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Career Success Guide


Computer Systems Institute

At Computer Systems Institute, you'll earn career certifications that are right for you. Our certification programs are designed to meet the needs of today's fastest-growing industries and to prepare you for careers in Business, Health Care, and Computer Networking.  CSI is a post-secondary education provider committed to quality, career-focused training led by enthusiastic professionals who are inspired to transform an individual into a skilled professional.

Founded in 1989, CSI has become a premier career training school with over 10,000 graduates most of whom found successful employment within only a few months of graduation. In 2005, recognizing the demand to study in the USA from a growing community of international students, CSI launched its affordable and effective English as a Second Language programs. Since then, CSI has had thousands of international students from all over the world. CSI offers several English language programs ranging from beginner level to advanced academic levels.

CSI programs emphasize hands-on learning, industry current technologies, and preparation for professional certifications. CSI utilizes Blended Learning Methodology for its training career programs.

Headquartered in Skokie, IL, the Institute owns and operates five campuses in Illinois: Chicago Loop, Skokie, Lombard, Gurnee, and Elgin and two campuses in Massachusetts: Charlestown and Worcester. The Institute offers its students Career Advising, Morning, Afternoon, Evening and Weekend schedules, and Career Service. The career training campuses are comprised of comfortable classroom/labs, student lounges, administrative offices, and testing centers.

CSI Mission

The mission of Computer Systems Institute is to motivate, educate and lead our students in the pursuit of meaningful employment by providing a stimulating learning environment, relevant and practical education, supportive student services, and effective career development services.

Our Philosophy

CSI philosophy is based on the premise that our students come to school to advance and transform their careers and lives. CSI has created affordable career training opportunities that are high in quality, rich in services and support, and expertly designed to meet our students' goal.

CSI Credentials:

  • CSI is accredited by the (NCA CASI) North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.
  • Computer Systems Institute is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
  • CSI is approved by the Department of Education to provide Title IV funding to eligible students.
  • CSI is approved training provider by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of Illinois.
  • CSI is approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs to accept GI Bill.
  • CSI is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant F-1 and M-1 students.
  • CSI is authorized with on-site Prometric, Certiport, Pearson VUE, and NHA testing centers. 
  • CSI is a Microsoft IT academy member.

"What this school is to me is a new beginning to a better life."

I just wanted to basically thank everyone for their part in making this school what it is. What this school is to me is a new beginning, to a better life. To those I had the privilege of meeting first hand, and even to those I haven't met (yet), with great gratitude I say thank you!

Alex L.
CSI Student