ICDC College

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ICDC College
International Career Development Center, Inc.
ICDC College Logo.png
Motto Change Your Life Today
Type For-profit
Active 1995 (1995)–2016 (2016)
President Anna Berger
Campus 2 Campuses, online campus
Colors Burgundy and gold         
Website icdccollege.edu

ICDC College was a private for-profit, post-secondary education career college. ICDC College had two Southern California campuses and an online campus. The college closed in 2016[1] and Trident University International has agreed to continue instruction of ICDC's current academic programs.[2]

History[edit]

ICDC College was founded on November 13, 1995 as International Career Development Center, Inc., by Anna Berger, an educator and CPA.[3][4]

The school specializes in providing entry-level training programs for students of all ages and career phases. Initially, ICDC College opened a Los Angeles campus that offered software and computer hardware training. To respond to job market and hiring needs, the school increased its program listings to include database design, business application implementation and design, and additional tech solutions.

Seeing that employers were wanting employees with more training in computers, the school began to offer coursework and programs in desktop publishing, accounting, computer networking and repair, tax preparation, medical computing, and database programming.

In 1999, the school earned its accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).[5] ICDC College also expanded its ability to reach students by opening a new campus in Van Nuys, California. Three years later, the school opened a campus in Huntington Park, CA. The following year, another campus was opened in Lawndale, CA.

In 2008, ICDC College was granted permission to offer Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) programs.[6] Also in 2008, ICDC College created an online branch of its main campus that would allow students anywhere in the world to access coursework, learning materials, and more. The online branch was approved to offer Certificates, Fast-Track Diplomas, and AOS degrees.[6]

By the spring of 2011, ICDC was approved to change its main campus name from the “Los Angeles Main Campus” to the “ICDC College Hollywood Campus.” Two years later, ICDC College would merge that campus with its Huntington Park location, with the latter location now being officially referred to as the ICDC College Main Campus.

Before it closed in 2016, ICDC College offered programs in alcohol and drug counseling, healthcare management, homeland security, business management and accounting, paralegal, and more.[7]

Accreditation[edit]

In 1999, ICDC received approval as an accredited institution by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).[8] The ACCSC is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

Academics[edit]

ICDC College offered three types of programs: Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS), Fast-Track Diplomas, and Certificates. The AOS programs, which are also known as Associate Degrees, were two year programs. Fast-Track Diplomas and Certificates were nine and six month programs, respectively.

Campuses[edit]

The Huntington Park Branch Campus became the ICDC College Main Campus.[9] The South Bay Branch Campus and Los Angeles Main Campus (Hollywood) closed in 2013.

Distance education (online college)[edit]

In August 2009, ICDC College launched its Online Campus,[10] providing distance education. ICDC College was approved by ACCSC on February 2009 to provide online Associate of Occupational Studies Degrees. In September 2009, ICDC College Online Campus received further approvals from ACCSC to offer select diploma and certificate programs, in addition to its Associate of Occupational Studies Degrees. ICDC College’s Online Campus is located in Culver City, California.

Awards and recognitions[edit]

ICDC College's campuses received multiple awards. These include:[11]

  • The Van Nuys Branch Campus was recognized by ACCSC as a 2002-2003 School of Distinction
  • The Huntington Park Branch Campus was recognized by ACCSC as a 2004-2005 and 2009-2010 School of Distinction
  • The former South Bay Branch Campus was recognized by ACCSC as a 2006-2007 School of Distinction
  • ACCSC recognized the Los Angeles Main Campus (Hollywood) as a 2009-2010 School of Distinction
  • ICDC College's South Bay campus received the 2010-2011 ACCSC School of Excellence Award[12]

International students[edit]

On September 20, 2011, ICDC College launched its international division expanding global reach into Canada, Latin America, and Europe.[13]

Admissions and financial aid[edit]

ICDC College had an open enrollment policy and was approved to receive financial aid and Military benefits for students who qualified. ICDC College’s student population was just over 4,000 and the student-to-faculty ration was around 23:1.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Closure of ICDC (International Career Development Center) College". Federal Student Aid. US Dept of Education. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Letter to Students" (PDF). Federal Student Aid. US Department of Education. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Anna Berger, CPA - CEO/President of ICDC College - Nominated for the Annual Women Making a Difference Award (Owner/CEO of the Year) by The Los Angeles Business Journal". PRWeb.com. May 5, 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (August 7, 2009). "A Diversified Education". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Directory of Accredited Institutions". Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "ICDC College Launches new Associate of Occupational Studies Degree Programs Online and on Campus". August 4, 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Fields of Study, Program Disclosures". Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "ACCSC". Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Archived from the original on 24 July 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "ICDC College Main Campus". Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "ICDC College Launches new Associate of Occupational Studies Degree Programs Online and on Campus". PRWeb.com. August 4, 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "ICDC College School of Honors". Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Schools of Distinction". Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "ICDC College Launches International Division and Expands Global Reach into Canada, Latin America and Europe". PRWeb.com. September 20, 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  14. ^ "ICDC College". College Navigator. Retrieved 25 March 2014.