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I attended Western Career College back when it was Silicon Valley College one year 10months later (Mind you I communted 1 1/2 hours to and from class I live in the central valley) I took the CMA course worse mistake of my life. I was so

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I attended Western Career College back when it was Silicon Valley College one year 10months later (Mind you I communted 1 1/2 hours to and from class I live in the central valley) I took the CMA course worse mistake of my life. I was so

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Note to Isabella:
I would venture to guess that your problems with Western Career College did not lie in the curriculum or with the instructors. You very obviously do not have even the smallest grasp of the English Language or how to properly write.
There were so many spelling, grammatical, tense, and structure problems with your little diatribe it is no wonder you were not successful. If you cannot even make an effort to "appear" intelligent I am afraid you will be unsuccessful in all of your career endeavors.

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Note to Isabella:
I would venture to guess that your problems with Western Career College did not lie in the curriculum or with the instructors. You very obviously do not have even the smallest grasp of the English Language or how to properly write.
There were so many spelling, grammatical, tense, and structure problems with your little diatribe it is no wonder you were not successful. If you cannot even make an effort to "appear" intelligent I am afraid you will be unsuccessful in all of your career endeavors.

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I think this was the worst $17,000 I have spent. I took the medical assisting class and I had 3 differnet teachers. They couldnt even give us the same teacher for all our classes. They give you 6 week for each class and after the 6 weeks they move on to something else and you dont practice what you already learned so its not consistant. The teachers we not helpfull eaither. When I asked for help I had to wait till they had time to help witch was a lil to late to be of any help. I would not recomend going to this school. They dont give you whats necessary to be a great medical assistant. They don't help yuou at all with job placement. Its like your done with school and you are no better off then you were before going to school. Before I was even done with medical assisting the counslers was trying to get me to enroll in another class. I was not even interested but they try to push you into it. They say you wont have to pay you school loans back until you are done with the new class. They try to hard. So all in all I realy regreat chosing this school it was the worst decision I have ever made.And I garantee I am not the only one who fells this way. I have kept in touch with alot of my felow classmates and at least 20 of them feel the same way and still dont have jobs. I have gone on job interviews for medical assisting and they have told me more then once that i was not trained enough. I was so shocked because I thought the school was going to give me the tools to get a job. But guess what?? NO THEY DON'T. The teacher dosent even make you feel comfterble enough to complain. I was told to complain to the program director not the dean if I had any propblems. So what was I suposed to do when the program director is the one not doing her job??? She acted like she might retaliate if we went above her to complain.Also career services dont care to help you either they cancel your appointments and dont return your calls.They have you finish this book and binder that is completly and uterly useless.Its a big huge waste of time. And useless. They say its so you have what you need to get a job.What you need is skills, which you do not get from this school. For a school that says they care and want to help they dont. I hope this helps you make the right choices for your future. Western is known for getting thier students to remove their posts so you can never post anything. They get taken down almost as fast as you put them up. If they know who you are. Why would they do that??? They dont want everyone to know the truth. But here it is I hope it helps you make the right choice.

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I think this was the worst $17,000 I have spent. I took the medical assisting class and I had 3 differnet teachers. They couldnt even give us the same teacher for all our classes. They give you 6 week for each class and after the 6 weeks they move on to something else and you dont practice what you already learned so its not consistant. The teachers we not helpfull eaither. When I asked for help I had to wait till they had time to help witch was a lil to late to be of any help. I would not recomend going to this school. They dont give you whats necessary to be a great medical assistant. They don't help yuou at all with job placement. Its like your done with school and you are no better off then you were before going to school. Before I was even done with medical assisting the counslers was trying to get me to enroll in another class. I was not even interested but they try to push you into it. They say you wont have to pay you school loans back until you are done with the new class. They try to hard. So all in all I realy regreat chosing this school it was the worst decision I have ever made.And I garantee I am not the only one who fells this way. I have kept in touch with alot of my felow classmates and at least 20 of them feel the same way and still dont have jobs. I have gone on job interviews for medical assisting and they have told me more then once that i was not trained enough. I was so shocked because I thought the school was going to give me the tools to get a job. But guess what?? NO THEY DON'T. The teacher dosent even make you feel comfterble enough to complain. I was told to complain to the program director not the dean if I had any propblems. So what was I suposed to do when the program director is the one not doing her job??? She acted like she might retaliate if we went above her to complain.Also career services dont care to help you either they cancel your appointments and dont return your calls.They have you finish this book and binder that is completly and uterly useless.Its a big huge waste of time. And useless. They say its so you have what you need to get a job.What you need is skills, which you do not get from this school. For a school that says they care and want to help they dont. I hope this helps you make the right choices for your future. Western is known for getting thier students to remove their posts so you can never post anything. They get taken down almost as fast as you put them up. If they know who you are. Why would they do that??? They dont want everyone to know the truth. But here it is I hope it helps you make the right choice.

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I am currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program at Western Career College. I am 36 years old and a single mother with very little help. I am a former retail business owner of 10+ years. When the economy crashed in 2007/08, I was forced to close my businesses and find another path in life. I had always been financially secure and never thought I would have to make such a drastic career change. It was my 10 year old daughter that told me that I should try to do what I'd always dreamed of when I was a little girl and that was to take care of animals. I didn't think it was possible at my age to basically start all over in life.

The "You can do it!" slogan hit home one day and I made the call just to inquire. Alya, the representative that helped me that day was amazing. She was caring and sympathetic to my situation. She gave me scenarios in which I could chart out my new career. It was her incredible energy that drew me in further and gave me the confidence to move forward with going after my new goal. She arranged for me to come see the campus and had me bring my daughter. The way everyone at the campus took me in and the way they treated my daughter that day made me feel as if they truly cared about us.

After meeting the program director and hearing of all the exciting things I would learn, I knew I had to go for it even though it would end up costing me nearly $80 a week in gas just to get there. The cost of tuition was all laid out and prepared for me in one package which makes it so much easier. I remember being in community college when I was younger and the ongoing, different little fees all the time were very frustrating. The cost of this program is totally worth it.

My first weeks in the program seemed overwhelming and scary. Especially being surrounded by all the young minds fresh out of high school. I didn't think I would be able to keep up in such an accelerated program but I have been able to and I'm still going strong. The teachers here are amazing people beyond what they are teaching. They seriously put forth their effort into helping each student succeed. I have learned more than I ever thought I would. Directly at the beginning of this program, they launch you into clinical rotations, putting you directly into the field. I was fortunate to have an awesome clinic that accepted me and focused on involving me in every procedure. Without the requirement of attending clinical rotations, I don't think I would feel as confident as I do now. Hands on experience is a key element to learning this trade and the staff at WCC makes sure you get that. Lab days at WCC are my ultimate favorite. We are taught by a real DVM who has a personality that you just can't help to like. Whether it's working with cadavers or even doing fecal analysis, she makes it fun and comical almost. I am always laughing in lab and enjoying my time there.

I could go on and on about my wonderful experiences at WCC but don't get me wrong, the workload is intense. It's necessary to put all that you are into completing everything. You definitely cannot slide through in this program. You must do the work to gain the knowledge but every moment of it is exciting. I am so thankful for the opportunity that WCC has given me to create a new life for myself and my daughter is so proud of me.

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I am currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program at Western Career College. I am 36 years old and a single mother with very little help. I am a former retail business owner of 10+ years. When the economy crashed in 2007/08, I was forced to close my businesses and find another path in life. I had always been financially secure and never thought I would have to make such a drastic career change. It was my 10 year old daughter that told me that I should try to do what I'd always dreamed of when I was a little girl and that was to take care of animals. I didn't think it was possible at my age to basically start all over in life.

The "You can do it!" slogan hit home one day and I made the call just to inquire. Alya, the representative that helped me that day was amazing. She was caring and sympathetic to my situation. She gave me scenarios in which I could chart out my new career. It was her incredible energy that drew me in further and gave me the confidence to move forward with going after my new goal. She arranged for me to come see the campus and had me bring my daughter. The way everyone at the campus took me in and the way they treated my daughter that day made me feel as if they truly cared about us.

After meeting the program director and hearing of all the exciting things I would learn, I knew I had to go for it even though it would end up costing me nearly $80 a week in gas just to get there. The cost of tuition was all laid out and prepared for me in one package which makes it so much easier. I remember being in community college when I was younger and the ongoing, different little fees all the time were very frustrating. The cost of this program is totally worth it.

My first weeks in the program seemed overwhelming and scary. Especially being surrounded by all the young minds fresh out of high school. I didn't think I would be able to keep up in such an accelerated program but I have been able to and I'm still going strong. The teachers here are amazing people beyond what they are teaching. They seriously put forth their effort into helping each student succeed. I have learned more than I ever thought I would. Directly at the beginning of this program, they launch you into clinical rotations, putting you directly into the field. I was fortunate to have an awesome clinic that accepted me and focused on involving me in every procedure. Without the requirement of attending clinical rotations, I don't think I would feel as confident as I do now. Hands on experience is a key element to learning this trade and the staff at WCC makes sure you get that. Lab days at WCC are my ultimate favorite. We are taught by a real DVM who has a personality that you just can't help to like. Whether it's working with cadavers or even doing fecal analysis, she makes it fun and comical almost. I am always laughing in lab and enjoying my time there.

I could go on and on about my wonderful experiences at WCC but don't get me wrong, the workload is intense. It's necessary to put all that you are into completing everything. You definitely cannot slide through in this program. You must do the work to gain the knowledge but every moment of it is exciting. I am so thankful for the opportunity that WCC has given me to create a new life for myself and my daughter is so proud of me.

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So I've attended to 2 different community colleges, one for random meaningless classes and the other to get my Emergency Medical Technician cert. Now I am currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician course at WCC San Jose working towards that as well as getting my associates at the same time. And yeah, the price may dissuade you from attending, but think about it...At community colleges the classes are cheaper ($20-$200 or so) but then add up the cost of uniforms, books, supplies, etc and also to get both an associates AND a degree in whatever you may be studying, you're looking at a pretty high price and it takes years to accomplish your goal. At WCC all thats included! Scrubs and books for every class are covered and you'll be getting GE and a degree in whichever field you may be going into. And it's a one time type cost, not like pay each time for each course, it's all laid out for you there at the very beginning. Not to mention it takes a LOT less time to achieve your goal at WCC than at any other school. And if you took GE classes somewhere else, your credits are transferable! \n\nThen there's the staff... Everyone there, even if they aren't your specific instructors or administrators, are always there with an open mind and open door and are ready and willing to assist you in any way they can. \n\nI'm not sure about the other programs but I know for sure that the VT program, all its instructors and all the resources are at your disposal and greatly prepare you for your future career. It's a friendly atmosphere and like I mentioned before I'm not sure about other programs but the instructors make it a fun and educational environment. They have the ability to balance being an authority figure and an educator with being a normal human being that has gone through the same exact situations you're going through, and help relate the subject matter in a way you can understand and utilize the information and put it into practice. If you can't understand a subject there are different ways they will attempt to teach it in order to make it easier for you. \n\nI could've gone to Foothill and gotten my VT cert, spent a ton of money and time, achieved less, and wouldn't be happy about actually going to school and learning. I'm happy a friend told me about WCC, because now I'm doing what I want with my life and it's not only easy, but fun! I totally recommend WCC to my friends and to all of you who may read this.

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So I've attended to 2 different community colleges, one for random meaningless classes and the other to get my Emergency Medical Technician cert. Now I am currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician course at WCC San Jose working towards that as well as getting my associates at the same time. And yeah, the price may dissuade you from attending, but think about it...At community colleges the classes are cheaper ($20-$200 or so) but then add up the cost of uniforms, books, supplies, etc and also to get both an associates AND a degree in whatever you may be studying, you're looking at a pretty high price and it takes years to accomplish your goal. At WCC all thats included! Scrubs and books for every class are covered and you'll be getting GE and a degree in whichever field you may be going into. And it's a one time type cost, not like pay each time for each course, it's all laid out for you there at the very beginning. Not to mention it takes a LOT less time to achieve your goal at WCC than at any other school. And if you took GE classes somewhere else, your credits are transferable! \n\nThen there's the staff... Everyone there, even if they aren't your specific instructors or administrators, are always there with an open mind and open door and are ready and willing to assist you in any way they can. \n\nI'm not sure about the other programs but I know for sure that the VT program, all its instructors and all the resources are at your disposal and greatly prepare you for your future career. It's a friendly atmosphere and like I mentioned before I'm not sure about other programs but the instructors make it a fun and educational environment. They have the ability to balance being an authority figure and an educator with being a normal human being that has gone through the same exact situations you're going through, and help relate the subject matter in a way you can understand and utilize the information and put it into practice. If you can't understand a subject there are different ways they will attempt to teach it in order to make it easier for you. \n\nI could've gone to Foothill and gotten my VT cert, spent a ton of money and time, achieved less, and wouldn't be happy about actually going to school and learning. I'm happy a friend told me about WCC, because now I'm doing what I want with my life and it's not only easy, but fun! I totally recommend WCC to my friends and to all of you who may read this.

Pros: Friendly staff, nice environment, great education

Cons: none come to mind

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So I've attended to 2 different community colleges, one for random meaningless classes and the other to get my Emergency Medical Technician cert. Now I am currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician course at WCC San Jose working towards that as well as getting my associates at the same time. And yeah, the price may dissuade you from attending, but think about it...At community colleges the classes are cheaper ($20-$200 or so) but then add up the cost of uniforms, books, supplies, etc and also to get both an associates AND a degree in whatever you may be studying, you're looking at a pretty high price and it takes years to accomplish your goal. At WCC all thats included! Scrubs and books for every class are covered and you'll be getting GE and a degree in whichever field you may be going into. And it's a one time type cost, not like pay each time for each course, it's all laid out for you there at the very beginning. Not to mention it takes a LOT less time to achieve your goal at WCC than at any other school. And if you took GE classes somewhere else, your credits are transferable!

Then there's the staff... Everyone there, even if they aren't your specific instructors or administrators, are always there with an open mind and open door and are ready and willing to assist you in any way they can.

I'm not sure about the other programs but I know for sure that the VT program, all its instructors and all the resources are at your disposal and greatly prepare you for your future career. It's a friendly atmosphere and like I mentioned before I'm not sure about other programs but the instructors make it a fun and educational environment. They have the ability to balance being an authority figure and an educator with being a normal human being that has gone through the same exact situations you're going through, and help relate the subject matter in a way you can understand and utilize the information and put it into practice. If you can't understand a subject there are different ways they will attempt to teach it in order to make it easier for you.

I could've gone to Foothill and gotten my VT cert, spent a ton of money and time, achieved less, and wouldn't be happy about actually going to school and learning. I'm happy a friend told me about WCC, because now I'm doing what I want with my life and it's not only easy, but fun! I totally recommend WCC to my friends and to all of you who may read this.

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So I've attended to 2 different community colleges, one for random meaningless classes and the other to get my Emergency Medical Technician cert. Now I am currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician course at WCC San Jose working towards that as well as getting my associates at the same time. And yeah, the price may dissuade you from attending, but think about it...At community colleges the classes are cheaper ($20-$200 or so) but then add up the cost of uniforms, books, supplies, etc and also to get both an associates AND a degree in whatever you may be studying, you're looking at a pretty high price and it takes years to accomplish your goal. At WCC all thats included! Scrubs and books for every class are covered and you'll be getting GE and a degree in whichever field you may be going into. And it's a one time type cost, not like pay each time for each course, it's all laid out for you there at the very beginning. Not to mention it takes a LOT less time to achieve your goal at WCC than at any other school. And if you took GE classes somewhere else, your credits are transferable!

Then there's the staff... Everyone there, even if they aren't your specific instructors or administrators, are always there with an open mind and open door and are ready and willing to assist you in any way they can.

I'm not sure about the other programs but I know for sure that the VT program, all its instructors and all the resources are at your disposal and greatly prepare you for your future career. It's a friendly atmosphere and like I mentioned before I'm not sure about other programs but the instructors make it a fun and educational environment. They have the ability to balance being an authority figure and an educator with being a normal human being that has gone through the same exact situations you're going through, and help relate the subject matter in a way you can understand and utilize the information and put it into practice. If you can't understand a subject there are different ways they will attempt to teach it in order to make it easier for you.

I could've gone to Foothill and gotten my VT cert, spent a ton of money and time, achieved less, and wouldn't be happy about actually going to school and learning. I'm happy a friend told me about WCC, because now I'm doing what I want with my life and it's not only easy, but fun! I totally recommend WCC to my friends and to all of you who may read this.

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I recently joined the Dental Assisting program starting Jan. 25th and have been loving it ever since. Everyone was very helpful and patient from the start and walked me through the admissions and financial ad processes. Even when I asked a ton of stupid questions. It is expensive (nearly $19k for me) and the parking is not in great shape at this location (limited spaces), but I still love it. This is my first time back to college in 6 years. I badly needed a career change and this is the best place to do it, especially if you are looking to get into the medical field. Most of the programs are under one year in length so a lot tends to get crammed in. The way they teach the classes really helps it stick and it is not boring. I would highly suggest this school to anyone who wants to advance their career or get into a new field. Just a warning though, this is really only for people who are willing and want to better themselves. If you don't, then you will get left in the dust very fast!

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I recently joined the Dental Assisting program starting Jan. 25th and have been loving it ever since. Everyone was very helpful and patient from the start and walked me through the admissions and financial ad processes. Even when I asked a ton of stupid questions. It is expensive (nearly $19k for me) and the parking is not in great shape at this location (limited spaces), but I still love it. This is my first time back to college in 6 years. I badly needed a career change and this is the best place to do it, especially if you are looking to get into the medical field. Most of the programs are under one year in length so a lot tends to get crammed in. The way they teach the classes really helps it stick and it is not boring. I would highly suggest this school to anyone who wants to advance their career or get into a new field. Just a warning though, this is really only for people who are willing and want to better themselves. If you don't, then you will get left in the dust very fast!

Pros: Very thorough and helpful!

Cons: Like any good school: Expensive and limited parking

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i WENT TO WESTERN CAREER COLLEGE IN OCT 2008, I WAS ONLY THERE FOR TWO WEEKS WHEN THE INSTRUCTOR OF MEDICAL BILLING DROPPED ME BECAUSE I COULDN'T COME UP WITH TRANSPORTATION MONEY AND HE AND DEAN DID NOT RETURN ANY OF MY CALLS EXCEPT THE LAST ONE TELL ING ME I WAS DROPPED THEN, THEY HAD THE NERVE TO TRY AND KEEP MY $2,000 IN FINANCIAL AID MONEY! BUT i PICKETED THE SCHOOL AND THEY RETURNED IT... ALSO, THE INSTRUCTOR SPOKE ABOUT THINGS WE WOULDN'T EVEN REMEMBER MUCH LESS WOULD NEED FOR OUR POSITION ....

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i WENT TO WESTERN CAREER COLLEGE IN OCT 2008, I WAS ONLY THERE FOR TWO WEEKS WHEN THE INSTRUCTOR OF MEDICAL BILLING DROPPED ME BECAUSE I COULDN'T COME UP WITH TRANSPORTATION MONEY AND HE AND DEAN DID NOT RETURN ANY OF MY CALLS EXCEPT THE LAST ONE TELL ING ME I WAS DROPPED THEN, THEY HAD THE NERVE TO TRY AND KEEP MY $2,000 IN FINANCIAL AID MONEY! BUT i PICKETED THE SCHOOL AND THEY RETURNED IT... ALSO, THE INSTRUCTOR SPOKE ABOUT THINGS WE WOULDN'T EVEN REMEMBER MUCH LESS WOULD NEED FOR OUR POSITION ....

Pros: NO RATING A BIG ZERO!

Cons: TEACHER NOT COMPASSIONATE

 

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