Vista College Reviews - Certificate in Medical Assistant

1.7 out of 5 stars
(7 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $15,680
33% of 7 students said this degree improved their career prospects
14% of 7 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.9 out of 5 stars
Dont Do It! - 7/31/2018
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!"
1.6 out of 5 stars
Disappointed - 2/1/2017
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
1.8 out of 5 stars
Unavailable - 10/31/2016
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2017
"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 $9. I found that to be a low blow!! I said that to say this the staff at vista really don't care if you have personal issues they want u there no matter what the situation is!!! Because they're all about their money and not the students. I have 1 week left in my first 5 wk course and I think I will consider looking into another school."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Celeste G - 1/8/2016
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2015
"I would absolutely NOT recommend this school to ANYONE. Here is an honest review from a student ;) Ive had so many problems with this school, one of them being the medical coordinator Mrs C.. she does not care about her students. One of my friends had HER SCHEDULE CHANGED WITHOUT HER KNOWING. Keeping her in a specific teachers class room because she was so smart and got good grades, to make his class look good because of her. I had Mr, T. for Law and Ethics and we didn't do NOTHING! It was a waste of the 50$ per class when people are just sitting there on their phones, and the medical club students disappearing from class for AWHILE and still passing with an A, when us who actually tried and did our work barely can get a B or C. Although my friend went to Ms. C.with this problem, she didn't do anything because T. is funding the medical club, which C. loves dearly. I graduated in july of 2015. It Is now JANUARY 2016. and I have still not received my diploma. I've called many times only to be transferred to a voicemail . This school is pure favoritism. go to SOUTHWEST UNIVERSITY. TRUST ME AND YOU WILL THANK ME LATER. VISTA SOUNDS SO PROMISING BUT TAKE THIS FROM A STUDENT WHO ACTUALLY WENT THERE. (EL PASO CAMPUS/ MONTANA/BROOK HOLLOW)"
4.8 out of 5 stars
Mercedis Taplin - 11/27/2014
Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2012
"I'm learning how to diagnose codes procedures i really love the school i just have a lot on my plate right i don't get no financial aid I'm having trouble getting back in force to school but I don't want to quit or transfer schools because i think this college is good for me to go to its a hands on college I have a learning disability but I can do this can't always sit around in wait for things to come to me I have to go to them."
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