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4 out of 5
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Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2015

I attended Virginia College in Georgia and started out in the Medical Billing & Coding certificate program and decided to continue and finish with an Associates Degree in Healthcare Reimbursement. Overall my experience was a positive one. I graduated both times at the top of my programs and really achieved a sense of pride in being able to stay committed and follow through. As any student knows schools are challenging and everyone has their own opinions on how things are presented/conducted, but they never take in account that not every institute or instructor is at their own personal beckoning call. Virginia College has multiple campus' and the curriculum is the same throughout, unfortunately, with that being said the instructors are tied down and not able to make necessary changes in their own classes. We questioned how the main campus came up with the programs curriculum and if the ones making these choices were even people experienced in our field or just suit and tie in a cubical/office deciding what looks good. The staff and instructors were, to me, well educated in the sections they taught, but I stayed active in attending the "the town meetings" and becoming a Student Ambassador to be sure that I knew what was going on and any issues I had were voiced. The school has uniforms for every program and occasional dress down times, which people still violated and were not reprimanded when needed according to the school policy which caused friction and confusion. Also the attendance policy needs to seriously be reevaluated and there are mandatory surveys...a lot of those. You are limited to take a max of 12 credits per quarter (3 classes). I see how this helps to keep students from getting overwhelmed, however there were times I knew I could take an extra class and still have been able to accomplish everything else I had going on outside of school. The career center is helpful in aiding with resumes and job opportunities and can continue to help you in networking after you finish school, as well as, utilizing other campus centers should you move. Your books are included in the tuition so no opportunity to possibly get them used somewhere else and there is no buy back on campus. If you are planning to transfer out be sure to check transferring credits as I have heard VC's credits don't transfer well. If you are positive and motivated take the time to tour the campus and talk with other students to get their personal feedback before deciding if this is the school/campus for you and also they offer online classes.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Culinary Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

Best decision I have made for my life! In doing both the pastry and culinary programs at Virginia College, I feel more than ready to go out into the world and begin my career! I gained knowledge in doing something I love to do but also gained confidence and self-esteem in myself to know I can accomplish whatever I put my mind to. The instructors were knowledgeable but also very supportive when I needed it. I graduated in October 2015 from Pastry Arts and will be graduating July 2016 from Culinary Arts. I can't thank Virginia College enough for all the support that they have given me throughout this experience; everyone including the staff and student counselors! I know that if I ever need to talk with someone that they are only a phone call away, even after I graduate. Again, this is the best decision I have made for my life! Thank You Virginia College!

2 out of 5
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Degree: Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2015

I was excited to start school, but when I graduated I did not feel like I was adequately prepared for my field. We were never offered an internship, for our technology in the law office course we had none of the technology being taught about to get hands on experience, the quality of students left a lot of questions about screening processes, and there were instances of cheating that teachers knew about where nothing was ever done about.

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5 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016

BEST SCHOOL EVER. STAFF WORKS WITH YOU IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY. CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK AND GET MY RN DEGREE. HAS PREPARED ME FOR AN OUTSTANDING CAREER AND IMPROVED MY SOCIAL SKILLS. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ANYTHING, YOU COULD ALWAYS TALK TO SOMEONE ON CAMPUS. SONIA E. 2016 GRADUATE

3 out of 5
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Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2016

It was a good program I enjoyed most of the staff. I loved the lab classes but I think we should've did more labs instead of learning out of the books. I also think that the staff should teach a little more instead of you trying to figure stuff out on your own.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Pharmacy Technician
Graduation Year: 2016

Going to school and working full time. I was able to switch between day and night classes for some of the courses. The teachers were understanding and very helpful. My program direct was tough but just wanted to see you succeed. Financing and other departments were helpful.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Culinary Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

Even though the course was very short the teachers always tried there to help you every step of the way. I will definitely recommend this school for education but the financial aid was the worst part of the whole process. There was always an issue or something that needed to be fix or the school threaten to kick you out.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Office Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

I had good and bad experiences with Virginia College. I attended the one in Spartanburg SC, they can't keep staff, teachers always leavings, always sometime new. The financial aid office was terrible, but overall I was pretty pleased. I did not graduate on time because of the financial aid, but I did graduate and now I have a wonderful job that I am thankful for, and I would not have that job if I had not attended Virginia College.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

I attended Virginia College's online program, which was extremely conducive for my lifestyle. The instructors made sure we knew how and when was a good time to contact them. Throughout the five years I was enrolled the knowledge I gained has been able to help me earn awards at work.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016

It is a good college.the teachers are there for you if you need them.financial aid help you all the time.carreer services help you before you graduate with preparing you to find a job. I was glad to attend this college.it was a little pricey but well worth it.

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