Cleveland Institute of Electronics Online

For more than 70 years, the Cleveland Institute of Electronics has trained its students to work in the fields of computer science, and electrical engineering. It was founded as the Smith Practical Radio Institute in 1934, and has since adapted to the rapid advancement of technology. Now it offers specialized courses in electrical engineering, and software development, as well as associate and bachelor’s degrees, online.

Programs Offered

Online courses in programming with Java and C#, computer technology, wireless and electronic communication, and more are available. Each course has dozens of lessons that can be taken at a student’s preferred pace, and the cost of tuition includes instructor support. Graduates of certain courses earn diplomas from the university, and they can use their knowledge to earn an associate degree later on.

The institute also offers associate degrees in applied science in computer information technology and systems management, as well as applied science in software engineering. Computer information technology graduates will be trained in computer service and repair, networking, information management, web page development, while software engineers will have experience C++ programming, Visual Basic, and Java. There’s also an associate degree available in electrical engineering technology. Finally, the school offers two online bachelor’s degree programs in Computer Information Systems with Network Security and Electronic Engineering Technology through World College, its subsidiary.


The Cleveland Institute of Electronics has been accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council, a U.S. Department of Education recognized accreditation agency, since 1956. It is also a member of the Ohio Council of Private Colleges and is listed as an accredited institution by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


The Cleveland Institute of Electronics requires a high school diploma for enrollment into its courses and its associate and bachelor’s degree programs. There’s no grade point average (GPA) requirement, and students don’t need to submit standardized test scores or letters of recommendation. The admissions application can be done through the school’s website or over the phone.

Admissions Contact

Cleveland Institute of Electronics
Admissions Office
1776 E. 17th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
(800) 243-6446

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