|Address:||111 Havana St, Aurora, CO 80010|
I was enrolled in the LPN program at Concorde and lets just say they fail to tell you EXACTLY how the LPN program is ran. When applying to Concorde they lead you to believe they will help you in anyway possible. You are to believe that you will have a flexible schedule but in reality say goodbye to your life for the next year. There are a total of 5 terms of 10 week intervals. You are expected to be in class at 8 am sharp, if even a minute late you are expected to make that minute up by going in early in the morning at 7am, this also includes going to the restroom so if you got to pee I suggest holding it until break. You are required to pass all your classes with a 77% if even 0.01% off you are automatically withdrawn from ALL your classes (this include the classes you are currently enrolled in) and required to start the term over. Concorde prides itself on being "fair" but this in fact is not true. There were multiple times during a test you could hear students whispering answers to each other in the back row (could this be because they had a friendship/relationship with the teacher in this term? In other words this teacher would discuss her sex life with the students that were "caught" cheating and never reported), when this was reported by the students nothing was done, but it was during this same test where students were withdrawn for not passing the class with a 77%, one of these students failed with a 76.5 (should that be rounded?). Teachers are always quitting or being fired in the middle of a class. Not all but most of these teachers are unorganized and have no clue what they are are doing half of the time. For example I spent a whole Friday from 8am-4pm watching movies like "Somethings Got To Give", talking and doing nothing which all could have been spent on learning. If you are looking to go into this program take my advice and take your $30,000 elsewhere, with that type of money you can get your RN. Do major investing before applying to Concorde, look up accreditation status and everything.
I would like to start by saying I earned a Bachelors previous to entering Concorde, so I have attended other higher learning institutions. My first complaint is the school wide attendance policy. Showing up late earns you a 10% deduction on any quiz or test right off the bat regardless of reason. My commute is typically 45 minutes to get to the school, however I give myself 1.5 hours every day. Well, traffic got me one morning BADLY, thus I got a zero on the classes first quiz due to a 15 min tardiness. I have a 3.6 GPA at Concorde currently, so I do not half ass my education. As a paying adult student, I would expect to be treated as an adult and in the context of an out of my control situation. Second complaint, general education requirements. As mentioned above, I have earned a Bachelors and have over 80 credit hours of Gen Eds. Concorde does not allow the transfer of these credits to satisfy the Gen Ed reqs if they are over 5 years old. Im sorry but that is unacceptable for a school that wants to be taken seriously in a growing medical education industry. Last complaint, training to time instead of training to standard. Concorde has this amazing theory that you have to be in class the full slotted time in order to comprehend the information being taught. So instructors find themselves in a struggle to sometimes fill an extra 30 min or even hour of time after the scheduled information has been taught. Keep in mind this is my opinion and observations. If you plan on attending Concorde I would give other programs a thorough second look. As a previous working professional I expected to be treated like I was at a least a High School graduate...
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The school is unorganized, when people cant pass work it is ajusted. They are more concerned with money then you the student and once they get you to sign on the line all the we care, we will support you is gone they are only concerned with getting their money. I had employees say the same. And no I am not angry I will be recieving my bachlorette of science in psychology of health science with a minor in biology in may 2012, so I am very happy I got out of there and I am doing great. People need to know the truth. What you see on tv is not totally what it is like, to go there you have to be desperate. And they are not regional accredited means your academic classes will not transfer only to another none regionally accredited school like university of phoenix. Meaning your science and math will not transfer to some where like university of colorado. Do your research....call nursing board and ask....they are accredited to teach but there are different levels of accreditation.
I took some courses with Concord Career College in Aurora, Colorado in 1990 and received a certificate for EKG Technician/Lab Assistant Diploma. (Their name used to be Colorado College of Medical and Dental Careers.) This last year, I enrolled in a community college in Kansas to work towards my LPN/RN. I found out that my federal student aid grants and loans for my current schooling are being withheld from my use because Concord Career College refuses to send my current college a transcript of my coursework from 1990. I called Concord repeatedly, wrote them, and even traveled to Denver and walked in their doors to request my transcript. They were quite polite and offered to send three transcripts for free. After weeks of waiting - no transcripts. Who do I complain to?
ST classes are great. The rest of the school is a joke. Teachers do care but there is beyond mass confusion in courses, material and logistics. They will take every penny they can get and then never do their job to refund any thing overpaid. They are on acedemic probation and its only a matter of time before someone catches on the students can and do cheat. Online courses are just cut and paste from google searches.....
I have never gone to this school but as a Clinical Coordinator, I can say this school has produced the best PTA students in Colorado! I thoroughly enjoy having students from this program as they are bright, eager to learn and are extremely knowledgeable in their field.
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You will learn the bare minimum at this school and pay a maximum price. My pediatrics rotation is at a high school and thus far my other clinicals have been less than stimulating. If all you need is to pass NCLEX fast this school is for you!
My daughter received her Associates degree this past July and started a job just a couple of months after graduating. I am very pleased with the outcome. The program is a bit expensive but worth it in my opinion.
You get what you pay for. I borrowed all the money to go here, and it was a good choice. No prerequisites, 20 months (rad program), and I had a job 2 weeks after graduation. It was a good choice for me.
I Wish I Never Went Here. Graduated In 2011 And They Still Have Not Helped Me Find A Job Or Any Kind Of Assistance With Anything. Waste Of Time.
My dad has worked here for 3 years and does an amazing job he is the best MA program director and the MA extern coordinator.
STILL HAVE A STUDENT LOAN FROM 14 YRS AGO , NEVER WAS ABLE TO GET A JOB IN WHAT I WENT TO SCHOOL FOR...
Can I work
Its a joke