George Stone Technical Center Reviews
Rating 2.78 out of 5 9 reviews
Even though we were there in a classroom in person, we had to sit at computers and complete online courses that made no sense and couldn't be complete correctly. The teacher will have no idea what to do about it. They'll hold onto your failing scores from these courses just to keep you enrolled longer. The way they have things set up, you will never be able to complete the automotive program. Students in the program are simply vouchers for perks from the state. Avoid the George Stone automotive program at all costs.
New automotive teachers every year and all the students' progress gets lost every year. Constantly having to start over again. It's actually impossible to complete the automotive program at George Stone. If a student wants to bring in their own car to learn with, they have to keep receipts of all the parts used and pay the school a percentage of the cost of the parts they've already paid for. If you decide to pay tuition out of pocket, they'll sign you up for the Pell Grant without telling you and just keep the money. This place is run by crooks. Avoid at all cost.
The staff and students are normal and will work with you. the teaching methods for teachers are great and really hands on.
George stone technical center is a great school with very knowledgeable teachers. I'm currently enrolled in their aviation maintenance technician course and love it!
Brick and mortar facility itself is infested with mold and should be torn down. It's a health and safety issue. "If you don't like the way we do things, there's the door. I have 47 more people on the waiting list." ~ Mr. Givens, Cyber Security Instructor, 10/25/16. Principal and Vice-Principal, guidance counselor, and GI benefits counselor were uninformed about House Bill 7015 (the Florida GI Bill signed in 2014), and tried to make me pay out of state tuition. Making them either totally incompetent at their job or scam artists. I'm leaning towards the former here, but that's just my opinion. Networking "teacher" knows nothing about the field, and is taking the same Cisco course I am. On the plus side, I am learning my chosen field. It is very much a fend for yourself, figure it out, google/wikipedia/youtube it course. They are very lawsuit shy, so you could probably get your money back with the flimsiest of excuses.
The class hours of the program I am in is very flexible. There is an early class and a night class. A student can be placed in either one to fit there schedule. Also, if I'm unable to make it some days, the instructors don't pressure me.
George Stone isn't really a college that everyone expects. There are different departments, such as culinary, cosmetology, welding ... basically a trade school. There isn't a library or athletic center.
It's a very great school. The only difficulty is when it comes to financial aid. The process takes a long time and receiving your reimbursement will seem like forever; however, the administration, along with the instructors are very kind, patience and helpful.