ITT Technical Institute
ITT Technical Institute, commonly shortened ITT Tech, is a leading private, for-profit technical institute. ITT Educational Services Inc. owns and operates the institute. The institute is committed to assisting students develop the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a variety of job opportunities in fields that involve technology. The school mainly provides career-focused technology-oriented degree programs and focuses on hands-on learning environments in most of its programs to provide students with practical learning experiences to help them succeed in their career. The school focuses on helping you develop skills and knowledge in technical areas that will have real-life value in the job market.
ITT Tech offers convenient class schedules that allow you to adapt your education to your busy lifestyle. Many programs offer the same schedule of classes every week so it is easier for you to pursue your education while continuing to work and meet the other demands of your professional and personal life. ITT Tech also offers classes year-round to help you complete your degree faster and enter the job market. New classes often begin each quarter in many programs.
ITT Technical Institute’s schools of education are dedicated to providing quality instruction that helps students acquire essential skills and knowledge such as critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and communication skills. Most programs combine traditional academic instruction with applied learning concepts and a large portion of coursework is devoted to practical experience in a laboratory environment. The schools of education provide students with knowledge that can be used in some the fastest growing career fields of today such as computer drafting and design, computer networking, computer programming, electronics, and web development.
ITT Tech was founded in 1946 under the name Educational Services Incorporated as a for-profit enterprise. The company was renamed to ITT Technical Institute in 1969 and moved to Carmel, Indiana, where its headquarters still are today. In Carmel, ITT Technical Institute functioned as an ITT Corporation subsidiary company. In 1999, ITT Corporation sold all of its ITT Tech shares, but the school continues to use the ITT Tech name in agreement with a licensing contract.
The main headquarters of ITT Technical Institute is located in Carmel, Indiana, but there are currently 105 campuses in 37 states around the country where approximately 61,000 students attend.
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools accredits ITT Technical Institute nationally. Each ITT Technical Institute is also either authorized or licensed by the state it is located in and is accredited by or in the process of obtaining accreditation from a U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting agency.
Schools of Education
The School of Information Technology strives to provide a foundation in information technology (IT) that is broad-based. The school is dedicated to assisting students develop technical knowledge and skills in many areas that can be applied in today’s workplace.
The School of Drafting and Design combines practical application and classroom theory in a laboratory-learning environment. Programs offered by the school focus on using current technological tools included drafting and design software that is computer-assisted.
The School of Criminal Justice focuses on providing programs that teach a balance of academic theory and practical application by incorporating criminal justice concepts and interpersonal skills together. The programs teach criminal justice fundamentals and skills along with the specific technical skills that are used in criminal justice careers.
The School of Electronics Technology provides a mixture of academic theory and hands-on application in a laboratory environment. The school offers programs that enable students to become successful in a variety of career opportunities in the electronics industry. The school provides the necessary instruction for students to develop the knowledge and skills for the electronics industry.
The School of Business offers academic programs in a variety of subjects that stress the importance of helping students develop essential skills and knowledge to become successful in the ever-changing field of business.
The School of Health Sciences offers health programs in a variety of subjects that strive to help students develop the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue successful careers in health care settings.
ITT Technical Institutes participates in institutional and non-institutional scholarships. The institutional scholarships include: Daniel P. Weadock Scholarship for military students, President’s Scholarship for students with excellent academic achievement, and FIRST/ITT Technical Institute Scholarship for students interested in mathematics, science, and technology. FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. The Champagne Scholarship is the non-institutional scholarship. ITT Tech also participates in many state scholarships that vary from state to state.
ITT Technical Institute participates in many federal financial aid programs: Federal Stafford Loan Program (subsidized and unsubsidized), Federal Pell Grant, Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant, Federal National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talents (SMART) Grant, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG).
An alternate payment arrangement is also available for students who are unable to pay school expenses by their due date. ITT Tech can also provide information on other non-federal and state loan programs, military assistance, and Federal Work-Study programs.
Credit Earning Options
ITT Tech allows undergraduate students to earn credits from previous postsecondary education or previous experience. For both circumstances a student must submit a written request to the Registrar Office and credits are granted on an individual basis. For previous education, students must submit official transcripts. The school may grant credit for previous experience if the student shows that he or she has adequately grasped the essential skills and knowledge that the course(s) provides by completing a proficiency test and/or project(s). Credit for previous coursework or experience cannot exceed 75% of the required credits for graduation from a program.