ITT Technical Institute Reviews
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I see that there are a lot of mixed reviews about ITT on here, so I guess I'll keep mine short and sweet. I just got my B.S. in Criminal Justice and I am happy with the education I received. All of my teachers were either active or retired law enforcement personnel, hence providing real life application to what they were teaching. The coursework was right on point, our lab equipment was more than adequate, and we were provided with full versions of all required software for our courses.
The price was kind of steep, but being that I'm military, I was able to take advantage of their military discount. With that in mind, there were a few things I did not like and/or enjoy. Instead of a real library, they have a "virtual library" online which I think is a nuisance to navigate. I'm only 26 and generally computer literate, but I still would have preferred a regular library instead.
Even though I was really happy with their teaching staff, their admin staff (finance, student reps, etc) was utterly unskilled/useless. I sometime think they hired those people right off the streets without any kind of rhyme or reason. Having said that, I do have to point out that I attended two different campuses, due to relocating, and my new campus was substantially better overall than the other one. If you are thinking about going to ITT Tech, I would highly suggest that you go check out your specific campus first, so you can get the feel of it.
As far as the individuals saying that you will learn the bare minimum; I never talked to someone who graduated with a bachelor (even from a major university) claiming they were experts in their subject. Your bachelor is only going to give you the basic knowledge to allow you to find an entry level position in your field. You're going to become an expert through on the job training, or by continuing your education with a Masters or PhD. I know that in the end the truth is in the eye of the beholder, but I hope this review helped at least one person making the right decision, whichever one that may be.
Well, I was learning 3D modeling, with a program called 3Ds max. I was supposed to have animation next quarter but instead they gave me 3 general education classes, then the quarter after this one I'm not going to remember the basics of 3Ds max. So they want me to fail??
Are the teachers good? My teachers are lazy, and stress out when anyone asks a question. Are the students okay? Well, they are loud and annoying, and in EVERY class you get that one student who thinks they're smarter than the teacher... and uses MY time to try and prove he/she is right.
Is the school hard? KIND OF. I really just DONT WANT TO GO anymore. Course work? Well look at the bottom of the papers handed to you, it will say the year... Computer classes... ugh.. The comps will literally shut off when they go into standby... especially when you're actually in the middle of doing something.
Would I recommend this school?? MAYBE. You'd need to only be going to get a degree. This school will teach you the BARE MINIMUM.
My opinion on ITT is that it is a temp service that will bleed you dry. I am a student at ITT and will keep this review honest and simple.
1. What was coursework like? Well its a joke. We focused on Windows XP in Intro to PC and Stats we worked on Micro Word 06. In Problem Solving we didnt do much of anything at all.
2.What were the online learning tools you used? LOL. Well, ITT offers a virtual libary, thats about it. Most software was trial versions that you had to dl at home. Note* Most of the software i used i found on my own and i remember some of the cds given to me by the school wouldnt work with Vista.
3. Did i have positive classmate and professor interactions? I met some very good friends at ITT. Most of them have also left and went on to diff schools. I had a couple of teachers i enjoyed on a personal level but not as a mentor. I had one teacher tell the class he didnt care if we all passed or failed because in 3 months another cattle truck would be rolling in. Yea every mothers dream school for their child.
4. How was my overall experience? Pretty crappy. I made a few good friends, thats about it. I went into the CAD program thinking this is right up a tech schools alley, i was wrong! Every thing seems to be old and outdated. We spent 3 months learning 2d line work and like i said if we wanted to work at home we had to download autocad 2010 ourselves. The classroom computer had 08 on them. I also dont remember using the books too much either. My Math1 teacher never used them he taught us his way. The problem is when we went home to practice the textbook showed us a diff way and made things difficult and yea we asked questions but after 5 mins if you dont get it you better get a tutor.IF YOU CAN!
Bottom line is there are better schools out there for the money. Really look into the school before you sign shit. After the experience i just went through for 8 months i can say i hope i never see another ITT campus again. If they would take the thousands spent on pizza and crappy commercials and used it to hire better teachers and up to date equiptment things would be better.
Oh yea if you love pizza and outdated learning equiptment then ITT is for you. If you just turn in all of your homework assignments you will pass that class. Dont worry they dont check homework they just want to see a paper with anykind of scribble on it with your name at top. You can get a zero on everything but as long as you turn in homework that wont be graded you will succeed.
I went to the school in NV Tenn.school and it was very good. I got my B.S> in ISS. I got a job 3 months before I got out if school. I have been out for about a yea andr I have made about 60k this year. I thank god for ITT. I mean some of the classes were easy, but some were hard. Its what you put in it, maybe I got lucky and went to a good ITT.
I have attended ITT in KNoxville, TN for 3 years now. I am merely a few months from my graduation date. I agree to some of the blogs on here about money, credits, teachers, "flaky" students, etc. However, what you do not understand is you truely get out what you put in. I have watched a majority of my classmates drop or fail, I have even witnesses the no show, drag down student pass. I firmly believe in the instructors I have had, although they all were not so great, but I chose the school, so ultimately it was my decision. I think that some people have a right to be upset, but it goes to show that if you are not patient enough to research your chosen educational institution, then are you truely patient enough to learn at one. Though credits do not transfer before the completion of your degree, once you have fully recieved that degree, the degree itself does. For example, I have been accepted to an upstanding University to futher my education in Law, and yes they accepted my degree from ITT. Honestly, amidst the issues everyone has, there are faulsities that make you all rant and rave without in fact researching the honest truth.
I cannot believe what I am reading!! First of all let me make sure anyone reading these reviews understands that you are reading the rants of a college drop out!! It does not matter what college you attend, you get back what you put into it...plain and simple. With that said let me make a few corrections......
First, ITT Tech's financial aid department does not "bill" you when you finish your program, the government does. Second, the financial aid department cannot tell anyone what their "monthly payment" will be, its a huge policy and compliance violation plus they have no idea what the final amount is going to be...so those of you complaining that your monthly note is not what ITT said it would be are LIARS!! So anything else in your rants I do not believe!!
In regards to other "opinions" that ITT Techs degrees hold absolutely no weight...WRONG!! I personally know of several high profile Government agencies and international businesses that have hired grads from ITT Tech, companies like the CIA (criminal justice), AT&T, Cox Communications, Entergy, Halliburton, LSU Health Sciences Center and the list goes on and on. If a degree with a "national accreditation" is worthless why would the above mentioned agencies and businesses hire grads from ITT Tech?? Anyone??
Lets talk about instructors'... yes, Ive seen instructors come and go, some good some bad but that's normal..any business has its share of turn-around with employee's, anyone who says otherwise is an idiot!! It's obvious I am a student, I have been for one year now so you can say I am protecting myself or some of you may say I am lying to myself to justify my enrollment here...NOT. I did a ton of research before I decided on ITT Tech, yes the tuition is high I will not argue that point but as others have already stated ITT Tech's schedule is conducive to a working mans lifestyle and allows me to keep my full time job, something that could not be compromised. With that said I have Personal, first hand experience with the courses and the teachers. I've seen students come to class and do nothing then complain that this school is a joke..whatever!! I've applied myself to my homework as well as outside learning like getting my certifications A+, Net + and working on CSSP...WHY?? Because I am smart enough to know that in todays workplace having just a degree will not cut it and anyone who thinks otherwise sets themselves up for failure. I dont care if you get a degree from a regionally accredited university...if you haven't achieved anything else but that degree you're only hurting yourself and your chances of securing a job in that field.
So, to all you drop outs, grads that didn't do anything but show up to class and do the minimum necessary to get your degree, you got exactly what you deserve.
FYI, I have already been extended a job offer once I have my degree from a major company that works world wide! Why? Because I've applied myself to do the things necessary...not skated by thinking the world owes ME. I am enrolled in the BS Information Systems Security program..btw.
For those interested in what ITT has to offer..do some research and don't dwell on the negatives from people who think just because they paid for a degree, they deserve a job.
Helo every one!! If you are a person who is looking to get a degree and spend ur time working for Mcdonalds then yes this school is for you (^_^) I wanted to agree with everyone, this School SUCKS so bad, everything out of date, we are working with equipment that doesnt work, the IT technician in campus knows nothing about computers so we are always with problems, I am a Straight A student in ITT and I have to finish my Associates there because they have my money, what else can I do? and I get As without studying because people there "help" students to become more stupid rather than help them create and develop good attitude and organization, exams are open book, you can bring you homework in a piece of toilet paper, they will still accept it and give you an "A". So if you dont like to study, dont like to respect teachers and still get an amazing grade, this is your school. But if you are like everyone in this Review, Honest, Respectful, Looking for a career that will help you get to where you want to be, then FORGET about this place.. Trust me, 45k dollars to learn what I could've learn by buying a total of 25 books (350 dollars) is not worth it. If you are desparate to spend that much money for nothing, please send it to me I NEED IT.
I have been going to ITT for a year now and I must say other that some of the students that I have made friends with I have not got anything from this school. Some teachers was good teachers but was limited to what they could teach you and could not answer questions to help make you better. I was in hope that I would come here and learn the things I needed to know about my degree but very fastly realzed that I should have paid myself cuz I spent more time haveing to teach myself the programs due to ITT will only teach you bits and pieces of the simple stuff and not the important stuff that you have to know.
Now in the visual communication degree the stuff you are haveing to do is done on computers. In a 4 hr class we would only be infront of a computer for an hour and a half and the rest in theory and doing nothing in there other than learning terms. Another note is why when a class has 22 studetnts in is there only 14 working applications for the class and that being the only class that has the program.
Other note is I am a mentorthe adobe programs plus I had to teach myself 3ds max which they use a 2 year old version. I have had to show the teachers things that I know how to do that I just learned off of doing tutorials. I don't know about the person reading this but in the field that you go into after college with this degree you have to be better than the next person applying for the job. If you are not you have no job. Which means ITT needs to have the right Printers for art work and up to date programs. When I asked about printers due to the art work I did on adobe photoshop would be completely ruined they argued with me and said they would never by a printer for are degree. So if you go here for this degree plan on spending a butt load of money on haveing your work printed out somewhere else so that you can build a portfolio. Don't think that you can get a copy of adobe, 3d's max atleast a student copy cuz it is not offered to you. You want to get homework done you need to go to ITT and spend all day up there, or you need to find a hacked version.
Now they say that they are coming out atleast at my campus with a game design degree. LMAO They are funny. I did a bunch of research and found that the chnces of me getting a job from ITT with a game degn degree was slim. Due to there was so much they don't teach you. Nowdon't get me wrong you have every chance in the world to learn what you need to know but then again you are paying the school so why do you have to learn such things as C++, Java script, action script, UVW Unwrapping, proper animation and so on. And why the hell do they drop certain classes of things you need to know.
Overall the school is a joke I would get the same grade for projects that I would do as some one that had no mvation and didn't care and would spend a tenth of the time on the project. After 4 quarters of going there I have decided to transfer to a university. math,comp transfer a in some other classes but those ones transfered as electives. a total of 23 credits in all. TRUST ME when I say I did research about where I will be going come JAN of 2010. At which just off of my first semester I am pretty much haveingto start all over anyways because of the lack what you have to know for a job coming from ITT. I have even went as far as going into ITT and recruiting anyone that I felt is worth coming with me to the new college.
Don't waste your money and your time. Tell you what save your money put it in the bank teach your self everything cuz you will have to anyways and then after 2 years take that money and get into a real college.
Background: Attended University of Louisville, Air Force, Devry University, and currently ITT Tech.
The school says they are the leaders of their field but this is not in the least bit true. Most of the classes I have taken have been out dated and a waste of time. Example. My windows class is teaching XP SP2.....Why in the hell would you teach something that will be obsolete by the time I finish my degree. They have 2 other operating systems that are out and I have not heard a word of the course material changing for my degree.....BLAH BLAH BLAH
Finance info: For those looking to attend make sure to get everything in writing and a copy. There finance department has been helpful in describing this horrible system they have of charging their students. Be sure to take note that even if you decide to drop to part time they will still charge you full time. You are forced to take out loans to pay for this so that the school does not have to chase students down during the terms. They will reimburse you the difference after the 9 months of classes are over. During this time you took out more money then you needed, which you do not get and sits in the loan office aquiring interest over those several months. You actually lose money and get nothing for it. They know this happens but do not care.
If you are already in the workforce and just need the degree to show you have it then this is the school for you. Don't expect to use this school as a way in enter the work force.
I ATTENDED ITT FOR ONE OF TWO YEARS. THEY CHANGED THE CLASS SCHEDULE SEVERAL TIMES IN THE MIDDLE OF QUARTERS ADDING CLASSES I DID NOT WANT OR WAS NOT GOOD AT (MAINLY GEOMETRY & TRIG) AND TAKING OUT THE ONES I COULD HANDLE. IT MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO MOVE ON AND I WASTED $16,000 FOR ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. I'LL BE PAYING FOR ANOTHER 18 YEARS. YOU KNOW EVERY CLASS YOUR GOING TO TAKE FROM DAY ONE, UNTIL YOU SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE AND ARE COMMITTED TO SOMETHING COMPLETLY DIFFERENT.