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Degree: Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Graduation Year: 2007

Give it a try structurally enclosed to a no outside influence good teaching schooling key secret is the eviorment.Also being of the sameness . In order for student . But also there teachers. My to two sense would still learning maybe I need a communication course now . Plus I enjoyed talking to the young lady for my intake , very strong skilled I was able to even get instructions there thanks 

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Degree: CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Graduation Year: 2013

You will get as much out of this school as you put into it. I worked a full time job and attended school full time in the evenings. I completed my AA and BS consecutively. It's simple, do your do diligence before singing the dotted line. Make the choice that is best going to benefit YOU! There are a lot of things I dislike about ITT, but I will never sit on my butt like most and blame ITT for my un-successful ability to move forward and achieve a career. All of our situations are different, I understand that but we all have a common virtue to succeed. If you haven't figured out what it is, there is no one else to blame but yourself. Good luck!

3 out of 5
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Degree: Computer Networking
Graduation Year: 2002

I graduated from ITT in 2002 with an AAS in Computer Networking Technologies. This allowed me to enter the networking and telecommunications industry. Within 5 years I was a senior consultant with a regional IT consulting firm in the Rocky Mountain region. Now I'm a CIO for a mid size community bank making a very good salary. I'll admit that the courses were not super challenging as I graduated with a 4.0, but the experience and knowledge gained from my instructors was paramount. Each of them worked in the field and were eager to pass on the knowledge they had gained from their experiences. I had children at a young age before the time of online courses, so the university and community college were not an option for me. In my experience, most of the students were there for the degree, not the knowledge being imparted by the faculty. Reading these reviews only enforces the strong feeling I had 15 years ago that most of the people that attend these schools will not be successful. However, if one does embrace the knowledge being imparted and actually learn and understand their field of study, you can be successful with a degree from ITT Technical Institute. The biggest complaint I have is about the expense. My two year degree was close to $50,000, I'm glad it paid off.

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3 out of 5
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Degree: Electronics
Graduation Year: 2007

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.

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Degree: Computer Networking
Graduation Year: 2017

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?

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Degree: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2001

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.

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Degree: Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Graduation Year: 2011

Only positive thing I can say about the school is that the instructors were great. Their degrees are viewed at by most companies as worthless. Good luck getting a job to pay off your 52K loan. Plus most schools do not accept ITT credits if you're looking to get your Bachelors at another school. Thankfully I had a good job with a top company and am still with the today. I cannot use the ITT Associates degree to advance within my own company. Plus I'm not even working in my degree field. ITT was the worst financial decision I have ever made.

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Degree: Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Graduation Year: 2016

I recently enrolled in this college to improve my computer aided drafting skills. It is becoming clear that this is not as good of a school as I had previously thought. The school has some good instructors, however they recruit and accept any student that will knock on their door, and is a contributing factor for the low morale and poor student attendance. The recruiters prey on students that are economically disadvantaged, they are not looking at the person as a whole their concern to build more revenue for ITT tech. Classes are scheduled to begin at 530 and over by 1030 in the evening, I have not been in a class that has gone beyond 930 PM. Do more research and find a school that is smaller in scale.

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Degree: Computer Forensics
Graduation Year: 2016

Ok here is the Pros and Cons of getting and education from I.T.T Technical institute. You are put on a fast track towards your education. I started off in the Associates Program for (NSA) Network Systems Administration and I had some really good instructors who taught us the core of what is needed in the OSI Model and how to trouble shoot layer by layer. We learned the Cisco routing techniques and how to implement the code for routing and setup virtual routers , trouble shoot etc. We learned SQL programming in the associates program as well as basic software programming and development with scripting in C++ and Pearl. Now that I am in the program for Cyber Security for Bachelors I am learning much more doing security exploits thought Virtual labs and the instructor that we have in Houston has his own separate site that we use to strengthen our skill sets. I have been out of school for 17 years when I went back. Right before I graduated student career services found me a job doing help desk at a company near by my home. I worked there 9 months and I was laid off. That is the nature of I.T. Business period. CONS: What they don't tell you about I.T. is you may work on a project 3 to 6 months for the 1st four or five years in this business or even get a 2 year contract tops before you find a permanent position somewhere. Another thing is most I.T. Employers do not want you to have a criminal background so I.T. Tech does not tell you that when asking you what educational program fits your needs best as part of the assessment. In the I.T. field if you have a misdemeanor or felony you are not going to find work unless you start your own company. It can be really difficult. My Advice is to tell people I.T.T Tech is what you make of it, If you are attending the school and you are the first one to break out and go home at 8:00 p.m when the class starts at 6:00 p.m. you are going to miss a whole lot of good things depending on the instructor. If you want to hit it big in the I.T. Field become a developer and you will get a job no matter what. Most people that develop software start on free sites like codeacademy.com and codeavengers.com with no formal training just dedication. If you add that to your I.T.T degree plan you will make around $70k or more a year. Another thing get your classmates phone numbers, this is still a who you know world where having contacts can lead you to a career. For instance two guys in my class are helping me get on at their job as help desk person making 45k a year and I have been out of work for 5 months. One more thing you may have to move in the I.T. Field if a position is tailored to your skill set. The I.T. Field has so many factors to it and variables. The instructors who do I.T. sometimes move across the U.S. to get good positions and teach at night on top of that. You can go to Harvard and go through the motions and still not come out knowing a damn thing to be honest. Education is what you put into it. My last advice is to tell all of you to start out as help desk because that is the 1st real I.T. Position that you will get. If you have clean background then you can volunteer with the F.B.I or C.I.A. and ask them about their mentor program and they will give you a reference that will take you anywhere. Keep in mind you may have to move if you find a good position. If you can't find an I.T. job and you have a Bachelors take a job as a Manager making $50k or somewhere close. A Bachelors is a Bachelors.

3 out of 5
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Graduation Year: 1980

I enrolled on ITT Tech Electronics two year degree but dropped after completing one year. These were my reasons: 1) Tuition Costs too high. 10 times higher than a community College. Not the best value for your money. 2) Curriculum though interesting was not preparing me for what employers needed in the real world. Curriculum was lagging behind 5-10 years from current industry trends. Plus a lot of these jobs moved to China, so you were preparing for a dead end career. 3) Job placement was non-existent and I could make more $$ with an AA degree that I had already earned from a community college. 4) Low income students were suckered into obtaining loans that they would not be able to repay. 5) Degrees from these institutions are not as prestigious as Community Colleges because of Lawsuits brought in by the Federal Government. Honestly, I could not continue attending and wasting my hard earn money even though I liked the school and my instructors. At its core, Job placement and relevancy of curriculum played a role on me leaving the school. For me going back to a four year paid off handsomely at a 10th the cost of ITT's tuition. So you know, I attended Itt School in 1985. If I had to do it all over again, I should have gone and taken an AA degree from a Community College instead and saved considerable dough.

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