Institute of Technology Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (28)
I was a practical nursing instructor at IOT. The nursing program is a disorganized mess poorly managed by an incompetent administrator. Its nice and pretty up front in the areas you see before you sign the contracts. Once youre hooked youll see the backend disorder and chaotic classes. I feel for the students who have taken out 30k+ loans and will graduate unprepared with poor employment prospects. My advice = Go to Chemeketa and get your RN. If you are seriously considering this program then at least sit in on some classes and talk to several current students before signing anything.
Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this facility for serious medical training. As a teaching institution, is lacks credibility in the professional sector such that, upon completing my training and graduating with my degree, it has proven impossible acquiring a full-time position as a nurse. LVN's are inherently less in demand than RN's. Couple that with the fact that IOT has a less than stellar reputation, and employers are reluctant to hire their graduates. The sad truth is, however, that I can't blame employers for not wanting to hire graduates of the program, because IOT falls very short in their instructional skills, churning out unqualified nurses routinely on an annual basis. The program is overall chaotic and unorganized to the point that students are left largely on their own to teach themselves, which is an expensive endeavor for $35K. So, bottom line is that I'd recommend steering clear of this facility, at least for their nursing program.
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.
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
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
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.