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I am a firm believer in education for many reasons. The foremost in thought is furthering one's abilities by learning from others in an education setting. This being said, as long as the institution follows the guidelines for teaching I believe that the student interaction with instructors is critical. Online, offline, in person, brick and mortar institutions are good, but an avid learner can learn anytime anywhere. This is what I did at school. I was paying for it, so I got the most out of it I could. While the institution no longer exists I credit them for helping me learn as they should. School helped me improve my job prospects. I met some excellent people and ended up deciding to go further with my education, but the key to my success was my attitude to learn and understand everything I could and is why I still am doing so to this day.
I wish they did not close my school. That school helped me, and now I do not have a chance to go and get my Bachelor degree.I really learn a whole lot the instructors. The staff was so friendly. The staff tried their best to make sure all the students had everything to succeed.
I attended ITT in 1995-96 and studied AutoCAD. I had a great experience at ITT and recommended it to many people over the years. The instructors were very knowledgeable and I learned more than I ever expected. My course of study covered all the mathematics, theory, lab work, and a few social and economic courses that were required. The school was accredited at the time I attended, and all of my credits transferred to a 4 year university that I currently attend to obtain my Masters Degree. I have heard people say that ITT credits don't transfer, but that is not correct. When I graduated, I was highly sought after and was offered many top positions in tech companies as a designer. It has served me well over the years and I owe it to ITT Tech. I understand that an education can only get you so far, but ITT gave me a great foundation to grow from. From reading some reviews, it sounds like some graduates expected to walk right into a job paying 60k a year. That can happen, but it's not a realistic expectation. Every individual is different, and they must continue to pound the pavement until they find a job. Just because you graduate from college doesn't mean you are guaranteed a great job right away. I have many friends who also attended ITT and they are all doing very well. Granted, they aren't all working in their field of study, but ITT gave them a platform in which to get their foot in the door somewhere.
The Electronic Engineering program at this school is a very well-developed program. The countless classes offered provide students with fantastic opportunities to pursue the things they love regarding developing Electronic projects. Instructors at ITT Technical Institute of Seattle are all concerned for the well-being and success of each student and are all willing to work with students in order to help them reach their full potential. Projects I developed while I was a student in ITT Technical Institute are: 1_ Wireless Home Control System. 2_ I2C communication Master and Slave PCBA Control. 3_ Robot Arm Control using C++ programing. 4_ PCBA design I got a lot out of this school. Lets me out it this way If you want to get to what you want listen to the instructors and do all the homeworks even if the instructor skip it. I love this school.
I received my AS in Networking System Administrator from ITT Tech in 2016 and went straight into the BS for Information System CyberSecurity. I had my concerns when I first started because of all the mixed reviews and lots of negative ones as well but I knew I needed to take a chance and find out for myself if this school was for me. I agree that things don't always work at ITT and the material is more on the out dated side then up to date but dealing with technology and how fast it changes not school can keep update to date. I have encountered the majority of my professors caring about teaching and wanting to help, this I know is not the same in every location and you can encounter bad schools or bad professors anywhere you go. My ITT Tech stayed on top of finding jobs for students but the problem is the student has to respond and be ready for an interview and ready to jump into a career not a job. I found that most of the time students not getting jobs fell on them and not the school. I received a job opening about 6 months after attending ITT Tech and responded right away. I was put in connect with the hiring manager and setup an interview. This job was a paid internship with the government in the IT field. I got the job and after a year was hired on full time with great pay. I love my job and I know that I would not have found this job at that time on my own. I understand the school may not be the greatest but it help me out in a major way and provided a career with great pay and endless opportunities. Not everything will always work out the same for everyone and you the individual needs to be ready for what you are seeking out in life and willing to put the time and effort in to get it.
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.
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.
Read this carefully everyone! I am a graduate from ITT Tech. I've obtained an associates degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. Right before I graduated, I've gotten several job offers, ranging from $60k-$80k. Companies even paid for my flight tickets, per-diem, and lodging. I'm currently working with a company as an industrial Electrical Technician. I've only been here for 11 months and I've made $120k for the year. While attending ITT TECH, I've came across blogs just like this, where individuals would get on and slander the school. Not once did I let these comments about the school get to me. I stuck in there, did what I had to do, and earned my degree. I know several of my class mates from the same campus who are also successfully employed. Just remember this one thing, ANY DEGREE IS BETTER THAN NO DEGREE
I went to ITT and got my Associates and my Bachelors, the tuition is high but worth it. I am a Cheif Technology Officer of a WEB base company and I also design VOIP and computer networks for another company. One thing that I learned through out life if you want to succeed you have to put in work. A lot of my classmates said they didn't learn anything at ITT, but they didn't study either. I studied and built my on small network at home and practiced on it all the time. Teachers are not going to grab you by the hand and show you everything, you got to want to learn and strive to be the best at what ever you do. My teachers saw I was thirsty for knowledge, and they all worked with me and they all help me get my career off the ground. I now also serve on the Program advisory committee board at ITT. ITT education is basic, it is up to the individual to advance their knowledge.