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Reviews 16 total reviews with an average rating of 3

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3 College Senior

Campus Resources: my school is very small. there is always parking and the cafetiere has multiple vending options. as far as location goes, it is convenient to numerous southern california freeways and eateries.

3 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: There is no flexibility in our schedule, but at the same time I appreciate the consistency. My schedule has not changed in 7 years.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: My school is a trade school that focuses on paralegal and stenography. The classes are small and intimate and the times are convenient and allow me to work full time. the classes i need are always available and the teachers. The teachers they have for our elective classes like human anatomy and English are knowledgeable and make learning interesting.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: I have been going to SCC for 7 years as a night student in their court reporting program. They excel at teacher/student relations. Teachers and personnel are always willing to help, as long as you can find them. Up until 2012 there was no established curriculum, as you progressed speeds there was no one to explain to you the new expectations or requirements or change of protocol. You had to ask your peers who in turn had asked the peers prior to them. We were told that in 2012 the financial aid board changed the way they credited our program; instead of credits it turned to hours. and then we were given a syllabus. so it took 6 years before actual structure was given to us, which is funny considering i paid $12,000 a year. I have run out of financial aid at this time and I am 6 months away from graduating. I would give SCC an A if they had tested our hearing upon enrollment and if they really told us what graduating as a court reporter entailed, because i feel like they sugar coat the process. and it is a time consuming process that requires 100% dedication, and they dont tell you that when you enroll. I understand that if they were honest with new students they probably wouldnt get as many new students, but with a 41% graduation rate, you have to wonder why 59% of students never complete the program. I want to be a success story. i want to show the school that it may take some time but you will finish and you can do it at nights while still having a full time job. the teachers and administration are so supportive and helpful and they all work in the industry so they know what they are talking about. I just dont like the lack of guidance through out the process. Our classes are smaller than 50 students so one-on-one mentoring is realistic. I have one class with only 4 people in it. I love that aspect of the school. you dont feel like a sardine and you get the attention you need.

1 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: The financial aide councelor is too busy most of the time to spend quality time with him without an appointment. He gets frustrated with students when they ask questions. He also scares students regarding their financial aide running out. He is unfriendly and can not communicate well with students. I have a very hard time understanding him verbally and also with the information he tries to convey to me.

2 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: The faculty doesn't communicate well with the students. They don't have written policies regarding attendance and financial aide.

College Junior

Academic Flexibility: you choose the area before you start the program. i do not plan on switching programs at CCU

College Junior

Campus Resources: CCU is entirely online so there is no campus to visit.

2 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Because California Coast is entirely online, the price is very low because there are no fees. Book rental is an option but I prefer buying on Amazon.com. Because of my awesome grades for undergrad, I was still bummed that I couldn't get aid. I'm not working and living at home, so I'm still in need of help in order to pay off school

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: it is completely self-paced and completely online so I don't have to hassle with meeting deadlines and doing group work with strangers. i can take one class at a time or more if time permits. The program has no hidden costs and tuition is extremely low. they give you life experience credit for classes as well.

3 College Freshman

Campus Resources: This is a very small campus and intended to get you through your program. There is a library but it's like a law library. They do a couple things a year for the students like for Halloween, etc but the big thing is graduation. They go all out for that. Being a small campus is great though because it's kind of like being from a small town--everybody knows everybody.

3 College Freshman

Campus Resources: I don't know that they have wireless access but at this point there's no need. The lab has computers with a steno typing practice program and they have typewriters to help build your accuracy in transcription. Later on in the course you have to have a laptop with your own transcription software.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: I'm earning an AAS in court reporting and so far ALL of my classes are in steno theory and lab, review, reading it back. Basically I'm working on learning the language of steno for 12 weeks and then academic classes for this specific career with speedbuilding classes to come. I know I'm going to get out of the program what I put into it meaning time so my class tends to be in the lab a lot longer than we have to because we are all very motivated. This is a recession proof career with lots of job options and high pay/flexible work schedule.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: All courses are designed for paralegal, court reporting, or medical transcription. No filler classes to waste your time on that have NOTHING to do with your future career. Workload is heavy for me because I have class 6 hrs a day plus lab time however, you are in control of how much time you want to spend in lab. I want to finish quickly so I'm spending a lot of time there.

4 College Freshman

Student Body: My school is basically full of people looking to get ahead in a career that is recession proof. My class is about half and half working/not working while attending full time and yes this IS a full time job and takes LOTS of dedication/hard work to get through. Mostly girls in the court reporting program but some males too. Everyone is very supportive of each other whether they're in your class or not and the small classes help you to build closeness quickly. Everybody helps motivate each other to keep going.

3 College Junior

Student Body: Everyone is very nice. The end goal is to pass all classes to get through school and graduate.

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