ICS Canada Reviews
I have read some of the negative reviews about ICS Canada and let me tell you students something. ICS Canada is an Accredited correspondence school, not a government/public college or university. As a private organization, they do the best they can to deliver a quality and affordable education which in no way, shape or form, admits you to any government/public college or university. In fact if you are so hung up about going to a public institution, you should have just applied to them directly. Why do you use ICSC or blame them for their lack of so-called recognition by a public institution? They are a private school independent of any government/public entity. -RH
Not a credited School. No University or College in Canada will recognize this school. When I tried to further my education in Business management I was told by the University of Manitoba that I basically spent my money on an expensive piece of paper. Every company I applied for did not credit ICS Canada as a credible school and even one HR personal kind of laughed when I told them I graduated with my Business Management diploma from ICS Canada and told me I should of done my research and gone to a "Real" school. Then asked how much money I spent on the program and when I told them she shook her head and said too bad you can't get your money back. Avoid this school like the Plague.
I had a very good experience with ICS. They supplied the learning materials and even the floral supplies I needed when I took the Floral Design course they offer. The entire process was simple from start to finish. Being a mother of 2, my time was limited so the flexibility they offer was optimal. It took my design career to the next level without a doubt.
I was working as an aircraft structures mechanic and wanted to do more on the aircraft and advance my career. So I took the Aircraft Mechanics course and was given two years to complete it. I did it in 9 months, studied hard ever day. It opened doors for me at work. I was allowed to cross train into other aircraft trades and then became an aircraft parts manufacturing inspector. So it has definitely helped me in my career advancement.
Honestly I am not sure why everyone has had so much trouble with ICS... I received electronic and physical copies of all lessons. I also received other materials for learning (Dvd's, Books, etc.). You pay your Bills on time, you keep a proper study regiment and you learn? The school was always available and quick to respond when I needed help. Regardless, this class was very informative and it did help me with my career. I can't honestly say every course is good, but this was definitively was and if you are motivated and care it would absolutely get you in the door working with animals. When I needed help it was there right away. I guess if you have an extremely restricted schedule and cannot afford the monthly plan you are going to have a hard time with ICS, but that goes for any post secondary school. I would recommend this to people who work full time and do not have the time to go to a nearby College. I love the fact that I can study on my own time and it will help progress my career. It obviously is not for everyone, but if you meet the criteria - go for it!
Great online school for those who cannot have the time to actually attend classes. The materials I used was somewhat a mixture of USA and Canadian materials but I must say that they were not outdated. The materials was all updated to include all the Cdn taxes, payroll and small business. My experience was very good and I will certainly recommend this school
Everything was great and then I made my last payment. When I went to write my final exam online I was locked out of it. Everything has been paid for and no one will give me an explanation to why I can not finish my last exam and they refuse to refund my money. Horrible company!
The info in the program was outdated and instructors was poorly informed.
I enrolled in those program after seeing their ads on tv that state " all materials and study guides are supplied". After I received my student ID I registered online only to find out that were no materials or textbooks supplied. I had to print every lesson and exam myself as it was impossible to complete the course without doing this. There was information in two different places and it was impossible to use both without having one printed out. Total waste of money. I only completed one lesson and they kept 50% of my tuition plus registration fees. Such a scam!
I studied electricity in college when I was young but recently learned that I have no transcripts as there was no law to protect them before 2005. When I learned that I had nothing to show in way of transcipts, therefore no proof of any education, I was left with little recourse. I turned to ICS out of pure desperation to have some proof of my proficiency in the electrical trade. I'm not impressed with ICS. The "Canadian" electrical course is very USA information based. It includes tools of the trade as part of the package but they don't send the type needed for electrical work in Canada. Also, the tools are of the cheapest quality possible. The course material is somewhat backwards from how we do it here especially some of the math information and if you have an issue trying to figure out what they are trying to tell you good luck getting any help. I didn't expect too much to tell the truth but I truely anticipated more than was given for the cost. I'll repeat another review, "if you have no other choice and you have to try something then go for it". If you are at all able to go to a proper school DO IT! If you have no previous experience in the elecrical trade or have taken no other courses regarding math or methods for electricians I suggest you don't waste your money because if it were not for my previous experience I would have been totally lost with this program and ICS was not there to help at all.