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im thinking about taking a semester off of school or just taking one or 2 classes and working to save up some money


and then enroling in wyotech


few questions

how long did you have to attend?

what was your main field?

what did you like about the program?

what did you dislike about it?

what area did you specialise in?

how much is tuition?


and any other information you have would be great

thanks
 

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I went to WyoTech. I spent 15 months there. Took Half of Automotive, All of Diesel (including Advanced Diesel), and Applied service management. My main field was diesel. I really like the hands on you get. I definitely had my complains about the school, I even had a thread about it here. Usually you will get an instructor that has accomplished a lot when they were working in the field. The main thing I didn't like about the school was the polotics and how they like to run things. They are pretty strict, have to shave everyday, can only miss 23 hours from a class, have to have a short haircut, no color changes in your hair, have to wear the uniform with it tucked in all of the time, language is an issue, you find out about a lot more the the rules they have. Oh and everything you do, you can lose points from your grade (even if its outside of school on a weekend). I'm not sure what location your thinking about, I went to the Laramie school. I also really liked the applied service management (slacks, white shirt and tie) class because you will get your associates in business. I graduated a year ago and have to start paying my loans back. I got a job right out of school so that was a plus. Only 56K got me there
 

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I went to WyoTech. I spent 15 months there. Took Half of Automotive, All of Diesel (including Advanced Diesel), and Applied service management. My main field was diesel. I really like the hands on you get. I definitely had my complains about the school, I even had a thread about it here. Usually you will get an instructor that has accomplished a lot when they were working in the field. The main thing I didn't like about the school was the polotics and how they like to run things. They are pretty strict, have to shave everyday, can only miss 23 hours from a class, have to have a short haircut, no color changes in your hair, have to wear the uniform with it tucked in all of the time, language is an issue, you find out about a lot more the the rules they have. Oh and everything you do, you can lose points from your grade (even if its outside of school on a weekend). I'm not sure what location your thinking about, I went to the Laramie school. I also really liked the applied service management (slacks, white shirt and tie) class because you will get your associates in business. I graduated a year ago and have to start paying my loans back. I got a job right out of school so that was a plus. Only 56K got me there

the total cost was 56,000?

i think im going to go to the one in sacramento california, i was also looking at the diesel field but not the heavy equiptment part or fabracation
 

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Had a buddies little bro that went. He enjoyed it, said the hands on was great. But i dont know much more then that.
 

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plan on attending next month for aero tech, after i graduate a different school for automotive. wyo tech is a well known school which is excellent fpr job referencing


had buddies form my current schcool graduate from wyo tech's automotive, said the lectures were pretty big but other then that they didn complain much
 

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i graduated from there in 83 had a job before i was done i agree they have strick rules but u get out of it what u put in to it i'd go back
 

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I went to WyoTech. I spent 15 months there. Took Half of Automotive, All of Diesel (including Advanced Diesel), and Applied service management. My main field was diesel. I really like the hands on you get. I definitely had my complains about the school, I even had a thread about it here. Usually you will get an instructor that has accomplished a lot when they were working in the field. The main thing I didn't like about the school was the polotics and how they like to run things. They are pretty strict, have to shave everyday, can only miss 23 hours from a class, have to have a short haircut, no color changes in your hair, have to wear the uniform with it tucked in all of the time, language is an issue, you find out about a lot more the the rules they have. Oh and everything you do, you can lose points from your grade (even if its outside of school on a weekend). I'm not sure what location your thinking about, I went to the Laramie school. I also really liked the applied service management (slacks, white shirt and tie) class because you will get your associates in business. I graduated a year ago and have to start paying my loans back. I got a job right out of school so that was a plus. Only 56K got me there
56 thousand?
 

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They are pretty strict, have to shave everyday, can only miss 23 hours from a class, have to have a short haircut, no color changes in your hair, have to wear the uniform with it tucked in all of the time, language is an issue, you find out about a lot more the the rules they have. Oh and everything you do, you can lose points from your grade (even if its outside of school on a weekend).
i like that.... sounds like they won't let anyone out of there that's not worth a shit... company i work for will pretty much never hire the "lube techs" that can make it through places like itt, devry, and other technical schools... this place sounds on the ball and like they really can help you get a job since people of poor quality can't make it through.... wow 56k ... thank god i never went to tech school lmao
 

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i like that.... sounds like they won't let anyone out of there that's not worth a shit... company i work for will pretty much never hire the "lube techs" that can make it through places like itt, devry, and other technical schools... this place sounds on the ball and like they really can help you get a job since people of poor quality can't make it through.... wow 56k ... thank god i never went to tech school lmao
+1

There's nothing wrong with teaching a little professionalism.
$56k is ridiculous tho:shocked


Edit: IIRC, there's a bunch of threads on the good/bad of schools like WYOtech, and that other one that's advertised on Powerblock over on Pirate.
Do a search if you get bored. I think most of them are in the general4x4 section.
 

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i went, jan06-sept 06. took collision refinishing, and the ASM class. as stated, the rules are pretty strict, they count absences and tardy's to the bell ringing, pretty to the point. there are still a bunch of junkies that get though the school though. they just bitch and moan about haircuts and shaving all the time. the asm class i recomend taking, gets you a technical associates degree. the credits dont change over to other schools, though, so if you considering transfering to a typical 4yr school, you'll do nothing but increase your debt at this place cause the credits wont transfer. i liked the way they taught the courses, minus the group related stuff. group projects in the asm class, presentations. the group projects in the shop classes consisted of a bunch of worksheets that one person could do on theyre own in the alloted amount of time. and if a member didnt have all the questions answered the group got docked. i know they were working on making alot of it a better situation for everyone. i only spent 9 months, 1 core class(collision/refinishing), and the ASM course. and it ran me shy of 25 thou...
 

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I'm looking to head up this fall to the Laramie campus. 56 grand isn't bad, shoot if I was smart enough to get into a major university I'd be paying close to the same... at least thats how University of Denver is.

Buddy of mine is going, he enjoys it but hates Wyoming... guess it's his Texas blood that's driving him to insanity.
 

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to the unknowledgable, (me) wyoming and texas would be the same, only a bit colder? more hills, same westerner atmosphere.
 

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You can go through just the "Basics" for nine months. That is just over 23 grand. As I said, I added a few more than the basics as you can see for the price. I would agree that you get what you put into it. you could be like some of the shitheads there and barely get out of there, or do like I did, work your ass of for nothing under an "A" grade and get a great education. If you don't have any discipline, you will when you leave. As for a job afterwards, every three months they have a career fair with some of the world's top companies, and they help you out a lot with sending out resumes and getting in contact with companies. I believe thats they will give you 40 free resumes to send out to whom ever you like.
"thesoundmaster"- Have fun in Laramie. Thats where I went and when your not in school, you have some tons of things you can go do. Let me know when your up there, I have some friends up there and we could get a wheeling trip together. some good wheeling west of Laramie.
 

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I looked into it, but didnt have the 30k it was gonna cost, I went to American River College insted. I had two guys in my class that when to wyotech, and one from UTI. They all had left and came to ARC cause they were not happy with them school. Like said before, they want you to follow the rules, as if you were working for shop. The guys that went to wyotech said that the hands on was great, the the instructers didnt seems to do much as far as teaching. The guy from UTI I cant remember when he said about it. But yeah, if you plan to go there it will run you about 30k, but I believe you will be done in like 8-10mos for the basics?

EDIT: Plus Im sure you're gonna wanna more closer, it would be about a 4hr drive for you. So there is more money.
 

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"thesoundmaster"- Have fun in Laramie. Thats where I went and when your not in school, you have some tons of things you can go do. Let me know when your up there, I have some friends up there and we could get a wheeling trip together. some good wheeling west of Laramie.

Shit man, your location says your in FoCo, bout an hour and a half north of me!!! I'm down south part of Denver
 

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Hi, I work at the campus and would be happy to talk to you, or direct you to the admissions representative in your area. I encourage you, if you live close by, to take a tour of the campus and talk to instructors and students. The web is an excellent resource-www.wyotech.edu and I can be reached at 307-755-9824.

Our programs and length of programs vary by campus. Start by choosing your CORE training emphasis; automotive, diesel, collision/refinishing, aviation, motorcycle, or marine. The US Dept of Labor website talks about the various jobs and opportunities in these fields. www.bls.gov

The automotive, diesel, collision/refinishing and motorcycle training also allows for you to "specialize" by adding your specialty training emphasis-which again, varies by campus.

Automotive, diesel, coll/ref programs with specialty training emphasis are full time (8 hours/day) for at least 9 months. Other training programs, aviation, motorcycle and marine, range from 6 months - 1 year.

Programs are reviewed by industry employers and are meant to give you the foundation for your career; you will continue to build on your training in the workplace. We also emphasize "professionalism" - which entails how you present yourself, and your attendance. These are attributes that employers emphasize as important for your career success.

Tuition ranges from approximately $26K - $32 K, depending on program, specialty training, etc. I would be happy to send you a DVD and viewbook or call with any questions-take care!
 

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Hi, I work at the campus and would be happy to talk to you, or direct you to the admissions representative in your area. I encourage you, if you live close by, to take a tour of the campus and talk to instructors and students. The web is an excellent resource-www.wyotech.edu and I can be reached at 307-755-9824.

Our programs and length of programs vary by campus. Start by choosing your CORE training emphasis; automotive, diesel, collision/refinishing, aviation, motorcycle, or marine. The US Dept of Labor website talks about the various jobs and opportunities in these fields. www.bls.gov

The automotive, diesel, collision/refinishing and motorcycle training also allows for you to "specialize" by adding your specialty training emphasis-which again, varies by campus.

Automotive, diesel, coll/ref programs with specialty training emphasis are full time (8 hours/day) for at least 9 months. Other training programs, aviation, motorcycle and marine, range from 6 months - 1 year.

Programs are reviewed by industry employers and are meant to give you the foundation for your career; you will continue to build on your training in the workplace. We also emphasize "professionalism" - which entails how you present yourself, and your attendance. These are attributes that employers emphasize as important for your career success.

Tuition ranges from approximately $26K - $32 K, depending on program, specialty training, etc. I would be happy to send you a DVD and viewbook or call with any questions-take care!
just wondering does wyotech have any academic requirements?
 

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thanks i got some awsome information

depending on wich campus i go to ill be moving, im not going to drive the bronco to livermore/millpitias every day

that in gas alone would justify moving

im going to work this semester and then after the summer im going to get going on it
 

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If you want a place in San Jose, let me know, you seem like a decent roomate and im hping to move out after summer down to San Jose.
 
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