ICS Canada Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (26)
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The info in the program was outdated and instructors was poorly informed.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.
The only person I would recommend this school to is to someone who wants a small chance at bettering their career because of the financial options.. This is the second time I have used the school. I did bridal consulting, not the best industry to try and get ahead in and this time I am doing pharmacy assisting. This program doesn't necessarily lead to the success of the student. You must be really motivated to study hard and learn the materials as you can ace this structure without working too hard. You must be aware that this isn't like going to college or university. And you will learn a lot more and become more hirable if you go to a college or university. But if you can't afford it and need to take a chance to get ahead, then take it.
I finished residential electrician diploma program. The materials are up to date. Am full time working with the diploma I obtained from ICS.
Some people and students are bias to the college,but I can recommend it to any body who wants to improve their standard of living with less tuition.
Being a student does not mean you have to rely solely on the school material,but read more from other sources.
ICS- Canada is one of the best online schools. I finished my electrician diploma studies and am now employed.They have up to date materials, student services are fantastic. It is a five star for it improved my standard and employment.
I enrolled to a course called medical office assistant for one year, they have not told me they are closed every sunday, that's the day i am available to study, then 8 months after paying 700 dollars out of 1000 tuition,i couldn't access my account,i emailed ics, student service to no avail. 3 days after i emailed them the collection company called me demanding to pay the remeining 330 doolars that i owed, told her that i still have 40% of my study materials to finish taht the reason why that happened is that they are closed every sunday.
ICS will not help student in any ways to their study, ICS will only contact you when they need a pay, the reveiws are right, they are after money and not to make you succeed. They took my account to a collection agency for 330 dollars and the motive is to destroy my credit line.
What a loser. Don't enroll in this school, the study amterials are outdated and soooo money grabbing.
I am still studying and regreted enrolling to this school. R
This school is just a scam. You do not find out that their curriculum is not recognized anywhere and materials are useless in Canada until you get your materials. And when you do find out and demand to cancel , they tell you , you cant back out unless you pay half of the whole tuition fee! they even went into my bank account unscheduled. the nerve!
I signed up for the travel and tourism course. I thought I had done my homework before I made my decision. I thought since it was called ICS Canada and had a .ca after the name that it would have relevant information for Canadian students.
Unfortunately the information is extremely outdated as far as travel in this day and age is concerned. The information is also extremely American based. Most of the travel info is centred on America. Canadian destinations are included as one or two copied sheets of paper.
When I asked about their refund policy I found out that since I had completed 1 module and had started the 2nd was required to pay for half the program plus registration. (There are 9 modules in the program)
There seemed to be a great deal of confusion regarding their refund policy. I was told it was governed by Provincial policy. When I called the province I was told they did not create the policy for this school.
In the end, after some confusion, I am continuing with the program. I felt that I was losing too much money not to follow through.