• Our institute has business days from Monday to Friday.
    • Working hours are from 8 am to 5 pm.
    • The calendar system is a quarter system with 3 quarters in the academic year plus summer vacation.
    • 1st quarter starts 4th Monday in September 2nd quarter starts on 2nd Monday in January, and 3rd quarter starts 2nd Monday in April.
    • Each quarter consists of 11 weeks of class work and 1 week for final exam/evaluation.
    • The formal Calendar for each semester will be posted before the beginning of that semester.

    For the academic year 2023-2024:

    Fall 2023              25th of September – 15th of December,

    Winter 2024       8th of January – 29th March,

    Spring 2024        8th of April – 28th of June.


2-year diploma program

Our 2-year diploma programs consist of 4 levels of knowledge.

  • 1st level is English skills. This is to enhance student language skills in reading and writing. This consists of 3 courses (12 cr. hrs.) and is the 1st quarter in the study plan.
  • 2nd level is basic knowledge. This is broad knowledge all students need before graduation. This consists of 3 courses (12 cr. hrs.) and is the 2nd quarter in the study plan.
  • 3rd level is major knowledge. This is major knowledge in the area of student study. This consists of 4 courses (16 cr. hrs.) and is the 3rd quarter in the study plan.
  • 4th level is minor knowledge. This is specialized knowledge in a specialized area of study. This consists of 4 courses (16 cr. hrs.) and is the 4th and 5th quarters in the study plan.

5 more courses required, and they are provided as follows:

  • 4 elective courses (16 cr. hrs.)
  • 1 externship (4 cr. hrs.)
  • 1 graduation project (4 cr. hrs.)

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The program has total 80 cr. hrs. in quarter system. Currently we have 4 different minor specializations. These are: (1) Accounting; (2) Executive secretary; (3) Human relation management; and (4) Sales and marketing. Table 4 shows program plan and course title. Benefits of this system is:

  • Segregation of level of knowledge.
  • Students will concentrate on one level of knowledge at a time.
  • Students can organize their class schedule easily.


A degree is an official document of successful completion of undergraduate studies or program in a specialized field of study.  Its usually for a period of 2 or 4 years. 

A diploma is a certificate awarded by an educational establishment to certify that a student has acquired a number of skills in a specialized field. 

A certificate is an official document that certifies a true statement. These are usually a certificate of attendance for a short training course.

These words overlap and could be misunderstood. Note that no entity is allowed confer a degree, diploma, nor a certificate to a person without proper licensing from an official government body or recognized agency.




Our institute provide many short training courses. Participants in these courses do not gain credits towards a degree but they get certificate of attendance. For this reason, certificates are often called non-degree certificates. Short courses are different as they focus on gaining a specific knowledge or a one-single skill that is beneficial to the learner personally or his career.

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Accreditation and Authorization


New start-up institutes obtain licensure/authorization by the state or country they reside in. This is a permission to conduct educational business and confer a degree in that state. After rigorous review, the agency issues an authorization for operation and to confer scientific degrees.

Gary International Institute

One of our goals is to seek international recognition. We plan to gain multiple licensing and accreditation. We have already started the process by visiting an online training center of the desired accrediting agency and attended their online trainings. We are currently:  


Accreditation is a voluntary, nongovernmental process to evaluate an institute according to pre-set criteria by the accrediting agency. It includes a comprehensive review of the university’s mission, administration, faculty, and curriculum. Accreditation is a lengthy process that takes 3 to 5 years. It consists of several steps such as conducting a self-assessment study, submission of an initial application, a thorough revision made by the agency, followed by a site visit, and finally, a final report is issued regarding accreditation approval.

We are currently:  

Gary International Institute is currently licensed by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana. Licenses are renewed by the State Board of Regents every two years. Licensed institutions have met minimal operational standards set forth by the state, but licensure does not constitute accreditation, guarantee the transferability of credit, nor signify that programs are certifiable by any professional agency or organization

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