CIAT Moves You Forward


We’re A Technical College Offering Online IT Degrees & Certifications with Campuses in San Diego

The California Institute of Arts & Technology offers practical training in today’s most competitive fields to make sure that you’re job-ready the second you graduate. With a large selection of courses, flexible schedules, and even a digital campus, we aim to empower the working student.

Our IT Degrees & Certifications

Cisco Systems

Cyber Security

Media Arts



Boot Camps

Why Choose CIAT

We’re here for you. Whether you’re just starting out, making a career change, or transitioning back into civilian life, CIAT will prepare you for success.

Our school helps students achieve rewarding careers in IT, software development, graphic design, and web design. At CIAT, our combination of theoretical knowledge with hands-on training and top-notch job placement services will take your career to the next level. Are you ready?


We aim to make your education as affordable as possible. We offer several financial aid options to help you get the most out of CIAT.

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Admissions Process

The goal of our admissions process is to learn about you as an individual and assess whether CIAT is right for you.

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How Can Our IT School Benefit You?

From our esteemed faculty of academic professionals to our personalized class schedules, we tailor our options to suit your needs. We want you to thrive at CIAT.

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Practical Training

CIAT offers hands-on training in conjunction with competitive academic programs to deliver a comprehensive education in IT, software development, Microsoft platforms, and media arts.

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Flexible Schedules

We offer day, evening, and weekend schedules that work for your life. Our students can enroll in classes at either of our campus locations or online.

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Small Class Size

CIAT students receive personalized attention. We’re committed ensuring that you feel like part of our community with small class sizes. Many students are even on a first-name basis with our staff.

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Job Placement

Our top-notch job placement services will set you up for success. We offer advanced notice of job openings, interview preparation techniques, resume editing tutorials, and career counseling assistance.

Certifications We Offer

Whether you’re just entering the workforce or trying to take your career to the next level, CIAT offers the certifications needed to prove your expertise to current and future employers.

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Red and white CompTIA Network+ Certification logo
Red and white CompTIA Security+ Certification logo
Red and white CompTIA CASP+ Certification logo
Red and white CompTIA Linux+ Certification logo
Microsoft MCTS Certification logo (Microsoft Certified Professional)
MCTA Microsoft Certification logo (Microsoft Certified Professional)
Microsoft MCITP Certification logo (Microsoft Certified Professional)
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MCSA Microsoft Certification logo (Microsoft Certified Professional)
Black Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) logo
Cisco Certified CCNA Logo
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Green and white VMware Professional 6 certification logo

The CIAT Experience

At CIAT, we understand that every one of our students is in a different place in their lives. Many are just returning from military service, balancing two part-time jobs with their coursework, or heading back into the workforce after time off. No matter where you are in life or where you’ve come from, we’ll meet you there.

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Success Stories

Your accomplishments are our accomplishments. At California Institute of Arts & Technology, our mission is to prepare you for professional and individual growth with innovative, cutting-edge vocational and career advancement programs. How do we do all that? Read honest feedback from our students below to find out.

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Talk to an Advisor

Reach out today and one of our knowledgeable admissions specialists will be happy to answer any questions you have about CIAT.

Our Technical School Locations

We have two convenient campus locations in the San Diego area. We also welcome students throughout the country to attend classes online.

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Central San Diego

Mission Valley Campus

California Institute of Arts & Technology

2820 Camino Del Rio S, Ste. 100
San Diego, CA 92108

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South Bay San Diego

National City

California Institute of Arts & Technology

401 Mile of Cars Way, Ste. 100
National City, CA 91950