itt technical institute

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  1. bams27 macrumors member

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    is there anyone here that is/have gone to this school? as i am currently studying there taking up computer networking? any advice? is it a good school and good course? i need a course in computer where in the future i will earn a lot and love doing my job. i first took up nursing was in my 3rd year and decided to quit coz i hated it.i dont want to sacrifice my life just for lots of dollars! i want a job that i will have a stable income and enjoy it. thanx :)
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    In English your first language?

    If so, improving your written English skills would be important for any higher paying career.
     
  3. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    I know plenty of people who are in positions to hire those who would come from such a school.

    Everyone has said if they see an ITT degree, they just look no further.

    As in, they dont hire that person and toss his resume.

    Just m2c.
     
  4. yg17 macrumors G5

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    One of my friend's brother does the hiring for a small ISP and has basically said the same. If they see ITT Tech on a resume, it goes in the trash.
     
  5. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    If your school ADVERTISES on TV, run.

    If your school NEEDS ads on TV to function, run.


    Accreditation goes a long way in our society.

    ITT tech, is clown college for IT people.

    sad for those who have an ITT degree, and sobering id think too.
     
  6. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't that the College that advertises on daytime TV?


    If so, do not waste your money, it seems like a "home of the underachievers" type school.
    I would rather go to SPC. :p
     
  7. bams27 thread starter macrumors member

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    really? oh man, i just wasted like 6 months.and if i quit now i have to pay for nothing! so is there any1 who would advice me where to go to school in the field of computers? i live in orange county. please help!
     
  8. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    The problem with "for-profit" schools (not state or community) is the general level of education is very mediocre. course are not set up with broad objectives leaving the student only knowing of one way of doing something and not being able to trouble shoot. I tech course at a University or community college will not only teach you a trade, but also versatility. You will learn about what makes the industry, how everything flow, how to integrate, and so on.


    I would save your money and go to a University or a community college. I myself after getting a crappy degree at an art college am going back to a community college to get my BS in Nanotechnology engineering. (this time work is paying for it:) )
     
  9. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Berkley
     
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  11. nadyne macrumors 6502a

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    What do you want to do with computers? It's a very very broad area.

    I wrote a post to my blog about jobs in computing that aren't standard development jobs. It's probably not a comprehensive list, but it might be a good place to start:
    How to be a software engineer without coding

    Good luck!
     
  12. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    Yea it's a harsh reality, and I'm sorry you had to hear it from people on the forums. I know to many people who have gotten degrees from places like Heald College and ITT and couldn't do a damn thing with it. It sucks, but take it with you.

    Don't quit now, finish it, you've already spent that much money on a diploma. Get it and put it on your resume and bust your ass trying to find a job that is willing to take a chance on you and give you the work experience you need.

    Hell, I fell victim to an automotive technical school. At first no one would take me, they all wanted someone with working experience. So I took the first job I could get, just to get my foot in the door. So I parked cars, drove shuttle and washed cars at Honda.. I was a B*tch… Kept pushing my resume out there and finally got a job working at Toyota as a lube tech.. Most basic of automotive technicians. Then I found a job that allowed me to combine my knowledge with cars and computers into one field. Some people say I got lucky, but I'd like to think of it as a by-product of hard work.

    I think I'm pretty blessed to be making as much as I'm making at 20 years old, but unfortunately the company I work for is moving. Apparently a few million in leasing is to expensive for them, lol.

    So I'm kind of in the same kind of spot as you, I put down a lot of money on a technical school and I now find myself wanting to go to community college for less a lot lot less money then that school had cost me.

    If you can dude I suggest you complete ITT, grab that diploma find a job where you can (part time) and go back to community college. Build a resume, that’s what I'm working at!
     
  13. FrankBlack macrumors 6502

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    ITT Tech? For me, that is a blast from the past. I didn't even know they were still around. Oh I didn't go there, but in the 70's their ads were all over the UHF tv channels, all the time. They even had one with a talking wrench. Back then it was "Learn auto mechanics, and secure your future NOW!"

    I must agree with others here. It's not recommended. I think they've even got into trouble with the state attorney general's office a few times.
     
  14. SMM macrumors 65816

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    Not to disagree with the others, but it does not have to be that dismal. Many times in life you have to reverse your fortunes with new focus and hard work. ITT will usually provide enough core foundation to get you started. But, to compensate, and make yourself competitive with people graduating from better schools, you will need to take the initiative to add to what you are being taught. If you want a career in IT, you should be doing this anyway. This is not a field where you usually pick up a certificate/diploma and are immediately valuable to a company. Here is what you need to do:

    1) Learn your craft
    2) Adopt a professional posture (start with written and verbal communication)
    3) Focus on getting your first significant job
    4) Work twice as hard as anyone else - establish your reputation

    I am interviewing five developer candidates tomorrow. In most cases, I am really interested in what the person brings to the table. I am less concerned with how they got there.
     
  15. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    I'd seriously consider whether bailing out and cutting your losses wouldn't be the smart move. Community colleges are a great bargain, and if you are a hard worker you should have no trouble keeping your CC GPA up nice and high, which would get you into a much better school.

    I managed to get into a pretty nice college that way, and I had a crap GPA when I got out of HS.
     
  16. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    Point 4 of SMM post is true. I started out as a intern for just 3 months and they have kept renewing me for almost 2 years now. I even got a raise and I call myself the "Resident Intern." I am in college so thats why I don't work their full time, but in the summer its a great job.
     
  17. SMM macrumors 65816

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    I do not think it is 'pay as you go'. I believe the tuition is all paid up front. If that is indeed the case, then bailing IS a waste of money.
     
  18. bams27 thread starter macrumors member

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    i am currently working fulltime at a hotel. (graveyard) and i always visit this site to look around for information and ask for help.so i guess i'll just have to continue then..hey thanx for all your help.mac ppl r really friendly..:)
     
  19. OneWhoKnows macrumors newbie

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    No ITT TECH

    I work there and am currently looking for another position - I have been since about the first month I was hired. There are a lot of good people that work for ITT but the company does not really care about the students or the employees - just the money. When a school has the Director of Recruitment on the stage calling out graduate names (at Graduation) something is very wrong in the way the school thinks! And this was not because there was no one else to do it - this was considered normal! This company is all about the numbers! Once a student is enrolled they will do whatever is necessary to keep that student (customer) in that seat.

    There are just too many things to go on about here - any direct questions you have - just ask. There are reasons that the teachers are the way they are...the reps are glorified salesmen...it is WAY too expensive..

    They are accredited but none of those credits will be accepted by any other reputable University so if you can get out now...

    When you are hounded on the phone - get mean - tell them NEVER to call you again!
     
  20. fuzzwud macrumors regular

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    I don't want to pass judgment on ITT Tech. Perhaps for some, they did get jobs afterwards, but I do agree that it may be better to attend a 4 yr university or college. How about a community college like Pasadena Community College? You can go there for 2 years and probably transfer into one of the UC schools if your grades are good. In Orange County, how about UC Irvine? I'm sure there are other good schools too, but I'm not from your area. I've family in SoCal so that's all I know about the schools.
     
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    Including yourself, I think there are over a dozen lube specialists at MR.
     
  22. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    Lol, I don't know if that was meant to be a joke or not. So I'm not sure how to respond to it. :D After about 3 months, I took the test to become an apprentice and passed. But sadly I am no longer an automotive technician (apprentice).

    I lurve my new job pushing papers (figuratively speaking
    ), we develop the database for vehicle estimating software.

    :D
     
  23. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    We hire co-ops from our community college.

    I would not hire anybody whose sole qualification was a commercial tradeschool 6 month diploma. If someone had years of practical experience and went to a trade school to get their MCSE or other certificate, we would consider the experience and the certification together.
     
  24. adown69 macrumors newbie

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    itt school

    I hate that everyone looks down on this school so harshly.

    I hate to say it but anyone that throws someones resume away without even talking to them and gauging their expertise is a prick anyway. I have found that people who must attend night school or online don't have the ability to to go a traditional school because of the time/books.

    Itt allows students a set schedule three days a week and provides all of the books and items necessary for a student to learn. It's not the school's fault the students fail to succeed but it is a school that allows 'everyone' the opportunity to better themselves and get a good understanding of all different sides of the IT industry.

    Who ever hires someone with an associates degree? No one because that degree is basic! As an instructor I like the fact that we have the ability to gain experience on Microsoft Windows, Linux, Databases, Cisco, Exchange, and whatever else is necessary to really choose what one wants to do in life.

    As it is most 'jobs' require certifications anyway, so NO one should put someone down for going to a school that allows people the opportunity to see what career path they would love to choose.

    Anyone who knocks this school is heartless and doesn't see the bigger picture and what they actually DO provide! I graduated ITT-Tech, and Capella, and have all my certifications AND am a Senior Systems administrator of 27! How do you think I feel when some prick throws my resume away JUST because it says ITT?
     
  25. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020

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    I went to Devry, which is about half a notch above ITT. All these schools suck - ITT, Heald, Devry, Phoenix, etc.

    Before the dot com bubble burst, they were a quick source of labor for startups who had a ton of cash and didn't mind paying a guy with a 6 month Associate's degree massive amounts of overtime to test crap. After the bubble burst, those degrees became useless and these schools now have to come up with flavor of the month degrees to bait people into paying tuition (IE Forensic Science, Computer Gaming, Bioinformatics, etc). Also, any bachelor's degree that ends with the words "engineering technology" is BS. It basically means, we couldn't get accredited as an engineering degree so we have to add "technology" at the end for legal reasons.
     

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