Local ITT Tech students, alumni considering options - Tucson News Now

Local ITT Tech students, alumni considering options

ITT Tech closed. (Source: Tucson News Now) ITT Tech closed. (Source: Tucson News Now)
Notice on door for lobby hours. (Source: Tucson News Now) Notice on door for lobby hours. (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Local ITT Technical Institute students were notified through an early morning email that school leadership had decided to close its doors for good.  

"I think it will definitely slow me down a little bit.  It wont stop me, you know, I'll keep trying but it will definitely slow me down," said student Chris Clevenger, who was only five classes away from obtaining a bachelors degree.  Clevenger has been attending off and on since 2009.

"Spending so much time away from my family, and spending it here at the schools.  And student loans. I've racked up quite a bit of debt on that," says Clevenger.  

Despite the challenges, he says he never regretted attending ITT Tech because he believed he was receiving instruction from industry professionals that would help him achieve a promotion at his current job.  Now he's considering transferring his credits to another school, but it's unclear what institutions may accept the credits.

The email sent to students explains, "As always, the decision to accept transfer credits is up to the receiving institution."

By Tuesday evening, students said they had tried to access transcripts and other information through an online portal but the site was not working.  So far the U.S. Department of Education has not said whether the closure will effect the value or validity of degrees already obtained by ITT Tech students.   

A note listing holiday hours is posted on the locked doors of the Tucson campus saying the offices were closed Tuesday but would be open Wednesday at 9 a.m.  It's unclear when the notice was posted.

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