SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) – Students say the Modern Technology School in Fountain Valley lied about the accreditation of its Ultrasound Technician Program, costing them as much as $19,500 in tuition for degrees of doubtful value. The Superior Court class action claims the school said its program was accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology, though it had not even applied for accreditation.
The class claims the school and its corporate parent, M.T. Xray Inc., also lied about opportunities for graduates.
One named plaintiff says she paid $19,500 for two years; another one says she paid $16,000.Both say they completed all the requirements of the program only to be told at the end that they were not eligible to sit for the state exam.
The school also promised to help graduates find jobs; but jobs for uncredentialed graduates of nonaccredited programs are few and far between, the class says.
The students say they were promised internships close to home but some ended up traveling more than 60 miles to get to the assigned location while others were never placed at all.
Students say they were forced to repeat courses until internships opened up. The students seek an injunction, damages, and disgorgement of ill-gotten gains.
They are represented in Orange County Court by Joel Elkins.