I posted earlier about my experience. But after reading some other post I want to completely stress the truth to ITT Technical Institute.
I thought my case was a isolated one and thought my allegations was just out of anger. After reading others I believe something MUST be done to the students who (are/have) attended the school.
I will start from recruiting to ITT. During a senior high school field trip we went to ITT Tech to have a look around. What we saw was good. The building was pretty and so was *SOME* of the interior. (Off the subject.)
After I Graduated I decided to goto ITT since the schools around here was not geared directly towards the IT Field. I contacted the school and next thing I know I was talking to the recruiter with my father. We asked specificaly "How many people get hired in the IT field that they studied for?" and they said 95% of them. I was signing up for programming which was not fully 'setup' yet. They said they would give us those stats when they had a graduating class.
To get into the school you must take a entrance exam. I figured this would be geared towards the IT Field since they said it was a advanced school. It was EXTREMELY BASIC math mostly. Not even high school math. Figuring it was only a entrance exam I didn't think much of it.
The first couple quarters was a joke. Intro to computers,etc. I think anybody attending the school knows what a keyboard is and a mouse. I was already getting upset when the teacher spent most of his time talking about his PERSONAL life then any important IT information.
The books are terrible. I spent most of the class just highlighting the errors in the book that I found myself since the teacher was to ignorant to be teaching a programming class.
Another teacher had no right to be a teacher. He was teaching a english class, and every other word he said was "Ummmmm". It grew old and I tried to keep track of my number.
I felt like this school was not teaching the other students anything near what should be taught to ever get a job in the programming field. Often times the instructor would not even show up to class at all. Since I am paying my own way through school (I was only 19) I dropped out. I could not afford to pay for classes that was not helpful of any sort.
It comes down to I felt like I was lied to, scammed for thousands of dollars and now I am burned out of the IT field from a job perspective. I now work full time at my original job to pay off my school debt so I can have appropriate credit (and no debt) to purchase a house. I also just realised their is reports that ITT is being investigated for "Inside Trading" on the stock market. Im glad about that, but it does not do anything for the students they lied to for years. And it does not give me my time or money back. I think everybody needs to get together and start a class action law suit. I cant sit around any longer and just keep reading people getting screwed from ITT Tech.
Next Weekand im going to drive another hour back up there and demand my records of attendance and loan information. I am willing to be I am still attending although I dropped out over a year ago. I am going to seek legal advice to see if something can be done for restitution. If not, I think this information should be spread all over the internet to keep anybody from being filled up with ITT Lies!