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Welcome to California Institute of Arts & Technology

Our Mission

California Institute of Arts & Technology is committed to personalized training through comprehensive, innovative, and high-quality vocational programs that prepare students for a rewarding profession in growing career fields.

Our Values

  • We are passionate about education and student success.
  • We value integrity and excellence in our employees and students.
  • We treat ourselves and our students with dignity and respect.
  • We believe in and encourage innovation at our school to better help our students succeed.
  • We have a student-centric focus and we want people highly committed to achieving goals, where our success equals student’s success.
  • We are accountable for our actions, and if errors occur, we focus on preventing future errors and moving forward.
  • We have a growth mindset, always looking for ways to improve, with a sincere belief that every student can do better and achieve their goals.
  • We expect every employee to be an example of conduct and professionalism, being a role model to students and colleagues.
CIAT History

California Institute of Arts & Technology has served over 2,000 students since opening our doors. We keep our class sizes small so that each of our students get the personalized attention they need to succeed in our programs. At CIAT you’re more than just a number. Our team supports you through your entire journey from your first day of class to landing your dream job and beyond.

Each year, we continue to hit new milestones, expanding our innovative programs and student services:

2008

CIAT was founded by our CEO and President, Jamie Doyle, to fill the glaring void in the IT education sector. Graduating students entering the workforce today need more than a degree on paper – they need hands-on training and industry certifications to stay on top of the curve.

2013

CIAT earns approval to offer VA education benefits for US military veterans through the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, the Yellow Ribbon Program, and the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program, making it easier for our veterans to transition from military life to civilian life.

2015

CIAT proudly earns accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET), nationally recognized by the US Department of Education, thanks to our dedicated staff, successful educational programs and job placement services.

2016

CIAT welcomes students at a new campus location in Mission Valley, San Diego. This same year, we also opened our virtual doors to students across the country through our cutting-edge online curriculum.

2017

CIAT earns Title IV approval by the US Department of Education and expands our financial aid options available including FASFA, an extended network of national loan providers, scholarships and private financing. You’re investing in your future, we’ve got you covered. We’ll help you choose the financial aid solution that’s right for you.

CIAT expands its locations and welcomes students at a new campus in National City, San Diego. Our hands-on labs give students real-world experience working on high-tech equipment used in today’s workforce.

2018

CIAT grows our community and employment partnerships to ensure our graduating students leave more than job-ready, they leave with a job in hand. We support our students with the complete support package including certification testing, resume writing, interview preparation, job placement and more.

2019

CIAT builds on over a decade of experience delivering innovating online learning programs and seamlessly moves all courses to new virtual formats to support students’ continuous learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. CIAT extends federal financial aid coverage to a total of six programs to help create more affordable education paths for students transitioning to new careers during the pandemic.

2020

CIAT launches one-of-a-kind Applied Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems offering students a unique opportunity to earn a traditional four year and up to 19 industry certifications to propel their career. Never losing sight of of vocational mission, we continue to innovate with new courses, new curriculum, certifications, virtual labs, extended career support services and more.

Accrediting Council For Continuing Education & Training

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. ACCET is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

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Questions?

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

2021 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

2021 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

Talk to an Advisor

Request an appointment with one of our IT expert Admissions Advisors for personalized guidance on building your education plan. You’ll be able to book an appointment instantly for a time that fits your schedule. 

Next Enrollment Deadline is November 1st, 2021!

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