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132 Student Reviews of Vancouver Career College : Vancouver
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I’m a social service worker student, and I want to thank you for choosing Rodrigo Henandez as my instructor. Before I attended school, it was challenging for me to come back to the educational environment after a long absence from it. I feel incredibly fortunate to have found this programme and school because Rodrigo motivates me to study. He is with no a doubt the world’s best; he is patient, knowledgeable, and supportive.
Gratitude and regards once more
I am social service worker student, and I want to thank you for choosing Rodrigo Henandez as my instructor. Before I attended school, it was challenging for me to come back to the educational environment after a long absence from it. I feel incredibly fortunate to have found this programme and school because Rodrigo motivates me to study. He is with no a doubt the world’s best; he is patient, knowledgeable, and supportive.
Gratitude and regards once more
Years after receiving a master’s degree in midwifery in Iran, I took a one-year ECE course at Vcc’s downtown Vancouver campus after immigrating. The excellent planning of the college and the presence of dear Jennifer who was a diligent, accurate, caring and kind instructor, in addition to great memories, made me gain enough self-confidence as a newcomer and become more interested in this field every day, and immediately after graduation finding a suitable job.
Years after receiving a master’s degree in midwifery in Iran, I took a one-year ECE course at Vancouver career college (downtown campus) after immigrating. The excellent planning of the college and the presence of dear Jennifer who was a diligent, accurate, caring and kind instructor, in addition to great memories, made me gain enough self-confidence as a newcomer and become more interested in this field every day, and immediately after graduation finding a suitable job.
I have an appointment with CBC News on Thursday 27th 2022
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VaCC and CDI students need to be heard
This school will take your money, and not provide the necessary instruction. Good luck getting your diploma too! Don’t waste your time and money going here. Incompetency at the highest level I have ever experienced.
Vancouver Career College has destroyed me financially and mentally! I graduated over 3 months ago, and still have not received my diploma! I have called the College numerous times and I keep getting excuses from them! If I was able to work hard and make sure all my assignments etc….were completed on time, then they should also be diligent about acceptable time frames! Over 3 months waiting! I cannot get a job without my diploma. Now I am back to working at a crappy job because I cannot get a job in the field that I spent way too much money on because I don’t have my diploma! So many students cheating in class too, and the college knows but will not do anything about it because a high “success” rate makes them look good. Sad thing is, it seems that those that cheated their way through a course, are the ones who somehow get hired! Do not waste your time and money at this college. There are so many more with a much better reputation for you to go to, and they will help you get a job. They really care about their students (other colleges, not VCC) VCC only cares about the money they collect from their students, and to top it off, they charge triple what most other institutions charge. My advice…look for your desired program elsewhere! My preferred future career goals are ruined because of them! And, I have been destroyed financially!
I successfully completed the Education Assistant program with Vancouver Career College in 2002. My instructor was great, but the rest of the staff was less than accommodating. I have lost out on securing a job in my new training due to the fact that after many months waiting, and still waiting for my diploma! There are many other colleges to go to that cost 2/3 less for the exact same program. The practicum portion did not provide the necessary experience, and most school districts do not recognize VCC, and will not hire you, but are more than willing to take you on for the practicum (free labor). I would not recommend this college to anyone….it has basically destroyed my future career goals, and significantly depleted my bank account! $15,000 down the tube. I took this course seriously, and was so excited about becoming an education assistant, and now I am so depressed because of the lying and waiting for my diploma from VCC. VCC has pretty much destroyed my future career goals just so they can fatten their own pockets. DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY WITH VCC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I studied Special Need course in Vancouver Career college in 2022. My instructor was Karen Abalos who is a professional, informative, knowledgeable, and supportive instructor. She spent a lot of their personal time to give the feedback on my assignments and my classmates’ assignment before submission.
I took the Early Childhood Education program, at Vancouver Career College, with Mia Saulog. With upmost respect, she is the kind of teacher, we all wish we get. Her lectures are just right. She explains the material from a logical point of view and also, from her personal experience; which allows students to embody the lesson, thus put it to practice. As someone who is on the Autism Spectrum, my passion is to serve God, with the gifts He has given me; thus help others which similar struggles, I have faced and do face. If you are contemplating, between this program, at this school or at a university, I truly recommend Mia. You will get more out of life, if the teacher’s heart is in it – and therefore, gifts you with their light, to carry it forth, to next generations to come.
An insult to my intelligence to be trained here. The instructors the fellow students and the administration love to bully people not a very pleasant place to learn. Teacher is not qualified to teach anything the administration lies to your face and none of the materials are good. I had to study myself and teach myself!!!!! Don’t waste your life
This school is pure profit driven. They do not care about there students at all. There courses are way overpriced, and they accept anyone willing to pay.They also tend to prey on new immigrants who don’t have many options. They will get you to sign binding documents, and when you find out what a joke there instructors and curriculum is and try to leave they will pull out there contract and make you pay regardless or destroy your credit and character. Horrible people, the government should step in and shut down these terrible manipulative money hungry so called schools. !!!!!!!!
DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL!!! This is the most disorganized, rude and backwards run school i have ever been a part of. I first signed up at the Coquitlam Campus, after I signed all the paperwork is when they told me that campus doesn’t carry the HealthCare Assistant program and I would have to go to the Burnaby campus. Then at the start of the course we only got a E-book, but we weren’t allowed to have any electronics in the lab, so I tried to get a physical copy of the MANDITORY BOOK OF ALL INFORMATION FOR LABS!! The school refused to even sell me one, and wouldn’t even acknowledge how upsetting and backwards this was for a healthcare program to not provide a physical book that will be the main reference for the WHOLE PROGRAM!! and would not allow the electronic devices to access the Ebook that they provide. And that will only be the beginning of the frustration that you will experience if you go here. JUST DONT GO HERE
Most unorganized school ever!! The teachers are burnt out and angry, they blend both CDI and VaCC but do not communicate or provide the same tools. Do not go to this school!!
Do NOT go to this school or to CDI College. It is owned by Peter Chung who doesn’t update equipment, doesn’t hire qualified teachers, only issues refunds when he’s forced to do so and he’s just purchased a $42M house for cash in Vancouver’s Point Grey area. THIS is where your tuition is going. https://globalnews.ca/news/8061385/greater-vancouver-real-estate-record-broken-2021/
I learned a lot from the Education Assistant Program (PM Class). My teacher was Mr. Cedric Quiocho and I can say that he was a very effective instructor. He had so much experience in the field and with that he was able to share valuable knowledge that we would need to be successful. He was so exceptional when it comes to lecture delivery, as he explains each material well. There were opportunities for group work, independent study, projects, video learning and self-directed modules. He met the needs of every student in our class when I was there and make sure that everyone understand the concepts. He relates all our lessons to a more practical approach on what is truly happening in school. I would recommend anyone to take the EA Program at this campus specifically the PM Class with Cedric. Great individual and a great educator! I know that my other classmates would exactly say what I said on this review about Cedric. Thank you again!
I am almost finished with my Education Assistant Program at VCC Coquitlam Campus. I am very satisfied with our program instructor, Mr. Cedric Quiocho. He is very knowledgeable with the course content. He uses different variety of teaching methods to cater to the needs of all students. He explains the lessons very clearly. He gives us ample time to prepare for our quizzes and tests. Finally, he will support you all the way to become ready and successful in the field.
This is the worst learning experience in my entire life. I took the ECE course. The class is five hours per day and our instructor only spent roughly 20-30 minutes per day “reading out the PowerPoint”, the rest of the time we are sitting there doing nothing.
When we asked questions she didn’t know the answers and she’s not a professional instructor at all.
We complained to the student administrator, he said that the best teacher they got.
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I went to Vancouver Career College for the Paralegal Diploma program because I was fresh out of high school and just needed to do something. They took advantage of that a convinced me to enroll, Only to find out that the Diploma isn’t recognized anywhere. No one wants to hire a Vancouver Career College Graduate. I wasn’t even taught relevant procedures, or how to file and s**t. I was taught Law and that’s it. I showed up to class everyday for the first 6-7 months, while other students barley showed up and when graduation time came they all got that same diploma by doing less than half the work I did. Such a scam, wouldn’t recommend this school to anyone.
I went to Surrey campus
I will never recommend this college to anyone
Total wastage of money
Teachers are rude, untrained and not helpful at all
No one listens to any complaints
All authorities from top to bottom are fraud
You end up paying huge amount of loan with no help at all
I went to the VCC Coquitlam Campus and took the Education Assistant Diploma Program in the evening. My instructor was Cedric Quiocho and he was a really great instructor. He helped us a lot to understand on how to become an effective EA and also catered to the different learning styles of all of us in the classroom . I liked that our instructor cared for all of us, he gives information and tips on how we can be successful when we start working in the school system. I am grateful that he was my instructor!
I am a current student as I write and I hate this school and teachers. I feel I am in daycare. Too much gossip and the instructor is useless. All she does is sit on the chair and looks at the computer. Or if we do have class activities, she is busy talking about her family life and where she is going for vacation next. Favoritism is common and course ouline sucks. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. DON’T ENROL IN THIS COLLEGE.
I hate their behavior and their dirty cold classrooms.Very expensive and disqulified.Just wast of money
Best ECE school ever!!
So unprofessional. “Teachers” so not helpful rude and it is pretty evident the racisim in the school. Please save yourself some money and go to a legit college. Waste of money. My confidence has went down and my choice of career had changed due to being in a such a negative environment.
Sophia was the only instructor that we had that genuine cared about us in the ECE program. She would her lunch break to assist the ESL students and was efficent with grading our papers on time even though she had a large class size.
I am sad she left. We all miss her. The teachers that remain in the ECE program are not nice people. Nerissa is a bully and Joan a nutbar. Cheryl is not professional all she foes is play hang man all day.
Do Not Go to Vancouver career college for any program. Especially for LPN program. They will make your life miserable and will try to fail you in order to take more money out of you! Instructiors are not professional and proper to teach. I guarantee that you will regret 99% going to that school. Instead, go to regular government school…. much cheaper, better education, and less stress!!!
Currently taking the Paralegal program. I should have looked more carefully into the school (negative reviews have been extremely accurate). What this Career College sells is that they have small class sizes, meaning more attention to the students…however, from what I’ve found, the students work better on their own and there are major problems with teachers and complaints. My course was insanely expensive..it’s a 2 year program condensed into 1 (yay?) but I WISH I hadn’t believed that meant I’d get better training and to find work in the legal field quickly. I have attended interviews where HR has kindly informed me that most corporate firms will not hire a student from Vancouver Career College because they lack the training required. Students have complained about teachers and those teachers have NEVER received discipline (they’re eager to keep their professors). For Paralegal or LAA programs, I suggest Vancouver COMMUNITY College or Capilano University. For skilled trades and medical training: DEFINITELY search elsewhere!
DONT ATTEND THAT SCHOOL. THEY WILL MAKE FALSE PROMISES AND TELL YOU THEYLL HELP YOU GET A JOB AND IF YOURE AN IMMIGRANT THEYLL SAY THEYLL HEP YOU GET PERMANENT RESIDENCY. ALL SCAM. ONCE THEY GET YOUR MONEY THEY NO LONGER CARE. RUBY SIEKHAM IS THE MOST UNPROFESSIONAL TEACHER WHO SPENDS MOST OF HER TIME IN CLASS TALKING ABOUT HER DAUGHTER. SHES THE WORSE TEACHER EVER. FAKE FAKE FAKE. I DISLIKE HER WITH EVERY PART OF ME. HER OTHER FRIEND IS JOANNES, SHES A PRACTICUM COACH AND SHE SUCKS, THEY ACTUALLY BOTH SUCH. I REALLY HOPE YOU DONT DO THE ECE PROGRAM THERE. YOU WILL REGRET WASTING YOUR TIME AND MONEY. THATS ALL I CAN SAY. WASTE OF TIME.
WORST COLLEGE I’VE EVER ATTENDED IN MY LIFE
if you love yourself, don’t go to that school.
The teachers were horrible people. They kept making student fail courses to make more money. Very unprofessional. Made me fail a course 3 times. I have no words to express how disgusting the gateway location was for me. Horrible. I hate all those teachers. I hope they all get a piece of their karma f**k*holes
For Vancouver Career College Burnaby campus, I enjoyed the study Lpn program in this school. The office staff is very nice and friendly. Most of instructors are very professional and helpful during the class. I heard from the practicum places, this school has a very good reputation. Also, the school provided the big support for the graduates to find a job after passing the board exam. After my preceptorship, I already got an interview from the manager. I feel very confident and competence as a nurse in the future career.
Very unprofessional school and teacher.
Attended the Electrical Foundations course. You may as well do the course from home because they just make you read the book at school with very little practical.
You pay for a tool depreciation fee of more than $1000 but do very little practical.
The teacher was very arrogant and would show up 2 hours past the start time. His excuse was “this is studying time”.What’s the point in even having those 2 hours of course time when you could do that studying at home?? Obviously the teacher benefited from this and the student gets screwed 2 hours of their time that they paid for.
The teacher was also very confrontational and defensive once we the students complained about his poor quality of teaching. Every student in my course complained about the poor quality of teaching from this teacher.
The very little practical that we had, and I do stress very little, was so rinky dink because there was no structure to it, and it felt like that they just came up with it at the spur of the moment. We just had one of those Radio Shack electronics kits to mess around with no expected outcome/goal.
The overall feeling about the teacher is that he was playing psychological head games with the students and try to put students down and peg students against each other.
I never missed a day, passed the ITA test, but never got a job out of this. What a big waste of government funded money.
I didn’t come out of this course feeling happy or proud about it as one should. I felt very outraged and cheated by this very scandalous school. How can these people look at themselves in the mirror everyday knowing that they’ve cheated people out of a proper education?
I personally would NOT recommend this school to anyone. They should be shut down.
Probably one of the worst schools. The trades programs are absolute trash, the teachers do not care at all if u fail or not and simply do not give a single care about it. You simply ask a question to one of them you are either going to get an answer to go read your book again ( when he should just simply explain what the student is asking which is his job), or you will get sworn at and be an outcast of the class. Do not do any trades programs here, teachers absolute garbage , no respect towards students and how they each learn. Wait a year and get into BCIT or go to SprattShaw. Much cheaper and way better learning.
I was enrolled at the kelowna campus in the social service worker program it is the worst school the course outline are bullshit they don’t stick to them my instructor Cindy was the only good thing about that s**t hole it’s expensive the computers they make u buy are s**t half the time you can’t even access your text books and monica the dean or whatever she is is by far the biggest C**T!! She used to kill ppl for a living as a sniper and she works with students? She has no sympathy she doesn’t listen to a word anyone says she’s a fucking ign9rant b***h no wonder her husband took their kids n fukt off!! Seriously do not waste your time or money you graduate with a diploma u can’t do anything with it like go higher to get a degree the job I have now is the job I was going to school for u don’t need your diploma for it and u get paid a dollar more if that .. that school is a joke and majority of the staff are stunned cunts!!
It depends on our needs and individual situation. I cannot say for others.It worked for me. It was lot of work but got me a job and helped me. The Instructors were supportive
Like so many reviews already posted–way to much money for a piece of paper, completely disorganized, admin staff completely oblivious to the structure or quality of the courses they offer and have a “don’t care attitude” towards students or programs. it’s a complete sham to pretend to send qualified people into real world practice-then again they are for PROFIT. so as long as they get there fat check they don’t seem to care about the material/subject matter of the courses. Again, similar to many posts-very discriminatory toward students and staff (depending on which person likes you). in fact its a Human Rights topic for discussion that will be pursued! My real world advice-question practitioners of where they received their education. if the answer is VCC-ask for someone else!
Terrible college, I learned nothing from my program. It was just a piece of paper that I paid alot of money to get. They are so disorganized, I never knew what class I was taking next or what room I was in, as they were always changing. The tablets they force you to buy are completely useless and don’t work. They just want to push students through, my instructors would basically give us the questions and answers for every question that would be on the exam. All you have to do is memorize it. I wish I had gone somewhere else where I would have actually learned something.
I went to the coquitlam campus for the addictions course and it was bogus. I wish i could have completed the program somewhere else. My instructor was extremely biased with students, would discuss other students grades while they are were absent. Joining students for cigarettes during breaks and talking about personal life.. The administrators lost important forms with confidential information, which has screwed me over big time…i do not recommend rhis school. Spend the extra money and time and go to douglas!
I have chance to study in Vancouver Career College . I am ECE student and I am so happy to choose this college and getting to know an educated instructor such as Rubina Raza. she has two degrees in masters and being a student of her is a great pleasure and honour to me. I have seen so many professors in my academic life and Rubina Raza is one of the sophisticated ones. although she is strict in teaching , who ever has a little academic education knows that people with high quality education and experience in teaching wants the students have diligence and perseverance in what ever their goal is, let alone being an ECE instructor and have responsibility to educate students who wants to raise,educate and deal with the children.
If you are interested in ECE, Rubina Raza by her patience and high knowledge can help you to be a qualified ECE .
unfortunately I read unkind comments about Rubina Raza. I have to say that if you can not fallow the simplest rules such as being punctual, completing assignments in deadline or respecting all the ideas how can you be a trustable ECE for parents? you all choose this college and ECE by your own decision so it looks more mature if we are dissatisfied with some body first talk to her and then write comments about her.
This is a horrible school (abbotsford pn program) . instructors/coordinator extremely unprofessional in classes and clinical placment sites. Instructors will giggle and talk about you while marking your exams. P artake in pathetic competition with each other who’s the hardest and strictest on the students. Laughing because they made a student cry. Have a grievance? Forget about it. They will do nothing then punish the student for it. Voice your opinion? Do not dare this they will hold it against you and you will get backlash.
Full on %100 your placements will be determined by if the coordinator likes you are not by own admissions. So embarassing. Do not go to this College.
I have almost finished my studies in this college. I believe it’s a great college for new comers and international students. Though English is my second language, teachers helped out me a lot not only to understand my lessons but also to improve my English skills. I studied early childhood education in Vancouver campus. If you have the chance to take your courses with Rubina Raza, be sure that she will give you the confidence to start your career right after your graduation as an ECE teacher or even start your own daycare. The way she is interacting with the students is exactly the way we are expected to behave as an ECE teacher like setting rules, explaining expectations, instructing and giving feedback. I think that’s the reason I found a job right away and still have more job offers. I am using the valuable information I learnt during my studies there in my day to day job and whenever I have questions my instructor is always there to help me. At the end, I think they behave us as students who are supposed to get a job and make a career rather than high school students who are looking for having fun and just getting a degree. Also I want to thank Monica as the campus manager, because she is very supportive and always does her best to listen to the students and solve their problems. At the very first stage that I applied for this college their helps to instruct me how to get financial aids and doing administrative processes was a great encouragement for me to attend this school.
After I attended this college, I was so disappointed because of the instructor named Rubina Raza, she has favoritism with other of her students, so biased, she hated Filipinos, she doesn’t follow the right schedule of the modules, she always put her students in a difficult time, she even gave them a homework during their Christmas vacation and assumed for them to finish it on time, she didn’t give them enough time to finish that assignment. She assumed other of her students can finish intro computers in their school for one week but however those students need 2 weeks to finish it, and she even put them some pressure to finish their intro to practicum within 2 days. do you think it’s unfair? The students think it is unfair! She even says that once you are late within 15 mins in the morning, she will be closing the doors and will not accept student, but on the other hand she is the one who is late. We pay how much in this school 15-16k and this is what we are going to receive from them? They don’t even provide them enough materials for any activities they are giving, they want their students to buy their own materials, which is very very unfair for everyone. Even so we want to talk to their director in the school, they don’t give a single fck about their students physically, emotionally and mentally., Monica the director and Rubina the instructors are both allies in this situation. Most of Rubina’s class dislikes her, she is an angel in front of her students but once she’s on her back, she is turning into a devil. A daughter of Satan, she believes in old-fashion way of teaching, strict, but she always says things into different way, into a nice way. She even said we cannot use plastic utensils, yet once we took food safety, our instructor that day said plastic utensils are more approvable to use in daycare. Her contradictions are wrong. She doesn’t know how to accept her mistakes or she is not taking a responsibility on her own mistakes, she always put it onto her students, she always says I didn’t teach that to you, then you are pertaining that we made up those test answers on our own? And if a student is having a hard time in English, why not just help her than telling her that, “you graduated in a language and literature?” like do you think that statement connects into something? No, it doesn’t. You always explain and discuss a lot for our modules, but you never realized that sometimes you are detouring in your lecture, some discussions are not connected to our lectures, and if one student is going to ask you a question, you don’t know how to reply, because you always get lost. So, because of you most of the students are having a difficult time. And one more thing, please fix that “time management” of yours, don’t put your students on spot because you are always late? Sort your time management properly.
Attended schooling in the Okanagan. They accepted me with absolutely NO previous education on biology (or any science for that matter past grade 9) must learn 80% of course material on your own… Was too hard for me being in class all day and working then going home to doing more homework. I am dropping out today and just wanted to let people know how BIG OF A SCAM THIS IS! How can I be a nurse if they never teach you the skills..? I felt scared to let me or my classmates near an actual hospital..
Very bad college. Will accept anyone. Extremely expensive. Very bad instructors. Expect to watch YouTube videos the entire course. Complete waste of time. Don’t do it even if you are desperate . You will regret it.
VACC Abbotsford LPN program gave me the worst two years of my life. The teacher turnover is outrageous, you will have a new teacher ever my month- each one of them will teach you different and give you 0% for labs and assignments the previous teacher was giving you 100% for. The PN coordinator and the other lead nursing instructor are bullies and will turn everything around to make it “your fault”…you can never be right and your opinion doesn’t matter here. There is no support and they do not care. They voice their opinions of your class to other classes, and let you know that your class isn’t as liked as the other classes…you’re constantly torn down and compared to the other classes because you stand up for yourself and don’t bend over for them. The lab equipment is garbage and expired in the 90s. Everything is expected to be self taught, they will ALWAYS tell you to “look it up” when you have a question. When you go out on practicums your teacher will tell the nurses you’re shadowing that you like to argue, are too quiet, need extra help, ect to make you look really bad, even if none of it is true! Absolute hell hole please save yourself a lot of time money and energy and run as fast as you can in the other direction.
I’m already in st semester of LPN in this college. I never wasted money and time in my life like this and I never been regret in my life like this. Totally unexperienced and illitreate teachers which have no idea what they are teaching to us. The classes usually starts at 8 am. We have a teacher that I never seen her come to class earlier than 9 . But financila process in this college controls so progressive and good!!!!
And the schedules, ahhhh !!!!! I never seen a planned activity or anything else happen here on time, actually they never happen. Please stay at home illitreate and dont come here, at least you’ll not be regret about wasting a house’s down payment money here and above all, you time.
Listen up ! I read the reviews online before going to VCC and I was like it’s all BS , this place can’t be that bad …. however I was wrong!
Let me tell you the truth , this place is only about the money and that’s it ….. my intructor got changed , I was told to take on a job that paid $13/hr and I paid $17k for my prg …. I finished my Diploma and still can’t find a job. The excuse VCC uses is you don’t have the passion for the field …. a person can’t survive on $13/HR ! Listen carefully go to PUBLIC school , pay less have more options once finished , it sucks about the waiting list but still don’t fall victim to the private schools
SCAM, do NOT go here. Peter (I admit to no wrong doing) Chung raised tuition at all his schools. Students who have quit have had to fight to get their refund, he only pays the refund if forced to.
This school is a total rip off. First of all, they are waaaaay more expensive than any other school, their teachers do not need to be qualified teachers, some classes only require the teachers to have 2 years experience in whatever field they are teaching. The admission lady will make it sound like a wonderful investment and that you will easily be able to pay off any student loans, however I have heard from numerous reviews and people, employers will not hire from this school so good luck finding a job afterwards. They say they have practicum placement, but when it comes time you have to find it yourself. The material is basically self taught, and is mostly copy and pasted from sites on the internet you can find for free. They do not care about their students. One girl I knew got pregnant, and they were going to kick her out if she missed more than a week after having the baby. Utter lack of compassion and respect for any student. The faculty turn over rate is huge. SUCH A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY! do your research, do not apply to this bullshit school, they will accept anyone, even non English speaking international students, and charge them more! I hope this place gets shut down, it and the eminata group are total scam artists who should be ashamed of the thousands of dollars they have ripped people off.
This school is a joke! The Early Childhood Education program at the coquitlam campus is basically self taught. The teacher reads slides to you word for word then says go study. It takes her about 1 hr to do this so we sit in class for 4 hrs doing nothing! She knows we have nothing to do but still makes us sit there. She’s always on her computer…I wonder what she’s doing, definitely not her job! She can’t even be bothered to mark our tests correctly; always changing the rules. Whenever you try to confront her about anything she gets her back up and acts like a child. I am an adult in my 30’s and I can honestly say that she is the worst teacher I have ever had, don’t even know how she got the job. She is also borderline racist. We have about 5-6 women from different parts of the world in the class. They totally understand and speak in English but she is constantly telling them they have to pronounce better, that “children won’t understand you”. I ask, how do you know they will even be teaching at an English speaking daycare? Everyone in the class can understand them but this teacher is so ignorant she expects perfection from them. She generalizes and stereotypes these women, constantly asking them how it is in their country and that “in china they make all their children do lots of school work”. WARNING: DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY OR TIME ON THIS SCHOOL…SORRY, I MEAN MONEY GRABBER!!!!!
While at the kelowna campus, I paid the full $20 000 with a student loan. Big mistake. The school couldn’t keep a teacher for a month at a time. The head principle guy disclosed my private information to my parents. I was supposed to get more than half my tuition refunded and it never happened. Now I’m $20000 in debt. VCC has literally ruined my life.
I signed up for HR program paying to the school thousands of dollars. What I see is an instructor who attended only for a week and asked us to read the material and go home. Then next week another staff that is not a faculty gave us the exam question and answers and I got A+ for that course. This is the standard in this money grabbing college. They do not go through the curriculum instead make us happy by be friendly with the students and give us good grade, but where is the knowledge I signed up for?
Horrible school, horrible Instructors that walk around and call themselves pro, some of them not even teach in school before. Favoritism prevails with this institution, as it is not a college. The instructors have the the same academic credentials being offered to the students upon completion of their program. I attended one of their programs and advise against going here. They will upsell you the world and once you sign that student loan form and agree to pay them their 10000+ money, you are invisible to them.
A campus called VCC! The bogey hired Calliope the bully to this campus last fall. To prove herself Calliope the bully first eliminated some staff to save few $$$. Few good teachers & staff moved away from this bully. Then she removed the security staff and made campus vulnerable to Whaley bums where drug addicts walk-in to use the campus washrooms. Started some trade programs and shifted to a location under the bridge where break-ins are regular happenings. The admission staff walks in and out faster than the seat cools off. Not to mention a workplace employees write checks to their employer for their lost benefits. Oh it is time for me to take my leave for my baby as my warranty period is just completed. Rest assured the campus will run best without this bully, THIS SCHOOL IS A PIGGY BANK COLLEGE!!
Why the hell would people go to private callege? Get your credentials, upgrade and wait for the goddamm waiting lists. The ONLY PRIVATE SCHOOL YOU GO IS ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY. I know people that get scammed by this goddamm private secondary institutions. Don’t be a victim I would not waste my time even courses are free.
THIS SCHOOL IS A PIGGY BANK COLLEGE!! *ATTENTION*!! UNLESS YOU WANT TO JUST GIVE AWAY FREE MONEY, PLEASE DO NOT THINK TWICE ABOUT THIS LYING, FAKE PROMISES, BULLYING, COLLEGE!
I REGISTERED IN A 6 MONTHS PROGRAM CALLED PLUMBING FOUNDATIONS. FOR 10,000 CANADIAN DOLLARS.!!, FIRST THEY PROMISED TO HAVE OUR LAB FINISHED AND COMPLETED SO US ( STUDENTS ) WOULD BE ABLE TO DO PRACITCAL WORK FROM THERE, THEY DID NOT. “THE STUDENTS HAD TO BUILD IT ON OUR OWN”, AND WE GOT NO CREDIBILITY FOR THIS AS WELL.
FROM THE PRESIDENT, WHO IS A PIECE OF S**T SCUMBAG, JUST LIKES TO BULLY PEOPLE, TO ADMINSTRATIVE, WHO DONT GIVE A S**T ABOUT ANYTHING, TO UN ORGANIZED CAMPUS DIRECTORS.
IF IT WASNT FOR OUR INSTRUCTOR, PUTTING HIS HARD WORK AND DEDICATION AND CARING FOR THE STUDENTS, MOST OF THE STUDENTS WOULD’VE DROPPED OUT EARLIER , BUT SINCE WE WERE ALREADY HALF WAY THROUGH THE PROGRAM, IT WOULDNT HAVE MATTERED.
FOR FUTURE STUDENTS LOOKING TO FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION, PLEASE DONT THINK TWICE ABOUT VANCOUVER CAREER COLLEGE. THEY FEED ON THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEM, BECAUSE OF THEIR POOR ENGLISH AND THREATEN THEM , TO STAY OR ELSE THEY CANT EARN A CITIZENSHIP IN CANADA.
JUST GOOGLE VANCOUVER CAREER COLLEGE REVIEWS!!, JUST GOOGLE VANCOUVER CAREER COLLEGE REVIEWS!!, JUST GOOGLE VANCOUVER CAREER COLLEGE REVIEWS!!, JUST GOOGLE VANCOUVER CAREER COLLEGE REVIEWS!! JUST GOOGLE VANCOUVER CAREER COLLEGE REVIEWS!!
F**K YOUR VANCOUVER CAREER COLLEGE! FROM THE PRESIDENT ALL THE WAY DOWN, YOUR COLLEGE IS NOTHING BUT A MONEY GRABBING, BULLYING, THREATENING, BRIGHT, YOUNG, LIKE MINDED, CAREER INDIVIDUALS WHO WANT TO EARN A GREAT CAREER TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES!!
*FOR FUTURE AND ALL STUDENTS* INTERESTED IN PLUMBING, DO NOT GO TO THIS FUCKING FAKE, FULL OF LIES, BROKEN PROMISES COLLEGE.
GOOGLE PVC!! IT’S A GREAT TRADE SCHOOL LOCATED IN BURNABY NORTH, LOUGHEED HIGHWAY. 1000 TIMES BETTER THAN THIS FAKE S**T COLLEGE.
CHAD ANDERSON THE ATTORNEY OF VANCOUVER CAREER COLLEGE SUPPORTS BULLYING!! THEY HIRE EMPLOYEES THAT BULLLIES PEOPLE!!
This school is not only a joke but ripp off and has ripped lot of students like me. I was a electrical student from surrey campus and believe me after ripping you off they don’t care about you. the sales lady who sold me this program is a biggest scammer. She basically lied about everything to me, the start date of the program, also that the program is not recogizied and you can’t even continue to level 2 electrical program from accredited schools like BCIT. this is not a college but money making piggy bank. this college don’t even give proper practicums and I had to wait so long for practicum from the practicum coordinator. forst she said she called so many places and waiting and then few days before my start date of practicum she only calls me to ask me if i have found a practicum for my self. I thought she was suppose to help but she is of no use. when you hear Vancouver Career College, please don’t even think twice but run the other way otherwise you will be in debt like me. so may students are not being heard. don’t waste your money for nothing
This school is a joke! I went to the Abbotsford campus for the legal administrative assistant program and it was a waste of my time and money ! First off they charge more for that course then any other college does, the practicum coordinator jolanada is absoulty ridiculous she had no connections in the legal field and was scrambling to place people ( which none of them got hired ) . She was trying to place people who had no car in Surrey and said they would have to figure it out. Also I pretty much taught myself the majority of the course, even though I paid for an on campus course . After being in the legal field it also became apparent to me how little they touched on in each course. The other practicum students I have talked to knew way more then I did and were taught way more ! I am so mad I wasted my money on such a shitty ass school! They are complete jokes at the Abbotsford campus every student in my class was complaining at some point. They didn’t even have a legal teacher for us until the day classes started. This school is screwed and should be shut down
I can not believe that years are passing and nobody is taking any actions to close this “college”. The problem is this college accepts students that no other college would ever accept and that is how they still manage to have enrolment. Their students do not speak a word of english. They are mostly registered to be able to get a visa and stay in Canada. It is like a joke. Please someone has to stop this college from abusing new immigrants and Asians that are just looking for ways of staying in Canada.
RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN. I should have read the comments below before attending this school. a really shitty, money making school. All they care about is your money and not your education. I took Medical Office assistant from Surrey Campus and seriously, my advise is not to attend this school unless you want to waste your money. I had a really bad teacher who only sat and taught the class. Most of the time we had to learn on our own and even where I did my practicum, the doctor in that clinic said they didn’t want anybody again from this college because VCC students didn’t know simple things. rude staff and hardly anyone in the office to help when you have questions. I will not recommend this school to anyone, a total scam
Don’t waste your time and Money coming to this joke of a place. Don’t fall for their lies and good listening skills because they want your money and that’s all. I am currently enrolled in the construction electrician apprenticeship program. Worst mistake of my life. Listen to those of us who have already made the mistake. DONT DO IT!!!!!
I have been told, “Off the record” by many employers and employment agencies that they WILL NOT consider hiring anyone who took a program at Vancouver Career College. This “school” does not provide programs that meet industry standards. I know of someone who took the electricians program and was not allowed to take the provincial exam. Wasted his money, as I did in the paralegal program. They didn’t even teach every thing that was on the course outline. They are a rip off. Go to Douglas College or Vancouver COMMUNITY College, or any other publicly funded school. It is less expensive and you will be given an education that is relevant and up to industry standards. This school is a joke.
Hello, I wint to dis school now I make 1 million dollar per years. thanks vcc.
Vcc is a total joke…word has it dino cabalfin was fired for not only harasament but also stealing money from the college! Director of crime stoppers And a criminal…my oh my
Avoid at all costs! It is highly overpriced and most companies will not hire vcc graduates. The kelowna campus is run down and lacks equipment needed for every program.
THEY WILL TAKE ALL OF YOUR MONEY AND IF YOU ARE ON STUDENT LOAN THEY WILL NOT HELP YOU AFTER THEY HAVE TAKEN ALL THE MONEY FROM THE GOVERNMENT! THEY NEVER HELP YOU FOR A PRACTİCUM PLACE!!!! I HAVE BEEN LOOKİNG FOR A PLACE FOR MY PARALEGAL PRACTİCUM. RUN AWAY!!!
INSTRUCTORS ARE TOO BAD!!!
VANCOUVER CAREER COLLEGE… its not education they want to give you. its your money they want to take
Kelowna VCC is a total and utter scam. They are strictly for profit and will do whatever it takes to have each and every student drowning in debt.
Dino Cabalfin the campus “director” is a sleazy, disrespectful, arrogant a*****e who thrives off ripping people off. Don’t worry he won’t discriminate, he enjoys treating each and every future/current/past student like crap.
STEER CLEAR of this school and all of its branches.
Payroll professor at downtown campus should be fired she is the worst teacher I ever had please do an evaluation for her. She is not professional and she is very impolite with the class. When you have a question she answer you “I don’t know just Google” I’m paying her fo give me all the answers that I need related to the course. Her name is Andrea Coop.
Run, run far away from this school. First they cost more than public school and they aren’t recognized by anyone anywhere. Out of my graduating class only 3 people got proper jobs, everyone else is back to what they were doing before and owe at least 14k. Nobody has a proper schedule and teachers are on a week by week basis, sometime they don’t even know what classroom theyre supposed to be in. Some people are on Ipad some aren’t, books are mixed up and sometimes even the tests were based on a previous years book. In the end nobody can help you at this school. Everyone gives you the run around and repeat the same illusive answers. Nobody seems to be responsible, nobody seems to know who the proper person to speak to is, and nobody is going to give u a refund.
This school is totally ridiculous. The admissions rep will do anything to trap you to be enrolled. The first few months went smooth but after they get the money they don’t care. Towards the end of my program there were like 5-8 classes running in one overcrowded classroom with only one teacher. I did most of the learning myself even though I paid full fees to attend an on-campus course. However, it seemed like an online course since some of my courses there was no learning from the instructor. It takes forever to get your marks. Some students are on their practicum a and about to graduate and marks are pending.
I totally regret going to this school. I would like the school to refund part of my tuition fees since some courses I didn’t get a single teaching from the instructor. I did all my work on my own.
Classroom was overcrowded at the Surrey Campus. Had to run back and forth from the Surrey to the Gateway campus as nothing was organized. And the school just enrols anybody who comes across at any time of the year and learning was so difficult because the classrooms were usually super noisy.
The instructor of the head of school don’t do anything to make your learning comfortable or at least give you service for the money paid. And compulsory iPad was just a money making thing since I paid $550. The school must have got it cheaper coz it bought so many but we still had to pay $550. More frustrating was that most of my main program books were not even on the iPad. I don’t know if there’s a way to take any action against the school.
My stay at the school was a bad experience and I would not recommend anyone to this school
I’m currently taking my ECE and I find the staff to be money hungry arrogant jerks, but my teacher is knowledgeable, communicative and honestly I’m learning a lot. And I have been a teacher for years b4taking this program. They cLeary have made some changes. Tho Dino and Michelle are quite the arrogant money hungry jerks. I can’t stand to even look at them most days cause I know at first they saw me as money, now they see me as stupid for going to this school. Their noses are quite high most days.
Regardless of them and their behaviour I didn’t go there to make friends, I’m there to learn
I’m glad I am enrolled I’m confident that I will succeed and that this college is the right place for me. I’ll write again in a couple of months and let you all know how it’s going
DO NOT ATTEND THIS COLLEGE, you will be throwing your money away.
The teacher for my program was incompetent, told us that we were ginea pigs for the new curiculum. I learned absolutely nothing that I didn’t already know. The instructor was always grumpy, refused to answer questions etc.
When student complained to the administration, nothing would change with the teachers attitude.
When I went to administration myself, although they said they were very approachable they were immediately defensive and bullying, said they would help but didn’t. Then proceeded to avoid any further contact with me.
$20,000 down the drain.
This college (Kelowna Campus) SUCKS big time.
I was looking for HR Diploma program and as soon as I sent the request of more information, I got an immediate call the very next about arranging an appointment for entrance assessment. I passed the assessment within 45 mins, I paid for the registration $150 which is not refundable.
Two months ago i went to meet my admin rep. from VCC to give me job interviews as I graduated as MOA from another college. I went to give her my resume and reference list and guess what, I have not got any job interview or any update from my admin staff regarding job interviews.
I started having my doubts as I didn’t hear anything from them in two months, I wrote to admin rep. she told me to call her next day but I didn’t because I wanted to check out if she would call me or not. Guess what, neither did she call…
So I have decided not to join this college a couple of days before the class was going to start.
I feel sorry for those students who lost their money but glad to know that they are giving their reviews..
WASTED ALMOST 20K WITH THIS CRAP SCHOOL!!! ONE YEAR OF MY LIFE GONE!!!!!!
HATE THIS FAKE SCHOOL!! ALL LIARS!!!
WORST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE TIME SEEMED TO BE GOING WELL UNTILL i HAD PAID THEM THE LAST OF THE MONEY THEY TURNED ON ME i ENDED UP WITH ALMOST NOTHING AND WASTED A YEAR OF MY LIFE. THIS IS FRAUD OF THE HIGHEST LEVEL OUT $22,000 FOR NOTHING.
I was a Admissions advisor for this college, i quit recently because of the things that i have to do in order to pay my rent but i cannot sleep at night.
To all would be students on this “College”
The admission advisors in this “college” are fake, they are all 100% comission, they get a cut when u stupidly sign up.
Everyone is accepted even if they are legally blind. Take your money go somewhere else.
I wasted 14000$ and a year of my life “studying” ECE in this college. The instructor Jane White did whatever she could to hurt the dignity of international students. I
PEOPLE : please speak to Cassidy Oliver at The Province and give all accounts of the story that you have. The Globe and Mail and CBC market place are also working on the story and it will be published soon.
The “citizens” group; student union BC Local;Former staff (Eminata group)
To: Former Staff
Can you please contact me at 604-605-2028, or [email protected]? I can promise you full anonymity. Same to former/current students. Unless you go public, your complaints will go no further than this board.
Reporter – The Province
RE : Student Care
Dont try to pacify the already bad reputation of your so called “School” You know what you have been doing….
Vcc is a absolute scam , i have called wrote to the Province newspaper and they will be publishing the story soon cant wait for them to go bankrupt , for those who wants justice Cassidy wants your story too call 604-605-2028 or email: [email protected]
Go to MTI College Vancouver. I am a current student of the ECE program here and never regretted my decision. I went to 4 different colleges, VCC, CDI , Sprott Shaw new west before deciding on MTI. when i went to VCC & CDI they pressured me into applying for student loans , the entrance exam is a joke, even my 10 yr old nephew can pass that.
The admissions adviser whom i spoke to is full of integrity, not in for your money, or tells you what you wants to hear, he is blunt and honest about the program expectations. I am six months into my program and cant wait to go to my practicum and get a job. Anyone considering school should do your research, there are a lot of private colleges out there, but which is the best. definitely not one that is run by a board of director like VCC i assume?
I am so lucky that I registered at Sprott-Shaw Community College Vancouver campus. I had all the support while I am studying. The Global Career Centre was very helpful in my job search. I am an international student and for me the time and money investment I had for my education was properly invested. I am enjoying a new career right after my graduation. I am proud to be a graduate of the PN program of SSCC-Vancouver. All of my classroom and clinical instructors are very supportive.
My friend who registerd at VCC, unsuccessfully completed the program because of lack of support. Now she’s back to India and will have to reapply again after 6 months to come back to Canada to study. No longer at VCC but at SSCC.
In order to survive the politic and competitive environment at the campus I had no choice but do anything to recruit a student. I was on full commission with an advance draw. If I met my target, I will be able to cover my next months rent check. If I became the lowest revenue generator, I will be fired. Like the Jim Pattison tactic selling used cars. We face weekly bombardment on meeting the numbers and head count. No one talked about progress or education at these conference calls. Just numbers, leads, closing rate, fired or bonus. Stone cold process. Numbers, why missing he target, click, hung up, next campus. I was forced to make cold calls on Internet inquiries despite the fact that some of these leads were merely an indication of interest instead of solid interest from a prospective student. The marching order is to turn ice into boiling water. Use iPad, low interest loans, largest in Canada, guaranteed jobs to feed the pigs then slaughter them. No senior advisor is willing to help the newbies because every body count can mean job or jobless by the next review.
After Eminata bought UCW, first order of business was to target immigrant students because they tend to be pushovers and less likely to complaint about anything. I was instructed to inform an Indian student that if he complaints about the school, he will loose his student visa immediately. The student promptly shut up. Management quoted “international students are fatter pigs and easier to be slaughtered.”. It was funny how they said it in a meeting. I quit!
I saw the devastation these tactics have caused and finally threw in the towel. The teachers are good people, it is the direction from the very top that made the difference of life or death.
TIME TO FIGHT BACK OR GET BACK SOME REFUND!! Cassidy Olivier from Province newspaper is interested to learn more horror stories. Be factual and tell him what happened. Call or write him directly. May be someone in Canada is finally willing to listen. I plan to call him tomorrow if I can borrow a phone card. I am away in India with limited access to email and time zone. Any one wants their story heard, may be getting their tuition fee back, write or call Cassidy directly. Help those students about to be stuck with more student loans and receive nothing in return. DO SOMETHING AND STOP WHINNING. 604-605-2028 or email: [email protected]
The staff of VCC is crzay..
I pay my tution fee by myself in every month.
Before I go to do my practicum, some staff come to tell me if you donnot pay ur tution fee first, you cannot go to practicum..
What?!! Are u crazy?!!
I just pay every month on time, and now it is not on the same day for me to pay my tution fee.
What the hell with you?!
And after I pay my tution fee, the staff start to find a centre for me to practicum. But she said she cannot contact any centre yet, cause she need to wait them to call back..
My classmates can start their practicum on Monday, however, I am delay..
And I need to make-up the schedule in my rest of time, it disturb my part-time job and daily schedule..
The college is so crazy.. and the staffs are stupid too.
VANCOUVER CAREER COLLEGE… its not education they want to give you. its your money they want to take.
Ipad ebooks, yeah they use it to lure you in they campus. BUT WAIT! YOU HAVE TO READ THEIR CONTRACT EVEN THE FINE PRINT. I agree they they are friendly to the fault. I am not a wealthy aristocrat, but hey even when your are dirt poor who wants to obtain something in life… well they will use it against you and squeeze every penny out of you… So much for “we are helping every students with financial difficulty”. One of the financial aid told me
“Why did you enrolled here if you don’t have money?” well Ms. Financial aid. that is why i have student loan. Oh yeah. If only half of your student loan got approved, start saving up because they will humiliate you, harass you in front of other staff members.
Administration Reps 75% of them are useless. They will help you settle in then boom, bye bye because you already signed the contract. they will pass you around from staff to staff just to get the help you need.
Oh yeah. They told me MY BOOKS are included in my tuition fee, that ipads can be optional, that I can refund my book/ipad fees if I do not want them.
WELL THEY ARE ALL LIES. now they are asking me to pay half a gran to pay for my ipad when clearly they state in their website and may i copy paste it here.
“NEW AT VCCOLLEGE
Study at VCCollege, Get an iPad!
As of September 2011, all VCCollege students will receive an iPad when they begin their program! We’re trading in traditional textbooks for e-books on the iPad. This change will give you the opportunity to use cutting-edge technology that will enhance your learning and productivity. Our custom Learning Management System will also allow you to set the pace of your studies and interact with classmates and instructors even when you’re not in class!
At VCCollege, your success is our number one goal!”
so yeah. just recently they told me that my books are not included in my tuition fee, that it is separate, that my books are not in my contract. well WHAT THE f***ING HELL?? HOW DO YOU SUPPOSE I LEARN MY LESSONS, GOOD MADAM? if its not included in my tuition fee or contract.
“Forget the Ipads and i just want the books” i said. Ms. Financial aid told me “Well it isnt optional we do not hand out books anymore. Your books are in the Ipad” with a smile on her face.
WOW! well thats a relief…. how come it isnt in my contract/tuition fee if its not optional NOT to have it?!
smart, very smart indeed.
Their reasons… “WELL WE CHANGED THE POLICIES” then stop f***ing misleading your student with wrong information from the start.
CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS.. WELL EVEN FAXING YOUR APPLICATION FOR IT, WELL THEY MESS IT UP TOO.
OH YEAH IF YOUR POOR, DO NOT EVER BOTHER GOING HERE. THEY WILL JUST GET YOU BANKRUPTED FOR.. MAYBE ABOUT 10 YEARS OR SO.
for my conclusion:
VancouverCareerCrap administration is
They will make you feel YOU ARE the one at fault when clearly their staffs and ad reps constantly gives wrong information from the very beginning.
and to anonymous, Thank you for writing that letter. It is much appreciated.
Hope you can get that to the media too.
ADMINISTRATION/ STAFF – 0%
A letter from staffs of Eminata:
December 10, 2011
Mr. Peter Chung, Executive Chairperson
1800-400 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3A6
SUbject: Unethical, Integrity Issues, Unfair Practices and Unacceptable Behavior
“It is not known what “PRIVATE” college you received your education from, but it is
obvious that you did not gain any schooling on people management. Your managerial
skills are so poor that your employees are surprised that you have survived this long in
the corporate world. Sometimes they question the intelligence of this company for hiring
such an incompetent individuals such as yourself.” – common quote from the majority.
The purpose of this letter is to notify you ALL but most importantly Dr. Peter Chung
about what upper, middle, and lower management is doing behind his back and the
negative and devastating effect it’s about to take on the company(s).
We’re a group of people who work for the EMINATA group and a large number of
students who have attended a school at some point owned by EMIN AT A group who have
decided enough is enough. We have started a systematic attack on this company to make
things ethical and fair not only to the employees of the company but the general student
body and public. We are giving Dr. Peter Chung an opportunity to learn and take
personal responsibility as to what is happening behind his back and most importantly to
make things right. So the same mistakes are not repeated from the past like they were in
LA. We wish someone had given you heads up and we’re very confident you would have
resolved the issues in a proper and ethical manner.
Let’s start with unfair practices:
Mid and low level management hires who they want (friend, girlfriend, boyfriend, family,
ex-coworkers) and this is by them deciding which positions to advertise and which ones
not too. Their qualifications are always overlooked and rest of the people are asked to
cover for their work because they’re “NEW”. We demand that you ask your staff and get
a consensus of who hired who and who do they know within the company and if they
worked together elsewhere.
Campus directors and most new regional directors have no clue as what PCTIA policies
are and are always breaking them but most importantly what can really get EMINAT A
shut down entirely is the FACT that both regional directors and campus directors
COACH the staff to fool PCTIA. We have a proof of this in mwtiple forms and we are
100% confident that no court system will throw this out the window. Campus directors
are not following exam policies written by the company when it comes to students failing
exams and are not unifonn. We have proof some directors make indirect sexual favors to
give an attractive student another attempt where if a unattractive or old student it’s a
There is way too much staff recycled from SPROTT -SHAW, VCAD, AI, MTI,
ACADAMY OF LEARNING, etc. Think about it this way, if these rejects were not
successful their why do you have them hired here? Are they friends perhaps? Someone
else’s garbage is now your garbage and you’re paying them to keep this garbage. People
like Vic Tesan have infested this company by bringing in his friends and family who
have gotten more incompetent heads into this company. Did you know they have also
gotten free education for their family and friends as well? A fair practice would be to hire
and promote within if you want success. There are a lot of dedicated staff that should be
promoted. We have a list of most of the people who have hired in this manner and they
know who they’re and majority are struggling to gain control.
Remember the person you hired to run your company is the same person who was
bidding against you with CCI to buy it out under your nose with his “investors”. This is
how the price was driven up and Randy Cox couldn’t come up with the funds to outbid
Dr. Peter Chung. Talk about sabotage, and we have voice and video proof of Randy
blabbering his mouth about going public so he and his hired friends can take control of
the company because they them you’re a cheap Korean Jew. This is the best tip here
alone is worth what you’re going to spend in legal fees.
Since our numbers have been growing faster than we expected we have decided to fonn a
student union because no one should be treated unfairly and to get Employment
Standards involved we the majority employees are fonning a union to put an end to
unfairness. We are watching all levels of management and keeping detailed records and if
changes are not made and implemented within this month class action law suits will take
place from both employees and student side and we would hate to see this company
repeat it’s mistakes and get crippled twice as it did in LA. We want to see all the
incompetent staff from other schools fired who keep bringing in their friends and bully
the old staff.
You have staff from other institutions that constantly talk to their friends and share trade
secrets on how EMINATA operates. We have recordings of this and campus level staffis
willing to take a stand to this statement. There are also plans to take control of the
company as soon as it goes public. Someone is having power/control issues.
Integrity issues due to campus directors no following policy and giving students false
hope as there are too many ESL students that are setup to fail by sales people and this
practice is promoted by the campus directors and DOA.
Too many mid-level managers hired who are friends of rejects from other organizations.
Basically the staff keeps changing every few months and students are frustrated because
they’re promised different things by different people. The directors are not taking
Students feel frustrated with the campus directors because they cannot fulfil what has
been promised to the student. Students are being enrolled in a unethical manner
sometimes two or three months before their actual start dates. This leaves huge gaps in
their schedules and student load frowns upon this and will be notified. You are messing
with innocent people and their lives by wasting someone two months of time and messing
up their car payments or mortgage payments.
Student body has determined that this company’s goal is profit or market dominance at
any price because there are more students now under new ownership that the reps have
brought in who are crap quality and don’t deserve to be in school at this point in their life
because they lack the basic reading and writing skills. Students have complained the fact
reps are helping students cheat with the entrance exams and make them do it over and
It has come to our attention that a certain DOA has sexually engaged Vancouver students
and staff and as a reward they’ve been promoted. DOA is a piece of garbage that hits on
every student and makes negative and sexual comments towards students and staff.
Sexual favors have been performed and documents. He has been seen drunk with students
at bars and touching them in a very inappropriate manner. Proof and legal action
There is no consistency from campus to campus and staff should have a good command
of the English language! Students should be qualified thoroughly before being accepted
and same with the staff.
EMINATA group is cheating student’s hard earned money by setting them up to fail by
playing tricks to get them in. This is on your conscience Dr. Peter Chung.
We’re watching you and change is required immediately, this letter is being forwarded to
many authorities and to the competition. Ie PCTIA, sprott shaw, Korean council, BBB,
Board of trade, CTV, MTI, Stenberg, global, CDA, pharmacy/medical authority, all
employers who hire your graduates.
Occupy Campus ….
We are watching to see changes. In 2012 you better make changes before you go IPO,
otherwise image, impression and public reputation can be easily tainted. We will be
keeping a close eye on your businesses.
Check out Google keywords “Truth about CDI College” and “University Canada West Complaints”. Same group, same M.O, same people, hundreds of complaints, lawsuits, and abuses. No one gives a s**t.. Public opinion never lies. Run fast.
Plz , don’t make the same mistake I made .! If yu are planning on furthering your education …do your homework!!!!!! On the college your planning on attending
Just a word of advice :
For those who have considered or have applied to this school RUN. This school is run by a Big board of Directors who are in for your money called Eminata group who owns CDI College, Vancouver Career College, Vancouver College of Design and University Canada West all which have very bad reviews and upset students. employers i know WILL NOT hire students from this school. All have been in news for infamous reasons. Why do i know so much, my bf used to work there and he told me if it wasnt for the money he would have left. All admissions reps are paid by commissions aka YOUR MONEY and he says he would not even take a single course even if its FREE!!!.
My daughter is in the LPN course and she was doing fine until the final exams and did I mention that the exams are right at the point where the contract says you have to pay the entire amount for the course even if you didn’t get a high enough mark on your exams. You can move on and have to redo the course and pay again.
I enrolled to start the ECE program in Kelowna on the 21rst of november, BUt BECAUSE im 9.5 mos pregnant I needed to switch my enrollment date to Feb 20th. Now what Im trying to figure out is because I am not confirmed enrolled but I sent in my MSFA agreement…are they going to get the money on my behalf?? Im so concerned after everything I have read. PLEASE let me know if you have any ideas as to how I can cancle my application, and if there are any penalties for not wanting to go anymore.
just recently dropped out and now I am on the hook for part of the tuition. What a fucking joke. This school is so useless. Everyone that works there is useless too. Spelling mistakes in emails, on transcripts and just about everything else. I’m trying to get out of the payments because I don’t think it’s fair. I won’t recommend this school to anyone!
Anyone who is considering going to this school should seriously reconsider. The admin staff are so unprofessional it’s sickening. They wear uggs and sweat pants to school, and don’t know how to run the front desk, the finance department is absolutely awful to deal with. The whole experience has been a complete and total nightmare. The first 2 teachers I had quit. It seems like they just “wing-it” when this is someone’s future and $15,000 on the line. The curriculum is a joke, I have straight A’s and literally have not studied one time in 10 months. I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S OVER
F u c k you vancouver career college! You all are f u c k e d up. Thanks.
There are more programs, than just LPN. Perhaps you are getting the “extra” help, which is great. But the school does have your money and you must be one in hundreds who have had a positive experience. I had to find my own practicum even when the school bragged that there were tons of places to get one. Once I mentioned which school I was with, they were quick to respond that they used to, but no longer accecpt practicum students. That’s because they don’t have the time to teach the students properly from just reading textbooks and repetition. Not too sure who you are referring to as “social degenerates” or “social awkward individuals”, I got my practicum and good grades because I worked my ass off without any help.
Vancouver career college the worst school I ever imagine. Full of shitttttt.
Just reaping your money, I hope one day they will choke from it
Vancouver career college the worst school I ever imagine. Full of shitttttt.
Just raping your money I hope one day they will choke with it.
Sure looks like someone who works inside trying to pacify the already bad- reputation.
If you want to know the definition of over promised-under delivered then go to this college. Every one pretends to be nice , and all they want is your money, you sit down there all day and read a text book and they call it school, how bout calling it a corparation with shareholders who needs your money….. the ‘instructor’ whom i recently found out doesnt even have a university degree!! cant even answer my questions. Its been 6 months and i have not found a job !! The so called Program advisors will claim before you sign up all their graduates get hire ….. yes, to be security gurads at your local Mall….. Folks, just like the above post…… RUN… take a plane if you have to …..i am going to write this in every post, forum ,media, wall if i have to and not let this so called school profit another cent out of the desperate who needs a good job…. bunch of liars !!!
This school i will totally not recommend. The classroom is a total joke,only 4 students when i sat in for a “free class” for show, the school is more interested in your money, conned into applying for student loans first and had to register the first time i met with their admissions representative,they will pressure you cos apprently there are no seats left . Yeah, sat in their “free class” with only 4 students!!! Felt really uneasy & uncomfortable after that, and decided not to go back again, they will call you everyday !!!
Few weeks later got approved by students loans and guess what but i have already find another school , they gave me a hard time because i wanted to transfer school…… the admissions rep i met the first timekept bad mouthing about the school i wanted to go to .
Student beware…choose another school RUN if you hear from them.
I have been enrolled at VCC in Kelowna for 8 months now. I actually like this school. Yes, they are lacking in some areas…not all courses provide practicums, but overall, I think they are very helpful and friendly. I know that getting in is easy because they just want your money, but it’s what you make of it that counts. If you want to be successful and have the right attitude, you’ll make it. I know quite a few people who have graduated from this campus and have found jobs within the 1st couple of months. A few were even hired from their practicums. I also think it depends on what course you are taking. If that field is saturated, you’re not going to find a job.
I too am disappoited in this college. It would appear that it doesn’t matter what campus it is, the overall view for them is all the same. When a potential student walks in or inquires online, the eyes of the recruiters light up and all they see is a big ‘ol “$”. They become your best friend, do anything to make you feel welcome and get you to sign that paper. They are outgoing, smiling, cheerfull and eager to assist you. They want to get you started “right” away, waste no time to help you apply for financial assistance. You think to yourself “wow, this is going to be a great school, the staff is so nice.” They show off the marks, which are posted in the hall to boast about how well the students excell in thier classes. Marks don’t count, you do well because they drill the information by repitition. They hand out rewiews the day before an exam with what you need to know to pass. Then your thiers. Everything is great for the first few months, you can go to them for “anything”, “don’t hesitate to ask”, “we are here for you”. Ha Ha Ha. Once you get your final student loan signed and delivered to their hands, everything changes. They have your money, so why help you now. The staff became distant and “too busy”, as well as some becoming rude. They don’t assist in finding you a practicum. If you don’t get hired afterward, your required to go back for another week and learn how to job search. It was nothing but a big fat joke. To them you are only a number, an $11,000.00 one at that.
VANCOUVER CAREER COLLEGE IS THE WORST COLLEGE IN VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA!!
ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE TAKING LICENSE PRACTICAL NURSE PROGRAM!
THEY WILL TAKE ALL OF YOUR MONEY AND IF YOU ARE ON STUDENT LOAN THEY WILL NOT HELP YOU AFTER THEY HAVE TAKEN ALL THE MONEY FROM THE GOVERNMENT!
THEY WILL FAIL YOU ON YOUR SKILLS TEST AND WILL NOW SHOW YOUR CARE PLAN AND WILL NOT ANSWER IN WHAT AREA OF THE SKILLS OR OF THE CARE PLAN YOU ARE LACKING OR MADE A MISTAKE!
THEY WILL ALL JUST SAY THAT THERE IS NO WAY YOU WILL PASS.
TEACHERS AND COORDINATORS ARE ALL THE SAME TWO FACE!
SO DO NOT BE FOOLED! DO NOT COME NEAR THIS SCHOOL IF YOU DON’T WANT TO REGRET IT FOR THE REST OF YOUR UNFORTUNATE LIFE!
DO NOT … I REPEAT … DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL
ALL THEY WANT IS YOUR MONEY
THEY DO NOT HAVE QUALIFIED TEACHERS
DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME
DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY
IF YOU REGISTER HERE, YOU WILL REGRET IT BIG TIME AND BE OUT OF POCKET $$$
you can’t drop out of school without being fined or charged by the student loan. the best thing is to transfer to another eminata branch school such as CDI College because they have the best support system compared to the VANCOUVER CAREER COLLEGE BURNABY CAMPUS ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE TAKING LPN PROGRAM.
BE WELL AWARE THOUGH THAT THE BURNABY CAMPUS WILL PERSUADE YOU TO STAY IN THEIR CAMPUS AND BAD MOUTH THE CDI CAMPUS. BE TOUGH AND BE ASSERTIVE!
Vancouver Career College Burnaby Campus is the worst school ever!
THESE ARE ALL BASE FROM MY PERSONAL HORRENDOUS EXPERIENCE!
How can i drop out from that school???please help me.i took i student loan and i still dont know if i got it…i dont know what to do
You are absolutely right about doing the research, but some just don’t know what to expect. Don’t go cutting down people because of innocent ignorance. You yourself don’t sound very mature. Have some respect and compassion.
So I was about to enroll in Vancouver Career College. It was listed on the ITA approved school for trades program. I called and got a meeting with an admissions advisor. They were very friendly and gave me a pre-entry exam. I gotta say, this pre-entry exam was a joke.. I passed the english great but barely passed the mathematics part. the only question i got correct on mathematics were the simple additions, subtractions, multiplications and division questions and that was enough to pass me even without doing the high school level math questions. (and in this trade i was applying to, you NEED math11 in public institutions). So they marked it on the spot than the advisor goes through it with me and it turns out the marker is a total goof. there were questions i got right and were marked wrong, or wrong and got marked right. She ensured me it’s alright this test gets reviewed by the manager or something so it was ok. I didn’t care cause I was just happy i passed and got in. She gives me the start dates and tell me about the program and eagerly told me to deposit 150$ to ensure my spot. I shouldn’t be suspicious about schools or education institutions that are approved by ITA but this one just rubbed me the wrong way. I trusted my gut and said I don’t have the money with me and will do it tomorrow. So she agrees and gives me her cell phone number (have you ever heard of a post secondary addmissions giving you their cell phone number to ensure you enroll?) and it was made apparent she is a “sales advisor” to get people to enroll.
So I thought long and hard about it and figured I want to enroll because I can start immediately (while public schools for this program have high prerequisites or long wait lists). It sounded too good to be true but yet I was ready to register. I came in the day after to register and figured the program would cost 3000$ and 1000$ for books which is what the public schools charge and she shows me a bill of almost $12000. Triple the price. I told her that other public schools are cheaper and she flat out lies to me that the 12000$ includes items such as the equipment, practicum, tools etc which in the end is the same as the other schools. I knew that was a lie because I have a friend who after buying his own equipment etc. with BCIT still didn’t exceed 4000$. I told her and she was caught in a lie and she tries to sell the fact that the practicum which bcit doesn’t offer and the “extensive” employer list they are affiliated with makes up for the extra 7000$. I told her I had to think about the costs yet she kept pushing me to get a student loan because this is for my future and I must act now! When i got home, i read a ton of reviews for VCC and am so glad I didn’t enroll
this is the tuition difference for the trade I wanted
tuition – 3000$
books – 978$
registration – 75$
tuition – 9000$
books – 1800$
registration – 150$
here’s an insight: my boyfriend worked at the place for a little while as a sales rep (the so-called “admissions advisor”), he said he would NOT take any of the programs at the school even if it’s FREE. and he quit because he never got any commissions they promised to pay out.
Vancouver Career College is a scam!It’s the worst school ever.Vancouver Career College: This school i would not recommend to anyone. It is a rip off a con school they do not change lives through education they destroy them. This school will do anything for their bottom line. Having attended this school very briefly I learnt quickly at the different levels of corruption,I\’m stillpaying paying a debt in a course i took. this shcool is really bad school they tell you to look for you\’re own practicum and they just wannt you\’re money they dont care about you and you\’re need as a person. if you really want to go to private college choose another one but not this one..DO NOT GO TO VANCOUVER CAREER COLLEGE!!!
Vancouver Career College is a scam!It’s the worst school ever.Vancouver Career College: This school i would not recommend to anyone. It is a rip off a con school they do not change lives through education they destroy them. This school will do anything for their bottom line. Having attended this school very briefly I learnt quickly at the different levels of corruption,I’m stillpaying paying a debt in a course i took. this shcool is really bad school they tell you to look for you’re own practicum and they just wannt you’re money they dont care about you and you’re need as a person. if you really want to go to private college choose another one but not this one..DO NOT GO TO VANCOUVER CAREER COLLEGE!!!
The school is teerible. Some of the teachers were fine however the main teacher for Graphic Design was a complete jerk. Completely un professional. Stay away from this scam college and get and accredited education from a college with a better repuation. Not only was the instructor impatient un professional and rude, he was pushing Nazi propaganda. I had also received funding from an agency helping peole with dis-abilities. On top of the funding from them the school talked me into taking out a loan. I was lead to beleive the loan was for $1000.00 sending money. However the loan was infact for $9000.00. $1000 for spending money plus full tutuion of $8,000.00 which was already paid for by the agency funding me. Bottom line is they frauded me and tricked me and mis appropriated $8,000.00 which I now owe to the government. A complete waste of time be weary of these con artist fraud\’s.
I thought mabye I would go to this one because I had an aquaintence do the course I was interested in. But I found out the reason she passed was because she was teachers pet. And others did not. And I heard from other students who dropped out, the same thing, if your not teachers pet you will have a really hard time or fail. How sad. The head lady also told me that the care aide course I was considering taking was accredited which it wasnt! She lied to me. My career counselor let me know asap. I hope they go out of business. Im going to a actual university now, half the price and teachers you can trust. DO NOT GO PRIVATE! YOU WILL BE SO SORRY!
If you don’t want to waste your time and money, RUN!!! I’m in their ECE program and totally regret signing up. It’s less than 2 months into the semester and the teacher got changed 3 times already!!! When you need to talk to the so-called “campus director”, they never pick up the phone or answer your email. and yet, they’d always have time for flirting with some blond girl. so unprofessional.
worst school ever!!!! DO NOT GO TO VANCOUVER CAREER COLLEGE!!!
Based on the fact the above commenters do not have a grasp of the English language and can’t spell I am assuming that this College is the ONLY College that would accept you as students.
Of course Langara College and Douglas College have superior programs, they actually screen their students and request prerequisites so that they get students that can actually finish their programs. They only accept so many thus the long wait list.
Grab a brain and do some research. Obviously this school isn’t in the top one hundred best colleges in the province. It is a private for-profit school with a zero reputation. Why be so surprised when you get stiffed? Buyer beware as with all for profit schools, they are unregulated. Anyone with half a brain would know this before spending their hard-earned cash.
Just check out all the “buy an MBA” degree programs out there. Don’t whine after you’ve been stiffed, you should have done your research. All you have to do is google-search.
THIS SCHOOL IS A PIECE OF S**T SCHOOL
TEACHERS = FAKE ESL RUDE IDIOTS
STAFF(FRONT DESK) never noe wut they are doing! they lie to u!
DIRECTORS! always too busy drinking coffee in ther offices when you need there help it always takes like 2 monthhs to contact them!
JAS is a dumb retard dont even talk to her brown lady with the short hair
the classrooms are too crowded
you dont learn anything
all they want is ur money
they dont get u a practicum
DO NOT GO HERE
It’s the worst school ever. The teachers are not real teachers just some care aides or LPN that graduated a couple of years ago. The school sucks. Companies don’t hire you when they know you graduated from VCC.
None of my class mates have found a job so far.
I wouldn’t recommend that school to any one.
I attended VCC to get my ECE. The teachers were helpful and understanding. But the administration staff wouldn’t give you the time of day. Which might have been okay, if they didn’t screw up on your transcripts/marks everytime you got them.
Every time I got my transcript, (after asking for about a month) when it would finally get to me, marks were missing, I had marks for courses I didn’t even take, my start/end dates were wrong, and my student number was wrong. It happened everytime, to at least half the class, and the lady who was supposed to take care of it never did.
They don’t help you find a practicum placement, and they don’t even come see you on practicum like they’re supposed to. How are they supposed to mark you when they don’t come see you?
Horrible college. Would not come back to upgrade, and would definately not recommend to anybody.
Worst school ever. They take your money and run. I lost my grant money because I was held up for a practicum.
Terrible teachers with appalling english, they base their marks on favouritism.
As for the skills tests, they are a joke.
I wouldn’t recommend this school to my worst enemy.
Im attending this school as i type and i agree with everything that is said. my teacher has been changed 4 times already and the ding bat of a woman that they brought in is rude to the students. waste of money and you get a better education at Douglas collage
Vancouver Career College is a scam!
The staff is friendly to the limit of getting your money.
The moment you need advice or some aid , the staff tend to be very busy with something else, but you.
Somehow the school has a license to function as an educational institute in Canada.
However, I’ve been told by Canadian government officials that:
Open Quote ” the study does not lead to a degree as authorized by the province/territory. “ end quote.
Also within the industries, plenty of companies tend to have a Question-mark by the Diploma gained.
So to that point, If your willing to waist your money, this institution might do just fine.
CanAnyoneHelpMe?, you can complaint any college via PCTIA website. They regulate all private college in BC.
I filled out my info on their website to “request free information”, thinking they’d mail me a brochure or something. For two weeks, they kept calling my cell EVERY SINGLE DAY. Sometimes twice a day. Until I phoned back to request that they take me off their list. Even that, the rep still tried hard to get me to have a “campus tour”, and you can tell, the rep was kind of reading from a script. ggggeeeeezzzz, I can just imagine what kind of sales target the reps have…
If anyone tries THAT hard to get you on their sales pitch, you’ve got to watch out.
Just use commonsense: reputable and recognized schools like Vancouver Community College, Douglas College and Langara don’t call you non stop for campus tours. Also, they have most of information such as program duration, costs, certifications listed on their website. You don’t have to “request free information”.
this school is an absolute scam
the staff sucks no one ever know what they are doing
they don’t help you find a practicum
the teachers arent even real teachers
you dont learn anything the teachers are like esl
i hate this school and so does everyone else that goes to it
I have attended Vancouver Career College, but found absolutely NO help in gaining a practicum through this college since the most clinics say that it’s the school’s job to know where to place their students and through only the school can students apply. I have told the director this information, but all he did was shake his head in disbelief. I have also been told I would be helped right away. That was twice once a week. Now I can’t even see the director since he’s “busy” with everyone else!!!
Can anyone tell me who I need to contact to complain about this college?
I will check this site often. Thanks.
WORST SCHOOL EVER!!!! I DO NOT RECOMMEND FOR ANYONE TO GO HERE! THE INSTRUCTORS AREN’T HELPFUL, AND THE COORDINATORS ARE THE WORST!! THEY’RE ONLY AFTER YOUR MONEY PEOPLE!!! DO NOT COME TO THIS SCHOOL UNLESS YOU WANT TO GET RIPPED OFF!!!!!
Vancouver Career College: This school i would not recommend to anyone. It is a rip off a con school they do not change lives through education they destroy them. This school will do anything for their bottom line. Having attended this school very briefly I learnt quickly at the different levels of corruption. People whom can’t pass a basic entrance exam are helped to pass, just to get them to enrol l, so the rep can make their commission. They are then signed up for more expensive and longer programs and once they have started and start to have difficulties they are told that they are just nervous they will do fine just continue and once their 3 months are up they tell you that you need to maybe look at a less difficult program something sorter. Sorter programs mean less money but not for you because you have already been there for 3 months and one of the contracts that they get you to sign states that after a certain period of time they don’t have to pay you back. So your stuck paying an atrocious amount for a program that you never really wanted to do but because of student loans its better than nothing. Nothing is organized the director doesn’t care what is going on they are more concerned about lunch and cig brakes and when they can leave to go to the pub. Advice stay away if you don’t want to be in debt