Skill Building Program Admissions

Skill Building programs provide students a way to gain professional skills and training needed in the business world. CSI offers four Skill Building Programs – Customer Service Specialist, Hospitality Industry Professional, Administrative Assistant, Small Business Administrator and Sales & Marketing Professional. Each program supplements a specialized, rigorous course of study with an externship in various industry positions. Skill building programs are each four academic quarters in length.

Skill Building programs also allow international students to apply for an F-1 student visa so they can study in the United States.

For more information about Skill Building programs, see the program page or fill out the form to the right.


  • Receive a 77 or higher on the COMPASS test.
  • Have at least one full academic year of schooling in the United States.
  • Must be over compulsory school age
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Secure own externship

Transferring In

Applying from Abroad

Change of Status to F-1 Student Visa

Skill Building Program Start Dates

Enrollment in the Skill Building Programs occurs on a rolling basis with start dates throughout the year. For exact dates, please contact an international admissions representative.

  • Fall Start – September
  • Winter Start – January
  • Spring Start – April
  • Summer Start – June