ITT Technical Institute Reviews - CLOSED
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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!
Overall the school can be summarized easily by stating that it doesn't provide enough value for your dollar. You are going to be paying roughly double what it would cost to go to a regular college. What they market is that you will be getting hands on, real world, technical knowledge for this inflated price. What you actually receive is no better than what you would get from any other school, in some cases it's actually much worse. The quality of the teachers was abysmal, of course there were a handful of decent ones, but they are rare. Most of your teachers will have a very basic level of understanding of the subjects they teach. They rely heavily on the book and worksheets, adding no real value to most subject. This would normally result in a lot of failures per class, but at ITT the majority of teachers "teach the test" in some cases they even let you grade your own work, including finals. Guess how many people failed when they got to grade their own papers? It sure does help keep grades up to keep those government checks coming in though! The subject matter is laughably behind. The career services department consists of a couple of people doing google searches for you and mass emailing the entire class the same job postings. Even if you had an amazing time, got all the best teachers for every class, it still doesn't make up for the cost. You can and should get your education elsewhere, it will cost you almost literally half, and they are giving out any secrets at ITT that make up the difference.
The degrees are useless without certifications, example: A+, Network +, Security +, CCNA, MCSE, Cloud, just to name a few. They need to offer certifications included with your degree. It’s hard for me to say that I recommend ITT, when I need to take the extra time and money on top of the school loans just to get a certification. But other than that, the school in NOT bad at all.
I started ITT Tech San Bernardino in March 2014. I was forced to withdraw due to financial aid issues. However I chose to go back June 2014 and pursue my career. I'm in the middle of my 4th quarter now holding a 4.0 GPA. My chairs really do know their specific fields as the associate dean was a math major in college and an excellent math professor. My IT chair is just brilliant and makes it her personal mission her students succeed and she helps place them with employers.. all the complaints I see about ITT tech, well to say the least, it is a matter of perception. It was what you do with your education. I do know there are good instructors and terrible ones. I also had this experience in a community college. Expensive as this school may be I am proud to say I attend there. I was recently brought on as a federal work study in academics and I have a lot of support from various professors when ever I need it.
This review pertains mostly to the Visual communications track. ALL of the software is outdated and it is a joke! All of the courses use Adobe CS5 not Adobe CC and the 3-d courses i.e. 3ds max use 2012 versions instead of the updated ones. Industry standards states that you must stay current with the newest technologies to be relavant, however ITT doesn't do that. Everything you learn is old and outdated. All of your design courses rely on PC instead of working in a MAC environment so you don't ever get to learn how to use both systems. IF someone tells you that it only pertains to one ITT campus they are lying! ALL campuses no matter where the location are using the same thing as of 2015. So across the board it sucks. All the computers on the labs are so old its sad. The computers are so outdated its not uncommon to come across errors for updates, video playback, outdated software that you cant update yourself and so on. As much as you would pay to go here your better off going to a university. At least you would have REAL up to date software, REAL instruction, and be surrounded by staff who know what they are doing. Do your self a favor and save your money for a worthy education.
At first, I thought this school was pretty good. Students, like myself, were pretty cool to talk to and the teachers seemed to know what they were doing. At least, that's how it was during the first quarter. The second quarter came around and that's when things got sloppy. The Intro to Networking teacher was pretty much reading off of the slides, that were made in '07, not going into detail about some important aspects of the field selected, and when lab came around, he pretty much did all of the work for the students, not challenging their knowledge. When he spoke to the class, it was pretty much the students that were directly ahead of him he was speaking to. Everyone else had a hard time following what he was saying. The College Mathematics teacher did not know what he was doing. Every time I started to get the hang of his techniques, I was immediately thrown off as the teacher himself screwed up the whole equation, EVERY time. I was surprisingly passed by the teacher, near end of the quarter.. Which was odd to me. Honestly, the question surfaced to mind, that he HAD to pass me or he, himself, would get into trouble. After reading the past comments, turns out that's the truth. The teachers do not seem to have any teaching degrees either. I am only in my 3rd quarter, and am not going any further with ITT-Tech. By June, I will be free from them and going to a community college. I owe 9.5k and will be paying that off for the next couple of years. However, I'm glad I read the past reviews, or I would be in a greater amount of debt of at least 40k. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. They promise hands-on training, show you a high percentage of graduates, and persuade you that they can get you a job. All of those are false. Heed the warnings of your peers.
A little bit about myself I went to ITT Tech in Norfolk VA. when I was station there while enlisted in the Navy. I graduated Dec 2010 obtaining the Associates in Computer Networking Systems and again in June 2013 with the Bachelors in Information Systems Security. Which I'm looking forward to obtaining my Masters in Information Security and Assurance from Western Governors University. Oh yea they do accept credits from ITT Tech if looking to transfer, but unless you live at a location, it will all be online. Other schools do as well, you just have to do a little research on it and not take everyone's word on what they actually do not know. As I read a few statements made about debt. A few of my old high schools had linked up recently. Now we all had taken different educational and career paths. As for me, I went into the Military. My other high school classmates, all have Bachelor degrees and one also has a Masters. These three individuals all went to your regular traditional college, (Universities). I'm possibly the only one that actually works in my filed of study. As we was reminiscing about old times, the discussion lead to the bad heffa Sallie Mae a.k.a Navient, who majority of all students no matter where you go obtains loan(s) from. My conclusion as of now, to sum it all up. No matter where you go. If your not enrolling on a scholarships, grants or what have you. My biggest advise to you is to go ahead and get lubed up. Sallie Mae (Navient), is going to get you the long way no matter what. My debt even though I went to ITT Tech and graduated twice is around $65,000. No my high school buddies and one actually has a Masters degree. Theirs is more than that and went to your traditional college or Universities (University of Tennesee, Western Kentucky University, University of Louisville, and one went to school in Ohio). Just like some people that don't see color. Sallie Mae doesn't accreditation the either For Profit or not, they gonna get theirs.
I have to admit that when I started at ITT I was skeptical based on peoples reviews. However, I attended while I worked and still managed to graduate with honors and the Career Services at the Columbus branch goes above and beyond to help students with their career goals. Again I urge students to do there own research its all in what you make of it and what you put in is what you get out.
Do not go to this school for anything, I was in the nursing program for a year and a half and I worked my ass off to only fail twice in med-surg, I attended in Indiana. I am not a traditional student a bit older, this was a dream come true to finally fulfill my dream. Itt Tech took advantage of so many un expecting students making them think they were accredited. The state stepped in and put all Itt tech nursing programs on probation because the pass rates were poor. please, please investigate your school choice and do not get sucked into something so worthless as I did.
I WAS currently attending ITT-Tech Houston, Tx! Before I start I just wanted to say that this is not the place for everyone. If you want to go for the experience? Go ahead, but be warned! This place isn't what they are cut out for everything they promised. YOU are just a starting number for them to further their paycheck. Every instructor that I had was not qualified to "teach" nor to really had that potential to teach a legitimate class. Believe me, I was extremely happy to be enrolled at first, but after sitting in my first class? I noticed that most of my instructors do not have a teaching profession and some doesn't seem to understand what they are teaching about. It is a great school to get the feel of how college is, but I have to honestly say, it's not the legit feel of a REAL college. IF you are SERIOUS about your education?? Save money or try investing in a better (or real) college that will be able to transfer your credits. I for one learn that the hard way and now I have a huge debt on my head that will take me awhile to pay off. Think really hard before attending this school because after you made up your mind and visited their school? Not only will they "close the deal", but your interest will be visualized differently, just remember that. Some may walk out with a CAREER job and MOST will not. A lot of career jobs they will not accept you if they see you have ITT on your resume due to the knowledge they have about ITT. Please DO take each comment into consideration and do your research. However? If you are truly curious and already have your mind set to enroll to ITT? I'm not stopping you, but please do take consideration and you're already warned by many.