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November 2023 Changes

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  • Cisco Fee – $500.00
  • Networking Fee – $150.00

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  • Only the National City, California Campus is eligible to offer federal student aid at this time.

October 2023 Changes

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  • Course Name and Description of ASD 262 From “Emerging Applications and Languages – This course covers a free and open-source front-end JavaScript library for building user interfaces based on UI components. The students will learn React and how to develop and render UI components and support both front-end and server-side. Upon completing this course, the students will master the React and React Native skills that are uniquely popular in front web development community.” to “Replaced ASD 262 – Java Programming Students will begin by mastering the fundamentals of Java programming, including coding, variables, control structures, and handling arithmetic operations. They’ll then progress to advanced topics like coding methods, exception handling, testing, debugging, and working with classes, objects, arrays, and file input/output. The course culminates in an exploration of object-oriented programming, emphasizing inheritance and polymorphism, empowering students to design and create complex Java applications.”
  • Course Name and Description of ASD 263  From “MEAN Stack Development – This course covers client-side scripting; the MEAN stack is a collection of the most popular modern tools for web development that helps build fast, robust, and maintainable web applications. Starting with the MEAN core frameworks, this course will explain the fundamental concepts of each framework, how to set them up properly, and how to use popular modules to connect them all. Following the real-world examples in this course, the students will scaffold MEAN application architecture, add an authentication layer, and develop an MVC structure to support their project development. Upon course completion, the students will learn the best practices for maintaining clear and straightforward code.” to “ASD263 – SQL and Database Management This course empowers students with essential SQL skills and the ability to design and manage relational databases. Beginning with an introduction to SQL and client/server systems, the course covers data retrieval, updates, and advanced SQL skills, including working with views, scripts, stored procedures, functions, and triggers. It equips students with the knowledge and practical skills needed for effective SQL database management and efficient database design.”

September 2023 Changes

Throughout the Catalog and in the footnotes the New Mexico Campus address was added “1717 Louisiana Blvd NE Ste 208, Albuquerque, NM, 87110″

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  • From “California BPPE Grievance Policy – Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Post-Secondary Education at 1747 N. Market Blvd., Ste 225, Sacramento, CA 95833, ww.bppe.ca.gov, toll-free telephone number 888-370 -7589 or by fax 916-263-1897. A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling 888-370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s internet web site www.bppe.ca.gov.” to “State Agency Grievance policy – CIAT must provide its students or prospective students with contact information for filling complaints with its State approval or licensing entity. Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the following: California Bureau For Private Post-Secondary Education 1747 N. Market Blvd., Ste 225 Sacramento, CA 95833 www.bppe.ca.gov/ Phone: 888-370-7589 Fax: 916-263-1897 Complaint Resources New Mexico New Mexico Higher Education Department 2044 Galisteo Street Ste 4 Santa Fe, NM 87505 www.hed.mn.gov/ Phone: 505-476-8400 Email:HigherED.Info@hed.mn.gov Complaint Resources

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  • From “Esmeralda Jones, Title IX Coordinator/ Student Services Manager401 Mile of Cars Way Suite 100, National City CA 91950. (619) 535-7494 email: ejones@ciat.edu” to “Taban Bustani, Director of Student Services. 401 Mile of Cars Way Suit 100, National City CA, 95150. 1717 Louis Blvd NE Ste 208 Albuquerque, NM 87110, (619) 419 0137 email: tbustani@ciat.edu

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  • COMPLIANCE – Shanna Essex-Clark

August 2023 Changes

Throughout the Catalog all mentions of the Mission Valley Campus Address were removed.

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  • There are three terms in a semester (15 weeks) and each semester is CIAT’s period of attendance. The tuition cost for one period of attendance equals three terms. For example:
    • Term 1: 4 semester credit course; $2,440
    • Term 2: 4 semester credit course; $2,440
    • Term 3: 4 semester credit course; $2,440
    • Total Charges for a period of attendance: $7,320.00

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  • Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Tuition Assistance
    • CIAT offers tuition assistance through partnering up with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The WIOA program provides federal aid to qualifying students enrolled in a qualifying Career-Technical or Workforce Program at CIAT. Qualifying students will need to apply for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) first and utilize all grants as available along with the WIOA grants. Students who are not qualified to receive Pell Grants will be only responsible for the program cost listed on the Individual Training Account (ITA) approved by WIOA. This WIOA Title I-funded program is an equal opportunity program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Qualifying students may be approved to receive up to $7,000 in an ITA towards total program tuition, required books and fees. Listed below are WIOA participating programs:
      • Certificate as Computer Technician
      • Certificate as Cisco Certified Network Associate
      • Certificate as Networking Technician
      • Certificate in Cloud Administration

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  • FromCIAT does not provide housing facilities but will assist students in finding accommodations for the duration of the course. Hotel accommodations are widely available locally with an average cost of $100 to $125 per night depending on season.” to CIAT does not provide dormitory facilities but will assist students in finding accommodation for the duration of the course. Hotel accommodation is widely available locally with an average cost of $100 to $125 per night depending on the season.”

Throughout the Catalog  CIS was added to the front of the following course codes:

  • 100; 101A; 101B; 102A; 102B; 120A; 120B; 154; 130; 131; 132.

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  • “DAP” to “BDA” throughout the tables.

Throughout the Catalog the follow course codes were changed to CLD:

  • CIS 330; CIS 331; CIS 332; CIS 333; CIS 334; CIS 335.

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  • Course Description of CIS 230A From “This course represents the 1st half in a two-part class for the CompTIA certification exams for Linux operating system: XK0-004. This course provides most of core objectives coverage and practical preparation for the first half of the Linux certification for industry professionals including but not limited to installation, configuration and maintenance of Linux, configuration of user interface and applications management, configuration and management of boot and shutdown of Linux, as well as Users and Group management.” to ” This course represents the 1st half in a two-part class for the CompTIA certification exams for Linux operating system: XK0-005. This course provides most of core objectives coverage and practical preparation for the first half of the Linux certification for industry professionals including but not limited to installation, configuration and maintenance of Linux, configuration of user interface and applications management, configuration and management of boot and shutdown of Linux, as well as Users and Group management.”
  • Course Description of CIS 230B from “This course represents the 2nd half in a two-part class for the CompTIA certification exams for Linux operating system: XK0-004. This course provides most of the core objectives coverage and practical preparation as the second half of the Linux certification for industry professionals including but not limited to hardware installation, kernel module management, process and task management, print management, mail and SQL basic knowledge, system monitoring, networking and security implementation for the Linux platform.” to “This course represents the 2nd half in a two-part class for the CompTIA certification exams for Linux operating system: XK0-005. This course provides most of the core objectives coverage and practical preparation as the second half of the Linux certification for industry professionals including but not limited to storage devices, networking, firewalls, scripting, Git and security best practices.”

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  • Course Description and code from CIS 331 “This course covers all of the topics related to the AWS Certified Security – Specialty Exam. Topics covered include the AWS Identity Access Management, Logging and Monitoring, Infrastructure Security and Data Protection with VPCs.” to CLD 331 – “This course covers all of the topics related to the AWS Certified Security – Specialty Exam. Topics covered include the AWS Identity Access Management, Logging and Monitoring, Infrastructure Security and Data Protection with VPCs.”
  • Course Description and code from CIS 332 “This course covers all of the topics related to Exam AZ-500: Microsoft Azure Security Technologies. Topics covered include the securing Azure Active Directory, managing access control, using monitoring tools like Azure Monitory and Azure Sentinel, and configuring security for storage and databases.” to CLD 332 “This course provides IT Security Professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to implement security controls, maintain an organization’s security posture, and identify and remediate security vulnerabilities. This course includes security for identity and access, platform protection, data and applications, and security operations. Topics include Azure Active Directory, Azure AD Identity Protection, Azure AD Privileged Identity Management, Perimeter Security, Network Security, Host Security, Container Security, Key Vault, Application Security, Storage Security, Database Security, Azure Monitor, Azure Security Center, and Azure Sentinel.”

Throughout the Catalog the following course codes were changed to SEC:

  • CIS 340A; CIS 340B; CIS 350A; CIS 350B.

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  • Course Description and code from CIS 333 “This course covers all of the topics related to the AWS Certified Database – Specialty Exam. Topics covered include the AWS Database Design, Deployment and Migration, Management and Operations, Monitoring and Troubleshooting and Database Security.” to CLD 333 “This course covers all the topics related to the AWS Certified Database – Specialty Exam. Topics covered include the AWS Database Design, Deployment and Migration, Management and Operations, Monitoring and Troubleshooting and Database Security.”
  • Course Description and code from CIS 335 “This course covers all of the topics related to the Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer Exam. Topics covered include the AWS Database Design, Deployment and Migration, Management and Operations, Monitoring and Troubleshooting and Database Security.” to “This course covers all the topics related to the Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer Exam. Topics covered include the AWS Database Design, Deployment and Migration, Management and Operations, Monitoring and Troubleshooting and Database Security.”
  • Course Description and code from CIS 340A “This course represents the 1st half of a two-part class that will immerse the student into an interactive environment where they will be shown how to scan, test, hack and secure their own systems. The lab intensive environment gives each student in-depth knowledge and practical experience with the current essential security systems. Students will begin by understanding how perimeter defenses work and then be led into scanning and attacking their own networks. No real network is harmed. Students then learn how intruders escalate privileges and what steps can be taken to secure a system. Students will also learn about Intrusion Detection, Policy Creation, Social Engineering, DDoS Attacks, Buffer Overflows and Virus Creation. This course prepares the student for the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker exam 312-50.” to SEC 340A”This class will immerse the student into an interactive environment where they will be shown how to scan, test, hack and secure their own systems. The lab intensive environment gives each student in-depth knowledge and practical experience with the current essential security systems. Students will begin by understanding how perimeter defenses work and then be led into scanning and attacking their own networks. No real network is harmed. Students then learn how intruders escalate privileges and what steps can be taken to secure a system. Students will also learn about Intrusion Detection, Policy Creation, Social Engineering, DDoS Attacks, Buffer Overflows and Virus Creation. This course prepares you for EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker exam 312-50.”
  • Course Description and code from CIS 340B “This course represents the 2nd half of a two-part course that will immerse the student into an interactive environment where they will be shown how to scan, test, hack and secure their own systems. The lab intensive environment gives each student in-depth knowledge and practical experience with the current essential security systems. Students will begin by understanding how perimeter defenses work and then be led into scanning and attacking their own networks. No real network is harmed. Students then learn how intruders escalate privileges and what steps can be taken to secure a system. Students will also learn about Intrusion Detection, Policy Creation, Social Engineering, DDoS Attacks, Buffer Overflows and Virus Creation. This course prepares the student for EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker exam 312-50.” to “This course represents the 2nd half of a two-part course that will immerse the student into an interactive environment where they will be shown how to scan, test, hack and secure their own systems. The lab intensive environment gives each student in-depth knowledge and practical experience with the current essential security systems. Students will begin by understanding how perimeter defenses work and then be led into scanning and attacking their own networks. No real network is harmed. Students then learn how intruders escalate privileges and what steps can be taken to secure a system. Students will also learn about Intrusion Detection, Policy Creation, Social Engineering, DDoS Attacks, Buffer Overflows and Virus Creation. This course prepares the student for EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker exam 312-50.”

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  • Course Description and code from CIS 350A “This course represents the 1st half of a two-part class that focuses on preparing for the CISSP Certification and career of IS/IT Cyber Security management professional. The CISSP Certification is administered by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium or (ISC). (ISC) promotes the CISSP exam as an aid to evaluating personnel performing information security functions. Candidates for this exam are typically network security professionals and system administrators with at least five years of direct work experience in two or more of the eight test domains. As the first ANSI ISO accredited credential in the field of information security, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification provides information security professionals with not only an objective measure of competence, but a globally recognized standard of achievement.” to “This course represents the 1st half of a two-part class that focuses on preparing for the CISSP Certification and career of IS/IT Cyber Security management professional. The CISSP Certification is administered by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium or (ISC). (ISC) promotes the CISSP exam as an aid to evaluating personnel performing information security functions. Candidates for this exam are typically network security professionals and system administrators with at least five years of direct work experience in two or more of the eight test domains. As the first ANSI ISO accredited credential in the field of information security, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification provides information security professionals with not only an objective measure of competence, but a globally recognized standard of achievement. Successfully completing SEC350A and SEC350B will help candidates to prepare for this exam.”
  • Course Description and code from CIS 350B “This course represents the 2nd half of a two-part course that focuses on preparing for the CISSP Certification and career of IS/IT Cyber Security management professional. The CISSP Certification is administered by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium or (ISC). (ISC) promotes the CISSP exam as an aid to evaluating personnel performing information security functions. Candidates for this exam are typically network security professionals and system administrators with at least five years of direct work experience in two or more of the eight test domains. As the first ANSI ISO accredited credential in the field of information security, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification provides information security professionals with not only an objective measure of competence, but a globally recognized standard of achievement.” to “This course represents the 2nd half of a two-part course that focuses on preparing for the CISSP Certification and career of IS/IT Cyber Security management professional. The CISSP Certification is administered by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium or (ISC). (ISC) promotes the CISSP exam as an aid to evaluating personnel performing information security functions. Candidates for this exam are typically network security professionals and system administrators with at least five years of direct work experience in two or more of the eight test domains. As the first ANSI ISO accredited credential in the field of information security, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification provides information security professionals with not only an objective measure of competence, but a globally recognized standard of achievement. Successfully completing SEC350A and SEC350B will help candidates to prepare for this exam.”

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  • Course Description of SEC 400 from “This course will culminate in the application of classroom knowledge and skills in security-based technologies to solve real-world problems and to develop research and project management skills. The student will work as part of a team to respond to a Request for Proposal from a medium size company in need of a cybersecurity solution encompassing one of the following: Typical remote access security scenarios using detection and authentication/authorization technology, procedures, and process to prevent and identify intrusions. Ransomware/Malware/RAT prevention and detection solutions and development of policies to help users identify correct security procedures during regular business activities to prevent malware infections.
  • Designing a security system to prevent and detect intrusion of an existing N-tier system by bad actors. The students will use the knowledge gained in each class session to complete the sections of their response to the Request for Proposal. The students will create a Final Report to be provided to the client along with creating an oral presentation that will be presented to the client.” to “This course will culminate in the application of classroom knowledge and skills in security-based technologies to solve real-world problems and to develop research and project management skills. The student will work as part of a team to respond to a Request for Proposal from a medium size company in need of a cybersecurity solution encompassing one of the following: 1.Typical remote access security scenarios using detection and authentication/authorization technology, procedures, and process to prevent and identify intrusions. 2. Ransomware/Malware/RAT prevention and detection solutions and development of policies to help users identify correct security procedures during regular business activities to prevent malware infections. 3.Designing a security system to prevent and detect intrusion of an existing N-tier system by bad actors.”
  • From ASD 101: Python Fundamentals to ASD 101 A: Python Fundamentals, Part 1.
  • Added: ASD 101 B: Python Fundamentals, Part 2 “This course introduces students to essential programming concepts applied to any programming language. From the previous section of this course, ASD101A students should be already familiar with Python language concepts like data types, variables, program control, and functions. This course will introduce the following topics: exceptions, lists, tuples, dictionaries, string operations, sets, classes, and Object-Oriented Programming. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to understand how to create, modify, and maintain Python programs to provide software-based solutions.”

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  • From ASD 102: Object-Oriented Programming with C++ “This course introduces students to intermediate concepts in programming and computer science topics. The focus of the course will be primarily C++ programming using an IDE. Students build on previously solidified knowledge and gain leverage for better understanding of advanced computer science studies. C++ language concepts like classes, objects, constructors, inheritance, polymorphism, and the C++ standard library will be presented. Additional topics introduced include versioning, source control, data structures, and memory management. Upon completion of the course students will be able to understand how to create, modify, and maintain C++ programs to provide in-depth software-based solutions.” to ASD 102A: Web Development with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Part 1 “This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of two of the most widely adopted web-interface technologies in the world today: HTML and CSS. Topics explored include HTML structure, syntax, and usage, CSS styling and layout, and website design. Upon completion of the course students will be able to understand how modern websites are built, as well as be able to write their own, and add functionality as found throughout the Internet. Upon completing this course, the students will utilize simple web-styles with CSS, HTML syntax that every web developer should have.”
  • From ASD 103: Relational Database Management Systems and SQL “This course introduces students to relational databases and Structured Query Language (SQL). Students will acquire foundational understanding of databases, how they are structured, and how transactions are performed on database. SQL language concepts concerning creating, reading, updating, and deleting data will be presented. Additional topics introduced include data types, tables, keys, relationships, functions, indexes, views, stored procedures, and optimization and replication. Upon completion of the course students will be able to understand how to create, modify, and maintain SQL databases to provide in-depth software-based solutions.” to ASD 103 A: Object-Orientated Data Structures Using Python, Part 1 “This course introduces students to intermediate concepts in programming and computer science topics. The focus of the course will be primarily Python programming using an IDE. Students build on previously solidified knowledge and gain leverage for better understanding of advanced computer science studies. Python concepts like classes, objects, constructors, inheritance, and polymorphism will be presented. Upon completion of the course students will be able to understand how to create, modify, and maintain Python programs to provide Object-Oriented Design with an emphasis on problem-solving, theory, and software engineering principles.”
  • Added: ASD 102B: Web Development with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, Part 2 “This course covers client-side scripting, using JavaScript and jQuery, the classic JavaScript library. The students will learn jQuery skills, including creating slide shows, image swaps, carousels, accordions, and forms. The students will add to their JavaScript skills as they work with date and time objects, exceptions and regular expressions, browser objects, web storage, arrays, maps, and your own objects. In addition, the following concerts will be covered the module pattern of JavaScript, and ES modules, using Ajax with the Fetch API and Promise objects; and be able to get started with server-side scripting using JavaScript and Node.js. Upon completing this course, the students will master the JavaScript and jQuery skills that every web developer should have.”
  • Added: ASD 103B:Object-Orientated Data Structures Using Python, Part 2 “This course introduces students to data structures concepts using Python programming language. The students will learn and use these data structures to implement various types of collection structures, such as stacks, queues, lists, trees, and graphs. Upon completion of the course students will be able to understand complexity analysis to evaluate the space/time trade-offs of different implementations of data structures and develop a program with data structures to apply efficient coding techniques.”
  • Added: ASD 104A: Web Application Development with PHP and MySQL, Part 1 “This course introduces students to the creation and maintenance of data- driven Web sites using PHP and MySQL. The students will acquire a foundational understanding of databases, how they are structured, and how transactions are performed on database. SQL language concepts concerning creating, reading, updating, and deleting data will be presented. Additional topics introduced include data types, tables, keys, relationships, functions, indexes, views, stored procedures, and optimization and replication. Upon completion of the course students will be able to understand how to create, modify, and maintain SQL databases.”

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  • ASD 104B: Web Application Development with PHP and MySQL, Part 2 “This course offers content on developing web pages using user-defined functions, cookies, sessions, arrays, and Object-Oriented Design with an emphasis on software engineering principles and how to build dynamic database-driven. websites with PHP and MySQL and take software development skills to the professional level. Upon completing this course, the students will master the PHP and MySQL skills every web developer should have.”
  • ASD 105: Linux Operating System Administration and Shell Scripting “This course focuses on the Linux operating system. It covers such topics and skills such as overview of Linux, features, troubleshooting tools and tips, installation, editions, and settings. In addition, the students will learn about Shell Scripting for common technical tasks.”
  • ASD 106: Linux Operating System Administration and Shell Scripting “This course focuses on the Linux operating system. It covers such topics and skills such as overview of Linux, features, troubleshooting tools and tips, installation, editions, and settings. In addition, the students will learn about Shell Scripting for common technical tasks.”
  • ASD 107A:Foundation of Software Engineering, Part 1 “This course introduces the basics of Software Engineering and how to select the most appropriate development process model. This course content will cover choosing the most appropriate development methodology/model and understanding and applying the Unified Process Model. As well as learn about the human aspects of software engineering (e.g., team concerns/issues), gather software requirements, and create project documentation. Upon completing the course, the student will organize the basics of managing a project’s development lifecycle application of UML. In addition, students will have an opportunity to work in a team to design and implement a software application while enhancing their software development skills. After this course, they will create a custom application for their portfolio. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to organize the basics of organizing a projects development lifecycle, application of UML.”
  • ASD 107A:Foundation of Software Engineering, Part 2 “This course introduces the basics of Software Engineering related to project planning and estimation, requirements analysis, program design, construction, testing, maintenance and implementation, and software quality. Upon completion of the course the students will be able to enhance their software engineering and programming style, by applying periodic reviews, documentation, thorough testing, and ease of maintenance. In addition, students will have an opportunity to work in a team to design and implement a software application while enhancing their software development skills and completion of this course student will be able to create a custom application for their portfolio.”

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  • Course Description of ASD 215 from “This course continues building on the foundations put in place by C and C++, focusing on the higher-level abstractions found in Microsoft’s C#, as well as some Microsoft-specific presentation technology such as the Windows Presentation Foundation. The course will be primarily C# using Visual Studio 2015. Students establish advanced C# knowledge required for pursuing more emergent computer science topics. C# language concepts like generics, LINQ, delegates, singleton patterns, interfaces, and asynchronous programming will be presented. Upon completion of the course students will be able to understand how to create, modify, and maintain C# programs to produce Windows software.” to “This course introduces students to how to use Visual Studio IDE to develop Windows Forms applications, focusing on the skills for designing forms and entering code. The course covers a professional subset of the C# language, including all the skills for developing substantial applications. That includes working with numbers, strings, and dates; coding control structures, methods, and event handlers; and working with arrays and collections. It also comprises the best techniques for handling exceptions, validating data, and debugging applications. The students will obtain professional skills for creating and using classes, focusing on the classes and methods available from the .NET platform.”

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  • ASD 261: Application Security “This class will teach students the concepts and techniques that enable modern web application security to maintain high performance and provide offensive and defensive security concepts that software engineers must know. Upon completing the course, students will be ready to develop mitigations for their web applications to protect against hackers and apply secure coding best practices into the application development lifecycle.”

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  • Added: ASD 262: Emerging Applications and Languages “This course covers a free and open-source front-end JavaScript library for building user interfaces based on UI components. The students will learn React and how to develop and render UI components and support both front-end and server-side. Upon completing this course, the students will master the React and React Native skills that are uniquely popular in front web development community.”
  • From ASD 260: MEAN Stack Development “This course provides an introduction to full stack open source web development using MongoDB, Ember.JS, Angular.JS, and Node.JS, otherwise known as the MEAN stack. Students will be exposed to the entire MEAN stack, and then follow up with an in-depth look at Node.JS. Topics covered include non-relational databases, back-end frameworks, authentication, templating, application data, and deployment. Upon completion of the course students will be able to build full stack, single-page applications using the MEAN stack.” to ” ASD 263 MEAN Stack Development “This course covers client-side scripting; the MEAN stack is a collection of the most popular modern tools for web development that helps build fast, robust, and maintainable web applications. Starting with the MEAN core frameworks, this course will explain the fundamental concepts of each framework, how to set them up properly, and how to use popular modules to connect them all. Following the real-world examples in this course, the students will scaffold MEAN application architecture, add an authentication layer, and develop an MVC structure to support their project development. Upon course completion, the students will learn the best practices for maintaining clear and straightforward code.”
  • Added: ASD 264: Cloud Applications and Computing “This course covers amazon Web Services (AWS), the most popular and widely used cloud platform, which will help the solutions run at scale. Then, the students will gradually get acquainted with AWS’s key concepts and the trade-offs and ideas behind efficient cloud applications. This course also covers cloud service models within highly scalable and secure applications on the AWS platform, S3 storage, RDS, and EC2, building real-time serverless environments. Upon completing this course, the students will be well-versed in the various services that AWS provides and will be able to leverage AWS infrastructure to accelerate the development process.”

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  • ADM 300A: Business Programming C#, Part1 “This course introduces students to using Visual Studio IDE to develop Windows Forms applications, focusing on the skills for designing forms and entering code. The course covers a professional subset of the C# language, including all the skills for developing substantial applications. That includes working with numbers, strings, and dates; coding control structures, methods, and event handlers; and working with arrays and collections. It also comprises the best techniques for handling exceptions, validating data, and debugging applications. The students will obtain professional skills for creating and using classes, focusing on the classes and methods available from the .NET platform.”
  • ADM 300B: Programming C#, Part 2 “This course is a professional subset of the C# language, including all the skills for developing substantial applications. That includes working with LINQ, database programming, entity framework, ADO.NET, DataGridView control methods, and event handlers, and working with arrays and collections. Upon completing this course, the students will obtain professional skills for creating database-driven webpages from the .NET platform.”
  • ADM 301A: Application Development with ASP.NET Core, Part 1 “This course is focused on a professional subset of ASP.NET Core MVC, including the skills for developing database-driven web applications. That includes using MVC, endpoint routing, Razor views, model binding, and data transfer from controllers, sessions, and cookies. Upon completing this course, the students will use Visual Studio to design, code, and test multi-page ASP.NET Core apps, use the MVC pattern to work with a database, and use Bootstrap to make the apps look great on all screen sizes.”

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  • ADM 301B: Application Development with ASP.NET Core, Part 2 “This course is part two of the ASP.NET Core MVC framework content, focused on web skills for developing database-driven web applications. That includes model binding, data validation, dependency injection, Bootstrap for responsive design, EF Core to work with databases, xUnit and Moq for unit testing, and Identity for authentication. Upon completing this course, the students will obtain web development skills to the next level in the ASD.NET Core MVC.”
  • ADM 302A: Software Design, Part 1 “This course centers on software design techniques to advance complex software systems. The students will learn object-oriented analysis and design (OOA/D) through three iterations of two cohesive, start-to-finish case studies. Upon completing this course, the students will apply OOA/D through case studies demonstrating fundamental OO principles and patterns while using the UML in their web applications.”
  • ADM 302B: Software Design, Part 2 “The course will continue to discover how to design a layered architecture and relate the graphical user interface layer to the domain and technical services layers. Learning to apply design patterns, including the popular software development patterns, and using practices will accelerate your mastery of analysis and design. Upon completing this course, the students will understand software processes and concepts and design a solid solution using objects.”
  • Business Data Analytics
  • BDA 101A: Data Fundamentals, Part 1 “This course represents the 1st half in a two-part class for the CompTIA Data+ (Exam DA0-001) certification examination. Course materials will prepare the learner to pass the CompTIA Data+ (Exam DA0-001) certification examination and is a significant part of student preparation. The course prepares individuals with demonstrable skills. The information and activities in this course can help learners build a data skill set so they can confidently perform duties in any entry-level data analysis role.”
  • BDA 101B: Data Fundamentals, Part 2 “This course represents the 2nd half in a two-part class for the CompTIA Data+ (Exam DA0-001) certification examination. Course materials will prepare the learner to pass the CompTIA Data+ (Exam DA0-001) certification examination and is a significant part of student preparation. The course prepares individuals with demonstrable skills. The information and activities in this course can help learners build a data skill set so they can confidently perform duties in any entry-level data analysis role.”
  • BDA 102A: Introduction to Database, Part 1 “This course represents the 1st half of introducing students to relational databases and Structured Query Language (SQL). The focus of the course will be primarily SQL using MySQL and MySQL Workbench. Students acquire a foundational understanding of databases, how they are structured, and how transactions are performed on database. SQL language concepts concerning creating, reading, updating, and deleting data will be presented. Additional topics introduced include data types, tables, keys, relationships, functions, indexes, views, stored procedures, and optimization and replication. Upon completion of the course students will be able to understand how to create, modify, and maintain SQL databases to provide in-depth software-based solutions.”

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  • BDA 102B: Introduction to Database, Part 2 “This course represents the 2nd half of introducing students to relational databases and Structured Query Language (SQL). The focus of the course will be primarily SQL using MySQL and MySQL Workbench. Students acquire a foundational understanding of databases, how they are structured, and how transactions are performed on database. SQL language concepts concerning creating, reading, updating, and deleting data will be presented. Additional topics introduced include data types, tables, keys, relationships, functions, indexes, views, stored procedures, and optimization and replication. Upon completion of the course students will be able to understand how to create, modify, and maintain SQL databases to provide in-depth software-based solutions.”
  • BDA 103A: Introduction to Data Visualization, Part 1 “This course represents the 1st half in a two-part class for the introduction data visualization techniques. Students will be exposed to different forms of analytics and how to select the appropriate tool and graphing technique to fit the data. The learner will practice reviewing a data set, identifying the overall message, and then selecting an appropriate Key Performance Indicator (KPI) to enable insight from the data.”
  • BDA 103B: Introduction to Data Visualization, Part 2 “This course represents the 2nd half in a two-part class for the introduction data visualization techniques. Students will be exposed to different forms of analytics and how to select the appropriate tool and graphing technique to fit the data. The learner will practice reviewing a data set, identifying the overall message, and then selecting an appropriate Key Performance Indicator (KPI) to enable insight from the data.”
  • BDA 104: Introduction to Tableau “This course teaches the skills necessary to prepare you for the Tableau Desktop certification. Students will develop the skills necessary to be a Jedi in Tableau collecting data from various sources and building charts using tabulated and geographic data. In this course, learners will collect data from different sources, extract, transform, and load (ETL) data, learn about data models, create dashboards and reports inside Tableau.”
  • BDA 105: Introduction to Power BI “This course continues developing skills within PowerBI. This course will prepare the learner for the Exam PL-300: Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst certification, focusing on using Microsoft Power BI for data analysis. In this course, learners will collect data from different sources, extract, transform, and load (ETL) data, learn about data models, create dashboards and reports inside of Microsoft Power BI.”
  • BDA 106A: Project Fundamentals, Part 1 “This is the 1st part of a two-part course. Students will learn and prepare for general IT project management and prepare for the CompTIA Project+ which is ideal for IT professionals who need to manage smaller, less complex projects as part of their other job duties but still have foundational project management skills. Project+ is versatile because it covers essential project management concepts beyond the scope of just one methodology or framework. Lessons will focus on project management of IT projects with a focus on data building challenges.”

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  • BDA 106B: Project Fundamentals, Part 2 “This is the 2nd part of a two-part course. Students will learn and prepare for general IT project management and prepare for the CompTIA Project+ which is ideal for IT professionals who need to manage smaller, less complex projects as part of their other job duties but still have foundational project management skills. Project+ is versatile because it covers essential project management concepts beyond the scope of just one methodology or framework. Lessons will focus on project management of IT projects with a focus on data building challenges.”
  • MAP 300A: Mobile Android Kotlin, Part 1 “In this course, the students will learn the syntax of Kotlin programming language, and the best practices needed to start building Android apps. The student will be introduced to Kotlin’s modern approach to object-oriented programming (OOP) and get ready to implement Android apps. Upon completing the course, students can understand functions, variables, and class implementation and its application mechanisms in Kotlin.”
  • MAP 300B: Mobile Android Kotlin, Part 2 “In this course, the students will continue learning the advanced techniques of building Android apps with the Kotlin programming language. The study also covers GUI design and layout, actions, views, and other concepts central to Android. The students will create and use activities and fragments in Android and understand their lifecycles, use views to create your app’s user interface (UI) following Material Design guidelines. Students build upon the foundations in the previous Kotlin course, developing their understanding of Android-specific technologies, including view, fragments, toasts, the asset manager, and mapping data. Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to implement Android apps.”
  • MAP 302A: Mobile App Testing and Quality Assurance, Part 1 “This course covers mobile app testing and quality assurance. Students will learn about portable test planning to automation, as well as testing while ensuring comprehensive coverage. Upon completing this course, the students will create tests that reflect future customers’ needs and business models.”
  • MAP 302B: Mobile App Testing and Quality Assurance, Part 2 “This course will continue with mobile application techniques. The student will also develop a custom app and select and implement the best testing tools. Discover both functional and nonfunctional approaches to testing. Address mobile’s rapid release cycles. Upon completing this course, the students can create a custom app and apply testing strategies learned in this course.”
  • MAP 303A: iOS Programming, Part 1 “This course centers on mobile applications and software design techniques for the Apple iPhone and iPad. It provides a foundation in the exciting field of iOS app development. With the advent of smartphones, applications have shifted to the mobile platform, with good ease and practicality and tremendous potential for further growth. The students will learn the best practices for maintaining iOS apps after course completion.”

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  • MAP 303B: iOS Programming, Part 2 “The course will continue to discover how to design mobile apps for the Apple iPhone and iPad. With the advent of smartphones, applications have shifted to the mobile platform, with good ease and practicality and vast potential for further growth. The students will develop mobile app expertise upon completing this course to increase their marketability.”
  • ADM 400: Senior Project “This course will culminate in applying classroom knowledge and skills in computer-based technologies to solve real-world problems and develop research and project management skills. Students will be provided with a scenario based on a company’s needs, create a Plan of Action (POA) and describe this POA in writing and a report.”

May 2022 Changes

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  • Students have the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and receive a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first-class session, or the last day of the first term after enrollment as a trial period, whichever is later. For refund calculations, after the first term period, the amount of the course completed shall be:

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  • Students forfeit the right to the same complimentary certification exam vouchers for violating the rules for at-home testing and/or missing their scheduled exam for any reason. Students must pay for the missed exam out of pocket before moving onto receiving the next complimentary certification exam vouchers. If you need to cancel or reschedule your exam, you must do so 24 Hours before your scheduled exam time. 
  • CIAT will provide students with certification exam voucher per course upon successfully completing course with a C or above and completing two Designated Practice Exams (DPE) at a 90% pass rate or higher. After two failed attempts for the same exam, students are required to attend tutoring/test prep session before receiving an additional complimentary exam voucher. Signed documentation of the test preparation will be required prior to issuing the DPE software. Each exam attempt will require the above steps.
  • Once both DPE’s are completed, students must schedule and take the certification exam within 15 business days. DPE’s are only given to active students in the program and there is no cost to receive this software. Certification voucher benefits and test preparation support terminates immediately upon withdrawal of the program. If a student is granted re-admission to complete their certificate or degree program, all certification voucher benefits, and test preparation support will be reactivated.
  • Students are only allowed to request one DPE at a time. Students have up to 90 days after graduation to request and take DPEs. Students with documented disability accommodations on file in their student record will receive extended time to request and take DPEs, up to 180 days after graduation.Students are only allowed to request one DPE at a time. Students have up to 90 days after graduation to request and take DPEs. Students with documented disability accommodations on file in their student record will receive extended time to request and take DPEs, up to 180 days after graduation.
  • Students continuing with their education at CIAT within 12 months after successfully graduating from their certificate or degree program will receive extended time to request and take DPEs from their initial program, up to 90 days after graduation date from their most current program.

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  • Class attendance is an essential part of the educational process at California Institute of Arts and Technology, and students are expected to attend all classes for which they are registered in order to facilitate their academic success. In general, academic performance is impacted by the number of classes you attend or don’t attend.
  • All classes consist of online work and assessments completed by all students and classroom sessions for those that are available to attend.  Classroom assignments will be completed during these sessions that provide hands-on experience for the student.  Students with approved excused absences on one or more of these sessions may be given an option to complete make-up assignments at the discretion of the instructor.
  • Tardiness and Early Departure As an institution, CIAT expects students to be in class on time for every scheduled classroom sessions. When you arrive late for class you not only miss the material that has been presented, but you disrupt the instructor and your fellow students. For a scheduled campus class session, If you arrive thirty or more minutes late for class, the instructor will record a tardy. If you leave thirty or more minutes before the instructor dismisses class, the instructor will record an early departure. Three times of tardy or an early departure will equal to one absence. If your cumulative tardy and or early departure time exceeds more thirty minutes of the scheduled class time, then you will be marked absent and not receive credit for attendance for that day.
  • Make-up hours must be prearranged with the instructor and must be completed outside of normally scheduled class hours but within the class term.
  • Attendance is reported on a regular basis by the instructor. CIAT has a Student Portal where you can log in and check attendance and other items. It will be your responsibility to monitor your attendance to ensure you are meeting the 80% standard. When available, you may be able to make up a missed session. See your Instructor or Student Services to request this.

April 2022 Changes

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  • Students have the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and receive a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first-class session, or the last day of the first term after enrollment as a trial period, whichever is later. For refund calculations, after the first term period, the amount of the course completed shall be:

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  • Students forfeit the right to the same complimentary certification exam vouchers for violating the rules for at-home testing and/or missing their scheduled exam for any reason. Students must pay for the missed exam out of pocket before moving onto receiving the next complimentary certification exam vouchers. If you need to cancel or reschedule your exam, you must do so 24 Hours before your scheduled exam time. 
  • CIAT will provide students with certification exam voucher per course upon successfully completing course with a C or above and completing two Designated Practice Exams (DPE) at a 90% pass rate or higher. After two failed attempts for the same exam, students are required to attend tutoring/test prep session before receiving an additional complimentary exam voucher. Signed documentation of the test preparation will be required prior to issuing the DPE software. Each exam attempt will require the above steps.
  • Once both DPE’s are completed, students must schedule and take the certification exam within 15 business days. DPE’s are only given to active students in the program and there is no cost to receive this software. Certification voucher benefits and test preparation support terminates immediately upon withdrawal of the program. If a student is granted re-admission to complete their certificate or degree program, all certification voucher benefits, and test preparation support will be reactivated.
  • Students are only allowed to request one DPE at a time. Students have up to 90 days after graduation to request and take DPEs. Students with documented disability accommodations on file in their student record will receive extended time to request and take DPEs, up to 180 days after graduation.Students are only allowed to request one DPE at a time. Students have up to 90 days after graduation to request and take DPEs. Students with documented disability accommodations on file in their student record will receive extended time to request and take DPEs, up to 180 days after graduation.
  • Students continuing with their education at CIAT within 12 months after successfully graduating from their certificate or degree program will receive extended time to request and take DPEs from their initial program, up to 90 days after graduation date from their most current program.

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  • Class attendance is an essential part of the educational process at California Institute of Arts and Technology, and students are expected to attend all classes for which they are registered in order to facilitate their academic success. In general, academic performance is impacted by the number of classes you attend or don’t attend.
  • All classes consist of online work and assessments completed by all students and classroom sessions for those that are available to attend.  Classroom assignments will be completed during these sessions that provide hands-on experience for the student.  Students with approved excused absences on one or more of these sessions may be given an option to complete make-up assignments at the discretion of the instructor.
  • Tardiness and Early Departure As an institution, CIAT expects students to be in class on time for every scheduled classroom sessions. When you arrive late for class you not only miss the material that has been presented, but you disrupt the instructor and your fellow students. For a scheduled campus class session, If you arrive thirty or more minutes late for class, the instructor will record a tardy. If you leave thirty or more minutes before the instructor dismisses class, the instructor will record an early departure. Three times of tardy or an early departure will equal to one absence. If your cumulative tardy and or early departure time exceeds more thirty minutes of the scheduled class time, then you will be marked absent and not receive credit for attendance for that day.
  • Make-up hours must be prearranged with the instructor and must be completed outside of normally scheduled class hours but within the class term.
  • Attendance is reported on a regular basis by the instructor. CIAT has a Student Portal where you can log in and check attendance and other items. It will be your responsibility to monitor your attendance to ensure you are meeting the 80% standard. When available, you may be able to make up a missed session. See your Instructor or Student Services to request this.

March 2022 Changes

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  • If the student did not receive all of the funds that were earned prior to withdrawing, a post-withdrawal disbursement may be due. If the student is eligible for a post-withdrawal disbursement of a grant, it must be disbursed within 45 days. If the post-withdrawal disbursement includes loan funds, the student must give permission before the funds can be disbursed. Students will be notified within 30 days of the date of the withdrawal determination of any direct loan eligibility, or a parent for a Direct Parent PLUS Loan eligibility. Permission is required to use the post-withdrawal grant disbursement for all other school charges. If a post-withdrawal disbursement from a loan results in a credit balance, the credit balance will be refunded to the student and/or the parent in the case of a Direct Parent PLUS Loan as soon as possible, but no later than 14 days after the credit balance has occurred. The school must return the Title IV funds within 45 days of the date the school determines the student withdrew. 34 CFR §668.22(a) (5) and (6), 34 CFR §668.164 (j) and (h).

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  • CIAT does not provide housing facilities but will assist students in finding accommodations for the duration of the course. Hotel accommodations are widely available locally with an average cost of $100 to $125 per night depending on season.

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  • 1. Cutting Classes – Cutting of classes (leaving early) without legitimate reason shall be considered as an unexcused absence. 

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  • CIAT has ample parking available to its students at both campuses. Students will be given one parking pass during orientation which must be displayed when parking at either campus. Visitor parking is limited to 60 minutes for our guests. Non-compliance with the CIAT parking policy may result in a vehicle towed at the owner’s expense.

February 2022 Changes

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  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Systems Managers, enrollment. 

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  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Network and Computer Systems Administrators,

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  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Software Developers, Quality Assurance Analysts, and Testers,

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  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook,

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  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Information Security Analysts,

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  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer Support Specialists,

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  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Information Security Analysts,

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  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer Support Specialists,

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  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook,

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  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Secretaries and Administrative Assistants,

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  • This course introduces students to basic concepts in programming and common baseline computer science topics. The focus of the course will be primarily in Python using the IDLE development environment. Students establish a foundational knowledge base and aptitude required for pursuing more advanced computer science studies. Python language concepts like data types, variables, program control, functions, dictionaries, and modules will be presented. Additional topics introduced include text editors, IDEs, compilers, program development workflows and nested loops. Upon completion of the course students will be able to understand how to create, modify, and maintain basic Python programs to provide software-based solutions.

December 2021 Changes

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  • It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that CIAT receives an official transcript from all attended colleges within the first 90 days of enrollment. Any pending transfer credits provided during the enrollment consultation shall be deemed null and void if no official transcripts have been received.

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  • Equipment Fees: Accessing physical computer parts and delivery for hands-on “Build your own computer” lab project is a required component of your CIS 101A/B courses. The equipment fee will be applied to the student’s account as a one-time fixed cost at the beginning of the program. Tuition and fees will be prorated when determining a refund and follow the Cancellation and Refund policy on pg. 21. 

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  • Equipment fees under fee chart. 

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  • “Women working in science, tech, engineering, and math (STEM) careers currently represent a mere 20% of the job force. This gender gap has been a longstanding issue within the tech community. As a result, CIAT is offering scholarships specifically targeted at self-identified women to help bridge this divide. Women in Technology Scholarships of up to $2,500 per person are available. Let’s shatter the glass ceiling together!” to “Women working in science, tech, engineering, and math (STEM) careers currently represent a mere 20% of the job force. This gender gap has been a longstanding issue within the tech community. As a result, CIAT’s Women in Technology Scholarship is designed to support students who self-identify as female to help bridge this divide. Women in Technology Scholarships of up to $2,500 per student are available. Let’s shatter the glass ceiling together! “

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  • The technology and equipment fees will be applied to your account as a one-time fixed cost at the beginning of the program. From the withdrawal date of determination, all equipment needs to be returned to CIAT within 30 calendar days for a prorated refund. If the complete equipment is not returned, the equipment fees will be charged in full, and no refund is due. All tuition and fees will be prorated when determining a refund and follow the Cancellation and Refund policy.

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  • Students forfeit the right to any future complimentary certification exam vouchers for violating the rules for at-home testing and/or missing their scheduled exam for any reason. If you need to cancel or reschedule your exam, you must do so 24 Hours before your scheduled exam time.

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  •  From “CIS 130 Certification: The objectives for the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals are covered and will prepare a student to take the230A exam. ” to ” The objectives for the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals are covered and will prepare a student to take this exam.”

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  • From ” CIS 154 Certification: This course prepares the student to successfully attain MTA 98-349: Windows Operating System Fundamentals. Taking this exam is optional and may involve extra cost to the student. Successful completion of the course does not require the student to attempt and/or pass this certification exam.” to “The course prepares the student for the following certification: Microsoft 365 Certified Fundamentals, Exam MS-900. “

September 2021 Changes

  • Changed Title: ASD101: from The Fundamentals of Software Design to Python Fundamentals
  • Changed Title: ASD210: From Python Fundamentals and Best Practices to Intermediate Python
  • Changed course name from Front-End Development with HTML, CSS and Javascript to Front-End Development with HTML, and CSS
  • ASD 170 Course Description Update: This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of two of the most widely adopted technologies in the world today: HTML and CSS. Topics explored include HTML structure, syntax, and usage, CSS styling and layout, and website design. Upon completion of the course students will be able to understand how modern websites are built, as well as be able to write their own, and add functionality as found throughout the Internet.
  • CIS 130 Course Description update: This course is designed to give a student an overview of the Windows Server Operating System, its virtualization, and use in on premises, as well as, in the cloud. It will also prepare the student for the Azure Cloud by introducing the fundamentals of the Azure cloud products and their use in modern enterprise networks and data systems.
  • Certifications: The objectives for the AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals are covered and will prepare a student to take the exam.
  • Removed Test out Linux Pro: 230A/B course description 

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  • 230A and B prepare student to attain CompTIA Linux+ certification.

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  • ASD 102 Description: This course introduces students to intermediate concepts in programming and computer science topics. The focus of the course will be primarily C++ programming. Students build on previously solidified knowledge and gain leverage for better understanding of advanced computer science studies. C++ language concepts like classes, objects, constructors, inheritance, polymorphism, and the C++ standard library will be presented. Additional topics introduced include versioning, source control, data structures, and memory management. Upon completion of the course students will be able to understand how to create, modify, and maintain C++ programs to provide in-depth software-based solutions.
  • Changed: 133 AWS Certified Solutions Architect to 133 AWS Solutions Architect

July 2021 Changes

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  • Statement added about Professional Dev Course

June 2021 Changes

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  • Course CIS 154 – Windows and Microsoft 365

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  • Loaner Laptop: Every student is required to have a personal computer to successfully complete their coursework. To support your career-readiness, the hardware and software requirements are designed to mimic equipment that you are likely to use in the workforce. Successful completion of coursework, virtual labs, certification exams, and coding assignments require a personal computer that meets the minimum hardware and software requirements outlined.
  • The CIAT loaner laptop rental program helps you get started with your degree or certificate program, removing barriers to your success. If you are undergoing a significant financial hardship, students may apply for the financial hardship waiver. CIAT has limited number of loaner laptops available per term. 
  • If you do not have access to a personal computer of your own, you have three options to pursue prior to the start of your program:
    1. Purchase a personal computer (many retailers will provide student discounts with proof of enrollment).
    2. Enroll in CIAT Loaner Laptop Rental program for a $50 per month. 
    3. Apply for a Financial Hardship Waiver to receive financial assistance with a loaner laptop. 
  • To apply, please visit, https://www.ciat.edu/student-resources/loaner-laptop

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  • CCA 
  • ASD

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  • ASD 103: This course introduces students to relational databases and Structured Query Language (SQL). Students will acquire foundational understanding of databases, how they are structured, and how transactions are performed on database. SQL language concepts concerning creating, reading, updating, and deleting data will be presented. Additional topics introduced include data types, tables, keys, relationships, functions, indexes, views, stored procedures, and optimization and replication. Upon completion of the course students will be able to understand how to create, modify, and maintain SQL databases to provide in-depth software-based solutions.

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  • Textbook Scholarship: CIAT will cover the textbook cost for your second course in the program for those completing the CIAT Readiness Course by the required deadline, prior to the start of the program. For more information, please email admissions@ciat.edu 

May 2021 Changes

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  • Consequences for Violations: “Whenever it has been determined that good cause exists for student discipline, CIAT shall notify the student in writing and start the investigation within 14 days.  The student must attend a disciplinary hearing to ensure due process rights.  This hearing shall be conducted by the Campus Security Officer who shall have the right to dismiss the charge(s) of misconduct or recommend appropriate disciplinary action. The President shall review the recommended disciplinary action and then either affirm, modify or dismiss the disciplinary action within 30 days form the date of hearing.

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  • Consequences for Violations: “Whenever it has been determined that good cause exists for student discipline, CIAT shall notify the student in writing and start the investigation within 14 days.  The student must attend a disciplinary hearing to ensure due process rights.  This hearing shall be conducted by the Campus Security Officer who shall have the right to dismiss the charge(s) of misconduct or recommend appropriate disciplinary action. The President shall review the recommended disciplinary action and then either affirm, modify or dismiss the disciplinary action within 30 days form the date of hearing.

April 2021 Changes

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  • CIAT will cover the textbook cost for your second course in the program for those completing the CIAT Readiness Course by the required deadline, prior to the start of the program. For more information, please admissions@ciat.edu.

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  • VA students who are in Certificate programs must be present in the classroom for 9-18 hours per week depending on the program approval.

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  •  We strongly believe that everyone with the right motivation and commitment to building a career deserves a shot at success. However, immediate acceptance is not always guaranteed. Acceptance may be immediate, conditional, or deferred based on previous academic history.
  • Added Effective March 2021: There are 3 main classifications of acceptance into CIAT degree and certificate programs – immediate acceptance, conditional acceptance, and deferred acceptance. 
  •  Immediate Acceptance: A prospective student must comply with one of the following evaluation criteria to qualify for immediate acceptance. If student qualifies for immediate acceptance, student is highly encouraged to complete the CIAT Readiness Course (CRC), but is mandated prior to enrolling. 
  •  Actively working in an IT position
  • Worked in an IT position within the last 5 years for a minimum of 12 months
  •  Added Successful completion of coding classes or bootcamps (1 semester minimum / 4.5 equivalent CEU)Added Proof of technical position in military (documented on JST)
  •  Earned one or more IT industry certifications
  •  Previous Certificate or Degree earned (any field)
  • 6+ completed college credits with a CPA > 3.0
  • High school GPA > 3.0
  • Conditional Acceptance: A prospective student must comply with one of the following evaluation criteria to qualify for conditional acceptance. If student qualifies for conditional acceptance, student is required to complete the CIAT Readiness Course (CRC), prior to signing enrollment agreement. If student does not successfully complete CRC, student’s start date will be delayed, and student can continue attempts at readiness course until completion.
  • High school diploma provided, but transcripts are unavailable for evaluation
  • GED completion
  • Previous military personnel with non-technical experience (documented on JST)
  • High school GPA between 2.0 – 2.99
  • 6+ completed college credits with a GPA between 2.0 – 2.99
  • Deferred Acceptance: If student does not meet the eligibility criteria for immediate or conditional acceptance, student may be offered a deferred acceptance with recommended pathway options, such as: Elevate their GPA at a community college prior to re-applying , Take first industry certification exam on their own, Return to previous college to repeat classes for an improved grade

February 2021 Changes 

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  • Course cost waiver description

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  • (Maximum Time Frame) – All program requirements must be completed within a maximum time frame of 1.5 times the normal program length, as measured in calendar time. The Bachelor’s Degree program, 175 academic weeks (3.5 calendar years) in length, must be completed within 262 academic weeks (5.2 calendar years) of the student First Term Date. The Associate Degree programs, 85 academic weeks (1.6 calendar years) in length, must be completed within 127 academic weeks (2.5 calendar years) of the students First Term Date. The Certificate programs, 40 academic weeks (8 months) in length, must be completed within 60 academic weeks (1.2 calendar years) of the students First Term Date. This maximum time permitted includes any time spent on an authorized Leave of Absence but does not include scheduled school break periods. >> REVISED- All program requirements must be completed within a maximum time frame of 1.5 times the normal program length, as measured in calendar time. The Degree program, two years (24 months) in length, must be completed within three calendar years (36 months) of the students First Term Date. The Certificate programs, 40 weeks (80 weeks part-time) in length, must be completed within 60 weeks (120 weeks part-time) of the students First Term Date. This maximum time permitted includes any time spent on an authorized Leave of Absence but does not include scheduled school break periods.

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  • From -Make‐Up Work – Make‐up hour needs to be comparable to the content, time, and delivery of the classses missed. However, hours of makeup owk rcannot be accepted as hours of class attendance. It requires an interaction from the instructor. to -Make-Up Work – Make-up work may be required for an absence. However, hours of makeup work cannot be accepted as hours of class attendance.

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  • From “An average class size for any class or lab at CIAT is 15 students, and maximum 30 students in class.” to “An average class size for any class or lab at CIAT is 15 students.”

December 2020 Changes:

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  • From “California Institute of Arts & Technology prepares students for professional and individual success through innovative high-quality vocational and career advancement programs which provide the competencies and credentials for a rewarding career.” to “California Institute of Arts & Technology is committed to personalized service through comprehensive, innovative, and high-quality vocational programs that prepare students for a rewarding profession in growing career fields.”

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  • Under Program/ Course Schedules. Removed verbiage about 4 week schedule. Added: “CIAT’s 5-week terms are designed to accommodate students who have full time jobs and family commitments by balancing the resident and IDL requirements to better suit your scheduling and learning needs.”, “For example, 101A course is 75 clock hours in total. Students in 5-week term will complete 15 hours per week x 5 weeks = 75 clock hours.”, “Schedules for courses offered during 2021 can be obtained from an Admissions Advisor by calling 877-559-3621 or emailing info@ciat.edu.”

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  • Under Hours of Operation and Availability: Removed online instructor hours.  Added: “Administration Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time Monday thru Friday. Limited availability on Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific Time. Closed Sundays and Major Holidays.”, “On Campus quiet study area and student lounge are available daily, Monday through Friday as well as on Saturdays on the schedule shown below. All times are Pacific Time.”

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  • Admissions Requirements:
    • “All applicants must be at least 17 years of age. A student accepted for enrollment in either the Degree or one of the Certificate programs must be in possession of a high school diploma or equivalent. CIAT does not accept ability-to-benefit students. Individual pre-requisites, if any, for individual courses are identified in the course descriptions section of this catalog. CIAT must determine with reasonable certainty, prior to the acceptance of the enrollment, that the applicant has the appropriate prior education required to succeed in the program.”
    • “CIAT will accept as a recognized equivalent of secondary education a GED, passing score on the California High School Proficiency Exam, a DD214 that indicates high school equivalency, a degree issued to the student that indicates the high school graduation, or documentation of completion of a bachelor’s degree. CIAT bans high-pressure recruitment tactics for the purpose of securing enrollments.”

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  • From “A Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) is required for all students enrolling in our Degree and Certificate Programs, when they have less than 6 college-level semester credit hours, to ensure that each and every student at CIAT can successfully meet the challenges ” to “A Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) is required for all students enrolling in our Degree and Certificate Programs, when they have less than 6 college-level semester credit hours or two AP exam scores with 3 or above, to ensure that each and every student at CIAT can successfully meet the challenges.”
  • Pg. 12 – How to Apply for Admission (revised):

Page 13 Added:

  • Under challenge exam: “The number of challenge exam will follow the number of industry certification exam required to be certified. For example, for CompTIA A+, there are two parts to the exam (220-1101 and 220-102), therefore you will need to take two challenge exams.”

Page 14 Changed:

  • From “Readmissions Process – academic standing with GPA 3.5 or higher and no SAP violation.” to “Readmissions Process – academic standing with GPA 3.0 or higher and no SAP violation.”

Page 15 Changed:

  • Books, Virtual Labs and Other Materials: From “Textbooks are not included as a part of tuition and the student is responsible for purchasing the books. The cost of books varies with each course. Book costs range from $50.00 to $200.00 per course. Students will receive a textbook list and curriculum which provides all information required to obtain needed learning resources. Some books are only available through an official source such as Microsoft and EC-Council, and Oracle and can be purchased from CIAT. Those that are commercially available can be purchased by the student in lieu of buying them from CIAT. Book costs constantly change, so, any costs for books mentioned in this catalog are based on the best estimate of actual cost at the time this catalog was created. Your admissions representative will be able to provide you with the latest costs for books.” to “Textbooks are not included as a part of tuition and the student is responsible for purchasing the books. The cost of books varies with each course. Book costs approximately from $20.00 to $200.00 per course. Students will receive a textbook list and curriculum which provides all information required to obtain needed learning resources. Some books are only available through an official source such as Microsoft and EC-Council. Those that are commercially available can be purchased by the student in lieu of buying them from CIAT. Book costs constantly change, so, any costs for books mentioned in this catalog are based on the best estimate of actual cost at the time this catalog was created. Please check our website https://www.ciat.edu/textbook-list/ for the latest costs for books.”

Page 16 Changed:

  • From “Discounts and Scholarships -For the rest of the programs” to “Discounts and Scholarships -For the Associate degrees and Certificate programs,”

Page 16 Added:

  • “Textbook Scholarship: CIAT will cover your first textbook in the program for those completing zero module prior to the start of the program. For more information, please email admissions@ciat.edu”

Page 17  Added:

  • “New Bachelor’s Degree Scholarship:

Page 18 Added:

  • Under Financial Assistance: “Certificate in Software Development”, and “Certificate as Networking Technician”

Page 28 Removed:

  • “over 9000 online books” Added: “Each student is provided a laptop computer for classroom use and access to lab equipment. There is a media center with access to the Internet, a printer, over 9000 online books, hardcopy reference books, office supplies and a telephone/fax. The campus has plenty of parking and is located close to public transportation.”

Page 29 Revised:

  • “Min. System requirement – 6 gb and 80 gb of useable space”

Page 35 Removed:

  • Under attendance: “Two absences per class are permissible and this includes both excused and unexcused.”

Page 35  Revised:

  • “Absence – Students are highly encouraged to not miss more than 2 sessions a term. Students will receive Academic Probation if the overall attendance percentage is below 80% upon reviewing SAP.”

Page 36 Removed:

  • Finger Scanner – Students must scan-in upon arrival and scan out upon departure to receive full credit for attendance. Students leaving for breaks of more than 15 minutes must scan out when leaving and scan in again when returning from their breaks. Students do not need to record bathroom breaks or scheduled breaks while attending lectures and labs. Failure to follow these procedures is considered to be “falsifying records” and will subject the student to discipline and possible repayment of BAH to the VA.”

Page 36 Revised:

  • LOA – “Students who would like to request a LOA must submit a LOA request form two weeks prior to start of following term. Students requesting a LOA after the deadline may be charged with an administrative fee in the amount of $50.00 to the student account.”

Page 62 Removed:

  • “Bootcamps”

November 2020 Changes: 

  • Added: “Applied Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems”

Page 8 Added:

  • Please note that CIAT is participating in ACCET’s pilot to approve applied bachelor’s degree programs in advance of ACCET’s application for an expansion of scope.”

Page 10 Added:

  • At this time CIAT is only accepting students who have successfully completed a minimum associate degree into the Applied Bachelor’s Degree program.”

Page 13 Changed:

  • From “CIAT charges a nominal fee of $250.00 per challenge exam, which is not refundable.” to “CIAT charges a nominal fee of $150.00 per challenge exam, which is not refundable.”

Page 14 Changed:

  • From “Students enrolled in the AASCIS-NC degree program are required to select a specialization track upon enrollment.” to “Students enrolled in the BACIS and AASCIS-NC degree programs are required to select a specialization track upon enrollment.”

Page 14 Removed:

  • “Enrollment Application Fee”, “The $55.00 enrollment application fee is nonrefundable and must be submitted each time you apply for admission.”, “CIAT provides a waiver of the application fee with confirmed financial hardship. Receiving a fee waiver will have no bearing whatsoever on the review of your application for admission, and the information you provide will not be released to anyone for any purpose.”

Page 15 Removed:

  • “Technology fees”

Page 25 Changed:

  • From “Priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients with zero (0) Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and on a first come first serve basis.” to “Priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients with zero (0) – 200 Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and on a first come first serve basis.”

Page 36 Changed:

  • From “A grade of “I” may only be issued when a student has attended and completed at least 75% of the course sessions and is unable to complete the requirements due to uncontrollable and unforeseen circumstances.” to “A grade of “I” may only be issued when a student has attended and completed at least 45% of the course sessions and is unable to complete the requirements due to uncontrollable and unforeseen circumstances.”

Pages 45-48 Added:

  • Bachelor’s program objectives+ courses:
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