Sprott Shaw College : Vancouver

A.K.A.  Sprott-Shaw Community College : Vancouver (formerly), SCC (former abbreviation), CIBT Education Group Inc. (owner since 2007)
  (1.13/5.00)   |  29 Reviews
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Sprott Shaw College : Vancouver is a For-Profit, Non-Sectarian, Career, Institute established in 2007. The campus is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and hosts students with an endowment of $0 (2014).  
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Website:  www.sprottshaw.com
Address:  200 – 885 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 1N8, Canada
Phone:  +1 (604) 683-7400
Email:  info@sprottshaw.com
Institution Type:  For-Profit, Non-Sectarian, Career, Institute
Established:  2007
Campus Enrollment:  N/A
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Campus Endowment:  $0 (2014)
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Latitude:  49.259917
Longitude:  -123.033344
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29 Student Reviews of Sprott Shaw College : Vancouver

  • It is true what others say about the school. Classes were joke and instructors were unqualified morons. Very first week I went there, someone in the class interrupted me and someone else having a conversation about my health problem and then she advised me to take something for my health issue. My health seriously got deteriorated within couple months. Instructors were bullies and students were not that smart either. The school and everything about it were complete joke. The school is poison.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • If there were negative markings on given the numbers of star, I would like to give everything as negative ten!!! This is not a good school to go to if you are eagerly wanting to become someone in making difference for yourself and the society. HANDS DOWN YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED!

    THE TEACHERS ARE NOT THERE TO HELP, SINCE THEY ARE DISQUALIFIED OR BUSY IN THEIR OWN LIVES! calling sick not show up at school like whenever, using their family emergency as excuse.


    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • terrible experience here… i just wasted my money for the tuition.
    Generally I like flexibility…BUT TOO flexible here..they changed the students schedules
    up and down and staffs are not helpful..pushing their job here and there. Not that responsible at all. AWWWW how waste of my time and money !!

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • The commercial for this says it all…..
    Asian lady that could not speak english at all? Seems like they are targeting unexperienced foreigners since no one locally wants to go here?

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Worst place to ever go too. Horrible experience! The “teachers” are under qualified , they did not know how to run a class, they did not even have education on the curse they were teaching!! mostly were nurse back home … and the teacher picks on you, does not help you when you need help and is ignorant, and treat their students like dirt . I highly recommend avoiding this school. If there is something they can use
    against you, they will. They will grade you based on their grudges towards you.
    Sprott Shaw’s nursing program coordinator is very unprofessional and resentful attitude toward student. please AVOID Sprott Shaw …….

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • This school is such a joke they charge so much money for courses that are short and don’t know how to organize there classes, they said they will help me find a job but didn’t bother, just said go to places and drop off your resume and the experience isn’t even helpful to look for a job it’s so short, only if I knew this before I applied for the course, I found out at the end of my course I tried to ask them at the beginning but they never were available and I was not sure. The advertising is so misleading, there always like we will help you find a job but people that find jobs with this school usually already know a company and just need the education. The schools staff isn’t even respectable, there just there for the money and don’t even have the education to be teaching there. It is basic education for immigrants and people that have money and a job ready for them from someone they know.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • This is the not a school to go to unless you can afford it they only want students who can be successful and can pay for it before the class. so please think before even starting the course

    Overall Score: (1.09/5.00)
  • Horrible. Do not go there. I have attended many colleges (legitimate ones) and this is not one that I would consider legit. Sprott Shaw is a college for foreign students and foreign students only. In class the instructors talk down to the students as if they are in kindergarten. I’ve never, in my life experienced any like this in a college. The instructors move so fast through the chapters that there is NO time to comprehend much of what is being force fed to you. My advice? Look around, check out legitimate colleges first.

    Overall Score: (2.09/5.00)
  • This school needs to sharpen its entry process, it puts you in front of a screen to answer a bunch of questions and your in, your never tested on any computer skills or pertinent software that will be used throughout the course. I’ve seen students melt down as the promises made to them that there would be one on one training, ciriculum is not followed during the first week orientation, which would show admin weather or not you had the skills to use a computer and its software, instead they are told, you will learn that in that class, so I don’t need to teach it to you now. When they are in the course, say MS Word, they are totally lost and because they have no knowledge or experience with computers, they at no fault of their own, drag the class to a stop, making the instructor start to dumb down the course. This really reflects the pure greed and total disregard for the students that paid for an education. Not all instructors here are bad, actually I think they are as frustrated as we are. Some may have just been ground down over time to just obey the admin.
    The dam school has one 10 year old printer that works and they cringe when they see you printing, they expect you to do everything on there complicated and I’ll conceived G2 learning which consumes huge amounts of teaching time just trying to navigate a totally confusing structure. Not a lot of thought went into it, if there was it was the wrong people doing the thinking, meaning, if it’s cheap and good enough, it’s perfect for Sprott Shaw. You think they would have this figured out, seeing how they boast about being in business since 1903???!!!

    Overall Score: (1.63/5.00)
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    Overall Score: (2.18/5.00)
  • The worst academic experience of my life. I studied at Capilano College & BCIT for years, and then made the ill-informed decision to study nursing at Sprott Shaw. It has been months since I graduated but I feel the need to share my experience so that future nursing students can make an informed decision about what school to choose; so here’s goes…
    The instructors are just nurses looking for a second or third paycheck (no clue about the curriculum) – the majority of these instructor/nurses lack proficiency in English and display great difficulty in marking assignments; often unable to answer questions without an answer key. Even with answer keys, these instructors struggle to translate the curriculum. Imagine a person with poor communication skills and little-to-no teaching experience, grading your papers. Sprott Shaw’s nursing program coordinator is dismissive and discouraging; showing zero support for her students. Her attitude fostered a learning environment that was tense and corrupt. You will not receive a fair education at this school. In fact, the instructors will laughingly tell you that what they’re teaching “is not that important” and then treat you as though you are confrontational…especially if you dare to ask for clarification on a subject. The common reply was “you don’t really need to know that part”. Watching instructors fumble through the curriculum day after day taking up precious study time was extremely frustrating. Overall, Sprott Shaw College was a traumatic experience for me because of the corruption and covert intimidation tactics from the coordinator and her instructors. It cost me $32,000 for 18 months of B.S. I believe this program is still operating because of Sprott Shaw’s aggressive marketing campaigns, especially targeting overseas students – with the promise of a lucrative career in Canada. Many of the students are international; therefore have no point of reference for what a quality education in Canada entails. My classmates expressed the corruption “was normal; like home” (home being India & China). This school has an excellent sales team at the front lines drawing you in; but once you’re enrolled, the smiling faces are gone and you’re introduced to the team of passive-aggressive, under-qualified “nurses” that hold your professional destiny in their manipulative hands. Save yourself from developing an anxiety disorder and AVOID THIS “SCHOOL”.

    Overall Score: (1.18/5.00)
  • This place is an expensive joke. I went through in 1994-5 for Business/administration management. I was promised help finding a job, and use of the extensive business contacts Sprott-Shaw has in the community. The help consisted of a phone book and daily want ads. The few times I got an interview I was laughed out of the office. I was told by several interviewers nobody takes their diplomas seriously. And lifetime upgrades? Never offered one, EVER! When I asked about learning to use the internet, I was told it was so expensive it’d never make a dent in the business world! So I graduated with msdos 5 and windows 3.1 which was obsoleted the day windows 95 launched. An utter and complete waste of 12,000 dollars.

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • This college is an absolute joke. If you’re planning on going here, please please reconsider. The testimonials on their websites are fake, or picked from the one person out of probably 100 who actually enjoyed going there. I am a current student, an I deeply regret picking this college. It costs literally 33 thousand dollars for the LPN program, and they don’t even bother hiring competent teachers. The teachers treat you like a 5 year old, get all of their facts wrong, and have absolutely no idea how to teach. To top it off their advisors and program coordinators are useless, they tell you that they are there to advocate for the students needs, but really they are just lazy and couldn’t care less about you once they get your money. The whole program is basically self taught, an a waste because you learn nothing of value there. Don’t get me wrong, I’m an honors student, but I had to do it on my own. The teachers help with nothing. You basically are paying to teach yourself. If I could go back I would have never picked sprott shaw, I’d rather be on a two year wait list that at this joke of a school.

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • This school is an absolute joke. These so called teachers can’t even put together a functional English sentance yet alone teach a course that requires above average communication skills.

    Teachers who can not deviate off a power point presentation and call students confrontational just because the teacher is incapable of answering over and above an answer key.

    Teachers are replaced faster than ever. Most have zero teaching experience and the class is their Guinea pig to test their incapable teaching skills.

    No point in discussing any concerns with admin staff as they all are there for one thing and it’s definitely not for the students.

    The only time they even act decent is when they’re being audited. Restocking HCA & PN supplies, pharmacy supplies etc.

    This school is pathetic and head office and Picta are getting my feedback over the last 12 months. This school is not an ethical or safe environment and needs to get the ropes pulled in and be monitored a little closer.

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • It’s a >>FOR PROFIT<< college what do you expect?! Awhile ago I randomly decided to stop by sprott shaw out of curiosity, went in to talk to the "career advisor" who is ACTUALLY a sales rep (I used to work in sales and the way she was trying to solicit proves that they are paid on a commission basis). Right when you walk in the have you fill something out and than you become a lead, THEN they non stop call you, they called me at least 5 times and left voicemails asking me if I'm still interested in their programs. Obviously if I havn't called back i'm not interested, and the fact that they are so desperate for your money is unethical. They emphasize the fact that there are no waitlists well OBVIOUSLY because no one wants to go there as well as there tuition is ridiculously high. They don't state the costs of their programs on their website cause they want to contact you so that they can first manipulate you on why you should attend there school THAN at the end of the sales presentation they'll show you the cost so that they have a chance to justify the price while failing to disclose the fact tht its a for profit institution that is responsible for profiting off your money.

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • Sprott Shaw has got to be the worst College out there!! The instructors are very bad and do not know how to teach. The administration could care less about the students and lie to them all the time. If you have a problem they will do nothing. If you are unfortunate enough to be going to the College and have a problem contact the PCTIA immediately, do not waste your time messing around with Sprott Shaws complaint process. They will drag it out forever on purpose to try and pass the 6 month limit that PCTIA has to receive a complaint. PCTIA has the power to force Sprott Shaw to return your money if they determine that Sprott Shaw was in the wrong. It is especially important to complain about the instructors changing constantly which seems to always happen. Shame on you Sprott Shaw for taking advantage of vulnerable mostly immigrant students. You are responsible for killing many peoples dream and burden them with 10 year loans. Sprott Shaw should be put out of business!!!

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • DO NOT ATTEND THIS FAKE COLLEGE . We had the worst instructor called Cynthia, I have no idea how she is still working for this college . She’s racist, a a bully and sets you up to fail. Do not take the HCA course from sprott shaw or you will have this bitch as your instructor……… Seriously no one likes her

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • This is a terrible College. They are very unprofessional and could care less about the students. It seems they only want your money. If you have any problems good luck in getting any help, they don’t care. The instructors don’t have a clue how to teach and they usually don’t last too long which means that your instructors are always changing which makes it impossible to succeed. They cost is way out of line and you really get nothing for it. You will be lucky if you pass and will be stuck with a huge student loan whether or not you pass.
    I would strongly advise anyone to stay away from Sprott Shaw. Check out other webpage reviews they are all very bad which is pretty telling. Check out a real College like VCC or something. The staff and teachers also lie whenever its in their best interest. Its amazing they are still in business???

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Sprott Shaw is an huge RIP OFF!!! This College is only out to get your money. The school is run very unprofessionally. The instructors for the most part are terrible and have no teaching skills. If you ever have a problem good luck in resolving anything, they really don’t care once they know they have their money. Avoid this college. Consider a real College you will be glad you did.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Sprott Shaw College is a place you want to avoid at all cost. The way this school is run is awful. The instructors seem to come and go like the wind which makes it impossible to learn. You pretty much learn on your own like an online course as the instructors don’t seem to have the skills it takes to teach a class. I would really do your homework about this College, you will find it is not a place to come.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Sprott Shaw has no right to still be open. They have had a bad reputation for too long. I don’t understand why anyone would risk going to Sprott Shaw with such a bad track record. Anyway I won’t repeat what it seems everyones experiance is I can only say my is much the same “Very Bad” If your considering this College do yourself a favor and do your research.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • WOW what reviews. I took a course at Sprott Shaw and had the same experiance. How does this College stay open?? The instructors are terrible and really could care less if you pass or understand the material. And the cost is ridicules considering how bad this College is. I would strongley recommend going anywhere else but not Sprott Shaw.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Heads up on this College!! Big time bad news. The school is actually a business and it doesn’t take long to find out they are only after your money. I took the LPN course and it was horrible. The Instructors didn’t know how to teach and I found out that they infact are not real teachers and do not have any teachers degree. The college has no problem lieing whenever it suits them. The instructors don’t seem to enjoy their jobs and a few quit mid term and we were given new intructors with even less teaching skills. There is no sense that they are at all interested in producing knowlegeable quality LPN’s as long as they get there money. Most of my class failed but unfortunaley still have to pay a 10 year Student Loan off that the College works very hard to make sure everyone gets.Go anyplace else but here.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Bad News College!!
    My experiance at this so called Community College was very bad. First the instructors are terrible. They are not real teachers they only have a short course on how to teach which most of them don’t know how. The administration is disshonest and only want to get your money. I experianced the instructors even forwarding final exams to certain students to help them pass. If your having a problem understanding something good luck in getting any help they just say study more and don’t seem capable in helping you get thru the course which is probably why so few stdents make it. Iwould say more students fail then pass and thats even after they forward exams to students??
    The goverment should not be giving loans to a College that operates like Sprott Shaw.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Sprott Shaw was a big disappointment. I got pushed into getting a student loan thinking I could make it through the course. More then 50% fo the class failed. The teachers and staff are dishonest and only care about taking your money. When your having a hard time instead of helping they are clueless as to what to do. I could have done better taking an online course. The instructors they hire seem to be bad healthcare workers who no longer want to work in the field. On more then one occasion instructors just quit and we had to receive a new instructor mid term. If you question anything the school does they refuse to resolve anything. Its pretty clear that the instructors don’t like working for this college. Carefully read the reviews on Sprott Shaw and you will soon find out to stay clear of it. The cost is also ridicules $25000.00 for an LPN course and you most likely won’t pass. The only thing this College does well is getting you a Student Loan. B.C. Student Loans are now being with held due to the bad pay back record which is understandable if most of their students don’t make it.

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • This school is a huge disappointment the teachers are not qualified and you basically have to learn on your own. Most students fail but are still required to pay the loan off for 10 years!! Stay away. If you have a problem with anything good luck in resolving it they don’t care. The college takes advantage of mostly vulnerable immigrants that don’t have the experience of how to stand up for themselves. The B.C. student loan dept. has cut most of their loans to this college due to their bad reputation. It is much better to wait and get into a real College like VCC. They cannot keep even their unqualified staff as they are constantly changing. Staff will actually advance final exams to help pass students, very unprofessional.

    Overall Score: (0/5.00)
  • AVOID THIS COLLEGE!!!! Sprott Shaw is only interested in taking your $$$ they are very deceiving and dishonest. The intructors are not real teachers and have no formal training and would lierally not be legally able to teach kids in Kindergarden to color and count. Instructors basically expect you to learn on your own and are not helpful at all. The only thing this college does well is to get you set up with a huge student loan you will be paying off for the next 10 years wheter you pass or not and it seems more students fail them pass.
    If you question the way this college operates you are completley ignored. Do yourself a favor and go to a real college like VCC or similar

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Whatever you do avoid Sprott Shaw!!!!! The staff lie openly and often. They are agressive in helping students get student loans that they will spend the next 10 years paying off if they pass the course or not. The instructors are horrible, they are not real teachers and would not be legally qualified to teach kindergarden students to count and color. Understand the instructors have no professional training, they only take a short course in teaching basics. The teachers are not helpful and you basically learn on your own.If you have a problem with the school they ignore you and do not even respond to your concerns.The intructors are hard to understand and are often times changing in the middle of the courses which makes it impossible to learn. The cost is way out of line. It seems most students don’t make it through the course and end up with a huge loan to pay off for the next 10 years.Do yourself a favor and go to a real college like VCC or something similar. Sprott Shaw is only interested in making $$$ for themselves.

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)
  • Out of all private Colleges in Vancouver, BC… This “College” has to be the absolute WORST. DO NOT attend. If you would like to get ripped off paying 5 times the actual cost of your program, never get your grades, be instructed by people who don’t even have University degrees, go to an apartment style DUMP with broken dirty walls, welfare plastic tables and sit in broken chairs, and be treated like a fool then call them! What a fool I was to attend this “school”. Pathetic. Wouldn’t send or recommend anyone to go to Sprott-Shaw!

    Overall Score: (1/5.00)

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