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Instead of complaining about just the negatives of this school, I will give a review from a person who actually finished a degree at this school. First, the good. I learned a lot from the teachers here, who ALL came from the field in which they were teaching. The teachers do care about the students who put forth effort in their education. It is not difficult school if you read your text, do your homework, and do the extra work in the classes. The large number of people who dropped out of class, as mentioned in other reviews, were people who did not really try. They would skip class, not ask questions, and complain about everything like the one star reviews here. I did not get a job in the specific field I was looking into from this degree, but my education here did lead me into a very well paying job that is taking care of me and my family, so I am very appreciative of the education I received at this school. Now the bad. Yes they are accredited, but they never tell you that if you tried to transfer your credits to another school that 99% of the schools out there won't take them. Granted they are very specific field classes that no other school has, so it should have been a little more obvious. They are expensive. I finished after less than two years with $31K in loans, and that was with a quarter and a half of credits transferred from community college (they at least take other schools credits). I am still paying them off now in 2016. The "career center" was not helpful in the electronics field. The head of that part of the school changed probably three or four times while I was there and the only electronics jobs they ever posted was for soldering circuit boards for $12/hr. Sorry but I would never pay of $31k in loans with that job. For what is out there, in my area, for electronics, they were probably the best I could get. Like I said earlier, I learned a lot, graduated with high honors, and wouldn't change that experience. The staff was helpful in every way, and you can't fault them for doing the best with what they have to work with. I think the system of the school is flawed though because I even heard the teachers complain about how they were scheduled. It must be bad when teachers complain to their students about their working conditions. But what job is truly perfect in every way.
AMAZING COLLEGE!!!!! Was a great college that helped me with my path of being a video game designing. I would absolutely recommend this for future college students. I even got a masters degree for taking this college and exceeding it. I enjoyed my time here. Wish I can go here again!
I currently attend the school and from what I see people do drop out frequently I started with 25 people in class now down to 11. The teaching methods do semi suck because there is a lot of work in this school. As for people saying its a scam I think they are simply the ones who could not handle the workload. This school is basically like life it's all about who you know and if you doing good then I'm pretty sure that they will actually help you. I mean why would they give someone a job who flunked half their classes?
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.
This school is full of crap!!!!!! Do not attend they lie steal, and cause you so many problems! they do not help the students what so ever!. some of the teachers here(NORFOLK VA) are so rude, Don't help the students are inconsiderate ect. I have been attending since 2014 and expect to graduate 2016 this year. I have had so many problems here its beyond frustrating! the career department cannot even help you find a job. The medical program is wack! They cannot even keep it afloat! I can go on and on about this particular campus but I will warn you DO NOT COME HERE YOU WILL WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY!!! WHICH THEY POCKET ANYWAY!
Please whatever you do... do not go to this school. It will not make you more employable. It will ruin your life, seriously. Do yourself a favor and apply to your local community college, degrees there are a quarter of the price. Also for scale a 4 year university is 1/2 the price of itt. Itt-tech doesn't even have degrees. They have pieces of paper with the word degree on it, but that doesn't mean it's a degree. If I put the word potato on a duck, does it make it a potato? The facility does not care about their job or helping their students. The administration specializes in marked up predatory loan. The Army's Ranger school has a higher graduating class percentage than itt-tech's degree programs. They both have one thing in common to make you fail. If you don't believe me: check out John Oliver report on student loan debt. Also look at the lawsuits that are currently (and past) going against them. The only lesson that I learned is from itt-tech is to never trust a company. Stay away from factitious for-profit schools.
My experience was positive. Prepared me very well for a career in factory automation. I have been employed from the day of graduation with great pay. I have enjoyed a great career and my skills seem to be always in demand. I attended the campus in Fort Wayne, IN.
I went to ITT years ago. Although it was expensive I did gain a lot out of it. OUR graduating class started with 100+ students but 15 graduated in my class. I Am currently working in one of the most respected companies in the WIRELESS industry now, over 15 years. Straight out of school ITT placed me in a Military contracting company specializing in Microwave systems. I mention this because, what you get from a school, work or the military is what you put into it. We also had a teacher who was not cutting it, the students took action and requested a new teacher, the school responded and replaced the teacher immediately. I had hard time getting to class and was put on academic probation several times. BUT I managed to get my butt moving and get it together. Yes some companies don't recognize this school, In my opinion your resume, how you carry yourself, back up your skills and handle interviews nails you the job. It's you.
It blows my mind the number of bad reviews for ITT Tech students. I worked hard, worked with career services, and working at Raytheon making an above average salary. Bottom line good students with a good work ethic and are professional from their appearance to how they talk and express their self get hired, get the jobs, get the plumb internships. The students who half a-- it blame everyone else for their circumstances.