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Providing In-Demand Certifications for a Career in I.T.

Welcome to California Institute of Arts & Technology (CIAT)! Our college was established in 2008 and built on the foundation of providing quality education and value to the student.

We understand that employers are looking for candidates with skills and in technical fields; Industry Certification. We can help you get there!

We have flexible scheduling, a caring staff, and knowledgeable instructors. You can test in our PearsonVUE Testing Center at our campus. Courses are offered in classroom or online format and are designed to maximize the use of technology to provide the best possible learning experience.

CIAT is a San Diego technical school accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training. Our programs are approved by WIA – Workforce Investment Act and the VA – Veterans Administration. CIAT is approved by the US Department of Education to offer financial aid for those who qualify.

Financial Aid comes in the form of either Grants (money that you do not have to pay back) or Loans (money that you have to pay back after your graduation).


Associates in Software Development

You’re a critical thinker, like to problem solve, and dream in programming languages like SQL and C#. Become a Programmer with a Associates of Applied Science in Software Development.

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Associates in Computer Information Systems

Learn hardware technologies, operating systems, networking, routing, security, and database management with our Associate’s Degree in Computer Information Systems.

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Media Arts

Using popular media development tools and gained knowledge of professional design practices and processes, you will be able to create attractive, effective, and responsive design work.

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CIAT Advantage

CIAT understands that many students are attending school while also working, caring for their family, or serving in the military. That’s why we offer day, evening, Saturday, and online classes. This flexibility lets you select classes that fit into your life, so you can succeed on the schedule that works best for you.

• Online

• Mon-Fri (Mornings, Afternoon, Evening)

• Saturday Morning


CIAT is approved to offer active duty military TA (Tuition Assistance), VA Educational Benefits,  and US Department of Education federal financial aid for those who qualify. Financial Aid comes in the form of either grants (money that you do not have to pay back) or loans (money that you have to pay back after your graduation). Programs are offered online and at our San Diego campus.

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