ITT Technical Institute-Cordova
About ITT Technical Institute-Cordova
This branch of ITT Technical Institute is located just outside of Memphis, in Cordova, Tennessee. The community itself contains major shopping centers, businesses, and apartments. Each year the town celebrates its history with an annual crafts fair and Fourth of July parade. All the conveniences of city living are available ten miles away in Memphis, which has a population of more than 600,000. Cordova is considered part of the greater Memphis metropolitan area. The area offers a wide variety of attractions, cultural and dining experiences, and outdoor fun. Elvis Presley's home, Graceland, and the famous "home of the blues" Beale Street are the most popular destinations. Memphis is home to a lively arts community, including the Art Museum at the University of Memphis, Ballet Memphis, Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art, the Chucalissa Museum (focusing on Native American history and archaeology), an IMAX theater, the Delta Blues Museum, Dixon Gallery and Gardens (which specializes in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and decorative arts), the Memphis Botanic Garden, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, and much more. Day and nighttime entertainment abounds on Beale Street, the Cooper-Young Entertainment District, Overton Square Entertainment District, and year round themed festivals. Museums include Schwab general store, the Alex Haley House and Museum, the W.C. Handy House Museum, the Mississippi River Museum, and the Ornamental Metal Museum. Outdoor activities include Laser Quest, Golf and Games Family Park, or attend the races at Memphis Motorsports Park and Race On Driving Experience. Memphis offers a plethora of restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars, and clubs to suit every taste and cuisine interest.
ITT in Cordova's school of drafting and design offers a variety of technical programs leading to the AAS and BS. A specialization in digital entertainment and game design leads to the BS in applied science. Associate of Applied Science degrees include programs in computer drafting and design, information technology ¡V multimedia, or visual communications.
The BS in digital entertainment and game design prepares graduates for career opportunities in a variety of entry-level positions involving technology associated with designing and developing digital games and multimedia applications. Courses in the program offer a foundation in digital game design.
The AAS in computer drafting and design combines wherever possible computer-aided drafting with conventional methods of graphic communication to solve drafting and basic design-related problems. The program prepares graduates to work in entry-level positions in areas of technical drafting and design. Students should expect to be exposed to both classroom theory and laboratory projects.
The AAS in information technology ¡V Multimedia provides a broad-based foundation in the area of IT and a concentration in multimedia. The program can help students prepare to perform tasks associated with designing and creating interactive multimedia communications.
The AAS in visual communications helps prepare students for entry-level positions in visual communications related professions. The curriculum consists of a foundation core of design and general education courses followed by studies in multimedia applications. The program can help graduates prepare to perform tasks associated with designing and creating interactive multimedia communications and print communications.
ITT in Cordova offers career planning and advising to enrolled students. The school encourages student activities to help develop individual initiative, group leadership and cooperation. The school helps to provide students with the opportunity to participate in activities, which relate to educational objectives, satisfy social needs, provide recreational opportunities and encourage cultural enrichment. Federal, state, and school financial aid in the form of loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study are available to qualified students. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the school early in order to learn more about the options in financing a college education and to meet deadlines for certain sources of aid.
ITT Technical Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate of applied science degrees and bachelor of applied science degrees.