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Complaint Review: Ashworth College (PCDI)

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  • Submitted: Wed, January 14, 2009
  • Updated: Tue, July 21, 2009

  • Reported By:Magnolia Arkansas
Ashworth College (PCDI)
430 Technology Parkway Internet U.S.A.

Ashworth College (PCDI) Ashworth College A.K.A. PCDI: "The Haven of Hogwash" Norcross Internet

*Consumer Suggestion: I have signed up and graduate and transffered to a RA college

*Consumer Comment: Oh really Lu? What college is that?

*Consumer Comment: it is not a ripp off

*Consumer Comment: Ashworth is a great school

*Consumer Comment: Ashworth is a great school

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PCDI, Professional Career Development Institute; watching the motivating commercial on television could bring abrupt life to the lazy, hopeless, busy, or dream chasers of the world...the scrolling marquee and lists of endless careers and potential dreams while a strong, educated feminine voice ennunciated every syllable of success--success that was only a computer or phone call away. Could all of this be real? Well, I was about to find out...

I got my pharmacy technician diploma around April 2006. The course was very convenient for me at the time while I worked my regular job and took online tests whenever I finished the chapters. I was supposed to have received my diploma as soon as I finished the course, but something wasn't right when my diploma didn't arrive at my residence at a specified date. I contacted the school, and they told me they had already sent it but would send another one. I knew that wasn't correct because the option for "Diploma Received" was checked "NO"...the status "conveniently" changed to "YES" after I firmly scolded the school about my diploma absence.

Well, I took my PTCB exam and passed...I had to purchase another "expensive" study guide from Amazon.com because the study curriculum from PCDI's program wasn't compatible with the actual test content. Total bull. Total waste of time. Hey, at least the PCDI PhT program rendered me eligible to at least SIT for the exam, right? Ummm.....

So, I decided to enroll into the Medical and Dental Assisting Program. I figured that this opportunity could be a springboard for more medical field opportunities. I finished this course in no time. It just took some time for me to pay for it. However, all of this was to no avail. I thought that this class would allow me to sit for the AAMA certification exam...yeah, right. PCDI/Ashworth College/University (like the name change really means something drastic) is a hoax; it is a rip-off--a complete waste of time AND money. I have done an infinitesimal amount of research and PCDI Diploma programs are recognized AT ALL in my state. I cannot speak for anyone else, but for most online applications, PCDI isn't recognized AT ALL.

Consumer, BEWARE! If time permits, please, take your course of interest on a physical campus or REALLY research your online school of choice for its accreditation status. Don't get caught up the the throes of PCDI's worthless offering of a "better career." It's pure bull, and this illusion is ripping off innocent people left and right. Other victims on here obviously agree with me. Readers, consider yourselves warned--I wish I were.

Shondranika
Magnolia, Arkansas
U.S.A.


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/14/2009 08:08 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Ashworth-College-PCDI/internet/Ashworth-College-PCDI-Ashworth-College-AKA-PCDI-The-Haven-of-Hogwash-Norcross-Inte-412215. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

I have signed up and graduate and transffered to a RA college

AUTHOR: Lu - (U.S.A.)

I have signed up and graduate and transffered to a RA college

read one of my rebuttals
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#2 Consumer Comment

Oh really Lu? What college is that?

AUTHOR: Nans - (U.S.A.)

I would be interested to know, and I would also be interested to know what you will be paying in tuition.

OP, "infinitesimal" means smallest amount, so I don't think that is what you meant.... see what Ashworth does to people?

If you haven't signed up, don't. And please don't think that this is anyone wanting to rain on your parade. They are just trying to help!
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#3 Consumer Comment

it is not a ripp off

AUTHOR: Lu - (U.S.A.)

this is just the a copy and paste rebuttal that i did in the past

It is not a rip off over 70 percent Of RA schools accept their credits I myself have transferred to a RA school. please visit chea.org or look at my other rebuttals where I have listed some schools that I personally have contacted. if you really want me to give you my complete list please post another comment and I will rebuttal your post. It is a great school okay so if I was you I would stayed enrolled get my associates and the transfer to a Regional Accredited school. I have to get my old emails to list the schools that I have contacted I just did it for the other rebuttal let me see if I can get some of my other emails right quick

Franklin University
Upper Iowa University

their are a lot more all that i have posted on this and other rebuttals I myself have contacted personally.. All of them are Regional Accredited and offer online classes. please don't be so loose with your word because Ashworth can sue you for libel.
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#4 Consumer Comment

Ashworth is a great school

AUTHOR: Lu - (U.S.A.)

I received my associates degree from Ashworth and I have had no problems with It The U.s. Navy accepted( I received higher payer, rank etc.) I also transfered my credits to a Regional Accredited College They accepted with no problem the only thing is that they only accepted 75% value for each credit. Now I'm on my way to receive my bachelors from a RA Accredited college all thanks to Ashworth.
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#5 Consumer Comment

Ashworth is a great school

AUTHOR: Lu - (U.S.A.)

I received my associates degree from Ashworth and I have had no problems with It The U.s. Navy accepted( I received higher payer, rank etc.) I also transfered my credits to a Regional Accredited College They accepted with no problem the only thing is that they only accepted 75% value for each credit. Now I'm on my way to receive my bachelors from a RA Accredited college all thanks to Ashworth.
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