MyComputerCareer.edu Drops Tuition Costs up to 37% for Former Students of the now Closed ITT Technical Institutes
HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. — Sept. 12, 2016 —MyComputerCareer.edu™ today announced it is significantly reducing tuition costs for former students of the now closed ITT Technical Institutes.
As an innovative U.S. provider of technical training, certification preparation and job placement support for adult learners looking to enter the Information Technology industry, MyComputerCareer is offering a tuition grant of up to 37 percent for former ITT-Tech students. This temporary tuition assistance applies to MyComputerCareer’s foundational I.T. Systems Administrator (ITSA) course, one of the school’s intensive career development programs. Details about this special grant are included below.
For-Profit Education Rumblings & Response from MyComputerCareer.edu
Following months of uncertainties about its fate due to rulings by its accreditor, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and the U.S. Department of Education, ITT Educational Services Inc. announced Tuesday that it had closed all of its over 130 ITT-Tech campuses around the country. As a result, the company left approximately 45,000 students and over 8,000 employees without a home, with many students unsure of their educational futures or their prospects for moving forward into technical careers.
“The decisions and rulings that led to the demise of ITT-Tech and its parent company are very troubling to me and to our school,” said Tony Galati, founder and CEO of MyComputerCareer.edu. “Most disturbing, however, is the educational fate of over 45,000 students, each of whom were pursuing some type of technical education but are now stranded. We can help these students better their lives and achieve their goals. Since 2008 we have helped thousands of adult students gain critical skills and I.T. certifications from such leading organizations as Microsoft, Cisco Systems, CompTIA and the EC-Council. With these certifications in-hand, our students not only enter a field with high-demand and high-paying opportunities, but they also gain lifetime Job Placement services from our school.”
“Because of our passion for helping students achieve their professional goals and better their lives, we are pleased to unveil a special grant for former students of ITT Technical Institutes. Any former ITT-Tech student who wants to join us at MyComputerCareer will receive a grant equaling at least 14.7% of the current tuition. And for current displaced students, that reduction could be as high as 37%. We want every former ITT-Tech student to know that if they’re looking for a way to get back on their career path quickly, chances are we can help.”
MyComputerCareer takes a very innovative approach to the educational process. Because students vary in their style of learning they can choose to complete their program in one of three ways:
1) Live Online — Students “attend” classes via the Internet and complete all coursework from the comfort of their own homes.
2) Resident — All work is done on campus.
3) Hybrid — Students attend classes on campus, but all other coursework is done from home.
“Whether students choose to work from home or on campus, they are provided with everything they need to succeed, from a new computer, live tutoring, and hands-on skills development to career services support for life,” Galati explained.
Details & Schedule for MyComputerCareer’s Foundational ITSA Course
According to MyComputerCareer, its I.T. Systems Administrator (ITSA) course provides a broad foundation for any adult learner interested in pursuing an I.T. manager or administrator position, including jobs in I.T. Security, Network Administration and/or computer maintenance, repair, and Helpdesk positions.
After completing the rigorous full-time 7-month or part-time 10-month ITSA course, students can earn up to 10 I.T. Certificates, specifically
- Five Microsoft Certifications:
o The Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals Certificate — Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA);
o The Networking Fundamentals Certificate (MTA);
o The Security Fundamentals Certificate (MTA);
o The Mobility and Devices Certificate (MTA); and
o The Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Certificate;
- Four CompTIA Certifications:
o The A+ Certificate;
o The Server+ Certificate; and
- One Cisco Systems Certification:
o The Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) Certificate.
The next ITSA courses will start on
- Friday, September 16, for the 7-month, full-time courses taught during the day (Monday—Thursday) at each of MyComputerCareer.edu’s seven campuses around the country;
- Monday, September 19for the 10-month, part-time evening courses taught at each of MyComputerCareer.edu’s seven campuses around the country; and
- Tuesday, October 4, for MyComputerCareer’s live online version of its ITSA course.
Daytime students attend classes twice each week for roughly 6 hours per day. Evening classes also meet twice weekly for about 4 hours per class. These schedules enable students to maintain employment and other responsibilities while going to school.
Additional Details & Testimonials
MyComputerCareer.edu students are encouraged to find and receive assistance in finding employment in the I.T. industry within a few months of enrolling, even before completing studies with the school. By earning two or more I.T. certifications and completing a series of employment workshops included in their programs, students become eligible for Lifetime Career Services with MyComputerCareer, giving them access to a large network of preferred employer partners. Graduates can earn up to 14 total I.T. certifications (depending on their choice of studies).
According to Alex Williams, a MyComputerCareer.edu graduate: “As an average teenager, my income was minimum wage, working at a grocery store. After MyComputerCareer, I started up at $13 an hour. Then I went to $15, and then I was making $19 an hour. That’s insane for somebody at 18-years-old. I was ecstatic!”
“I worked in food service and that felt like a 24-hour-a-day job,” said Daryl Jones, another MyComputerCareer.edu graduate. “After MyComputerCareer, I’m making about $65,000 three years into my career. That’s comfortable, but I know there’s more out there as well. And now I’m a Monday through Friday, 8-hour-a-day guy!”
MyComputerCareer is headquartered in Holly Springs, North Carolina, and it teaches thousands of students each year through online courses and its seven campuses around the U.S. located in
- Arlington, Texas;
- Charlotte, N.C.;
- Columbus, Ohio;
- Dallas, Texas;
- Houston, Texas;
- Indianapolis, Indiana; and
- Raleigh, N.C.
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