Concorde Career College

Concorde Career College

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About Concorde Career College

Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. is a system of 16 campuses in 8 states that has been training nurses and other medical professionals for more than 60 years. Concorde is solely focused on health care education and offers a range of over 20 degree and diploma programs. They are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

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Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: April 21, 2023

A total NIGHTMARE. Completely disorganized, the instructors, specifically in the Respiratory Therapy program here do not teach competently. The quality of the teaching is nowhere near a match to what they are charging for tuition. The program director Michael ** is very rude and cruel. The rudest man that I have personally ever encountered in life. This program director threatened us and told us out of his mouth that he will blackball us and we will not be able to work at any hospital in Memphis, TN and that we would have to go find work in Jonesboro, AR. Yes the program director told students this. Smh.

The program director also conjures up unnecessary drama and loves to engage in back and forth arguments which is totally unprofessional. It seems as if this man lives for foolishness. They make unexpected changes as they wish and do not properly inform students of the sudden changes so you will be in total limbo often. Do not walk.. Run away from this place as fast as you can. It was an utter disaster.

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Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Nov. 30, 2022

Hello. I like to start by saying the school is not for the students at all... Second term the computer deleted all grades and once it was put back my average dropped. Upon testing I passed headed to third term only to received a call for Adon (Ms. **) that said I did not pass by 0.9 points and my grades were not put in (which they put zeros there). I even went and talked with the dean (Ms. **) at another campus after driving an hr away only for her to tell me that the grades were right without even trying/nor showing concern about the mistake that happen to their system.

They withdraw me and said I would have to start second term over but only if there was a seat available. As well as reapply for aid. I'm so disappointed that I wasted my time and effort going to this school: not to mention I had to put my job on hold that lead to bills falling behind for the untrustworthy, disloyal & disrespectful teachers at are associated with Concorde. But you live and learn. Never again. Which I should have known when I could never get a straight answer about anything. The credits don't transfer and they don't any credits either.

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    Rated with 2 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: March 4, 2022

    I was in the PTA program and we have skills to check off. I was a day late and I was told "You will take your practical at a later date." So when I took my practical I screwed up on a safety fail, and was told "Okay let's just start over." No indication that I failed it. A few days went by and my original teacher pulled me aside and said I have to retake it. I had no warning that this was my 4th and final attempt. I was deducted points for SOUNDING UNSURE of vital ranges. I was then taken to the director and they told me I took this exam 4 times. There was no communication or clarification that this exam was my last chance. They told me "Because you did not take this exam on practical day it is considered a 0. Because you started over with an instructor that was considered try #2 and #3. Including the one you took today was #4." So they withdrew me.

    10 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Oct. 16, 2021

    I attend this school only because they offered night RN. THE WORST MISTAKE EVER! They can even pretend to care! In the 2 years there had been 3 different DON. And what applied to one student last term does not apply this term. In my last term of Nursing Professor that I had complained about since term 3 accusing me of cheating (which they have had cheating going on the entire time I was there with teachers' assistance). They never talk to me, they went by what she said and expelled me. I have 63 credits that I can't do anything with. I went to talk the LPN exam and I felt stupid because they literally talk with favoritism.

    There was only one professor that was genuine, Professor Kilcrease. Professor Silva is the worst! But they rather have anyone that is willing to work. They don't care about the students. I was told that they are doing away with the RN program. Fingers crossed. I hate that I wasted so much time. But when I wanted to leave I couldn't because of money wasted. I don't know what to do now, but KARMA, KARMA.

    10 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Dec. 9, 2020

    Updated on 04/13/2021: Hello. First off why is it absolutely impossible to get ahold of anyone at Concorde College? Second, thank you for not helping me find a job and putting me into financial ruin. Third, I pay a bill and already another bill is sent saying I'm late. (Please stop. It's annoying, we have something called covid-19...a pandemic...have you heard of it? Obviously not..) Lastly, at the utterly disgusting Garden Grove location (Btw I love garden grove. I can't stand concorde college.) I think it was Monica the one who sits at her chair all day smirking like there is no tomorrow promised me a job and sent me to these hell hole locations for "training". No wonder why it's impossible to get ahold of anyone. Today I sent an email and I am sure nothing will come of it... It's a SCAM and I am pushing for my loans to be dropped. Who else feels this way? I have epilepsy...and I was hoping to get into the medical field but it's too bad this "school" failed me.

    Updated on 12/17/2020: This "school" or career college needs to be shut down. It's purely a scam. I wrote a previous review and heard nothing as expected. There is no way to contact them but somehow they have a way to contact me.

    Original Review: I attended Concorde Career College in Garden Grove. The overall college itself was ok. It's been two years and impossible to email them and yet they keep hounding me for repayment even though I never could use my experience to find a job. Here is something upsetting. I just paid a bill not even two weeks ago then I get an email a week ago saying I am past due. From some guy named Keith. I am not paying the minimum either. I am paying a lot and on time and here they are trying to collect the minute after I already paid. To be honest the school was ok but they never helped find a job and the billing department is dishonest and I might go to court over it. Furthermore I had to go back to my old job because Concorde didn't help me. Just billed me.

    38 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
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    Original review: Sept. 24, 2019

    This school knew from my very first visit that I didnt finish High School or get my GED and told me that wasn't an issue and proceeded to help me with my student loan paperwork and even told me they would help me after externship. 15 years later I got back to continue my education and I find out WITHOUT a diploma or GED I would have to be tested by a college prior to enrollment. This school is very untrustworthy... If you are in San Diego avoid at all cost..

    42 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 2 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Sept. 1, 2019

    Graduated from Concorde-my advisor said the only reason I got a diploma was to keep their numbers up. Career advice & internships were non-existent. Going on to get a higher degree in my field in spite of them.

    Concorde Career College response

    Dear Ann, we are sorry to hear that you had a challenging experience and would like to connect you with our career services team. We will PM you to get your contact info so that we can best assist you. Concorde College

    22 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: March 17, 2019

    I'm like every student that applies at Concorde. How much better my life is going to be. Well I'm here to tell you that everything that they tell you isn't true. First of all, it's all about the money. Not about the money you will make, it's about the money they are going to make. They sign you up, and they get the money the government sends them to teach you. The problem is they don't hold up to their end. I had a problem with my instructor. My clutch went out in my car, and it took me about three days to get back to class. He had it in for me for a while and flunked me on a lab test that was seen by several students and was praised for the performance, yet he flunked me. I was about 9 months into a 15 month degree and was dismissed from Concorde but could start back in approximately 5 months and would have a different instructor.

    I was 50 years old at the time. I was counting on the promises made to me. I couldn't wait another month. I had very limited income and was going in deeper debt. The school has affected my life in a large capacity. They left me owing the government close to $10,000. If they take money for getting you a certificate of a trade, they should do their part to make sure you get it. If not they should give the money back. Of course they don't and now my credit is shot and I really need legal assistance in going after Concorde to make a change in the way they do business.

    46 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: March 12, 2019

    I completed the Dental Assistant Program at Concorde. Great program. Besides the instructors sleeping with a few students overall I enjoyed it! Unfortunately I have not been able to find a job. Going into the program you're constantly being told on how the programs offer guaranteed jobs. Turned out not to be so true. After countless days of hard work and 17,000 in debt you would think you’d have the start of your career. After reaching out to graduate services to “help with job placement” I would say out of 28 students in my graduating class a handful are employed. After several failed attempts from the job placement they stop calling and in 6 months they are expecting payment on the student loans. To sum it all up my best advice would be DONT DO IT. Sincerely, A broke jobless Concorde graduate.

    60 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 2 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Dec. 4, 2018

    I received my technical degree from Concord Career School in San Antonio. It was not an easy course since we tested weekly on medical terminology. Once we were done with the courses most business only offer starting pay as $9.00. The externship with a nightmare. The first company that they sent me to had a woman that was crazy and kept yelling at me for exceeding in my work and they had to reprimand her. I was sent to a doctors office to work at the front desk. There were many other students there. I was not trained and spent a week on my own ringing up patients bills and inputting their information. I had not met the doctor at the time because she was out of town.

    When she came back that Friday, her team was playing around and discussing personal stuff amongst each other that was inappropriate in front of patients. I got a phone call from the director and she told me that the doctor had just gotten back and overheard me talking dirty to one of the other employees. I was blown away since I was the only one working and none of her employees were doing anything and I had not said a word to anyone all day.

    I called the director and she said that they had everything on film and she knew I did nothing but one of the other girls blamed me to get out of getting fired. The doctor later watched the film and called the school to apologize. Yet, they sent me to a third business and the doctor's wife was the head nurse there and pulled me into her office and asked me why I was even getting my technical degree if I was a business owner. She would yell daily and the day before my final day at the office (after 90 days), she decided to tell me that morning that they no longer needed me. She said she enjoyed having me there but they couldn't use me anymore. I finally finished my hours at a doctor friend's office.

    It was a complete nightmare to have to go from place to place and not get paid but work for free and then to be treated so badly. Many of the places they send you to are that way. Many of the students complained and they would just keep sending them from place to place. I had many calls after I graduated with a perfect score and they wanted me to work out of town. They offered much more out of town than in San Antonio. So, basically, I am paying my student loan back religiously and not utilizing my degree. Out of the entire time that I went to Concorde Career School, not one of the students that attending school with me is working in the field because of the low pay they offer. I was disappointed.

    27 people found this review helpful
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    Concorde Career College author review by ConsumerAffairs Research Team

    Concorde Career College focuses on the healthcare industry, offering degree completion, diploma and degree programs for nursing and other medical professions. There are 16 campuses in 8 states: California, Colorado, Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas.

    • Short program lengths: The shortest program length is five months (Surgical Technology online degree completion program). Several programs, like the Dental Assistant, Medical Office Administration, Medical Office Professional, Primary Technician, Polysomnographic Technology and Medical Assistant programs, can be completed in as little as 8 months. The longest program length is Healthcare Administration Respiratory Therapy Bachelor of Science, which takes on average 24 months to complete.

    • Business partnerships: Concorde Career College partners with hundreds of businesses, including hospitals, insurance companies and physicians, so their graduates can find fulfilling careers soon after they graduate. Businesses can participate in externships to give Concorde students a hands-on opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom to a real-world medical or insurance environment.

    • Accreditation: Concorde Career College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

    • Nursing and medical focus: Concorde focuses only on healthcare-related fields, like nursing, dental and allied health.

    • Easy online application: Applying to a program is quick, easy and free with Concorde’s online application process.

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