I have faced some very difficult challenges since I have started at Metro - I lost my mother to cancer and had a baby, all while raising a three year old. Metro has helped me in so many ways. The faculty and staff have been there when I needed them emotionally and to help with my school work. They always find time to help with homework and studying for tests. They have encouraged me to stay in school and finish so I can get my degree and get a good job to support myself and my family.
The four day classes are good for me because the schedule gives me time for other obligations like doctors' appointments and still gives me time with my family. I also like how I don't have to take extra classes; I only have to take the classes required for the program that I am in, so I can get through them quickly and graduate. The teachers are very nice and help me understand what they are teaching.
Metro is the best school for me because of all this and more.
Jefferson City Campus
Metro Business College is the right school for me because it offers small classes that are all focused on the program of my choice. It also offers a four-day school week with a schedule that fits my needs. Having the same classes at the same time everyday helps me to be able to plan my days for the long term.
Being the mother of a school-aged child, sometimes things do not go smoothly. When things happen that are beyond my control, Metro allows students several absences during each quarter so that I can take care of those unexpected mishaps. Also, if there is a scheduled class and I am unable to take it at that time, the staff works with me to try and figure out how I can fit that class into my schedule. If something happens where I have to miss class time, instructors are available for one-on-one time on Fridays to meet the needs of students.
Overall, I believe Metro Business College is a great school with very knowledgeable instructors who are always positive and seem to really care. They work with you to the best of their ability in whatever you need within reason. I feel that Metro really prepares its students for long-term success.
Medical Assistant Student
Jefferson City Campus
I am so glad I took the first step and called Metro. The entire staff is welcoming and caring. Never has there been a moment of my education here that I have felt like I was alone. I chose Metro because I needed somewhere I could attend classes in the evening in order to keep my full-time job. I also needed to make sure that I could make going to school work with my husband's schedule so that our children would still have one-on-one attention with their school work.
To me it is well worth the hour drive each way to get back and forth to school. There is nothing about my experience at Metro Business College that I would change - the staff, the students, and the affordability have been nothing less than everything I need to accomplish my goals to further my education.
When I lost my job, I was totally in shock. I had worked hard over 40 years in various office positions and was proud of all the different skills I had acquired. With that job loss went not only some of my self esteem, but my confidence. Job interviews were scarce and no one seemed interested in what I had to offer. After four months of job hunting, I was given the opportunity to go back to school. I researched the various schools around Cape, and chose Metro Business College to begin all over again.
The first day of class I didn't think I could ever make it through the week, but with the help of the staff and a lot of new friends I made it that week and the next 18 months. I graduated in December 2010, with an Associate Degree in Insurance Billing and Coding. I even passed my CPC test 2 days after graduation. Since then, I have found a wonderful job and cannot wait to get up in the morning to begin my day at work. Metro Business College gave me back my confidence and along with that came my self-esteem. I not only renewed old skills, but I learned so many new applications to business. I cannot think of a better school or staff to learn from and build the skills for a great future.
I would like to thank Ms. Jan and her staff for all of the extra time and effort given to students. Metro makes new beginnings happen!
Medical Billing & Coding Specialist
Cape Girardeau Campus
I am a recent graduate of Metro Business College. I chose Metro because of the many choices they offer. When I started classes I was a bit nervous because it had been 30 years since I had stepped into a classroom.
I was an early victim of the economic downturn. I struggled trying to gain employment and after more than a year I knew that I needed to do something immediately! I started looking at all of the local colleges in seeking a career in computers. My choice was simple. Metro provided the options that intrigued me in helping me pursue my dream of a new career.
The instructors and staff were so friendly and helpful in my pursuit of my goal. While nearing the end of my fourth quarter I suffered severe burns from a kitchen fire at home. As I lay in the hospital, I seriously contemplated putting school on hold, but I had already witnessed some of my fellow classmates who decided to take a semester off and never returned. I didn't want to be one of them. Days before the start of the next semester I went to Metro to inform them that I would be in class. I was wrapped in bandages and barely able to walk unassisted, but I showed up determined to continue my dream of attaining my Associates Degree in Business and Computers. The staff, instructors, and my fellow classmates were there to help me and my family. Some of my classmates helped carry my books and my instructors made accommodations above and beyond what was necessary for me to achieve my goals.
My days at Metro will stay with me always, not only helping me to better my life, but also in my heart because of their love of helping people achieve their dreams. Metro has the friendliest and most caring instructors and staff I have ever had. They truly love giving knowledge to the minds of the future.
Business & Computer Specialist