Oulton College : Main Campus

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Oulton College : Main Campus is a For-Profit, Non-Sectarian, Career, Institute established in 2010. The campus is located in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada and hosts 500+ (2012) students with an endowment of $0 (2014).  
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Website:  www.oultoncollege.com
Address:  4 Flanders Court, Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C 0K6, Canada
Phone:  +1 (506) 858-9696
Email:  info@oultoncollege.com
Institution Type:  For-Profit, Non-Sectarian, Career, Institute
Established:  2010
Campus Enrollment:  500+ (2012)
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Campus Endowment:  $0 (2014)
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54 Student Reviews of Oulton College : Main Campus

  • If you’re contemplating going into the Policing and corrections program, simple words;
    Don’t do it.

    The admissions staff will tell you anything to get you to do it, don’t believe it. We have way too many students in our class, the instructors are old and senile, unorganized and will lie to your face.

    They will sell you on the use of force simulator, it’s nothjng but a glorified Nintendo 64 duck hunt game.

    You get no certifications with the course, other than first aid and restricted firearms(which you’ll need to shell out $75 to get your non restricted beforehand which they won’t tell you until a month before) which you can do on your own anyways.

    The extra costs to the program are ridiculous, OJTs are few and far between, and you have literally no more options for employment after the program than when you started.

    Most agencies won’t recognize the program as 2 years, even though college staff will tell you otherwise.

    You never even use the textbooks once, not worth spending the $1200+

    They take on way too many students than they have the facilities for, causing a MAJOR parking issue. There are students getting towed, ticketed and booted every day because they need to find somewhere to park. I’ve resorted to parking 4 blocks away in a random gravel parking lot, and walking because it’s that ridiculous.

    Overall this school is a huge money grab, shell out the extra 15 grand and to go Holland College, you’ll actually be able to get a job, good education and you’ll be treated better than just a cheque for the school.

    Overall Score: (2.18/5.00)
  • I had an amazing experience at Oulton College. Sad to see the year ending. Not sure where the negativity around the college is coming from as they are full accredited, transparent with the students, and to my knowledge have never committed fraud?

    Overall Score: (4.63/5.00)
  • Aucune recommendation pour se college, il prenne telement trop d’etudiant qu’il faut qu’il en envoye dans le meme batiment que le mckenzie College, les conseillers mettre les choses plus belle qui le sont. On se fait promettre plein de chose mais aucune des promesse est respecter. Les services au etudiant ne font aucun sense. Un gros 0 pour se college

    Overall Score: (1.18/5.00)
  • This organization is the epitome of unprofessionalism. They had the courtesy to isolate our course in a completely different building (they sent us to Mackenzie College instead of Oultons) and have excluded us from nearly every single main campus event imaginable. The two professors provided to us are okay, each with their flaws (one has too short of a temper, the other is extremely boring to listen to). there is 1 and a half months left before our on the job training is supposed to start and the only people in this class that have an OJT confirmed are the students who went and found one themselves! We were promised that there would be OJT’s set up for us, and we should have all had confirmation for them weeks ago! Complete and udder disrespect from the entire education facility is what we receive. We, as an entire class, are disappointed in this organization.

    Overall Score: (1.18/5.00)
  • I had an amazing time at Oulton College. I am currently working in my field and got offered a full time position before I was even done my OJT!!! Not sure where this site gets it basis of saying the college commits fraud??? They are a private organization and are fully accredited…all their accreditation certificates are hanging in front office. I highly recommend going here if you like actually getting hands on learning and not just reading a bunch of text books and sitting through lectures. Loved my time here!

    Overall Score: (4.81/5.00)
  • Had a blast here and got an amazing education and so many networking opportunities. The cafeteria is a bit to small but everything else about the school is as the best. Highly recommend going here

    Overall Score: (4.45/5.00)
  • This was a great college to go to. I had an amazing time and the instructors and staff truly made a difference. My SSA Andrea really helped me get ready for my OJT and for my career. I hate when I go on websites and see these horrible reviews..yes the college is bound to have some bad reviews but people take it to a new level and just really need to vent online and its childish. My advice to anyone would be to go check out the college for themselves.

    Overall Score: (4.72/5.00)
  • I loved going to Oulton College. Got an amazing job afterwards and met so many great people along the way.

    Overall Score: (4.45/5.00)
  • My experience at Oulton College was amazing. My instructors really helped me reach my true potential. I highly recommend going here. The only real dislike I had was there was no place to just study and do work only for students. I enjoyed the commons but it wasn’t always available. Other then that I received an amazing education and truly feel prepared for my career in business.

    Overall Score: (3.72/5.00)
  • Great business program, best part of Oulton College is the instructors. Recieved 3 great job offers after my placement.

    Overall Score: (4.18/5.00)
  • Instructors are fantastic, although the campus is small and could use a library you can’t argue with their graduate placement rate and connections to the community

    Overall Score: (4.45/5.00)
  • I sincerely hope that you take your time researching this school before you apply. The school was made aware that a student had sexually assaulted other students and nothing was done about it until a student went forward with it. That severely affected the safety and well being of their students. The courses are probably fine and there is a high success rate for finding jobs but at the cost of your safety? I don’t think that is worth it. There are many hidden fees and I have many friends that have withdrawn their application after doing further research about Oulton. I do not recommend this school because of the way that this situation was handled. Highly unprofessional considering the safety of their students was compromised.

    Overall Score: (1.45/5.00)
  • Unimpressed with the school! Teachers are great for the most part. But the extra costs for things out of the blue are ridiculous.

    Too many students in the school; no parking.

    If you’re an LPN looking to bridge over to RN.. I have called all universities (including Ontario; mohawk college) but since Oulton is “private” they do not accept us.

    In the interview they will say you are able to bridge over but that is false as evident through my research and phone calls.

    Overall Score: (2/5.00)
  • Disgusted by the unprofessionalism of this school, got a job from it but am not proud to tell people I went there. The teachers I had were horrible, Darcy is horrible and whenever people ask where I went, I leave oulton out.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Overall was well worth it. Got a great job from my degree.

    Overall Score: (4.81/5.00)
  • save your money, go to a better organized college

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • There was a guy in the policing and corrections program that was sexually assaulting girls and the school recieved letters to inform them of the assault cases and nothing was done about it until a student stood up and went to the RCMP. This school doesn’t care about safety.. hell they just want the money. The instructors are very good but as for the school itself, its a joke.

    Overall Score: (1.90/5.00)
  • I have never been SO appalled by not only a school but just the quality of people working there. They do NOT care about their students, I have told everyone I know about how horrible this is, I will never have respect for this “school” or most of the people working in it. I have told friends, family and all those around me about this “college” and they are appalled as well. Very upset that this so called school is still allowed to be a thing. I would never recommend this to anyone. Myself and my friends have been put in danger at this school, this administration knew and didn’t do anything. If you value your money and education do not go here. I regret every second and penny I spent here. Waste of time.

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    If I could give this business (not a school) a rating of -184749293747 I would. I am VERY prepared to take this to the police about how this school is handling events. They have an admissions advisor that will act innapropriately with you, yes because that’s professional right oulton?? Because professionalism and respect is what you’re all about!!!!!!! You have a counsellor that doesn’t know her job because she CLEARLY doesn’t know what patient confidentiality means, you have an egotistic, disrespectful head of the school person(if you can even call her that) that thinks that letting people in her school that shouldn’t be there is ok. Don’t get me started on the parking, food, quality of teachers, disrespect, just honestly save your money. This school is a piece of trash that just wants your money. DONT GO HERE

    Overall Score: (1.09/5.00)
  • If you are looking into this school we would highly NOT recommend it. Not only me, but most of my program have all had terrible experiences.

    1. PARKING IS TERRIBLE. They accept way more students than the facility can hold, so there is always no parking.

    2. Way too many people in tiny classes. They advertise this “1 on 1” experience, but with 40 students and 1 teacher, you are own your own. That is not the teachers fault they do try to help everyone, it is just impossible with the amount of students.

    3. OVERPRICED. Even the food in the little tiny cafeteria is EXTREMELY overpriced.

    4. CLEANLINESS. The bathrooms always stink, and there is always something very gross inside every time you go in or at least 2 stalls out of order every day.

    5. Everything you learn is EXTREMELY rushed. Half the time they read off slides and you just need to teach yourself.

    6. LACK OF STAFF. We had a teacher out sick for a few weeks, and instead of getting a substitute we sat in class for 2 hours a couple times a week doing nothing until our next class started and we were not allowed to leave. A free period is great, but when you’re sitting there for hours and hours, you run out of things to do. There was no substitute teacher.

    7. Staff does NOT need a teaching degree. Yet high school does, not sure how that makes any sense.

    WE COULD GO ON AND ON

    Overall Score: (1.18/5.00)
  • If you are looking into this school I would be sure do do your research and not take what what you hear as the truth. After meeting with who I found out was the manager in admissions , Donald, I found out that almost everything he said was a complete lie . Jobs in the field , pay, etc. It was almost like he was just trying to sell me and actually didn’t care about the fact that this was a big life decision for me . Then all the texting started . II actually am grossed out and feel like I’m being stalked . What reputable school texts students at all hours of the night and flirts with them ? I talked to a girlfriend of mine who goes there and she said he is known to behave “inappropriately” with most of the girl students. No thanks . I’d rather spend my money anywhere else.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Over priced, too many students per course, no library. Overall too many students, too small of college. Not professional!

    Overall Score: (1.09/5.00)
  • A lot of people are definitely writing with rage, which I think sucks. I’m going to clear up a few facts about stuff.

    Lockers are only free for students in the health departments since we have over 10 huge textbooks that weigh more than a 6 y/o. Supposedly Nursing has twice as many books. Fairly sure it’s only the first year too. Vet tech students also need to bring in 2 lab coats every week and some indoor shoes for the clinic. So a locker is kinda necessary for us if we don’t want to break our backs, and 5$ isn’t much for a locker.

    The tuition price is high, yes. But keep in mind it’s a PRIVATE college, so they don’t have government funding. The steep tuition price includes parking and all your books. It’s basically the cost of going to local universities, for 1 semester at UdeM it cost me ~5 000$, so after all 3 semesters it would go up to 15 000$, so technically it’s pretty much the same price.

    By now most of my instructors did swear, but it’s mostly because they’ve been vet techs, they’ve been bitten, scratched and got their fingers up animal butts for at least 5 years before starting to teach. They seem to favor their previous students as instructors, but I don’t blame them, it shows us that they actually got placed in the field. I know some person said that they didn’t get placed, but most of my teachers were in the field and were approached by the college to teach. They’re all very knowledgeable in their fields and kind

    Next up is the size of the building. The cafeteria is quite small, but not in an extreme way some people are portraying it. There is one larger room downstairs that can probably hold 100 students, and there’s one upstairs that can hold like 20, of course, this does not hold the like 600 students on the main campus, but that’s not how they do it. Since the staff created the schedule, I’m fairly sure they made sure that all the classes don’t overlap In eating time, so there is hardly an overcrowding issue, especially since in certain cases, you can eat in your class. Some people also go back home or to a restaurant to eat. From what I hear the travel students get Friday off and we have Thursday afternoon for “independent study” and since the semester just started we basically can leave at noon.

    The lady I had for Admissions has never lied to my face, she has been kind and respectful, they make sure your needs are met in any way they can.

    And lastly, for Oulton closing at the same time as local School districts, sorry to say this, but you’re not in Elementary or Highschool anymore, Post Secondary Education never closes down with Schools.

    Honestly, I am not disappointed with my money spent by now, so don’t let a few shitty reviews decide whether you go here or not.

    Overall Score: (3.54/5.00)
  • I was told by Donald that a police academy type partnership was in the works with Holland College. Called HC to find out there was no such thing.

    The director of admissions lied right to my face and another friend of mine ( female) mentioned how she got texts from him on Saturday night really late and how he is flirty with her.

    Spend your money on places that care for you and won’t bullshit you to get your money.

    Overall Score: (1.27/5.00)
  • Despicable place! I haven’t been in school since I graduated High school in 2002. I was enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Assistant program for this coming September, applied for a Bursary program and was declined for it because there is no forseable jobs in this field after my graduation. My admissions advisor Natalie Leblanc, had no concern for me. Whenever I called to ask her a question or voice my concerns, which was not very often she was snappy with me. She even answered the phone one day saying “I’m busy, make this quick”. I withdrew from the program. DO NOT WASTE your money here. What this course cost me is comparable to a two year program at NSCC where I am certain I will be treated better and know that there will be a job waiting for me when I graduate.
    Again, DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!! This is a business, not a school.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Definitely not impressed with what this school has to offer
    SAVE YOUR MONEY

    Overall Score: (1.90/5.00)
  • This is the worst school ever they advertise experienced instructors but I had two brand new instructors who admitted they never had taught before one of them had multiple issues the school had to work with her everyday to help her teach. It’s far too strict I missed a total of a week and a half but I got talked to every time in a one on one meeting I was treated as if I was in elementary school again. This school just doesn’t live up to its promises. I feel as if I wasted my money and I can promise you that the majority of people who went there can agree.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • One word #trash

    Overall Score: (1.18/5.00)
  • The person commenting below must mean Mr. “D.” He does it all the time. Very professional and now he’s the director or something.

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • If you’re a female you have a 30% chance of receiving inappropriate snapchat msgs from the admissions guy who enrolled you when he gets drunk at the bar. classy and professional. thats oulton’s.

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • Ok, first of all this program is a farce. In Ontario students need this program to get into a police college but in Atlantic Canada you just need to enrol in the Atlantic Police Academy. It is a program that you need to become a Military Police officer but most of the students are lead to believe they can become cops just from taking this course or that the RCMP will just throw out their selection process and hire you because you’ve taken this course. wrong wrong wrong…. and $17000 or so later you figure out that the Admissions Dept are paid on commission to sell you a position. Just a thought. If a police academy or RCMP troop in training are limited to 30 or so students, how much individual attention do you think a class of 84 gets? students who fail multiple subjects part way through the year get to stay so the college can suck up the rest of their student loan money. If they do eventually fail…. grades wont usually do it… it’ll be in OJT placement or after the fitness test, after all the money has been paid. They dont mind taking a student in such bad shape that they have to know they’ll never pass a fitness test either…..even if the student fails the fitness test required to get in. Have a bit of a criminal past? sure we’ll take ya. The cops will probably hire ya. Oultons has had policing students charged with crimes while they are at college and still given them a diploma. Is there any wonder police forces see the diploma as a joke. On the Corrections end a retired federal corrections officer teaches you a whole bunch of federal corrections material. you get one day of provincial corrections. Here’s the real zinger. Federal corrections doesn’t even require you to take this course since they train their own officers. Provincial Corrections do require you to take a course. So hey lets let some guy teach what he knows instead of having an instructor teach what students need. Bat your eyelashes and you instantly pass all corrections courses anyway. They’re not done when you graduate. One instructor will harass you to join the equivalent of his Amway business once you’re about to graduate. Oh and get this…. you pay a fee to graduate, apparently the $17k doesnt cover grad. This course is extremely self serving. It’s a diploma factory. And while it may work out for some it will never be recognized or accredited because of the unnecessary content, the mixed skill sets (police, corrections, sheriff, security) being taught and overwhelmingly the lack of any credible standards in recruiting students. Nobody in policing or corrections will ever legitimize a program that will permit anyone, regardless of their aptitudes, or their past to enter the law enforcement community. Classes of 84 at $17,000 a student and very little money paid into the program itself. You don’t need an Oulton accounting course to figure out why they advertise this program so heavily… not that their accounting course or any of their other courses are handled any better. Owners used to run a Frenchys. This program is the discount quality collegiate equivalent.

    Overall Score: (1.54/5.00)
  • Do not take the nursing program, and thats nothing against the instructors, they’re phenomenal, the dean just decided to up tuition $1,000 this year, and accept an additional 11 students, yet havent really hired a new instructor (considering the one new person they did hire, basically just replaced one of our instructors who had left earlier in the year) On second thought, just don’t go to Oulton College at all, its a huge money grab, and you can get just as good as an education at NBCC or NSCC. Will not recommend to anyone given the dirorganization, price, facilities, extra curriculars, and lack of social activity (or at least variety in social activities)

    Overall Score: (2.27/5.00)
  • welcome to Oulton College where you teach your teachers!

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • This College really sucks I fully regret going here and I always tell people how bad the college is. Alot of my friends who where planning on going have changed to NBCC… Anyone can be accepted even people that shouldn’t be.

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • Rule 1 of College choice: NEVER go to a college that advertises. Oulton advertises like a motherfucker. Billboards, radio ads, TV ads etc. They are all talk and no delivery. I do not go here but my wife does. Here are a few fun facts I’ve learned about Oulton!

    1: They over-enroll really badly. Tuition is already 3-5 times as much as an NBCC course (which has better job prospects anyways), but alongside that this school is smaller than my (small) High-School! There’s about 500-700 students at Oulton all cramped into this small “school” (which I believe the building was an elementary school previously).

    2: There is a “cafeteria”. And by Cafeteria I mean lobby. And by lobby I mean a small area with a few tables and some chairs, some microwaves on the wall and a small little kitchen thing. Maybe good for serving about 20 students. 500+? Fuck. No. Bring your own lunch to school like a little kid.

    3: “Bring your own lunch to school like a little kid” I say above. I say that because that’s what you are to them. You’re a stupid, brainless idiot kid who has no adult thoughts or opinions. Whenever you complain about some part of the course you’re told that you are “unprofessional” or “immature”. Hilarious coming from instructors that are too unprofessional to find a real job in their field!

    4: Like all of Moncton, the landscape planning is complete shit. When Oulton was built it didn’t actually have a parking lot. The parking lot they have now (holding about 100 cars) had to be purchased by the (very overpriced) apartments behind the college! They didn’t even think they’d need parking. Really makes you wonder if Oulton College cares about their own/anyone else’s futures at all.

    5: I hate Moncton. Pillheads, snotty French citizens and crippling unemployment. Oulton is situated in an area where if you want housing anywhere near the college you’re going to be in a rough neighbourhood. Compare that to NBCC Moncton up on Mountain Road, where you can live in Greater Moncton (no not crap-hole Dieppe, that actual better Moncton).

    6: Policing students get their resumes thrown out. And for good reason too! I have no idea why any of the policing students thought that going to a college WITHOUT A GYMNASIUM was a good idea! They go outside in the parking-lot at 7AM in the Winter to do their exercises. Such a joke.

    7: No library. Libraries are very important to a college. Disregarding the very helpful reading/computer material they are a quiet place to study. Oulton has no library.

    8: No computer lab, either! Oulton has absolutely nothing advantageous over NBCC, besides the promise of giving you your diploma in half of the time (AKA cramming so much information in that you forget it all and the instructors don’t care at all and literally yell at you). The public-use computers consist of a few computers in the hallway to print stuff on. A few days ago they were told the ink ran out. Nobody has replaced the ink. Students can’t print their work.

    9: The building is locked down. Security gates everywhere, you can only get into ANYTHING with a student swipe card. Maybe they claim it is for security reasons, but it is because they don’t want people coming in to look at how small/shitty the campus is without a tour guide to talk the place up. I have NEVER heard of or been to a college that was closed off to the public. Ridiculous.

    10: Oulton will probably soon say that they donated X amount of dollars to a Haiti foundation. The donations were mandatory and taken from the students’ pockets. I doubt Oulton gives two shits about Haitians.

    11: The OJT (On the Job Training) registration cannot find locations for any of their students, because guess what: nobody wants Oulton students! Many aren’t prepared at all for the work-force and get passed by instructors even when they make obvious mistakes in their exams.

    In summary just go to NBCC. They are legitimate and will give you a good education at less than half of the price with an infinitely better experience. I couldn’t imagine the frustration that this garbage school puts people through.

    My wife comes home with extreme anxiety/stress EVERY DAY and has had to see her doctor about physical pains she is going through because of how stressful this school is.

    Overall Score: (1.36/5.00)
  • Overall experience at Oulton was very good. My instructors really cared about us, and spent a lot of extra time going over things if it was needed. The courses are tough, so some people are whining about it. Its Post-Secondary, its hard, that’s life.

    Overall Score: (4.54/5.00)
  • I give this college a complete thumbs down. I was treated horribly by a teacher and the head of the teachers did nothing nor did the college owner. I had honors in grades and was called a lazy student and disorganized which if anyone knows me at all, I am the complete opposite. I paid almost 30,000$ to be treated like crap. Do NOT go here unless you want to waste your money. The teachers pass pretty much everyone and that is the only reason they have a decent graduation rate.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • This place is the worst, not knowledgeable, give false information to get your money, I moved to NB from NS after speaking with them about taking a course there and going back to NS to work, after numerous conversations I was promised this course is recognized in NS, after a month I found out it is indeed not and only allows me to be an entry level worker at minimum wage…I contacted them & dropped out and demanded my money back based on the lies they told me–they said too bad…I get its not recognized everywhere but I should have been told that I should check with the province I plan to work in…stupid me for trusting them

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • The teachers seem to mostly be past grads. So far the majority of teachers are extremely unprofessional and unpleasant. They accept anyone as long as you are willing to pay their tuition. We are taught to lie in interviews and actually had a whole 2 classes that were geared towards teaching us how to lie to get a job. I really wish I had chosen different college. There is no lockers for the majority of the courses. They forgot to order books for one of our programs so we are trying to learn a new language without the books. The cafeteria is a joke, no library and the computer lab (if you can call it that) is just a few computers in the hallway. Also the chairs are chairs you would see in a 6th grade class. Absolutely unacceptable. And the best part? We are waiting to hear back from the government to know if our course is still fully accredited because if not (big chance) we need to also do 130 hour course at a university before we could go into the field to work. And Oulton college has a horrible reputation in the field which makes it very difficult to find employment. Good thing we had a professionalism in the workplace course, too bad our teacher couldn’t have been more unprofessional. From dropping F bombs constantly to teaching us to lie and telling us she didn’t have time to learn our names or go over our resumes. I feel super confident that this school is as bottom rung as you get.

    Overall Score: (1.18/5.00)
  • My experience at Oultons has been rather dismal. From the very beginning, there was an obvious lack of professionalism at all levels of administration. My student program advisor was friendly and welcoming, but rather vulgar and nonchalant which could shock individuals which are NOT accustomed to this type of language in everyday conversations. I was also very suspicious of how quickly I was accepted into this college WITHOUT school transcripts of my previous academic accomplishments.

    It was also quite obvious, that the student advisor did their very best to embellish their courses and long term results of said course. So much so, that I was convinced that she was working for a commission as a salesperson usually would. Either way, I decided to proceed with taking one of their courses, as It would be cheaper in the long run to stay in Moncton rather than going to UNB in Fredericton and face the various expenses including housing and nutrition.

    Upon beginning my program it was quite obvious that the teachers were simply reading a script from a book and following that flow of education. It was also quite obvious that they had little to no real life experience in the field that they were teaching as I called out some of their bluffs on numerous occasions.

    As is now, I am halfway through my course and left with a feeling of disappointment, not only from this school, but in myself. I did my research and decided to go against what I read about this college, but to those reading this, save yourself some time and effort and go get a real education, not a sub-par one.

    Stay posted though, as I have been listing all discrepancies since day one and have only brought up very few of them in this small review. I shall be writing my final review in may and all the juicy details will be listed there. Thanks for taking your time to read this.

    Overall Score: (1.45/5.00)
  • They’ll accept just about anyone, they aren’t worried about accepting students that could bring down the employed rate or increase the dropout rate because the numbers are fabricated anyway. I wouldn’t consider Oulton College even a College, but a business. They do this entirely for the money, and they don’t particularly care about you while you’re there LET ALONE after you’ve graduated like they let on in the initial interview.

    The courses are crammed; lessons are cut out if there isn’t time to cover them and deemed unimportant. Just about anyone can graduate from most of these courses; they want the grades to look great as a whole so everything is child’s play from day one. At first it feels great to graduate with honours but once you get into the real world and realize you can’t compete with even the community college students skill-wise, you start to wonder where exactly your $10K+ went. DO NOT fall for going here because it’s a year or two less than another college offering a similar course. If you want to work in the field put the time into earning the diploma if you can, the courses aren’t short because Oulton is great at organizing and being proficient, it’s because they cut and cram.

    I chose this school because they talked themselves up so much, they spoke of having lots of connections, and promises of a job straight out of graduation. I live in a small town and moved to Moncton to take this course for the year, I was hoping that Oulton College would help me get a job and provide some kind of additional assistance with getting a job in my hometown since they had given me the impression that they had amazing connections and could get me places I wouldn’t be able to get myself.

    Upon graduation, the only “assistance” I had received in finding a job was our Student Administer forwarding me job postings for a year that I could check online for myself. I also specified that I was not interested in staying in Moncton and that I was looking for work in my hometown only, about an hour from Moncton. They continued to forward me job postings in Moncton, and Halifax and the odd ad on Job Bank from my town that I had seen a week previous. Three other Oulton Grads and from last year, along with myself, are all now working together in a Call Center making minimum wage. I absolutely refuse to believe their statistic of, (and this is a direct quote from a recruiter) “99% of graduates are working IN THEIR FIELD.”

    Long story short, do not apply to Oulton over another college because you believe they’ll pull strings, use connections, and put a good word in for you to get you employed in some great business that doesn’t publicly post ads. They DO NOT offer anything that you can’t get at a more cost efficient community college.

    The fights with the administration were constant; there were several occasions where my entire class had to speak to them together in order to get something resolved, because going in individually to put in complaints yielded no results. This was normally due to consistency issues between instructors. You could print out two identical copies of a document and give it to two different instructors and get two different answers in regard to whether it was done properly. Some things we learned mildly overlapped in two different classes (which was ridiculous when you consider how much unique material was cut due to lack of time) and both teachers would teach how to do the same thing completely differently.

    Attendance is everything and they preach this constantly. If you aren’t a young adult under 25 with no children, living within 5 minutes of the school, this college isn’t for you, I would have never made it to graduation if I didn’t live within a 2 minute walk and have no responsibilities at home. They don’t cancel school with the public school district they cancel it with the businesses so not only are you expected to risk your life on the worst days to make it in (sometimes just to be sent home at noon) but be prepared to find last minute child care when your kids are off school and Oulton College is still open. Students that drive 40+ minutes per day are held the same standard when it comes to making it in during storms as students that live in spitting distance and can walk.

    I could go on for days but I’ll stop here. Very long story short: I do not recommend this college as there are plenty that are more cost efficient, and at the same offer more thorough courses that are informative and challenging. They just don’t offer anything that you can’t get from another school and don’t score an outstanding rating in any category. I honestly just don’t have any reason to recommend this school to anyone that I don’t completely have it out for.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Personally, I loved my experience with Oultons and would recommend it to others. My instructors were wonderful and approachable, and the course was set up well. Yes, the course was expensive – that’s the price of private college. If you want a lower tuition then go to a publicly funded college and deal with the sub-par instructors there. Yes, the rules can be strict – but no more so than in the work force. In reality, Oultons provides you with a realistic expectation of what will be expected of you when you’re out working, and gives you the skills to be great at what you’re doing.

    Overall Score: (3.81/5.00)
  • i would not wish the experience at this school on anyone. All you are is a paycheck to them and if you have a problem it does not matter to them at all. The courses are crammed into short weeks and if there isn’t time for information it is just thrown out and deemed not important.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • After taking the courses at Oulton, I am very excited and happy with getting a job! Great experience.

    Overall Score: (5/5.00)
  • I took dental hygiene from this school and have nothing but positive things to say. The teachers did not let you get marks you did not deserve. I also have a university degree and this course was way more intense.I had to work for my grades. They make sure you are prepared for the real world and would not let you pass clinic if you did not deserve it. yes it is expensive yes it is this or that but if you are looking for a good hygiene school go here!

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • The WORST !

    Jammed schedules, and the books were always cooked to make it look like you had great grades. They do this so their success rates look good. I was actually given marks I never earned and was in no way entitled to.

    Some may think thats a good thing, but in truth, it makes it hard to know what you are actually any good at.”Individual attention” consisted of my instructor just fixing my work and being too complacent to bother with my struggles.

    This school is an overpriced puppy mill of diplomas. You WILL graduate and more than likely have a 90% average when you finish if you show up. So go ahead and buy your diploma, but I prefer to be taught and inspired.

    Overall Score: (1.18/5.00)
  • I am taking the “web development” program. When I did my research of the class, I saw that an entire module was devoted to Adobe photoshop and had some very desirable skills I had wanted to learn. That combined with a few other graphic/coding elements that I wanted to be trained for, justified my enrollment for a fast tracked diploma. If you look now, their site STILL says they offer this module. *First and foremost* I may add….

    Not exactly.

    First day, we were told that they threw it out because there wasnt enough time. I was gifted 5 minutes of rushed info on how to draw a circle on the program. We were told that chances are, someone in our “group” new how to use it, so go ahead and let THEM do it.

    Seriously?

    Thats it.

    NO WONDER they snag your student loan and overpriced cost of their books the second they can – you’re on the hook for it anyway, what good is complaining about it going to do…do YOU know what you signed? I sure dont….my fault entirely.

    Before you can even wrap your head around a new concept, you are tested on it and moving on to the next thing to cram in your confused mind. It is NOT what they sell – AT ALL.

    WE just finished a week and a half “module” on a very integral skill. It was over before I even grasped the concept – and then moving forward, we were told if we didnt understand the previous module – we were screwed.

    Good thing we spent less than TWO WEEKS on it then, eh?

    Consider yourself warned.

    The teacher is super nice and the classroom is comfy and the facility is great. However, I am kicking myself in the rear that I didn’t just bite the bullet for the 2 year program at NBCC – if cramming is your thing – by all means, but its month 2 – and Im already wondering what the heck I got myself into!!

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • I can’t even begin to list the things wrong with this school. I have never disliked a school so much in my life. It was evident in the first year that I was nothing but a paycheck to them. It’s even more painfully obvious this year. The teachers are nice, because they care – but to the administrators, we’re not important.

    I have honestly not spoken to (or over heard) one person in the school – different courses included- who heard they were happy. If I had a dollar for every complaint I’ve heard, I could retire early.
    If I didn’t love the work I’ll be going into, and didn’t require graduation to work in this field, I would have been gone long ago.

    The courses are over priced and that’s not where the money ends. The parking is a crazy and horrible price – 300$ and good luck finding a spot. Second year courses have their tuition bumped and told “Oh, by the way”. We have lockers this year, but you need to pay for that too. Graduation? You need to pay extra to go. This is just a tiny list of extras.

    Courses are crammed and rushed, and right now teachers are at the end of the year just tossing chapters out because it wont fit. “Study week” before exams is a joke, you’re still being tested and learning new material. Even though they have a new school building, some classes are still being stuffed into crammed little rooms and shuffled between rooms because there are literally not enough classrooms for all the students. Some large classes (around 30) need to steal chairs from other classes and sit at the end of desks. Hope you’re not claustrophobic. Also, I hope you love the cold, because no one is allowed to turn up the heat and you need to wear heavy sweaters to keep warm in the classes.

    If you do decide to go here, and find yourself with a complaint about something, don’t worry, it wont be fixed. You’ll leave an administration office feeling like you’re the problem, not the school. Does half your class feel the same way, and you all go together with constructive complaints and solutions to the problems? Don’t worry, this college will come up with excuses and might pretend to take your solutions seriously. Just don’t expect them to be fixed. They’re very good at sugar coating things and act like they’re the best place in the world. This school is filled with disorganization and double standards.

    Lastly, if you miss high school, this is the place for you. The rules are similar to high school, students are treated like children, and drama drama drama! Unlike high school, the teachers don’t need a teaching degree – almost anyone can be a teacher here.

    TL;DR ? Don’t come here. You’ll be treated like junk and everything is overpriced.

    Overall Score: (1.63/5.00)
  • I haven’t had the best time at this college either. We are constantly being told one thing from one teach, another from the other, and for some reason only CERTIAN people have to abide by our class and clinic rules. We RUSHED through our courses, because someone thought it would be AWESOME to have 3 semesters in a year, and we learn next to nothing. You cram it into your mind long enough to get it for the next test and then its gone. Also, our pass marks were 70% in EVERY class. Some people failed and were still allowed to come back, even though they shouldn’t have. It is the most over priced misuse of my time! Everything at this college is over priced and worthless. Tuition, parking, books and scrubs. This is just MY personal experience with the Vet Tech program.

    Overall Score: (1.09/5.00)
  • Kindergarten teachers treat their students with more respect than Oulton’s teachers…who may not even have any post secondary training themselves!!

    Overall Score: (1.36/5.00)
  • Please, heed out warnings, DO NOT come to this school – – You will simply end up having to transfer anyway. I didn’t listen, and I have officially learned the hard way.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • TERRIBLE School! In the end wants only your money. Certainly don\’t recruit the best teachers (none who have teaching degrees). They leave out details all the time, because they are VERY unorganized. – Example: You need at least 80% for on the job training. Also, you need at least 65% in every section of the class that\’s being taught, not an average of the whole class by end of semester. Same for honours. Parking is limited, even once purchased still left fighting for space. As if 10,000 isn\’t enough and then parking is 300$ extra! No lockers. No feminine hygiene products in the washrooms, just empty machines. Gossip and confidentiality I found was an issue. My biggest problem is teachers with no experience. And the amount of money being handed over for the lack of education. My 5 classes would be the equivalent of 1 university level class. HIGH SCHOOL PART 2. And even easier to be honest.

    Overall Score: (1.27/5.00)
  • The School isin\’t nearly as bad as the above comments have stated. The only time the teachers were ever unprepared was during the practical testing due to the vast number of students. The teachers are retired RCMP Officers and retired Correctional Officers they cannot be expected to teach like University Professors. One of the Biggest problems were the students behavior. Their were some students that should have never been allowed in this course due to their attitudes, i felt like i was back in High School. This course obviously demands a large amount of maturity dicipline and respect, which a large amount of people never had. The other big problem was the head office, they would constantly undermine the teachers authority which most of the students took advantage of. When a student does something wrong they should be penalized by the teachers, yet the students would go whinning to the head office and get their way. The head offices main concern is the money that the students bring in, not about the welfare of the other students or teachers. This is unfair for the students who are actually serious about having a career in policing or corrections. Some classes were advertised that was never taught due to the lack of time, those classes should be removed promptly to avoid any confusion. The course does cost a lot, i could have gone to university for 2 years with that money, this is obviously not the teachers faults it is the head offices. i do highly recommend this course, i found out things about myself that would have never happened withought this course. The teachers push their students so that they may achieve their desired goals and so they can strive to be better students and people as a whole.

    Overall Score: (2.63/5.00)
  • I’m taking the policing and corrections, equally horrible, this school is by far the most overpriced waste of time i’ve ever taken part in, one week our class actually consisted of watching the rcmp version of cops all day… we haven’ recieved even close to the amount of training offered in the course outline or on the website, i’ve paid 1200 for books some of which i didn’t even use, however i did master playing motorcross 3 on teagames.com, because we spend 50 percent of everyday playing on computer because the teachers are illprepared.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Attended, Network Administration, and Security, classes were ok when the teacher was actually teaching, I didn’t like rewritting my textbook during class, and I didn’t like the fact that none of us got jobs – thats 0% – not the 98% they boast on site.
    The teachers were ill prepaired and the students payed for it by waiting 45 mins to start class on a regular basis.
    I was able to secure some tutorial videos and they greatly helped me in the course content more so then the teachers we were paying.

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)

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