Florida Career College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (91)
Im so scared now to go to this school i had my mind set but now i dont know where i wanna go im so confused....
DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL! I attended this school in 1998 when it was called Segal Institute for the Microsystems Technology. The main reason I choose this school was because they said that if I graduated that I would be allowed to come back anytime to get updated on new computer software/hardware. Can't remember if I received a contract or not. I tried to go back 3 years ago and spoke with a counselor. Obviously I told him about the offer I had. He didn't really listen to me and went on about the total cost of tuition, books, etc. which was a ridiculous amount (Believe it was something like $20,000 to $25,000 for either a networking or computer security course which was about a year long).
I told him again that I was told I can come back at no cost to me. He again tries to ignore the fact that I can speak out loud or something because he ignores me and continues with what he was saying so I make sure he hears me and I stop him at whatever he was saying. He then goes to speak with someone else privately and comes back to tell me they can give me a discount. I refused the discount and wanted to take advantage of what they offered me in the beginning but they would not honor it.
It had been so long and I didn't keep any documents but I now wished I would have (lesson learned). He then gets me to speak with the head person of the school in person which was the person he spoke with privately. Of course I'd have to explain everything again and get no where. She then tells me "It looks like you aren't interested in furthering your career." I remember those words exactly. I tell her I am interested but it sure as hell will not be with this school.
To the present day I'm trying to enroll at Saint Petersburg College and I need a transcript from Florida Career College and they have been so NOT helpful. First I leave voice message for the registrar on a Tuesday and give her a day and call her back. That's when she picks up and says oh yeah I just listed to your voice message and was just about to call you. I thought nothing of it and tell her what I need. She gets my info and tells me to call her back Tuesday if I hadn't heard from her. I call back and leave a message to call me. I give her a day and don't hear back from her so I call again and leave another message. Still nothing. So now I decided to go face to face and get my transcript. Guess what happens. She gets my info again and says it'll be at least 2 days. I had to run out the school. But we'll see what happens. Like I said, don't go to this school unless you have time and money to waste.
This school does not have their act together. From the moment I walked into the school I was mislead and lied to. The admissions rep told me he didn't know when a new session was starting so if I wanted to start I would need to do so the next day. He also lied about the hrs.
The school is always out of supplies needed to practice and the classes are packed with students and not enough equipment to practice with for the amount of people. The list just goes on and on..I wish I decided on another school.
I went into the school because I was told they had a PTA program. When I visited with the admissions representative, I found out that they don't have the PTA program yet.
The guy had no regard for me or my time and was just trying to get me to enroll into a Patient care or medical assisting program for around $20 thousand dollars, and these programs are just diplomas. I enrolled thinking I could move into the PTA program and that is not the case.
I wish I would have known that you can't borrow endless amounts of money to go to school. I would not waste my time witha diploma for that price,especially because the jobs you can get after these programs only pay $7 -$9 an hour.
MAT program was good...i was at concorde before for the same program...didnt learn crap and had to take that program at a different school...i got a job through my externship//// it was a good distance from ma place but hey im getting paid now
This school is a waste of time. You could buy the books and probably teach yourself ALOT faster. Half the teachers try, while the other half just collect a paycheck.
The administration seems corrupt and totaly out-of-sync with the students and faculty. This school is just a Federal funding scam in my opinion. They get you enrolled, get your money, get the governments money and send you off to find the lies all while promising " Things will get better...", and they don't.
With the amount of money they recieve from students and from loans, the conditions should be ALOT better. In 2007 they were investigated by the Feds for Loan Fraud. Think about that.....
The "Career Services" department is a joke, and not a funny one. They will help you put together a resume, and that's about it. I don't know if this is different for the medical students, but they have almost no IT job placement abilities. Since i've been here, they have replaced the whole department with no improvement. I've seen 3 different directors so far, and i've seen many other faculty members come and go rather quickly.
I honestly would not suggest this school to anyone for IT or Networking. You can learn more on your own without spending ALOT of money. The only real Certification you will recieve is your A+ from CompTia. You will have to buy the vouchers yourself too, it is NOT included in your tuition! Oh, and any credits earned are NOT transferable!
Anyone can get the A+ certification by spending ~$500 on the vouchers and study materials, spending a couple months studying, and then taking the 2 tests required. Even if you need a PC, it's only ~$600 for a moderately fast system that will meet all your educational needs. And the A+ Cert. is more important than any "Diploma" that this school could ever give you.
So why spend all that money for a bunch of "Intro" classes and only one important Certification class? I honestly feel ripped off and lied too, on top of being ignored.
You can tell the praises below are written by the college itself. The language comes straight from their promotion. Also, the level of writing skills does not represent the typical student that attends. Talk to someone who really attends before buying this.
this school the only thing that they care about is about all the money that they could make from all this lost students that have no clue about thier life.. they call themselves the college that cares trust me is all about numbers of students they can cheat out of a good education plus you can not transfer any credits to another school i say it again you can not. they always gonna tell you is up to the recieving collge if they take the credict .... don't go to that school you will be wasting your time and money