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Reviews 24 total reviews with an average rating of 3.0

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2 College Senior

Overall Experience: Money Hungry! YOU are a paycheck

College Senior

Career Services: They do help you find an externship.

2 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Tuition is about $13,000 for 7 months and you do NOT get CERTIFIED in your field. You only get a graduation ceremony and an award of acknowledgement of the courses. The admissions employees are true SALESMEN and tell you what you want to hear. The school tries to save money ANYWHERE they can! You are a paycheck not a person to them no matter what they say.

2 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: You are only allowed to miss 5 days in a 7 month span which is not very much when you think of some people predicaments like parents whose kids get sick, your car breaks down, or holidays. There are only 2 holidays that you get off Christmas and Thanksgiving. You MUST call in sick like a job and if you fail too even in an emergency you are punished academically.

2 College Senior

Campus Resources: There are no extracurricular activities, no physical library, 2 computer labs but 1 is always designated for other classes and the other lab usually has another classes in there. The network connection is very slow and they have one tech who is rude and is the admissions person with a background of computer. They try and skimp on money where ever they can.

2 College Senior

Overall Experience: The school is money hungry meaning: they stuff your class full of students, you are limited on supplies, some supplies don't work, and they are unwilling to work with you. Example: I was CPR/ First Aid/ AED certified prior to enrolling. You are required by the school to take their CPR( does NOT include AED or First Aid) lessons and charge you $285.00. You can get all 3 certifications for only $120 through the American Heart Association which is the Association the the school goes through to certify you. Everything is over priced. I had been given books from a recent graduate and was told I could NOT use them because they had some high lighting and tabs. So they made me buy brand new books which ARE EXPENSIVE!!!! PLEASE... check all other schools before thinking about attending here. You get an accomplished diplomat not a Certification!! At the community college you get a certification for the same price just a few months more of school. Plus you can miss more than 5 days without being punished!

3 College Senior

Student Body: There are a wide range of students at the school, teen moms, people who are changing their career path, home makers wanting independence. For the most part I have enjoyed all my classmates. You will always have that one person who is ignorant.

College Senior

Online Courses: There are no online courses for my program

2 College Senior

Academic Experience: The course is condensed to 7 months so everything is at a faster pace than most schools. With that being said you have deadline after deadline quiz after quiz and right after a final. With the final and quizzes you get the review the day before so you have one night to study. The program is ran by a wonder full instructorThere are limited supplies( only 2 x-ray machines, 4 dental seats with chaired equipment, 2 model trimmers) so it takes much longer to complete tasks that are graded. This puts more pressure on student and gives them less practice time.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: Ms. Claire Ivy, who truly cares about her students and wants them to be successful in their externships and career. Unfortunately, there are only 2 staff members who teach Dental Assisting and the second instructor is a dentist. Dr. Holman has been in the dental field for more than 30 years and has tons of experience from a dentist's perspective. She is not as oriented in the ways of an assistant so you won't get as much insight like you would with Ms. Ivy. The grade scale is more intense 100-93= A; 92-85=B; 84-77=C; 76 and below is a FAIL. A lot of the time you spend sitting in your seat waiting for classmates to finish using equipment until you can start.

3 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: Because it is a shortened course you receive less assistance and when I inquired about needing additional assistance as a single mother. I was given a web site to find them for myself. I had hoped they would genuinely care for their students and want to help make their career advancement as smooth as possible.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: There is a lot of material that is given to you in a short time, but it is understood as this is an acclerated program. Sometimes the work load is overwhelming to me simply because of my life outside of school.

4 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: For the most part, I really enjoy my classmates. Several them will be long time friends. Those that are less than desirable due to drama they create and choices they make tend to really stand out because they are the minority. Most of us are accutely aware of what we are paying to be there and work hard to accomplish our goals.

3 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: I have not had any problems with the financial aid thus far, though some of my fellow students have especially when they have a situation that affects their attendance.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: I chose this school after speaking with several veterinarians in the area and because it fit around my work schedule. Another reason I like this school is it is an excellerated program which means I don't not have to be away from my family as long.

3 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: They really push the importance of perfect attendance. I missed school with my very sick child and notified my teacher the night before and morning of I wouldn't be able to make it and lost 10% on my test. They should be understanding that life happens.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: I love my classes. they are very fast paced and can be overwhelming at times but the teachers are there to help you succeed. They lay their expectations out early and let you work along at a very reasonable pace.

4 College Junior

Career Services: Placement Office WONDERFUL! The veterinary assistant placement directors are wonderful! They care about your life and truly want to help you succeed!

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: Strong Support System – From the moment I walked through the front doors at Pima Medical Institute I felt like I was walking into the warmth of a home. I was immrdiately greeted and the faculty was friendly. They provided me with answers to every question my mother and I had, and if they did not know an answer, they found someone who did.
My veterinary assisting teacher was quite positively the best teacher I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. By the time we were done with class and were ready for our externship, our class had become it's own small family.
I know the cost is expensive to go to Pima, but from my experiences there, every dollar was a dollar well spent.
I am thrilled with my choice of a college and I hope that I will find a school as wonderful as Pima when I apply for veterinary school.

Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I Haven't Applied for This School Yet. I haven't applied for this school yet. Waiting to see if I get a scholarship. I am already paying student loans. I do not wish to add to those.

Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: I Haven't Applied for This College Yet. I haven't applied for this colege yet. I need a scholarship first.

4 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: aLL THE STUDENTS WERE REALLY NICE AND SOCIAL AND IT WAS EASY TO GET TO KNOW PEOPLE

2 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: i HAD FRUSTRATIONS WITH ACADEMICS BECASUE i HAD 2 DIFFERENT TEACHERS AND THEY TAUGHT DIFFERNTLY AND i FELT i DIDN'T LEARN AS MUCH AS i COULD

3 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: Ok I Guess – The lady was very nice, but when i asked her is she could help me fill out the FASFA, she looked at me funny and said " dont you have a comp." They don't their job. i was in and out with as little efoort as possible

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