CDI College Reviews
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.
47 ‘CDI College’ Reviews
I CAN NOT TELL YO ENOUGH THAT CDI COLLEGE SET ME UP FOR FAILURE!!!I WENT TO CDI IN BURNABY VANCOUVER BRITISH COLUMBIA . I WAS LEARNING DENTAL RECPETION AND THE TEACHER THAT WAS TEACHING US WAS THE BIGGEST SLUT AND HAD PROBLEMS WITH ME THE WAY I WAS DRESSED EVEN THOUGH IT WAS APPROPIATE. SHE WOULD SHOW UP IN A MINI DRESS WITH SEE THROUGH TOPS THAT I CAN CLEARLY SEE HER PURPLE THONG AND LACED BRA AND WOULD COMPLAIN ABOUT ME. NOT ONLY THAT SHE WAS VERY UNEDUCATED THE STUDENT AND OTHER DENTAL TEACHERS HAD TO TEACH HER EVERYTHING . SHE DIDNT KNOW JACK SHIT !! SHE WAS A HOSTESS AT RESTRAUT AND DENTAL ASSISTANT THEN SHE CAME TO TEACH A DRC CLASS. SHE TEACHES US A COURSE AND ALL THE STUDENTS FAILED BECAUSE SHE DIDNT KNOW ANYTHING SHE TAUGHT.NOT ONLY THAT I DIDNT FINISH MY PRACTICUM BEAAUSE MY HOST WAS ON A MATERNITY LEAVE SO I TRIED CALLING CDI OVER 10 TIMES I SWEAR THEY WROTE ME AN EMAIL SAYING THE CDI WILL GET BACK AT ME IN A COUPLE OF DAYS . THEY NEVER CALLED OR EMAILED BACK. I TRIED CALLING AGAIN AND THEY SAID THE PRACTICUM COORDINATER DONSET WORK IN THE OFFICE ANYMORE AND THEY WILL GET BACK AT ME.
NOBODYY EVER CONTACTED ME BACK!!! IM GETTTING MONEY PULLED OUT OF MY ACCOUNT EVERY MONTH FROM STUDENT LOANS I OWE 10,000 I NOW DONT HAVE A JOB AND THEY SET ME UP FOR MY LIFE BIGGEST FAILURE.
Do not attend this College...They are only accredited by Alberta Student Aid as you will be approved for a Student Loan BUT and its a big BUTT...They are not recognized in the Business Community or other Education Institute. The courses are not transferable.
The teachers are great but the Administrative staff are lacking and have a high turn over. Go the SAIT, Mount Royal or Bow Valley College...also CDI is an affiliate of Reeves College.
I’m currently going now I’ve told the. Straight up they don’t seem legit I’ll like to transfer. They’re response was osap will take back the money and I’ll owe personally ohhh this after a teacher showed how racist he is telling my class we are to go back to our countries. They hired person to teach that have never teached before with no plan on how the class was going to go every night she had to make her own notes til the school provides her with an outline, she didn’t even have a school email so there was no way of getting to her if we had a problem. I told one teach I’ll be late to class this week due to work he choose to tell me the week after that he has been marking me absent because I was late and in that failed me of his class
You're better off going to a public school, not only will they have up to date material and be cheaper but it'll also be accredited. So far the place has been a mistake and will be looking for ways to get rid of this debt as the course I'm in is useless and out of date by a good decade or more once I'm done. Don't get me started on the constant lies and laziness.
As long as you can do a grade 10 Math, Science and English exam you can get into the majority of public colleges out there and you'll be glad you did trust me. Just have $10 or so to get your school information to give to the college you want to go to so they can find the best way for you to enter. You may not even need to do any tests.
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.
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.