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Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2018

First off I'd like to say I've attended Porter And Chester in canton for a year and a half. During my time I graduated from the Automotive program and completed a portion of the first term of my HVAC class. I feel it's important to mention I'm attending this school for free on behalf of my Post 9/11 GI bill. Not only is it free, but I receive $3110.00 a month to attend this school. This review is not applicable to my time in the Automotive Program. Of the time I spent there I will say the class was okay at best. I will leave it at that. since I started HVAC this schools true colors are starting to show! Having been a Military Police officer for 8 1/2 years and attending other schools. I can say for a fact that I would definitely NOT recommend this school to a friend! If I had to pay tuition for this joke I don't know what I would do. Again STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL. Now onto the reason I will no longer be attending this disgraceful excuse for a financial institution. D. R. was presented as my instructor of HVAC for core refrigeration. He is undoubtedly the most unprofessional individual I have ever come in contact with in all my years of schooling. I'm talking about sexually harassing students, purposely failing students. D. R. made it a point to repeatedly harass me and abuse his position as a teacher. His unprofessionalism is to the likes that I've never seen before. To the point where he even made fun of me for making a sexual harassment complaint. A action he didn't even deny! He said he regretted it to his supervisor H. P. It took the school 6 days to get back to me.. but wait here's the shocker. I had to walk into the superintendents office for him to contact me! I am urging you! If you're reading this just do a little research. The complaints are everywhere! P.S. if anyone wants to verify any of this. Skip calling the school and call the town hall of canton! The town hall knew which school I was talking about before I even told them. That's right! This school is that bad. buyer be warned.

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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013

I'm sorry I went for medical assistant. The cost for the carrer does not earn a good income Its not worth it to go here. I was place in a dead end internship which did not expose me to continue my trading for passing the certification. I was placed in a hospital emergency department. All I did there was make beds and do ekg's and vital signs. The hospital just uses students for extra help and that was it. I complained to P& C while in my internship and was told they had no where else to place me. I paid 10 grand and was s******!!!!! They robbed me completely!! I was not the only student that went to this hospital. They must of had other students complaining because they stopped using the hospital for internship. Don't go through P&C!! Go through your local college. It's cheaper and successful.

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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015

Choose another school. Porter and Chester holds your records. They refuse to release transcripts to you or any institution unless you are paid in full. Not to mention the amount triples when you graduate, and they don't care if you can't afford it. Either pay it or you get nothing. FYI to students MA pay isn't enough to payback these high student loans. McDonald's in NYC pays more hourly.

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Degree: Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician
Graduation Year: 2011

I attended the Watertown "campus" in 2009 for their HVAC/R program. The instructors were knowledgable on the subject. They were all former tradesmen that put a lot of time into their trade. Hence, that's why I gave three stars for that. However, the teacher I had for the heating portion just read off power points and in lab, we never had a set schedule. We would pretty much sit around and told to go find something to do. Now, when you have 25+ people doing that, it's impossible for the instructor to make their rounds and help everybody. So, a lot of time was wasted sitting and waiting to be helped and taught. The people at this school weren't the brightest or most well behaved either. fights, drug use, and classroom disruptions were the norm. You had to look after your tools or they would be stolen. The school just wants your money. We never had enough supplies in the HVAC program. Every student there is spending 24K. Why don't we get new supplies or equipment. To work on? Once they get your money, you're just another number. I left after the first semester. I wasn't going to sink in any more money to this scam. I enrolled in a real university and am much happier. NVCC is very close to this "school" and is cheaper, better equipped, and reputable. Stay away!!

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