WyoTech Reviews

  • 49 Reviews
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  • Annual Tuition: $26,500 - $29,250
41% of 49 students said this degree improved their career prospects
43% of 49 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Daniel
  • Reviewed: 4/1/2022
  • Degree: Diesel Mechanic
"This school is tough, not for everyone. I went to a community college diesel program for a year, served, then WyoTech. This school is different. I rebuilt my ford 460 engine in performance class, ran it on the dyno, and replaced most suspension components. I helped a ton of my fellow students with their projects before I finished WyoTech. Electronics are where most people struggle, especially with the new cars you work on, hybrids and electric cars. Pay attention, finish the paperwork they give you, don’t copy, don’t cheat and you’ll be successful. Best of luck."
Christian
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2022
  • Degree: Automotive Technology
"Here are my thoughts and recommendations for the school. First off, I had a good experience and you should go to wyotech but there were some minor things Id change. First housing, the unit was pretty big but without air conditioning the summer was rough, I had a fan blasting on me but I wish I bought a portable R2D2 AC thing. Also, the bed is stiff, so you need to buy a mattress topper. For the classroom and shop, you get exactly what you put into it. In the shop I’d recommend you have something to work on after your comp book, your car or a friend’s car, there will be down time after your course book is done. For tests, they are hard, you need to study. Getting above a 3.0 GPA here is tough. If you want to work hard and accomplish pretty much anything you want, you can. Most of the instructors are really good, I only had complaints about one. The issue with the one was he was ridiculously power hungry and played favoritism in the class. I reported him to the office with evidence lol I’m not sure if they did anything. I’ve been employed for 3 months now, loving my job so far. I work at a specialized fab shop. I do repairs and fabrication in the field. I took the motorsport welding class. I took welding in high school for 3 years, I did more welding and structural welding here in a month than I did in my whole life. My company also gave me a truck for work. This is an awesome school but I’d recommend, if you can find a place to live off campus, I’d go for it. Have fun!"
Cassie
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2022
  • Degree: Automotive Technology
"I've always wanted to get an automotive degree, inspired by my Dad who runs his own vintage car mechanics shop. While learning from the family is great, I was seeking a degree that could get me a higher paying salary long term. I saw some bad reviews here and decided to tour the campus. On campus I had positive interactions with the students and chose to listen to them. Everyone really seemed to be happy to be there. My mom and I also had a chance to meet the owner of wyotech, he was in the shop. The campus shops are bigger than I expected. Make the right decision for yourself, go to Laramie if you can. I really don’t think there is a better diesel school than this. I plan on working with a gas or mining company after I graduate, they seem to pay the best. While my upbringing started my love for cars, wyotech really gave me hands on experience and skills for real life work."
Travis F
  • Reviewed: 2/28/2022
  • Degree: Automotive Technology
"I graduated from Wyotech in January this year. I refered a friend to the school and he saw some reviews on here and I thought I'd share my time here too. The classes went far beyond what I learned in my high school, automotive classes. I was worried that I would be repeating a lot of information, but the hands-on experience really prepared me to find a job after graduation. Living on-campus is a huge advantage. You are able to get more time in the shop and make lots of friends. This school was well worth it for me, but you have to apply yourself and want to be here. I borrowed the money for school and housing and the company i'm working for is helping make back the payments I borrowed for school. If your considering the industry, wyotech is the best choice and is tons of fun. I recommend taking chassis fabrication if you want to weld."
Tony
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2022
  • Degree: Automotive Technology
"I took Auotmotive, Chassis Fab and Trim & Upholstry. I was at the school for a 12 months because I took one more class than most people. I loved the school and Laramie and got a job at the career fair at Earthroamer trucks. I like the work. I learned so much at this school and they let me do projects and repairs on my truck while I went there. All these bad reviews are probably from people that had missed too many days in class so they had to repeat a subject. If you like cars and trucks, this schools is amazing."
Regretfull Techer
  • Reviewed: 9/14/2021
  • Degree: Automotive Technology
"Financial aid / housing is terrible, the hours for school is 7-4:15 so it’s practically impossible to get a job and there’s no AC. You are only allowed to miss a couple days per month and a half, so when I got covid they treated me like I failed the class, and refused to give me my monthly check that I live off of. Not to mention you are only in the classroom some days, and when you are in the shop there’s very little instruction. If you have no knowledge of this trade and or your low on money, I would highly recommend you avoid Wyotech."
Logan
  • Reviewed: 7/19/2021
  • Degree: Diesel Mechanic
"The instructors don’t care about you, and the administrators just care about money. While attending I was ignored by my teachers when I asked questions about certain procedures. They leave you alone with expensive equipment and make you operate it with no training. Then when it breaks because it was “teckerized”, you have to pay the bill for it. Do not go here because all the certifications you can get here do not do anything in the real world and when working for a different job they are going to send you to a better school when you learn something for free"
BradD
  • Reviewed: 7/16/2021
  • Degree: Diesel Mechanic
"I am recovering from the bad decision that I made to attend this school , They truly told me that I could earn $65k as a diesel mechanic and it turns out ... that is a lie and only after years of experience , I didn’t realize that wyotech on your resume is something people laugh at . I put my mom into $35,000 in debt and I cannot pay the monthly bill , I am dealing with destroying my moms finances and that fact I could have just gotten an internship for free and be debt free and happy , I did enjoy meeting some friends but we are all in the same situation and I suggest you do not fall into this scam. I had no idea what for profit meant , I thought that meant private school , I was very wrong . They preyed on me and my mom who has no formal education to take a loan for me ."
John smith
  • Reviewed: 8/2/2020
  • Degree: Automotive Technology
"Was a great experience and learned new things. However, no job placement (gave a list of shops picked out of magazines but all just threw them away without opening [went by after graduating to check on employment and was told by the owners]), no company would hire me for anything other than apprenticeship (all places did not accept WyoTec's curriculum), massive debt and useless certificate. Went in not knowing much and had great life experiences but one is better off at the local community college. Majority of people from my class of 40+ are not working in the trade and those that are went in with prior experiences and knowledge."
Joe Rooks
  • Reviewed: 10/2/2019
  • Degree: Automotive Technology
"nothing good to say at all. waste of money waste of time. they make it sound great during interview. do not waste your time and money. they tell you want you want to hear. promise this promise that but its not true. I learned more in high school at the career center in Idaho"
Jake
  • Reviewed: 6/6/2019
"WyTech is the place to be. I learned from guys that are truly passionate about the industry and about you as a person. WyoTech becomes your family and it shows by how passionate alumni are about the school. Not only did they give me the skills to go out into the workforce, I had a job before I graduated."
Swarts
  • Reviewed: 12/14/2018
  • Degree: Tractor Trailer/CDL
"Everything I knew before I got there from high school did not graduate because I missed my third day and they kick me out so I have a 30,000 bill for nothing. So I don't think it is worth the money and you could go to a community college for a lot less and get the same result."
James g
  • Reviewed: 8/3/2018
  • Degree: Diesel Mechanic
"I started attending Wyotech in Laramie, Wyoming for a year taking the diesel core program and date program for diesel and decided to stay for Motorsport chassis fabrication. When I first started I had no clue about the diesel industry, nor did I know how to weld properly. After taking these I can say I can properly work on trucks and even build a chassis for a vehicle. The instructors cared about our education and teaching us what they knew and how it would be done in a shop."
Brian
  • Reviewed: 7/7/2018
  • Degree: Automotive Technology
"When I went to Wyotech there was only the Wyoming school. The reviews I've red lead me to believe the expansion of this school was its downfall. I'm not embarrassed to have gone to this school but I choose it over UTI because Wyotec offered the automotive collision Degree. I earned my associate's degree and have been in the industry as an automotive painter for almost 20 years. My instructors were true techs from the field they were teaching and knew their craft and were brutally honest when telling you you will be qualified to sweep floors and be a helper in your field....that said they also gave advice as not to spout off knolage thinking you know it all. They preached hard work and following the teachings of whom ever you worked for after school...they were right. This degree will not make you a tech as soon as you graduate there is way to much to learn and years of skill involved to simply make a living an what is taught. I spent just under 2 years as a helper before becoming a painter on my own and my degree gave me the leverage to make that push. All said and done I stayed in the automotive painting field because I needed to justify taking out the school loans. As I write this I'm a 39yo tech that makes decent money but has the daily aches and pains of a blue collar job I paid to have a career in. I still love what I do every day but if you are at all thinking about this profession know this...it is hard dirty work that will degrade your body over time BUT it is so very rewarding."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/4/2018
  • Degree: Diesel Mechanic
"Do not go to this school. It is a waste of time and money. Went to the Pa school and was not taught anything. Got a chemical burn from another student screwing around and they told me if I went to the hospital I would risk getting kicked out. I went anyway and the doctor told me my eye was badly burned and that I would most likely be blind in that eye. Another time I threatened to be kicked out is when I broke my wrist in a car accident. Got a note saying I could be in shop because of not having a cast and they sent me home on medical leave..... they still haven't aloud me back and is mostly against women attending that school"
Bill
  • Reviewed: 10/7/2017
  • Degree: Automotive Technology
"I attended the Sacramento facility. The place was still very new. They had hired teachers that had just graduated and new nothing but that school. I decided to after attending for 2 months to drop out and get a job working for caterpillar and never looked back. In my opinion looking back this type of school is a wastep of money. Just go to a shop get a job and learn. I started as a 60% apprentice and now work as a field tech for a major crane manufacturer. My point is don't waste your money get a job move arround and you will go from making 50k a year to 145k in just a matter of years like i did."
The Real Truth
  • Reviewed: 9/28/2017
  • Degree: Diesel Mechanic
"Pay Attention!!!! First, for all that write a bad review, its probably because you did not apply yourselves, or got kicked out of the program. For one, the ones that report they couldn't get transcripts, its probably because you owe money to the school! also, for those that say you can get this job from a community college or on the job training, a bigger LIE. WyoTech is the reason I am successful. My friends that had no education, could and will not be hired. Any real job in the industry wants ASE certified. Especially because manufacturers require it! I had the pick f many employer offers because I graduated from Wyotech. So, to all of you reading bad reviews out there, its probably something missing from the story. Remember people, there are 2 sides to every story! I highly recommend this school if you have a desire and passion in the industry, and work hard with the instruction and education from WyoTech, you will be successful!"
Thomas
  • Reviewed: 8/30/2017
  • Degree: Motorcycle Mechanic
"I attended WyoTech Daytona thinking of making a career change. Mistake. Not all of the school is bad, however the teachers come in smelling like a bar frequently, among other ideas such as it shows many of them have no real experience in the industry. Classes are dragged out and you tube covers the time they have nothing to talk about. If you ask questions that are beyond the instructors level they either blow it off or get mad at you. After being out in the industry and thinking back to the education it began to show me they do not cover half of what they should cover. Teachers bring in their own bikes and equipment and get students to fix it so they can sell it to someone or another student. No manager has a clue was is really going on. If you donate your time on saturday you will pass with no problem. Many students can miss a lot of time and they continue on in class where others miss 250 hours and are removed from class. Seems very beneficial to the veterans of the U.S. and not so much for us that hold jobs. I saw some of the best instructors ever get cut from the program while assistants became teachers. Several instructors walked out and moved on. I asked some instructors what they did in the field and they gave me stories. I called one business to see if a teacher worked there and no one heard of him. Office is a bunch of cheerleaders that make you feel good but obviously have no idea about the job they do or what the jobs are really like. They act like counselors more than do their jobs. The school seems to be a money income gimmick that is in limbo. I would not recommend this kind of money for such a low paying job skill. The employees try however the leadership lacks"
Tom
  • Reviewed: 8/17/2017
  • Degree: Automotive Technology
"I've been in the field for nearly 13 years now. I'm a master tech with one brand, ASE master, and certified specialist with 2 other brands. I'm very well paid, and one step below the foreman. I'm in demand and have a secure future. I owe absolutely zero of this to Wyotech. They in no way helped. Employers see Wyotech or UTI on your resume and rightfully assume the worst. These days I'm the one training kids fresh out of school, and they too are in no way prepared. These schools pocket your money and leave you in debt, no more prepared than when you started. Automotive is a great field... But you don't need to pay tens of thousands to private schools to get a career out of it. Intern at a dealer for a couple months for free, or take very affordable community college courses. I know a great tech who didn't bother with school at all."
Andrew
  • Reviewed: 7/30/2017
  • Degree: Automotive Technology
"This was the biggest waste of my time and money. They highly exaggerated they placement rates, after graduation I received no help pursuing my career, and at the end of the day I ended up doing jobs I could have done fresh out of high school without the debt to follow. Huge promises from this school that didn't deliver at all. If I could take it back I would. Automotive field is dying anyway."