Pinnacle Career Institute Online Reviews
I was led to believe by school admin that getting certified as a MIBC was impossible without this program. Not true. You just need to take the test. ALSO we were misled to think that this program trumps experience. We were literally told that this course is the same as "two years work experience". It was incredibly disheartening to be told that its cheaper and preferred by companies to train for someone within to get MIBC certified than to hire someone new, especially if you have no experience in that field. I was told directly by a hiring manager after always seemingly acing every interview (MIBC even had a required course on getting hired), that for-profit schools are looked down upon and not taken seriously. I feel foolish and ashamed that I had my parents co-sign a 12000 loan for a 10-month program when i could have attended a similar program at a,LEGIT university. Also myself along with every other MIBC student received the same listless email from the job placement specialist, regarding a scant handful of jobs that seemed few and far in between. Thus , another lie - when I was talking with the pci recruiter, he stated these jobs were always in demand. It turns out the pci recruiters get paid commission - quell surprise. The head of the coding program waw completely awesome, though. That place didn't' deserve to have her working for them.
This school is terrible. I was enrolled and ready to start classes when I decided to withdrawal. Everyone you talk to is just so pushy and tries to push you into things. When I went to withdrawal from their school they would not let me and kept offering me other programs to enroll in, finally I was able to withdrawal and my admissions advisor was very very rude and unprofessional. This school only wants your money. Now I am having to get ahold of them to have them fill out a withdrawal clearance letter so I can attend another school and now you can't find a single person to talk to all you get is someone's voicemail. This school is a joke, do not waste your money here.
PCI is a terrible terrible school. I have degrees I just attended PCI briefly because I wanted to pick up an extra trade. The financial aid office is a JOKE. THEY SWITCH STAFF LIKE IT'S NOTHING. THEY are very rude and only care about your money!!!!!!
I was a student at pinnacle career institute online for HVAC was recommend to by company the teachers was was engaged in the class and if you had any questions you could call or email them with problems you having with the class the boot camp was about 10 days really enjoyed boot camp it was small so you had more time to study in the labs for the hands on training I WOULD RECOMMEND PINNACLE TO ANY ONE.
My first impression of the school was excellent. The over the phone assistance was wonderful...until my fafsa account encountered a bug. I was unable to resubmit my information and because of that I was cut from class with no warning. This happened twice and no was able to give me any information as per why or how to fix the situation. I built up a debt because of it and was unable to rejoin the program because of this. I have been hung up on and the over the phone assistance became less patient and helpful. Horrible experience and disheartening
Spent $12,000 , still could not find employment in the field I was "trained" for. I was actually told PCI and other non -accredited , for profit schools are looked down upon at multiple job interviews by bemused recruiters (wheras part of the high-pressure enrollment script leads you to believe PCI is respected in the field.) Ultimately my next employment was at Walmart, despite being on the honor roll the entire duration of my courses. I don't think any of the medical billing jobs I applied for even called my references.
I feel this is a scam. What you are not told is there is no one will hire you. You have no experience. The online degree does not help in any way.
I got a job in a doctor's office and emergency clinic through my externship site. I went from not working to having two jobs its been great. I am now in school working on my RN. Get started right away.
IT WAS A GREAT OVERALL EXPERIANCE THE CAREER SERVICES DEPARTMENT HELPED ME FIND A JOB WHEN I GRADUATED I AM SO HAPPY
Do not attend this school. I learned the hard way. I did not plan to end up getting pregnant, but I did. Well I attended their week boot camp, had a few complications of the pregnancy (sickness and others). Besides being treated like crap when I was at boot camp for being pregnant, I also received injuries while there that was uncalled for. When it came time to learn hands on, the instructor did not allow me or my partner to practice as much as she did the other two students. I see they show a lot of favoritism with students. Well I started my externship once after I returned home, well more complications put me into the hospital and then doctor put me on bed rest! I had completed almost half of my hours. I told all the faculty about the bed rest, one lady told me I could return after delivery and start off where I left at. Then I speak to my coordinator and she tells me I will have to complete all the hours all over again AND return to Missouri and redo the boot camp again. I will then also have to pay more charges. This school is definitely all about money. I checked my pell grants and I still had extra on my pell grant for the 2014-2015 school year that could have been used, but they want me to pay out of my pocket, THEN I will have to pay again out of pocket to re-enter school. PLEASE I'm begging everyone, do not attend this school either online or campus.