Earn Accredited Tech Certificates Online

Ready for a career in tech? This is where it starts.

Learn the foundational skills you need to launch a career into the most in-demand fields in IT, networking, cybersecurity, and software development.

  • Hands-on training with certified expert instructors
  • No certification exam fees and unlimited attempts*
  • Personalized career coaching and job placement support

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the foundation you need to start your career in tech

We believe that education should be a means to an end, and that end is success. Your course of study should give you tangible skills that enable you to become an asset to the professional world, which is why our entire curriculum is centered around making sure that you’re prepared to work upon graduation. The second you walk out of our doors, we want you to step into your new career. At CIAT, our unique approach to online education allows you to choose live classes when you want it, and self-paced when you don’t. Our courses provide a mixture of hands-on training, certification exam preparation, and extraordinary job placement services. These are all supported by a rigorous academic background and emphasis on the practical, in-demand skills that employers look for in every job candidate.

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5 Week Courses
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Learn what it takes to start or advance your tech career with a Certificate from CIAT

Master foundations in IT, Networking, Cloud Administration or Software Development and graduate career-ready with the training and inudustry certifications employers are looking for.

Certificate Programs:

Our CIS Networking Certification is perfect for those who are looking for careers in a variety of positions including information security technician, LAN administrator, junior network administrator, technical support specialist, and PC technician. Major topics covered in the CIS Certification program include hardware technologies, operating systems, networking, routing, and security.

Certifications earned:

CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, MTA 98-365 Windows Server Administration Fundamentals, AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals, AZ-104 Azure Administrator Associate, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Our Computer Technician Certificate program provides the foundational skills required to install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain computer systems in business environments. Major topics covered include hardware technologies, operating systems, networking and security. This program prepares students for entry level positions as a Technical Support Specialist, Help Desk Technician or PC Technician.

Certifications earned:

CompTIA ITF+, CompTIA Network+

The Certificate in Cloud Administration is designed for the Computer Service Technician who wants to expand their competence into the area of computer networking on premise and in the cloud. The AWS Cloud Practitioner Training provides the foundational skills required to install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain network server systems and cloud management in business environments. Major topics covered include hardware technologies, operating systems, networking, security, cloud models and cloud solutions management. The AWS Cloud Certification Program prepares students for careers in a variety of positions including LAN Administrator, Junior Network Administrator and Technical Support Specialist.

Certifications earned:

MTA 98-365 Windows Server Administration Fundamentals, AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals, AZ-104 Azure Administrator Associate, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, AWS Systems Architect Associate


Our Networking Technician program focuses on helping students earn 2 in-demand industry certifications: CompTIA Network+ and Cisco CCNA. This program is ideal for students building a specialized IT networking career but needs skill building on both beginner and advanced networking topics.

Certifications earned:

CompTIA Network+, Cisco CCNA

Our shortest, most accelerated Certificate program is designed for IT professionals with a prior background in IT network administration and wants to advance their career with the successful completion of the newest Cisco CCNA exam.

Certifications earned:

Cisco CCNA

Our most comprehensive Cisco networking Certificate path helps IT professionals advance their career by mastering networking fundamentals and continuing through Cisco’s newest CCNA, DevNet, and CCNP Enterprise certifications.

Certifications earned:

CompTIA Network+, Cisco CCNA, Cisco DevNet Associate, Cisco CCNP Enterprise

Why get certified?

Don’t rely on a degree alone to land your next job. Industry certifications help you stand apart from your competition, increase your earning potential, and open opportunities for career advancement.

With no exam fees and unlimited attempts on most exams*, we don’t rest until you’re certified.

  • On campus and online authorized testing
  • Test preparation software
  • Complimentary IT bootcamps
  • No exam fees
  • Unlimited attempts*
Questions about getting certified?

Our team of IT experts will be happy to answer any questions you have about starting or advancing your career in the IT field.

CIAT Virtual Classroom

CIAT welcomes students across the nation to our innovative online programs. With our collaborative video conferencing tools, virtual labs, physical at-home kits, and desktop sharing with instructors, it’s easy to see why our online IT programs stand out from the rest.

Choose the learning style that fits you best! Live, synchronous online classes when you want it, asynchronous online classes when you don’t.

Live, synchronous online evening classes
2 days per week, 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Are a social butterfly
Desire immediate feedback
Need structure

Asynchronous online classes recordings (listen and learn on your own schedule)

Are a self-guided learner
Don’t want to be tied down to live lecture times
Need a flexible schedule

*Read how we’re supporting students through the COVID-19 pandemic.

All CIAT programs include:

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Video lectures & peer-to-peer discussions

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Hands-on training through interactive labs

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Small class sizes

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One-on-one tutoring and support

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Hands-on virtual labs

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Weekend certification exam preparation workshops

Personalized Career Support

Every CIAT student receives personalized career transition support – whether you’re starting a new career or trying to advance positions within your existing employer. Get help positioning your strengths, find the right job opportunities, preparing for your interviews, and more.

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Career Fairs
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Questions about our Career Services?

Our Career Services team will be happy to answer any questions you have about job placement support.

Wherever you are on your journey, we have financial support to help you achieve your academic goals.

We offer a variety of financial support options to help make your education affordable including: Post 9/11 GI Bill® Benefits, Active Duty Tuition Assistance, federal grants and loans, private loans, scholarships, no-interest monthly payment plans, and more.

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CIAT is a military-friendly school and we believe that you deserve an education worthy of your service. Whether you’re advancing your career in the armed forces or transitioning back into civilian life, CIAT will make sure you’re prepared for everything. We proudly offer tuition benefits to service members in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. Whether you’re a veteran or on active duty, our dedicated military support staff will help you maximize your benefits as you start out on your new path.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill® Benefits* & Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Active Duty Tuition Assistance
  • Military Spouse Funding (MyCAA)
  • Vocational Rehab & Employment

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Hear from our students

For over twelve years, CIAT has been providing innovative online learning environments to help students build technical skills, study for certification exams, and advance in their IT careers. With a long track-record of successfully supporting students both on-campus and online, there’s no better time to start. Our small class sizes, expert instructors, and unique curriculum will ensure you graduate career-ready. Hear what our students have to say!

“I want to say that I owe my livelihood to this school. With their mentoring and tireless efforts to not let me give up, they provided me the tools I needed to pass [my certification] exam.”
– Mathew M, CIAT Graduate
“I have to be honest [CIAT is] probably one [of] if not [thee] best places to pursue a career in the technology field.”
– Jason K, Active CIAT Student
“I was able to land an entry level I.T. position at a super cool tech start-up in San Diego within three months of attending CIAT.”
– Anthony J, CIAT Graduate
“Its been a great experience from day 1. They took 95% of my certifications and applied them as credit towards my degree plan.”
– Josh O., CIAT Graduate
“One of the best school experiences I’ve had. If you’re looking for a school that will help you achieve a dream job in IT, this is it!!!. Their programs are awesome and the amount of certs you obtain are unbelievable.”
– David Z., CIAT Student
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Rethink Your Approach To Education

CIAT focuses on the real-world technical skills demanded in today’s workforce often left out of traditional four-year degrees. With small class sizes and expert instructors, we ensure you graduate confident in your new skills and prepared to excel in the workforce. Our unique curriculum approach delivers the ideal blend of industry certification preparation, hands-on training, and career transition support.

COVID-19: Learn On Your Own Terms & Your Own Schedule

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, California Institute of Arts & Technology remains fully operational and committed to pursuing our mission: help students successfully transition into the workforce through technical training, industry certifications, and career support.

Choose between on campus or online programs through our live online or flexible online courses. Learn on your terms and your schedule to reach your goals.

  • Collaborative video conferencing tools
  • Virtual labs
  • Physical at-home kits
  • Desktop sharing
  • Small group and one-on-one tutoring

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Fully Accredited Technical College

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.

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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. 

Enrollment Deadline - July 24, 2023!

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