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Hey everyone,
I've been accepted to attend Wyotech at the Laramie campus for the Advanced Diesel, and Service Management classes since early this summer.
It is very expensive but i'm not worried about that (38,000+Living). Has anyone experienced the school (attended) and if so how is it? I'm just trying to make sure i'm choosing the best school I can. Has anyone heard about after you graduate compared to other schools?

Thanks for any help anyone might be able to offer.
Eric C.
 

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ecrusch1987 said:
Hey everyone,
I've been accepted to attend Wyotech at the Laramie campus for the Advanced Diesel, and Service Management classes since early this summer.
It is very expensive but i'm not worried about that (38,000+Living). Has anyone experienced the school (attended) and if so how is it? I'm just trying to make sure i'm choosing the best school I can. Has anyone heard about after you graduate compared to other schools?

Thanks for any help anyone might be able to offer.
Eric C.
What $38,000 for What? Here in my area if you complete grade 12. All you do is get a job with a dealer or any repair garage and compined with a few weeks of day time classes and many night time class you become a licensed auto mechanic. F*** if you go in dept it will take years and years to pay-off the $38,000

ecrusch1987 said:
Hey everyone,
I've been accepted to attend Wyotech at the Laramie campus for the Advanced Diesel, and Service Management classes since early this summer.
It is very expensive but i'm not worried about that (38,000+Living). Has anyone experienced the school (attended) and if so how is it? I'm just trying to make sure i'm choosing the best school I can. Has anyone heard about after you graduate compared to other schools?

Thanks for any help anyone might be able to offer.
Eric C.
 

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It's a lotta dough for what you get. I teach Automechanics for a living, I am familar with Wyo tech, UTI, AAI and a few others. Been there, toured the campus, took classes, etc.

For the money, you would be better off going to the local J.C. Look for a quality program (Natef Certified is a good sign)
You can get the same info at the JC as you can at any trade school for about 1/10th the cost. As good as any trade school is , it is in business to make money, not to educate.

Every year I watch my students go to these schools while some very good JC's in my state are ignored. Why? Because its "college". It has some kind of stigma attached, at least in their minds.

So you don't want to take Math or Science again? So don't. Allmost all of the JC's offer a Certificate program where all you take are the tech classes.

Intrigue has the right idea. Work at a dealer, go to school evenings and weekends to get the training.

Finally, be smart enough to take the long view. Education now will pay off in the future.

My .02 cents
 

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curly5759

You made great points. These kids don't have a clue what it's like to pay-off a $40,000 loan and for what. He got the advise now its up to him.
 

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curly 5759 ----- your rite about any local j c/community collage , if your an in state resident the tuition is cheeper / and with all the grants out there to apply for, school is cheep to attend . i see no reason for anyone not gaining more education in what there interested in doing, remember with a certification you will be payed great money and with a degree in applied sciences you will be getting at lest $15.00/20.00 per hr more to start with a new employer i can attest to this i went the school rout in welding an now can afford the simple things in life [ car/truck ] projects to keep me happy--
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I personally know several boys that attended WT,including my own son. None of them are working in their chosen field. Seems like most employers want EXPERIENCE ,not knowledge. My experience only encludes Body men. I believe in education,but its the same old story,no experience,no job,no job ,no chance to gain experience. My advice would be to check with potential employers for honest opinion .:thumbup:
 

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I went to the Institute of Technical Trades in Toronto to basically learn welding. They tought everything, blueprints,robot, aluminum,mig, tig, arc. Didnt pay attention to much about how much it was costing at the time,the recruiter they had was real smooth. I now owe $8000 and I been paying since 1998. I really learned to weld and stuff metal working,on the job. I wouldnt pay all that money of I were you.:pimp:
 

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I'm going to school next semester at Pennsylvania College of Technology for diesel mechanics. Total expenses including living, books, tution. Come out to roughly 15k a year. So in a 2 year program, you get a degree for less than 1 year at wyotech.
 
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