CDE Career Institute was founded in 1996 to respond to the real needs of local job seekers and employers right here in the Poconos. CDE’s experienced faculty offers our students training which provides the skills needed for entry level jobs, career advancement and/or certification.


CDE offers monthly start dates and day or evening class schedules to accommodate your lifestyle.


CDE provides one on one guidance and support from experienced instructors that is not available at online schools. CDE is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Higher and Career Education, by the New Jersey Department of Education, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and is accredited by the Council On Occupational Education.


The U.S. Department of Education has approved CDE to participate in Title IV Federal Student Aid for our Diploma Programs. CDE participates in alternative financial assistance programs including Veterans Education, OVR, TAA and Workforce Investment program funding.



I lucked out in finding a wonderful group of people to share a change of career with. Now it seems more like a family and what seemed like an eternity is gone by so fast. The opportunity is there for those who are willing to put in the work. it might be fast paced, but you are not alone. The instructors and support staff are there to help, Like everything else in life you reap what you sow.

Tina Gonzalez



Really an extraordinarily educative and amazing school to attend as a student. Great Education. Safe learning environment. An area where opportunities are hardly missed. Pushes you to your greatest potential.

Sandra Dorado



Excellent school with great staff and teachers!!!!

Anyenali Marte

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