Casa Loma College
- 2 Year
- VAN NUYS, CA
Casa Loma College Reviews
Rating 3.81 out of 5 90 reviews
I visited in person Casa Loma College during this social distancing and was so impressed by all the safety precautions they were taking to ensure their students and employees safety. Totally know that if I go there I will be safe. Friends of mine have been through the DMS program and have loved it - they are all now working in the field. Went in to talk about the program and admissions and have an appointment to test.
casa loma is a small school. It feels more like a family. this school is for serious students who want to get though school quickly and graduate with your medical degree.
Overall, Casa Loma College's PTA program is very practical, will provide you the skills for your profession, and their instructors are knowledgeable. My issues with the skill mainly focus on some of the instructors being disorganized, the focus on one particular training philosophy, and certain people in the financial aid office that are not approachable.
What I like about this college is that there is the ability to take classes online as well as attend campus. As well as while you are in school it is very easy to hold a job. Currently I am working a job where I average 50 hours a week for work and I am able to easily maintain high grades in my classes. It is a great opportunity to pursue the field and still be able to pay for school along the way.
The school was timely with distributing needed materials such as online curriculum and textbooks. The professors and professional resource officers are very knowledgeable and experienced, and their insights have been a tremendous help.
Casa Loma College is dedicated to providing the highest standard of education, service, and excellence in the disciplines of allied health. Our programs are designed to respond to the changing needs of our students by creating effective means of instruction that expand access to learning and provide opportunities for adults to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their professional goals.
What is great about this school is it allows me to get my associates in ultrasound. I do not have to do 2 years of prerequisites and still be put on a waiting list that can take up to 5 years or maybe more depending on how competitive the program is. Since I have a bachelors already, I can take the national exam after I graduate and become certified without having to work a full year in that field and then I can take the national exam for accreditation. The school over all is affordable due to the loans I received but I was not able to get any free grants and I am currently under temporary work but due to my last year which focuses on getting ready for my 6 month externship, working part time is impossible and therefor money will be tight.
The learning experience is great, but the staff, students and teachers can be biased and sometimes it shows in front of the students.
There is one person in charge of trying to find a job for each student in that program. However, the chances of a student receiving a job from an externship is fairly high.
The professors are professional and well versed in their specialties. I do feel like the lab tests that are graded subjectively, with certain students getting better grades than others.
After the program is complete, there is a placement coordinator who will work with the students to fix resumes and to try and search for jobs available to them.
This is a specialized school for certain medical professions. Each program is accelerated so the courses are all preset, which makes the scheduling easy.
I have learned all sorts of diseases about how the body works. I have a strict 2 days lab and 2 days of lecture for each semester. There is no homework, besides studying, but there are quizzes weekly and tests quite often that can prove challenging with a busy schedule. After the school work is done I will be attending clinicals set up by the school to experience real life work.
The school has a strict schedule because it is a medical school and very challenging courses.
There are cliques that form, like any normal group setting, but sometimes it can inhibit learning a certain subject. However, most of the students are considerate of others.
I feel like the school is disorganized at times, but the teachers are extremely knowledgeable.
The instructor is excellent. The instructor for the other class works well with my class.