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Student & Graduate Reviews


What do students and graduates say in their reviews?  Some students come to Carolina Career College because they feel stuck in a job that’s unsatisfying or unrewarding. Others come after serving in the military, looking to transition into a civilian career that allows them to explore their interests in a thriving industry.

At Carolina Career College, we aim to train you for a career you’re passionate about and that may help you create a better life for yourself and your family. Read the stories and reviews below, and we think you’ll see “This is Why We Do It.”

Andre Richmond

Andre R.

“The classroom environment is energetic. We’ve all gotten to know each other and we check-in and help each other out because we’re all working toward a common goal. I feel very positive about my future because I know exactly what I want to do and I’m right on track to reach it. I’m just ready and excited to get started.”

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Adesina OkerindeAdesina O.

“Even after you leave the school, the staff still mentors you and guides you to help make sure you are using the knowledge you’ve gained here. It gives you a competitive advantage over other IT professionals that attended different schools.”

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Alison Tuttle

Alison T.

“Carolina Career College is helping me with my transition out of the military by providing me with the opportunities, materials, and resources to take my own work ethic and drive and use it to the best of my ability. Before coming to Carolina Career College, I was a little lost on which direction to go in my civilian life. Now, I’m extremely hopeful about my future and I think I’m going to be incredibly successful and have a lot of fun in my new career.”

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Cejae B.

“If you’re trying to decide whether Carolina Career College is right for you, my advice would be to just do it. A career in IT is not as scary as a lot of people think it is, but I wouldn’t have known that had I not come to CCC. It made me realize that not only is IT not scary, but it’s actually very fun.”

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MacGyver D.

I joined the Air Force in 2008 and I was active duty for 6 years as Air Force Security Forces. Carolina Career College was a good fit for me because I still had some GI Bill left and they’re a very veteran-friendly school. 

I started class in January and I got my first ever IT job in April. When I look back on it, it was worth it. There were times where I didn’t get much sleep because I was working nights. It might have been tough at times, but it’s going to lead to great years ahead.

What I would say to veterans that are coming from different branches and different jobs is that IT is a growing industry. It’s very competitive, but it pays well and the demand is high. If you put in the effort, you’re going to find a job. It’s as simple as that.

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Michael F.

The instructors at Carolina Career College all have real-world experience in the field in which they’re teaching, which helps them translate the book knowledge into what you can expect to be doing on a daily basis in your new job role. 

I already worked for a great company when I started attending Carolina Career College, but I was up for a big promotion. The Career Services here helped prepare me to do better in interviews and articulate my knowledge.

My future is looking wonderful because I now have the certifications to back up my experience. I feel like the sky’s the limit.

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Daniel Hall

Daniel H.

“I spent 60 hours a week working [at a grocery store] and it was very difficult to schedule time for my wife and I to be able to do stuff. When I came to the realization that I wanted to start a family and be there for my family, that’s when I decided I had to make a change. My son would grow up not knowing or not having a solid relationship with me, and that was the driving factor for my decision in making a career change. I couldn’t be more thankful that I had the opportunity to come here. I like the atmosphere here [at CCC]. Here it was, we’re going to help you step-by-step and we’re going to show you the way.”

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Joshua B

Joshua B.

“I no longer feel like I’ve reached a dead end where I work. I feel like I have much more of an opportunity to grow and advance. Money’s better. I feel like I have an opportunity to get that career that I never thought I could. Now I have a chance to actually do it.”

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Jeff Admec

Jeff A.

“Can’t is a word that should be excluded from your entire vocabulary, from the time you decide you’re going to do anything until your heart stops beating. The difference here is the accountability. They give you the IT training, a lot of places do that. They give you the opportunity to get the IT certifications, a lot of places do that. The difference here is that when you go in to take your exam, you are as ready as they can possibly make you.”

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JJ Herr Reviews

JJ Herr

“Currently I am working as a Network Engineer. It is a job I got right towards the end of the program at the school. I do have my Cisco CCNA, Security +, A+, and Network+ certification as well. I worked in the radio industry for about 18 years. The radio industry is a really tough business, but its tough as an air personality to have a family. I didn’t want to be that dad that kids didn’t really know that well or see them that often.

What appealed to me about this school was how quickly you could get it done, and how many other opportunities they had for you to gain experience. I interned at the school, and that gave me real hands-on experience. That gave me an extra opportunity to really beef up my resume.

Life has changed so much for the better since I finished the program and got hired in the IT industry.”

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Karen Puntch

Karen P.

“I was working in the mental health field. I saw an amazing impact on the community, but it was exhausting and I was looking for something that gave me a better work-home life balance. I still like the challenge of problem solving, and just a progressive field that I wouldn’t feel stagnant in. I know that in this area here near RTP that there’s a lot of opportunity available.

My experience here has been great. All of the instructors are connected to the field. They have been very supportive.

Finding employment in this field actually happened very fast for me. I feel very hopeful about my future.”
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Kevin Johnston Reviews

Kevin J.

“I spent 10 years Active Duty Army. I was a diesel mechanic. As time went on I got hurt. I had to get out. I wanted to use my brain to solve problems. I love computers. I love technology.

Guys getting out – most of us need help as far as translating those skills we learned in the military into marketable skills.

I am doing network security now working in implementations and acquisitions. It’s great. I couldn’t be happier right now.

If you have a mind for this kind of stuff, then go for it. Don’t be shy about it. Don’t be intimated. They will teach you here from the ground up.”
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Nick Schwab Reviews

Nick S.

“It was only a few months after I started here that I got the first job interview. I got my A+ certification and got access to Career Services, and within a week or two I got my first interview. About two weeks after that, I was offered the job. It was a pretty awesome experience.

I don’t think that is something that, at least initially, I could have landed without the help of Career Services.

Life is amazing, it really is. And it’s only going to keep getting better.”
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Tim Stapleton

Timothy S.

“Before coming to school, I was a professional chef. It’s a lot of nights and a lot of weekends, and with a young family it’s really hard not seeing my wife and kids as much as I’d like to.

I’ve always had a passion for computers since I was younger. You have to look toward the future. And this is definitely something, especially in this area, that’s ever expanding.

My time here at the school has been fantastic. The teachers are really, really wonderful.”
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Uriah Funches Reviews

Uriah F.

“I was in the Air Force for 10 years. Transitioning from the military to the civilian world is a big difference.

The support system was very essential. Career Services is very valuable. The mock interview that they do for you – it’s scary and very intimating and that is what they are preparing you for.

All of the staff – they are wonderful. They welcome you no matter what. They’re always helpful. It definitely changed my life coming here. It gave me a new outlook on life.”
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Elias Kitts

Elias K.

“I listen to Mike & Mike in the morning and they always pump it, and I was like, ‘I got to check it out at least’. I came in, and I was impressed. There’s hands-on stuff – they’re not just going to sit here and lecture – that’s crucial.

It was welcoming. It was fun. I really like the idea that you’re going to be with the same people all the way through the program. And that’s nice because it helps you learn – they may catch something you don’t get or you may catch something they don’t get – it helped teach team mentality.”
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Our campus is conveniently located near Research Triangle Park for students in Raleigh, Durham and surrounding areas. Now that you’ve read and seen the reviews, Learn more about our computer training programs here.

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