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I had an Associate's Degree before attending ITT. My obvious goal was to move up in the field I had chosen. With my 2 year degree and time in military it was only natural to get my BS in CJ. ITT was expensive and I paused as I conteplated rather the investment would truly reap rewards that would pay for it. The school hounded me nearly every day and told me nonstop through phone calls, emails, and meetings that I would make so much money that I would easily be able to pay these loans.
Against better judgment, I started ITT. Some instructors were helpful, informative, and knowledgable. Others were something else altogether. When the next class graduated, I got phone numbers from several of the class to get information about job placement. A few got jobs make around $30,000 a year. One got a job around $45,000. This is out of 13 people! Others went to old jobs in town waiting for something to happen. That was disheartening. I dropped out and went to local university and finished my Bachelors and just received my Masters. When I landed a pretty good job,(that even paid all my tuition for my Masters!) my interviewer actually said he would pretend that ITT wasn't part of my education!
That's how anti-ITT some employers are. I make a very comfortable living today and am completely debt free. My Bachelors cost me less than $15,000! That is what I paid ITT for a few months! Just do your homework and find those recent grads and talk to them!
Its funny to read these reviews about ITT. there all negative and not one of these people graduated. lol. i havnt graduated yet and i cant speak the same for every campus but, i can tell you that if you put your mind to it, you cna accomplish anything you need to do.
so if you go to ITT, dont give it a half ass job, pay attention, put the extra work in, ask questions if you dont understand, make complaints if you have disagreements and work hard. but if you expect ITT to just hand you a degree cause you think its a school for lazy people and its not a real school, your sadly mistaken.
So the mistake that I made was coming to this "School" a.k.a. the money vacuum because all ITT is a place that takes your money and doesn't teach you anything. All your credits will not transfer anywhere except for other ITT schools.
This school is a big disappointment and I wish I would have done my research before I came here and signed. $40,000 for teachers who can't teach and labs that pretty much don't work. I didn't pay to come to my Intro to Information Security class and give a presentation about my culture.
What does my culture have to do with anything relating to internet security? Almost every lab I have gotten didn't work so ya this school sucks.
ITT is good at one thing, and one thing only: taking your money. If you have money to blow, they will occupy your time and spew out lots of nonsense.
For anyone who actually wants to learn something that would help them with a job, go elsewhere.
I have nothing against hard work. While the money is pouring in at ITT, the rest of the country is suffering from a bad economy. ITT takes advantage of students, promising that they'll step right out into a $100K job. LIARS! Those jobs don't go to entry-level people--particularly if they went to ITT.
Nonetheless, there's plenty of people sitting in class at ITT hoping for easy money. Really, there is only one way they can get the easy money, and that is by working for ITT, where they can excrete another batch of IT ignoramouses.
I hate to bash the school I attended, but it seems ITT's reputation couldn't possibly get any worse, and no one will hire an ITT graduate, anyway. Anyone who has a good opinion of ITT must either be one of ITT's recruiters, or ignorant in the IT field.
No one hires ITT "graduates". I found this out the hard way. After putting my time, effort, and money into this worthless "school", I actually had an employer tell me that they will never hire an ITT graduate. His reasoning was that they didn't have any computer knowledge.
After some argument, he let me take the tests, and I was embarassed to find that he was right. Despite all my hard work and high GPA, I discovered to my dismay that I didn't know the first thing about anything. I know I worked hard. I know all the things ITT taught. Unfortunately, it's worthless.
I spent 7 weeks at ITT in Brooklyn Center, Mn. I encountered the most unbelievable amount of ineptitude I have ever witnessed in my life. The first few weeks they didn't even have their own IT person on staff!
I suffered through one mistake after another at the hands of the faculty. The entire atmosphere at the classes was nothing less than chaos and no one lifted a finger to stop it.
I went to ITT about 2 yrs ago and when I went I made sure I told them that I wanted everything to be student loans, I had to drop out about a yr in, in about a month I recieved papers from a collection agancy saying I owed money to the school, when I called the school they told me it was a temporary credit that they give to the students, this was news to me and the collection agency kept harrasing me.
I called BBB and got it out of collections but still owe the money directly to the school. WARNING: do not sign anything before you look and asked lots of question, I did all that and still got screwed ( $8000 screwed). I was not expecting this extra payment. Also the teachers are not very helpful, one math teacher did not even teach he expected you to know the material, as quoted by one teacher "You had this in High School". I was 46 at the time thats a long time and never took trig in school back then.
I feel sorry for anyone who waster their money with ITT. Avoid at all costs. Everything I tried to learn at ITT, I ended up having to take classes in elsewhere to actually learn. The teachers at ITT are clueless.
I am in my second semester at ITT tech obtaining an Associates in Network Systems Administration ( completely online). I have computer experience but I wanted to learn more about the Internet and how it works. ITT did let me know that I had to help along side with the faculty to recieve benefits thatthe school has to offer. I was just recently contracted for Hewlett Packard (HP) for a position that is in my field of study.
I believe you get out what you put in and if you don't put forth the effort to succeed in anything that you pursue, you will fail. I've heard nothing but bad reviews about this institution, but I have seen nothing wrong with it. I am moving along ata pretty fast pace and I am learning alot. If you want to attend a school that offers a pretty good curriculum, give ITT a shot.
After all the time and effort I spent on this, there was no pay-off. The instructors are bumbling idiots. Nothing ITT taught was helpful, and ITT doesn't seem to care. They don't promise a job. I understand that. What I don't understand is that they know there's no hope of ITT graduates getting a job, because the ITT is known to be a bad school.
ITT didn't teach me anything useful, and what they did teach was either incorrect or outdated.
ITT is big on virtual environments, which is fine when you already know what you're doing, but most students, like me, do not. Employers ask me about hands-on, or give tests where things are so different, I have no chance.