Im here to let people know that the Institute of Technology in Clovis, CA is by far the biggest rip off I have ever been through.
I took the Web and Graphics course and after being there for over a year which actually should have been 6 months, I did not learn one thing I didn't already know. Considering I had only been working with Web and Graphic for less than a year before attending the school.
I will have to say my instructor Denis Lewis was about as dumb as a box of rocks. Good artist but Plain brainless. And his number one focus in class is to try and push everyone to use Mac pc's. And when you turn a assignment in its never good enough and gives what he calls tips that make absolutely no since at all.
He also picks his favs in class and if your not one of them then dont expect any help from him. It took me going to the campus president to get him to actually help me which didn't last long.
He also doesn't keep up on his attendance sheet every day. There were times where he would say a student didnt show up for more than 3 or 4 days in a row and the class would have to argue the fact that the student was there which would end up getting the student in trouble.
When I signed up with the school I was promised an art kit which I got but also had to pay for. And not one time did the class use it, we do all of our work on computers I still to this day which its been over a year haven't touched one item in my kit. Waste of money.
I felt like was in elementary school all over again, No hats, No hoods, No unnecessary piercings, Cant chew gum, Natural hair color only, This is college people almost everyone there is 22 years of age and older, and the funny thing is the one thing they do allow and dont have a problem with is smoking and i cant tell you how many times i have walked out on the number of students smoking weed, but cant chew gum .
They promise you job placement while attending, and not one time did me or any of the students i affiliated with receive a call for any kind of position the whole time there. I lost my job because of that school often receiving threats of being terminated if i failed to show up on some of the mornings i had to work so i got fired. So i wouldn't get terminated from school and then when i would approach the higher people at the school they would call me a liar.
I couldnt tell you how many times i have been called and then hung up on when they call and get mad because i cant do what they ask right at that second. I remember there was one weekend i went to L.A. and came back monday night so i missed monday morning of school and they called to ask where i was and when i told them i was in L.A. they got angry and asked what i was doing in L.A., its none of there business what im doing anywhere.
The school ended up screwing my life up more than helping it and out of a starting class of about 20 students i was finally the last one to drop out, and let me tell you students drop almost every week from that school.
I do want to note that there was one teacher there that i would have to say is the best teacher i have ever had in my life of being in school, her name is Denise Doyle and she is one of the very few teachers that care about there students other than the paycheck they get at the end of the week. She is what every school needs.
There are so many more bad things that go on at that school, and how the students are treated that this would probably be one of the longest reports on this site. So i end with this, do not attend or waste your time and money on Institute of Technology, you will regret every second.