High-Tech Institute Reviews
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Reviewed by: Anna C on April 18th, 2010
My fiancee went to High Tech and graduated in 2006, with a 3.73 GPA and countless Academic Excellence Awards from the Computer Networking program. He has yet to ever be employed in a job in that field. We have applied for hundreds of jobs over the years, signed up with temp agencies, everything! No one will hire him, they would say he didnt have experience, but I know its because no one wants to hire him when he went to a crap school. He still owes $20,000 in student loans, and let me tell you what a bitter taste it leaves in your mouth to pay $300 a month for a degree you never got to use. My friend also went to High Tech (despite my warnings) for the Medical Assistant program, she also has yet to find a job. I went to a public school for Phlebotomy and was hired a week and a half after graduation...Its not that there are not jobs, its that employers dont want someone who went to High Tech. So do your research people, if you value your dollar and your time however I would suggest not going to High Tech.
Reviewed by: KIM N on January 7th, 2010
I gradutated from High-Tech in 2004, Nashville campus...I tell my friends and even my enemies...DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL!!! IT'S A JOKE, A RIP-OFF AND A FRAUD!!! High-Tech is getting away with murder charging these kids SO MUCH MONEY FOR AN EDUCATION THEY CAN'T USE!! I completed the surgical tech program and the only job that I could land was working in central sterile sterilizing surgical supplies..I couldn't sit for my boards b/c High-Tech is not ACCREDITED with the RIGHT EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES..As far as health care is concerned, look for programs/schools accredited with CAAHEP.ORG ACCREDIDATION IS KEY!!! GO TO A STATE-FUNDED SCHOOL INSTEAD OF PRIVATE!!! YOU CAN APPLY AND GET GRANTS INSTEAD OF LOANS AND NOT BE IN THE HOLE $20,000 OR MORE!!! I learned my lesson..I had to GO BACK TO SCHOOL, graduating from a community college with a degree in X-Ray (full scope, btw) and am now pursing ultrasound at yet another community college..they are ACCREDITED WITH THE CORRECT AGENCIES AND I HAVE MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE..UNFORTUNATELY, I HAD TO GO TO A CRAP SCHOOL TO LEARN MY LESSON..DO YOUR RESEARCH AND MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION...HIGH-TECH INSTITUTE SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN AND FORCED TO RE-PAY EVERYONE WHO HAS PASSED THRU THEIR HALLS AS A STUDENT!!! ACCREDIDATION..ACCREDIDATION...ACCREDIDATION, PEOPLE!!! CHECK OUT CAAHEP.ORG!!!
Reviewed by: Beverly G on August 15th, 2009
My name is Beverly Goldstein and I recieved an Associates of Applied Science in the Surgical Technology program at High Tech. My experience as a student at High Tech had its ups and downs but the program gave me everything I needed as a stepping stone to a great career.
I did my research, and contacted hospitals near the school and asked the directors of surgery if they new of such a school, and if they ever hired Surgical Techs that graduated from this program. I completed the program with a 4.0 GPA, Perfect Attendence and graduated Valedictorian. I am now a Certified Surgical Technologist that was hired at a local hospital which High Tech reffered to me , been employed for over two years and I am currenly a First Assistant in surgery and i am looking to move foward and start school again as an RN.
I wish all Surgical Tech students the best, keep your chins up and keep trying. If you can offer sevices for free for a couple of weeks or try working in CSR until a position is created for you.
All The Best,
Reviewed by: Gloria P on July 27th, 2009
I don't necessarily know what to say about high-tech institute except that I am very disappointed that I have not been employed even though I received an associate degree in surgical technology, have my certification and have been been applying for jobs for over a year. All employers state that I don't have enough experience not even with my extern. I have two and a have months of experience at the VA Medical Center in Decature, GA. I consider the experience extensive, however I am not getting. Let me remind you that most students in the surgical technology field are not getting hired. $30,000 owed and can't get hired because of lack of experience is a hard cookie to crumble. Oh and by the way during my two year studies I received 19 A's and 1 D, graduated Valedictorian.
Reviewed by: Katie S on August 23rd, 2009
Although I can say I have learned a lot at the school and I do enjoy the hands on environment, do NOT go to this school. Save your money. The management could care less about the students or teachers, all they care about is making money. The administration will fill your head with lies that make their program sound great, but be warned, it is not. Financial aid is useless and you end up with thousands in student loans.
I have seen several AMAZING teachers leave because the management use and abuse the teachers and they do not agree with changes that the management are making. The teachers that are left are worn down and because of that their rude and could care less about the students. I have also seen several students who have finished school but come back to class on our lab days to get a "refresher" on their lab skills because they have been out of school so long and can not get a job.
Also a few classmates and I have been looking for a place to do our externship and after calling hospitals and speaking to several HR departments we discovered there are two hospitals in Dallas that will NOT accept people who went to school at High Tech. Period. Not for extern and not after you graduate.
I wish I would have known all of this before I threw away $13,000 of my money. Please, please take this advice seriously. Go to a real school.
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