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Reviewed by: R T on May 17th, 2010
Wyo Tech is a school for students who already know the mechanical knowledge, not for students that no nothing about mechical work. Basically, they say what they mean "it's a fast paced school," and if you can't keep up then your lost. There's alot of rules to follow, from clean cut to dress code. The classes are large from 50 to 65 students, lab time is working in groups, and if your lucky you pick a group that someone knows how to do the worksheets otherwise your standing around waiting for an instructor. Wyo Tech would be good school if they slowed the pace down and actually teached hands on training, and break the classes down to smaller classes. Due to the classes being big you don't get hands on training, just reading it out of a book or worksheets then trying to do it in your groups. A word of advice DO YOUR RESEARCH, make sure you know what your getting into. Otherwise your quiting and having a big loan bill to repay!!! I'm not saying whether to go to Wyo Tech are not, each Wyo Tech might be different, I'm currently going to West Sacramento.
Reviewed by: joe B on October 15th, 2009
i went to wyotech wuth knowledge of the school now this was back in 2004 that i started it was the first class on the new campus and the new owners corinthian colleges? I remember going in the first day the youngest kid there at 18! they just went to it. I didn't think i was going to make it but i learned alot it was tough and at the end i didn't like the direction it was going because of the teachers and staff (few were there to help but the ones who did are worth their weight in gold) I brought the bmw step program to the sacramento campus i had to explain the the career service people how to get in contact with them i was excepted and went through their program and got a job and became a master tech for bmw at the age of 20 so in the end it worked out only to a fault of my own am i no longer in the automotive field but wyotech was the step i took looking back it was a waste of money but it could have been a great experince had the right people had been there. I still owe what i had to them so maybe it was worth it.
Reviewed by: Terri W, Associate in automotive-schools on September 30th, 2011
My son atttended Wyotech Blairsville campus and although he did really well in the program, upon graduating there were not any jobs available to him in our area which is east of Columbus. None of the automotive dealerships had heard of Wyotech and therefore were not willing to even give him a chance. A small repair shop owner finally offered him a job, but upon learning that he had very little hands on experience, did not keep him over a month. The school I feel was misleading in stating they had a 90% placement rate for students who are in the top 10% of their class as my son was and he was not "PLACED" in a job. The cost of the school is outrageous for the what he was taught and the way he was taught. Now he is stuck with a $30,000 school loan and a full time job as a salesman simply from the misleadings we received from the school recruiter and the representatives at Wyotech. I would not recommend going to this school at least not the Blairsville campus.
Reviewed by: Dan M, in on August 3rd, 2010
I went to Wyotech a few years back. I took the HVAC classes. At that time the automotive department was a good program (from what I heard), but the HVAC classes were not even worth the money. There were some good instructors, but others that didn't even know the subject that they were teaching. Some of the classes had a 5th grade environment in where the instructor did not even have control of the classroom. Another class had six different instructors replacing each other ( in a six week period). Another class had a new instructor who substituted other classes other than his own and he didn't have a clue of the subject. I was paying over $20 an hour, for what? The air conditioning training equipment was so beat up-it took half the time to get equipment and figure out what condition the last class left the unit in, so it could be worked on properly.-- it did not translate to preparing one to be ready in the field. When I asked one of the instructors about this he said "the hands on here is just to give you a basic idea of what's going on-- you will have to learn in the field"--essentially, you are not trained to work in the field. At that time there were many complaints, and Corinthian eventually made some changes in the higher faculty, it needed a house cleaning. I don't know how it is now, but I can tell you it is a business more than a school. I got mostly A's and some B's and would not at all recommend the return of education for the money spent. Go somewhere else!!!
Reviewed by: Nobody i, Certificate in wedding-planner-degree on July 23rd, 2012
Corinthian Colleges to sell two WyoTech campuses
The board of Corinthian Colleges has approved a plan to sell its WyoTech campuses in Sacramento and Daytona Beach. Corinthian has not yet secured a buyer for either of the schools, but has allocated internal resources to identify potential buyers and evaluate proposals for these campuses. Corinthian anticipates completing the sale within the next twelve months. Until the sale is completed, the Sale Schools will be accounted for as discontinued operations. Corinthian anticipates recognizing a charge during the quarter ending June 30 related primarily to impairment of fixed assets and recording the estimated fair value of the schools included in discontinued operations, but such charge cannot be reasonably estimated at this time. :theflyonthewall.com
Reviewed by: john d, Certificate in hvac-technician-schools on April 22nd, 2012
stay away from this school teachers are racist, some do not teach anything at all except about how terrible they really are. the schools carrer department is useless. was there five times and received no help at all. watch out for the financial aid department who takes your money without explaining how they take you the cleaners. do not even consider this horrible escuse for a >/?? run from this place and do not look back. better off to attend junior college or correspondence school where you pay less and get so much more for the money
Reviewed by: Ashley L, Certificate in medical-assistant-school on February 14th, 2012
So, I graduated the Medical Assisting program last year. This school was a little scary to go to considering some of the types of people that go there. I finished the program with high honors and yet still havent found a job. The career services promised to find you a job after graduation and help you along the way! But no... When you first graduate they may send you links to job websites via email of places you can easliy search for yourself! I was hopeing they would actually HELP you find a job instead of just sending me links to websites I can find myself! Also they only did this for about a month and stopped, probably because they keep adding more and more gradutes that have also paid thousands to go to this terrible school. They basically forget about you in a way. They promise you a lot just so they can get your money and be done with you once you graduate. I have given this school tons of chances to help out with this situation, by email and actually a couple voicemails to career services. I actually regret going to this school and having to pay off this big loan for something that was just a waste of time. I am now looking for a different job and forgetting about Medical Assisting all together. This school lies and is a waste. I am VERY disappointed overall.
Reviewed by: Raymond A, in on February 11th, 2011
They accept the Post 9/11 Gi Bill. BAH in Fremont is $1914.00. I have caught Career Service in a couple of lies, they are rarely available and do not return phone calls. The student body is terrible. I doubt I will be able to do service work after graduating, however, do think that I would make for a good apprentice or helper. I looked odd going to school with a bunch of kids so I opted for trade school and it was a bad decision. My Commercial HVAC diploma cost $27,500 and I'll probably end up working for CR England. Community College and a State College is way better than this
Reviewed by: Jake D, in on February 4th, 2011
I attended the wyotech in West Sacramento. I graduated in March of 2010. In my opinion the staff there (with a few exceptions) were completly a waste of time and money. Out of the 8 teachers i had only 4 of them actually spent time 1 on 1 with the students and helped them understand the material. the books were outdated, the classes were so over packed. i remember i had 58 students in my Drivetrain class only 26 of them actually passed. Also I was told that after completing the Light duty Diesel class that i could continue my diesel education at one of the other 2 locations that provided the Advanced Diesel program. WELL THAT WAS A LIE. I called the Wyoming location and it turns out that I would have to Take a whole other Core diesel class before i could get into the Advanced Diesel program. so that would be another $25,000 plus another $12,000 for the advanced diesel class. so all together i would be about $85,000 in student loans to complete the training i wanted. And career services? THEY ARE A FUCKING JOKE. They sent me 4 job leads which 3 of them i had already found on Career Builder . com . So they do NOthing to actually help the students. I have done more on my own than they have offered to help. and they said that they would help you no matter when you graduated is a lie. I had to pretty much beg them for the few leads that i got. and another thing. Most employers outside of where the campus' are located have Never even heard of wyotech. so they mean nothing.
Reviewed by: John S on February 15th, 2010
WyoTech claims to help you find a job after you graduate, this is not true. I graduated from the Daytona, FL campus and recieved no help in finding a job close to my home town. They called me with one job opening about 1000 miles from home, but how was i too even consider moving there when i had no income what so ever? Its not like a young person with limited savings can make that move. I graduated in 2008, soon after graduation I found the total amount for the loans (this is how you spell "lone" Mike G) was 43,000 dollars (not including intrest) and the total monthly payment is 1000 dollars! Long story short you can spend the same kind of money over the course of 4 years (rather than 9 months) at a university and get a degree! Thanks so much Wyo Tech for screwing me big time and keeping me from qualifying for a mortgage! I have taken this time to write this review because i can not afford these debts and i regret this deeply!
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