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CompuCampus CollegeRipped Off Too!

I was ripped off by CompuCampus College as well. They used obsolete outdated software and books for my program. Because they took the misleading statements about the Computer Graphic Design Program off their website they are still allowed to use the same software. The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities state on their website Warning PCC “subsequent research shows that the majority of these programs are outdated and do not provide the graduate with employable skills”. The graduate being me. They also didn’t provide me with the twenty hours of weekly class time that was promised. I notified The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities about them. There are two restraining orders and one financial penalty against them because of my report. They had withheld my diploma because of my complaints to them, but were forced by the MTCU to give it to me. They were penalized financially, they had offered modules without qualified instructors, they had to change the misleading wording on their website, they threatened to retroactively mark some of my courses as fail; their relocated London campus was up and running without the necessary approval, and offering vocational programs without being approved at that location. They are under ministry surveillance until July 30, 2010. Mine was not the only outdated programs there, but apparently no one else seems to have complained to the ministry. Otherwise there should have been warnings on the ministry site before. I have notified the Windsor and London Better Business Bureaus, The Windsor Star, Sean O’Shea, Dale Goldhawk, The Ontario Ombudsman, my local Member of Parliament, EI as well as Second Career Strategies and the MTCU.
DO NOT GO THERE!

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  • Ma
    Mahdismom Aug 22, 2014

    I find them very helpful. I enjoy the program. Everyone has the right to their opinion of the school whether it's legit or not.

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  • Sh
    Shirley881150 Apr 19, 2010

    To me defamation means the telling of lies about someone and as far as I can recall I have not done so.
    Under threat of legal action against me for alleged defamation of CompuCampus College I have been asked to issue an apology. I feel that everyone that I may have influenced should know that I have apologized.

    I apologize for exercising my right to make a report to the Better Business Bureaus.
    I apologize for exercising my right to express my opinion to the local newspaper and on the online Complaint Board.
    I apologize to your client for reporting him to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, so that they found him guilty of several infractions of the PCC Act of 2005.
    I apologize for informing prospective students about the PCC warning that is already on the Internet on the MTCU website.
    I am sorry for any embarrassment felt by him because I also felt embarrassment stemming from the fact that I worked my backside off for eight months getting a 92% average in a program that provided me with no employable skills.
    Thus I have also lost my projected future earning potential.
    Think of what I could have achieved if it were the up-to-date technology that I was promised by the college advertisements.
    I apologize for trying to be helpful while a student of your client:
    v Pointing out to the administrator that there were mistakes in a PowerPoint Presentation that was being used for one of their modules.
    v That there was no Quick Time or Sound application that was needed on my computer so I could adequately complete my lessons.
    v That QuarkXPress was not activated on the computer and since I need hands-on experience I couldn’t pretend that I would know how to operate it as requested.

    I apologize for asking on the Internet if there are any other complainants. I do not know very many people in your city and have notified only those institutions that I felt should be alerted to my concerns.
    I apologize for feeling like a victim and trying to defend myself.
    I apologize for feeling that the administrator’s demeanor towards me was callus, disdainful and arrogant, while the rest of the staff was friendly, warm and accommodating to me.

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  • Sh
    Shirley881150 Apr 04, 2010

    You definitely have not checked the MTCU website. Even The CompuCampus website will lead you to the PCC warnings about this college. Like I said there are two restraining orders and one financial penalty against them. They were using Adobe and Macromedia software. The Adobe software company purchased the Macromedia software company back in 2005. Adobe GoLive was taken off the market in 2008. The Graphic Design Program is to have twenty hours per week. That is what it still says on their website and on my contract. I have three different time schedules from the first six months saying Mon. to Thru. 1 PM to 4 PM, Fridays are always the lab days where the students can practice. There is no teacher there if you decided to go on Fridays. Do the math. That gave me twelve hours a week not twenty. On the financial penalty MTCU ...SAYS...subsequent research shows that the majority of these programs are outdated and do not provide the graduate with employable skills. As for my not being able to find a job, fighting to get my diploma and getting MTCU to do something about their outrageousness is a full time job.
    You must be a very important person. Were you one of the people inspecting CompuCampus? One of the notes on my time schedule says there are no visitors allowed.

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  • Sk
    Skippy55 Apr 02, 2010
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    I disagree with what you say. I checked their website and visited their campus regarding the Manufacturing Engineering Design program. It was a very friendly environment, I had an opportunity to sit in on a lecture. The instructor was knowledgeable and the students in the class spoke very highly of the instructor and the program. The software was up to date and they had all of the necessary software available for their students and the training is current.

    With all due respect, are you writing this comment because you are not able to find a job, because it seems like you have a lot of time on your hands to have contacted all of the above individuals/institutions.

    Don't you have anything better to do with your time?

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