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Online Courses in Electronic Troubleshooting, PC Repair and Broadcast Engineering.

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New Course!

IT Security Course

IT Security

Learn to design, install and manage computer security systems.

Enroll today $10 + $50 monthly payments

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Computer Technology Courses

New Computer Security Course

Computer Security Specialist

Learn how to design, install and manage computer security systems.

Enroll today $10 + $75 monthly payments

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A+ Certification Distance Learning Course

CompTIA A+ Certification and PC Repair

Learn to troubleshoot computers and prepare for the A+ Certification.

Enroll today $10 + $75 monthly payments

Learn how to get A+ Certified.

Networking+ Certification Distance Learning Course

CompTIA Network+ Certification

Learn to install, maintain, troubleshoot and support a network.

Enroll today $10 + $75 monthly payments

Learn how to get Network+ Certified

Computer Programming Course

Computer Programming - Java and C#

Learn how to program in today's hottest object-oriented languages.

Enroll today $10 + $50 monthly payments

Learn how to program computers.

Introduction to Computers and Microsoft Course

Intro to Computers and Microsoft Office

Learn to operate a PC and use Microsoft Office.

Enroll today $10 + $75 monthly payments

Learn how to use Microsoft Office.

Electronics Courses

New Automation and Robotics Course

Automation and Robotics with Lab

Covers Electronics, Robotic Controls, Automated Systems & PLCs.

Enroll today $10 + $65 monthly payments

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Broadcast Engineering Course

Broadcast Engineering - New Mobile Media

Learn to troubleshoot electronics equipment used in Broadcast Engineering and get familiar with new mobile media technologies.

Enroll today $10 + $50 monthly payments

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Electronics Engineerng Course

Electronics Engineering

Advanced-level course designed for technicians who want a deeper understanding of electronic circuits and advanced mathematics.

Enroll today $10 + $65 monthly payments

Learn more about Electronics Engineering.

Electronics Technology with Lab Course

Electronics Technology and Lab

Entry-level electronics course with over 200 hands-on training experiments using CIE's Personal Training Laboratory and Multimeter.

Enroll today $10 + $65 monthly payments

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Industrial Electronics with PLC Course

Industrial Electronics with PLC Lab

Get the skills needed to maintain, repair and program industrial electronic equipment. New Allen-Bradley PLC simulation lab.

Enroll today $10 + $50 monthly payments

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Wireless and Electronic Communications Course

Wireless and Electronic Communications

Get a strong foundation in electronics then move on to Wireless and Personal Communications. Security, Bluetooth, WLAN and more.

Enroll today $10 + $50 monthly payments

Learn more about Wireless and Electronic Communications.




Ohio-State Board of Career Colleges and Schools Approval

Approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools to offer postsecondary programs of electronics technology, computer technology and electronic engineering technology. Registration Certificate 70-11-0002H.


BBB Accredited Business Cleveland Institute of Electronics

Cleveland Institute of Electronics has been an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau since 1964 with an outstanding rating.

A Better Business Bureau Accredited Business rating means the Better Business Bureau has determined that the business meets accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.


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.

Course 14B 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.

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 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.

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.

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 and lesson grading is available online with our special eGrade site (

Student Textbook Responsibilities:

Students who enroll in courses 1C, 2, 2C, 3C, 4, 4C, 5, 5B, 6, 6C, 7C and 14B 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.