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I graduated from wyotech on 12-19-08. I took the collision/refinishing program with chassis fab. I definately agree with everyone else...the recruiters don't have a [censored]ing clue what the he// they are talking about. They are all paid to say everything they tell you. There job is to make wyotech look good. The program I went thru used I-car as there curriculum. What a [censored]ing joke! You pay all that money ( about $9, 000 a class/3months) and don't get the I-car points or certifications after sitting through the class. It all costs extra. I just recently got a job and my employer paid for me to sit through an I-car class. It cost $85 and it was the exact same in every way that it was at wyotech...except this time I got the points. Now I find out that because I didn't purchase any of the cd's while I was at school, I am no longer eligible to get certs. 40 individual classes down the [censored]ing drain. As far as I'm concerned I am I-car certified in 40 things because I paid to take the tests thru my tuition and passed them all. But NOOOOOOOOO. They gotta build up the hype and tell you what you wanna hear to get you there and then BAM...you all of a sudden paid 30g's for a 9month janitorial program. Oh yes...they have you doing sooooo much cleaning and bulls**t like that. They treat you like you are a [censored]ing child.

I have soooooooo many issues with this school, I won't even try to explain my whole 9mnth experience with that place. It's a [censored]ing joke. PLEASE take my advice...take your 30 grand that you are about to spend on this school and go buy yourself a descent computer with internet and all the tools and materials you need and just start building s**t. You'd be surprised how fast you can teach yourself something with a little bit of common sense and the internet. After it's all said and done you will own all those tools for future use instead of spending 30 grand for nothing.

Don't Go To Wyotech.

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  • Ap
      14th of Dec, 2010
    -1 Votes

    I am currently attending Wyotech in Laramie, I signed up for collision/refinishing technology and street rod custom fab and added trim and upholstery and chassis fab and I graduate dec. 21, 2010. I have 55, 000 dollars in loans plus interest. I have worked my [censor] off at this school to get everything I could out of it I have a 93 gpa and perfect attendance. The only cert. I have is for refridgerant recovery and recycling. WYOTECH IS A SCAM. I didnt learn nearly as much as I feel I should have for the price. I have been treated like crap by the school since I got here. The financial aid office calls me in on a weekly basis and wastes my time because they cant do their jobs. there was maybe 6 people at career fair hiring collision core students and hundreds of collison students that couldnt get interviews because there wasnt enough people hiring in that field at career fair so the job placement is [censor]. With the exception of 1 instructor(a trim and upholstery instructor by the name of Mac) all my instructors and coordinaters have done nothing but hold me back and cause me problems. The school keeps moving the instructors to different classes ex. one of the instructors I had in streetrod is now one of my chassis fab instructors and he knows nothing about chassis fab, so half the instructors at this school don't even know the curriculum. Most of the instructors are lazy and dont know how to teach, they have hired some students that just barely graduated to become instructors(which to me seems like them cutting corners by not hiring people that no the industry. I have wasted a lot of money for nothing. I had wanted to come here for several years and when I graduated high school I enrolled in Wyotech(BIGGEST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE). The only thing I have against the attendance policy is that if you have to miss school for a legitament reason you can still get kicked out. The only problem I have with the dress code is the hair and facial hair rules, I dont get a lot of facial hair and I had a little stubble patch I missed while shaving and I got docked points and told not to come back to class until I shaved. The cleanup is understandable to a point but in an 8 hour day in the shop we spend about an hour and a half cleaning through out the day. Housing is the biggest scamat Wyotech half the kids that signed up to live in school housing are in cheap crappy hotel rooms because wyotech significantly overbooked(but they are still getting charged for the the housing they signed up for which is substantially more expensive. The school housing has several other problems like we have weekly roomchecks done by students that housing hires and gives keys to our apartment(sometimes stuff comes up missing). Over breaks they send in a cleaning crew(this is when A LOT of stuff comes up missing). Another problem I had with housing is before our break me and my roommates cleaned the whole apartment top to bottom, front to back spotless and they charged me for 2 hours of cleaning and when I got back they hadn't touched a thing except for my roommates 800 dollar earings that came up missing out of his nightstand and Wyotech refuses to cover them even though it was the people they hired and gave keys to that stole them. That is only a few of my complaints on Wyotech, I could be here for a week talking about all the [censor] and problems this school has put me through. WYOTECH IS A MONEY HUNGRY CORPORATE MACHINE. There are a lot of automotive schools my advice is when you decide on a school(hopefully for your sake not Wyotech) really look into it and know what you are getting into and not just what the school says.

  • Aj
      15th of Dec, 2010
    0 Votes

    This guy right above me nailed it on the head! I am also attending the laramie campus and it is total horse [censor]. I am in the ASM and Diesel classes. i cant elaborate on the diesel because i havent started it yet but ASM it a complete waste.

  • Bi
      17th of Dec, 2010
    0 Votes

    instead of going to wyotech just take your 30 grand a burn it, then bang your head up against a wall for 3 hours! you'll still have a headache and be out 3o grand but aleast you wouldnt of wasted 9 months of youe life, when you come here to wyotech [censor] 110% of effort, you have to put in 500% because the teachers dont give a [censor] about you, all they want is a paycheck. although school is what you make of it, this place is hard to make something of, at fist it was great and i got good grades, then 2nd phase rolled around and they move me to the back of the class so the [censor] ups can sit up front and sleep all day. its a bunch of bull [censor]!!! when you come here if your not a brown noser the teacher wont like you. the teachers may now all about what they are to be teaching but they dont really know how to teach, plus my [censored] wyotech guide wouldnt get back to me and i lost a $1, 000 scholarship! and the guides and reps dont know [censor] about this place. i'm sitting in a class with 60 other kids that say there rep lied to them.

  • Ch
      17th of Dec, 2010
    0 Votes

    Wyotech is a good school. But the [censor] you have to go through to get it done is stupid. i hope when i get out of here that this place on a resume will help me get started with a CAREER, not a job. The teachers do show fovoritism to student. I am in ASM currently and i have two days left in it. If you dont want to happen to get a chance of not being the teeachers pet and have to kiss [censor] for three months, dont do ASM. And i noticed that my recruiter Mr. Payne was incorrect in some of the things he told me before i came out here. I could sit here and slander him but he have ever been to the laramie campus before. So the school is what needs to be fixed. You need certified teachers so we can e certified also when we leave. that would look alot better on a resume you think. we also need better housing. yeah they have some good ones but what happens if you dont get a good one, they stick you in a studio appartment thats maybe 18x12 with another student also with no oven and a half a kitchen, with some rinkady [censor] bunk beds that are finger tight bults. Also The courses run fast and dont really teach you [censor]. Your core might be a little better but i wouldnt knwo yet, ill post another after that. WyoTech needs to get better staff and better atendeance policies.

  • Aj
      20th of Dec, 2010
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    charles and cahill are right, but total douchers! hahaha

  • Bs
      21st of Dec, 2010
    +1 Votes

    I went to WyoTech Jan 2005-Sep 2005 at Laramie, WY. I did their Automotive Course with ASM. While attending WyoTech, I earned A's and had near perfect attendance (I missed the last two hours on a Friday due to a high fever/flu). After graduating from WyoTech, I was a proud young man who had a degree and was going places (in my mind anyway). Turns out, reality hit me like a ton of bricks and I soon realized exactly what I had purchased for $30, 000. I was told I was going to get an "Associate's Degree" by a recruiter. WRONG. I instead, received an "Associate Degree". Apparently, that last "s" makes ALL the difference. My credit won't transfer to regionally accredited colleges (except U of Phoenix, but is that a real school anyway?) and serious dealerships look for that special "s" in your Associate's Degree before they fill a position requiring an Associate's Degree holder.

    During a job fair after graduation, the only employers who attended (and there weren't that many) were only offering $8.50/hr jobs as lube techs. Any dumb monkey with a GED can do this job. As time went on, I continued looking for employment and got the same results. Nobody reputable hires from WyoTech. They hire the techs coming out of regionally accredited community colleges who've earned REAL degrees, not the toilet paper WyoTech degree (there's that "s" again!). My only option after graduation was to join the military just so I could pay off that ridiculous $30, 000 tuition expense. So now, I'm looking on going back to school to earn a REAL degree using the Army's GI Bill so I can make some REAL money. However, I'm still having a hard time finding a job, even with WyoTech on my resume.

    By the way, UTI is no different. People, if you want a real education, go to a regionally accredited not-for-profit public or private school and stay away from for-profit institutions. They only tell you great stories until you give them your money, then they abandon you and you're left to face the "s".

  • Wy
      30th of Jan, 2011
    0 Votes

    I am a student at Wyotech West Sacramento location. I am in the electrical program. The school suck. All they want to do is pass you so you can continue to enrol so they can make money off your tuition. The instructors have the field experience but not the knowledge they suppose to teach you. They can show you how to wired two wires together with a wirenut but they have no [censor]ing clue how electricity works. If they like you then you're okay, they will give you good grades, if they don't like you no matter what you do, they find ways to take points off of you. If you go to the coordinators and complain WALLY, he will threaten to take points off the whole class. Don't [censor]ing come to this school they have good program but the coordinator and the instructor suck balls.

  • Wy
      30th of Jan, 2011
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    [censor] Wyotech West Sacramento. [censor]ing instructors don't know [censor] about theory and whatever they suppose to teach. They know how to teach you how to wire two wires with a wirenut together but they don't know how [censor]ing electricity work. I am a student at West Sacramento, Wyotech in the Electrical program. Wally Masters the coordinator is bias and will take points off your grade if you complain about an instructors so no point of going to him. If you want to dispute anything go straight to Washing D.C. since it's aVeterans Affair thing because this is a private post secondary school. I already filed a complaint. But what i really need is a lawyer to get my [censor]ing $20K back from [censor] I didn't learn. If they like you you will get 100% every module but if they hate yo [censor] no matter how hard you try they will take points off of you... [censor] [censor] school all they want to do is make money.. they'll pass you just to get your tuition money...

  • Wy
      31st of Jan, 2011
    0 Votes

    Electrical Program at West Sacramento Wyotech breaks down into 9 modules. mod 1 teaches you the math and science behind electricity, my [censor]ing teacher dont' [censor]ing know how do basic math like multiply and divide fractions. I remember we have open lab and I was wiring stuff up. These [censor]ing instructors don't even check our [censor] to see if we wired it wrong or not. Anyone can wire [censor] up but I want to wire it correctly, thats what I feel I paid these guys to do, to teach me the correct way. They just go go head turn on power BAMMMM no wonder they're not trippen the school is filled with fuses... Still today I don't [censor]ig know how to bend conduit or wiring up a GFCI receptacles, so don't even ask me wtf the code book says. Go ask them instructors see if they know???? Bull [censor] as school that picks on you daily if they don't like you, if they like you they'll let you do all the projects... THEY JUST WANT YOUR MONEY,

  • Wy
      31st of Jan, 2011
    0 Votes

    Proberly 2 out of every class will like Wyotech but the rest will not because those are the Eagle Techs. Those are the ones that get special treatment and gets to do all the stuff..

  • Ec
      1st of Feb, 2011
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    Most of you that are posting these negative comments towards wyotech realize that a standard university will do the same thing? If you miss too many hours of class time you will get kicked out no matter what the reason. If you dont pay attention in class yes you will fail they do go over alot of material very quickly. Im currently enrolled in ASM, Streed Rod, High Performance Powertrains, and Automotive Core classes in Blairsville and I have loved every minute Wyotech is 100% what you make out of it and if a employer flat out states that they will not hire you for going to wyotech that is discrimination against you and if you really want a job in the field dont sit on your [censor] waiting for someone to call you. You need to physically go to the shops and ask to speak to a manager about a possible position its not that hard. Wyotech is not a bad school at all and yes the negative attitude with alot of students is here and unfortunetly its a majority of the class. The teachers not caring, some do and some dont, but if you go to a normal university the classes are twice sometimes 3 times as big depending on the school and the professor could give a [censor] less about every student, they dont have time to. Its the same as wyotech they have to move on with the curriculum simply because it is so fast paced. Get it through your skull and to those of you who think it is not a normal college it is definately and you will have to work hard for what you want.

  • Wy
      2nd of Feb, 2011
    0 Votes

    I have been to other colleges before attending Wyotech and I have to say Wyotech's program itself is not bad. The way they design the program is not bad, I am complaining about how the school is running it like a business and not an institution that actually will fail a student who actually never makes it. For example if you fail a quiz or a test, usually you get that score, here they just let you retake the dam thing or intentionally change grades to pass you so they can make more tuition. On top of that 1 out of 10 instructors are actually acting professionals but the rest of them are just [censor]. They have no education, foul language all the time, talks on the cell phone while teaching, they can teach you the hands on part but they don't know the bookwork part themselves because they never actually went to school themselves. The qualifications to be an instructor there is only if they have at least 10 years of field experience and carry a licenese but not any teaching credentials or any schooling background. The school is a [censor]ing money eating machine. I would not sugguest going here unless your G.I. Bill is paying for it.

  • Ex
      3rd of Feb, 2011
    0 Votes

    My spouse and I were both enrolled in the motorcycle program at Wyotech in Daytona. Wyotech has it's pro's.. but they certainly do not out weigh the con's. I would like to first say that we both learned a whole lot during our time at Wyotech. However, neither of us had any previous mechanical knowledge. What we learned at Wyotech was very basic. Coming from a background with absolutely no mechanical knowledge, we both maintained a gpa of 4.0.. with a 98% average. I feel that wee have just began to brush the surface of mechanics. $30k each later (that's $60k!!!) I have not heard once from career services, I have been in to see them on a few occasions and although there were people stuffed in random cubicles none of them so much as smiled at me, or even looked my way let alone asked me (the 30K paying customer) if they could be of assistance. The attendance policy is ridiculous. We came to Wyotech with lives already in the works, we are not children and those of us who are still pay the same $30k and therefore should be treated as customers. Some of us have children of our own, and bills, and life to take care of. It is impossible to manage the rest of our lives while we are expected to be at school from 7am to 4:15pm every weekday. Nothing opens before 7 and if you have ever been to the Daytona campus you know that you will not be leaving the parking lot until at least 5 with the traffic cluster (whose dumb idea was that.. ???) Most things close at 5. We are repeatedly told that the key to success at Wyotech is attendance.. attendance.. attendance.. I have been told that my grades (98% in every class) will make little difference to employers because my attendance is shot. Reasons I missed: 1. Had to enroll my children in school and drive them in their first day (it's the rule for students coming in mid year) 2. Received a call from child's school.. child is puking and must be picked up immediately 3. Children need physicals to enroll in school.. 2 different appts.. Doc cannot see all children on same day. Etc Etc. How can I keep good attendance and still not go to jail for neglecting my children!! Then to boot I am treated like a child and an idiot by every admin and 1/2 the teachers.. and some of the admins are young girls nearly the age that spend the night with mine on weekends. I am no fool, I am not an idiot nor am I a [censor] (or an [censor] like you Mr. Shriver) I know the value of a dollar.. and Wyotech is not at all worth 30 thousand of them.. maybe if tuition were closer to ten grand.. then you'd be getting what you paid for. I DO NOT RECCOMMEND PAYING $30k TO ATTEND WYOTECH.

  • Ni
      5th of Feb, 2011
    -1 Votes

    i took the same classes in sacramento cali i had this one black instructor who would only watch porn and smoke pot it was a wast of time so i quit and im trying not to pay a dime for there [censor]!

  • Hs
      10th of Mar, 2011
    +2 Votes

    The Class and Lecture time is 50/50 .How could you not learn?! People need to gear up and take some responsibility. WyoTech as a life long Career Service department, how could you not get a job? Put some effort into it. Call them and keep in contact. Use what you paid for?!Its hard for everyone to get a career these days and you just got to bust your butt like everyone else. People get lazy and think everything is going to be handed to them. I know people who graduated from the university and can’t get hired to save their life!!!It’s what you make of it people!! Ugh… people bug me. If you have a real question about the school, I can get you a real answer. JUST ASK ME!!!Not these people who half [censor] and expect to be hired on to Kenworth .

    Laramie <3

  • Wh
      18th of Apr, 2011
    +2 Votes

    I'm wondering what sort of grades all you complainers got at Wyotech? I have found that the ones that do the most complaining are the ones that do not do anything to help them get ahead. Or they read a bunch of BS on the internet and decide yeah, its a bad school. Which is stupid to me. The internet is full of BS now days. I studied auto tech and advanced diagnostics. My Wyotech recruiter was amazing, I adore her. I am glad I sat down with someone. We went over everything. There was lots of stuff that I didn't realize about the school that was not on the website. You should know too..EVERY CAMPUS IS DIFFERENT! I heard stuff about California so I went to Laramie because that was the first campus. And I loved it there... my rep stayed in touch and If she didn't know something, she would find someone who did. She even called an instructor when we met together the first time because she didn't know an answer to a question I had. Everyone at Wyotech really wants to help you, but you have to show that you are serious. I graduated last year and I am working at a dealership making good money right now. I agree with the other person who said having Wyotech on their resume made a difference. It did for me too. My employer was very familiar with Wyotech and their reputation in the trans maintenance industry. Its really good. Paying back my loans aren't killing me either... Hell, I had a car payment before I went to Wyotech and that wasn't making me any money... my cert is. So all you bad commenters, I feel sorry you didn't get more from it. I know I can go back to study again for free if my program knowledge gets limited, and I will in a heartbeat.

  • Ba
      13th of May, 2011
    0 Votes

    I was an Instructor at the Fremont Location, and it was a nightmare trying to teach, FIrst the ad reps would enroll anyone, Pedophiles, Felons, Drug Dealers, people I could never get a job in the trades, (trades background checks before they send employees to house's ), but they would leave that out, and then I would catch ### for telling a young felon it would be hard to place them. The are MONEY PITS, and DIPLOMA MILLS, I'm not some pissed off, fired employee, after 5 years of beating my head against the wall, fighting Corporate office, School Staff, and Students, I gave up. Most of the Instructors have issues with drugs and alcohol, They work you do death, and have any warm body teach a class because the teachers had worse attendance issues then the students, so you might get the Sheet Metal teacher, teaching transmissions, or the Engines Class Back up instructor leading the Electricians Course.
    I would suggest you go to a UNIVERSITY, not a trade school or any kind of For Profit school, I taught at 3 different types of colleges with Corinthian Colleges, and they are all the same, they want your money, they want you to grad out, and they want you to disappear. Most are unhappy, Most won't complain because they feel it will fall on Deaf ears, which it will. Put these schools out of business by NOT ATTENDING THEM. Yes it takes 4 years to get a REAL university degree, but you won't get laughed at, and you will be taken seriously in the Business world, these schools are laughed at and frowned upon.
    If you feel ripped off, then contact your congressman, if enough of you file written complaints with they will have a gov official look into them!
    Good luck!

  • Un
      20th of Jun, 2011
    +1 Votes

    I am currently attending the diesel course at the Laramie WY campus and supposed to graduate the 24th of this month, and have had nothing but problems from the get go.
    [censored] #1- Months before I started the program in September of 2010 I sent in my housing contract and housing deposit ($150). After coming to Wyotech I found out that they had received my deposit but not my contract although I had sent the two together in the same envelope. I was livid but didn’t get anywhere with management. They basically told me I was screwed and didn’t have a place to live. I found a place to live no thanks to them.

    [censored] #2- I had initially applied for diesel core and advanced diesel as my elective. My rep told me he couldn’t get me into advanced because it was backed up for over a year. I said ok, it is what it is oh well so I picked a different elective. When I arrived to Wyotech I soon found out there was 15 people in the advanced class while there was over 60 people in the elective I ended up in. Wow I thought, these people are really on top of their game (not).

    [censored] #3- Wyotech is supposedly all about professionalism but is not enforced. The truth of the matter is idiot kids with nowhere else to go is wyotechs bread and butter. That’s what they thrive on, so they accommodate these idiots, meanwhile the students that are looking to actually learn something about the profession get screwed over and don’t learn what I think they should learn.

    [censored] #4- About a month ago I got called into the financial aid office to learn that I owed wyotech over $700 dollars. I didn’t understand why and never got a solid answer why no matter who I talked to and how hard I tried to get to the bottom of it. Still not understanding why I owed this money they threatened to kick me out, so I paid the money to stay in. I’m not exactly made of money and I had a very hard time scraping the money together but I made it happen.

    [censored] #5- After being told I owe this money and paying it a month ago I find out that I supposedly owe these crooks over $1300! I am once again absolutely livid! I once again cannot get an answer as to why I owe this money to these crooks. I absolutely refuse to pay this money and if they threaten to not let me graduate that’s ok with me. They can kiss my @$$. I don’t care anymore.

  • Ch
      28th of Jun, 2011
    0 Votes

    My son attended in Sacramento, CA. He graduated in Dec of 2010. Once out he received a bill for the financing and his payments are $495.00 a month. How do they expect him to pay that amount of money when he is working in an entry level position. When we first signed him up for the school we were told that his payments would not exceed $75.00 - $100.00. He took Lt. Duty Diesel, Smog and ASM. He graduated with student achievement awards. however, Wyotech is holding his certificates and his diploma hostage. The staff is completely rude and abusive. I have spoken to several of them thus far to get the items released to no avail. They have his certificates, dipoloma, tool deposit and housing deposit. This school is absolutely ridicules. I am seeking an attorney to get this resolved.

  • Jd
      21st of Oct, 2011
    0 Votes

    i attended wyotech daytona for motorcycle and graduated with a 4.0 and walked the stage with honers and i cant get a job where i live everybody around here in missouri wont hire wyotech students and say i should of gone to mmi they have a bad rep with employers and they do misrepresent to an extent and the recruiters really dont have a clue. and you do get treated like a child and im a 30 year old grown man

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