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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 = SCAM

Reviewed By Christopher on November 14, 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

UPDATE
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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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Teaching Old Courses

Reviewed By Christopher on November 14, 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?

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November 23, 2016

Issues listed above have been resolved.
I would send people I know to the College.

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SOMEONE VERY DISAPPOINTED VERY DISAPPOINTED

Reviewed By Ganka on March 22, 2016

DON'T WAIST YOUR TIME. I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT THIS JOKE UNTIL TODAY WHEN SOMEONE EMAILED ME AND WHAT A IMPUDENCE AFTER 8 MONTHS THIS IDIOTS WANT TO KNOW HOW I'M DOING !?THERE ARE SOME NICE PEOPLE THERE "SOME "TRY 2 IN TOTAL! ?THIS ORGANIZATION IS A MONEY MAKER DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU. ...SO EVRY ONE PICK ANY OTHER COLLEGE BUT THIS ONE

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waste of time and money

Reviewed By ken on March 3, 2016

please refund our tuition fee payment

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Don't waste your time or money !

Reviewed By Kat on October 22, 2015

I took the Network Systems Administrator course and I could've gotten a better education teaching myself through library and online books and information then through this 'college'. You have to teach yourself EVERYTHING and the instructor (while very knowledgeable) is only there to provide assistance for actual problems or answer questions and not 'instruct' a class by any stretch!

Take my advice, do your research! If you are looking at Technology or computers start at CompTIA and go from there! Don't waste time at this piss poor school !

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January 27, 2016

You mention that the instructor is very knowledgeable which I've heard about CDI's instructors. They literally care about their students because they are not doing the job for the high pay (my understanding is that they are paid below standard) As for 'teaching yourself' - I'm very familiar with CDI's teaching methods. As a 'career college' they are preparing students for the REAL world. In the real world, no one holds your hand. The instructors are there to help but the students do indeed do the work. In fact, a 'A' graduating student from CDI College would make and exceptional employee because you know that individual would be capable. My impression is that you may need an education where they accommodate for people who are not willing to do the work. I could be wrong but perhaps you're simply not a 'can-do' person. Regardless, I wish you success.

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