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Student, Graduated, Regret it

Dont ever attend PCI. Not even when youre desperate. They are terrible people who dont care about a single student. They wait until they get your money and then they never speak to you again. Instructors are a joke and dont know anything more than the students. JOKE OF A SCHOOL THAT SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN.

User's recommendation: Do not attend. Not worth it.

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#2252667 Review #2252667 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Porter And Chester Institute Medical Assisting Program
Pros
  • Answer after you send mean emails
Cons
  • Unprofessional
  • Over priced
  • How they cheated me
Loss
$31
Preferred solution
Full refund

I attended for 3 weeks

I attended for 3 or so weeks back in 2013. Me and my friend dropped out because the teacher in the computer repair program allowed students he knew from before to play Xbox and video games all class. When we went to talk to the dean about it he did nothing so we dropped out. 3 years later I got a bill for around 3500 for those 3 weeks from general collections. Porter and Chester never attempted to contact me after conning me so I paid that and now I am being charged another 1000 in fees. Biggest scam on the planet these people are sleazy to the mass.

User's recommendation: Do not use product.

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#2420182 Review #2420182 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Columbia, Maryland

Scam terrible school

This school is the biggest waste of money all they care about is prophet not the education of students classroom time was copying PowerPoints there was no hands on Learning as there was only two teachers to 30 students Beware of this school someone needs to put a stop to this for-profit school

User's recommendation: Do not attend the school.

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#2387235 Review #2387235 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Worcester, Massachusetts

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Hi, my name is Legacee Teixeira, and I am beyond excited to be a part of your dental program. I will be starting in October very soon. You're being contacted to get proof of my admission due to the fact that I have signed up for a student discovery card. I had submitted my enrollment agreement, yet they informed me that I needed something that I did not e-sign. Please get back to me as soon as you can, thanks!
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#2189644 Review #2189644 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Attleboro, Massachusetts
Preferred solution
no solution

Bad experience from the beginning-registration!

My son just called me to tell me he received a call from a person at this institute to let him know that he will not be attending classes in July because there were not enough students that enrolled. I had to remind him of what they put him through with just trying to get him registered, they kept hounding him for their first payment due before July 7th. Thank God for all the comments because I was going to send the check on Saturday!
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#1982319 Review #1982319 is a subjective opinion of poster.
My daughter was charged $20,000 for one semester at Porter and Chester for a Medical Assistant Certificate. My son has paid $4,500 per semester at Holyoke Community College for Computer Science and has an Associates Degree for $18,000. I paid the equivalent of about...
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#1763766 Review #1763766 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
This experience in my life,I started the school thinking after I graduate I will get a good job after only wants a mess I noticed that the school Lied about being 101 with this instructor and they have bout 28 students in one class expecting you to learn everything...
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#1674118

I attended the Wethersfield CT branch back in 07 which then moved to Rocky Hill DURING the class sessions. Total mess and very disorganized.

There would be multiple group levels taught in one class. Why should I, as a beginning classmate, sit and listen to course materials for students that are ahead in course reading materials?

Job placement doesn’t work there. College Times: https://collegetimes.co/porter-and-chester-institute-stratford/

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#1515605 Review #1515605 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Product
Porter And Chester Institute Hvacr Program

Enfield LPN program

Only one of the tea hers seemed to care or be interested in teaching. Decided to leave and go to a school that actually taught you rhings instead of used you as a paycheck and for free labor. Its now been 65 days since i left the school and they will not respond or give me back the 950$ thay they owe me. Always an excuse, the person isnt in, there is a family emergency, it has yo be handled bu a seperaye department. 5hey legally had 60 days to pay me back and I havent gotten a single update from them or answer to the 18 times I have contacted them about this. Very poor business practice and very poor customer service. Go to literally any other school!
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#1500241 Review #1500241 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Worcester, Massachusetts
Product
Porter And Chester Institute Licensed Practical Nurse Program

Sucks

Took my car in for an alternator .They never comunicated with me.I kept calling.A wire melted.I couldnt get ahold of anyone to tell them i found the part.The i structor kept putting me off.After 7 days I got mad. I called and said I want my car.2 hours later it was done.He called..no charge keys are in it come get it.????.Took a taxi down .Walked up to the car.MY WINDSHIELDS CRACKED NOONE TOLD ME..CALLED.APOLOGIZED..IN. A NUTSHELL "F" U LADY.OMG I STILL HAVE NOT HEARD FROM THEM.Noe I have to get tjis fixed.
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#1483225 Review #1483225 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Lpn Program/Waterbury

I have many friends and a daughter who are having a difficult time retaining the information that the instructors are not putting out.As a concerned parent and friend i feel this school should be investigated.Several students had voiced complaints and concerns to the administrator who failed to meet the students needs.For the price the school is charging they are not receiving the quality of education they are going to be in debt of paying.This needs to be looked into. Thank you for your time.
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#1458388 Review #1458388 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Wallingford, Connecticut
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$32

SUCKED

Still no job in the course I took, I knew more than the teacher in Tech class. They promised to help me find a job, Ive called and even went in to see the job search advocate , and always given excuses to busy to see me or answer the phone, now Im in Dept of 20,000 this school sucked and happy to hear it closed, hope the rest of them do as well and a lawsuit is filed , so I can get loan wiped off my credit report, money hungry *** who never cared about their students , hope you get whats coming to you
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#1826793

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#1442038 Review #1442038 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Woburn, Massachusetts
Cons
  • How they cheated me
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$20
Preferred solution
Full refund

CNT NIGHT TIME

Let me start by saying don’t waste your time This course supposed to be 18 months worth or computer networking actually you come to school from 6 to 830 instead of 6 to 1030 profesor half of the time doesn’t know what he’s doing 30,000.00 for just a diploma cause your certification you can get then by getting the book and study hard on you own time a total waste of my time The Director is a piece of art you ask for his time and all he does is Bla Bla Bla cause he don’t do anything to help you with your concerns and school problems They are just money hungry and don’t care about us students Also new student comes in every beginning of each term so not everyone is on the same learning level
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#1429322 Review #1429322 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Stratford, Connecticut

Manipulated

Suckered into borrowing 30000$ in student loans from the federal government, to pay for education I could have received for an 8th of the cost at a community college and would have received a better education and future. You guys prayed on a uneducated and poor young man for your own wallets. Two middle fingers and a *** you to Porter and Chester. Save your career and future and do not choose Porter and chester
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#1733406

My 18 year old son right out of high school was ripped off by this school. He Started at a $30K price tag for IT technology 12 month program (4/3 month semesters) at the Wethersfield CT campus.

First 6 weeks into his new promising school experience the teacher was out on jury duty and so kids were expected to just read the book online. That’s a great start for a kid out of HS. It all went downhill from there. You call them for help and you get transferred form one idiot after another at this school.

Ms Aylette tried to help but she’s just full of crap like everyone else at this school. They don’t care about any students at this school and there is no support whatsoever.

I will be suing this school for my childs money back. Sad but has to happen to prevent other hard working parents and kids from having to experience this kind of nightmare.

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#1371158 Review #1371158 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Providence, Rhode Island

Automotive Program - STAY AWAY

I was a student at the Stratford Campus for Automotive Technology for 6 months before I realized I was wasting my time. My mistake was wasting the 6 months, but the teacher didn’t do anything besides half *** jobs, show random not useful knowledge, gave out the test answers so people would pass, this includes ASE license test. If you failed this program, you probably just never showed up, because the only thing that would legit fail you would be attendance. I had a friend in the class who literally showed up, played with their iPad the whole time and passed, never even touched a tool/car. They want $20K-$30K for a program that the worst community college would most likely surpass with flying colors. I’m truly disgusted by the fact that they offered no help, financial or academically to other students and myself. I wouldn’t recommend this program/school to anyone, steer clear and find a school that will make your money’s worth, cause this place is just a money hungry business with the majority of its staff just collecting a paycheck.
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#1559552

True that % this school sucks totally im still in here cause of money and time invested to back out now

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#1347242 Review #1347242 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Stratford, Connecticut
Product
Porter And Chester Institute Program
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$20000
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

MONEY HUNGRY

the most money hungry and terrible school I’ve ever been to!!! Dont waste your time. Staff is extremely rude and unhelpful. Only cares about money
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#1347076 Review #1347076 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Stratford, Connecticut

Don't ever go here. Waste of money

When i went to Porter and Chester in Enfield for hvac doing night classes, I was told i would be in the shop for 90% of the time having all hands on training, and hardly any time in the classroom. Instead if was 99% of the time in the classroom and hardly any time in the shop. When the class went into the shop we ended up cleaning and organizing the shop for the morning class just to mess it all up again. When in the class we either watched netflix or slideshows and the teacher would give us answers on any quizes or tests, even finals for the semester. I was paying to waste my time basically, i couldve stayed home and watched netflix without wasting 45 minutes of driving and a few hours of "class" follwed by another 45 minute drive home. I recommend no one sign up to go to porter and chester unless you wanna just blow your money on nothing
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#1630895

I feel the SAME way! I did the MA program, what a waste of time and money.

The teachers SUCKED. Everyone cheated on tests, we cleaned the lab over and over and really did nothing to actually learn.

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#1345564 Review #1345564 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Enfield, Connecticut

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