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1 out of 5
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT GOING TO THIS SCHOOL! This school was definitely a choice I regret. I wish I could have listened to everyone that told me to just go on for my RN. I wanted to take the 'easy route' into nursing school which is why I thought this was a great choice. IT WAS NOT. #1: the instructors are nice, but they don't know how to teach. I went in there knowing that I was going to be stressed and that it was going to be hard, but having to worry about teaching yourself in order to pass and get good grades is unacceptable, especially as this program costs $30,000. If you were an A and B student in regular college expect to be a c or borderline to failure student. In one class about 85% of us are failing and have been ever since the term started because the proper material was not being thought, all of us made sure to tell the counselor about it and he did nothing..We have 1 week left of the term and just now they are making an 'effort' in giving us power points so that we may teach ourselves as much as we can. #2: The school and staff are super unorganized! In all classes they pass papers from left and right of things that are from the past week or that you will need months from then. Furthermore, the instructors sometimes share classes and they do not always get along, at times they would argue or just be completely lost about who and what each of them was teaching. It was pretty obvious that they had no set material for teaching. With that said I do not think that nurses should be teaching core subjects such as Biology, Psychology etc. because to me they are not qualified to teach that stuff if they were only students of that subject during their nursing journey. Thus, making it a learning barrier for us. I could go on and on about issues and complaints I have of this school as the list is endless. So far it is only the beginning yet we will have lost 7 students after this term (not counting the night shift folks, or the people who will be dismissed due to a 'failing' grade of less than 75%). Myself and my classmates would all agree with me that this is not a student issue, it is a teaching and faculty problem that should be addressed and/or investigated.

2 out of 5
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Degree: Agriculture
Graduation Year: 2025

This school is awful the instructors are not helpful they say they want you to be successful but this is a lie if you have any kind of learning disability they will not work with you. They make you feel stupid and they encourage your fellow students to do the same

1 out of 5
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Degree: Medical/Clinical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014

This school is awful I would not recommend this to anyone they over complicate things and only teach u for Andy they have very little supply and not understanding where all of our money is going very trashy school and would not came if I would researched more all ur doing is teaching ur self

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1 out of 5
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Degree: Medical/Clinical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014

I honestly believe that this school is a waste of money. The instructors are very nice and helpful, but are unable to properly teach the classes required due to limited resources and small classrooms. When dealing with administration, it always ends up turning in to a wild goose chase when you need a simple question answered. When it came time for my externship, I was placed with a practice that decided I would "learn best" by sticking me in a dark room where I scanned old files on to a computer for 8 hours a day. It was not until I complained twice to the Externship coordinator at IOT and the office manager at the clinic I was at, that I was allowed to spend 2 hours a day for two weeks following a Medical Assistant around. It seemed to me that the externship coordinator did not look fully in to the way the clinic was treating the students. Also, it is very apparent that the school cannot control the amount of drama that happens in between the students. I saw more fighting, backstabbing, and overall drama in the 9 months that I was there then I did in my four years of high school. Overall, I believe that you are wasting your money going to this school. When I graduated, I felt that I did not get the training that I needed to succeed in the medical field. This is not for lack of commitment since I did graduate with honors and only missed 3 days of school the entire 9 months. Since graduating I have spent 6 months trying to find a job. It seems that when the employers see where I received my training, the refuse to hire me. Please do not waste your money on this school.

1 out of 5
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Degree: Medical/Clinical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014

People please don't waste your time going to this school is not worth it. I graduated from MA and i didn't learn NOTHING would help me when i get to work. I learn more in the externship more what i spent going to the class. The teachers are unprofessional they don't know how to teach well. Especially MR: H. The office stink armpit!!! Which's not good. Im telling you people I waste my money and my time!! Go to another school but really not to this one. If you do you will see what im talking about. I'm going to another school the less things I learned in ace institute of technology for a year, I learned more less than 4 months in the school im going. Well goodluck with your decisition im just being honest and i don't want other people waste time & money like i did. Is your CHOSE!!

1 out of 5
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Degree: Medical Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014

This is the worst school I Have ever been to. The teachers are very unprofessional and do not care about your education. I would by recommend this school to anyone.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Licensed Practical Nurse
Graduation Year: 2013

If you are looking for an LPN program near Salem, OR, then look at other schools. At this IOT the instruction takes place in a building that used to be a shooting range. The indoor climate is chilly and the rooms are devoid of windows. It has the institutional feel of a prison. The program has been very chaotic. Materials and grading policies have been changed and changed again mid-semester. It would be more reassuring to be standing on shifting sand in a windstorm. A student does not finish with lecture classes until she graduates. Consequently, the student nurse is divided between two worlds. In one arena she is working with living people and expected to perform in a competent manner. In the other arena she is taking six classes to acquire critical nursing knowledge. She takes home schoolwork from the six classes and is also piled with a binder of paperwork from her time spent in the field. The program was erected in this fashion to make it simple to fill staff vacancies paying a minimal salary and giving investors a boost. A person could attend the LPN program at IOT Salem and still turn out to be a skilled and knowledgeable nurse, but for $30K this school should be on the bottom of the list.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 2010

I was an older student, coming back to school to retrain myself for a better career. I looked at other schools and decided to go to Institute of Technology because of the corporate culture. It was amazing, every time I would come to the school I felt welcome, and the entire staff had a tremendous attitude. The education I received has already paid benefits, I have a great career and am excited to go to work every day. I have seen some negative postings and I just don't understand them. The Institute of Technology provides a great education from leaders in their perspective fields, and the ancillary services work well too. It is up to the individule students/graduates to get involved with their Career Services Advisor, in order for the CSA to help guide them into their chosen career.

I highly recommend IOT to anyone looking to improve their station in life.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Vocational
Graduation Year: 2002

The education I received changed my life. I had worked in warehousing for fifteen years and did not think I would ever have the skills to work in a professional office.

After completing the Human Resource program, I worked closely with the Career Service team and became employed soon after graduation.

I am still working in my field of study. The instructors and staff were very supportive and encouraging. I am proud to be an Institute of Technology Alumni.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Vocational
Graduation Year: 2012

I just graduated the end of 2012. My experience at the school was really great! The medical assisting instructors (Ms. Hawkins and Ms. Cacy) are very good. They are there for you every step of the way and do everything they can to help you be successful and do well in class.

I really like how everyday the classes are split, half in the classroom and half in the clinical lab. My skills were always fresh and sharp and I was well prepared for my externship. I worked closely with Ms. McGee in Career Services a few months before I graduates getting prepared for my job search and for my externship. She is amazing. She's honest, sincere and really cared about my success. I was so happy when I got a job offer from my externship site. I couldn't have done it without Ms. McGee's coaching. She helped me be confident during the interview and gave me all sorts of good tips on how to shine at externship.

Everyone in the Career Services department was so friendly and helpful. What a great group of people. I know other people from my class were also very happy with the school and some had jobs soon after graduating as well. If you work hard, listen to all the advice and apply it, and be persistent and dedicated, you to can start a new career like I did.

Go check out the Institute of Technology!

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