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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2018

I had the most awful experience at this school. I was told that the school provided tutors, a resource center, and career services for students once they were ready to graduate. There is something fishy going on with the business office. When I enrolled, the financial aid office provided me with a summary statement of how much was payed to the school by FAFSA. However, the business office kept telling me that I owed them money each month, when I should not have. The business manager was fired from Texas A&M University for stealing 25,000 from the school. Lots of students were being told they owed money that they were not told about when applying. The program director pulls students out of class for long periods of time to question us about our attendance, our uniforms, I missed so much class, which they then took points off for. The classes are boring. The teachers are suppose to take us to lab, lecture, and give us class activities. Very few lectured, had no teaching experience, and just sat at their desks while we worked on computer programs from the book. I hardly got to practice my skills in the lab. Only Snell and Heath controlled lab and smell teach capstone and Heath left. There were not enough instructors in the lab to monitor so we basically practiced on each other though we did not know what to do. Students laughed and carried on in the lab so it was hard to learn and the teachers didn't care. Several students when they went out on extern were sent back to the college because we had not been properly taught how to draw blood, take a blood pressure, work with a sterile field, or take an accurate medical history. I passed my certification test but there were some students that did not and there was no extra assistance for those that needed. Less than 50% of the students graduateng from the medical assistant or medical billing and coding programs got a job within 6 months of graduation. the career service staff don't even know how to prepare a resume without misspelling and sent my resume out before I even saw what they put on it.The school is under review and enrollment is so low that most classes are not offered at night anymore. I owe 40000 in debt from student loans and only make 9.75 an hour with no benefits. should gone to blinn.

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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2018

I attended this "school" with high hopes and had a good experience from my prior attendance in a different field of study which was cut short due to other circumstances at home. I must say I feel very cheated. The instructors were helpful and knowledgeable in their fields yet the curriculum was in disarray. Many projects were planned to be covered the next day and weren't. Many topics weren't covered or gone over. I believe one of the main reasons that I didn't drown was the fact that I have 22 years experience self taught in this field. Upon internship time I was sent to a site that had NOTHING to do with anything covered in class. I basically printed out invoices and posted links to the businesses store on Facebook. My second attempt at an intership site was much more satisfying though I only had a few hours left to fulfill. My time sheets were often lost. When dealing with the Career Coordinator (who happens to be more of a coordinator for the medical field) and her helping me fill out a resume (which she basically did on her own), I told her of the particular things I excelled in. When they were listed down there were programming languages that do not even exist. After bringing it to their attention I was told that doesn't matter. I am fully aware that I still owe the school yet without employment it is hard to pay anything. It has gotten to the point that the frequent emails sent to me by them for Past Due are being put into my Spam folder in Yahoo without me having set it up in that manner. Many times the classes reminded me of being in middle school and having a substitute teacher. A free day to just do nothing. The toolkit assigned to you is a joke and one could probably get those tools for less that what you are charged. The network tended to drop during Test out (another useless thing) and other random times. It's pretty sad when a student can't login into the portal or even the school's website from the school's computers. I have run into former students that studied in different fields that all have the same complaints. This establishment is only looking for $. Stay away from Vista College.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2019

The instructors bring inter school peer politics into the classroom we are students, adults yes but students none the less, we should not hear the faculty complain about the faculty ever. And the classes are handled nore like a place for social gathering, rather than an educational institution. The instructor informed the whole class vista was going on academic probation with the Texas Workforce Commission, under no circumstances should faculty be telling students this. There is way more, but my thumbs are tired.

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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2019

Please understand that this schools is unorganized. Vista College has had a negative impact on my life as a whole with their inconsistent program. They take advantage of your VA benefits and will dock you even if you try to eat dinner on their 530 - 1000 pm scheduled time. They do not provide any help what so ever towards your personal life.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2016

This school is a joke. The instructors are heartless and I truly believe they arent qualified. The tuition was ridiculous and now two years later I am jobless and in Student loan debt. I am currently enrolled in another school and was told the credits are non transferable from Vista and they arent accredited. Waste of money and time. One of the best scams of this time.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015

So in going to this college I heard a lot of backlash. I went ahead and chose to go to Vista for the convenience of how fast the classes would take. I was a wonderful student President's List status. However I graduated and I have been working as a medical assistant for 3 years. Vista College in Amarillo went under due to money issues. With that said three years later I'm wanting to further my career to be an RN, and trying to get my transcript they tell me that I still owe them $2,000. With this said their policy does not allow you to graduate if you have any back balance. So now I find it funny that since they're having money issues they're trying to milk people for everything they have. I have now had to postpone classes for an entire semester and still have not received the transcript from them. They have given me every run around possible. They have told me multiple times they have not received my transcript request after telling me that she had it in front of her, and then she's dodging phone calls I left multiple voicemails and cannot get ahold of anyone. So as of right now I do not get to further my career because they are trying to milk me for money. I see a lawyer in my near future!

1 out of 5
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Degree: Paralegal
Graduation Year: 2017

I was told when signing up for school with Vista College that some of my credits would transfer if i decided to continue my education. Well that was a lie i have to start all over an take the same class because none of the credits transferred at all so now i am stuck taking out more loans and ask Finacial Aid for more money.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

This school is a hot mess!! They are charging 30k per student for this program. The instructors are a joke and cant teach. Have no teaching experience. They definately dont know how to speak to people. Dont waste ur time or money. Then they allow students that cheat to stay in the program and harass others

2 out of 5
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Degree: HVAC
Graduation Year: 2016

Please stay away from this school. If you have a diploma or GED, please consider other options before committing to this school. For example; community colleges or universities offer the same programs but cheaper and you can either get certified or get an Associate's. Another option is to join the military, because the military has way more career choices to choose from. They pay you to train with no cost to you. After training is complete, there's ample amount of job and travel opportunities. The military pays well. I used my VA benefits to attend this school. I graduated 2 years ago with my universal EPA certification and honors and landed a job before I graduated but it didn't pay anything compared to what I made in the military; was making $10/hr. Unfortunately the job didn't work out. So, I was jobless went to vista college career service for help and what a waste of time. I'm just glad that I never had to come out of pocket for this school. I did end up having to owe the VA money because vista college messed up on my enrollment certification. Luckily the VA saw their hick up and let me go free. I just ended up Reenlisting. Long story short, consider your options because this is a very very very last resort kind of school. Veterans keep your eyes and options open. The HVAC instructors were awesome and knowledgeable. I did have an injury that happened at school and the school paid for all of my medical bills. They also gave me a nice Pell Grant.

2 out of 5
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Degree: HVAC
Graduation Year: 2016

Please stay away from this school. If you have a diploma or GED, please consider other options before committing to this school. For example; community colleges or universities offer the same programs but cheaper and you can either get certified or get an Associate's. Another option is to join the military, because the military has way more career choices to choose from. They pay you to train with no cost to you. After training is complete, there's ample amount of job and travel opportunities. The military pays well. I used my VA benefits to attend this school. I graduated 2 years ago with my universal EPA certification and honors and landed a job before I graduated but it didn't pay anything compared to what I made in the military; was making $10/hr. Unfortunately the job didn't work out. So, I was jobless went to vista college career service for help and what a waste of time. I'm just glad that I never had to come out of pocket for this school. I did end up having to owe the VA money because vista college messed up on my enrollment certification. Luckily the VA saw their hick up and let me go free. I just ended up Reenlisting. Long story short, consider your options because this is a very very very last resort kind of school. Veterans keep your eyes and options open. I did have an injury that happened at school and the school paid for all of my medical bills. They also gave me a nice Pell Grant.

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