CIAT National City Campus

Overview 

CIAT’s National City campus in California, ideal for both on-campus and online students, provides exceptional opportunities for those aiming for careers in IT, cybersecurity, cloud computing, networking, coding, and more. Situated in San Diego’s South Bay area, National City boasts a vibrant multicultural atmosphere and rich military history, with attractions like Pepper Park and the iconic Naval Base San Diego. The campus offers personalized education tailored for success, ensuring students receive an immersive learning experience matched to their goals.

With limited class sizes, you’ll benefit from individualized attention from our expert faculty. Their practical, hands-on approach blends theoretical concepts with applied training using cutting-edge software and equipment. By working through real-world scenarios, you’ll gain a deeper technical mastery that sets you apart.

CIAT’s National City location also provides comprehensive career services for your professional launch. The staff proactively provides resume assistance and mock interviews and alerts students to job openings with reputable companies. When opportunities arise, you’ll be well-prepared and first in line.

Conveniently accessible, the National City campus is easily reached via I-5, National City Boulevard, or the San Diego Trolley’s Blue Line. Free student parking saves you from overstuffed, expensive lots. Online learners will experience the same attentive support from anywhere.

Visit the National City campus today and discover how CIAT can empower your journey into an exciting IT career. With personalized learning and career coaching at every step, you’ll emerge job-ready from graduation day.

Accreditation & Approvals

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The California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) is a state agency that regulates private colleges and vocational schools in California. It approves, monitors, and disciplines these institutions to uphold educational standards and protect students from fraud.

 

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The Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) is a nonprofit accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. It evaluates and accredits private vocational training providers, English language programs, and non-collegiate continuing education institutions through a peer review focused on educational quality and integrity.

 

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Tuition & Financial Aid at CIAT

At CIAT, we understand that financing your education is one of the biggest challenges you’ll face on your journey. That’s why we offer a variety of financial aid options to make achieving your goals more affordable and manageable. Our dedicated financial aid advisors will guide you through the process of building a personalized plan that works for your situation.

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Federal Grants & Loans

CIAT offers Federal Pell, Stafford, and Plus loans. Get started by completing the FAFSA form to apply for federal financial aid.

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Military Benefits

CIAT is approved to offer military benefits for veterans and active duty service members, and spouses. 

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Private Loans

CIAT’s trusted private loan partners support students with affordable monthly payments or 100% deferred payments until after graduation for those who qualify.

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Monthly Payment Plans

From zero-interest monthly payment plans to extended financing support, CIAT’s in-house financing plans help make sure you’re covered to pursue your goals.

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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.

Talk to an Advisor

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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