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I am currently enrolled in the CEET program, and so far i have somewhat mixed reviews. I agree with what others have posted as far as being forced into taking more or less useless classes, as well as having some completely incompetent teachers. My first semester at this school, i had Problem Solving. . Now, I tend to be very good at math, as well as a quick learner, so I didnt have as much of an issue in this class as everyone else that shared this class with me. My teacher did not know the subject well enough to even understand the course material, much less teach it to the rest of the class. I found myself more or less stepping in to teach my classmates how to solve problems rather than them asking our instructor. I also must comment on the lack of response to the students surveys. Every student in my class complained to the dean about the teacher, and all of us wrote responses about the teachers on our surveys which convey quite cleary her incompetence. Somehow though, the school saw fit to use her as a sub in our DC Electronics class the following semester (she admitted freely she hasn't the slightest clue about anything pertaining to electronics). We ended up sitting around in class until the chair for our program had the time to visit our class and explain what it was we needed to be doing. I find this unacceptable for the amount of money we have invested into our education.
I do have to say as well, though, that not all classes have been a negative experience thus far. My first semester personal computers class was taught by a fantastic teacher. Though i did notice that one individual was absent almost the entire time (once every 3 weeks to avoid being dropped) and never did the labs, yet "somehow" managed to still pass the class.
Basically, i could go on a much longer rant about the experiences i have had with ITT, but im sure you all are tired of reading this (assuming anyone has read this far? lol)
I scheduled the appointment 3 days out after requesting information online. I was called 4 more times, emailed 3 times, and sent a reminder card for the appointment. It was almost enough for me to cancel. I went to the appointment as scheduled and was very unimpressed with the "recruiter". He was unkempt and answered his own questions rather than mine.
I am a former military recruiter and have been through the same sales program as they use. He was more interested in telling /pushing me into a program he thought I should persue (Program Management)rather than what my interest was (Network Security) I also explained that I had about 2 hours to spend there, I walked out at the 3rd hour. I am writing this to warn some young man or woman that their recruiting tactics are shady to say the very least. They will keep you there as long as it takes to wear you down to committing. They will introduce you to people, take you on a tour, have you take a "placement" test. These are all covers to keep you there. Dont fall for it! They had the guts to even want me to come back to complete my application and finacial aid package. The cost for an associates was going to cost over $44,000, double that for your bachelors' and those of you eligible for the Post 9-11 GI Bill (like me) have just spent all your money on a useless degree. They were also very interested in me applying for a PEL Grant even though throughout the whole interview the recuiter was very clear that my GI Bill would cover everything, and I would have to spend no money out of pocket. So in my opinion this school is more interested in your money than your education. I can spend my money elsewhere and get a better quality education.
Well, Lets see. I am in my second quarter at ITT Tech. The first quarter was a breeze! I had a class that taught me how to be taught....if that makes any sense. I came to ITT because i saw a commercial for construction managment on TV. It was suggested that since the campus that was closest to me did not offer the program, that i take CADD then i would be able to take the remainding classes online for 1 year to finish my construction managment degree. That was a sham. I found out on my own that my first quarter classes didnt help me work towards my construction managment degree at all. I was had!!! Hook, Line and Sinker! I am extremly angry.
At this very moment i am refraining from runing into the Deans office and dragging him outside. I feel like my enrollment representitve was just a sales person. Two quarters cost me something like 9 grand. Not to mention that the technology at the school sucks. The computers are slow, i thought that this was a tech school!!!??? Whatever you do, go to school at a conventional University!!! Do not go to ITT Tech.
I wasted half my GI Bill on this school.
Due to my having to transfer stations I was not able to complete my degree. But having heard others stories about this school I am happy I didn't waste more money.
Yes the commercials are convincing. Yes the people working there are convincing. Yes, you need to keep your head in check when you go there.
I am so beyond pissed that I fell for ITT Tech. The teachers, for the most part, were awesome though and always willing to help out.
This was a complete waste of money. One of my 'teachers' had us play jeopody for every single class period. The class was an introduction to personal computers and we never once used the computers.
The teachers are inexperienced and the dean and the director were not much help either. In so many words the dean told me that my grade was more important than acutally learning anything. Because I learned nothing in that class.
COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY!
I went to school at ITT in San Bernardino, CA. This place is amazing all I had to do was show up to received an A. Seriously, if u have the money and show up to class once every three weeks in order to prevent being dropped, you too can earn a bulls*** degree just like me!
Trust me, go to a traditional school and learn something. Don't waste you time, and most of all MONEY! You are going to feel like a jack*** after some employer hires you, then has to fire u cause u don't know s***.
If u do decide to make a stupid decision, like attend ITT watch finance's every move and have them explain everything very well. They screwed up my monthly payment plan which was supposed to pay everything off by graduation. By the time I was ready to graduate I had a balance of 6G's because they jacked up some paperwork. All they want to do is get u in and out as fast as possible.
Don't even get me started on the faculty. These bums insult the school to the students face. I quote one of my teachers saying "this isn't a real school." Hell one of my teachers was supposed to be teaching us how to build a portfolio, but instead taught us some crazy psychotherapy course she learned. We were learning about our feelings when we should have been building a damn resume.
Needless to say I'm starting from scratch at traditional school. Learn from my mistake, not your own! But, to each-his-own. Oh and the Veterans affairs rep wasn't a Vet and didn't know anything. I had to seek council from a local community college rep.
Good luck in whatever you choose.
They were very flexible with both my financial situation and my life goals. The paperwork process was extremely easy since the staff was ready and willing to answer any questions that I had. I graduated with a degree in IT (Information Technology) and I do not regret one single minute. I did have to make some sacrifices along the way, but it was a small price to pay for the money I am able to make now! I had one professor in particular who opened up a whole new perspective of life for me. I was fortunate enough to have this individual multiple times throughout my two years attending ITT. I had a few prof's that just did not want to be teaching and made some classes absolutely unbearable! Overall, I enjoyed ITT and would recommend all who are looking to further their education try it out.
The experience is pretty good so far. I had been attending the school campus and took a few online classes sprinkled in. Once getting an associate's degree, the bachelor's program is all online. I enjoy having the time to do my work and my lessons when I want instead of having a set time every week. I enjoy that the instructor is always available to email and often times will provide their private telephone number and be available on instant messenger for certain "office hours" each week. I would change the fact that we don't have a weekly "class". I miss interacting with others in the class but I would rather do the work in my own time.
I really enjoyed ITT tech because they had alot of hands on experiences, just as my experienes at Sanford Brown were. I decided that I wanted to get into a different program and graduated with an associate's degree in 2007. I am now currently enrolled in the online bachelor's degree program and find it to be a great experience. It has prepared me for my future because not only did it teach me essentials, but it prepared me for the real world with learning how to put together a professional portfolio.
The online learning experience differed from class to class. I would suggest that anyone desiring to go in this direction make sure they have general knowledge of computers before starting. There are academic and technical assistance to help if you do have a problem.
In some of my classes there was a lot of interaction between the professor and the students. In most classes you have class discussions that you must post in. You are usually also required to respond to other classmates. I even had a couple of classes where I had to work with other students through discussion posts to complete assignments. This made the classes feel like actual classroom classes. There were a couple of classes where there was no interaction at all.
Some of the classes are 11 weeks and others 6 weeks. I loved the short classes. It made it easier to stick to it knowing that I didn't ever have long left. Each week you get one week to do a lesson presentation online, readings (from actual textbooks), and turn in your assignments such as discussions, labs, or writing assignments.
Most of the teachers are some what lenient if you get behind. The six week classes will require more work each week. I would have any where from one assignment to eight assignments due each week. Textbooks and software (not hardware) are provided as part of the tuition. It was hard at times to not have some one right there to ask questions. But most of the teachers did get back with me fairly quick. I could always send messages to other students if I needed help too.
I learned very quickly not to wait until last minute to work on assignments. Some of the textbooks were amazing. My programming book was made for anybody from a person new to computers to an expert to use. There were also some workbooks that didn't make any sense to me. Luckily, towards the end of the class I was able to submit a student survey with any complaints.