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By annpayt ·
My son (about to graduate from high school) is interested in a career in computer networking. He likes the program at I.T.T. I wonder, are the graduates from I.T.T. considered by prospective employers to be equal to the graduates of a regular university? I.T.T. tuition is more than than the state universities here. And their credits are not transferrable to a regular university. So, it would be tragic to find out later that I.T.T. was not the place to be. Any one have any advice about this? Thanks.

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by TheChas In reply to ITT or university?

It somewhat depends on your sons career goals.

An ITT Tech program CAN turn your son into a good IT technician.

If that is as far as your son wants to go, an ITT course may be the way to go.

I suggest that you take as close look at what your local community college has to offer.

It will take 2 years to get the associates degree from a community college.
However, the coursework will cover a broader range of topics in much more depth than the ITT tech course will.

As a side benefit, many of the CC credits will be transferable to a 4 year program.

My primary experience with ITT and similar schools is with electronics technicians.
90% of the candidates with actual 2 year degrees were head and shoulders above the best of thecandidates with just a tech school (ITT) degree.

Chas

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by annpayt In reply to ITT or university?

While looking thru the tech Q&A here to solve my computer problems, I often run across answers by TheChas that are informative and written so a non-tech like myself can understand them. I consider TheChas to be very knowledgeable in his field and was delighted that he answered my question. Thanks very much, Chas!

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