California College San Diego Reviews
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Reviewed by: Megan H, Associate in on January 17th, 2011
I have been attending CCSD for about 4 months now. I am in the RT program. When the classes started out, we had nearly 50 people in the class, but now there are only about 30... only 15-20 that were in my original class. Some people have changed their major and have joined us, while others failed before and have to retake the class. If you're serious about going back to school and have the time and energy to put into it, I definitely recommend it. However, if you're looking for something easy, you'll be rooted out quickly and will feel like a failure. At the moment we have about 3 hours of lecturing with short breaks broken up in between each. When we're done, we go home and read the chapters and/or the powerpoint presentation that is available for us online. We have quizzes and discussions as homework each week that require research on our part. Yes, we do have to park on the street, but we have not heard of anyone broken into. But why are you complaining? It's exercise. Get over it. Also, with these classes, you can pass the answers to the quizzes to your fellow classmates. If you don't learn the information that way, you'll fail the final exam and either be dropped, or you'll retake the course. The teacher even suggested that we help each other that way. And no one plays on their computer unless it's break time. We take notes and pay attention. The final is worth 60% of your grade so if you don't know the info, you WILL fail the course.
Reviewed by: jenny J on November 10th, 2009
I graduated from California College San Diego (CCSD). However, unlike others, I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested. For me, the major advantage of studying at CCSD was their accelerated degree programs which allowed me to complete my BS in as little as 36 months. Also, their programs are accredited by recognized agency and are widely accepted by employers.
Reviewed by: jamison k, in on September 12th, 2010
The students here learn more than their studies. One guy there, Darnell, just sleeps with the female students to get help with his classwork. You can look at him and tell he has other motives. Those women need to get to the clinic and get tested.
Reviewed by: Brian A on May 8th, 2010
This school is a business before anything and the director of the school, Mr. Parker lets you know it. I am a student there right now, and so far it is just okay. They can not seem to keep instructors and the ones that do stick around are rude. They make you park on the street where several cars have been broken in to the last few months. The security guard does not seem to do his job. They just cut class times by a few hours to free up class rooms for more students $. The students are the biggest issue for me. It seems that this school lets any body in and most of them sit and play farm ville during class. they pass the classes only because they have had a buddy email the test answers to them. My fellow class mates are falling behind because of it. Now, I do not any one that could quiz or challenge me. I am in the Rt program and paying close to 50 grand. Yes 50. and that is just the associate's. add another 50 if you want the BA. Its is OK though, you can pay 12 grand and go to community college but it will take you twice as long to complete and they have no job placement. The financial aid department is awesome because they take care of all the paper work. They have Free tutoring which I receive once a week. There are many pros and cons with this school, but in the end it is up to you to make it what it is.
Reviewed by: john d, Associate in on January 17th, 2011
I would not recommend this school, very expensive . After you done with education they will not help you find job, but they will ask you pay back student loan
Reviewed by: J H on June 23rd, 2009
I agree with John. I graduated from there and they were horrible. The education is really sub-par. The staff doesn't care about education, the only time they make an effort is when they are about to lose their accreditation. Most of their programs are constantly on probation. On site visitors from the state boards always interviewing students, why they haven't shut it down is beyond me. I know several people who spent the huge amount of money to go to school here and couldn't pass their boards. The school preys upon students, their only qualification to get into this school is that you qualify for financial aid. The slower the students the more money they make in requiring them to retake classes. I was lucky and passed all my exams, but have many friends struggling due to the very poor instructors. Some of their pass rates on the boards are some of the lowest in the land, especially the RRT.
Don't even get me started about their shady financial aid department. The largest portion of the college is dedicated to recruitment of new students, not education. This place is the definition of a for profit business, not an educational institution. Although I graduated and am working in the field, out of my class there were only about 4 to begin working as RT's within 9 months out of a class of over 20. If I had a time machine I would not have enrolled here.
Reviewed by: John S on May 10th, 2009
I would not recommend this school to anyone. School is very expensive and the education is extremely poor. There medical certifications are expired. Also, some of there programs (X-ray and Respiratory Therary are either on probation or on hold). Ask detailed questions about job placement and student certifications earned by prior students as well as percentage of students completing their programs.
In short - this school is below standard and should be either closed or get new management which actualy cares about the education. Seems school only cares about enrollment numbers and not about the students or educational standards.
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