About PCDI

Online Career Training since 1987

At Professional Career Development Institute, we believe it isn't where you start, but where your destination takes you. PCDI has cultivated a tradition of distinction in distance education that spans more than 25 years. As a leader in online career training, our career courses are designed for students with a wide array of learning needs. Our flexible, affordable and career-relevant courses let you learn when, where and how you want. Whether you have an on-the-go lifestyle or are a stay-at-home parent, we understand your desire for an education that will pave the way to a better life for you and your family.

Accreditation and Licenses

Ashworth College is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.  Ashworth College's online career training courses repeatedly meet, and consistently exceed, the DETC's thorough standards of quality. Questions about the Distance Education and Training Council may be directed to Ashworth College or to DETC (1601 18th Street, N.W., Suite 2, Washington, D.C. 20009, Telephone: (202) 234-5100, Fax: (202) 332-1386). You can also download our Consumer Information Disclosure, a public form for DETC accredited institutions.

CHEA The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

State Licensing

PCDI, LLC is the owner of Ashworth College which is authorized by the state of GA under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990. Ashworth College offers instruction in career programs, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.


PCDI is committed to teaching specialized knowledge and skills to people of all ages and backgrounds in the most convenient way possible. Our programs of study are challenging, yet easy to follow and accessible from anywhere. With PCDI, you'll gain the tools to move ahead in your career, qualify for a promotion, pursue an enjoyable hobby and be a success in the working world.

Why our Students Choose PCDI to fulfill their Career Goals

  • We're Accredited
  • Career-Focused Programs
  • Fast and Flexible Learning
  • Affordable Low Tuition & Payment Plans
  • Credit Transferability
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Academic Support
  • Career Guidance

Our relationship with Ashworth College enables us to offer you the highest quality career training courses that will give you the skills you need to stay competitive in today's job market. Ashworth's faculty includes instructors with years of practice in developing distance education programs. Their professional backgrounds, as well as memberships in professional organizations, give them access to the most up-to-date information in the field.  For more information on Ashworth College and Ashworth course materials offered by PCDI, please view the course catalog and tuition options.

Admissions & Technology Requirements

There are no educational or experience prerequisites for career courses. Just an interest in the subject matter! All you need is a computer with access to the internet and Microsoft Office software. You can enroll online or by phone anytime and get started immediately.

Why Wait?

PCDI is dedicated to the success of our students. Get started with PCDI's Career School today! Enroll online or call 1-888-909-0558 to speak with an Admissions Advisor.

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Student Testimonials

I took the skills I learned in the HVAC school and applied them to my job as a maintenance worker.
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