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1, Report #1394103
Aug 20 2017
09:55 AM
Centura College certifications are a joke. complete waste of time/money North Charleston South Carolina
I was so proud of myself-I was finally able to go back to school So I made the biggest mistake of my life. I enrolled at Centura College in North Charleston, SC. First-no scholarships were allowed-although the scholarships that they don't me were scholarships were actually discounts from them. I drove 35 miles one way a day to go to school- I missed only 2 days of college and made a 4.0 gpa...I was told all the way through school that their certifications were genuine and if I passed the test I would be able to get a job anywhere- I studied in the Medical Assistant programming and listened to the lies and dreams that they told us about working in a doctors office or a hospital-depending on where we went. I was so excited. When I got ready to do my externship-I was told that I would have to find my own externship and I started calling different doctors offices and found out quickly that when I mentioned Centura-the response was normally a no and click. My gut told me that something didn't seem right-but I perservered- I started applying to locals hospitals and doctors offices-I was a CMA- found out the acredations were not recognized by any doctors office or hospital in our area. Come to find out-it was not recognized by any medical field I could find-  Now the career councellor quit and a new one was hired-a joke-kept calling me every day asking if I found a job-when I said no-keep looking he said. After two years-I finally gave up on my dream and went to work in a different field. Please don't waste your time or money.
Entity: North Charleston, South Carolina
2, Report #1285133
Feb 04 2016
03:45 PM
Centura college online Furthering my education turned into a SCAM Virginia beach Virginia
 I had just had my first child and I was seeing how tough things can be without a college education. I decided while I was at home with my newborn I would take advantage of online schooling. I searched a few checked out reviews and got accepted to centura. Well 6 months down the road I got a letter saying inhad to pay so much or my loans would be cancelled. I contacted my loan vender at the time was Sallie Mae my debt had already reached the full 46k for all years of schooling in 6 months when you can legally only go after 1 year of schooling once started. And this course was only suppose to be 9k per year with everything included. So now almost 6 years later I can't go back to college because of the debt and the debt increases every year and they still are scamming people taking there money for a diploma or certificate you'll never see
Entity: Virginia beach, Virginia
3, Report #1246235
Aug 04 2015
07:54 AM
Centura college I attended centura college when it was know as TideWater Tech. This school is a scam after so call graduating I tried to go to another university and was told my last classes was not worth anything because the credits were a rip off they were only three and colleges take four and one of the professor told me at that tidewater tech was accredited when it wasn't now I'm stuck with this loan that I think this school should pay back waste of my time and money. Don't go there Virginia Beach Virginia
When I attended this school is was own as TIDEATER Tech, and I ask a teacher of this school was it accredited and I was told yes by the medical professor. One year later I attempted to go back to school and I was told I had to take all my classes over because to be accredited the school had to be accredited and Tidewater Tech wasn't but since the school name has been changed to Centura College it has been accredited. I can't go back and have any of my classes count because of the accreditation this school took my money and now I'm paying off this high loan with no degree this school is a scam. They should pay off my loan that they receive from me.
4, Report #1401428
Sep 20 2017
07:50 PM
Centura College Full of Crap COLUMBIA South Carolina
I started school here in 2009 and I was excited about attending school for medical assisting and I was called to the financial offices more than once. I wanted to know if I was qualified for the financial aid but to learn that they was giving me student loans, I know I asked for a pell grants for the courses that I was taking but to learn that throughout my modules of learning that I was taking advantage of and given subsidized and unsubsidized loans. After completing the courses and passing, I heard that everyone even the students were talking that we was supposed to get money like $1,500 for completetion but no money was giving my way at all. So I graduated and thinking that with this field, I could apply at the hospitals, clinical, pediatrics, medical offices and no luck! Now, at this point, I felt like I was being ripped off of my learning and knowledge. I now hold a title of NRCMA but nothing to show for, I didn't have a job placement after I graduated, I felt as I was used and abused. I learned that a year or so back that this school had a class action lawsuit but this lawyer needed $150 for them to get started on the case. I'm like at this point, with no job and nothing to give this lawyer and thinking that if he could just take the case and IF we won he would take his $150 and his cut of the money for the case, and it didn't work that way. I let my license go for my NRCMA title at the end of my name because I felt it wasn't no use and no one was or isn't going to hire me because for 1 this school wasn't accredited by the state of South Carolina and for 2 this school is a rip off. I also feel like that I took my time on those long study nights and lost a few sleep of studying of what I needed to passed that module. I'm afraid to go to another school to become a nurse because the loans will pile up on me. I feel that I shouldn't have a student loan from Sallie Mae at the time when the school was just ripping people off, I feel that Sallie Mae which is now Navient should be deleted and make Centura College pay for the lies and deciets!! A person such as myself felt used and rushed into something without no understanding!!
Entity: COLUMBIA, South Carolina
5, Report #1285693
Feb 06 2016
07:07 PM
Centura College Centura College is a scam NOT medically accredited in any way North Charleston South Carolina
Centura College of Charleston SC, and Centura College in general is a scam. A blatant rip-off. I went to classes for Medical Coding. I made the mistake of, and take resposnibility for, listening to the recruiter (who was out the door in less than a month) and not doing extensive research on this school. I am finding out now however, that I am one of many who got screwed by this school. Not to mention the countless people who are not speaking out.Initially I was led to believe that after 9 months of classes I would be able to get a job in the Medical Coding field. As the months went on, I began to realise that everyone employed there was incompetent. In reading other reports here and elsewhere, I agree with everything being said. In my case, I graduated with a 3.67 and perfect attendance awards but due to thier lack of career services, and the lies they told, I was unable to get a job in the field. We were told externships would be in place towards the end of our course so that we could gain the necessary experience to get hired. No one will hire a medical coder with no experience...especially from this school. The externships never came. I'm confindent to say they probably tell everyone that each year. I come from a military family and told them from day 1 I wanted to work at the VA. I was told they had a contact there and it would be arranged. But every time I followed up, I was put off, lied to, sent to someone else ect. Finally in the last few weeks I was told that their contact had left and it would be 6-8 weeks before anything could happen. I was about to graduate at that point.Yes, we were tought an outdated system called Medisoft that is no longer in use. The last 6 week course was for certification prep, and the very incompetent teacher went to Egypt for 3 weeks to meet her online boyfiend. The substitute was a RN who had just started working there (instuctors came and went with the wind) and knew absolutely 0 about coding. We were supposed to be schedulled for our AAPC certification within 2 weeks of finishing school...however it was months before we could take our exam. So with incompetent instructors, yes, passing failing students as I've read, no support from career services, and not being prepared for the exam, I tried to gain entry level employment in the field. I did have interviews based on my past experience and GPA perhaps, but everone needed to know what accreditation the school had. Some required AMA or RHIA there were others as well but I found out way to late that they are not accredited by any medical association at all. Only a trade school accreditation. So I have a completely useless piece of paper and a ton of debt. Their corporate office will not return my countless phone calls, and Monday i am sending a certified letter to them. They had us take out a loan through them to cover what federal aid would not. They were supposed to pay the interest untill we obtained a job. I was unemployed for months after finishing school and could not pay. They want their money, but do not want to speak to me. I am writing this in hopes of warning others to steer very clear of this school. Do your research and don't listen to them. I could go on and on, but like I said, what I have read is true...from instructors not showing up to no other schools accepting credits...it's all true. More people need to speak up. I had to fall back on my previous career as did others in my class and it's not because we failed out or didn't show up. Just Stay Away from this school and any of its locations and affiliates.
Entity: North Charleston, South Carolina
6, Report #1335028
Oct 25 2016
03:41 PM
TideWater Tech/ Centura College I thought they were accredited school. They charge me for my last three credits when I did not attend. I tried to go to another online school and they said those credits were no good that was the words from University of Phoenix. University of Phoenix said that Centura college was a uncredited school Virginia Beach Virginia
In 2007, I signed up with what then was Tidewater Tech, now Centura College. I was doing online classes hoping to get my Associates Degree in Business Management. I went through 2009, I lacked three credits. It was then that I learned that they were an unaccredited school so therefore I quit. They charged me for my last three classes when I didn't even attend them.. I started looking into other colleges that I knew were accredited and they could not use my credits which were 50 credits because they simply were no good.. So now here I am eight-years later owing 60,000 in student loans. I simply do not have the money to pay back those loans and also am getting threatened on the phone that they are going to start garnishee and my husband's check.. She could not answer the question who was paying the loan until 2010 because I have not ever paid a dime. I am my mother of a disabled child my husband works 80 hours a month if that and also have two other children. I feel I was being frauded by being lied too through those years.. I feel like I honestly do not owe that money because I was being lied to and I would never have been able to use that Associates Degree.
Entity: Virginia Beach, Virginia
7, Report #1310807
Jun 11 2016
08:54 AM
Centura College Online Tidewater Tech So call college is a ripoff my degrees means nothing just printed papers on my wall. Virginia Beach Virginia
 First of all I attended Centura College online back in 2008 for Medical Assistance degree well I did receive my degree in 2010, I was happy about getting my associates degree so I went back to get my Bachelor's in Business Management finish that in 2012. After all the work and late nights studying to be successful in life I decided to go to one of my local doctor office to volunteer to gain experience thinking that I might get a job in the Healthcare field. Well that didn't happen for me sad but true come to find out my degrees are no good whatsoever. Now I decided to call Centura to ask them some questions and their response was they don't have a clue what I was talking about. So I said why is it so hard for me to get a job I have not one but two degree with this college and this is the thanks I get. After I said what I needed to say the person on the phone going to tell me that someone will give me a call to help me on finding a job in my location like really never received a call from no one. Anyway now this is 2016 and still don't have a job in for which I went to school for in the first place and student loans over 64,000 yeah 64,000 this is crazy makes no sense for me to have to paid back this kind of money. If I knew what I know now I wouldn't never have made this mistake no more online college for me, I can't even go back to school for nursing on the count of my crazy outrageous loans and my credit score is poor on the count of this place. I thought this was an accredited school but it's not just a ripoff to take people's money so take it from me don't lose any money are your time on this so call college. I hope that one day and soon that someone will take some action and resolve this mess cause 64,619.81 is a hold lot of money to pay back for two print sheets of paper that doesn't means anything to you. Come on someone let's make a difference and fight for our rights who is down with me.
Entity: Internet
8, Report #470009
May 11 2011
01:52 PM
Beta Tech - Centura College --School Is A TOTAL RIP-OFF Put in debt of $13,000 in student loans! They are not accredited! They Suck!! Columbia South Carolina
Beta Tech is a total scam! I decided to further my education in Medical Assisting. I chose Beta Tech because the Admission Counselor told me many good things about the program. At the time, I thought was good things. After I signed for the student loans and started the program I found out they were all lies. By this time, I could not back out of the loans. Financial Aid told me that I qualify for a pell grant. About two months later, the contacted me and stated they made a keying error and that I did not get the pell grant and I needed to get another loan. They also told me if I were to drop out I will still have to pay the loan back in full. Beta Tech assured us that they program was better then any other school in the area and that employers pick their students over the others. Come to find out employers don't even acknowleged the certification. Also, other schools won't even accept the so-call credits. I was promise that I will be able to transfer with these credits. I was also promise that they were accredited, which they are not! I was promise job placement, which till this day (Since Sept07) I have not worked a day as a Medical Assistant. The teachers there was horrible. Tyhe didn't care about the students or the program. I am now up to about $13,000.00 in student loans and a certification that is useless. I searching now to see if I can take legal action against this school. Sheena Camden, South CarolinaU.S.A.
Entity: Columbia, South Carolina
9, Report #625107
May 11 2011
01:53 PM
Beta Tech - Centura College Centura College I attened Beta Tech for Computer Administrative Specialist for a year. The teachers and I were learning together. The classes aren't accreditted. I'm left with a 6,000 loan and certificate that means Internet
I advise anyone seeking a College to further their education not to go to Beta Tech ( Centura College) they are a complete ripoff. The certificate you received is not worth the paper they have it on. I attended Beta Tech and now left paying on a $6,000 student loan. No other colleges recognize the credits to transfer over. Jobs barely recognoze the lil certificate. So, I did was waste money. The Instructors that taught did not know anything it's as though we were learning together. In most cases I knew more than they did. Please save yourself. Dont fall for this ripoff!
Entity: , Internet
10, Report #974236
Nov 27 2012
10:48 AM
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.
Entity: Virginia beach, Virginia
11, Report #642902
Sep 21 2010
02:36 PM
ATI College of Health (This school is a SCAM !!! Do not waste your time or $$$. They are not accredited), Internet
Let me tell you a little bit about what happened with ATI College of Health.This school scammed me and all of its Ultrasound students!As a potential student, you make an appointment with a Representative and this is what happens;         They take you on a tour of the school and tell you about the Ultrasound Program.          They show you all of their new Ultrasound equipment and they get you excited about the 20 students to each teacher ratio.          They tell you that they are an Accredited Ultrasound School and that in as little as 2 years; you can have an Associate in Science in Ultrasound.          They tell you that they have a TON of locations for you to choose for your clinical hours and they will ALWAYS place you as close to home as possible.          They tell you that they have Financial Aid available and that they do all of the paperwork for you. By the way, the total cost is around $25,000...         They tell you that they have job placement after graduation and that 90% of their students end up getting hired by the same location where they do their clinical hours.          They tell you that after the one year WAITING PERIOD; you can apply and take the ARDMS licensing exam.          They tell you that the school pays for your Examination Fee for this exam...          They tell you that if you want a Bachelor's Degree, ALL of the credits you earned at ATI are transferable to other College/Universities.Here is what REALLY happened while attending ATI College of Health;         At the beginning of each Program, you start off with 50 students to each teacher, not the 20 they showed you on your tour.         The equipment that you use is outdated to say the least. Half of the machines are constantly being serviced by a repair technician (even during class)         Only 2 teachers at the school were Licensed Ultrasound Techs with Experience in the field, the other teachers were previous students there with no field work.         Half of the teachers there spoke good English; the rest had a HEAVY Spanish accent and even taught in Spanish at times when they did not know the correct word in English to describe something.         I am bi-lingual and of Hispanic decent, but not all of my classmates were, and the American (non Hispanic) students had an extremely hard time understanding the teachers.         By the third semester, the student count went from 50 to 30... Students started to give up and started dropping out. I remained OPTIMISTIC and stuck through it.          By the fourth semester, the student count went from 30 to 20... Something did not feel right. But at this point, if I were going to drop out, I would still have to repay the loans anyways, so I said to myself, I am going to finish and see what happens.         That is around the time that they were giving the INTRODUCTION TOURS for future students coming into the school. It was all starting to make sense now....         I had AMAZING GRADES... I finished all of my classes with a 3.59 GPA.         I was ranked #1 amongst my entire group of 50 students that came in and that still remained.Now it was time for Clinicals...We were told to go through the yellow pages and internet and find a location, call them, and ask them if they were accepting students that needed a place to do their clinicals.... WHAT ??????!!!!****????!!!***We had to find our own locations? This is ridiculous....What I forgot to mention is that during these 2 years, the ENTIRE faculty had changed.. From the Dean right on down to the teachers, and support staff.No one from when I began the program was there so EVERYTHING that was told to us before we signed up was different...At this point, I was frustrated so I gathered a group of 5 students and we made enough noise to get the faculty to find the Clinical Locations for all of the students. At this point, there were only 5 of us left.They found me a GREAT location for clinicals; however, they NEVER had any Ultrasound Appointments. I scanned less than 15 patients in the 3 months I was there. So much for field experience.So I finished my clinicals and to my surprise, they were not in need of an Ultrasound Tech since they only averaged 5 patients a month and they already had a Tech... (The person I shadowed for the 3 months)So I got my Associates in Science Degree in Ultrasound and I go back to the School to visit the Career Services Dept to begin the job placement procedures...They asked me to give them a resume and they would forward it when they got a call from a clinic needing an Ultrasound Tech....THAT WAS THEIR IDEA OF JOB PLACEMENT.I took matters into my own hands and I began to look for a job myself.I sent out a few resumes and when I got called back, I kept getting the SAME question every time... Your resume does not specify if you are licensed. Are you ARDMS Licensed?I said No I just graduated; I have to wait a year before I can take it.They all said that they ONLY hired ARDMS licensed techs.So after a year passed, I went online to register for the ARDMS exam and here was another INTERESTING ROADBLOCK...The requirements to take the exam are as follows;Scenario #1Graduate from an accredited school.OrScenario #2Graduate from a non-accredited school. -AND- Complete one year of PAID work as a Sonographer in the field.I thought that I was good with Scenario #1... I was wrong. ATI did not have the PROPER accreditation to sit and take the exam....So I was stuck with Scenario #2Here is my Dilemma though....I cant take the ARDMS license exam if I dont have one year of experience working as a Sonographer.But how can I get one years worth of experience as a Sonographer if no one is willing to hire a Sonographer without an ARDMS license??? I mean there are people that work without a license, but hospitals, clinics, and Dr's offices will always choose the candidate with the license over the one without the license.I have been trying to get a job in Ultrasound since 2007 and I have not been successful.The school should have said that they had certain Accreditations, but that they were not accredited by the ARDMS and that I needed to work for a year after graduation, not that I had a One Year Waiting Period before I could take the exam.. That is a total and complete lie and I feel that that point alone makes this school a SCAM.At this point, my $25,000 school loans are paid in full and I have nothing to show for it but a piece of paper that says Associates in Science in Ultrasound.I feel the school completely miss-represented itself and lied to all of its students just to make $25,000 from each student that fell for their sales pitch.None of the students that I attended school with have ever worked a day as a Sonographer. I think that its more than a coincidence at this point.I consider myself to be an intelligent person, but his situation makes me think otherwise. I fell so used and tricked and taken to the cleaners. I wasted almost 3 years of my life and I feel the school should be stopped.If there is anyone out there that can help me, refer me to Lawyer just to see if there is anything I can do about it, I would greatly appreciate it.Thank you!I can be reached at (((email redacted)))CLICK here to see why Rip-off Report, as a matter of policy, deleted either a phone number, link or e-mail address from this Report.
Entity: , Internet
12, Report #1155677
Jun 18 2014
08:49 AM
Ashworth College Ashworth College is a HUGE waste of time and money! Norross, GA Internet
I enrolled in the Medical Billing & Coding course almost 3 months ago at Ashworth College.  I have worked as a Medical Transcriptionist for the past 10 years and I wanted to extend my training and knowledge by becoming a certified coder.  For those who aren't familiar, let me explain how medical coding works.  It uses something called the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).  Currently, ICD-9 is what is being utilized and has been for many, many years.  ICD-10 is currently in the works, but it has been delayed several times and currently is not scheduled to go into effect until AT LEAST October of 2015, nearly a year and a half away.  Of course, there is always a very strong possibility of it being delayed again.  The huge problem is that Ashworth College only sends it's coding students material on ICD-10 and absolutely NOTHING on ICD-9.  Therefore, by the time I finish the course, ICD-9 would still be in use, but I wouldn't have been educated and trained on it because Ashworth only sends it's students material on ICD-10.  I have emailed Ashworth College NUMEROUS times regarding this issue and they NEVER ANSWER MY EMAILS!  They most likely don't reply to me because they know I'm right.  They know they aren't providing their coding students with all of the material that they need to become successful.  Additionally, Ashworth does NOT provide you with your actual coding certification.  They simply give you one of their worthless diplopmas that simply says you completed their course and then you're on your own as far as taking the actual test to become certified.  You have to pay for that, too.  I would not recommend Ashworth College to anybody at all.  I have just canceled my enrollment and I have enrolled at Allied Medical School, who has an outstanding coding course and they actually provide you with the testing at the end of the course to become certified, as well as have externships available for graduates and provide a 1-year membership to the AAPC.  They even assist with job placement.  Ashworth College has NONE OF THAT!  Bottom line - avoid Ashworth at all costs.  They are nothing but a huge ripoff!  Don't waste your time and money!
Entity: Internet
13, Report #232859
Jan 26 2007
01:06 PM
Olympia College Burr Ridge - Corithian Schools Dental Assisting program a joke, waste of time and money ripoff Burr Ridge Illinois
If anyone has ever attended the dental assisting program at Olympia College Burr Ridge, Im sure they would agree that this program is a total joke. First off, when I sent an inquiry to Olympia College online to get more information regarding the program, they would not give me any information on the phone or through the mail. They insisted that I must meet with an admissions representative to get more information in regards to their Dental Assisting program. So I set up an appointment and met with an admissions rep. During the meeting the admission rep. stressed the fact that they were an accredited school and how important that was. The admissions rep. also said that although only a diploma was issued at the end of the program, at the completion of the program we would be prepared to take the test for certification. I told the rep. that I would consider attending the school and set up an appointment to meet with a financial aid rep. to see what kind of aid I qualified for. After I completed all the paperwork for financial aid I again met with my admissions rep. who told me I would start Monday, four days later. I explained to her that I could not start that soon, I had a full time job at the time and also a child who I had to set up child care arrangements with still. She was very upset with that apparently, but we agreed that I would start the following month. At home I did some research in regards to the qualifications for becoming a certified dental assistant. According to the ADA(American Dental Association) to become a Certified Dental Assistant you would either have to graduate from a school accredited by the ADA, which they were not, or you would have to have worked two years full time in the field. At orientation I questioned this and was told that the ADA level of certification was a higher level of certification which is why it requires two years experience in the field. I later found that this information was not correct. So I started the program that following month. It didnt take long to realize that the program was a complete joke. When you pay over $11,000 for seven months of school you would expect that you would be attending an organized school with educated and supportive staff. You would also be expecting the best education especially when the school advertises small classes and lots of one on one time with the instructer. In the seven months that I attended the school I think the instructer may have showed me 3 or 4 things. Everything that was learned throughout the class was either learned independantly or showed to me by another student who was shown by another student and so on and so forth. Tests were taken weekly on Thursdays and Fridays and the answers to the tests were given the monday before each test, making the program basically fool proof. In fact, there were a handful of students that only showed up to school for maybe an hour or so, and/or came only on test days and still had an A average. At orientation we were told we could not miss more than 20% of the total class time or we would be dropped from the program. Apparently that only applies to some students. Also, the curriculum states that the class is half lecture and half lab. This is also incorrect. If lucky, at the end of the day we may have 30 minutes left for lab, after wasting time playing unnessary games and showing any new students things because the instructer does not want to take the time to do it herself. Bottom line is I would never recommend this program even to my worst enemy. This program was a complete waste of time and money. How this school got accredited by ANYONE I don't know and Im sure that if accreditation knew how the school was really actually ran they would not be in business. The whole experience there was ridiculous and a complete waste of time. In regards to the false information told to myself and over a dozen other student at admissions in regards to the certification, we do plan to take legal action. Anonymous Burr Ridge, IllinoisU.S.A.
Entity: Burr Ridge, Illinois
14, Report #517369
Oct 30 2009
11:05 AM
Beta Tech - Centura College beware of this school, they do not tell the truth to you about your classes you will not receive them like they promise!!!!! Columbia, South Carolina
centura college did not give the classes like they told me that they were going to be giving me I did not get my EKG hands on, Transcripting and diction, Keyboarding, Carrer Development classes, Computer training, Software for medisoft, and this is just the begining of what they said they would do and didn't Columbia,South Carolina.    
Entity: Columbia, South Carolina
15, Report #15341
Feb 27 2002
12:00 AM
Johnson's Distribution Indianapolis, Indiana ..complete joke and a waste of money
I paid a fee of $24.95 to get a directory of work at home jobs. This is a complete joke and a waste of money that I did not have to give away. This list consist of 20 pages of all the same ads just put in different order over and over again. The e-mail addresses on the two that seemed almost probable were not any good. I have disputed the charges and feel that they have stolen my money under false pretenses.
Entity: Indianapolis, Indiana
16, Report #1413429
Nov 25 2017
12:00 PM
Centura college VA Beac, VA They took my grant money and gave me a old desktop computer with no drive. Virginia
In 2010/2011 I was looking for to furthering my education and at the time I was down on my Luck and I found this school in a classified ad I went through their processes and they approved me and what caught my eye they said they would give me a computer if I didn’t have one. I got the first computer they sent me and at the time I didn’t see they charged me out of my grant money they charged me 2,000 for a old dell desktop computer and it did not last me a month. After it broke I fought hard with the tech support people at the school to send me another one and I would send them the broken one. When I received the computer it had no hard drive in it. I called back and ask them where they joking or they just were out of their minds they told me I had to install the hard drive myself. They sent the hard drive and it was a old one that didn’t even go to the computer. After all this I gave up on Centura College. I looked up where they also scammed others like me so I left it alone but through the years I have been getting collection notices for almost 6,000 dollars ever once and a while and I signed up with credit karma and other credit score sites and I seen that they have ruined my credit with this supposed to be amount of money I am supposed to owe them. Today is November 25, 2017 and I received a collection letter from Jackson Capital Systems LLC saying that I owe them approx. 5,890.21. I went to an online school before and I never had problems like this in fact I got my money back when so went to the other and I never seen a cent from Centura!
Entity: Virginia
17, Report #1251410
Aug 28 2015
12:04 AM
Centura College online Excessive loan debt, no assistance with placement Virginia Beach Virginia
 The people in financial aid are total bafoons, they are completely unknowledgeable about financial aid. They filed for 7 loans for me instead of renewing my existing loans. So now I owe $57,000 Tha I can't pay because I can't get a job. I have been.looking for two years so my loans are in deferral and continue to gain interest I have called for placement assistance and was told that because online went out of business there was nothing they could do to help me. So now I have a degree and.a.loan and they are both worthless.
Entity: Nationwide
18, Report #1325573
Aug 30 2016
11:37 PM
Centura College Online scammed me , west virginia internet
i enroll to centura college online for network management i started off good making honor roll then all of sudden i was getting medical books and medical supplies.  they changed my degree course to medical for some reason without me knowing how can they change what i wanna get a degree in to something im not interrested in  so now im $22,000 in debt and no degree and to find out they dont offer online anymore i feel like they took my money and ran
Entity: Internet
19, Report #1163587
Jul 20 2014
04:44 PM
Centura College midlothian campus fraud scam school richmond Virginia
i too was a victim to this schools scam i signed up for the massage therapy program and they told me my all books and table were all included in my tuition along with my 1st pair of scrubs. well they lied about all of it except for the 1st pair of scrubs.  when i was signing up they told me i had to take out a loan for $7,000 just a a precausion incase all my books dont get covered in my tuition, and my tuition was $28,000 mind you so how could my books and table not get covered with that much money? about half way thru schooling every time it was time to order books for the next mod i would look at my reciept and it shows how much of my loan money is left and not a single bit of my tuition was going up or down when i ordered my books or more scrubs, and i questioned finacial aid several times about it and they would brick wall me every time i asked and feed me the same bs that it was suppose to come from the loan they forced me to take out. in the beginning i didnt think about it i was just too excited to start school doing the thing i loved and had a hobby for.  the teachings were pretty good i learned alot but they dont teach you squat whats on the exam, the certification exam is so different than the tests your given in school half the questions i had never even herd of and are worded so differently that it makes you question when you learned and i toke the NCBTMB 4 times and failed ALL 4 TIMES and they sent me back for knowledge recap but that didnt even help and i never even got to take it again they lied about that too. Pearson Vue the test place gives you a letter stating to go back and get 100hrs of recap and you would be allowed to take it again but that was a lie too at least not with out pay again i had to pay then 3 times just to fail it. so iv been out of school for 4 years now i went there in 2010-2011 and i never filed a lawsuit against them would it be too late to even do that being that i had to go back to school all together reenroll at a different school just to regain all the knowledge i lost that i could get just by reading/studing out my book bc it was too much money to keep taking the exam what should i do?
Entity: richmond , Virginia
20, Report #1267667
Nov 12 2015
10:53 PM
Centura College Rip Off Newport News Virginia
I went to Centura College to get a Medical Coding degree. Four days into the classes, we were told that they will be teaching us Medisoft, but  medical offices  do not use that software any longer, but don't worry because this will give us some idea of how to make appointments. It was too late to withdraw. I was called all kinds of names from the students in the class. Stupid white bi**ch  to name one and the instructor pretened like she did not hear that. Students would come in drunk and pee in their pants. The tests we were given were a joke. We would get points for dressing up so we could pass our tests. I then signed up to get an associates degree in bussiness because no other college would take my credits I had earned before. That was a bigger joke. I will say some of the teachers seem to care, but they really could not teach too much with some of the students we had in our class. They would come in and fall asleep,come in high.  My friend going there for her computer degree had to teach her classes because te teacher never came. After all of that, no one will hire me coming from that school. I feel like such an idiot for going there because now I am 42,000 in debt and I can not get a job nor can I get into a school to get my bachelor's degree because no school will except the credits. I have to start over. After five years from when I started, I just got a bill from them saying I owe them 2,800.00. No explanation, just a bill. I tried to call to find out why after five years am I getting a bill. Noone knows. Save yourself a bunch of money and head and heart ache and go to another school. They need to hang their heads in shame for even calling themselves an institution.   
Entity: Newport News , Virginia
21, Report #1413702
Nov 27 2017
02:18 PM
Centura college Was not able to teach correctly Charleston South Carolina
The teachers could not even pass the certification test to be certified as a coder they read answers off the computer no one could pass i dont feel i should pay for something when i was not taught correctly and cant even work in the field i went to school for Centura college has been shut down they should pay for misleading all of us
Entity: Charleston, South Carolina
22, Report #737629
Nov 27 2012
07:04 AM
Centura College Beta-Tech Racist, Homophobic, Undereducated, Sexist, Manipulative, Underpaying Richmond, Virginia
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.
Entity: Richmond, Virginia
23, Report #919526
Jul 30 2012
07:38 AM
ICDC College School is a waste of time and money Internet, California
This school has been giving me the run around from day one.  No one returns calls or emails.  Asking for information and getting nothing in return especially from the Financial Aid Office.  Lack of planning with the externships.  The customer service is extremely poor.  I would not recommend this on line school. 
Entity: van nuys California, Internet
24, Report #878062
Jul 28 2012
08:05 PM
Centura Institute Admissions Director Greg Bartman can't interview, probably can't direct either. Orlando, Florida
Director of Admissions Greg Bartman.  Here's someone you want to avoid, unless you want to waste two hours of your life that you will never get back.    Today, I was called for a group interview beginning at 6 pm for a Student Representative position.  The room was way overcrowded for even a group interview.  Mr. Bartman proceeded to talk non stop about the positions that he was hiring for, and also allowed a certain group of people to ask multiple questions about the position that would be better answered in an individual interview.  By the time the explanations were over, we had already been sitting there for an hour and fifteen minutes.  Then he proceeded to have each of us introduce ourselves, which took over 45 minutes.  After that, he wanted to go around the room again and ask everyone questions on how we would handle difficult situations.  At that point, some of us got up and left because we had more pressing needs to attend to.  I had an engagement at 8:30 that I ended up being late to because I was kept there for over two hours, which is UNHEARD OF for a first interview!!!!   Greg Bartman has shown that he is extremely incompetent in handling interviews, and is probably an incompetent admissions director as well.  The Centura Institute campus can hold over 10,000 students, however, only about 100 students are attending according to him. With the way he handled matters today, it's not hard to see why!!!  
Entity: Orlando, Florida
25, Report #169508
Dec 28 2005
01:10 AM
Olympia Career Training Institute, Corinthian College complete scam, waste of time, unethical, ex-employee knows Kalamazoo Michigan
I am an ex employee of this school and I could write a book about all the unethical things that went on here. As an instructor I was asked to change student's grades so they could pass their modules. Teachers were involved romantically with student's and nothing was done about it. the college advertises small classes, this is a lie. the ratio of students to teacher is about 25 to 1, without proper assistance to teach all the things that were listed in the syllabus. certain teachers would go out with their class to lunch and shopping for hours on end, during class time. administrators knew about this and did nothing. they also claimed they provided tutoring, again a lie. admissions reps put students in class the same day they enrolled without funding, and would just wait and see if funding came later. it really is all about the numbers and money. administration did know about every unethical thing that ever went on and did nothing. they also lied and said their accreditation visits went good, LIES...all LIES. ABHES had sent them a show cause letter because they were unhappy with things the school was doing. If ABHES denies accreditation to these types of schools,they might as well shut down. Students were put in my class who could barely read and write. students were caught drinking alcohol in school, doing drugs in the school, and doing drugs out in the parking lot and they were NOT expelled. most of the instructors are rude, unprofessional, and immoral and no one cares, as long as the students stayed in class and graduated. they had to get their bonuses, ya know. once i caught a student cheating off another students test, and the director of education said maybe you misunderstood what you saw, students are allowed to look at each other's tests as long as they dont use that information to benefit themselves...RIGHTTTTTTTTTT. what a complete joke. if you ever have the opportunity to go here...please run away, as fast as you can. anonymous Kalamazoo, MichiganU.S.A.
Entity: Kalamazoo, Michigan

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