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2004 Lloyd Center 3rd Floor, Portland, OR | Directions 9723245.531614 -122.654596
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Neighborhoods: Powellhurst - Gilbert, Lloyd District
Carrington as a whole may be okay but if you are considering attending as a student please RETHINK ! There are so many other trade schools that would be such a better choice. I was disgusted by the end of the veterinary assisting program! Tawnya cantu is one of the most unprofessional instructors I've ever experienced. She curses in class. Tells students that they are stupid in front of the entire class. It's a mess, unorganized and unprofessional. I am sorry to say I paid over 14,000 dollars to have a teacher say every other day that she's not paid enough to deal with students. And if you do have a concern about the instructor going to a supervisor does nothing but let her know you went to her supervisor and she treats you worse. Please please please rethink your educational future.
I just want to express that Carrington College Portland, OR campus have many hard working staff who really care about the success of their students. When you read reviews here from disgruntled folks bear in mind there are probably other issues for folks to express such words. See for yourself,. and better your future.
I used to work there ten years ago in the office and that place was a mess and extremely unorganized. After reading the reviews I just learned they had changed their name from Apollo to carrington I figured since they still use that cheesy tune in their advertisements
.Now that I am thinking of going into the medical field I began looking for schools in the area and good old Apollo college popped up in disguise....I am glad I worked there to know that the old president of the school (my boss) at the time was a total douche and sleeping with the admin or (personal assistant) and after I got sick and tired of doing her job while they were taking two hour lunch breaks or longer instead of managing a school I just quit caring if I worked there or not especially when I did not feel confident with their conduct of business and student relations. The school had issues with being accredited and the internships never happened and job placement department was none existent and the gal working there did not care about the students which I was cross training to help assist her with students and she complained about having to blow people off because she did not have time to deal with them. I felt so bad for the students with whom some I befriended and there were a few good people and teachers but this was ten years ago so who knows now. It was hard to see these students dedicate themselves to this class and the school really only saw them as paychecks and it is what you make it after you graduate anyone can go out and get a job if they got excellent grades and persistently searches for job placement - as for any hopes getting help finding work good luck with them... they are going to file you away give you a lame excuse and move on to the next person.... BEWARE
The director (Diane) of this Carrington Apollo College in Portland, Or told us that the school is all about the students! But what about the patients? Does this mean that if a student makes a mistake and hurts a patient accidentally, that the student is always right and the patient must endure the pain or mistake?!!! You would think that a good dental college would think highly of the patients and their needs also. And the patient not to be considered as just a type of lab rat for a good grade! I think the attitude of the director of this school needs to be more compassionate, patient and caring for the patients just as much as the students! Otherwise, why would anyone want to come there for dental services and treatment???
Spend your money elsewhere!!! – I went to Apollo/Carrington College for the veterinary asisstant program in Portland, OR. When I was their half of the microscopes didn't work properly, the IDEXX machine and other out-dated equipment they had there also didn't work properly most of the time. We were always running out of supplies-slides, etc.We would have to hide some of the supplies so we would have some to use during our lab time. Ridiculous, huh? That's what I felt! What was being done with the $12,000 we spent to go to school there?
I went through 3 teachers when I went to school there. I had major problems with the second teacher I was assigned. I criticized her teaching while I was still going to school there-big mistake. When I first started school there, during lab she would just sit at her desk typing on her computer(most of the time on her facebook & myspace account)all the time, only to look up once in awhile to answer a students question when they came up to talk to her at her desk. The rest of the time it was student teaching student. A lot of the "senior" students who were there when I first started didn't make it through their externship because of not being taught properly how to restrain an animal during procedures. If the teacher's not teaching, what do you expect? This teacher made my life hell. From first talking about my coursework with another student,(she had a tendency to make "friends" with her students instead of just focusing on teaching) belittling me-boldly telling me to my face that I was stupid, making remarks about my weight, and statements made to other students in class regarding my mental health. Not only that, she told the entire class during class time that I was failing class, but since it was such a difficult class,(math, not my strong suit, and it's been 20 years since I've been in school)she would give me a D so I could graduate. I would have passed with a D anyways, but she didn't regard an assignment she gave me to do when I missed a field trip--she didn't grade me on an 8 page report I did on pros and cons of primate research, she just disregarded it because I felt she just wanted to humiliate me in front of the class.
I was also harassed by a group of students in my class that liked her and when I complained about the harassment, I was written up for disrupting the class. Then when the last teacher was brought in, the same people who harassed me started telling stories about me sleeping with the new male teacher! Disgusting people! They had a "mob mentality" and just wanted to bring me down.
After all of this, I continued on to my externship where I received an A, and graduated. My guidance counselor helped me a lot and having a loving, supportive family and friends helped me to make it through to the end.
Would I reccomend anyone to attend this school? No, Run Away! I would never want anyone else to go through what I did. Your money would be better spent at your local community college, where the teachers are actual teachers with their teaching accredidation (ie., license to teach!)instead of just professionals in their field, who really don't act professional! Your money would also go farther--$12,000 for books and tuition for 7months of schooling is too much!
Please do your homework about this school and think more than twice before you attend it!
Yes, you can teach an ole' dog new things – At the age of 60 I found myself out of a job, wondering just what I was going to do now. Went to several area colleges to check out my opportunities. Medical Billing and Coding really appealed to me. My admissions representative Shirley was very informative and answered all my questions. I asked if I could sit in on all MBC classes, (others schools told me I could not), I did sit in for a couple hours on the morning class and the next day on the afternoon class. I then made my decsion I wanted to be in the AM MBC classroom, and I have not regreated my decsion.
My instructed Judy has brought to our class an a vast amount of knowledge and is bound and determined to get all that knowledge into all of her students. Judy is very compassionate about the MBC program and always tries to help her students as much as possible when individual help is needed. Judy mentioned vounteering in the MBC field and gave me a # at the Portland VA. I called and I am volunteering there now 3 days per week right now and will continue until I graduate. I will graduate in July and have no doubt I will be fully prepared to begin my carrer in Medical Billing and Coding. Thanks, Judy for all your help it is appreciated.
My experience at Apollo College – Apollo College was one of the best programs I ever attended. After being out of school for 22 yrs. My Instuctor Tawnya Cantu was very helpfull. Anytime I needed more attention she was willing to give me her time and knowledge. I was a little challenged in Math and she made a big difference so that I would understand it. Probably one of the best teachers I have ever had in my life. I would not be here today as a honor roll graduate without her. Thanks Tawnya you are the best!!!!
Horrible overall experience!!! – Sadly, I decided to enroll... They did nothing but give you the run around. The enrollment staff put you in such a rush to get in, give them your money. You could get away cheating very easily, as I saw many people do. Confront the "instructor" about it, and nothing was done. Complete bull for those of us that tried so hard for our good grades, and some were just being handed their A's. Such a waste of money. I was called repeatedly over and over while at my cousins funeral, just to be told I was forced to do apart of the program I never was once notified of.
tight reign on info cause for concern? – I haven't attended Apollo, but I wanted to give others considering this institution this caveat - during my brief pre-screening by phone, the school's representative would not disclose ANY approximate costs of attending the school, not even in broad comparison to other local schools I mentioned. I was told I *must* meet w/a rep in person before they could give me even a ballpark estimate. I found this so frustrating that I lost interest in the school. As I work full-time and rely on public transit, I do not wish to chance blocking out about three hours to reach their office and hear their pitch, only to learn I can't afford classes.
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