ITT Tech?

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  1. Matt2000ss

    Matt2000ss OT Supporter

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    Has anyone had experience with places such as ITT tech institute? You ofcourse see them advertised all the time on TV for computer sciense, engineering, etc.. I cant help but relate it to those trucking schools you see on TV also.

    Do employers look at these graduates any less then they do a graduate for a regular college university?
     
  2. AO

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    I have only heard second party stories, and they, students, don't think too highly of such schools. Community colleges are cheaper.

    Now, why would you even want to get into IT? It's almost a dead field. I tell people to get into medicine, like an X-Ray tech, to become a Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI) tech, to become a dental assistant, etc., anything but IT. I tell them that it is better if they get into Air Conditioning repair, to become a carpenter, an electrician, a plumber. Better yet, be the guy who does the MRI repair.

    http://www.asrt.org/content/RTs/SurveyResults/WageandSalarySurvey/WageSalSurvey2004.aspx
    http://www.dowcarenvironmental.com/spill_response._trng.htm
    http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos256.htm

    http://www.acinet.org/acinet/oview5...soccode=&stfips=00&jobfam=&group=2&showall=no

    Read with a big grain of salt: http://www.faqs.org/qa/qa-15410.html

    If I had to pay $35,000 for an education...
     
  3. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    itt tech's tution is rediculous

    i got a couple of associate degrees at a community college for a fraction of the cost

    honestly though, it's all about experience. real world experience on paper is almost always prefered over a degree (just because you showed up for class doesnt mean you really know anything)
     
  4. deusexaethera

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    Don't undervalue a degree too much. A degree from any school with a halfway-rigorous curriculum will at least show that you're willing to churn through a long-term project. That's worth a lot in the corporate world.
     
  5. MrBrotato

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    If you get to pick between ITT and another school, choose the other school. ITT is ok but I have talked to multiple hiring managers who see ITT on a resume and throw it out without even looking at anything else.
     
  6. dorkultra

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    only thing good that i can say about itt tech, is that there is one close to my house and that they provide decent job placement assistance upon graduation
     
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    :wavey: I'm one of those.
     
  8. Cthalupa

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    ITT/Devry are pretty bad.

    Go to a community college, get an assossciate's and some certifications. Depending on what field in IT you've gotten in to, this might be plenty. It might not be. Transfer to a 4 year school to finish off your bachelor's. Most good 4 year schools will take 2/3rds+ of the credit, so you've already saved a ton of time and money.
     

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