Cleveland Institute of Electronics

1776 E 17th St, Cleveland, OH 44114

School Details

Cleveland Institute of Electronics (CIE) is a privately owned co-educational technical college located in Cleveland, Ohio. CIE was first established by Carl Smith in 1934 as the Smith Practical Radio Institute.  In 1956 CIE patented the Auto-Programmed method of learning and in 1969 CIE developed the first customized laboratory training equipment for home use.  CIE is accredited as a Member of the Distance Education and Training Council located in Washington, DC.  CIE is 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.

The CIE mission is to prepare students to become skilled technicians and engineering technologists who will solve electronic engineering and computer technology problems. CIE will prepare with careful "hands-on" training using CIE's lab equipment, personalized one-on-one instruction and an exclusive patented lesson program.  CIE offers three associate degrees and various diplomas and certificates in electronics and computer technology.  CIE is committed to students who are interested in replacing the traditional college classroom with distance education. This method permits students to obtain an education while maintaining present employment and family obligations.
At CIE students can choose from a wide variety of online distance education programs to fit your training needs including degrees in Electronic Engineering Technology, Software Engineering or Computer Information Technology.  CIE serves students in the military, those being rehabilitated, and those in areas of the world with limited access to education.  Our graduates leave CIE as the proficient technicians and engineering technologists equipped to tackle the complexities of today's industry.

Most CIE courses are scheduled around core lessons that cover basic concepts applicable to many areas of electronics and computer technology. For example basic core lessons contained as courses 11, 14B, and the A.A.S. Electronics Degree, all contain the same initial 93 lessons that together encompass Course 1B. This course teaches basic electronics, and goes on to increasingly more advanced subjects. All lessons inside courses 2C & 3C are included with CIE's A.A.S. Computer Degree.

The intermediate & advanced level electronics courses are designed for students that already possess some electronics knowledge.  CIE’s intermediate level courses include courses 1A, 2, 4, and 5. Course 6, "Electronics Engineering," is an advanced level course. Students can pick up where their previous electronics training left off, or update existing skills. CIE non-laboratory courses allow students to upgrade skills to a preferred level.

CIE also offers three accredited Associate in Applied Science degrees. The Associate degrees offered and minimum credit hours to complete include:

  • Associate Degree in Computer Information Technology and Systems Management – 96 minimum
  • Associate in Applied Science in Software Engineering - 96 minimum
  • Associate in Applied Science in Electronic Engineering Technology – 106 minimum

Standard tuition can range from around $1425 to $4945 with some special savings available.  CIE encompasses a wide range of costs, which are dependent upon the subsequent program selected. Many of the programs tuition fees are subject to change and will vary upon program selection. Tuition assistance is available under the DANTES Program to service members on active duty in the armed forces. Tuition assistance is also available through CIE’s Financing Special Education Loan Program.




School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Private for-profit, 2-year
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    At least 2, but les than 4 academic years
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    Varies by program



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