U.S. Career Institute

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U.S. Career Institute
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Training adults for new careers.
Established 1981
Type Distance Education

U.S. Career Institute (USCI) is a for-profit distance-learning educational institution based in Fort Collins, Colorado.[1][2]

U.S. Career Institute offers self-paced certificate and associate degree programs. These programs focus on vocational and career-oriented subject areas. Courses are via distance learning and can be taken from any geographical location.

U.S. Career Institute is owned and operated by Weston Distance Learning, Inc., which was founded in 1981. Weston also operates McKinley College, an associate degree granting distance learning institution.

Students enrolling in the institution receive personal home-study training, via correspondence or online. All courses are self-paced.


U.S. Career Institute is nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC),[3] a nationally recognized accrediting agency which is approved by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).[4]


U.S. Career Institute teaches students new skills leading to new careers. Career paths are chosen on the basis of market demand for each skill set. Certificate programs available at U.S. Career Institute include:

  • Accounting Services
  • Bookkeeper
  • Child Daycare Specialist
  • Computer Essentials
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dental Assistant
  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainer & Nutritional Specialist
  • Healthcare Office Manager
  • Home Inspection
  • Insurance Claims Adjuster
  • Legal Transcriptionist
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Claims & Billing
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Coding and Billing
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Office Administrator
  • Paralegal / Legal Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Wedding Consulting / Event Planning

Associate degree programs include:

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Financial Services Management
  • Health Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Medical Specialties
  • Social Work


  1. ^ "Colorado business". The Denver Post (Media News Group). 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  2. ^ "Better Business Bureau". USCI Better Business Bureau Verification. 2005-06-02. Retrieved 2008-06-09. 
  3. ^ Distance Education and Training Council
  4. ^ Council for Higher Education Accreditation

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