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CDI College is system of institutions located throughout the provinces of Canada, which claim to be educational and professional training facilities that prepare people for a future in the workplace.

CDI College is a for-profit university, which is a type of post-secondary learning institution that has been multiplying over the last few years. According to CDI College’s website, recent press releases promoting their school, and Wikipedia page, they offer a wide variety of diploma programs and have over twenty different locations that prospective students may attend.

When choosing an institution of higher learning, one of the important things you should look for is “accreditation,” the process by which a third party evaluates the educational program and makes sure that it meets pre-determined standards. In both the United States and Canada, this third party must be approved by the government's Educational Department.

Being a Canadian school, in order for CDI College to have accreditation, they must adhere to specific guidelines set out by each individual province where their campuses are located.

Unfortunately, as the attendance rates of for-profit universities have risen there have been reports  that some for-profit colleges and universities have mislead their prospective students into believing they are fully accredited.

The reality then turns out to be that only some of their diploma programs meet standards for accreditation while others do not, or sometimes the schools claim accreditation from a third party which is not sanctioned by the country's Educational Department.

Thankfully, it is possible to conduct your own research to determine whether or not a collegiate program is considered accredited. By going to the website of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, you can choose the province in which you are planning to attend school, and from there discover which schools and programs are accredited, and which are not.

Since many companies will not acknowledge or accept your degree or training certificate from an unaccredited program, making sure that you are attending an accredited program is necessary to protect the time, money, and effort that you invest into obtaining a college diploma.

If you have any experience with this school or their programs, please leave your CDI College reviews below.

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CDI is a scam for-profit college

August21, 2018

CDI is a "Trump university". It is not a Canada-accredited college, so no businesses accepts your scam certificate. There is no help with academics during courses, there are no employment advisors or career fairs, and professors are not available to help. CDI takes your money, gives easy tests, then shuts the door on you. You will never find a job with your certificate. You return to the job you were doing before... minimum wage.

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I had a great experience !!!

June12, 2018

I've been reading these online reviews and quite frankly my experience is quite the opposite. I attended the Scarborough Campus for their Medical Office program and my class was full and my classmates were happy. The Instructor Carrie was fabulous, very attentive and knowledgeable. My Admissions guy told me he's worked in the education industry for over 10 years and I found him to be honest, attentive, straight forward and accommodating. I threw a ton of questions his way and then brought my husband who drilled him every which way from here to Tuesday but each time he had quick, reasonable answer that made us feel welcomed and taken care of. Thanks Steven!!

I'm not suggesting that others who write reviews are lying, but perhaps their negative experience was from a different year, different province or different campus. All I'm saying is my experience and from what I could tell from other students, in the hallways and conversations in the elevator is that the recipe at Scarborough is AWESOME ! Now I'm hired and making more money than I used to when I working at KFC

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Information Technology @ CDI College

February27, 2018

Studying at CDI college changed my life very greatly! Fully equipped IT Lab, and online Test out and Microsoft Labs enabled me to fully achieve and gain what I was looking for. Intuitive teaching methodology and Virtualized lab environments were the core elements to boost my knowledge to a higher plane. Easily accessible instructor and small group class help to grasp the courses easily.
I advise anyone who is interested in the IT field, even with zero background, to get qualified with all what IT filed demands at CDI College

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college CDI is a scam

July20, 2017

Just the fact that there's enough correct answers already written on the "admission" test (a "test" that any crackhead with half a brain could pass) for you to be accepted is a clear proof that they are money greedy, why their diploma is worthless, why no employer is taking them seriously and why you also shouldn't.

There's so many horror stories all over internet; just google it. College CDI sucks, plain and simple. They are often followed by cheesy misinformation sent by CDI trolls. A clear proof it's a professional scam and not a real college.

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November14, 2016

Does anyone know how I can sue CDI?

I am taking an IT course and by the time I graduate, all the certification exams that we are preparing for, would be retired.

It is November 2016 and the course for Microsoft Server is for the 2008 version, which is retired.

Some schools are using 2012 and 2016.

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November 23, 2016

CDI is not a SCAM.

The issues listed above have been resolved and I am very pleased.
In fact, I rate the IT teacher as one of the best I have had. I have studied in Montreal, Manchester England and attended the University of Miami (Electrical Engineering) and really like the IT teacher.

I also found the staff to be friendly and professional. I would not hesitate to send people there.

My advice to students would be to take your certification exams as soon as you complete your course. The IT teacher would get you ready with sample questions and projects.

Good luck and give CDI a try.

December 17, 2016

I don't believe that you are Christopher that was in the CDI College in Calgary. I have seen his case and he does have solid proof that CDI College, is in fact a FRAUD.

I have given him advice on how to proceed and I am hopeful that he would carry out what I have told him.

People in charge of CDI College have to be locked up.

I have also contacted the Office of the Attorney General to take a closer look into the dealings of this For-Profit 'College'..
If they need help, I have connections with an Attorney that worked on the case in the US, involving for-profit Colleges.

I hope to see big changes coming soon.

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