ITT Technical Institute-Bensalem
About ITT Technical Institute-Bensalem
ITT Technical Institute is a technology and career focused school that grants associate degrees. It is located in Bensalem Township in southeastern Pennsylvania. The township is home to the Philadelphia Park Racetrack and Casino. It is also very close to the city of Philadelphia. Philadelphia has plenty of history as well as arts and culture to offer. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the largest art museums in the country and the Franklin Institute exhibits science and natural history attractions. The Rodin museum holds the greatest number of works by Auguste Rodin outside of France. Philadelphia, known for its hoagies and cheesesteaks, also has many restaurants presenting fine cuisine.
ITT Technical Institute is run by ITT Educational Services, Inc, started in 1946 and headquartered in Carmel, Indiana since 1964. This company runs a system of private schools with over 100 campuses across the country. ITT Tech schools focus on technology education and training for careers. The six career paths the schools offer are information technology, drafting and design, electronics technology, business, criminal justice, and health sciences. The popular and ubiquitous chain of schools granted more electronics and drafting degrees than any other school in the U.S. in 2001.
ITT Tech offers an associate's degree in computer drafting and design. Students take courses in basic computing, computer-aided drafting, graphic communication, technical illustration, architectural drafting, engineering graphics, three-dimensional modeling, and project planning. The program teaches how to translate ideas and sketches into working plans. Students are prepared for entry-level careers in mechanical drafting, architectural drafting, interior design, and civil drafting. The Bensalem campus of ITT has a student affiliates chapter of the American Design Drafting Association to enhance professional development.
ITT also has an associate's degree program in multimedia design. Throughout this course of study, students take classes in basic computing, communication design, software authoring, motion graphics, and visual design. Students will be prepared to design and make multimedia communications and to begin an entry-level career in computer animation, multimedia authoring, computer graphics, and interactive training materials design.
Students may choose an online track and earn an associate's degree in Web design. The program prepares students for jobs in Web site design and development. Students take courses in computing, design, and technology as well as business and general education.
To earn any federal financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This will help determine eligibility for federal grants and loans. Students may also seek out state aid, private loans, or scholarships to fund their education.
ITT Technical Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Because ITT Tech is not regionally accredited, other colleges and universities may not accept transfer credits.