Report: #201673

Complaint Review: ITT Technical Institute

  • Submitted: Tue, July 18, 2006
  • Updated: Sun, August 28, 2011
  • Reported By: Royal Oak Michigan
  • ITT Technical Institute
    Troy, Michigan

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I attended ITT Tech, also known as, It Takes Time (ITT), to find a job trade school. I always thought I wasn't college material but decided to check out ITT. I was also given the sales pitch of high placement in high paying jobs.

Most of the instructors sat during class and let class teach itself. I took the math classes and even though I received a D in one I seemed to slide through with A's, B's and C's in most classes. I have never been good at math and should have failed them. I still wonder why I graduated with honors? How many other people graduated with honors?

During the years between 2001- 2003 of attending ITT, I remember seeing the commercials advertising ITT Tech. They never said anything about credits not transferring to other schools. Now their commercials advertise that there is limited transferability of credits. After graduation I went on to a technical university that would not accept any of my credits from ITT. Universities do not recognize ITT Techs credits and most people are have and will find out the hard way.

It is a waste of $30 some thousand dollars to pursue a job or to further your education after ITT Tech. ITT Tech sends you job notices after graduation but most of the jobs they send require a Bacholars Degree, when most people only receive an Associate.

All of the loans to attend ITT Tech go through Sallie Mae who I am also having trouble with and have made a separate report against. I am now disabled and unable to pay back the loans from ITT Tech.

Everyone should think twice about attending ITT Tech. I would not recommend ITT Tech to my worst enemy.

Royal Oak, Michigan

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#1 General Comment

ITT is not a bad school.

AUTHOR: Kenneth Smart - (United States of America)

I have read several reports on how ITT Technical Institute is a bad school and rip-off.  I want to express my experience there and share to people that this school is not as bad as everyone on here says it is.  I do not recommend this school to people looking for a college experience.  This is a TECHNICAL  school first of all.  I only have 3 more quarters left, and I have seen how a lot of these kids go through this course looking for a great experience.  A lot of these kids going to school either do not pay attention in class or just make it through just passing tests and doing their homework, and Labs.  Then when they graduate I will assume that they will be the ones complaining that they spent all this money for nothing.  If these students actually dedicated some time to learn it and take in what the instructors teach, then I am positive they will get a rewarding experience out of this school.

I can't comment on another students grasp of the information or what they get out of the school, however, I can comment on myself.  I came into school with somewhat a grasp of computer technology, but so far I have learned a great deal.  I recommend to people that want a education to go to ITT.  They have to realize that its a technical school as I previously commented.  Every technical field out there cannot all be taught in class.  Technology is growing and ITT does do its best to keep up with technology.  There could be better equipment or better labs, however,  in the real world you will face several aspects of the technology even older to even newer.  

I just want to say to anybody reading this.  That don't get discouraged about ITT.  Believe it or not, there are a few schools out there that do not have transferable credits. There are some colleges that will transfer some credits from here, just in case you do want to further your education. However, There are alot of jobs out there 

As for cost complaints and learning environment, I see why people complain.  I do agree that costs increase after each quarter is outrageous, however,  so is price of gas.  That's just life.  I do realize that a degree does cost money and cannot just be handed out.  As for learning environment, well I have experienced in school how instructors have to teach a new class they have never taught before, and how it effects students and how they think.  I only want to say one thing about this,  well in the "real world", you have to adapt to change.  The instructors are well-knowledged and well experienced.  If you have any questions, they will answer or get you the answer just as someone might see in a job.   For everyone that wants to attend ITT, you will see possibly a nonworking lab or a class being taught with a older technology book.   Stay focused and don't be afraid to ask questions.  Realize that technology changes almost every year and Itt is keeping up with it.  In the real world, you will see companies still using windows xp, and the world is moving towards Windows 8.  Its up to the students and professions to learn on your own and to keep up with these technologies.  

The only other thing I would say about the Instructors, is that they do a great job in trying to show students a path to take.  It is up to the student to take the instruction to heart and put some effort in to learn the material not just passing a test.  I could probably take a bar exam that lawyers would have to take if I read enough books and pass it.  That doesn't mean i can be a lawyer.  There allot of students passing this course with a high GPA, but whether or not  they really worked for it, well i cant comment. I have GPA 4.0  and will be graduating  next year and plan on going to ITT to further my associates and go towards the Bachelors.  Im sure while im in school for bachelors that ITT will be teaching a course in my old program with a newer book and a newer technology.  But once you attend ITT you can attend these classes for rest of your life.  You would have to buy the book but can sit in these classes for free (not for a grade), but im sure you could convince the instructor to at least simulate a grade for you for personal ego.  

I did not sign up this rebuttal with anonymous because I would be grateful for some feedback.  If anyone wants to contact me they could and I could give you information and give you a honest feedback about this school, however he Rebuttal doesn't allow me to include my email or I would but my name is on the report and I am attending ITT in Tarentum, PA and will be attending ITT inYoungstown PA next year for bachelors.  So if you are attending or plan on attending, while in school, read the material, pay attention in class, focus on your career goal, and no question is a stupid question don't be afraid to talk to the instructor.  They have good tutor programs and the instructors will definitely find you a correct answer.

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#2 Consumer Suggestion

4 year undergrad student looked for a niche' job field

AUTHOR: The Person Over You - (U.S.A.)

and got screwed by ITT and their policy to bump grades for easy government loans.

All the General Education credits transferred but one.
The campus we are at had the IT guy leave just as a new lab was arranged.

2 of my 3 classes were in the lab. The computer monitors did not arrive until the 4th week of school, out of 11 weeks.

The lab sat empty with everything but the monitors. We were unable to do our labwork on campus at the scheduled time. According to the contract signed, the loophole for ITT is the fact that: 1) we acknowledged we have a computer at home 2) we acknowledged we have a high speed internet connection at home.

That in itself, is reason to charge $1500 per class for a book and a disk.

Some teachers do not speak english very well, and basically make the students depend on one another, no teaching by the professors, much.

There are 2 types of students, the cheaters that pass answers around, and the dedicated who waffle through the classes.

Fail a class? Loan is due immediately.


3.75 GPA 3rd quarter student and dropping out.

Certifications are where it is at and ITT does a poor job of training for any Certs.
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#3 UPDATE Employee

You get out of it, what you put into it

AUTHOR: Weltgeist13 - (U.S.A.)

Since it is the year 2009, we have a little more to go on than students back in say 1998, when the school was using older tech..
I am a student about to graduate from ITT with my AA in IT-CNS. I also work as a work-study, and they had found me another job in the past as an intern for a school district. It wasn't a bad internship and not so great a job, but it was good experience.
There are jobs if you apply the resources and put out an effort with the career services at ITT to help you. You get out of it how much you put into it. With any school or college. They are all expensive and if it was not an actuall degree, people would have been complaining a lot more by now and way more than you.

Sure there are things that financial aide wouldn't come out and say about the cost, but they send you mail notice and SalieMae sends mail notification on every loan, the ammount, and the interest owed each month. It is not like you didn't know, or are not being told. It is the students fault for anything that went wrong, and on them. It is your choice, they chose to be there and except the terms before they began the school, as I did.
So maybe I was a bit suckered into a promise of a great future, with a new career. If U do not put out the effort to get certs and look for the jobs, they are not going to just fall and land in your lap. I hear students who went to other colleges with $30,000 debt. and are paying on huge interest payments. They think they will never pay them off, that is the way it is and that is life. Jobs are out there if you look hard enough, of course this is the West - California, in southern Cali. outside of San Bernardino & not where you are from. It depends on the people, how old you are and what you really want. You want to make the most of your life, you will be more out-going to find jobs and use the degree to better yourself. There are no guarantees unless you really try hard.
I've also noticed that most of the post, not meaning yours, are from former students who dropped out, were all young, like 20 yrs. old, or younger and cannot even type with accurate spelling. Most of them have very poor grammer & that makes me wonder about what kind of student they were. Take care

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