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Reviewed by: Keith B on July 26th, 2010 featured
I took the automotive route in 04' it tought me everything I needed to know in this field and I was very successful after graduation taking my new talents to Mercedes Benz. I did go and get this job on my own as an apprentice technician. Unfortunately I got a DUI that ruined the whole thing and thats what people need to understand. CLEAN DMV is key in automotive hands down. Companys can not insure you if you have a bad driving record dont blame wyotech.
Now I am in the electrical program 2010 which I find great because I understand the way the school works so its a bit more easy for me to understand. I admit some teachers are just there for a check but they do their job its on you where you go from there they are not there to baby sit. Automotive classes are big but I got strait A's because I wanted to learn that is all on the student whether they are timid or outgoing and ready to do this thing. I would like there to be more hands on, yes I agree cause thats how I learn. Thing about WYOTECH is they give you the tools and know how to move forward in a career. Nobody ever said you cant go home work on your own car or home on little projects and fine tune what they are teaching. They didnt say COME HERE AND WE WILL GIVE YOU A JOB. Im 28 years old didnt graduate high school and I was given an opportunity by Wyotech still. The best tech school around in my opinion. Im already doing my thing as an entry electrician making 25$ an hr. I didnt use career services, no comment.
Reviewed by: Al J on March 2nd, 2009 featured
WyoTech helped me make my dreams come true! The school teaches you everything you need to know about basic and advanced mechanics, with tons of specialties like street rod customization. All of the classes are very hands-on so you're learning by doing, and by graduating in less than two years I'm already on my way in a great career.
Reviewed by: Matt W, Certificate in on November 3rd, 2010 featured
i am currently enrolled in the wyotech eletrical program and will be graduating in 2 weeks (nov 2010). for the other posters who say there is not enough hands-on training i simply say they need to wait. while i understand that the first module is all theory and refresher math with no hands on and that half of module 2 is the same, the course really picks up from there. in the second half of module 2 you will be bending conduit and all of that math and trig that you learned in mod 1, comes back into play. module 3 is residential wiring and NEC studies. module 4 is transformers and again you will be using that math from module 1. mod 5 is panel building and blue print reading and mod 6 is lighting design and control. module 7 is motors (more mod 1 math again). mod 8 is motor control (yep, more math) and mod 9 is advanced motor controls and Logic Functions. so while it may be a bit slow at first and you may be eager to starting lighting up stuff, the course is layed out in a very logical way in which each mod builds upon the last and if you didnt do well on the last mod, it may affect you on the next one. overall i feel the course is laied out very well and the only complaints i have is with career services (what a joke, they send me "hits" from careerbuilder.com and indeed.com) and the financial department who apparently have never heard of the G.I. Bill and how it works. what a mess that was and i am still not sure they have it correct. overall i give them 4.25 stars out of 5
Reviewed by: Desmond M, Associate in on December 14th, 2010 featured
I am currently a student at WyoTech and I am taking the time to write this review because I want all of you to know the truth about this school. First of all I would recommend that you look at UTI before even thinking about WyoTech. At WyoTech if you are not a convict, ex-con, or felon then this school is not for you. This is where all of these kids go to. We just recently had a bomb threat. Most building had to be evacuated. In the same week an ex con pulled a knife on one of the kids at our school. And in the same week again we had 2 bomb squad patrol cars come to our school because they had found a package wrapped in tape which so happened to be a bunch of books. This school is alright. Its a little expense for the education you get. Overall if you really want to get a job and learn stuff without having to go to school with convicts, ex-cons, felons, etc. I recommend that you go to UTI its pretty close to WyoTech and no more then 20 minutes away from WyoTech. Also you will not need to fend for you life or worry about people from prison pulling knifes or making bomb threats. If you are a good kid and want to learn you stuff and don't want to be wasting time. WyoTech is not the place for you.
Reviewed by: Raymond A, in on February 24th, 2011
Wyotech does accept the Post 9/11 Gi Bill and BAH in Fremont Ca is $2133.00. I changed my class schedule from nights to days and it was a day and night difference. The teachers are energetic, eager to teach, bright eyed and bushy tailed and the students actually like waking up in the morning to go to school. The biggest problem is getting to starbucks in the morning and finding enough time to enjoy the neighborhood restaurant. The atmosphere is very professional, somewhat formal and very disciplined. I am a Commercial HVAC student and Fremont is the only campus that offers this major.
Reviewed by: Ernie L on May 12th, 2010
I am 37 years old, just wondering if this would be a good school to go to at my age???
Reviewed by: Paul W on May 1st, 2010
I see a lot of bad reviews here and then some good reviews as well. Some of these bad or not soo good reviews, like the one written by " joe B", sorry dude but after reading your comment, I think one really has to wonder about some things. I'm not a highly educated person, in fact far from it. I've missed out on a lot of education but thats besides the point. I can barely understand just what it is that this "joe B' is trying to say, did no one even teach you basic grammar? I mean if you actually type or talk like that, I seriously doubt that you could find a decent job, and it's not just him either. I was only using "joe B' as an example.
The biggest thing today, is that most, not all but most kids don't like to work but rather have things to be handed to them and that type of thing is not possible especially in this day and current economy. I see that from experience, from working at fast food joints and even at the technical college that I'm currently attending. There are about 6 high school students who attend an automotive class for about 1 hour and most of them only want to just come in and sit around and talk unless they are told to do something, literally. Another thing many people don't do is their research. If I'm going to pay a large sum for something, or even if I'm not, before I even began or enroll into something I'm going to myself literally check it. I did that for the state technical college I'm currently attending and I will do that for Wyotech as well if I decide to enroll. If any of you jumps or enrolls into something solely based upon what a recruiter type of person/sales person tells you with out checking it out for yourself then I'm sorry but you are a fool. I was at that stage once but I have learned. Nothing, in this life will ever be exactly as an recruiter person says. So if you complain that Wyotech isn't as the salesperson said it was, well then go somewhere else and if you find something to be exactly like another sales person tells you, let me know. You won't even find that in the military,lol
Reviewed by: Ray L on April 13th, 2010
I understand that Wyotech is a business that is there to show a profit, and what it sells is supposed to be an education in a chosen field. Where it drops the ball is that it does NOT properly prepare the people to enter the workplace after graduating from this school.
The promises that are made are nothing more than a very well rehearsed sales pitch.
A small number of instructors have genuine talent and show great concern that their students learn something of value, but their efforts are hampered by the many idiots that occupy space in the front offices, and also by the many other instructors that are there because thats the only job they can apparently find.
It will become dreadfully clear after you graduate that this so called school that its number 1 mission is to collect its money even though from beginning till end they "sell" you on the idea that they are there to "help" you and will "work" with you.
There is NO such "help", after they have you signed up, their entire story changes, excuses and finger pointing begins, and more often than not, students are turned over to collection agencies, ruining their credit by one person in that school, without their knowledge because they are under the impression that things are being worked out by someone in a different office.
Spare yourselves the months of wasted time and the years of paying for this schools tuition and just find a job in the field you are interested in and get real world, on the job training that is more respected in the workplace than anything you think you might get out of this school.
Reviewed by: Larry M on March 30th, 2010
I'm here now and after 2 days I think it's a joke. why don't any of my "instructors" have degrees? why are my textbooks 7 years old and have to be returned? How is it that I'm here to obtain a degree and none of my instructors have one? time to remove the rose colored glasses and call a turd a turd.
Reviewed by: k L on March 18th, 2010
Schools are there to provide you with training and skills to work in a field you chose. There are no free rides - no one give you a job no one gives you a paycheck. You have to earn it. Students have unreal expectations, whether it is a trade school or a 4 year college, the schools are there to teach and give you knowledge that is what you pay for. What you do with that is up to you. When you pay for improving yourself and don't do anything with that - you have no one to blame but yourself!
If you have completed any kind of schooling after high school no one can take that away ever - you are now armed with the ability to make a better bike, boat, car or a new type of vehicle. The only thing holding you back is you!
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