ITT Technical Institute Reviews - Associate in Computer Networking - CLOSED
I am a firm believer in education for many reasons. The foremost in thought is furthering one's abilities by learning from others in an education setting. This being said, as long as the institution follows the guidelines for teaching I believe that the student interaction with instructors is critical. Online, offline, in person, brick and mortar institutions are good, but an avid learner can learn anytime anywhere. This is what I did at school. I was paying for it, so I got the most out of it I could. While the institution no longer exists I credit them for helping me learn as they should. School helped me improve my job prospects. I met some excellent people and ended up deciding to go further with my education, but the key to my success was my attitude to learn and understand everything I could and is why I still am doing so to this day.
I graduated from ITT in 2002 with an AAS in Computer Networking Technologies. This allowed me to enter the networking and telecommunications industry. Within 5 years I was a senior consultant with a regional IT consulting firm in the Rocky Mountain region. Now I'm a CIO for a mid size community bank making a very good salary. I'll admit that the courses were not super challenging as I graduated with a 4.0, but the experience and knowledge gained from my instructors was paramount. Each of them worked in the field and were eager to pass on the knowledge they had gained from their experiences. I had children at a young age before the time of online courses, so the university and community college were not an option for me. In my experience, most of the students were there for the degree, not the knowledge being imparted by the faculty. Reading these reviews only enforces the strong feeling I had 15 years ago that most of the people that attend these schools will not be successful. However, if one does embrace the knowledge being imparted and actually learn and understand their field of study, you can be successful with a degree from ITT Technical Institute. The biggest complaint I have is about the expense. My two year degree was close to $50,000, I'm glad it paid off.
I currently attend the school and from what I see people do drop out frequently I started with 25 people in class now down to 11. The teaching methods do semi suck because there is a lot of work in this school. As for people saying its a scam I think they are simply the ones who could not handle the workload. This school is basically like life it's all about who you know and if you doing good then I'm pretty sure that they will actually help you. I mean why would they give someone a job who flunked half their classes?
I started at itt with the hope i could avance my self in the world. I was rushed through admissions and told that they gaurenteed me a job making 60k a year. First week i had 6 different teachers for my classes because they quit. I am not 50k in debt and cant make more then 15 bucks an hour in the field. All these positive reviews should be questioned. If you want more info just google itt tech and you can find the multiple investigations that are being done and have been done. Itt is on advanced cash monitoring status and enrollment is dropping. They are publically traded on stock market as itt esi. So that being said they dont care and will lie and steal from you. Dont enroll and stay away.
I graduated over 7 years ago and I've never been hired using the 'degree' I got from this school. I have several times been told during interviews that I could not be hired because of my degree from ITT. All I got was debt that'll never go away. I also don't actually have the paper degree. Right before I was set to graduate they told me I still owed the school $1400 and I could walk in the ceremony but I wouldn't get the actual degree until I paid. I don't want it so they can keep it. Avoid this school. Go to a community collage and get their 2 year degree and transfer to a university. ITT credits DO NOT transfer to any other school. If they told you they do, they lied. Avoid this scam of a school at all cost. My credit is ruined because of them.
Attending ITT was the worst decision I have ever made. I used to to work in a lot of blue collar jobs, factories, driving jobs etc. I went to ITT because I wanted a brighter future. I worked hard for two years and graduated. I sent out hundreds upon hundreds of resumes. I applied for positions all over the country and some out of the country. If I received a response at all it was typically that my degree was not good enough and would need further education to even be considered for interview. Eventually the "Career Assistance Department" at ITT found a position for which I could apply. I ended up taking the job because I needed any kind of job. It was a job that had nothing to do with my degree and was a position I could have attained with a high school diploma. I was naive and ill prepared when I applied for classes. I should have searched for grants/aid, things like that. When I spoke to the financial people at ITT they asked me if I was a veteran (no), if I was married (no), if I had any children (no), so they stated I would probably not qualify for aid so they set me up with loans. In the end the loans were not enough and I had to borrow $800.00 from family to be able to graduate. I would never recommend anyone going to this "school". They only want your money and nothing else.
Only positive thing I can say about the school is that the instructors were great. Their degrees are viewed at by most companies as worthless. Good luck getting a job to pay off your 52K loan. Plus most schools do not accept ITT credits if you're looking to get your Bachelors at another school. Thankfully I had a good job with a top company and am still with the today. I cannot use the ITT Associates degree to advance within my own company. Plus I'm not even working in my degree field. ITT was the worst financial decision I have ever made.
The school is a profit machine, pure and simple. Driven by greed and deception that comes from the top down. The CEO, he resigned after indictment, of ITT Tech faces fraud and racketeering charging along with other top officers. This school will bury you and leave you in debt for a lifetime. Do yourself a favor and start at your local Junior or Community College.
Instructors are sub-par, lab equipment is garbage and the place is a diploma mill. You can learn more on your own through self study. You can gain employment in the I.T. field by earning a few industry certs on your own and save a ton of money. The C.E.O. and top executives of I.T.T. Tech are under Federal indictment and face criminal charges by the Government for fraud and racketeering. Four years separated from the rat-hole I am still trying to recover financially. As part of ITT Tech's ongoing fraud between 2009 and 2012 the school took out private student loans on behalf of (and without knowledge) students and lined their pockets. Today I have a great job in the IT field, no thanks to ITT tech. My credit was destroyed by them and these private student loans. I have recovered, for the most part. I have a credit scores in the high 600's and low 700's and make $78k a year but can't but a house because of the derogs from these P.S. Loans. I have been on my job for over four years. I work for a Fortune 100 company, it's an opportunity that I found on my own. ITT's job placement services are worthless.
This school was awful. They cared about nothing and taught nothing. I would sit in class prepared and ready, but instead, I would have to sit and wait for TWO hours for other classmates to get caught up and do what they should have done a week ago. It was terrible. It is not my fault that they can't get their school work done on time. Don't punish me for that and waste MY TIME! I would ask a teacher for help when I have already tried everything in my power to figure it out on my own, and the teacher had the nerves to tell me to GOOGLE IT! I cold have rung his neck. That was my last straw. I then withdrew from the school. I informed the Director and he seemed to not care at all. As long as these people are getting paid, they do not care one bit. This was ITT Technical Institute in Columbia, SC Terrible school. DO NO ATTEND!