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A History of Our Growth
Letter from the President


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Accreditation and Approvals

  1. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Washington, D. C. since 1956.

  2. Approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools to offer postsecondary programs of electronics technology, computer technology and electronic engineering technology, as well as the specialized degrees Associate in Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology and Associate in Applied Science in Computer Information Technology and Systems Management. Registration Certificate 70-11-0002H.

  3. A Member of the Ohio Council of Private College and Schools.

  4. Listed in the official national roster of Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the American Council on Education (ACE), Washington, D.C.

  5. Institutional member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, D.C.

  6. Approved by the Ohio State Approving Agency for the training of veterans and eligible military service personal for educational benefits under the Montgomery G.I. Bill (New G.I. Bill) and the Veterans Educational Assistance Program(VEAP).

  7. Approved for tuition assistance under the DANTES program for service members on active duty in the Armed Forces.

  8. Certified as an approved institution of higher education and listed in the federal publication, Education Directory Colleges and Universities, as authorized by the Postsecondary Division of Eligibility and Certification.

  9. An institutional member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The Mission and Goals of CIE

 Cleveland Institute of Electronics (CIE) is a privately owned co-educational technical college located in Cleveland, Ohio.

  The Institute has served an international student body since 1934. CIE's principal mission is educating individuals in technical skills through distance education, without regard to race, sex, handicap, creed, national origin, or age.

  CIE prepares its students to become the skilled technicians and engineering technologists who will solve electronic engineering and computer technology problems. In order to accomplish these goals, the college offers two associate degrees and various diplomas and certificates in electronics and computer technology.

  The CIE faculty, staff, and administration are committed to students who can substitute and/or enhance the traditional college classroom with independent study education. This method of instruction allows the individual student to obtain an education while maintaining family commitments and present employment or business activities.

  Some of the unique students CIE serves include those in the military, those being rehabilitated, and those in areas of the world where the access to classroom education involves an inordinate amount of travel. CIE seeks to raise the level of productivity of our students, enhance their employment opportunities, and retrain those whose skills have become obsolete.


A History of Our Growth

Carl Smith establishes CIE as the Smith Practical Radio Institute.
CIE patents the Auto-Programmed method of learning.
CIE develops the first customized laboratory training equipment for home use.
Student body reaches 40,000 with students from 70 countries around the world.
The Associate in Applied Science Degree program is approved by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers votes to allow CIE students to join IEEE as student members.
World College, a wholly owned subsidiary of CIE, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council.
1,000th A.A.S. Degree Graduate.
CIE and World College students are able to take their exams on-line.
CIE introduces its Computer Associate Degree

Letter From the President

Dear Prospective Student:

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in the Cleveland Institute of Electronics (CIE) and to congratulate you on taking a big step toward furthering your education and your career.

Our graduates leave CIE as the skilled technicians and engineering technologists best equipped to tackle the complexities of today's industry, whether it's in broadcast engineering, high-tech manufacturing, computer programming, robotics, or microprocessor technology.

You can earn an Associate Degree in Electronics or Computer Technology, graduate from a career course, or go on to earn a Bachelor's Degree though our subsidiary World College.

Let us welcome you into this challenging and rewarding new technological frontier.

We'll be with you every step of the way.


John Randall Drinko



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