ITT Technical Institute Reviews - Associate in - CLOSED
I wish they did not close my school. That school helped me, and now I do not have a chance to go and get my Bachelor degree.I really learn a whole lot the instructors. The staff was so friendly. The staff tried their best to make sure all the students had everything to succeed.
I attended ITT in 1995-96 and studied AutoCAD. I had a great experience at ITT and recommended it to many people over the years. The instructors were very knowledgeable and I learned more than I ever expected. My course of study covered all the mathematics, theory, lab work, and a few social and economic courses that were required. The school was accredited at the time I attended, and all of my credits transferred to a 4 year university that I currently attend to obtain my Masters Degree. I have heard people say that ITT credits don't transfer, but that is not correct. When I graduated, I was highly sought after and was offered many top positions in tech companies as a designer. It has served me well over the years and I owe it to ITT Tech. I understand that an education can only get you so far, but ITT gave me a great foundation to grow from. From reading some reviews, it sounds like some graduates expected to walk right into a job paying 60k a year. That can happen, but it's not a realistic expectation. Every individual is different, and they must continue to pound the pavement until they find a job. Just because you graduate from college doesn't mean you are guaranteed a great job right away. I have many friends who also attended ITT and they are all doing very well. Granted, they aren't all working in their field of study, but ITT gave them a platform in which to get their foot in the door somewhere.
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.
ITT Tech is like anything else in life. You get out of it what you put into it. I graduated in 1999 from Houston campus. We had some excellent teachers, and we had some OK teachers. There was a very high dropout rate because many people underestimated the commitment necessary to graduate. It isn't a cheap solution, and it doesn't guarantee a job. I graduated 16 years ago and I am now making around 6 figures. Here is what I got for my money: 1. debt - this will happen with any school. If you don't commit to the school and dropout, you will get debt without a degree - not smart. 2. job - After graduation, I spent 2-3 months looking for a job. ITT helped me work on my resume (they also help you find a job while attending school as they don't want you to drop out). ITT provided my resume to employers (Employers contact ITT for recent graduate lists). ITT helped me with interviewing skills, and I got my job through this placement service provided by them. 3. Hands-on experience. I work with a lot of Electrical Engineers, none of them know Electronics like I do. EET doesn't immediately make you an Engineer, it makes you a Technologist. You can develop into an Engineer, you can develop into a consultant, or you can immediately become a technician or Field Service Engineer. 4. Balanced education - They have Written and Oral Communications classes as well as Success Orientation classes. This isn't vocabulary or English 101. This is how to communicate effectively and interpret other's communication. This is where many other schools fall short. 5. Future job help - contact your local office. Tell them where you graduated. They will help you. If you have worked hard and have a good resume, you will get another job in your field. ITT isn't a get-rich quick method. It is a service you can buy that will give you a way to find a career, as long as you completely commit and try really hard. If you don't graduate, all you get is debt. You need to work very hard or else you are wasting your time at any school.
Read this carefully everyone! I am a graduate from ITT Tech. I've obtained an associates degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. Right before I graduated, I've gotten several job offers, ranging from $60k-$80k. Companies even paid for my flight tickets, per-diem, and lodging. I'm currently working with a company as an industrial Electrical Technician. I've only been here for 11 months and I've made $120k for the year. While attending ITT TECH, I've came across blogs just like this, where individuals would get on and slander the school. Not once did I let these comments about the school get to me. I stuck in there, did what I had to do, and earned my degree. I know several of my class mates from the same campus who are also successfully employed. Just remember this one thing, ANY DEGREE IS BETTER THAN NO DEGREE
I was an older student when I went and graduated, I was even older than the most professors! I stuck to it , studied hard, I was hired while enrolled in school at Ft. Sam Houston JBSA and 4 years later, I am now employed with one of the top 3 letter agency in the world ! Making top money and working on one of the most critical missions in the world ! Worked forty hours a week plus went to school at night ! It was worth it ! Thanks to all the professors that helped me after hours !
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 am a student in Center City Philadelphia and this will be my last year. I wrote about this school in 2013 when I started and I'm still going strong. This school will make you work for your grades. You will not pass if you do not do the work and they don't pass you for just showing up. I've seen people get dropped or having to repeat a class if they don't get there work in. And attendance is a must or you will be getting a phone call from your teacher. They do try to work with you and help you to pass but it's up to you. They won't give it to you, you must earn it trust me because I had a hech of a time with math 1 and 2 but passed with a c and a c+ and they didn't give that to me one bit. Right now I am holding a gpa of 3.5 all I can say is do the work, come to class and you will be fine. ITT TECH has a lot to offer you just have to put the efford in. Maybe the other ITT TECH schools are run of the mill but the one here in Philly I still think it is all that. Good luck...
Ask a lot of questions, but try to go to another college. Degree was not worth all the money in student loans. Too high priced and degree means nothing.
After reading through some of the reviews I can agree with some of the problems listed. I transferred to ITT Tech from a 2 year community college where I was studying construction engineering. I believe that reading, writing, math and sciences are all a good base for any program of study, but why was I required to take theater arts and human anatomy/physiology for construction engineering and not as electives, I was putting in 100% effort and making mediocre grades with people under qualified to be instructors. When I transferred to ITT tech I took it upon myself to research the job opportunities in the work force and told them what I wanted to do. First: My student coordinator. She helped me through every aspect of the registration and throughout my stay at ITT. She made a personal effort to answer any questions I had. If she didn't have the answer right away she immediately found the person with the answers and responded ASAP via phone or email. Second: Financial aid. Finaid sat down with me and helped me through the finaid process they were able to find me 4 scholarships (2 of which I had to maintain a 3.75 PGA to keep) a Pel grant which I had to maintain a 2.0, and finally a student loan (which, because of the scholarships and pel grant, I didn't need and chose to send back to the lender) making the total I have to pay back to the lender less than 6K$ after I graduated. Without the research I did and the help from finaid I would have owed 20K$+. Third: Career services. Career services at ITT works for the student only if the student utilizes the Career Services Resources. I checked in on career services regularly and by the second term I was placed with an engineering company, since then I've hired on and am currently making 125K$+ annually. Fourth: the Instructors. the instructors at ITT tech have standards they have to meet to be able to teach there but are kept to a strict curriculum maintained by the school. Many of the Program chairs at that school have masters degrees and have been teaching there for several years. I found my program chair (also the teacher of many of my Program classes) to be very knowledgeable. The general ed classes were structured around the program so I didn't have to take gen ed classes that I didn't need for my program of study. Finally; Gen ed classes. I agree that the gen ed classes are way to easy but I have also noticed they are structured around an understanding of the subject not an in depth study. The gen ed courses are designed so that if you fail you actually have to try to fail. That being said the campus administrator explained that each program of study was to give a general knowledge in the career field he or she was going into. I did go to that school with a lot of students that didn't put any effort into their education and are reaping the rewards for their effortless ventures. I stayed on top of the elements surrounding my education from this school I researched a career field that offered a good placement after graduation, stayed on top of finaid to get the best education offered for the least amount of money I would have to pay back. and made every effort to utilize the services offered by career services to find the best work I could get to support my family. In a nutshell, if you enroll in any school and don't put forth the effort to stay on top of your education but instead let the school do all the work for you than you'll be rewarded in the same way. During orientation each student was informed that their effort would determine the outcome of their stay at ITT tech. this school and the program directors are worth the money if the student puts forth the effort to achieve his or her education to the fullest.