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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.
The coursework was easy but scheduling was difficult. Oftentimes you had to push yourself to complete online work that had to get put to the side due to real life matters. The professor interactions were fine, but there was little to no interaction with fellow classmates. I'd say it was nevertheless excellent preparation for my current career.
The coursework for ITT was very good and informative. They covered everything in my career path and the instructors were very helpful and knowledgeable. I had both campus and online classes. The online classes worked out very well. I never had any problems with the site going down.
I did have a teacher that would take a long time to respond to my questions, but most were very good. I made several friends in school there. I find that a lot of the students were around my age and shared the same interests. Overall I feel I learned a lot at ITT but I did have a few problems.
Most importantly the credits DO NOT transfer to most schools. So you if you decide to attend a university you will be starting from scratch. Also their career placement was not very helpful. All the jobs they offered were for less money and most didn't even require a college degree. I was able to get a job based on my degree, but I had to do it my self, searching for jobs and applying for them.
My online course was great. I am disabled physically from attending any school, so studying from my home was a plus. Study books. Interactions with teachers and faculty was also a great help. I am more than prepared for a new career. Learning from online ITT has given me a new start, I highly recommend ITT Online courses.
I had a phenomenal experience earning a degree from ITT Tech Online. Being a full time worker, the availability of flexible scheduling, allowed me to achieve my goals at my pace. I was able to communicate with fellow students and faculty in real time environment utilizing online chat features and virtual classrooms. I would rate ITT Tech as the best in the business. My new degree has provided me with the skill set and the confidence needed to achieve my career goals.
As of March 10, 2008 the quarter started. I became a Junior and ITT tech decided to change their financial aid program. I no longer qualify and need to pay the cash up front, or as my ITT tech financial aid adviser told me \"Drop out and re-enroll in June when the Pell Grant comes in\". Needless to say, I would NOT suggest attending this school online since they do not care about their students. I am transferring all of my B.S. credits into an Associates degree and leaving ITT Tech.
I am still attending. I think the coursework is great, the instructors are so knowledgeable and the other students really enjoy helping each other out. I think it is preparing me well for the new wave of careers on the horizon.