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Testimonials from Concorde graduates

We love hearing from Concorde graduates! We love hearing their stories … of overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles to attain a diploma or degree and a health care career, of doing something heroic in their field, aided by the training they received here. It reminds us daily of why it is we do what we do. We encourage you to take a moment to read some of these stories. They’re diverse. They’re interesting. They’re dramatic. They’re inspiring. We know this, because they inspire us every day.

 

Lucy Vang | Medical Assistant Graduate

“Concorde was one of my best vehicles that helped me gain the confidence I needed to change my life. … It all started with a vision, a will and Concorde.”

James Harkins | Nursing Graduate

“What I liked about Concorde was that there was nothing flashy. They were very up front, very simple, answered all my questions. They were more concerned with my education than tuition.”

Tamera Watkins | Massage Therapy graduate

“Concorde is a great starting place. If you have a passion for what you want to do, they’re there to help lead you on whatever path you choose.”

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“Concorde was one of my best vehicles that helped me gain the confidence I needed to change my life. … It all started with a vision, a will and Concorde.”


Lucy Vang | Medical Assistant Graduate

“I think it’s an amazing school. When I sat down for boards, I felt more than adequately prepared. If you put the work in, your success is almost guaranteed.”


Kontessa Brown | Dental Assisting Graduate

“Without the support of certain instructors … I would not have pushed myself to grasp the concepts and pass my boards on the first attempt. Once I passed my boards, it was less than one month after that I landed my first Respiratory Therapist job where I am currently working with so much joy every day.”


Marcus Streator | Respiratory Therapy graduate

“Knowing I could be working as a Dental Assistant in eight months was crazy to me! I loved going to class and would drive an hour there every day. I’m truly happy that I took the step to go to Concorde. It was the best thing I have done for my family.”


Andrea Nolan | Dental Assistant graduate

“Literally a year-and-a-half ago, I was struggling to make ends meet and barely surviving. Now I have a career, make good money, and life gets better every day. I have recommended friends and family go to Concorde, because in as few as nine months, your life can completely change for the better.”


Michelle Cardona | Dental Assistant graduate

“There was good simulation, real instruments and a lot of one-on-one instruction. I loved the lab, and I had a great instructor who is also a surgical technician.”


Christine Mejia | Surgical Technology Graduate

“It was my best decision ever to go to Concorde. It was not an easy program, but very rewarding. I love my career as a Certified Surgical Technologist. I work in the most busy labor and delivery hospital around at Parkland Memorial in Dallas. Thank you, Concorde!”


Laura Nance | Surgical Technology graduate

“I learned so much while attending Concorde, including the fact that the job opportunities in the dental field are endless. Before I knew it, I was finishing the schooling and starting an externship and was offered a permanent position within just a few weeks, even before graduation, in a field I know will lead me to lifelong happiness.”


Alexandria Adams | Dental Assistant graduate

“Concorde was one of the best moves I made in my life. I was a few years removed from active duty, working dead-end jobs, going nowhere because no one really wanted to deal with a veteran. Concorde made it easy to learn with my learning style and at the pace I enjoyed. I’m currently working as a pediatrics home health nurse and loving my career. Thank you, Concorde!”


Stephen Mitchell | Vocational Nursing graduate

“I met amazing classmates who became friends, and together we conquered the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. I passed my board exam and now I’m a traveling therapist in California. I can work in any state and in a variety of settings. Every day, I get to go to work knowing that I have made a difference in someone’s life.”


Yetsania Flores, Occupational Therapy Assistant graduate

“I am currently working for a great orthodontist applying the skills that were offered to me through Concorde. My instructors truly prepared me for the career path I chose coming into the program. Thanks to Concorde, I am prepared to advance myself into a more demanding career of becoming an orthodontist in the future.”


Aunyea Piggie | Dental Assistant graduate

“I have taken the MA program and the LVN program. Concorde is a wonderful school. There is a difference between passion and a paycheck, and most of my instructors had a passion for what they do. The program was challenging but well worth it. I love this college!”


Davina Thomas-Clark | Medical Assistant, Vocational Nurse graduate

“I loved my classes and teachers. It seemed that I sat in class, turned around, then I was done. It went by so quickly.”


Harald Poe | Medical Assistant graduate

“I have taken the MA program and the LVN program. Concorde is a wonderful school. There is a difference between passion and a paycheck, and most of my instructors had a passion for what they do. The program was challenging but well worth it. I love this college!”


Davina Thomas-Clark | Medical Assistant, Vocational Nurse graduate

“I am eternally grateful to Dr. Lu-Ping Gamble at the Garden Grove campus. They not only lit a spark, they lit a torch in my heart that shall burn forever! My education changed my life and has had a huge positive impact on the person I am today.”


Jamie Troccoli | Medical Assistant graduate

“I decided to go to school because I was tired of working dead-end jobs. … When I found out I was pregnant, I realized that I needed a better life for me, for my child, for my husband, and just to better myself.”


Trenisha Jones | Dental Assistant Graduate

“What I liked about Concorde was that there was nothing flashy. They were very up front, very simple, answered all my questions. They were more concerned with my education than tuition.”


James Harkins | Nursing Graduate

“After completion of the RN program I took my NCLEX as soon as I was able, and to my delight I was completely prepared. Now, when people ask, I’m proud to say I went to Concorde.”


Robert Hitchcock | Nursing graduate

“My experience at Concorde Career College was phenomenal. With my instructors being there every step of the way, not only did I gain knowledge and the experience I needed to become successful, I gained confidence. The Concorde Dental Assistant program has changed my life for the better. My salary has doubled since I graduated.”


Cameron Smith | Dental Assistant graduate

“I was a single mom of two kids ready to have a career. At 34, I didn’t have time to do a four-year program, so I moved home with my mom and committed to the program. It was one of the hardest things I’ve done, but by far the best! I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life, and Concorde gave me the tools I needed to complete my goals.”


Nicole Smith | Nursing graduate

“Concorde helped me achieve my dream of becoming a nurse. They equipped me with all the knowledge and tools I needed to pass the NCLEX, and now I’m able to enjoy life as a pediatric nurse in an amazing company with a ton of room for growth. I look forward to going back to school with Concorde to get my RN license at the Dallas campus.”


Tiffany Ferguson | Vocational Nursing graduate

“Concorde Career College inspired me a lot to become a Respiratory Therapist. They knew I was going to be that person to give that patient oxygen who is short of breath. They knew I was going to be that person who will give life in every breath.”


Gabrielle Domingo | Respiratory Therapy graduate

“It seemed like everything went by so fast. The classes were fun and informative. After I completed my program and graduated, I was blessed with a job that I enjoy doing. Due to hard work and Concorde, I now work as a registrar at Care Spot Urgent Care Center that I have been with for a year now. Thanks Concorde!”


Asharie Stigler | Medical Office Administration graduate

“Concorde was one of the best decisions I ever made. The instructor was very hands-on and taught me everything I needed to know. I love being a Dental Assistant and being able to provide for my children.”


Rafaela Valdez | Dental Assistant graduate

“The Nursing program has changed my life and my family’s life. Now, I am determined to change many more lives. Joining Concorde was one of the best decisions I have made. I used to work long hours at a gas station, and my life was headed nowhere. Now, I have a goal and a mission in life. Thanks, Concorde!”


Asif Sayani, Vocational Nursing graduate

“After graduating from Concorde in 2012, I have had many doors opened to many great health care opportunities. I learned how to perform venipuncture procedures through Concorde and was able to make a career out of not only medical assisting but also as a phlebotomist. Because of Concorde, I now work at a well-known hospital that is offering me the benefit of paying for schooling to help further my education, health care benefits as well as discounted benefits. Thank you, Concorde! You have truly helped in my career advancement.”


Ebony Daniels | Medical Assistant graduate
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“I think it’s an amazing school. When I sat down for boards, I felt more than adequately prepared. If you put the work in, your success is almost guaranteed.”


Randall Hines | Polysomnographic Technologist Graduate

“I enjoyed every second of my time at Concorde. I learned so much in a short amount of time. I spent my extern at Forney Modern Dentistry in Forney, Texas and was hired on immediately. I have now been there for almost four years. I recently was promoted to Pediatric Manager at our Garland location. I give all the credit to this amazing school and my great experience there.”


Allison Hamm | Dental Assistant graduate

“Concorde is a great starting place. If you have a passion for what you want to do, they’re there to help lead you on whatever path you choose.”


Tamera Watkins | Massage Therapy graduate

“At the age of 38, I was laid off from my job of 10 years. I had always wanted a career in the health field. I decided to go to Concorde to obtain a degree for Respiratory Therapy. My whole life has changed, for myself and my family. I owe it all to Concorde!”


Sheron Rodriguez| Respiratory Therapy graduate

“When I finished and walked that stage, it felt like everything was changing. A whole new journey was beginning and all I could do was thank Concorde, my family, my teachers and classmates. They truly get you to where you need to be. I am fulfilling my dreams and working at the jobs I wanted. Thank you Concorde!”


Brian Eunice | Vocational Nursing graduate, Concorde

“Concorde was the best decision of my life. The structure of the college was just what I needed to stay motivated and to remain focused on my goals. If I could do it all over again, I would. Concorde changed my life for the better!”


Patricia Lane | Respiratory Therapy graduate

“If you want to have a career that you can be proud of, Concorde is your first step to success.”


Nelande Williams | Medical Office Administration graduate

“It’s never too late to follow your dream. Concorde Career College’s professional team is ready to assist you to make your dream a reality.”


Aylin Sarokhian | Dental Hygiene graduate

“Concorde has been awesome! From great teachers, tutoring and hands-on experience, it has been a blessing. I graduated in 2012 and have been working as an MA four years now. Thanks, Concorde! I couldn’t do it without you. Best choice I’ve made!”


Evone Jones, Medical Assistant graduate

“I went to Concorde back in 2011 and got hired at my extern site. I’ve been working as an MA for five years and have become the MA compliance manager for six urgent cares. Going to Concorde has been one of the best decisions I have made in my life and has set me on my way to continue learning and growing in the medical field. I can’t wait to see where it takes me.”


Luis Reyes | Medical Assistant graduate

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