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Welcome to California Institute of Applied Technology

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Our Mission

California Institute of Applied Technology is committed to personalized training through comprehensive, innovative, and high-quality vocational programs that prepare students for a rewarding profession in growing career fields.

Our Values

  • We are passionate about education and student success.
  • We value integrity and excellence in our employees and students.
  • We treat ourselves and our students with dignity and respect.
  • We believe in and encourage innovation at our school to better help our students succeed.
  • We have a student-centric focus and we want people highly committed to achieving goals, where our success equals student’s success.
  • We are accountable for our actions, and if errors occur, we focus on preventing future errors and moving forward.
  • We have a growth mindset, always looking for ways to improve, with a sincere belief that every student can do better and achieve their goals.
  • We expect every employee to be an example of conduct and professionalism, being a role model to students and colleagues.
CIAT History

California Institute of Applied Technology is an award-winning technical college helping students launch and advance their careers in the competitive job market.  Founded in 2008 as California Institute of Arts & Technology, CIAT is a 100% online and accredited college committed to student success across every touchpoint of the organization. We keep our class sizes small so that each student gets the personalized attention they need to succeed in our programs. At CIAT, you’re more than just a number. Our team supports you throughout your journey from your first day of class to landing your dream job and beyond. 

Each year, we continue to hit new milestones, expanding our innovative programs and student services:

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2008

CIAT was founded by our CEO and President, Jamie Doyle, to fill the glaring void in the IT education sector. Graduating students entering the workforce today need more than a degree on paper – they need hands-on training and industry certifications to stay on top of the curve.

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2013

CIAT earns approval to offer VA education benefits for US military veterans through the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, the Yellow Ribbon Program, and the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program, making it easier for our veterans to transition from military life to civilian life.

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2015

CIAT proudly earns accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET), nationally recognized by the US Department of Education, thanks to our dedicated staff, successful educational programs and job placement services.

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2016

CIAT welcomes students at a new campus location in Mission Valley, San Diego. This same year, we also opened our virtual doors to students across the country through our cutting-edge online curriculum.

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2017

CIAT earns Title IV approval by the US Department of Education and expands our financial aid options available including FASFA, an extended network of national loan providers, scholarships and private financing. You’re investing in your future, we’ve got you covered. We’ll help you choose the financial aid solution that’s right for you.

CIAT expands its locations and welcomes students at a new campus in National City, San Diego. Our hands-on labs give students real-world experience working on high-tech equipment used in today’s workforce.

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2018

CIAT grows our community and employment partnerships to ensure our graduating students leave more than job-ready, they leave with a job in hand. We support our students with the complete support package including certification testing, resume writing, interview preparation, job placement and more.

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2019

CIAT extends federal financial aid coverage to a total of six programs to help create more affordable education paths for students transitioning to new careers during the pandemic.

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2020

CIAT launches one-of-a-kind Applied Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems offering students a unique opportunity to earn a traditional four year and up to 19 industry certifications to propel their career. Never losing sight of vocational mission, we continue to innovate with new courses, new curriculum, certifications, virtual labs, extended career support services and more.

CIAT builds on over a decade of experience delivering innovating online learning programs and seamlessly moves all courses to new virtual formats to support students’ continuous learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2021

CIAT continues to innovate and support students nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic with live virtual classes, interactive virtual workshops, and a new CIAT Readiness course. CIAT expands faculty and staff to support a growing student base to ensure that we maintain small class sizes and high-touch student support.

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2022

 

CIAT expanded its portfolio of IT programs with the launch of two new degree paths: Associate of Applied Science in Business Data Analytics and Applied Bachelor’s Degree in Software Development program. The Applied Bachelor’s Degree in Software Development offers students the choice of three concentrations. Data Analytics, Web Development, or Mobile App Development.

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2023

 

CIAT’s 15th year was marked by memorable moments, including hosting their first post-COVID in-person commencement ceremony at Balboa Park in San Diego, California. A significant achievement was reached as CIAT surpassed the enrollment of 1,000 students. Additionally, CIAT’s expansion reached new heights by establishing a new campus in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

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2024

CIAT kicked off the year with an impressive milestone, surpassing 1,500 enrolled students. CIAT unveiled a new name, transitioning its name from California Institute of Arts & Technology to California Institute of Applied Technology. This change reflects CIAT’s rapid expansion and reaffirms its dedication to its core mission and values. This shift signifies a strategic change, positioning CIAT for increased impact and relevance as it equips students for successful careers in today’s most advanced fields. 

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Accrediting Council For Continuing Education & Training

CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET). We’ve earned this validation through an evaluation of our overall mission, quality of education we provide and the reputation of our faculty. Through our accreditation, you can trust us when working to earn a quality and recognized degree. ACCET is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

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Fully Accredited School

2022 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status two years running in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

2021 Best Cybersecurity Programs

2021 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

2018 Academic Circle of Excellence award badge

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

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MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

Fully Accredited School

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

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Request an appointment with one of our IT expert Admissions Advisors for personalized guidance on building your education plan. You’ll be able to book an appointment instantly for a time that fits your schedule. 

Enrollment Deadline - July 24, 2023!

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