U.S. Career Institute

A distance learning institution that trains people for their careers.

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U.S. Career Institute

The U.S. Career Institute (USCI) is a distance learning institution that trains people for careers that can either be done out of their home, or in a traditional office setting. USCI is based out of Fort Collins, Colorado, but does all of their program training online so that students never have to leave home.

Pamela Weston developed a special step-by-step training program because she wanted people to be able to have professional training and still have time to spend with their families. The original training program that Ms. Weston developed later evolved into USCI. USCI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, State of Colorado Department of Higher Education, a member of the Colorado Private School Association and a member of the Better Business Bureau. USCI offers at home training in several different areas at affordable prices and even offers payment options.


- All training done in your own home
- Training for programs only takes a few months
- Affordable training
- Various programs to choose from
- Salary estimates available for most training programs
- Try a training program for 30 days risk-free
- Program cost includes learning materials

- No guarantee of job placement after completing training
- Salary estimates based on previous students voluntarily submitting information; your salary may vary
- Does not have regional accreditation; credits may not transfer to traditional university

The following subjects are available for at-home training:
- Accounting Services
- Bookkeeping
- Child Day Care Specialist
- Fitness Trainer
- Home Inspection
- Legal Transcriptionist
- Medical Assistant
- Massage Therapy
- Medical Claims & Billing
- Medical Coding
- Medical Transcriptionist
- Office Administrator
- Paralegal/Legal Assistant
- Patient Care Technician
- Pharmacy Technician
- Veterinary Specialist
- Wedding Consulting/Event Planning

The following programs will soon be available
- Computer Essentials
- Criminal Justice
- Culinary Arts
- Insurance Claims Adjustor

Because this training is offered solely online and students do it at their own pace in their own home, these programs are available to anyone nationwide.

Student life is not a focus of USCI because all programs are offered online.

USCI offers training in several areas that face a growing demand in the coming years. If there is a career path offered on USCI that interests you, try their program for a few days to see if it’s for you. USCI is constantly updating their site with new programs. It is difficult to know just how successful students of USCI are without doing some outside research. If you are looking to join the workforce or want to advance your career, this type of training can certainly help. USCI gives you plenty of options to choose from. You might even find your dream job while completing training for it in your own home.

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I took the Medical Coding and Billing Course through the U.S. Career Institute and passed with a 97%. When I started to apply for jobs afterwards, everyone asked the same thing about my certification: is the educational institute accredited by either the AAPC or AHIMA? This school has neither of these accreditaions, which renders it absolutely useless. Save your time and efforts for a school which is accredited!!! Trust me on this one! posted Nov 22nd, 2017 9:04 pm



The feedback pages after the first page do not load. posted Sep 20th, 2017 5:54 pm



I am going to try the event planning program they offer. I have done online classes before and I can tell you from experience that you must go out and volunteer your time to gain the hands in knowledge needed. I am currently a massage therapist and I am also a spa owner. I will be blunt with y'all that want to take the online course for massage. I would NEVER hire a therapist that completed training online. You MUST take the course in person. You miss out on so much and you are cheating yourself. I know not many people will like my comments and that's ok but stop whining and complaining and go out there and make it happen. Stop blaming the school and be an adult and just DO IT!!! posted Sep 2nd, 2017 3:32 pm



Coding books are outdated. Rates at which teachers return your call is very poor. Return rate of messages being responded is very poor. This school will not prepare you for the State Exam. Must take a program through AAPC, as they are the ones who prepare you for the exam. Do not attend USCI. Your job placement is also very slim to none. I am currently a coding student and wished that I would have taken the program through a college or AAPC. USCI is unprofessional, do not waste your time and money. Pay more money to go elsewhere, and actually receive the support that you require. posted Jul 24th, 2017 11:10 am



Waste of money. Could not get a job and never received help from them with job placement. Fulse advertisement as they advertised work from home since I had a little one this was great but upon completing the course, I could not find a job even in an office without having 5-10 years experience. posted Jun 27th, 2017 6:30 pm



Yes I would recommend..

I finished the Wedding & Event Planing and I just received my certificate as Wedding & Event Planing

posted Jan 22nd, 2017 1:33 pm



For those asking about pharmacy tech--I took a different school's program and didn't have the have the certificate of completion to take the ExCPT exam. I got a job with only the national cert (since Michigan hadn't started licensing yet), but it took me over a year and I already had a bachelors, so don't expect to go the same way I did. posted Jan 17th, 2017 4:23 pm



I enrolled to the Massage Therapy program and was able to finish the on line course in 5 months and traveled to Colorado for the 4 weeks of hands on. Yes you can finish the whole on line course in just 3 months but to be able to understand the whole course will truly take time. I thought that I was ready for the hands on when I got there but it was the opposite. One word of advise do not take this course lightly because it is a tough one but it will be worth it in the end. I was able to pass my MBLEX exam in just one try and is currently in the process of getting my state license. To those people who gave this course a bad review sorry but this is not the profession for you. If you're just thinking of the monetary benefit then better think twice. You need passion and commitment. I love being a massage therapist and will be till I drop. Kuddos to my instructors. Thanks for all the help because without you guys I won't be a legit massage therapist. Miss you guys! posted Dec 8th, 2016 8:10 pm



Does anyone know any thimg about the Pharmacy Tech program approved in texas in did anyone took this course think about enrolling posted May 11th, 2016 12:14 am



Has anyone completed the Medical Billing and Coding courses from here, and have they had any issues getting a job .... do they accept this sort of certificate? Very interested and wanted to make sure my money and time are not wasted....just to find out i have to enroll into another college and take the course and OTHER subjects, i dont need.

Thank you in advance!!! : ) posted May 10th, 2016 6:07 am

kelly moore

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waste of money, couldn't get a job without experience or working with the equipment in a dental office. can not use. posted Mar 1st, 2016 8:31 pm



Anyone have information about the Pharmacy tech program if its good? thinking of enrolling posted Sep 2nd, 2015 8:17 pm



I wanted to know if anyone has taken the insurance claims adjuster course. Does the insurance claims adjuster course prepare you to take the insurance state exam in Texas. posted Apr 29th, 2015 3:33 am



Any certificates good in California mainly the pharmacy tech one!?? posted Aug 12th, 2014 9:41 am


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after dropping out of a local massage school , the tuition was 10k I decided to take the massage therapy course and I knew that to finish with certificate I had to go to CO for hands on hours, but in less then 5 days I was able to finish 75% of the course before my first payment was ever made, dont WASTE your time or money on this school at least not for massage therapy. I would rather pay the 10 grand and go to a traditional school. posted Mar 16th, 2014 11:46 am



can anyonetell me anything on the medical transcription program posted Feb 21st, 2014 7:23 pm



I called a local vet office about online schools and they said they would not hire anyone from an onlne school. I am wondering if this would apply to other programs such as Pharmacy Techniian. posted Feb 20th, 2014 8:19 pm



Can anyone tell me.....if any one got job in medical coding/billing and working from home.... thank you posted Nov 13th, 2013 5:25 am


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does anyone know if Certified personal trainer & Nutrional specialist worth taking at USCI ?? posted Sep 27th, 2013 7:59 pm

Mike Alexander


I took their Medical Assistant program, before I decided to apply for nursing school. Their MA program was pretty intense, and very helpful. Glad I did it. They also mailed my certificate before completing my tuition, so that was another plus. I'm currently enrolled in there Paralegal program. I took a 3 month break; however, I only have 2 more courses left. Also, look into Penn Foster, and Ashworth career school. Both are pretty good as well, but I think US is better because of their customer service. Good Luck! posted Sep 16th, 2013 6:44 pm

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