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International Education Corporation is a premier national provider of postsecondary career education offering programs in high-demand verticals such as healthcare, trades, business, technology, transportation, and criminal justice. IEC is the parent company of UEI College, United Education Institute, Florida Career College and U.S. Colleges. With 30 campuses in California, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, and Texas, we provide hands-on career training in as few as 10 months for most programs since 1982.
As an employee-owned organization, International Education Corporation (IEC) and its subsidiary companies are dedicated to student success and the success of its employees.
International Education Corporation's history dates to 1982 when United Electronics Institute was founded in Los Angeles County, California. In 1989, the corporation expanded to become United Education Institute (UEI) to reflect the addition of a broader range of training programs in the career education sector.
Historically, the company has grown through acquisitions as well as through organic growth. The International Education Corporation (IEC) holding company was formed in 1996 to accommodate plans for organic growth through expansion of existing UEI programs, opening new branch campuses and adopting curricula into existing colleges.
In 1998, IEC completed the acquisition of Advanced Career Training (ACT), a career school business that has been delivering quality, career-focused academic programs since 1975. ACT became United Education Institute (UEI) in January 2010.
In 2009, the eight Southern California United Education Institute campuses became UEI College to further expand their program offerings.
International Education Corporation acquired the American Auto Institute in Cerritos, CA in July of 2009. This campus officially became a UEI College location in August 2009 and relocated to Gardena, CA, where it welcomed its first students in January 2011.
In July 2010, IEC acquired MCed College in Fresno, CA and converted this campus to UEI College. In early 2012, IEC acquired Emergency Training Services.
UEI College's first campus was established in Van Nuys, CA in October of 1983. Since then, additional locations have opened, including campuses in Huntington Park, Chula Vista, San Marcos, Encino, West Covina, Anaheim, Bakersfield, Gardena, Stockton, Ontario, Riverside, Fresno, and Sacramento in California, and one campus in Phoenix, Arizona.
UEI campus is located in Morrow, Georgia. The campus was in full operation when IEC acquired them in 1998.
In 2014, IEC acquired Florida Career Colleges as well as U.S. Colleges, increasing the organization's portfolio to 30 campuses in California, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, and Texas. Each campus provides hands-on career training in as few as 10 months.