Recent Alumnus 2013-09-23T18:24:09Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
These guys will get you every penny they can from scholarships to grants to loans to VA funding and everything. You paying the tuition is in their interest as it affects their bottom line so they will search high and low to get you the necessary funding.
They are also EXTREMELY generous on the credit (aka a loan directly from the school) they give you for things not covered above. They have no problem waiting till you find a job to start paying, they don't charge you interest for the credit they give and they break it up into small manageable payments. They really do give you every chance possible to succeed.
However, there is a downside, and a fairly large one. The school is expensive. $45k for A.S. and another $45k for B.S. so you're looking at a $90k+ investment.
Flexibility isn't a reason to come here. You have a pre-planned path to take and you don't generally deviate from it unless you're changing programs to another rigid path.
Credits don't transfer. That being said, it doesn't mean you don't learn anything here. You learn a lot, but coming here is a commitment. Either come here for the A.S. knowing and okay with the fact that credits don't transfer or stay for the B.S. Otherwise, go to another school.
There is one good bit of flexibility. Going from one ITT Tech to another at ANY time is extremely easy. If you're out of town you can even arrange to participate in a different nearby ITT Tech class so you don't miss out. As alumni you have access to all campuses and resources on each campus.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-23T18:09:56Z
They are very polarized with their choice of faculty. Either you get a top notch instructor or you get a really really really bad one. Out of the 45 classes I took 6 classes didn't have a good instructor.
1 of the instructors vastly improved after his first quarter teaching.
1 of the instructors started out great but gradually got worse as time progressed.
The other 4 came in horrid and either quit or got fired. Either way they were only there for 1 or 2 quarters at most. The Dean and Chairs do listen to student feedback.
The remaining 39 classes had awesome instructors who took the extra time to answer questions for both those struggling, and for people like me that excelled and wanted to get ahead. They all knew what they were doing and what they were talking about.
The classes were fun for the most part. Research Methods ended up being a boring social research class. Ethics was boring but the instructor made it about as fun as it could be, and Environmental Issues was also an extremely boring subject but at least the instructor kept it interesting. The rest of the classes were very relevant to our field in Electronics.
You get out what you put in. It's a pretty easy degree to get as long as you show up, do the work, and put some effort in. Classes are ridiculously easy to pass, yet people still somehow manage to fail. My class started out with around 32 people and finished with 4. Out of 30+ people that graduated at the school, I can honestly say that only 1 of them graduated when they shouldn't have. People that shouldn't graduate usually drop out before graduation and the people that don't drop out don't seem interested in the B.S. program. Like I said, it's ridiculously easy degree to get. Most people just want to get the degree and put no work in so they end up failing just due to lack of effort. If you do all the work you'll learn a ton. If you do all the work, hurry up and finish the labs, and instead of leaving as soon as you're done, actually take the time to go tinker around with the labs changing things around to see what happens, or make something from a diagram in the book, or do ANYTHING to maximize your time with the instructor learning about Electronics, you can excel here easily.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-23T17:52:13Z
I'll keep it simple. The Virtual Library is horrid. You're better off going to a real library. It's completely unorganized and not user friendly. You'd have to take a class to learn how to use it AND get lucky that the book you're looking for is actually in there.
Financial Aid is great. They will work with you.
Tutoring is great.
Labs are good although the LRC gets crowded with people writing papers at the end of the quarter. It usually isn't a problem if you want to use one of the other 2 computer labs, even if there is a class in it as long as you are quiet and respectful.
The Chair and Dean are both awesome instructors and awesome faculty.
All but 4 of the books are crap. AC, DC, Digital, and C++ were the only good ones.
The tools you get are cheap and sold to you way overpriced, but still extremely useful and good to train with. Getting replacement parts for non-working or broken stuff was rarely a problem and was usually given for free.
For electronics students, you can take A+ and ETA training and Certification tests here.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-23T17:40:27Z
There are 2 types of students at ITT Tech:
-Students that try to come here for the easy degree but don't want to put in the necessary work and simply expect everything to be handed to them.... Theses students usually end up dropping out.
-Students that actually care about learning the material. These students are usually the ones that graduate and the ones that actually end up getting decent jobs.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-23T17:36:28Z
I never personally took an online course, however everyone that I know in the school that has taken one advised me not to unless it really wasn't an option. You do far more work and the instructors are not as friendly as they are on campus.
However, this is not my experience; only what I've heard.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-23T17:34:28Z
This grade is based off of the current Career Services and off the team before the current Career Services. All Career Services prior to these 2 teams would normally get an A+.
9 months and a total of 3 interviews and only 1 of which were actually related to my degree. The current career services is complete crap. They have a "can't do" attitude, they don't want to take the time to properly learn and do their job, and I'm actually moving out of state in 2 days to go to another ITT Tech's career services department in Atlanta. We had a job fair about a month ago and we had Target, Lowes, Wal-Mart, a couple of temp agencies, and some other non-electronic related employers come. I wish I hadn't wasted my time. They have LOTS of room for improvement and if I were the Director, they would have been gone after a month.
College Sophomore 2013-08-20T06:52:16Z
im just starting out there so I really not sure. I only know what they tell me.
College Sophomore 2013-08-20T06:48:09Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
i feel as though all the money im spending my education is well worth if and the aid im receiving im so much grateful for it. and I do believe in the near future I would be able to pay back all the student loans I took out. But im hoping to quality for a few scholarships to help me along the way. School is really expensive and you really don't understand all of that until you've already signed up, just to learn you have to take out a loan or two.
College Senior 2012-05-30T02:24:24Z
Comp II – This class was a little slow, but the teacher was terrific and it was an easy A as long as all homework was turned in and I showed up every week.
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