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  • Submitted: Thu, January 20, 2005
  • Updated: Fri, June 16, 2006

  • Reported By:N.Canton Ohio
ITT Technical Institute
14955 W Sprague Rd Strongsville, Ohio U.S.A.

ITT Technical Institute Ripped Off Identity Theft Lied Promoted False Information Ripoff Strongsville Ohio

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Ignorance? What about 25 years of IT experience ?

*Consumer Comment: Ignorance

*Consumer Comment: Not sure this is entirely true....

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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!

Jason
N.Canton, Ohio
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/20/2005 11:23 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/ITT-Technical-Institute/Strongsville-Ohio-44720/ITT-Technical-Institute-Ripped-Off-Identity-Theft-Lied-Promoted-False-Information-Ripoff-S-128350. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Ignorance? What about 25 years of IT experience ?

AUTHOR: Brian - (U.S.A.)

Mark, I'm just wondering in what capacity have you accumulated 25 years of experience in the IT field. In 1981, Microsoft was a tiny company hardly anyone knew and Intel was making microprocessors for industrial controllers. The first PC's were just being introduced. When a person said "computer", they were referring to an IBM 390 mainframe, or perhaps a Commodore 64, and there were no computer ?networks? tp speak of. The internet existed only in university libraries and military installations and was used to transfer research text, 95% of the general public had never even heard the term. The Columbia (the space shuttle) had brand new O-rings and was making its maiden voyage. Mark, were you exaggerating just a little? If so, what else did you post that was more embellishment than truth? There was no such thing as the IT field 25 years ago. If you truly had worked in IT that long, you would know that! ?Information Technology? didn't become a ?field? until the 90's. Oh, and what's your beef with Erin? All she did is write about her experiences at ITT. What's it to you?
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#2 Consumer Comment

Ignorance

AUTHOR: Mark - (U.S.A.)

This is in response to Erin. You are so ignorant of the truth. Even if everything you say is true what's your point? The school is no good. You'll see. Wait until you get a job (if you can)and are asked to perform. What do you intend to do? Go reference your ITT books? You'll screw up so bad, you'll be laughed out on your butt and wind up making at Best Buy or your local Handy Dandy Computerland making a deceint $10 bucks an hour and you'll gratefully send in your $50/month over the next 20 years for ITT providing you with the opportunity to be so succesful. Hell maybe you can even be in thier next commercial and make cookies or bake a cake and tell every "how the future never smelled so good."

I've been in the IT industry for 25 years and trust me when I say that a degree from ITT hurts your chances to get a good job in this business. The only thing worse than a tech who knows nothing is one who knows nothing but thinks he does.

You always can get a job as an ITT instructor, since most of them come from the school anyways. But that requires more schooling , more money, more debt, and then you'll be as bad as and as much of much of a scumbag as the school you so proudly defend.

GOOD LUCK, you're going to need it.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Not sure this is entirely true....

AUTHOR: Erin - (U.S.A.)

I have read many of the comments about ITT Tech, I am currently a student. To say the least most have got me worrying and wondering but this one I know some of the facts are absolutely incorrect.

Firstly, I would like to say if he is speaking of the C++ instructor currently employeed at the school, I have to wonder how my current teacher has never once missed single class, in 2 quarters of him being my instructor he has never missed a class.

Secondly, until this quarter, they have never offered an english classes on campus. They were online competely. As it's not even english the class is composition. I am currently being instructed by a former Akron University instructor, who in no ways says Ummm... every other word.

Secondly I am a bit concerned as this man claims to have posted a previous report, however the only other report for this particular location was done by a man named Frank, from Mansfield, not Jason from N. Canton.

I am going to do my own research into my campus. As I have already invested so much I want to make sure that these allegations are true. However I do believe this one is an incorrect and misrepresented, possibly by a disgruntled former student.
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