I signed up for the phlebotomy degree offered at Lake Michigan College And was good I would only need four classes to complete it. I took two classes in the call semester and signed up for the other two for the next semester. The 1st week of class the instructor said things might be changing and then the 2nd-3rd week we were told they added another class we would have to take in the summer semester. Not a single person in the class knew about this. We still don’t know much other than the fact that we are being charged more. Also our certification is being prolonged and it will take us longer to find jobs.
On the surface, there is nothing wrong with a school changing requirements. In the big picture, you want schools to stay current and keep up with current requirements. For these short term, specific skill such programs, changes in curriculum are usually driven by state law requirements or the accrediting agency.
To get to a lawsuit, an expert would need to testify that there is absolutely no academic benefit to having the additional course. That is a tall order. Whenever a school makes a changes, there are always going to be a group of students that impacted, but that doesn't mean the school is doing anything nefarious.
I agree with the other attorney but I also recommend that you consult with an education attorney in your area about this issue. You should also have a student college handbook and program handbook regarding your curriculum.
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