• Report: #774754

Complaint Review: New Horizons Computer Learning School

  • Submitted: Fri, September 09, 2011
  • Updated: Fri, September 09, 2011

  • Reported By: Tired of Scams! — Raleigh North Carolina United States of America
New Horizons Computer Learning School
5400 South Miami Boulevard #140 Durham, North Carolina United States of America

New Horizons Computer Learning School False Advertisement and Overpriced Durham, North Carolina

*Consumer Comment: Idiot

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Back in 2007, I searched several websites for work.   After applying for several I came across a post on Snagajob that advertised paid-training.  I contacted what I thought was a company one day on my lunch break.  The person I spoke to was Jim Pratt.  We spoke for a couple minutes.  He wanted me to set up a schedule to come by.  I remember looking strangely at the phone because he was staggering his words and wasn't making since.  After hanging up the phone, I said something is not right, I'm not going by there! 

In 2008 I came across a different ad.  I contacted the school again because at the time I really wanted to work with computers and I was unemployed.  I spoke with Jim Pratt again.  I went out to the school for a tour.  As we walked by a classroom Jim mentioned they there will be hands-on learning as well.  I saw a few computers sitting on a table, so I was very impressed with that.

I began school July of 2008.  Jim told me by December of 2008, if I decide it's not what I want to do after all, I can just pay for my education up to that point!  By December I was not pleased with the education and I was having trouble with the payments that had already began!  I spoke with Jim and he offered to pay one of my payments for me (don't remember if it was a loan).  At the time it was $10, but I couldn't even pay that!  I declined to take his offer and decided to continue on b/c they promised that if we get an A+ Certification and a Network+ Certification we are guaranteed a job. 

I thought I would at least get my A+ and Network+ Certifications.  I attended 6 courses.  The courses were going so fast, I was not retaining the information.  I told myself I would just stop and work on getting my A+ Cert first then I may continue the rest.  I finally got my A+ Cert in 2010.  It was not easy.  Then I began studying for my Network+ Cert.  I passed the practice exams with flying colors, but when I took the real thing, I barely saw anything familiar from the practice exam!  I felt hopeless.  I tried twice and I failed twice.  I thought about trying it again. 

Sallie Mae has been harassing my Dad and I for at least 3 years now.  Several companies have bought the loan and then they began sending letters and harassing my Dad!  This is very frustrating!  One time I tried getting them to take my Dad's name off the loan and I tried making a payment, (I spoke with a Foreign guy), he said they can't do that b/c my name was not on the loan at all.  Well now about 3 yrs later, the new company has both of our names on the papers!  The loan is over $20,000!  What a nightmare! 

I am also upset because, I volunteered with a non-profit company in Durham and worked on computers there.  I got more hands-on and learned more and didn't have to pay a penny!  There is surely something wrong with that picture!

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#1 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: Ted - ()

 This guy is an idiot.  He enrolled in a school that he could not afford.  He was not smart enough to take advantage of the great training and placement services he was receiving.  I went through the program.  I could afford the ten dollars a month.  I got a great job after two months working at Cisco starting at 52K.

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