Oh where to start... Ok after having my son at 26 i decided to return to school. I moved from hawaii to florida. I decided to study ultrasound. I found ATI COLLEGE OF HEALTH. When i went 2 see the school i met with a recruiter who promised me the sun, moon, and stars. My first question was if the school was accredited and if they had financial aid and federal student loans. Hilmy was his name i still remember. He left shortly after i enrolled that should have been a red flag to begin with, not 2 mention the director i spoke with the day before suddenly was no longer there. Yes he told me to everything he had all the answers even wipped out a book with lamenated pages of there accreditations. what he failed to tell me was that the ultrasound program which i was interested in was not accredited. He told me that space was limited and every other school around was booked and they only had a few slots left so i better sign up today. I had my one year old with me who was a distraction (parents out there know what i mean) I was reluctant but he kept reassuring me of the school and their credentials. So i signed up:(
Almost halfway through the program rumors kept surfacing about the ultrasound program not being accredited. So me and some other classmates confronted Mrs. Buckbee-ultrasound program director about this. She got the director Mr. stevenson involved he came to the classroom and told us the program was not accredited but we were receiving a better education than every other school because we have more machines more scan time less crowded students, and the only difference is after we graduate from school we have to wait one year to take the ardms registry than we will be equal to everyone else. we need 800 hours practical experience or one year. But what they failed to tell us was that no one would hire us because we came from an unaccredited school. So basically unless u know someone like a doctor or you are just very lucky that someone will help you out you are screwed, excuse my french. 45,000 dollars in dept screwed. and nobody gives a rats a*s. Not 2 mention my education when i was there sucked!! there were 2 teachers there that had a brain and could teach and one of them got fired midway through one of my semesters. That school is a joke!! It has a terrible name and any employer that sees that on your resume will make the cross sign at you with there hands. Not 2 mention the students that go there at least 90% are brain dead delinquents hoping for a tenth chance. Do yourself a favor unless you want to be 45,000 dollars in dept have a terrible inadequate education, go to school with brain dead trash teachers and students and worst of all never get a job don't go to ATI COLLEGE OF HEALTH MIAMI!!!
deerfield beach, Florida