CIAT National City Campus

About National City

Found in San Diego’s South Bay, National City is a multicultural melting pot that lies just minutes from the U.S. / Mexico border. This waterfront neighborhood, the second oldest in San Diego, has a ton to offer both locals and visitors alike in terms of outdoor recreational activities.

National City is known for its fantastic parks such as Pepper Park, located right on the water of the Sweetwater Channel and next to the Pier 32 Marina. This 5.5-acre retreat hosts a complete playground and picnic area, along with opportunities for fishing and boating. If you’re looking for something more landlocked, try Kimball Park just a couple miles northeast of Pepper Park. Here you will have access to a baseball field as well as tennis and basketball courts.

Perhaps what’s most special about National City is its unique, decades-old relationship with the U.S. Military. Naval Base San Diego, or the 32nd Street Naval Station, calls this neighborhood home and stations the Pacific Fleet, a squadron of over 50 ships and 190 tenant commands, here in the San Diego Bay. This extensive base spans 13 piers with a population of over 24,000 military personnel and 10,000 civilians.

Locals take pride in their association with the armed forces, which gives the neighborhood a strong and noble identity. The city honors this proud relationship with the National City War Memorial, dedicated in 1948 to fallen service members in an effort to immortalize not only their service to their country, but their roles within San Diego’s families and communities.

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National City Campus

Our National City campus is where we power you to a new, fulfilling career in IT, software development and the media arts.

With our limited class sizes, you’ll never feel alone on your path to a degree. Each course is headed by our professional and personable faculty who will give you the individualized attention and support you need to succeed. Additionally, our practical and theoretical approach to education allows you to work directly with state-of-the-art software and training equipment. That way you can apply what you’ve learned in class and in textbooks to real-world situations, giving you a higher level of understanding to sharpen your technical skills.

Our National City campus also hosts our resourceful career counseling and job placement services. We want you to succeed and will aid you by alerting you in advance of job openings with companies we’re partnered with. Our attentive staff will also work with you to tailor your resume and conduct mock job interviews. That way when your opportunity arises, not only will you be first in line, but you’ll be fully and confidently prepared to seize it.

There are plenty of ways to commute to our National City campus as well. Explore easy and effortless transportation options using the I-5, National City Boulevard or the San Diego Trolley Blue Line. Once you arrive, CIAT offers plenty of free student parking so you won’t have to worry about wasting time and money in overstuffed and pricey parking lots.

At CIAT, we’re here to help at every step so you’re job-ready as soon as you walk across the graduation stage. Schedule a tour of our wonderful National City campus and see what opportunities await you today.

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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 create 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?

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.

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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