ECPI / ITT Tech (PLEASE HELP!)

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Are these schools good to attend for an AAS in IT/Networking or Web Design? Im at a stand still on the situation. I've registered at ECPI but havent fully commited myself yet. I've researched both schools and get alot of mixed feelings. I'm looking for a tech job. I have no interest in managment and don't feel like attending a regular comm. college, just because it could take 3yrs for a degree. I guess I'm looking for the fast way and understand a AAS is only going to get me a ground level position. Is ECPI a good school, or is comm. college a better route. I'm nervous because I'm wondering if these schools are scams. I STILL havent been able to talk with anyone who has graduated from these schools.

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If you have zero practical experience or are looking to start off at a base level in a company, then ITT/ECPI will provide you that foot in the door. You will pay a lot of money to get that door open. It won’t pay off for years. You’ll need to bust your ass for the next few years to move up the ranks in IT. When you understand the business enough to start providing value beyond break/fix, that’s when the real money comes into play.

ITT/ECPI can be great starting points. Just don’t expect to walk into an organization as a Senior level resource with a huge paycheck to start. In my world as the CIO, experience counts far more than certifications. If you need the certs to get your foot in the door, great, by all means do it. What happens after that is up to you. Good luck.

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