Location
El Paso, TX
Undergrads
2,220
Tuition
$14,725
Branch Campus Of
Vista College
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Reviews 84 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Senior

Facilities: The building of the school isn't like other schools. We don't have the many facilities that others have but what we do have, works for me.

College Senior

Online Courses: I'm not taking any online courses.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: I'm in the Medical Insurance Billing and Coding program. I never would have thought I would be good at anything like that. But I love the work, the program, the curriculum, and can't wait to the internship.

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: The campus is okay. There's not many activities. But the libraries is mostly technical which is great because our work is mostly done on computers using the Internet.The Student Director does have a "Meet and Greet" once every other week if not every week.

5 College Senior

Student Body: There's different types of students. l started out with the mind of not making friends and now have two of the best friends l have ever have. They're my family.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: My professor at Vista College has been great. Not only does she teaches in a way that we all understand, she treats us with respect and not like a source of her paycheck.

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: Vista College is hands-on and the employees are very helpful and reliable when it comes to receiving information requested.

College Junior

Online Courses: I dont take online classes

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The Proffessors have real world expierience

3 College Junior

Career Services: I've heard that the career services person is great

1 College Junior

Campus Resources: I bought a computer for class that I cant use because they offer no WI FI

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: Never crowded, just wish I could use my own computer

4 College Junior

Student Body: The Students of the business department are great!

2 College Junior

Facilities: Nothing special or out of the ordinary at our school. No special facilities, or opportunities.

3 College Junior

Career Services: I personally haven't had the chance to speak to anyone in that department.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The office staff at the financial office are really helpful when it comes to helping you apply for financial aid. They do explain terms and contracts. They work even harder to collect on the loans that were offered through the school. There really isn't a grace period, you are given a week from the start of school before requiring monthly payments on those loans. If you miss a payment they do pull you out of class, two payments they advice you are at risk of being denied access to class, and three well they ask you top pay first before being allowed to return. They do state that they offer waivers for payments while in school but that they are frowned upon and for special circumstances.

3 College Junior

Student Body: The typical students are ok, some straight out of high school, others a GED program and all looking for career advancement. Most students there ,like myself, are low income, heavily relying on financial aid, and school loans to finance the degree program we've chosen. Most students attending at my school come a Hispanic/Latino descent (like myself) and are mostly Spanish speakers. The only languages I've heard being spoken at school are English and Spanish. In regards to diversity challenges, I have seen none thus far.

2 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I personally work graveyards, our school week starts on Monday morning (8am-1pm) meaning I start Monday morning , don't get a chance to sleep until Tuesday after 1:00 pm. They offer am and pm classes, but pm classes conflict with my graveyard schedule. I am enrolled in the Medical assisting/assistant program and some courses give very little instruction as in example CPT coding, we are told use your book, and each other, this is what code looks like, and how to find it in the book. We are not given the history of coding, the process of what is coded and where or why. What is worst is that we are giving the Medical Billing and Coding BEFORE the medical terminology course, meaning you're left on your own to figure out what disease/illness your are trying to code or even what it deals with. With cell phones and laptops not being allowed in class room you are reduced to begging the teacher for help as you have no other tools to identify, define, or establish the meaning of an illness so it could be classified.

2 College Junior

Campus Resources: The usage of on site computers require active enrollment in a computer related class, or usage before or after regular school hours. For the most part internet speeds are usually acceptable. Wireless access is not available at my school. Printing is only allowed for school related work, and if there is printing paper available, and the printers are working (in my personal experience this was a very common lingering issue). Any personal equipment such as cell phones, laptops , and/or tablets are not allowed with the classroom. Also no electronic materials are not allowed unless provided for by our school and approved for our specific degree program.

1 College Junior

Campus Resources: Our school does not offer anything extra curricular, no student centers, libraries, or any campus activities. The only thing close to a campus activity would be the medical club. A club that accepts all applicants, and basically serves to fund raise for graduation cap and gown costs. The medical club does not usually convene outside school hours, or in support for the community , community activities/events, or encourage any real community involvement whatsoever.

College Junior

Online Courses: Online courses for my degree program aren't available unless for a catastrophic event as major illness/disability and only for 20 weeks out of the whole degree program. I have never had the option to take online classes , instead we are required to attend school regularly within a classroom setting.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: Despite the aforementioned difficulties, I still believe attending my school and program were a good choice; It does require plenty of flexibility to adapt to rapid changes. My degree program does offer some hands on clinical competencies, as well as an externship requirement. An externship assigned through the school allows us the opportunity to work in a real medical office environment that allows for an expansion of new learned set of skills.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: I'm going through an accelerated program for Medical Assisting/Assistant , its mostly reading out of a book with teachers telling stories about their careers within the medical field. My School has two computer labs, but during school hours are teaching classes there. Technologically speaking they don't offer the best equipment available , and encounter technical issues sometimes. The IT representative does trial and error, and/or calls third parties for technical assistance when attempting to troubleshoot/resolve technical issues. We rarely get any valuable insight, or lectures of what it is to be a medical assistant. We are always fighting with time constraints to get the material covered. Working full time and going to school full time has been hectic, most teachers offer a syllabus, and allow a week to turn in all work that is due, but not all. Some teachers do assign whole chapters to be due the next day, which means having to go without sleep sometimes due to family, and work obligations. Based on what we have covered the information seems a tab outdated, despite getting brand new books. The registration process was a bit long , but thorough, but my college does have genuine people that are willing to go the extra mile for assistance. Some teachers also offer assistance and/or tutoring despite having passed and moved on from their class. The program director at school is pleasant lady, always available to listen to comments or concerns and even go above and beyond for students.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT ANYTHING

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: SO FAR I'VE HAD PRETTY GOOD EXPERIENCE THERE WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND MY FAMILY MEMBERS TO GO

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