About CIAT

Our Mission

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.

Our Values

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Empowering You

Our winning combination of technical certification and hands-on training motivates our students to take their careers to the next level.

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Flexible Learning

CIAT offers convenient course schedules on campus and online during the day, evening, weekend or whenever time is most convenient for you.

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Personalized Attention

Our commitment to limited class sizes allows you to receive individualized attention and support to propel your education to new heights.

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Job Ready

We prepare you for professional and individual success with the help of our stellar career counseling and job placement services.



CIAT was founded by our CEO and President, Jamie Doyle, to fill the glaring void in the IT education sector.


In 2015, CIAT needed to expand its campus and find larger facilities in order to accommodate its growing enrollment numbers.


CIAT has grown from our humble beginnings to over 900 students now enrolled at our San Diego campuses and online.

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Our Accreditations

Trustworthy National Accreditation

CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET). We’ve earned this validation through an evaluation of our overall mission, quality of education we provide and the reputation of our faculty. Through our accreditation, you can trust us when working to earn a quality and recognized degree.

Jamie Doyle is the President, Founder, CEO and COO of CIAT


Jamie Doyle

President, Founder, CEO and COO

Jamie’s goal when founding CIAT was to build a successful business by helping others achieve their educational goals. With more than three decades of experience in the education sector, he is committed to providing students with quality and affordable IT, software development and media arts degrees and certification.

Claire Park is the Vice President of Compliance at CIAT

Claire Park

Vice President, Compliance

Formerly our Director of Operations, Claire now acts as our Vice President of Compliance. Sporting a Masters in Counseling and Student Development, Claire has a robust history of various roles in the education space. From researcher to academic counselor, Claire is truly a valuable part of the CIAT team.

Joe Ramirez is the Director of Admissions at CIAT

Joe Ramirez

Director of Admissions

Joe comes to CIAT with years of experience as a Director of Admissions at universities and institutes across California, Florida and Texas. As Director of Admissions, Joe is responsible for working with prospective students and our staff regarding all matters of recruitment and admissions. He’s also a Navy veteran with over 25 years of service as a Senior Chief Petty Officer.

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.