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City college

Discussion in 'EMS Talk' started by Stad, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. Stad

    Stad Forum Ride Along

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    Did anyone here go to city college for paramedic school? If so how long did it take you to pay the loan back? City college loan for paramedic school is $47,000 and I’m stressed out because I cannot get passed paramedic 2. This is the second time I’m repeating the class. I really feel like giving up. I was supposed to finish in December, but lord knows when I’ll finish.
     
  2. Uclabruin103

    Uclabruin103 Forum Lieutenant

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    $47k for medic school?! Where are you located!? That's an insane amount of money .
     
  3. Stad

    Stad Forum Ride Along

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    I’m in Florida. It’s called City College. They sweet talk you into the deal. I already owe $20,000 for emt school. I’m thinking of quitting and going to fire. Then go somewhere else for medical school.
     
  4. DesertMedic66

    DesertMedic66 Forum Troll

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    What kind of EMT school are we talking? Most EMT programs at colleges are around $1000
     
  5. Stad

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    Yep big mistake that I made going there. It’s called city College.
     
  6. E tank

    E tank Caution: Paralyzing Agent

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    This is the scandal of advanced, post secondary education....colleges and universities are only too happy to accept student's tuition from absurdly inflated fees driven by liberal and freely available (predatory) federal loan programs...I call BS...but students are all to happy to become beholden to a bank to stand in the gap between life an death and settle for mayonaise sandwiches, a doublewide and a 4 cylinder Hyundai to limp to work to.

    And intubation v. SGA is the biggest controversy/issue in your service? WTF? If you're driving a nice car/pickup, you're part of the problem....
     
  7. Uclabruin103

    Uclabruin103 Forum Lieutenant

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    Did you not look at any other school? That's for year tuition range youryo talking. Try and get hired in the public sector and hope they have loan forgiveness.
     
  8. DrParasite

    DrParasite The fire extinguisher is not just for show

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    In case anyone was wondering: https://www.citycollege.edu/program/area-of-study/healthcare/
    So you paid $20,000 for a program that should have cost you maybe 20% of that, and decided to continue on for paramedic? Wow. Life lesson: the way to get out of a deep hole is not to dig deeper.

    If you can get hired by a FD, I would think that is your best option. Then let THEM pay for your paramedic school.
     
  9. akflightmedic

    akflightmedic Forum Deputy Chief

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    Wow. You got HOSED and are still getting hosed!!

    Holy crap!!!

    Caveat Emptor extreme!
     
  10. chriscemt

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    Did they hand out Rolexes to their graduates?
    And a fully loaded 2018 Tacoma?
     
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  11. Summit

    Summit Critical Crazy

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    No... to their administrators and recruiters, yes.
     
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  12. CALEMT

    CALEMT The Other Guy/ Paramaybe?

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    And here I thought paying ~5k for medic school was pricey...

    Edit: also I never thought there would be a place that would make NCTI look cheap.
     
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  13. Colt45

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    5k sounds great... I payed 8 for 31 credit hours. Not bad if you look at it that way and it went towards a bachelor's. But 20,20,000 K for EMT school? I would have laughed and said see ya later.
     
  14. Stad

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    Should’ve known better. Young and dumb mistake.
     
  15. NPO

    NPO Forum Deputy Chief

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    If you're paying that much, it's probably not even a decent education as they are clearly more interested in money than anything else.

    Leave. Don't go back. Start over.
     

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