Another Major Training School Closing? Computertraining.edu??

Here at ITTrainingBlog we have been closely following the recent announcement that Computertraining.com aka. Computertraining.edu has abruptly closed.

Here is the information we can furnish at this time about the closing and the effects it will have on their students as well as the process that students may be able to take in order to recover some of their losses.

**UPDATE** 1/5/10

Computertraining.com / Computertraining.edu has posted information on their website about the closing (keep in mind this is their side of the story and may or may not be the whole truth) and they have posted the appropriate state agencies to help students recover their losses.

**UPDATE** 1/4/10

We felt it important to make known the Google Group that a reader just told us about. If you have been affected by this closure, please visit: http://groups.google.com/group/computertrainingedu-took-the-money-and-ran

**UPDATE** 12/28/09

Here is a letter sent to us by a student of Computertraining.com moments ago that they received via email earlier today:

It is with deep sadness and regret that Computertraining.edu announces it will cease operation and close all of the Computertraining.edu schools, effective immediately. These actions are due to circumstances beyond the Company’s control. There will be no further classes held at any of our schools.
This letter serves as written notification that all future inquires should be directed to your state agency listed below:

Michigan Dept. of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth
Proprietary School Unit
201 North Washington Square
Victor Office Center-3rd Floor
Lansing, MI 48913

Very truly yours,
Computertraining.edu

To recover your losses from the Computertraining.com fall out visit your State Higher Education Agency or Commission. Examples would be for Maryland – MHEC, Virginia – SCHEV etc. This type of thing has happened many times in the past. The state’s governing body for higher education is equipped and has policies in place to help the students recover as much as possible in this type of situation. You should be asking the Higher Education commission in your state about refunds and / or “teach outs”. A teach out is where a local school will add you in to one of their classes (in this case for the MCITP) and the state will reimburse them at least a portion of the cost.

**Original Post** 12/28/09

This is unofficial at this point but our sources (who are VERY reliable) are telling us that Computertraining.edu (formerly computertraining.com) may be about to officially announce that they will be closing operations permanently. Computertraining.edu was a national leader in Microsoft’s systems administration training. They specialized in the MCSE 2003 but recently made the change (as everyone did) to the MCITP-Server Administrator training because of the switch to Server 2008 and the fact that the MCSE exams will soon be retiring and unavailable.

We tried to call their national sales number and it goes to voicemail. We will have more on this as it breaks. What a wild week for the training school business…

State Higher Education Governing Agencies
Here is a list of some of the appropriate places to contact in order to begin to recoup your losses:

Maryland – Maryland Higher Education Commission
Virginia – State Councile for Higher Education Virginia
Pennsylvania -
Ohio – Ohio Dept of Education

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13 thoughts on “Another Major Training School Closing? Computertraining.edu??

  1. I am a student there and just received an email about the closing from them with information to contact the states higher learning department

  2. I am a student at the Troy campus in Michigan. We were schedueled to finish in March. I received this e-mail this morning addressed to everyone in my class.

    Subject: School Closure

    Dear Student:

    It is with deep sadness and regret that Computertraining.edu announces it will cease operation and close all of the Computertraining.edu schools, effective immediately. These actions are due to circumstances beyond the Company’s control. There will be no further classes held at any of our schools.
    This letter serves as written notification that all future inquires should be directed to your state agency listed below:

    Michigan Dept. of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth
    Proprietary School Unit
    201 North Washington Square
    Victor Office Center-3rd Floor
    Lansing, MI 48913

    Very truly yours,
    Computertraining.edu

    Now I owe 30k with interest for training that I will never receive and life time career placement that I will also never receive.

  3. i was suppost to graduate in march and i dont know about u guys but i am really pist!! i do not like the fact that i might be stuck with paying this student loan now for a school that is no longer open… ugh

  4. Just talked to the career placement at the Blue Ash center, they didn;t find out about the closing till after the student receieved the email… to make matters worse they are not sure if they will get paid for Decemeber..

  5. I was a student up in the Quincy area of MASS, got the email and at first i thought it was a joke, however my instructer sent me an email as well confirming it. At least I can say i obtained my 70-620, and we just finished up with 70-290 so i guess now i will have to study hard and try to pass that while tryin to figure out what to do with the loan..

  6. I am a former Instructor. First I would like to say, all the instructors I know cared about their students and their success. We were in no way a part of this fiasco other than to teach the masses set before them. We were told students can contact their state agencies for a possible Refund and/or alternate school to finish their studies. I was also told we had put up a surety bond in each state just for this reason. Each state varies in the amount of the bond and depending on the amount of students that bond is basically split as a refund for them if classes did not finish. And yes, we were not paid for the month of December at all! This is clearly fraud in my opinion, the owner and top executives should be put up on criminal charges!

  7. I had 8 classes before i graduated I was set to graduate 1/27/09, We are working hard our entire class to still have time to get together to study and continue on, thankfully the teachers in our area, have offered to continue to help and teach if we can get a large enough group together, to help us continue.

  8. Reading the comments above, it is clear that a lot of people have been let down by this company. With the current economic climate, its a good idea to check the financial position of your training provider. Unfortuantely, this is not an isolated case. Hopefully, some lessons learned for the future.

  9. Strategy Computers in Seattle, WA suddenly closed down as well- Sounds like the same type of situation. Supposedly the students are going to get any prepaid money back as per their enrollment agreement, however that does not take into account all the effort and hard work already put in, as well as job placement, and help with the tests they had promised after completion of their program. They blame it on the government…

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