a laugh!!!! No one knows anything about NCCT!!!! I am so dissatisfied with this school I could just scream!!!!! Now today, I find out that ECLIPSE went up to $216 instead of $50!!! I have no job, no way of paying this and I am screwed!!! Please research colleges!!! This is a bad bad place, do not enroll!!!! Please!!!!!
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.....