I started going to school here about 8 months ago for an A.A.S. in Computer Network Systems. I was going to another school before, but it sucked and I left. My supervisor found out about me dropping out and told me the school I was going to had a bad reputation. He then told me that he was going to ITT Tech and it was a great school, so I went and checked it out. I got to tour the building, see the classes, meet some instructors, etc. Everything looked great so I decided to enroll and started my 1st quarter about a week later. Everything was going well at first until I realized that some of my classes were so easy and we were not learning what we were supposed to be learning. Two of my instructors spent more time talking about their personal lives and their cars rather than the course subjects. Everybody else was like it's okay, easy A's right? But come on, we're paying like around $450 per credit hour (and it's pending to go up) for these classes, why are we paying someone to talk about their kids or their divorce or how their Volkswagen was poorly serviced? They shouldn't be charging for these piece of *** classes anyways. So, I thought maybe the classes were this way because they're just the introductory classes and maybe they were meant to be like that. Maybe next quarter will be different. Then next quarter came and I had two of the same teachers that taught last quarter teach two of my 2nd quarter classes. I had the same guy from Intro to PC teach Operating Systems, and the same red haired lady from Strategies for Comp 1. Man, it *** sucked big time. For Comp 1, it seemed like the lady was dumbing down the class on purpose. She rarely had us write papers (even though Comp 1 was a writing class) and any homework given was a complete joke. Probably the hardest assignment I've had from her was write one paragraph about what a thesis statement is. Huh? Didn't I learn this back in junior high? We did have a final paper that she tried to make look intimidating, but it was just 500 words of a chosen topic in APA format. She said "make sure you use correct grammar, puctuation, capitalization, and all your citations are there. If not I will give you a 0." Oooh..I'm scared. I finished the paper the same day, and turned it in the same day. Got a 100 on it....Wow...Then that must mean she did not even look at it, lol. Even though we didn't accomplish much in this class as far as learning writing skills, we still have to pay for it...Jesus Christ. $450 x 4 credit hours = $1800. $1800 for nothing... Well, I did get a A, but what good is the A if I didn't get any better at writing? Operating system was the same. We did labwork first and then the lecture. In the lab, every time somebody had a question or had a problem, the instructor was clueless. He had to keep calling in the school network administrator to help out and answer anything regarding PC problems. And the instructor was supposedly a "computer science know-it-all." Labwork was easy, it was pretty much just follow the instructions and fill in the blank type work (homework was the same way). The lecture was even worse. It was lectured off of a PowerPoint presentation and he would skip a lot of the slides just so class would be over sooner. So, everything he talked about was either read off of the slides, or the textbook. If you asked him about computer stuff or go into detail, he would get nervous and just say he doesn't remember. I had a bad experience in this class. But, I really wanted to learn about operating systems, so I studied on my own for hours every night and made simulations on one of my old computers so that my learning experience won't have to be in vein. I learned more about computers and operating systems and no thanks to this guy. Did everything on my own. I still have to pay for the class though, that's what sucks. I'm in my 3rd quarter now and things are getting a bit better except for my Microsoft Desktop Operating Systems class. The instructor just wants to hurry and skim through the book so we can hurry and go to the lab. And once we're in the lab, he tells us everyday that we do not have to do it, but he'll still give us the points as long as our butts stay in the chair. He didn't care if anybody played games, surfed the web, listen to iPods, or slept. I'm different than most of my classmates though, because unlike them, I actually want to learn computer skills. I've been doing every lab, homework assignment, and read every chapter we were supposed to. I even do extra studying on chapters we never went over in class. I know everything I know now thanks to myself. Yup, myself. I should be reimbursed for having to learn everything myself dammit. In the end, I'm just going to get a piece of paper that costs over $45,000 with my name on it. That paper will remind me of what I had to go through; all the extra studying I had to do myself about things I wasn't learning from the instructors. Some of you might say "you get out what you put in." I know that, but we're paying $450 per credit hour for these punkasses to stand in front and talk. Shouldn't we be getting more than skimming through books, labs that don't require effort, listening to personal lives, getting out of class early, easy homework, and questions that don't get straight answers? I'm just afraid of one thing: employers looking down on my degree because it has ITT Tech on it and tossing my resume straight to the bin. I hope they don't think all students from ITT Tech are unskilled *** bags (I don't blame them for thinking that, cuhz most students here are douches who don't know *** about their field). I work hard every quarter to learn new skills by myself, and it would be painful if an HR person looks at my education on my resume before anything else and sees those three big letters, ITT, and decides to crumble it up. I can't transfer out now, credits don't even transfer. It's a nationally accredited school (by the ACICS) so I'll have to find another school that's nationally accredited. But, ITT is probably the only nationally accredited school with recognition (if any) in my area. All the others suck, like the one I went to before. Universities and community colleges are regionally accredited and if I drop out now, I'll have to start all over again and I don't want to do that cuhz then I'll have to start paying ITT back. I might find myself having to work 2 jobs just to payoff what they will charge me :-/ If your thinking about going to ITT Tech, smoke a joint and get that thought out of your head. If you are still thinking about it, smoke some stronger ***.