Awards

Awards & Recognition

Here at CIAT we strive for excellence. In doing so, we routinely submit our institution, personnel, processes and procedures for external review and evaluation from reputable publication sources. Here are some of the prominent awards our institution has received:

Top Workplaces Culture Excellence Awards - 2024

The 2024 Top Workplaces Culture Excellence Awards recognizes organizations that have gone above and beyond in creating exceptional workplace cultures that prioritize employee satisfaction, growth, and well-being. The winning organizations serve as inspiring models, setting the bar for what it means to cultivate a truly outstanding work environment that empowers and supports its workforce. CIAT stood out as the nation’s finest in five categories:

Compensation & Benefits, Innovation, Leadership, Purpose & Values, and Work-Life Flexibility

Military Friendly School - Gold 2024-25

Military-Friendly Gold Award 2024

The Military Friendly®  Employer with Gold distinction is an employer who scored within 10% of the 10th ranking Employer in their category.  These employers are setting the example with their programs and initiatives based on criteria such as academic policies & compliance, admissions & orientation, culture & commitment, financial aid & assistance, graduation & career, military student support & retention. 

Military Friendly School 2024-25

Military-Friendly Award 2024

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Best Trade Schools in San Diego 2023

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Top Workplaces 2022 - San Diego Union Tribune

San Diego’s Top Workplaces are chosen not by the Tribune, but by company employees themselves. A survey is issued to all employees at an array of companies, and the workplaces with the best overall response from their team earn a spot on the list. Companies are ranked on a number of key survey metrics, including alignment, coaching, connection, engagement, leadership, pay, benefits and work/life balance.

Most Military-Supportive Colleges in the VA Pacific District

CIAT has been included in the Editor’s Choice for 2022: Top Picks for the Most Military-Supportive Colleges and Universities in the Western U.S., ranked as one of the “The Most Military-Supportive Colleges in the VA Pacific District”. Yellow Ribbon is a joint VA/college program where each participating school agree to kick in a set amount of tuition coverage for a set number of students who don’t have their tuition costs completely covered by GI Bill® benefits.

2022 Best Computer Programming Degrees - CIAT has been awarded top ranking status in Intelligent.com’s Best Computer Programming Degrees review

Best Computer Programming Degree Programs - 2022

Intelligent.com ranks accredited institutions (public or private) with a high standard of academic quality for post-secondary institutions, assessed by quality, and overall effectiveness of colleges and universities. Each school’s programs are evaluated on tuition costs, admission, retention and graduation rates, faculty, and reputation as well as the student resources provided for online students. CIAT has been awarded top ranking status in Intelligent.com’s Best Computer Programming Degrees review, highlighted as “Best in the West”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

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Best Cybersecurity Degree Programs -2022

Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online/on-campus program rankings and higher education planning, has included California Institute of Arts and Technology to its list of programs assessed for 2022. 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

EC-Council Circle of Excellence

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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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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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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