Reaching out to ITT students

September 7, 2016 | San Diego Community College District

San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, along with San Diego Continuing Education, are opening their doors to ITT Technical Institute students who are exploring their options to continue their education and training following the school’s abrupt closure.

While the San Diego Community College District only accepts credits from regionally accredited institutions, and while ITT Technical Institute was not regionally accredited, other options may be available.

"We’re ready to help in any way that we can to guide them and get them on a path to their certificates or degrees," said Lynn Neault, SDCCD's vice chancellor of student services. 

The district offers more than 500 degree and certificate programs, many of them similar to what ITT was offering, including Writing and Computational Skills for Business, Information Technology Management, Management and Team Building, Health Information Technology, Small Business Management, and more.

Additional information can be obtained by contacting Helen Houillion at (619) 388-6531 or

ITT Tech is a for-profit college that ceased operations after it was barred last month from enrolling new students who use government loans.

In addition to the district’s efforts, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office is working with the U.S. Department of Education in hosting a series of webinars for students affected by the closure of ITT. The webinars will then be posted on the federal student aid website and will continue to serve as a resource for students as they make important decisions. Federal Student Aid representatives and partners will also host in-person transfer fairs at selected locations to inform students of their options. Details of these fairs will also be posted on the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education website.

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