WyoTech Reviews - Automotive Technology

1.72 out of 5 stars
(12 Reviews)
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  • Annual Tuition: $26,500 - $29,250
18% of 12 students said this degree improved their career prospects
17% of 12 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Joe Rooks - 10/2/2019
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2018
"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"
3.7 out of 5 stars
Brian - 7/7/2018
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2000
"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."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Bill - 10/7/2017
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2005
"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."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Tom - 8/17/2017
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2005
"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."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Andrew - 7/30/2017
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2008
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Brian - 5/15/2017
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2010
"DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL. ALL THEY DO IS MAKE PROMISES TO HELP YOU FINDĀ A JOB BY THE TIME YOU GRADUATE. YOU HAVE A BETTER CHANCE GOING TO YOUR LOCAL BODY SHOP AND GETTING A JOB AS A HELPER. THE ONLY THING WYOTECH DID FOR ME IS TAKE 9 MONTH FROM MY LIFE AND 30K IN DEBT. PLEASE SAVE YOUR MONEY, BE SMART AND STAY AWAY. ITS BEEN SEVEN YEARS SINCE I GRADUATED AND THEY DIDN'T HELP WITH ANYTHING. AND THE SNAP-ON DISCOUNT IS ANOTHER LIE TOO."
1.0 out of 5 stars
A - 1/14/2017
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2013
"I was so excited when I started at Wyotech. I did not stay excited long. I had instructors just give answers to the test because they did not want to teach it. Instead of helping when I needed it they stood around making bets on the next time I mess up. The job out come was a lie my resume gets laughed at for having Wyotech on it. I have been working in the medical field just to make ends meet for the horrible loans that I can not even get transcripts for. read your loan contract well they will get you there. I really don't recommend this school anything is better. Every job fair while I was there I had put I Applications and had at least 2 interviews and in all my classes I tried hard was class and shop leader studied. I have a family to support and can not hardly do that because of the loans. I just hope if anyone thinking of this school really looks in to it and ask questions to many people have been royally screwed by this school."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Hunter Lee - 8/14/2016
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2016
"I went to Wyotech in Laramie and it completely ruined my entire outlook on wanting to be a mechanic. The teachers are great people and great friends. Great teachers they aren't. The school is a joke. Please do not make the same mistake I did. The administration makes it their goal to make you as uncomfortable as possible. You are forced into shaving no matter what your medical condition is. Please don't consider Wyotech unless you want to be depressed and miserable for a minimum of 9 months."
2.4 out of 5 stars
63ImpalaSS - 4/27/2016
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2004
"I graduated top of my class, and for the 30k I paid for my education, it was not worth my salary. I have always worked in automotive, but needed that paper saying I was educated, but my salary did not change. I was getting $10-12 an hour offer.... can you imagine working and supporting a fame with 12 an hour.... I left this occupation and work in sales where I make more money. To me this school is about making money, I regret attending school with wyotech and look forward to getting more in debt and attending a higher education."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Tanner - 3/14/2016
Degree: Automotive Technology
Graduation Year: 2012
"If you apply yourself and try the school will teach you the basics. The elective classes on the other hand will teach you a lot. Mine was chassis fabrication and I make good money on the side welding. Just 2 months into my job I was promoted to lead tech because of the skills I learned at Wyotech. as far as cost goes it really is to much money my loans total $50,000 and when signing up I was informed it would only be 29,000. The core class not enough information electives are really hard but in the end they are an amazing learning experience."
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