Anonymous
map-marker Manchester, Connecticut

Don’t go

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Worst school experience ever. Had 4 different teachers from August to December smh. It was so disappointing and disorganized. Program:MA
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User's recommendation: Just don’t

Anonymous
map-marker Provincetown, Massachusetts

Rate this school below 0

Reading other reviews I see the that the dental assistant problem is doing well. My son went to the school a few years back. If I had known, I would have contacted an Attorney. The teacher was never there, the classes were short as there was no one there to teach the students, unfortunately I was suck with a loan. He went on to become an electrician, learning as a apprentice. He ha a great job. No thanks to the school.
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User's recommendation: Absolutely NOT

Anonymous
map-marker Columbia, Maryland

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.
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User's recommendation: Do not use product

Juliet M Hrj

Student, Graduated, Regret it

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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.

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Loss:
$31
Pros:
  • Answer after you send mean emails
Cons:
  • Unprofessional
  • How they cheated me
  • Over priced

Preferred solution: Full refund

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

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Guest

I am currently attending PCI for medical assisting. It's been 3 months and I've already learned so much.

My teacher is fantastic and very personable. I love hands on learning during our lab day every week. I also love that the online part of the program can be done on my own time, as long as everything is done by Sunday at 11:59pm. This makes my life as a stay at home mom so much easier because I can work during the day while my daughter is in school and then after she's gone to bed I can continue my work.

I also like that the externship is 340 hours where at Lincoln tech only 180 hours is needed. I believe the more hands on experience I get, the better off I'll be when it comes time to start my career. Also, when applying for school, the staff member that worked with me throughout the process was so helpful.

He always made sure that I knew what was expected from me and how long I had to do it. PCI is an amazing school and I don't have a single complaint to make.

Anonymous
map-marker Worcester, Massachusetts

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
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User's recommendation: Do not attend the school

Legacee T

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| map-marker Attleboro, Massachusetts

Proof of admission.

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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Anonymous

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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More comments can be found at: https://***/porter-and-chester-institute-stratford/ And if you do a little more digging, there's much MUCH more out there. It seems the people who are least able to afford things in this life are who wind up paying the most.

Anonymous
map-marker Great Barrington, Massachusetts

No Way At 4 Times The Cost

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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 $800 by today's value to get ACAD Certified by Autodesk, Inc. Porter and Chester have lost focus on the intent of teaching a certified course at a reasonable rate. Presently Porter and Chester is taking advantage of there being no rule against withholding transcripts of certified courses if they are owed money. What we all need to know; it is illegal to withhold financial records from student or other school request. It is also within Federal Law to have the classes and grades reported on this finical statement as part of the details of charges and payments made.
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Anonymous

This experience in my life

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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 most of the times the student start teaching them selve

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Guest

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/

Brittney S Dsd
map-marker Worcester, Massachusetts

Enfield LPN program

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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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Rene K Fdq
map-marker Wallingford, Connecticut

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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Anonymous

Sucks

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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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Anonymous
map-marker Stratford, Connecticut

CNT NIGHT TIME

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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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Tammy K Cng
map-marker Woburn, Massachusetts

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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Loss:
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Cons:
  • How they cheated me
Reason of review:
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Preferred solution: Full refund

1 comment
Guest

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Mitchell B Yfj
map-marker Providence, Rhode Island

Manipulated

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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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Teneisha Naj

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.

Adam S Cdn
map-marker Enfield, 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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Guest

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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Porter and Chester Institute is an institution that focuses on providing technical and health related occupational preparation. The institute was opened in 1946 in Hartford, Connecticut. Nowadays the institute has expanded to more than 9 locations across Massachusetts and Connecticut. It offers more than 10 training programs and academic curriculums. On top of that many additional benefits are offered by the institute: financial aid, admissions for veterans and disabled people and many more. Porter and Chester institute provides education in four major fields: computers, automotive, trading and healthcare.

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