RGV College

★★★★☆
  • 5419 N. Cage Blvd.

    Pharr, TX 78577

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  • 956-781-6800

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After reading all the negative things people say about our school I m glad we can come in and tell you how PROUD we are of being RGV CAREER students.
If you re NOT a student then you dont have any business posting anything.
and if you are a drop then that s why you are mad.

There s only two reasons why you would be dropped. Grades or attendance. they told us ALL that during orientation. They also told us we had to be committed to our school, to make the grades. If you can t handle it or be negative then leave and give us students who want to study and do positive things your spot.

It s sad that we were encouraged to let people know about our experience through the web cause we cant do it any other way and here comes someone who we don t even know posting stuff.

BLUE OWL PRIDE FOREVER!!!!

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★★★★★

After reading all the negative things people say about our school I m glad we can come in and tell you how PROUD we are of being RGV CAREER students.
If you re NOT a student then you dont have any business posting anything.
and if you are a drop then that s why you are mad.

There s only two reasons why you would be dropped. Grades or attendance. they told us ALL that during orientation. They also told us we had to be committed to our school, to make the grades. If you can t handle it or be negative then leave and give us students who want to study and do positive things your spot.

It s sad that we were encouraged to let people know about our experience through the web cause we cant do it any other way and here comes someone who we don t even know posting stuff.

BLUE OWL PRIDE FOREVER!!!!

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RGV Careers open their doors to and have changed me! I went in to complete a CNA program. After I completed that I found myself applying for the LVN program. From admissions to the instructors they push you to want more. My instructors have been great, they are always there to help you and some even make time for you after class or weekends. I couldn't be happier with the choice I made. I love my school!!

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RGV Careers open their doors to and have changed me! I went in to complete a CNA program. After I completed that I found myself applying for the LVN program. From admissions to the instructors they push you to want more. My instructors have been great, they are always there to help you and some even make time for you after class or weekends. I couldn't be happier with the choice I made. I love my school!!

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this school is a great school, i am a student currently attending and i can honestly say i have learned so much in such a little time. the teachers which is the important part of a school are smart articulate people that "know their Sh*T" i respect and know that when i finish the course im here for i too will know this "SH*T" because they are that good this school is not for the people that want to go through life without struggle so with that said if you feel the need to be better and learn apply here its worth learning from such people thanks

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this school is a great school, i am a student currently attending and i can honestly say i have learned so much in such a little time. the teachers which is the important part of a school are smart articulate people that "know their Sh*T" i respect and know that when i finish the course im here for i too will know this "SH*T" because they are that good this school is not for the people that want to go through life without struggle so with that said if you feel the need to be better and learn apply here its worth learning from such people thanks

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Love the school very happy with the program was the best decision I could have made I would encourage anyone interested in the school to visit.

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Love the school very happy with the program was the best decision I could have made I would encourage anyone interested in the school to visit.

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The mission of the director/CEO, Dr. Annabelle Rodriguez, as stated in the April issue of Contempo Magazine, is "to provide a culture of learning in high demand fields within a supportive and motivating atmosphere". How they provide that culture and supportive atmosphere is questionable. I found one instructor, in particular, extremely unsupportive and unsympathetic. I can not imagine an instructor or director would actually tell a struggling student, "you are not cut out for this" and "there is only so much we can do for the student". Is that how they provide this "supportive" and "motivating" atmosphere? Ugh.

It's ironic that this former elementary school principal and Weslaco school district administrator can mismanage things so badly and unable to maintain equilibrium and tranquility in the vocational healthcare school she now runs. Whenever I wanted to speak with her, she made herself highly inaccessible and did not return phone calls. She was for, or didn't show up for any appointments I had made with her. I had out of pocket expenses, not all of them I was reimbursed for such as the HEP B vaccinations (because I went to my own doctor and they did not tell me I had to go to theirs). Legitimate gripes are ignored or brushed aside.

Schedules were changed around at a moment's notice. The school's catalog was hopelessly outdated, and it even says that the information in it is subject to change. And they DO NOT offer any tutoring whatsoever, it's solely at the discretion of the teacher which means there isn't any. Only my EKG instructor was willing to stay for tutoring.

There were long and unnecessary interims between courses, partly because they had to wait for more students to enroll to justify the course. Weak ties in the community- (extremely surprising for someone who supposedly has strong ties in the community and was profiled in a local magazine!)-meant a long waiting period while they scrambled to place students for clinical assignments. Our classroom was either an oven or a freezer. Several students were treated badly by staff through no fault of their own, like being told to show up somewhere at a certain time and then suffering because the school did not confirm with the hospital the time or day the student was to report.

The phlebtomy instructor arbitrarily changed our schedule and class hours at her convenience. The CNA and phlebtomy courses, which she taught, were drastically altered and shortened. The review was inadequate, and there was a long interim period for students between the conclusion of the classroom portion of the course and actual exam (something like two months). The director occasionally listens,but simply shrugs off legitimate gripes.

This instructor cut corners, for the school's benefit, not ours, one day she insisted we each practice using the same 18 gauge needle on a fake arm (she said we used too many needles). She was sloppy correcting tests, I found mistakes in every single test I took, marking me wrong when I had the answer right. When I asked her about it, she said "how do I know you didn't change it? and "did I say I didn't make mistakes?" After tests, she simply handed them back w/o comment and then you had to return them. She didn't bother to go over the test so we could know what the correct answer was for answers we got wrong. For one excused make up test I as told I could only get a passing grade o a 75. I would like to know how is that a "motivating atmosphere" if I study my rear end off and the best I can expect is a 75 (C)?

Bottom line is there are better managed schools out there which are more attentive to students' needs and that will prepare you better than this one for the job market and "high demand" fields. The general impression I received was one of strong mismanagement, nepotism and just incompetence on the part of management. Also questionable behavior on the part of some instructors. Don't be suckered into this one.

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The mission of the director/CEO, Dr. Annabelle Rodriguez, as stated in the April issue of Contempo Magazine, is "to provide a culture of learning in high demand fields within a supportive and motivating atmosphere". How they provide that culture and supportive atmosphere is questionable. I found one instructor, in particular, extremely unsupportive and unsympathetic. I can not imagine an instructor or director would actually tell a struggling student, "you are not cut out for this" and "there is only so much we can do for the student". Is that how they provide this "supportive" and "motivating" atmosphere? Ugh.

It's ironic that this former elementary school principal and Weslaco school district administrator can mismanage things so badly and unable to maintain equilibrium and tranquility in the vocational healthcare school she now runs. Whenever I wanted to speak with her, she made herself highly inaccessible and did not return phone calls. She was for, or didn't show up for any appointments I had made with her. I had out of pocket expenses, not all of them I was reimbursed for such as the HEP B vaccinations (because I went to my own doctor and they did not tell me I had to go to theirs). Legitimate gripes are ignored or brushed aside.

Schedules were changed around at a moment's notice. The school's catalog was hopelessly outdated, and it even says that the information in it is subject to change. And they DO NOT offer any tutoring whatsoever, it's solely at the discretion of the teacher which means there isn't any. Only my EKG instructor was willing to stay for tutoring.

There were long and unnecessary interims between courses, partly because they had to wait for more students to enroll to justify the course. Weak ties in the community- (extremely surprising for someone who supposedly has strong ties in the community and was profiled in a local magazine!)-meant a long waiting period while they scrambled to place students for clinical assignments. Our classroom was either an oven or a freezer. Several students were treated badly by staff through no fault of their own, like being told to show up somewhere at a certain time and then suffering because the school did not confirm with the hospital the time or day the student was to report.

The phlebtomy instructor arbitrarily changed our schedule and class hours at her convenience. The CNA and phlebtomy courses, which she taught, were drastically altered and shortened. The review was inadequate, and there was a long interim period for students between the conclusion of the classroom portion of the course and actual exam (something like two months). The director occasionally listens,but simply shrugs off legitimate gripes.

This instructor cut corners, for the school's benefit, not ours, one day she insisted we each practice using the same 18 gauge needle on a fake arm (she said we used too many needles). She was sloppy correcting tests, I found mistakes in every single test I took, marking me wrong when I had the answer right. When I asked her about it, she said "how do I know you didn't change it? and "did I say I didn't make mistakes?" After tests, she simply handed them back w/o comment and then you had to return them. She didn't bother to go over the test so we could know what the correct answer was for answers we got wrong. For one excused make up test I as told I could only get a passing grade o a 75. I would like to know how is that a "motivating atmosphere" if I study my rear end off and the best I can expect is a 75 (C)?

Bottom line is there are better managed schools out there which are more attentive to students' needs and that will prepare you better than this one for the job market and "high demand" fields. The general impression I received was one of strong mismanagement, nepotism and just incompetence on the part of management. Also questionable behavior on the part of some instructors. Don't be suckered into this one.

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Rio Grande Valley College is located in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation.



Often considered a medical "mecca", the Rio Grande Valley is one of the regions with an increasing number of healthcare patients, and naturally, this community will also need a larger pool of competent and caring healthcare professionals.



This gives our institution a greater advantage in educating those needed in the medical Industry.



Conveniently located, with easy access from the expressway, our institution is proximal to many cities in the Rio Grande Valley allowing our students to travel from other cities with better and faster travel routes.

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