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I was enrolled in the CNS program and did complete my degree. Only because I was over half way through before I realized just how bad this place sucked and figured I'd at least get the paper that says AAS on it. Your ITT Tech degree is fairly worthless except to get you past the HR filter. Its not respected like a real 4 year nationally accredited university.
The teachers for the most part sucked at my school in Murray, UT. There were a few really good ones, but most sucked and there was a high turn over rate among them straight up to the President of the campus which changed 3 times in the 2 years I went there. In one class "Network Management" we literally just sat there and did nothing. The teacher just gave us the answers to the test. I didn't learn anything, not even basic SNMP.
If you want to get out of school being anywhere from 33,000 to 66,000 plus in debt without the skills to show for it then ITT is a great place for you. Luckily I'm a self leaner, switched fields to Software Development (completely self-taught) and am making a reasonably wage and going to the local community college for Computer Science working my way up to a real University.
Unfortunately I am doing freelance development on the side just to pay off my ITT debt and will probably be doing this for the next 10 years.
ITT sucks, please don't make the same mistake I did. Just go to a community college. You'll save money and respect!
I am 41 years old, I am still in the military, and I have been out of school for 23 years.
ITT-Tech has been great to me. I am about to start my third quarter and student services has been awesome, right now they are helping me find a job.
I am an IT in the U.S. Navy and I am taking CNS. My instructors are very knowledgable about what they are teaching me, I am very impressed so far. I would recommend to anyone to attend ITT-Tech.
I have been taught this, what you put into something is what you are going to get out of it. In my opinion the people who are complaining about not liking this school are probably not trying hard enough in their classes. Sure the degree is pricey, but the degree will get you a foot in the door wherever you apply and it is up to you where your degree takes you.
Associates in CEET 2005
Comparing to every other IT school or courses, ITT Tech does not compare.
GOOD: Ill update this once I think of something.
BAD: Overpriced and tuition is going up. Teachers are uneducated and have no concept of putting the theories into perspective. Lectures are strait from the book, no personality of teachers and their teaching methods. The labs are boring as hell. No serious projects that could have actually been fun.
Books suck because they pretty much use one author who constantly has errors in every book, it was getting old to have a student raise his hand and notify the teacher that there is an error in the book.
Classrooms are depressing, no character to the school. Havent seen so many geeks in one place and so few hot chicks. Online classes were horribly uneducational.
Basically im just upset that these guys charge what they charge for such horrible less than community college education. The place just has a smell of car dealerships - smooth talking salesman make it sound like the Geo is a better deal than the Mustang with a higher price tag, and when you get the overpriced geo you find out it has a salvage title and you cant trade it in for an upgrade because nobody wants it.
The school is not respected in the northern Virginia/D.C. workforce. The teachers are forced to follow a fast paced doctrine from a corporate entity without the freedom to actively engage the student in creative ways to stimulate or encourage the student.
Some of the instructors speak poor English and therefore cannot properly communicate the theory portion of the class. With the exception of the math classes, the instructors are literally reading from a script provided by the ITT corporate entity. The instructors are themselves poorly educated with the exception of the department heads. The instructors freely admit that they do not get paid very well coupled with the fact that their “teaching gig” is their second job, and as a result, at least in my opinion is why they do not care if you pass or fail.
The register did not even transfer any of my military training and career experience over into credit hours. You know, like a real college would for soldiers. I am sucked into the ITT hole and have to complete the associates program. I will not re-up for the bachelor’s degree program. Fortunately the VA is paying for it. But unfortunately my associate’s degree will amount to squat and will not be accepted by a real educational institution to pursue my next level of education.
At the risk of losing what I have earned so far I feel I may have to file a complaint with the VA and IG. There is a definite lack of commitment to the students here. By the way, I am the professional who happens to work in the industry for which I am earning a degree in and I am committed to learning and I finish my (lack of better term) homework and pass my tests.
I am about to begin my 4th quarter at ITT Tech in Nashville. It is wonderful so far, all of the instructers I have had are professionals in the fields they are teaching. Im not going to lie, yes, practically EVERYONE has a 4.0, but i do not feel that my campus is focusing specifically on GPA. I have spoken with recent graduates, and they were satisfied with the outcome. ITT is seemingly VERY focused on helping you build a portfolio (for my program, Visual Communication) and making that resume look as good as possible.
every computer in every lab is equipped with the entire adobe suite, 3DS Max, autocad, Maya, Dark GDK, Raptor, and a ton of additional software for drafting and design. by paying tuition at ITT, you are gaining access to an online library with open access to thousands and thousands of books, custom, one-on-one tutoring with professional people, and access to over $20,000 worth of software, accessable in any lab, any day of the week.
The financial aid is a little messed up, but at ITT, you get back what you put in. I have worked my head off here, and I am beginning to have a portfolio to show it. I have a firm faith that when everything boils down to that interview, my resume and portfolio will do all the talking.
ITT has taught me to maintain a professional demeanor at all times, it has taught me to speak publicall, and to work in a team. On top of that, I have already learned entry-level 3D modeling, Animating, and video production skills. Im not sure about other campuses nationwide, but the one in music city, Tennessee rocks out!
The teacher at the Jacksonville school is a joke. One of my teachers was so bad, that she had to sit in on a another class, just to learn to be a better teacher. They give you the round around, the cost to go there for a two year degree is crazy. I hope that they go under real soon. Run the other way from itt-tech.
I did a 3 month semester ($6384.56), in CEET. The computer training was the History of computers, (like that is what I need to learn and pay for!) the other 2 classes were learning Word and Excel programing, I didn't get much out of this class but a good book. And my math class, A good teacher, but I passed with an A, and I did not know what I was doing, I-TT telling me I don't need a refresher course first, when I clearly did, being out of school 25 years. So I went to another school for math and I am confident they dont pass you just for your money. P.S. my student loan $4903.49 and out of pocket $1481.07 They expect now 6 months after out of there school so $6384.56 for NOTHING.
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When it first started they gave me a cheesy math class with half writeing, and I learned very little as they would just keep moveing on with stuff. Throw in some little english paragraph class, and a basic intro to pc that was very uninformative.
They will make the class so easy in the begining that you get a high grade. The Math instructor gave out all the answers for the class, and I got an A without knowing anything.
The next one the teacher would just goof off and joke around, and skip material and basically gave the impression that it was not important. Then I get to the actual IT class and the teacher does a hour of talking then throws you in the lab. The thing I see is like this. They just give you some work to do on there computers, and dont even show you anything.
This is the way it works teacher talks, then the other 2 1/2 hours the rest is up to you,, Yhea they will help you, but for maybee 1 minit then move on. I hated it, its not what I thought it was.
I feel like its a rip off. If you know alot about computers, and can learn more,,, do the school. If you dont know anything,,, I wouldent recomend it to anyone but experienced computer workers. At this time, I am about to quit, probobly. I havent learned anything I couldent have found on the internet, or reading a Dummy's Book.
I am a 2003 grad of ITT Tech with a degree in CEET. In the 7 years since I have graduated I have had a successful career. Not because of ITT but my personal drive. If you are complaining because of your lack of success your maliace is misdirected.
Even with that said I do not recommend ITT because there are community and a state colleges that are cheaper and better respected.
ITT is Nationally accredited, meaning that there is a standard requirements in their curriculum.
So in short ITT grads are as capable as anyone else, but if you are considering to go there the cost is not worth the money. I truly hope this helps!
I have really enjoyed ITT, it is very friendly and you feel like the staff and faculty is really invested in your success. These people who sit on here and complain are the ones who will never succeed anyway, they are spending all their time on the internet complaining.
ITT has tens of thousands of graduates who are out working in their field. And its not true the the federal government doesn't hire ITT grads. The CIA and FBI have active connections with ITT's career services. So do real research and stop reading these blogs. People who are successful and hard-working don't have time to post complaints online.
Go out and talk to area employers about what they would think of ITT degrees. Remember, a degree is really just a tool to get in the door of a company, your career advancement is almost never based on your degree, but rather on your competence and hard work.