ITT Technical Institute Reviews - Associate in Electronics - CLOSED
Recently graduated from ITT and still looking,most of my job leads come from Indeed.com and what comes from my school has very little with what I attended for. I have a degree in electronics and just had an interview for a job fabricating industrial filters through a temp agency and they received my resume through the career counselor of my school. As they say "passing the buck".
Instead of complaining about just the negatives of this school, I will give a review from a person who actually finished a degree at this school. First, the good. I learned a lot from the teachers here, who ALL came from the field in which they were teaching. The teachers do care about the students who put forth effort in their education. It is not difficult school if you read your text, do your homework, and do the extra work in the classes. The large number of people who dropped out of class, as mentioned in other reviews, were people who did not really try. They would skip class, not ask questions, and complain about everything like the one star reviews here. I did not get a job in the specific field I was looking into from this degree, but my education here did lead me into a very well paying job that is taking care of me and my family, so I am very appreciative of the education I received at this school. Now the bad. Yes they are accredited, but they never tell you that if you tried to transfer your credits to another school that 99% of the schools out there won't take them. Granted they are very specific field classes that no other school has, so it should have been a little more obvious. They are expensive. I finished after less than two years with $31K in loans, and that was with a quarter and a half of credits transferred from community college (they at least take other schools credits). I am still paying them off now in 2016. The "career center" was not helpful in the electronics field. The head of that part of the school changed probably three or four times while I was there and the only electronics jobs they ever posted was for soldering circuit boards for $12/hr. Sorry but I would never pay of $31k in loans with that job. For what is out there, in my area, for electronics, they were probably the best I could get. Like I said earlier, I learned a lot, graduated with high honors, and wouldn't change that experience. The staff was helpful in every way, and you can't fault them for doing the best with what they have to work with. I think the system of the school is flawed though because I even heard the teachers complain about how they were scheduled. It must be bad when teachers complain to their students about their working conditions. But what job is truly perfect in every way.
I have read some horrible reviews on ITT, but let me start off by saying my class started off as over 50 students and ended with 8. I believe most of these bead reviews are from students who could not keep up with the difficult program. Sure you do not want to go to ITT for anything else other than technology related, after all this is why the school is in existence. I think a degree is any field other than technology is a waste of time and a big money maker for ITT. Many of my classmates were graduating students from well known universities and local colleges and they said the Electronics program at ITT was more difficult than their previous studies.
Do Not go to ITT. Horrible school. Take your money and the professors do not care about the students success. They lured me in with student loans from a private bank and never disclosed any of the interest or payback payments. This school is like all the other for profit schools, money for them nothing for the student
My degree at ITT gave me a great foundation to enter the work force and continue to build not only my education but also experience. I highly recommend that you don't stop here, continue to build upon your formal education. My education at ITT gave me a start as an Electronic Technician, since then I have progressed into Field Engineering and Project/Program management, earning salary increases each step along the way.
I graduated from IttTechnical Institute in April 2001 after 2 years of classes 4 hours 5 days a week. I was in the third class to Graduate from the Albany campus. The first class graduated two out of thirty, second six out of thirty and my class we had eight out of thirty. This leeds to a 17 percent graduation rate. The quality of instruction is adequate even though some of the instructors were constantly drunk. However those who didn't have basic understanding before the first class soon got left behind. More then 10 years latter I still have 27% of my loan to lay back. Fortunaty for me I landed a 4Ok a yr job 3 months before graduating now the same job pays 65k. I work with many people who have no degrees. So I can say my time getting the degree was worth it but I was overcharged then it was around 26K.
Went to the Tampa campus and it was the biggest mistake I could have made, there are very few teachers that are any good. I actually had one teacher told us it was a mistake going there and alot of the people who promised alot of things there are all gone now..Alot of the teachers there play favorites to much to other students in the electeronics dept.They told us one thing to get you in there then all of the sudden that all changed,the head of the dept I was in told me one thing and then that all changed when something happened..He told me I could hand in somethings then when i did i was told they could not take it...I would NOT recommened this campus to anyone who was thinking of going there...