Western Career College / Wrongful Termination
I'm a former student of Western Career College which is now Carrington College of California and I just want to say that I truly believe that they are running a scam and discriminating against certain students.
I went through the nine month Medical Assisting Program at the WCC Rancho Cordova campus. I came back on an appeal but I believe that I was wrongfully dropped the first time because their handbook states that if a student is failing they are to be given academic counseling. I never received any help or academic counseling and was dropped after only 2 months. I came back a year later on an appeal. I had made a total turn around I was a 4.0 student and had perfect attendance. I only missed one day in nine months! During my nine months at this school they changed instructors several times and each instructor told us that the other one was teaching us the wrong method. The instructors would even bad mouth other teachers to the students about their teaching skills. I really believe that I was discriminated against. I went through nine months and had a 4.0 the whole time and then the last month which I was supposed to be graduating in I was told that I was failing the course and would not be graduating. However before that I was also told that I would be given time to catch up on whatever I needed to catch up on or practice. I was told that I would be taken out of class by the teacher who was working with the graduates and would be given time then. However that never happened and the days that we were taken out of class to work on graduate things were only days that we were doing practical in class. So I would miss out on the practical time in class and was not given anytime during graduation stuff as promised. We weren't even taught about EKG's until midway through our course and only 3 EKG's were working most of the time sometimes only 2 for 28 students! We're paying all this money for school we should be given an adequate amount of working supplies for the students. After I was told that I was failing I went to my teacher multiple times for help and was basically ignored and told that I ask too many questions and was told another teacher would be helping which also never happened. It was my last course so I was expected to have everything completed however there were several things that I hadn't even been taught in my nine months there that weren't even on the calendar. I was told that it was ok because I would just get them demonstrated in the next course because I would be recycling. However I had been there nine months and it should have been taught before! My teacher basically just kept pushing off everything I was telling her. I asked her for weeks to come in and have a meeting with me and she would refuse and tell me she didn't know what was going on and not to go to the Director that she would take care of it. So finally the last day of the course which was the thursday before the 3 day weekend I asked her one last time what was going on and she told me " I'm recycling you, because they're making me. The director is not here today she will be back on Tuesday after the three day weekend and you can call her on Tuesday during normal business hours." She was very rude to me and I'm always very respectful to the instructors and I didn't deserve to be talked to that way and that is not the first time that has happened to me. ' However with her favorite students they were given all the help they wanted and were given the Graduation Final Study Guide early which I was told are not supposed to be given until your last month. So anyways I was confused about her telling me that I was recycling because when you come back to school on an appeal basis you are not allowed to recycle. That is the condition of the appeal which she was aware of. So I come back dressed for school in scrubs that tuesday very confused. So I go to the program director and I am told that I am being dropped from the program and that it was my teachers mistake for telling me otherwise. I am told that they have to think about themselves and their money from a professional standpoint and they can't have students that may ruin their reputation! So I was then told that they would look into the matter and would call me back in 24 hours and I was told to go home. I got a call the next morning however I'm having problems with my phone and I missed their call so then I tried calling them back multiple times throughout the day and could not get ahold of anyone who could help me and now here I am two days later and still no call back. I've continued to call but no response. So it is obvious that they do not care about their students. Now that I've been dropped I find out that they got 11 new students so I feel it is all about the money with them. I want to look into my options because I don't feel that I should have to pay all of the money back for something that I didn't get to complete. I understand about paying for the books and supplies but I don't feel that I should have to pay everything back. Now I am out sooo much money that I can' t even say and I have no money to go back to school. All I wanted to do was to better myself. I feel that they are truly running a scam and I'm wondering how this can even be legal?
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