Several former ICTC students are suing their former school for failure to deliver on promises concerning nursing classes that were offered.
According to the Complaint in Civil Action, Brandie Barr of Creekside, Juanita Vrana and Brandy Edmiston of Indiana, and Rachel Damann of Georgia are collectively suing ICTC over nursing classes that were offered to them in 2011. The classes claimed that at the completion of the course, they would each be able to take the Certified Medical Assistant Exams offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants, and once passing that test, they could get jobs as Certified Medical Assistants in Pennsylvania.
After taking all the required courses and completing an externship, the students were notified in June of 2012 that the classes were not accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, or the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, and they were not eligible to take the test. Also, the students were notified within the final three months of the program and were not able to withdraw from the courses. This means that if they wanted to sit for those tests, they would have to take another accredited course and spend more money elsewhere, and lose out on time and job opportunities.
The four students are suing for breach of contract, violation of the consumer protection law, unjust enrichment, and other charges.
We talked with the students’ attorney Mark Bolkovac and he said they felt wronged and are looking to rectify and resolve the problem. ICTC’s Executive Director Carol Fry could not be reached for comment.