Vista College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (17)
Not enough hands on experience. The instructors are sarcastic and if you don't pick up on how to do something THE FIRST TIME IT'S SHOWN, the instructors make you feel like your stupid.Favoritism between students and instructors and instructors allow foul language and disrespect towards themselves and other students. False advertising regarding the "help you find a job" clause. EXTERNSHIP? Yeah that was a NIGHTMARE . Too many students graduating and not enough externship sites OR jobs available within a 70 mile radius of Bryan/College Station. You get stuck at an externship site that has strange hours and it takes you FOREVER to complete the 180 hours, and that told me on day ONE" by the way we aren't looking to hire" and they DIDN'T. It SERIOUSLY doesn't matter if you bust your butt and make a 4.0 or barely passing, EVERYONE in the DA program passes the computerized RDA state exam, the computer doesn't allow you to fail it. My externship site did not allow me to do ANY chairside assistance, they did NOT allow me to take x-rays or do ANY impressions.I gained absolutely nothing from the externship experience. Cleaned instruments and sprayed rooms all day everyday. Oh and put stamps on letters and organized junk drawers. I can add EIS (expert instrument scrubber) and EWS (expert whatchamacallit sorter) to my $23,000 useless RDA license. Those in Career Services, YEAH, rude, unprofessional and treat you like you're a two year old. So just beware. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. I'm working in retail for minimum wage because there are NO DENTAL JOBS. The jobs in Spring, Cypress and the outskirts of Houston, one year experience, one year experience!!!! Choice your schooling wisely
Veterans stay away from Vista College. If you remember your recruiter when you were joining the military and promise made. Well it is the same thing at Vista College. Your schedule will not be what they tell you. Vista will add extra days calling them makeup days. They will track you every 15 minutes. If you are not there every 15 minutes they will dock you 15 minutes until you missed enough to to fail and or cost you your VA for the month. If you are like a lot of veterans and you are not able to stand for long periods of time. They will not let you sit down if yournot in the classroom. Vista has cameras every where and they are always watching and calling the instructors. 5 minutes late from break dock 15 minutes. Vista will promise you a bbq at the end of each month and not once deliver on what they said. Vista College is all about the money. Veterans I give fair warning stay away from Vista College
This school took my VA money that paid 100% of the program and also applied for loans in my name for the full amount of the program and kept both monies.I still keep in contact with former teachers and students and no-one has a positive story. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND TIME AND GO TO UNIVERSITY. I dont even use my degree from Vista. I got a certificate from UTEP and a job after that pays well with it. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND TIME AND GO TO UNIVERSITY.
I am a current Vista College student in the Medical Assistant program in Fort Smith, AR. This is the worst institution of education I have ever had the displeasure of attending. This school is built upon lies, favoritism, and needs to be called out. The institution has shown me that is more important who you know, than what you know. Please DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL. You will leave feeling cheated and lower than when you started.
Administration is very untrained if your a vet or active duty service member do not attend this school. My credits cannot be transferred to another school they are basically ripping off our va school money. I have nothing but problems and so has other vets with finance not completing and submitting forms on time. Telling students they have to do amendments to tax returns when the IRS says no you don't. If you have va doctor appointments they count it against your attendance which reflects on your character with the va which makes issues in pay. They advertise publicly that they support vets and military and they don't. It's all about money not education and I believe they charge and try to drain veterans school money bye charging higher tuition for our attendance than they do for non-vets. Now I'm stuck at this school because my credits don't count at any other college from vista and the va will not pay for me to take those classes at another credited college. It's ashame how this vista college is taking advantage of vets and service members. I will post this same thing on every social media website to inform vets and service members not to enroll in this college until something is done. I will not if I can help it let vista college trick anymore vets or service members into giving up what they earned for a crappy education. And have to deal with untrained administration that can't even get paperwork right. But I did notice every month when I go on E-benifits to see what VA paid Vista that paperwork always seem to be right to va for there tuition money. I wonder how that is.
This place is very unprofessional. The Medical Billing and Coding department is a joke. Only one instructor there knew their job. Her name was Ms.ROBELLADO. The Director of MIBC doesn't know her job at all and has a very bad attitude. Nobody in the program likes her at all. Her name is Ms. Howard. Please tell me how you let your best instructor leave. You will now see a drastic change in students passing the NHA exam because the rest of the instructors in this program is incompetent. This need to be reported. The students basically teaching ourselves. They are taking money from Veterans as well. This place needs to be audited. This is the worst mistake I ever made by coming to this school.
This school makes lots of promises they never keep. We were told they didn't take scholarships and after graduation learned they did after all. They promised certifications that were outdated by the time I graduated, doing me no good. I taught my math class because the teacher didn't know what was going on. There was no help creating a resume. They did not help me get a job after graduation as promised. I am still unemployed because I don't have a certification and I don't have the skills needed to work in the IT field. It was a total waste of money and time. I have to go back to a real school, take all classes over again, and try to start over again. DO NOT ATTEND THIS COLLEGE. IT IS A JOKE. I will be hiring an attorney when I can afford it.
I would not recommend this school to anyone..... unprofessional and way to much drama. This school does not take care of there students at all and is not concerned with anyone's complaints by far the worse experience Ive had. I must say I've learned nothing since I've attended
I recommend to go to CTC or any other college. Some of the teachers were ok. There were students that I felt shouldn't be attending, they acted very unprofessional & juvenile. The school was always out of printing paper & equipment. Watch out you'll get charged extra plus your financial aid. It go to collection & they claim they tried to contact you & they don't. Found out many of the places in Killeen will not hire Vista's students because they are not properly trained and many of the students act unprofessionally. I wasted a year of schooling and money. Most places are looking for RN's only.
First I would like to say that Vista College is not the place to be. I'm taking the 10 month medical assistant program and I must say that it's hard but I'm passing. This school is very money hungry, they take all of your financial aid and leave you to pay the remaining balance even if things are already hard for you. They don't take into consideration the people that have to drive from out of town and some days can't make it to class due to not having any gas. Honestly this school has stressed me out and the sad part is....I just started!!! I remember one day I had to leave for orientation on my job and they would not let me go. Then the administrator tells me, that if my current job fell through which was paying me $11 then she knew of another job that she can get me hired on which it only paid $9. I found that to be a low blow!! I said that to say this the staff at vista really don't care if you have personal issues they want u there no matter what the situation is!!! Because they're all about their money and not the students. I have 1 week left in my first 5 wk course and I think I will consider looking into another school.