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Reply-To: "Alan Maier"
From: "Alan Maier"
Subject: Re: ITT Tech - opinions?
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Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 00:51:09 GMT
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This topic has come up before on these boards. Here is the general consensus
from the previous time we had this discussion....
Overall they are not a bad place to attend for an education. Once you
complete their program, you will stand a reasonable chance of landing a
decent job just as you would with many other places of higher learning. I
say "places of higher learning" for a reason... ITT Tech is not truly a
college - read on...
There are some shortcomings with what ITT has to offer,
1) They are not an accredited college. This is very important as you pursue
your career and need to return to a college to brush-up on the latest of
what your field demands. Your credits will NOT be worth diddly at a true
college. So say you go into the computer field, and Microsoft upgrades
operating systems. Your employer wants to send you to school to brush up on
that newest OS... you are going to start from scratch - or deal with a
costly learning center of some sort.
2) They are very expensive. Plan on spending $30K+ for a 2 year degree.
3) Compare cost with the local state college(s) in your area. They will be a
fraction of the cost, and you will receive an education where the credits
will be worth something to the next college should you move. Indeed not all
credits transfer from college to college, but most will when you are dealing
with state accredited colleges - the differences in the curriculum is where
you might have a minor problem. When dealing with ITT, as I said above,
nothing will transfer.
I don't have anything personal against ITT Tech, but when I was laid-off and
found that I needed to go back to college, I checked them out - then checked
out the local state college campuses in my area. I liked the smaller size of
ITT, but there is a highly regarded state college in my location which is
also small and has that "I really care" feel and attitude from the
instructors. In fact many of the instructors are there instead of the larger
colleges for the same reason.
I do know of some people who have gone to ITT and been pleased - but there
is a trend attached... most of out-of-state students who do not qualify for
in-state resident tuition rates. Then the cost comes into line, but the
credit transfer issue still remains a problem issue.
"TomR2" wrote in message
> I would like to know if anyone has experience with or info on ITT Tech.
> Good, bad, indifferent, I'd like to hear it all.I see their ads on TV
> and I have to wonder about them.
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