Advanced Technology Institute
- 2 Year
- VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
Advanced Technology Institute Reviews
Rating 4.31 out of 5 35 reviews
My experience at ATI has been nothing short of great! I have very knowledgeable instructors with 30+ years of experience in their respective skill trades. Nothing like hands-on experience to couple with classroom instruction.
My son graduated a year early from high school and decided he wanted to enter into a welding program. We did all research in the world before deciding on enrolling him in ATI. Everything looked on the outside as if this was going to be the right decision. Just a few weeks into the program 2 of the 3 instructors quit on the same day and they were apparently the best instructors they had. My son was not getting any proper instruction and the school absolutely failed him in every way. I contacted the vice president multiple times to see what they were going to do to reconcile the situation but he was completely unprofessional and did nothing. This place is absolutely pathetic! We lost thousands of dollars in this situation but I had no choice but to take him out of there and enroll him in Tidewater Tech school. They have 20 instructors and everyone has been amazing and extremely knowledgeable and supportive! They also have their own AWS certification on site and are thousands cheaper!
the online learning is good for the book work side but its hard to learn parts and proper ways to do something from a computer screen.
I am in the heavy diesel program at ati. Most of the staff is helpful and very knowledgeable of the subject area. The finance and career help department is extremely helpful. would be nice to use all equipment in the shop and some tools could be replaced.
Advanced Technology Institute is a great school located in Virginia Beach, VA. The school offers multiple programs and has a great reputation of preparing students for the field.
The value of a degree is high because this is one of the best technical schools in the nation.
They offer morning afternoon and evening classes so it is easier to find and work a job
The class is small so the instructor can easily work with each of their different classes easily, for example the fact that my major is automotive technologies with high performance engineering. The school has a separate teacher just for high performance.
Its ok, mostly because everyone that usually goes to technical colleges are kinetic learners.
Though the campus is small it has everything i need to do my work.
They are very good and captivating.
i love the shorter weeks and the breaks every hour and five minutes during school. The teacher keeps my attention and the courses are solid and educational.
They not only help you find jobs, they actually set up the interviews and have personal connections with you and your employers.
So far the professors are great. They are informative and stimulating at the same time. The curriculum starts a little slow but is necessary to make sure everyone is on the same page. The work load thus far is easily manageable and the study assistance is amazing.
A unique opportunity I have here at ATI is the chance to bring my own vehicle in to work on if it is related to the subject we are studying at the moment. Also the diverse ages of students makes it easy to find help in any are, because each generation has specific strengths and weaknesses.
Computer labs are great but they never seem to have quite enough computers and the speed of the networks aren't the easiest to work with. Printing on campus is usually very easy and cheap. I've never had a problem with the reliability of the networks, only the speed. Every school i've been to has had easy wireless access.
The student centers are great however a few more computers would be wonderful. The libraries are vast and if they don't have a book on something they have an online source ready. Campus activites are usually vast and have a diverse group of people. Most colleges i've gone to are very aesthetically pleasing on the outside as well on the inside.