Porter and Chester Institute Reviews

  • 10 Reviews
  • Multiple Locations
  • Annual Tuition: $17,220
0% of 10 students said this degree improved their career prospects
0% of 10 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Lisa S.
  • Reviewed: 3/19/2021
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"Do not attend this institution! Just as all the other reviewers have said, you don't get hardly anything out of it. I was bullied by my teacher. And nothing was done after repeated complaints made about this teacher! It was an awful experience that left me $15k in debt! It's ridiculous! Thie certificate they give you is worthless! It did nothing for me except put me deep in debt! Grade: F!!"
Angry Hacker
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2021
  • Degree: Computer Networking
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"It's sad to say but my experience with PCI has been nothing but stressful and disappointing. From the beginning before covid hit I could feel that the instructors were lazy, we would barely talk as a class or have any real discussions. The instructor barely went over the assignments and we would sit there in silence (including the "instructor") reading and trying to do the work on our own while occasionally asking him questions when we had them. The only thing I liked was the tools and the laptop I got from them. Then after the covid shutdown we were forced to go online which is something I didn't sign up for. I understand that it's not the school's fault that covid happened but when it did the school should have closed for good and not waste our time. The online classes were a mess from the start. Same vibes I got at the classroom but on zoom now. Not to mention the way they give the courses makes no sense and have you start with something you should be learning last. That being said I do not recommend this school to anyone. It makes you feel like you are getting scammed and you will waste your valuable time and money."
  • Reviewed: 9/11/2020
  • Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"This school gave me so many issues, We barely get any information on whats going on during covid times. We did switch to online. but In the middle of finishing a class it came a time where we didn't have a teacher and no one could tell us anything. From start all the way close to end i would not recommend this school. WHAT SO EVER. they dont not care about your well being just your MONEY. we are still waiting to hear back from administrators on when we are returning to clinical and finishing up our last class which is just a seminar. its been a month maybe almost 2 since we've heard from our director or what you would call a principal at a highschool. The class that was supposed to graduate in july is still on standby also. I am stressed. i feel like i got cheated my two years after high school going to this school. Oh yes while we are waiting to hear back from someone, the students received an exit form saying since we arent in school we will have to start repaying our school loans. When truly it isnt our fault that we arent in school. I wasted my time and money"
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2020
  • Degree: HVAC
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Current going to porter and Chester for hvac the teacher is very lazy and unhelpful it’s more likely taking a online class than a hand on things no help at all . Been siting on the classroom for about 2 months and and everything you do you have to lock it on YouTube to understand it because no help it’s a self teaching school"
  • Reviewed: 11/8/2019
  • Degree: Computer Networking
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Worst school ever they are money hungry that’s all it matters to them not the students Teachers at night was terrible reading from a book and that was it no interaction with the students no challenging your knowledge of what was going on homework you turn it in and grades 95% with out even reading what had you summit it better off buying you own books and go and get ready for certification on your own So in another words I pay 30,000.00 dollars for a diploma not for knowledge Knowledge I got it on my own studying with the co students So please don’t come to this school and the director pat O’Brien is the worst he doesn’t even care if you have complaints about anything in school he just give you the yeah yeah yeah sht and that’s it I so regret coming here but now I’m Done"
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2019
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"Do not attened this school they will bury you in debt they are not good and do not go over all the loan terms with you and when you graduate they will report 8000 against your credit they are not professional and just a lowsy school and therd programs dint not get you ready for the real world"
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2018
  • 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."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2018
  • 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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  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • 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."
  • Reviewed: 9/6/2015
  • Degree: HVAC
  • 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!!"