Cuyahoga Community College District Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (3)
This school is a tale of two stories. I'll start with the positive. The new lab was fantastic, very clean, newer welders and a plentiful supply of carbon steel and some aluminum. The course lectures were adopted straight from the Lincoln Welding school, so you know its the highest level of education money can buy. The instructors teach at the LWS so your getting the same education for a quarter of the price. The negative Registration and the program directors are on totally different wavelengths. No one has any idea of what to do, it is a micromanagement horror show. There are four levels of management JUST with the welding program. Nothing is cohesive and nothing makes sense. You can sign up for a class on MW from 6-10 for a certain process and end up on another day with another instructor. Not bad if you don't know any better. They drop, add, double and triple your CRN's so your fafsa gets screwed up. They forget to apply classes. Its not a bad course IF you were able to learn more than one process and one metal at a time. I caught on quickly and wanted to learn another metals, other processes and bring in my own equipment. I was turned down and wasn't allowed to transfer between processes. Even though the instructors had NO problem, especially if you were trying to get a job and needed to brush up on a skill or wanted another certification. They screwed the s*** out of their summer program so bad this summer the main coordinator felt compelled to try and fix us a job fair. Told us there were going to be many different employers that he was personally brining in. It turned out to be him forwarding our resumes to company's that weren't even hiring. Or had no idea that this program was going on. Yes the equipment WHEN it is there is nice. Since this is the inner city you are going to have a lot of theft and people that disrespect the equipment. Sometimes it takes 3-4 weeks for the supplies to get in and you are left at the mercy of the thugs who ransacked the lab. It can take 3-4 weeks to get your gear. My advice to a new mig/tig student. Get your supplies and PPE before you start, you can always return it if it doesn't work out for you. If you want to cert in stainless in tig don't rely on your instructor to get the materials FOR you. Its easier to order them, you'll never see it. If you want to cert in mig aluminum or flux. LOL best to go to another school. The instructors are typical blue collar workers but forget that this is a professional adult learning environment and swear at their students. Tell them they are lying about receiving certifications, talk down to them, walk over to them and said their work looks like s*** ( to a brand new welder). I had two amazing instructors during my time here. Both left because of the crap. The last one I had just destroyed my relationship with the school and program. If you can weather the scheduling nightmare, [I took me from February to May for school to get my s*** straight. Then an additional 8 weeks AFTER their fin aid kicked me out after already receiving my aid.] If your down with getting 3-4 weeks knocked off your class for an unprepared class. Your left with MAYBE 5-6 weeks of actual arc time. Its generally 1,200$ a class with fees and gear included. 375$ of it IS NOT covered by fin aid. Your paying 200$ a class period. That's nuts! My best advice get into an apprenticeship with a union who will PAY for you to go here. Otherwise you'll be kicking yourself,
I think that in Cuyahoga Community Colleges have influenced a great deal of people. I attended Tri-C as a PSEOP student and it was the best decision I ever made in high school. I was treated like a child and I was challenged. Most of the instructors I had I really felt like they cared about how well I did on tests and things of that nature.
I highly recommend Cuyahoga Community College! I started going to Tri-C my senior year of high school, participating in the Post-Secondary option (getting college credit, for free, in high school). Once graduating high school I started towards my Associates Degree in Hospitality Management. They had recently opened up the HMC (Hospitality Management Center) on Euclid Ave. in Downtown Cleveland. This was a GREAT idea on Tri-C's behalf! I absolutely LOVED going downtown and taking courses, and having free parking. My teachers were awesome and had a lot of hands on experience in the industry that they relayed back to the classroom. We went on many field trips to restaurants and hotels to see "behind the scenes". My counselors kept me on track the entire time, making sure I got into every class I needed to during each semester. I graduated in December of 2013 with my Associates in Business -Hospitality Management (specifically in lodging and tourism). Two days after I walked across the stage, I was offered a job as a Front Office Manager at a Hampton Inn. I am now the Assistant GM of the hotel- working towards the GM position! I am also finishing up my bachelors online through Columbia Southern University -- which ALL my Cuyahoga Community College credits transfer too! I could not say enough how much Tri-C has helped me with my career. Between the staff and my wonderful classmates I enjoyed everyday of class. The classes are still moderate with the difficulty level, but they are very flexible and understanding when it comes to students that have full time jobs. Good Luck to all the future students at Cuyahoga Community College!!