Complaint / review text:
I am currently enrolled in college now. I have been since shortly after leaving PCI.
I was recently looking over all of my student loans which brought me to think back at my dreadful experience at Porter and Chester. It makes me beyond depressed thinking about how I have an extra $20k or so in debt due to attending this school that got me nowhere. They lied through their teeth so they could fill empty seats. They are predators and you are the prey.
I felt like I was just a number the entire time I was there. My instructor, when he did teach, merely read word for word from a powerpoint. A powerpoint which was word for word from the book. We seldom did "hands on" work.
Hands on was what was advertised to me and promised. I was in the Computer and Networking program. I learned more from Youtube videos and guides online than I did from attending the school. The instructor came in late everyday.
Class was supposed to begin at 7:30, however in reality it began consistently around approximately 9am. Even then he didn't always start at that time. He was also the schools IT guy so he would often be off doing something else and leave us with a quick and easy assignment and not come back for much longer than it took the class to complete whatever it was. We were allotted a break which always ended up being an hour or more.
I would approximate that on any given day we actually only had maybe 2 hours of actual class time as opposed the 5 that should have occurred. As far as I could tell the instructor gave everyone A's.in all reality though I don't think grades at this schooled mattered at all. I earned my certifications with practically no help from any of the class time I was there.
I taught myself via the books and the internet. I scored very well by doing the work myself. So I literally paid for absolutely nothing, except I guess the books. I would do anything to get my money back.
I found this site in my searches to see of others complaints and to see if there was any kind of class action lawsuit against the school from other frustrated past students.
I know at the time of my attendance one of the other students in my program was suing the school.