ICS Mission Statement
ICS is one of the oldest and largest distance learning institutions
in the world. The school provides courses and services that are
designed to meet the life-long learning needs of the adult learner.
The mission of ICS is to empower adult learners to advance
or change their careers, learn a new skill, or gain personal
satisfaction. The school strives to fulfill this mission
by providing breadth and depth of courseware, applicable
technology, and a wide array of flexible services aimed at
the needs of the adult learner. Courses not only teach current
marketplace skills, but also present liberal arts offerings
and develop critical thinking, writing, and mathematical
abilities. The mission is supported by an admissions policy
that allows students with appropriate prior education to
enrol in courses without regard to race, religion, gender,
age, colour, national origin, or physical disability.
The school assesses fulfillment of its mission and achievement of institutional effectiveness through ongoing studies of student academic success, measurement of student satisfaction, and evaluation of the career outcomes of graduates.