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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.....
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.