Hundreds of Colorado students are looking for affordable options to complete their professional studies
Denver – On Tuesday, September 6, ITT Technical Institute announced it was closing its doors at all of its campuses, including those in Aurora and Westminster. In response to the shocking news for students, Emily Griffith Technical College (EGTC) is reaching out to students to provide solutions so they may continue to get the education necessary to start a new career.
While many students will not be able to finish their programs at ITT, they can transfer to EGTC to complete their studies and pursue the career they’ve been dreaming of. Similar programs of study include Accounting, Network Systems Administration and Computer-Aided Design & Drafting.
Advisors at EGTC are prepared to review the transcripts of current and former ITT students to explore any opportunities to transfer into a current EGTC program. EGTC will evaluate ITT course work and decide whether all or some of a student’s completed credits will be accepted and what remaining credits will be required to complete. EGTC's programs are affordable and can often be completed in less than one year, and without accumulating further debt.
"We are looking forward to welcoming ITT students at Emily Griffith," said Linda Van Doren, Director of Instructional Programs. "We will work with each student to determine their needs, their career goals, and review their transcripts to determine the best program offerings that align with the student's desired career path.
"The ITT situation is unfortunate for its students," said Jeff Barratt, EGTC Executive Director. "EGTC prides itself as highly affordable, and all students can graduate without debt due to our low tuition and financial aid in the form of scholarships and grants. We do not, nor ever will, offer student loans."
EGTC will host three information sessions for students who were impacted by the closing of ITT Tech on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Sessions are at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Emily Griffith Campus at 1860 Lincoln Street. Students are asked to bring their transcripts with them. The sessions will cover:
- Programs that align with ITT
- Options for credit transferability
- Start dates of programs
- Financial implications
- Next steps
Emily Griffith Technical College is a public school and accredited through the Council on Occupational Education. This provides assurances to students for rigorous instructional practice, access to high quality classrooms, shops, and labs, and a commitment to strong completion and placement rates.
The College provides superior training in today’s fastest growing occupations in health sciences, business technology, trades, industry and professional studies. In the past two years, the College relocated to three new state-of-the-art campuses in downtown Denver, providing an excellent instructional environment including hands-on training with state-of-the art equipment and technology for students and faculty. The school’s reputation and long-standing relationships with businesses support successful job placement for its graduates.