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.
40 ‘CDI College’ Reviews
college CDI is a scam
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.
CDI = SCAM
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.
Teaching Old Courses
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?
SOMEONE VERY DISAPPOINTED VERY DISAPPOINTED
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
Don't waste your time or money !
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 !
Waste of Time, Energy and Most of All Money!!
I enrolled in the Accounting and Payroll Admin diploma program in 2014. Thinking a change of pace would fast track diploma program would place me into a better career. Beware to all!! When speaking to an admissions person you will be told that the college is "fully" accredited and that you are making a giant step forward if you want to become an accountant or payroll manager etc. This is only partly true. CDI is not accredited at all with the Canadian Payroll Association (if you want to become certified), you will have to pay another 2500.00 approx to do their on-line courses in the association's certification process.....you cannot transfer any of your credits that you have "earned" from CDI. What that means is that you have to pay again and redo four courses that you have already paid for through CDI. You will also be told that you can challenge the exam for certification...that, I found out is true, but ask yourself if what you learned at CDI is up to snuff in order to challenge an exam from an association that does not recognize what we have been taught. I am not so sure and after all of the negativity and little white lies here and there...I don't trust that I could challenge the exam.
Another little tidbit I found out about last January is that CDI is not accredited through another CPA, which is the Chartered Professional Accountant association that is Canada wide. If you have chosen to become an accountant of any type, the CPA does NOT recognize any of your credits from the accounting part of the program. You will have to go to another college or university that is recognized for another couple of years and then you can transfer those credits into the CPA program to start your designation.
If taking this program do NOT expect anything else other than a good for you for finishing a college course....it will not help you on your ways to a career professional in either accounting or payroll.
BEWARE! BEWARE! BEWARE! The piece of paper called a diploma that you and almost all students receive for little or no work is NOT worth over $18,000.00!! Take your money and extra time and put it to use at a school that can help you go places.
Extremely dissappointed and angry
I attended the CDI in Edmonton City Center back in 2013-2014, My teachers were all good and I enjoyed going, What has really made me think badly about it is their collection practices. I recently have been going through my school papers and noticed a letter from them saying I owed $606.66 as of Feb/14. I graduated in Mar/14 . So it took me 7 months to get a job in my field as most places don't recognize CDI as a good place to go so you actually have to prove yourself, well suddenly i am getting calls from a collection agency saying I owe the school $2300.00 for unpaid dues? funny.... how is it possible I owed $606.00. when i haven't been there surely interest is not that high. I also find it funny how the same program at a different college is also 10,000 cheaper half my classes at CDI were useless in my field I took the Medical office administration. Plus the amount of staff change over in the administration area was crazy multiple people were fired for reasons they would not say I am starting to think it was the mishandles off money.
Excellent!! Not a bad thing to say about CDI
I have almost completed my program (HCA), just my practicum to go. The best decision I could have made was to go here.
I have finished at the top of my class and I owe it all to my teacher, Sanjay. His knowledge and way of teaching was encouraging and inspiring. He encouraged us to ask questions and was happy to answer them, even repeatedly. His numerous years as a nurse allowed us to understand the situations that we would encounter in our field and how to handle them.
The rest of the staff on campus were great. They were friendly and helpful. Any questions or concerns that I had were dealt with immediately.
I would recommend CDI to anyone and everyone!!
hca from cdi surrey campus donna
I had a amazing experience I worked hard and had awesome support from my teachers and college was very helpful in the application and with student loan process. This college has made it possible for me to have a career and instructors helped us and taught us everything to help us be successful in the field. I'm glad I choose CDI college and I would recommend anyone who wants go back to school to come to this college.they also teach you one course at a time so the pace is good. I want to thank Sanjay HCA instructor for helping me believe in my self and for being a great instructor and giving me all the skills I need for this Health care assistant career.