New Students

TAKE THE FIRST STEP.

Enrollment Deadline: November 1st!

Questions about whether this program is right for you? We’ll help match you with the best program to meet your career goals.

Your Journey Starts Here

Ready to start your journey with CIAT? There’s no better time than right now. At the California Institute of Arts & Technology, we’ve made the admissions process as easy as 1, 2, 3. Simply follow these steps to jumpstart your path to earning a degree or certificate in IT, software development, graphic design, or web design. We truly appreciate your interest in our programs, and we can’t wait to meet you.

How to Apply:

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1. Book An Appointment

We learn about you and determine what program would be the best fit.

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2. Apply Online

We’ve streamlined our online application process so you can apply easily.

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3. Receive Financial Aid Support

Speak with a Financial Aid advisor to explore financial aid options and apply.

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4. Submit Admissions Documentation

Submit a copy of your high school diploma and required documentation to Admissions Office. 

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5. Enroll!

Congratulations! We’re looking forward to sharing this journey with you.

Admissions Documentation​:

Supplemental Materials

Once you’ve completed your application, be sure to submit a copy of your high school diploma or equivalent documentation to our Office of Admissions. Additional documentation can include your GED, DD-214, and college transcripts.

Scholastic Level Exam

If you’ve earned less than six college-level semester credit hours, you’ll need to complete a Scholastic Level Exam (SLE). We’ll provide you with a link to the exam via email once you submit your application.

Proof of Identity

We need you to submit a government-issued proof of identity showing a photo and your age (e.g., a driver’s license, or passport with picture) to our Office of Admissions once you’ve completed your application.

IT Degrees & Certificates

Academic Levels:

Software Development It degress & certificates page

Software Development

Cybersecurity It degress & certificates page

Cybersecurity

Cisco Technology It degress & certificates page

Cisco Technology

Information Technology It degress & certificates page

Information Technology

Cloud Administration It degress & certificates page

Cloud Administration

networking It degress & certificates page

Networking

New Student Orientation

Welcome to CIAT! Our new student orientation is a mandatory event that will help you get started on your new academic journey. This orientation will help you prepare to begin your classes with CIAT, so it is vital that you attend. During orientation we will cover the following items:

  • Academic requirements and policies
  • Academic schedule, holidays and breaks
  • Exam certifications and policy
  • Meet your Student Services Team
  • Meet an instructor
  • Get help from our IT team with logging into your student portal, student email, accessing your course materials and your course schedule
  • Get all your questions answered before you start class

Once all of your enrollment paperwork has been completed, your Admissions Advisor will send you an invitation to RSVP to your New Student Orientation. Orientation events are typically held the Thursday before the new term start date, from 5pm – 6:30pm Pacific Time.

All New Student Orientation events are currently being conducted live, online through our virtual classrooms and are designed to support both on-campus and online students.

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.

TAKE THE FIRST STEP.

Enrollment Deadline: November 1st!

Questions about whether this program is right for you? We’ll help match you with the best program to meet your career goals.

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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