Anonymous
map-marker Los Angeles, California

*** hole

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Sue them harassment especially riverside ca
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Anonymous

Short Review on February&nbs-05:00;10,&nbs-05:00;2017

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Stressful before and after course.
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Anonymous
map-marker Orangevale, California

Short Review on October&nbs-04:00;31,&nbs-04:00;2016

Is there anyone who had a positive review for this school?? I am thinking of going here and the above comments are definitely deterring me from going.
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Satvik Crs
map-marker Framingham, Massachusetts

NCTI IS A RIPOFF "DO NOT ATTEND"...GO TO A COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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School took my money and refused to refund. They do not follow their own policies and do not provide written enrollment agreements for you to read. The instructors are pompous fire-fighters that belittle, bully and humiliate the students. They instructors will point to you and disrespect your intelligence in front of the whole class. One instructor even said he "makes one person cry in every class" and he pointed to me and said that it would be me. They are rude and disrespectful. You register online and no one answers the phone when you call. The complaint process was horrible and I was sent to their corporate office in OR. The Director of Instruction tried to bully me and threatened me. I filed complaints with their accrediting agency, the Attorney General's office and the Office of Emergency Medical Services. I hope they get shut down. What a disgrace! DO NOT ATTEND. Go to a reputable community college for a lot less money and more professional instructors!
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Loss:
$2500
Cons:
  • Instructors
Reason of review:
Poor customer service

Preferred solution: Full refund

Anonymous
map-marker San Leandro, California

Ncti Review

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NCTI SUCKS! I AGREE THEY DON'T FOLLOW THEIR POLICY AND PROCEDURES but they EXPECT the students to adhere to it!
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Not as described/ advertised
Anonymous
map-marker Aurora, Colorado

Classes Review

Today, I went to class, I was 1 minute late the door was already. I hand signal the instructor, he ignored me. When he finally opened the door 15 after he said his boss was asking him to shut the door, while 2 minute before I was in the phone with one the school representative trying to located the address because i couldn't.
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Poor customer service
Anonymous
map-marker Mountain View, California

Overall Impression Review

Horrible experience! I attempted to reschedule a class due to illness. The representative in the Roseville office harrassed me all day with treats to report me for disciplinary action through my employer. The class was on my own time! Iam considering getting a lawyer involved with this situation! ! Awful. I hope they go out of business for dreadful customer service the very least
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Bad quality
Don Imc
map-marker Los Angeles, California

This "School" is a joke!!!

I attended the class in Riverside Ca, and what a joke these people are. The short little pudgy intructor who shall remain nameless seems to think that the classroom is his personal little universe where he can control everyone like puppets and degrade at his leisure. This particular intructor is very rude and extremely self indulgent. They dont care whether you pass or not, they dont teach you anything you cant read in the book, and they seem to be under the impression that we are something other than customers who paid a hefty premium for a service. For your $1200.00 you will get a shirt, an attitude, and a major headache when you find you are unprepared for the tests they give. This school is a huge waste of money, and a major pain in the *** if you have a job and a family. Yes I did pass the course, but I am writing this for all the students who were failed by the rediculous intructors and never given a fair chance. Please dont waste your time and money, all these people want is your money, they do not care about the students.
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need to be sued all the staff and school, last i checked harassment is illegal! Furthermore lead instructors paying off preceptors to fail you. class action soon i hope!

Guest

I attended an EMT program from an off-site location. I really liked my class, that is until they fired our instructor in the middle of the program.

Not only did NCTI screw-over our instructor, but AMR denied all our ride time. We thought we had lost everything. Lucky for us, our instructor was hired by another training institution and we were all allowed to continue our program through them.

Our instructor cared more about us getting a good education than the greedy college that cared more about our money. Our ride-time was done with an AMR competitor.

Guest

went to the NCTI in portland and it was a total joke. Save your money and go to a community college.

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Anonymous
map-marker Los Angeles, California

NCTI Can't Provide the Training You Pay For

NCTI is a National Company owned by AMR (American Medical Response) for Paramedic Training. I paid $10,000.00 in tuition, lost tens of thousands of dollars in lost wages during my training. My grades and performance were exemplary. My test scores were always amongst the best in my class. My attitude was professional. IU passed the National Paramedic exam. After the didactic portion my hospital clinicals were delayed because they hadn't signed the contract with the facility yet. There was a shortage of preceptors which delayed my externship. Then after nearly twenty shifts my preceptor said, "I can't fault your modalities. It's not your fault, it's not my fault,we just don't get enough critical calls to complete your training. I don't want to waste your time anymore." NCTI is extremely unethical in taking students money when they can't provide the training, especially the externships. Several other students had similar experiences. Don't waste your money on NCTI.
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Whether or not you choose to go to this program, you will find the same uphill battle if you go to Crafton or West Med or Mt. SAC.

Both Riverside and San Bernardino give priority to Victor Valley and RCC students(in the respective counties). Due to the shortage of preceptors, there is a bit of a delay in all schools. Some even require that you find your own preceptor. I've never done any training at this institution.

I can only tell you that you are suppose to come to class having reviewed the material already.

By doing this it makes the class more of a discussion rather than a read along. The program does not determine if you are a good or bad medic, you determine your own fate once you are done.

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So if you have never been to that school then don't comment.

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I just finished clinicals and I've started to grow a beard until my field internship starts. I'm sure I will look like tom hanks from the movie Cast Away!

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My opinion.....

NCTI is incompetent at best.

M Ruston Fire Captain/Paramedic

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I am a national reg. paramedic that graduated from NCTI riverside campus.

You definitely get what you put into the program. Be prepared to find your own preceptor and play the game. The school cost a lot, but the training was good. Worth 10K?

No! Try to go to any other school and if you have to then go to NCTI. Also, their units do not transfer to Crafton or RCC.

There is only one school up north and they require you to attend over 12 units before they let your units transfer.

Guest

How is it nctis fault that there aren't a lot of preceptors or that your call volume was lacking? Should they have sent instructors out with baseball bats to make you some patients?

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NCTI Bay Area/Livermore is no different. I solicited my own clincal and field internship preceptors because I was not willing to wait in line behind multiple students from multiple programs which I knew would take upwards of 6 months.

It still took the program administrators months to finish the necessary paperwork for me to start them. No one in the office answers the phone and good luck getting a return phone call or email. It will not happen. In the past couple years they have fired and re-hired nearly their entire staff and nobody has the experience to run the program effectively and the students are taking the hit while they collect the outrageous tuition.

I'm not sure what it's paying for but it is definately not program improvment. My field internship agency is no longer accepting interns from their programs because they are tired of dealing with thier administrators!

Guest

If you are in the Dallas area, dont waste your time. This program is an absolute joke.

First off they fire the course coordinator/lead instructor a week before my class began, a week into class they then fired the administrative person.

They have lost several checks for tuition. i have contacted several people but no body in the corporate office has a clue what the other is doing.

Guest

Ncti was the worst school I have ever attended. I was dismissed from

The program after completing my internship because my preceptor didn't sign me off.

I had no support from the school which claim to e student advocates!

I think there should be a class action suite against NCTI and the Milwaukie Oregon program. Anyone on board contact me.

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I graduated from NCTI Paramedic class 13 at the riverside campus. I will be the first one to tell you that the school has problems but not unlike anyother program... You get out of things what u put into them. If you study u pass...! Plain and simple, just because u pay a lot of money doesn't mean you pass and it certainly doesn't mean you are entitled to special treatment... I was an average student and I worked hard for that. It took forever for me to get into my clinicals...why??? Because I had to wait on openings...openings that were taken up by students who felt entitled. Students who thought it was ok to just do 1 or 2 shifts a week because they already finished the classroom portion. When it was my turn I did 5 shifts a week and finished up and moved on making room for the next guy. The same was true of my internship, unlike 90% of my class that would only do their time at a fire agency within 20 mins of where they live, I made the choice that my future was worth a drive and choose to drive 3+ hours one way to my internship. Then while there I did everything I could to make sure I performed at a paramedic level and completed my shifts at 20, the minimun required, again I moved on and made room for the next student who cared enough about his future to make the sacrifices.

I went on to complete my national registry and went to work as a Paramedic, now I'm about to take my examinatin to be certified as a flight paramedic.

Say what u want about NCTI but at the end of the day failure is no ones fault but your own...

,Mike

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