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I graduated from ITT Tech with an AS in software development technology. This has been the best decision I have ever made. Before ITT I would read books on software engineering and computer programming but it really didn't make sense to me. After taking the intro to programming class it all became clear. The teachers were helpful, knowledgeable, and very patient with their students. Because of my degree and knowledge I obtained from ITT I landed a job as a Data Analyst/Application Developer for a Realtor association 3 months before I even graduated.
Do not think that ITT will just hand you a job on a silver platter, I did the school work but even went beyond the required work, I practiced coding all day and read as many books on software development as I could. Before I landed my job I started looking a year in advanced for programming positions in my career field. The only thing I have noticed that you are limited on is where you can transfer your degree. I have started my BS at Strayer University who agreed to accept my entire degree from ITT Tech and the good thing is they are regionally accredited.
As far as student loans go, well I wouldn't know about that, I joined the US Navy when I was 20 years old, not only did the military pay my tuition, I actually got paid to go to school. When I asked my boss why did he hire me out of all the others who applied his exact words were "because you went to the military got the experience in IT and obtained your degree." Its all about what you make of your life you can either can blame someone else for the path you choose in life or you can take control of your own destiny.
Itt-Technical Institute was by far the worst educational experience I have ever had, the (sales man) treats you as if you have walked in to the car lot promising you everything in the world, but providing very little.
I started off with a loan for 2 years worth of school at an astonishing $40,000 the career field average doesn't even pay this amount annually, but I figured the more you spend on your education the better the education right??...Wrong! Not only was the education very lacking you paid a very large lump sum for it along with the credits being unable to transfer which of course was never mentioned just located in the fine print. I believe that it really doesn't matter how you preformed in class as long as they were receiving money you were going to pass. I am now almost $70,000 dollars in debt with Itt-tech and harassed constantly by them and Sallie Mae, this is quiet the debt for someone who makes $40,000 a year.
As with everyone I was promised a job and ended up getting job offers from Itt-Technical institutes career services that I was not qualified for nor where they even in the same field.
I'm going to ITT right now, and I'm wanting to get out, But with me being under 24, I'm stuck here, since my parents won't allow me to leave.
I knew from the start it was too much money, and from what I've been hearing. I'm not finding it worth staying. I went to the career service to ask about a job, he suggested I go apply being a waitress?
During class the instructor tries to help me, but I don't understand it. Is this school worth going to? No. If I could I would drop out right now. Wish me luck on paying $45K.
I attended ITT in 2010 shortly after leaving another for-profit school and based on a friend's recommendation. The staff was friendly, and because I was using my GI bill, I wasn't worried about costs so much. The adviser said that at ITT tech you don't take any Math, English, History etc. courses like other schools..You just focus on your degree. I was excited about this but then it turned out to be a play on word and was not true..you take a math class, but it isn't called College Algebra MAT110 or anything like that like most community colleges and state universities. They have a specific name for it but everyone in all majors take the same exact math and english class even if you are very good at math and english..I don't recall a placement exam, though.
Another turn off about the school we're the people who attend. The parking lot where breaks are held are dirty, and smelled like weed all the time. They recruit anyone they can to bring their numbers up. Oh, and if you miss class, they call you to find out why just like in high school. Why? Because for-profit schools get paid per student, per attendance. So they want money. Why do you think state colleges don't care if you skip class?? I'm so glad I read review boards just like this one sooner then later.
I left about three weeks after attending ITT Tech simply because it wasn't a good fit and my friends who were going to state universities URGED me to go elsewhere or said they'd give it the benefit of the doubt lol. I went to a community college instead, and now i'm finishing up my bachelors degree at ASU in the same field I wanted.
This school is terrible!!!! They were so quick to get me in, so that they will get paid, and didn't give me a full break down of what will really happen once I started. First off, the "job" they got me, yes it sounded good at first, but it was a contractors job that didn't last nor was I getting paid or working the full time hours I was suppose to be. Now, I'm stuck with a $30,000 student loan I have to pay back plus a $7,000 private student loan from a company that does nothing but give you the run around. Every time I call this 'private student loan company' they give me the run around I can NEVER talk to the same person every time, they always tell me no one works their by that name, as if this is some type of scam! Well, after they got me that piece of job, they had me to sign a form stating they got me a job, so they could get paid (again) and that was it. It's difficult to get a job, based on the job itt tech got me in which I didn't really use my skills I learned in school, and when I tell employers what we did, they look at me like "really". So I highly WOULD NOT reccommend going to this school, personally I feel like they only try to get you in & get you out so they could get a check plus half the instructors they had WERE NOT good instructors at all, the entire 2 years I was there I had 2 great instructors. So now I'm going to an Accrected school for Nursing, so that I could make a better salary to pay back these outrageous student loans. ITT Tech has turned me against Computer Science. OH! For the record, you don't get back any refund checks, financial aid pays for your classes & books & the school keeps the rest.....
guys if i was happy with itt tech i would not be writing here, but honestly if i can go back in time i would not walked the same path please save ur time and attend a better school with alot less loans it's very expensive and the quality of teaching sucks. if you want or know someone who wants to go to itt tech please think twice !!!
For the amount of money I owed 6 months after my graduation date with an AAS ($53k), I could've went to a much, much better, honest, and noteworthy school and had at least my Bachelor's, possibly more.
There wasn't a single job I could find once I got out of ITT. The first job I had was as a computer hardware tech, making minimum wage ($6/hr), barely able to afford gas in my car. After that was a crappy T-Mobile call center at $8.50. Neither one of those salaries could pay the $910 a month that Sallie Mae now wants from me a month.
Needless to say, the only way I am able to afford those insane monthly payments for a USELESS degree, was to join the military. Don't get me wrong, I love my job now, but hate that I wasted my time and money at ITT.
Anyone can pass the classes if they show up to class, the teachers were actually reprimanded for failing students.
I learned very little there and am very lucky to be someone who is genuinely interested in the material and took the time to learn on my own.
Several hiring managers have told me that with 3-5 years experience in the field I'm better off leaving ITT off my resume since most ITT graduates learn nothing and have no idea what they're doing when they graduate.
First the College is way over priced. It cost around $45,000 for a two year degree. Over $80,00 for a BA Degree if they offer the program. They get students into school and tell them that it takes 1 year 9 months to get your degree, then not offer certain classes and the students have to stay longer.
Second too work at ITT Tech is a big lie, they get the new leads for students who dont even want to attend college and make the reps call them 3 to 5 times a day. It irratates everyone involved. The Director and the Director of recruting lie about the leads and fail to inform all reps about new procedures. Then later blame the reps for not doing their job.
If a rep does his/her job above and beyond expectations, they still get punished. The Director is a micro-manager, and DONT WORK OR ATTEND COLLEGE THEIR, HENDERSON. NV CAMPUS....
This school is the biggest waste of money. It gets you know where in life and puts you thousands of dollars in debt. You can't do anything with an ITT degree and their credits don't transfer so if you decided to high your degree you can't unless you retake the years spent at ITT.