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| I enjoyed my time at Tampa Technical Institute (TTI). The only problem I have is that it is to expensive. The instructors were good and helpful. The things they could improve on were better courses, such as better basic course writing and history. the electronics courses were very good and helpful at the time.Also maybe should focus more on design and R&D classes. Need more real world topics. |
|May 31 2012|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| The preparation that Tampa Technical Institute gave me in 1980/81 was more than adequate for my first year of hire and provided for a 28 year career with an Electronics Manufacturing Supplier. It was well worth the money and effort expended.|
The class material presented was not always easily absorbed and the student really had to apply himself or herself to learn what was being presented. The school was highly regarded as a provider of qualified candidates that fed all of those companies that were seeking electronic technicians at that time and the majority of the teachers in 1980 and 1981 really knew their material.
Unfortunately, any skill or trade that can be outsourced overseas, eventually will be and so,
my advice to the next candidate would be to select a career that cannot be readily outsourced. Criminal Justice or Pharmacy Technician would be better career choices going into 2010.
If you have the funding and the time to go to a four year college or can be accepted into a university, then, this may keep you employed longer. Be mindful also, that there is a great emphasis on state licensing and federal certifications as we exit 2009.
|Nov 05 2009|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 1981 |
| I was at TTI back in the late 70's when it was in downtown Tampa, next to the tv studios for NBC. The school moved about 3 months before graduating. The courses were great and the subject material went very deep. This was the years when electronics were changing-fast! and I had exposure to vacuum tubes, solid-state, microprocessors and basic language programming, all in 12 months! The Profs were real-world workers and thinkers, from big companies, academia and the military. Got placed with IBM in Vermont and stayed for 15 years there, doing test equipment work for 10 of that and then layout design of circuits (CAD) for 5. Went next to Intel for design and stayed for 12 years. Made some of the patterns for Pentium, Itanium, Xeon, and Celeron as well as chips for cellulars, including the I-phone. Now doing layout at company in Arizona. TTI worked out well for me, and I worked hard at it. I'm hoping that it is still a great place to learn. We placed 95 percent of our class. Sometimes, in a career, you take turns and new avenues, like I did. TTI did not have a courses in layout design, but the fundamentals made it possible to break into this field. I was there when the design arts program was just starting and I had no opportunity to see what it was about or talk to students or staff there. Looks like the school has moved again since I left. |
|Feb 06 2008|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 1979 |