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Pinnacle Career Institute Online

15 Reviews

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33% of 15 students said this degree improved their career prospects
27% of 15 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR) Not Reported $40,598 89

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Reviewed: 1/18/2023


I am very disappointed on how the staff handles their work here. From admissions to the instructors. They state that you should reach out to them if you have any issues or need help. However, when you do no one is ever available or will calm you back as they say. I had to get my transcripts and do all the enrollment paperwork myself. The addmissions rep helping me stopped helping and doing their job once my enrollment application was signed. Was a hard upsetting experience there. They accused me... Read More

John W

Reviewed: 12/28/2022


I completed the Wind Turbine Tech program in 10 months. I had never taken online classes before so I was a little nervous. But my admissions coordinator was very helpful and supportive. There were a few times I started to fall behind and my admissions coordinator helped me get back on track. Online classes aren't for everyone. You have to be willing to sacrifice some of your free time. But once I got into a routine, I started earning solid B's and am almost completed with my program. The total cost... Read More

B. Stamey

Reviewed: 12/26/2019

Degree: Medical Billing & Coding

I started the online program in April 2009..Finished my first course and was ready to start the second course. I got very sick and was unable to keep up the online classes so I asked the school if I could put my course on hold and pick back up where I left off once my health improved. I was advised I could do so. 3 months later when I was ready to complete my courses the school advised they no longer offered the certificate program I had started and if I wanted to finish I would have to go to the... Read More


Reviewed: 11/25/2019

Degree: Personal Training

I would not recommend this School to anyone. Especially if you are going for personal training. I found out that in the state of Tennessee you do not need a degree to be a personal trainer. You don't even need a certificate here. Most gyms do require a certificate to work there. I have multiple friends who paid $500 for an online personal training program and got their certificate to personal train. I basically went in debt around $17,000 for something that I do not need. On top of that, they have... Read More


Reviewed: 2/19/2016

Degree: Medical Billing & Coding

This school is terrible. I was enrolled and ready to start classes when I decided to withdrawal. Everyone you talk to is just so pushy and tries to push you into things. When I went to withdrawal from their school they would not let me and kept offering me other programs to enroll in, finally I was able to withdrawal and my admissions advisor was very very rude and unprofessional. This school only wants your money. Now I am having to get ahold of them to have them fill out a withdrawal clearance... Read More

Harvard Grad

Reviewed: 11/16/2015

Degree: Medical Billing & Coding

PCI is a terrible terrible school. I have degrees I just attended PCI briefly because I wanted to pick up an extra trade. The financial aid office is a JOKE. THEY SWITCH STAFF LIKE IT'S NOTHING. THEY are very rude and only care about your money!!!!!!

Glen Daugherty

Reviewed: 9/19/2015

Degree: HVAC

I was a student at pinnacle career institute online for HVAC was recommend to by company the teachers was was engaged in the class and if you had any questions you could call or email them with problems you having with the class the boot camp was about 10 days really enjoyed boot camp it was small so you had more time to study in the labs for the hands on training I WOULD RECOMMEND PINNACLE TO ANY ONE.


Reviewed: 8/28/2015

Degree: Medical Assistant

My first impression of the school was excellent. The over the phone assistance was wonderful...until my fafsa account encountered a bug. I was unable to resubmit my information and because of that I was cut from class with no warning. This happened twice and no was able to give me any information as per why or how to fix the situation. I built up a debt because of it and was unable to rejoin the program because of this. I have been hung up on and the over the phone assistance became less patient... Read More


Reviewed: 2/4/2015

Degree: Medical Billing & Coding

I feel this is a scam. What you are not told is there is no one will hire you. You have no experience. The online degree does not help in any way.

Medical Assistant

Reviewed: 11/17/2014

Degree: Medical Assistant

I got a job in a doctor's office and emergency clinic through my externship site. I went from not working to having two jobs its been great. I am now in school working on my RN. Get started right away.