EDISON - Some students at Raritan Valley Community College are afraid their hard work will be wasted because of their school's mistake.
The students tell Kane in Your Corner they've spent the last seven months studying in hopes of starting new careers. Now, the certificate they're about to graduate with won't be as good as the school promised.
The students say they enrolled in the program because the school's literature says it was accredited and that graduates would be able to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant Exam. Now students are finding out that the program isn't accredited at all and they say they feel like they're being ripped off.
Officials at Raritan Valley Community College declined to be interviewed on camera, but released a written statement in which an official says the school is in the process of finalizing its accreditation.
The statement says that "By the time the students are eligible to take the CMA (in September), the College will...be fully accredited."
The commission on accreditation says that's not necessarily true, and that the application is under review, but nothing is a done deal.
The accreditation commission says it is aware of the situation and will do what it can to help them. It can't guarantee the program will be approved, but if it is, the commission says it will try to do it as fast as possible, so the students can take the test as soon as possible.