About CDI College
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.
42 ‘CDI College’ Reviews
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
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
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.
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.
I registered for Network and Database Management and realized that they were teaching old courses.
All the A+ and Network+ courses were old and by the time I graduate, the certification exams would be retired.
The main reason for me taking the course was to prepare for the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Certification Exams. To my surprise, CDI was still using SQL Server 2008. At first, I thought they were joking. We are in Nov 2016 and the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 certification exam is retired.
Can one sue the College for a refund?