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★☆☆☆☆

“Look elsewhere”

Written on: 21/09/2016 by Marques427 (1 review written)

I am extremely disappointed with ICS Canada. I had taken a course with them in the 90s so thought it would be great to again do a course at my own pace as advertised. I am not sure if it is now to do with their US association with PennFoster but today I logged on to write an exam on a writing course and was told I was not allowed as my course had expired. Not only was I not done paying for it but the "lesson plan" they have online had it worked out that my last exam would be in December… Read Full Review

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“Canadian Firearms Repair?”

Written on: 08/03/2016 by justhefacts (1 review written)

For anyone thinking of this course, I urge you to look else where. This is supposed to be a Canadian course yet there are constant references to American legalities and licences. In Canada we don't (now or anytime in the past) need a Federal Firearms Licence (FFL) for example. We need a Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) yet in this course you will see several references to American FFLs not Canadian PALs. Another example of incorrect content is magazine capacity. In Canada the number of… Read Full Review

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“Do your research!”

Written on: 24/06/2015 by Cormier (1 review written)

When it come to finding a job, the program and the Institution that delivered it, has to be recognized by the employer and sometime the province in which you want to work. So do your research before you enroll in any program or school. Identify the employers in your region, call them and explain your situation, tell them about the program and ask if they would hire a person with that diploma. Check with at least three employer before you spend your money and time. Contact the professional… Read Full Review

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“Waste of Time”

Written on: 05/12/2014 by Mitch0123 (1 review written)

I took the Personal Training certificate and it was not recognized at any facility that I wanted to work. Also, the course material was not worth the price. It was a waste of time and a waste of money! I ended up getting certified elsewhere anyway… Read Full Review

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Edufirst's Response to Mitch0123's Review

Written on: 29/04/2016

Most facilities do not recognize any other training because they have their own training facilities that you have to pay for within the first 4-6 weeks of mployment-it's a money grab.

Any learning you do is good for you and will help when you do have to be certified elsewhere.

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“Auto Mechanics Course Acredited?! In Alberta. Depends who”

Written on: 13/06/2014 by RobertJRussell (1 review written)

I am 68.1% of the way through the Auto Mechanics course with a 99% average on my exams. Here in Alberta, if you want to take a Automotive Technician course you are recommended to have a ALBERTA high school diploma, English 30-2(grade 12), Math 30-3(grade 12), and (Physics, Chemistry, or Science 20 (grade 11) before enrollment. The school is recommending that I go put in 200 hours free work, resume, and cover letter to a shop of my choosing. At this point I wonder about my 2nd, 3rd, and 4th… Read Full Review

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“True - not a university, but”

Written on: 29/04/2014 by BlazeQuinlan391 (1 review written)

I first signed up for the Fitness and Nutrition program purely out of self interest and found it really interesting and a light courseload. Next I signed up for the Staff Relations Officer course and 8 textbooks and 34 exams later, I have gained a lot of useful information that I can apply in my job. It is a career school, not a university and having attended university, I can say that the ICS exam structure is far less rigid and is not up to university standard. I would definitely… Read Full Review

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“Not Recognized ”

Written on: 29/01/2014 by kelsey204 (1 review written)

I took the business management program. At the time I was living far out in the country/farm and the closest college or university was an hour drive or more depending on traffic. I took the business management program to get me ready for furthering my education in that area before moving into the city and taking it at college, university level. I completed the program no problem. Got all the material no problem. However when I finished the program and got my diploma, I planned on… Read Full Review

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Gunner27's Response to kelsey204's Review

Written on: 16/05/2014

The University of Manitoba will charge you megabucks to give you the same education as ICS. Once you have your degree in business management from them, good luck getting a good job
I have my accounting degree from an accredited university in Canada and started working for $15/hr as an "accountant". So much for not wasting my money.

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★☆☆☆☆

“ICS wont honour their contract and I got ripped off by...”

Written on: 24/01/2014

I was pretty excited to sign up for and start taking the graphic artists course. The materials came... I was a tad disappointed at how outdated, generic, and juvenile the info and presentation was... but I gave them the benefit of a doubt and figured it would get better. The 2nd module of study units came...and it was the same thing...it was just nonsensical filler to make a 6 month course into a 2 year course...and a 6 month price tag into a 24 month price tag...I was not happy. Again...I told… Read Full Review

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“Just another scam”

Written on: 08/11/2013 by karawebster (1 review written)

The course books are not textbooks and Look like they were put together by children. Never could get ahold of anyone for help. I started doing more research and came to the conclusion that their no more than a rubbish company. It may be a cheap way to go, start asking yourself why?. Research ask lots of questions and get the answers before you buy. Repeatedly harassed by them calling for money ( their fake collection agency)… Read Full Review

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“best experiance”

Written on: 24/10/2013 by donald77 (1 review written)

had a great time taking the adult psychology course and art all the materials were delivered right to my door couldn't ask for better… Read Full Review

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“ICS Canada Not for College Credit!!”

Written on: 02/03/2013 by Angelwithhorns (1 review written)

ICS Canada is great for expanding your knowledge of things you are inerested in, but no school or university will accept it for credit towards that course you want. For example, the pharmacy assistant course is NOT a pharmacy tech. In Canada, you need to take a recognized course through a real college, plus do many hours of practicum and then take a final exam to get your diploma. I took the fitness and nutrition course but that doesn't make me a nutritionist or fitness instructor. In order for… Read Full Review

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“I enrolled at ICS because of the cheap tuition and...”

Written on: 16/11/2012 by cutieanna (1 review written)

I enrolled at ICS because of the cheap tuition and when we said online studying meaning we can do this in our time. but this one is different, my available time to study is sunday and yes, they are closed every sunday, due to renovation it said, they do not tell that to you when you are enrolling, yoou will only discover that when you are already enrolled. As far as the study materials is involved,they are very outdated. When you have problems and email ICS or student service, they will not… Read Full Review

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Irum75's Response to cutieanna's Review

Written on: 23/12/2012

I don't agree with you. I am on my last unit and I never faced any problems you mentioned. In fact I took my last test on Sunday. I am very happy with it. Thank you ics.

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Nanda74's reply to Irum75's Comment

Written on: 20/11/2014

So what is ur advise as I am planning to do Pharmacy assistant from ICS . Is this program is accredited or not and I can do further study on the basis of this certificate or not

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Written on: 20/11/2014

So what is ur advise as I am planning to do Pharmacy assistant from ICS . Is this program is accredited or not and I can do further study on the basis of this certificate or not

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★☆☆☆☆

“This is the worst course material I have ever seen”

Written on: 30/04/2012 by sabercat (1 review written)

I enrolled in the ICS Photography course and started the material online. The hardcopy material did not arrive until much later after the initial date I signed up. I quickly discovered that the course material was extermely outdated. I enrolled in a photography course in 2011 but the material was obviously written in the 1970's. There was no mention of digital cameras or computers at all. The cameras they used in the material was an old manual rewind one!!!!What- unbelievable!!!I think the… Read Full Review

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Runnrx's Response to sabercat's Review

Written on: 12/07/2014

I wish I had have read reviews like these before I signed up for a course. I've gone through part of their Medical Transcription course and the first 60 pages told me that I should make a desk for myself out of milk crates and a board of wood to help my study better. Then the first unit talked about how sometimes computers are starting to be used instead of typewriters in the workplace, and that I should become familiar with the parts: Mouse, keyboard, monitor, hard drive.. what are they trying to pull here?

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★★★★★

“ICS Canada is not ICS UK”

Written on: 27/04/2012 by tidrey (1 review written)

After reading a good chunk of the reviews on here I have come to the conclusion we all are talking about two different schools. There's ICS Canada http://www.icslearn.ca/ who I am currently enrolled in and give THEM a 5 star rating and then there's ICS UK http://www.icslearn.co.uk/ which I am starting to think that they are two completely different companies… Read Full Review

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Lubajo's Response to tidrey's Review

Written on: 28/11/2012

Am almost finishing my course " electrician". The materials are up- to- date, practical and relevant to this course. I do not know any other ICS ,except this one. It is a" Five Stars". There is a strong reason why DETC accredated them.

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★★★★★

“Great Experience!”

Written on: 26/07/2011 by sasky_lilun (1 review written)

I am just in the last week of completing my Legal Assistant Program and my whole experience with ICS Canada was excellent! The materials got sent out very promptly, so I was never sitting without anything to do. They had the projects and modules very well laid out so there was never a time when I felt totally overwhelmed with all of the assignments I had to do. I sent several emails for support from the school, and I always received a reply via email or phone within 24 hours (except of… Read Full Review

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Chantal95's Response to sasky_lilun's Review

Written on: 22/01/2016

I just looked on the list of programs they offer and there is no legal assistant program.

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Chantal95's Response to sasky_lilun's Review

Written on: 22/01/2016

I just looked on the list of programs they offer and there is no legal assistant program.

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★★★★★

“I just finished the Animal sciences course with a 91%....”

Written on: 19/05/2011

I just finished the Animal sciences course with a 91%. I am very happy with the course and I plan on taking another dealing with business management. It is so worth the money, considering you get everything you need delivered right to your doorstep (textbooks and materials/aids), and you can't beat the around the clock tutoring. I had some problems concerning some of my work (I was very stuck, lol)and my instructor was so helpful-she walked me through it and got me on my way, just like going to… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 14/06/2011

I am looking into the Animal Science course as well and am happy to hear you had a good experience. Did you get a diploma or certificate upon completion? I was also wondering if you got a job easily after you finished the course?

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Miriamellis's Comment

Written on: 06/10/2013

having a hard time doing laborty animals proudues do you have the correct anwsers

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Liopleurodon's Comment

Written on: 19/01/2014

omg please tell me you're not serious... by the way you misspelled 3 words in that sentence maybe you need to go back to an English class?

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Peterbejamin's Comment

Written on: 20/01/2014

Too be honest, maybe you should do something better with your time than pointing out everyone's grammatical errors? Oh, by the way, when starting off a sentence the first word should have a capital letter, even though 'omg' isn't an actual 'English Word' it should still be 'Omg'. Loser.

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“I would not recommend taking a program through ICS...”

Written on: 15/03/2011

I would not recommend taking a program through ICS Canada. I recently took the Legal Assistant/Paralegal diploma program. The course materials were so outdated (much of it from the 1990's) and innacurate, and hardly pertained to Canadian Laws. I was luckily hired as a receptionist at a law firm while attending ICS, otherwise I wouldn't have had a chance of entering into the legal field, as no lawyer I have talked to even recognizes the school/my diploma. While ICS may seem like a great deal… Read Full Review

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“computer repair course,out of date big time,even with...”

Written on: 17/12/2010

computer repair course,out of date big time,even with a 10 years old computer i can't follow because it is not old enough,can not do any test or keep going with the course until i found a dinosaur,nobody have that kind of computer anymore,so i stop paying,they stop sending me book and all that because the course it's way to old and the fact then i can't find really old computer,i have 7 computers at home ,anyway i want a refund and instead I'm in collection with a bill to pay of over 800$ of… Read Full Review

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Knotical's Comment

Written on: 15/02/2015

I agree with this reviewer. Took the computer repair course about 8 or 9 years ago and had to give it up as it was so outdated. Dual core and some quad core processors on the go then yet their course material was on about 386 and some 486 computers (mid 90's stuff). By the time I would have finished the course even the computers current when I started would have been outdated.
I see from many of the comments that other course material is outdated as well. I think there should be a government watchdog on operations like this. Unless they can meet minimum standards they should not be allowed to advertise their false hope in the media.

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★★★★★

“I recently completed the Lagal Assistant course...”

Written on: 25/10/2010

I recently completed the Lagal Assistant course through ICS canada. I was very pleased with the amount of support that was given to me. My assignments and exams were marked by the next day and, everytime I called, there was someone there to speak with me. I would recommend ICS to anyone who works better alone rather then in a classroom environment.
I was looking through the other reviews and, was shocked that people had negative things to say. My opinion is that you will never know until you… Read Full Review

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Liopleurodon's Comment

Written on: 19/01/2014

So was the material up to date and everything? I'm finding it hard reading through all of the reviews because half of them say ICS is wonderful and the other half say it's terrible and out-dated and they never received any help... I want to take an animal care course just to get a bit more knowledge before heading into an actual vet tech course at Sheridan college, as well as I can't afford the money to go to Sheridan and live there right now :/

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★★★★★

“I have been very pleased with my program from ICS...”

Written on: 02/09/2010

I have been very pleased with my program from ICS Canada. Teachers Assistant. My shipment is delivered on time, the student services are very helpful, and most of all the course is very informative. The books were easy to follow
and they touch base with everything in the teaching field. I only have positive things to say about ICS Canada.

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Katrinad's Comment

Written on: 15/05/2013

I WANT TO TAKE THIS COURSE AS WELL BUT I AM NOT SURE IT WILL BE WHAT I MEED TO GET A JOB IN THE ALBERTA SYSTEM DID YOU CHECK IN TO THAT BEFOR YOU INROLLED?IF SO CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME THE INFO YOU FOUND BECAUSE ALL THE SCHOOL BOARDS I HAVE SPOKE TO SO FAR DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS PROGRAM,ANY INFO YOU HAVE WOULD BE GREAT HELP THX

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Liopleurodon's Comment

Written on: 19/01/2014

I don't know if you should be a teacher and why is it all in caps? Are you sure you're not 10? btw *need *before *enrolled *spoken *thanks

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Mari_Ium's Comment

Written on: 13/02/2015

Hi .. I'd like to do the same course as yours but I am kind of confused. Is ur recognized in calgary, Alberta? All the above n below negative reviews are confusing me more. I want to do course in teachers assistant and in child psychology..

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