CIE Student Area

CIE is an Accredited Member of the Distance Education and Training Council.

Distance Learning Courses

$10 Starts any Computer Technology Course

Course 4C Introduction to Computers and Microsoft Office
Course 1C Computer Programming with Java and C#
Course 2C CompTIA A+ Certification & Computer Technology
Course 3C CompTIA Network+ Certification & Computer Technology
AAS Degree Associate In Applied Science In Computer Information Technology and Systems Management
AAS Degree Associate In Applied Science In Software Engineering

$10 Starts any Electronics Course

Course 1B Electronics Technology with Laboratory
Course 5C Introduction to Home Automation Installation
Course 1A Electronics Technology with FCC License Preparation
Course 2 Broadcast Engineering - NEW HDV lessons
Course 5 Industrial Electronics with PLC Technology
Course 4 Wireless and Electronic Communications
Course 6 Electronics Engineering
Course 11 Electronics Technology & Advanced Troubleshooting I & II
Course 14B Electronics Technology with Digital & Microprocessor Laboratories
-Microcontroller Module!
AAS Degree Associate In Applied Science In Electronic Engineering Technology
-Microcontroller Module!

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  • $10 down payment gets you started in any course
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Basic Core Lessons:

You will find that most of CIE's courses are designed around a core of lessons that cover basic theories applicable to many areas of electronics and computer technology.

Courses 11, 14B, and the A.A.S. Electronics Degree, for instance, all contain the same initial 93 lessons that together comprise Course 1B. This is the course that teaches basic electronics, and goes on to increasingly more advanced lessons.

All the lessons inside courses 2C & 3C are included with CIE's A.A.S. Computer Degree.

Intermediate & Advanced Level Electronics Courses:

For those individuals who already possess some electronics knowledge, CIE has designed several specific courses. Our intermediate level courses include courses 1A, 2, 4, and 5. Course 6, "Electronics Engineering," is an advanced level course. You can pick up where your previous electronics training left off, or update your present skills. Our non-laboratory courses can be the answer to upgrading your skills to the desired level.

Associate Degree Programs

CIE is proud to offer three nationally accredited Associate in Applied Science Degrees where you only pay for the time it takes you to complete the course. These degrees represents a very high level of accomplishment and will provide you with the necessary education to work in a variety of sophisticated electronics and computer careers.

Click on the Associate Degree links above for more information on our Degree programs or call a CIE Admissions Advisor at 1-800-243-6446 to help you with any questions you may have.

All Courses Build Toward An A.A.S. Degree:

From beginning level to advanced, all of CIE's courses earn you credit toward an Associate Degree. Let's take an example: If you complete Course 1B, "Electronics Technology With Laboratory", you will have earned 93 lessons toward the 254 lessons required for the A.A.S. Electronics Degree. If you wish to enroll in the A.A.S. Degree Program after completing a CIE Career Course, you will receive full academic credit based upon the number of lessons in the career course that you have completed.

Earn a Bachelor's Degree Through World College

World College, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Cleveland Institute of Electronics, offers two Bachelor's Degrees in Computer Information Systems and Electronic Engineering. Visit World College's web site for a free catalog and more details about World College's nationally accredited courses.

A Programmed Approach to Learning:

CIE has a study method that's so good, so innovative, it's patented. It's called the AUTO-PROGRAMMED teaching method, and it did nothing short of setting a new standard for education through self-study. AUTO-PROGRAMMED lessons allow you to learn electronics one step at a time, and you determine the size of the step.

Practical, Hands-On Training:

As a CIE student, you can train on your own laboratory equipment, which assures you that you can practice whenever you like, and repeat experiments as often as you need, to master them.

Personalized Training From A Dedicated Faculty:

CIE's dedicated staff of instructors do more than just grade your exams; they help guide you, step-by-step, through your studies and hands-on training. They personally review each written lesson report. They'll encourage you when you're doing well, and give you support when you need it. Most importantly they'll see that every question you have receives careful consideration by one or more members of the staff.

You can be sure the response, whether it's a simple explanation or an in-depth theoretical discussion, will be prompt, courteous, and thorough.

On-line Instructor Chat Room:

CIE's instruction staff keeps regular office hours where you can talk to them live via the on-line chat room. Simply log on and ask an instructor a question right from your computer.

Convenient On-line Exams:

When you finish a lesson you can take your exam on-line on CIE's e-grade Web site anytime you want - day or night! Your test will be processed and your score e-mailed back to you.


There is no formal campus or classrooms at CIE, but you will find all the educational resources of a traditional residential education center here. We provide the opportunity to purchase optional lab equipment and an array of school items...we publish our own school paper web site...we make membership available to an honor society and professional associations...lesson grading is available through faxing or take them on-line with our special e-grade site ( we honor our own top graduates from the Associate Degree Program.

Textbook Buyback Program:

Some CIE and World College lesson modules include textbooks that would qualify for our Textbook Buyback Program.

The Textbook Buyback Program would enable you to sell your textbooks back to CIE for tuition credit once you're finished with your learning module.

CIE is an Authorized Education Reseller of Microsoft Products:

Qualified education users can receive special discounts on boxed, retail versions of Microsoft software by purchasing Academic Edition Full Packaged Product (FPP).

Academic Edition FPP is the same powerful, fully-functional software as the regular retail version. The only difference is the "Academic Edition" label and the discounted price.

CIE and World College students are eligible for the special low education prices.

View Microsoft products in CIE's Bookstore.

Student Textbook Responsibilities:

Students who enroll in courses 1C, 2, 2C, 3C, 5, 6, 14B, the Associate Degrees or World College's Bachelor Degrees are responsible for purchasing a limited number of textbooks that are not included in tuition. Please call an Admissions Advisor at (800) 243-6446 for the current list of textbooks that need to be purchased for these programs or click here to view them now.