School is garbage and the curriculum's
are garbage, I feel embarrassed as I wasted my time here and pretty much learned nothing. There is nothing positive about this place at all, I'm also ashamed to even say I went to this "school", as I have not found a job in the field of study that I was attending this institution for, months later. Seriously they wanted some students to apply for a job at a place called West which is a telemarketing call center, a job that requires no prior education whatsoever and has nothing to do with the courses studied. They have not returned any of my e-mails or phone calls. I found out recently they have no real accreditation. I've just decided to start from scratch and attend a San Antonio college's nursing school, an accredited school with a legit education. For profit schools such as Everest and Career Point are nothing but a rip-off.
If you want to continue your education don't be conned by schools like these, who promise you a "shortcut" to education and a real career. There plan is to advertise and market to as many people as they can, to fill out Fafsa's and rip them off to leave them in debt, all the while the student believes they are getting a legit education. Go through the traditional college for 2 years to get an associates degree, don't cheat yourself by taking these "shortcut" colleges. P.S I moved here from Chicago a year ago, so I knew nothing about this school, should of done my research first.
BAD SCHOOL!!!....... Well....I have never been there, BUT....I will say this much I will never EVER enroll in a school that non-accredited. They are a non-accredited school....if you want to waste your time going to a school that doesn't give you a degree and gives you a piece of paper printed out with some words...then CPC is your place. If you want a degree you need to do it right and actually go to a community college. These places are scams....they are there to make you feel like you have no other alternative, BUT YOU DO!!!! The community colleges here in San Antonio are ALOT cheaper then those so called 'schools'. You can do better than that piece of crap place....do not waste your time or money. For the amount you would pay at CPC you could pay 4 years at a community college....INCLUDING BOOKS and school supplies.
Career Point College. Every single negative review is correct. I went to work for CPC as an addmission counselor, I thought I would be helping people change their lives. I soon realized what a farce it was. Every day we were told multiple times we would be let go for not signing up enough people and how the owner spends $65000 a week advertizing. I was told to make them feel like a looser, we drew a chart showing them what a looser they were so they would want to change their life, we were told to try and make them start crying about their pitiful life, then paint a picture of the wonderful life they would have after graduating. They thought they were getting a diploma but in fact they were getting a worthless certificate. I couldn't do it, I wasn't heartless enough and they knew it so I was let go after 4 weeks. Thanks CPC for the guilt I still feel for signing up the few people I did get to sign up. CPC is regulated by a government agency and that is why they get away with it. They also leave your private records laying around the offices because they are to cheap to buy files and file cabinets. Oh yes, I took pictures as proof.
Awful school, awful people , but why complain here?. I agree with the negative reviews. This place is awful. The people that work here for the most part are nothing more than salesmen and loan sharks in my opinion and the quality of education recieved is pathetic. I had a relative attend the school a couple of years ago and heard her many horror stories about this place from the overcrowded classrooms, the unprofessional staff and the overall poor quality of education. She was in the paralegal program and said that 99% of her classes were not even taught by an instructor rather someone handing her a book and telling her to do for the most part busy work. I did a research paper on for profit schools while attending UTSA and tried to get in contact with Career Point for some quotes, what I got was continuous calls from them asking me if I was interested in enrolling and even had one salesman tell me that the quality of education at Career Point was far superior to that of UTSA. I ended up getting in touch with Mr. Hagan who told me that I had no business doing a research paper on Career Point and that he would only answer questions for my paper if we were in the presense of an attorney. All of this over some questions for a research paper. I say this, complaining on a message board or a facebook or twitter is going to do nothing. If you have proof that Career Point has did something illegal toward you and you have proof, hire an attorney or get in contact with your congressman. I would also say to go to the media with your story. San Antonio Express News has an education writter who would probably love to get your story. That being said be ready to have them discredit you. I have read the story of the young lady that came forward and they tried to make her look like an awful person. Sadly, for profit schools like this and others have become big because they seem convenient and you can get a degree and get to work fast. They feed on the working poor, like one guy said, single parents and the unemployed. In reality you can get a better degree for a fraction of Career Point's cost at any legit school in San Antonio (Alamo CCs, UTSA, St. Marys, UIW, etc.). Any school that advertises an associates in 18 months and a bachelors in 2 and a half years is a scam. If it sounds to good to be true it probably is. You will get an associates or bachelors, but it will be one that is worthless to any respected business. In closing I will say if you have proof a lawyer, a talk with a congress rep. and/or the press are your best options for getting your story heard. CPC is a for profit school who is only in business for themselves. They could care less if you get that "high paying job" because you won't see any offers for more than maybe $8.00/hr. anyway.
CROOKED BUSINESS - DO NOT ATTEND OR CALL THEM.
This is a crooked business, not a school. They will make it easy to enroll and EXPENSIVE to leave.
If you do not graduate, they will continue to charge your student loans. Then if you catch it and confront them they will play "I don't know what happened game" and will give you hard time when you try to fix it, they will send you in circles, from one person to the next, they will say they cant find the paperwork and a try to prolong the process. Then after you do all that, they will charge you for another semester even though you been unenrolled.
I don't know how this sort of business is allowed to continue to operate. They are charging student loans to students who no longer attend. They are committing fraud and nobody pays attention. There are probably 1000s of students who are getting their student loans racked up 10's of thousands of dollars and don't even know it. I know a couple students that left after going less than 1 year and are now owe $25,000 in student loans. $25000 for less than a YEAR?
They will leave you in a financial hole, and the nice people that you met and signed you up will become mean and vicious when you try to unenroll.
Look elsewhere for your education. This is only a small portion of the frustration Career Point has given me.
Crooks, Scam Artists, Liars shall I continue?.
Sadly, I can't give out a negative star rating, too bad. Let me start by saying that the good reviews posted on here are probably from Career Point employees, because there is honestly nothing positive to say about this place. Allow me to break this down. Career Point is a for profit school, which basically means they are in business for themselves and could care less if the student is successful as long as they are getting paid. Their "Admissions Advisors" are basically a sales department whose sole purpose is to get as many students to enroll as possible, and will do whatever it takes to get them to enroll even if it mean lying to them. I had a friend who was scammed by this place, so I decided to call and get some information from them on their cirriculum. The lady I spoke with over the phone tried every way she could to sale me on attending the school, she told me CPC's credits transfer to other state schools, LIE, she told me tuition was competitve with other local schools, LIE, you can attend any Alamo Community College and get a real degree for about 5% what tuition is for an Associate's at CPC, in fact my Bachelor's degree from Texas State cost me less than an Associate's would at CPC, and it goes a lot further. The instructors are people from the field they are teaching, but do you really think a successful nurse, lawyer, computer technician or business professional would be working at CPC and not at a high paying office? This place targets low income individuals in desperate need for a job, ever wonder why all of their commercials are on during Maury and Springer? It is sickening that these people feed upon the lower class of our society and reap benefits from them, while these poor souls are stuck in debt up to their ears while still trying to provide for families, children and whatever else the case may be. I have talked with many graduates of this place, and was told that employers laugh when they find out they went to CPC, and mock their "Thanks Career Point" commercials. I mean come on if you were a lawyer would you hire someone with a paralegal degree from CPC or UTSA? If you were a doctor would you hire a nurse from CPC or Incarnate Word?
To sum things up, Career Point College is over priced, they feed off the working poor, their instructors are far from the best they could get and it is documented that students find themselves in a financial hole upon graduation.
The same education costs 5% of CPC's price at a REAL ACCREDITED school such as Alamo Community Colleges, UTSA, St. Mary's etc.
Please people don't waste your money or your time on this scam BUSINESS, this is not a school by any stretch of the imagination.
By the way, my friend that attended this place finally found employment in another field after being laughed out of numerous interviews, and she is still paying off a mountain of debt in student loans "Thanks Career Point!"
I started at CPC in January for the VN program. The lady I spoke with and did paper work with was very unorganized. I called her twice to change my number and she never changed it. The day before when they make the phone calls, they were calling my references because she didn't write down my number.
Secondly, when we started, we didn't get our books until 3 weeks later. However, we were in a small building. Now we have moved to Crossroads Mall and have room to order the books ahead and store them.
I think the coordinators are not coordinated at all. A group after my group started and they put them in our classroom but didn't know where to put us. We were in that classroom always, we should of been left in there. All the classes are the same size.
The only reason I stay is because the instructors actually know what they are doing and talking about. If you have questions they answer it, they tell stories of their experiences and even give you their cell phone number and email address. If the instructors were unorganized I would of quit going.
Heres some positive. If looking to inquire about the college, the best thing to do is find out for your selves instead of basing it off of others opinions. Ask anyone and they will tell you the same.
the worst mistake i ever made!!!!. Career Point is a move i wish i had never made. I went there in 07 I was a young mother and wanted to make something of my life. What a mistake !!! as i was attending teachers were getting switched everyother week and at that as the work was getting tough the teachers didnt know what to do so i was left to fend for myself and figure it out myself. I know i didnt pay 15 thousand dollar to teach myself. It was pissing me off here i am now stuck in student loan debt and no degree. I am trying to file a class act against them because they were not accredited while i was attending i want to have them atleast wipe the student loan off my credit and off my name .i am so in debt because of this mistake i dont know what to do. DO NOT ATTEND THIS JOKE THEY CALL A COLLEGE attend san antonio college they are one of the best and there tuition is about 13 thousand dollars cheaper and they actually care about your education. BEWARE OF CAREER POINT COLLEGE it is a move you will regret.
Take Control and Responsiblity for your Education!. CPC is accredited but anyone looking into college accreditation, particularly for private tech colleges, will have learned that it is best to start&finish in their programs. That’s not unique to CPC. "Real" private colleges have similar issues w/ courses transferring to a state university. Folks that are complaining about this may not be familiar w/ traditional universities. Complaints about classrooms (run down, smell, people walking in&out) I agree could be a problem&should be reported when possible. Maybe they will have a owned campus one day,but this could impact costs so complainers should keep that in mind. If testing I would complain&move right then&there. It is your education&potential career. Take the outcome into your hands&stop complaining! Ultimately any college/tech training programs U will only get out of it what U put into it. When I see posts about parking, drugs, sex, skanky girls jibber-jabbering in the back of class&disrupting things...all sounds like what I experienced off&on while attending traditional universities so this isn’t unique. Get over it/work around it/report it constructively&focus on what U need to do. The admissions process was informative, in part because I EDUCATED MYSELF on the school&their programs before going in. As an adult it's your responsibility, not theirs. No one can force U to sign up or take financial aide for school or daycare. That is ridiculous. Complaints about cost are unfair in my opinion. U always have options-go to Community College or another tech school if U choose. U may not like your options but U have them.U are paying a premium in tuition for a couple reasons-the time frame to finish is accelerated to put U in a position of employability as soon as possible.This is valuable for many. Taking the similar programs via traditional colleges would typically take longer. It is also a "private" school. They ALWAYS cost more. Regarding job placement leads-they cannot&do not promise U a great job, or any job. That is UP TO YOU. They offer U leads. There may be limited openings at the locations that have provided leads to CPC so there will be more people competing. That's life.U have to equip yourself w/knowledge&a good attitude to increase your chances of being the best candidate. And remember that right out of any program U are starting at entry level. It goes up from there typically depending on your work ethic&attitude. Once U get into the work place it matters little WHERE U went to school. It matters more THAT U went, did well, completed it, etc. Once hired it is up to U to display qualities of a good employee. Take pride in your educational efforts regardless of where U went. And strive to be a life long student. Work on always learning more about your chosen field. This is key. U know if U worked hard or not. If those around U don't, believe me that 9 times out of 10, it will prove out in the end when they are unable to keep jobs&constantly burn bridges behind them w/every job they are lucky enough to get. And EVERY orientation day at every school or job I've had could be described as a bunch of people coming in to tell U what&how to do stuff. That's the point. Suffer through&make it to day 2. I have gone to school or training of some sort for the past 22 years (not including grammar&High School)&have earned an Associates, Bachelor's&MBA along w/several industry IT certifications all thru non-traditional college attendance (working full time, going to school at night, weekends, etc.)&it takes work, suffering thru mediocre instructors at times, annoying classmates, etc. But it isn't about them....it’s about YOU. Make it count.
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