Virginia College Reviews - Associate in Surgical Technician

1.4 out of 5 stars
(4 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $22,600
0% of 4 students said this degree improved their career prospects
0% of 4 students said they would recommend this program to others
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2.5 out of 5 stars
CD - 3/22/2018
Degree: Surgical Technician
Graduation Year: 2019
"At first when I started the Surgical Technology degree program, I became ecstatic to go to school. I am a single mom of three and needed a college education to help provide for them. At first, the teachers were very professional acting and seemed to care until my first year in. I started noticing over half of the people in my program dropped out, and I had a few fellow students come to class when they wanted to. This included one or two classes, and if they were a certain ethnicity, they would get passed into my next semester.Which was unfair for the other hard working students who actually did work and came to class. My program director has changed twice. We started learning less and less. Then we would be demonstrated something one time and it was "our responsibility" to know how to do it without failing. I felt like my PD made a mockery out of me, once I "attempted' my lab. The later studies actually build from what you are "supposed" to be taught, but you never learn them to build from. I have the same teacher who teaches our A&P1&2 along with Pathopysiology who only allows you to memorize study guides, and makes you teach yourself. They act as if you are a pain just because you want to learn more or if you question anything. In my surgery classes, the same. We test on material that isn't even gone over,then once the semester gets towards the end, they overwhelm you with the things that had to be taught, and the student suffers for the teachers lacking. Please don't waste your time here! Unless you want to leave school in tears everyday and be in debt for years of your life! One would think for the price you pay here, you would get somewhat of an education."
1.6 out of 5 stars
Surgical tech to be - 12/12/2016
Degree: Surgical Technician
Graduation Year: 2011
"The school wanted me to take more classes even though I already had. And they kick me out of the program for no reason. They want your money, everyone that they want more money was kicked out of the program. The surgical tech was not bad the teachers were all bad as a character level"
1.0 out of 5 stars
MH - 12/12/2015
Degree: Surgical Technician
Graduation Year: 2011
"This is the worse college ever! If you think they will help you, you are mistaken. They tell you in the beginning they will accept your classes from other schools, but at the end they won't owner, and they will force you to take more classes. I was one month to graduation, and they pull me off the course because I refused to spend any more money! They got 25k from me, and I got nothing. Run, don't go there! Another people from my own job told me they over charge everything, and they were expelled from the school for not paying over $9k in library fees? They returned all the books, and they still charge them for the books! DON'T WAIST YOUR TIME! They all are intereste in your money only, not you! The director of the program told me "You did not spend enough money, I can let you to graduate!" This is what happened to me! Don't be a fool! They always lie about everything! And the teachers are horrible!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Tamica Browm - 6/20/2015
Degree: Surgical Technician
Graduation Year: 2013
"DO NOT GO TO THIS COLLEGE!!!!!!! Am I bitter?....YES! They lied right from the start! The Surgical tech Program Director was mean, nasty and hateful and let those go thru that SHE wanted to let thru. She did not at the time, even have a degree but a certificate of completion. I am stuck with 74,000 Yes, THOUSAND dollars in student loans and no degree and working as a shuttle bus driver. Go figure!. I was the Surg Tech student President, Student Advocate, had a 3.94 GPA while enrolled and witnessed 2 Director changes 3 Dean, and 2 President changes while at the school. I had to file a formal complaint just to get accepted into the internship program because the Director said I was not capable even though I was a student tutor in Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, ENT sterile technique and procedures!.....While at the college, I served on several committees and advocated for the college on many levels and volunteered on the graduation committee overseeing several ceremonies but not my own!. Several programs that were there when I was there are no longer there, 90% of the staff that was there have left. Most fired because they had an enrollment quota to keep and if they could not enroll a certain number of students a MONTH, they were fired! The professional staff started engaging in at work affairs causing several problems with students and instruction. I could go on about this school. I have notice that the parking lot has become more and more vacant since I left so I guess people are getting the word."