• Report: #737629

Complaint Review: Centura College

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  • Submitted: Mon, June 06, 2011
  • Updated: Tue, November 27, 2012

  • Reported By: SKFan — Richmond Virginia United States of America
Centura College
7001 W. Broad St. Richmond, Virginia United States of America

Centura College Beta-Tech Racist, Homophobic, Undereducated, Sexist, Manipulative, Underpaying Richmond, Virginia

*General Comment: CENTURA COLLEGE IS A RIPOFF

*Author of original report: Update from 10-2011

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Working for this place was an exercise in futility. They push all the employees, especially admissions, to lie to the prospective students and tell them the certificates and "degrees" there will transfer or be recognized by employers. They won't. In fact, 95% of the students will be laughed at when they apply anywhere for anything and use the word "Centura" on their application. Admissions is also instructed to lie to the students and inflate the potential earnings for each career field by at least 25%, 50% in most cases. The head of the school, Antoinette Bennett, is openly disdainful of most of the staff. She wouldn't know what the word "disdainful" meant however because she has a degree from a school much like Centura, a degree that she earned by buying it. The entire staff dislikes her and before you think that is an exaggeration, think again. The staff turnover in 2010-2011 was/is about 50% of the full time staff. The staff that Bennett hires tends to be predominately black and female, basically her own. There are no men whatsoever in any of the so called "exempt" positions, salaried as it were. The only asian employee was run off several months ago by bogus rumors started by Bennett herself. Many of the staff have heard her openly state that she hates white people, but she keeps a token white employee right underneath her, a white-trashy lady who doesn't even have a bachelors degree yet is in charge of the entire staff save Bennett herself.

How about pay? How about 13 to 15 an hour for people with graduate degrees? Adjuncts at real colleges make more. Most of the medical instructors are lucky to have finished a certificate program, much less have anything more than an associates degree. There are a handful of good employees working in the building most of whom are in the Education department under the only good salaried employee, the DOE.  The student services is a joke. No businesses will hire graduates from the school, much less students. The student body has shrunk over the past 2 years, mainly under Bennett's watch and that's no surprise to anyone who works there either.

Bottom line: avoid this place like AIDS.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/06/2011 08:47 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Centura-College/Richmond-Virginia-23294/Centura-College-Beta-Tech-Racist-Homophobic-Undereducated-Sexist-Manipulative-Underpa-737629. 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 General Comment

CENTURA COLLEGE IS A RIPOFF

AUTHOR: boutbiz - (United States of America)

I was an Computer Instructor for Centura College in VA Bch for 2 years. During my stay I received awards and commendations for my work with students and enhancing the curriculum. This school is truly a scam. They are getting students to get loans for school/college, but they are not teaching the students. Instructors are encouraged to pass students so that students can continue to receive financial aid. Once the program is completed students generally are over 30,000 dollars in debt and which most students will not be qualified to obtain a computer job once they graduate. In June of 2012 I resigned from my position after being threatened by students.  Students were attempting to get a lawsuit going against the school because they felt they were being scammed. Students were upset with me because they felt I was the only one helping them and felt betrayed that I would continue to allow the school to scam them. Which I had no control over! Students are paying for a complete course and are being told they only have to complete half and they will pass. Instructors are telling them they dont even have to come in and they will still pass.  I know this because students have now come to me again and are asking for my help. They feel they cant leave now because they invested so much into the school. All of this has been approved by Beth Hall. She is the one who wants to keep her numbers straight so they will not lose their accreditation. I personally saw Beth Hall and my boss fudge information right before an accreditation. Back in June when I brought this to the attention to Beth Hall, days later she fired my boss, but I still have witnesses from students and instructors about how big this scam is. This has also been brought to the attention of the military, because half of all student s are military. Please read and review. All facts are true. Students are standing in line to be heard.
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Update from 10-2011

AUTHOR: SKFan - (United States of America)

Since filing this report, the Director of the school, Antoinette Bennett has been fired as have several employees under her. In her place is the person who the corporate office placed in the school as a mole, Paula Bowen. Her job was to weed out the employees they felt were not doing their job and to make herself the Director, all of which she did. Slicker than Bennet, craftier as well, barely done with high school, Bowen will turn the school around from the ghetto it was under Bennett to a modern day trailer park. Bennett was nasty to employees faces, Bowen is sweet and very good at throwing people off guard until she sticks a hatchet in their backs. Half of the Admissions staff has also been fired or quit including the director of Admissions. Is there enough writing on the wall yet?

So potential students, how do you feel about your school being run by someone who doesn't even have a bachelor's degree, not even one she can buy (like Bennett did) from Strayer or Phoenix? Comforting knowing that the place you pay all that money too is so riddled with incompetence and corruption, isn't it?
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