California Institute of Arts & Technology

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Get Skilled. Get Certified. Get Hired.

Don’t put your future on hold. CIAT’s online courses teach you the technology skills employers are looking for, so you graduate ready to step into your career.

Be career ready in as little as 15 weeks!

  • Earn up to 19 industry certifications through stackable programs
  • No certification exam fees and unlimited exam attempts*
  • Personalized career coaching and job placement support

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Get the skills and experience you need to begin a career in IT

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.

100% Online Flexible
5 Week Courses
Hands-On Training
through Virtual Labs
Personalized Career Coaching
& Job Placement
Fully Accredited
Technical College

Start Or Advance Your IT Career with a degree that will leave you career-ready

CIAT’s unique curriculum approach delivers the power of vocational training with the value of a higher education degree. Our Associate Degree programs provide the ideal blend of personalized instruction, hands-on training and career preparation through industry certification exams or coding portfolio development. With small class sizes, expert instructors, and innovative online and on campus classes, CIAT ensures you graduate confident in your new skills and prepared to excel in the workforce.

Applied Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems

Master new IT skills from PC hardware repair to server management, cloud administration, and advanced network security. Employers demand more than just a degree, and so should you. Earn up to 19 industry certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft, Amazon AWS, Google, & EC-Council throughout the program that help you showcase your expertise to kickstart your entry into the IT field. Seamlessly transfer all Associate’s degree courses into a truly one of a kind industry certification-based Bachelor’s degree. Choose between 3 of the following tracks:

Meet the industry’s growing needs for cloud administration experts with specialized cloud certifications from Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. Students develop confidence in cloud in server administration, access control, user management, and virtualization configuration to land potential roles in cloud and IT administration. 

Build a fast-track career in networking with the industry’s most demanded certifications including CompTIA Network+, Cisco CCNA, Cisco DevNet, and CCNP. From fundamental to advanced courses, students build confidence in network communications, with routers, switches, and firewalls, to push their career to the next level.

Build a promising career in cybersecurity with specialized cybersecurity certifications including CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker, CISSP, AWS Security Specialty, Azure Security Engineer, and 12 more certifications across hardware, software, networking and cloud fundamentals.

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems

Master new IT skills from PC hardware repair to server management, cloud administration, and advanced network security. Employers demand more than just a degree, and so should you. Earn up to 10 industry certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft and Amazon AWS throughout the program that help you showcase your expertise to kickstart your entry into the IT field. Seamlessly transfer all Associate’s degree courses into a truly one of a kind industry certification-based Bachelor’s degree

Associate of Applied Science in Software Development

Join the ranks of some of the most in-demand technology positions in the world of  programming. With this degree at CIAT, you get hands-on training and personalized instruction to master coding skills needed to design and build web, software, and mobile  applications. Successful graduates will gain solid exposure to coding languages, database platforms and mobile app development frameworks used by independent freelancers, small businesses and enterprise corporations.

Master essential programming languages:

  • C++
  • SQL
  • PYTHON
  • HTML / CSS / JS
  • PHP
  • DEVNET
  • C#
  • iOS
  • ANDROID
Questions about which program is right for you?

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

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 Solutions Architect

Our Certificate in Computer Application Development Program is a fundamental program that cuts right to the chase and builds upon the foundation of core computer with an introduction to software and web development, information engineering, computer architecture and operating systems. Here, you will be prepared for a variety of exciting roles developing software, application and systems with our strong practical approach to gain unparalleled expertise and understanding.

Programming languages:

  • C++
  • SQL
  • PYTHON
  • HTML / CSS / JS
  • PHP

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.

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Take a Virtual Campus Tour

CIAT welcomes students in our two physical campuses located in San Diego, California or across the nation in our innovative online programs. Read how we’re supporting students through the COVID-19 pandemic.

CIAT offers two online learning options for students who prefer to connect through the comfort and safety of their own home: live online classes and flex online classes. 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 how to attend class:

Live Online Classes

Real-time, synchronous attendance-based interactive online evening classes:
2 days per week, 6:30pm – 10:00pm (Pacific Time)

FLEX Online Classes

Flexible, asynchronous self-paced online classes for those who prefer
more flexibility in their daily schedules

All CIAT classes programs include:

Video lectures & peer-to-peer discussions

Hands-on training through interactive labs

Small class sizes

One-on-one tutoring and support

Hands-on virtual labs

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.

Career Coaching
Resume Editing
LinkedIn Optimization
Career Fairs
Technology Workshops
Mock Interviews
Job Placement Assistance
Volunteer Opportunities
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.

Military Benefits
Federal Grants & Loans
Private Loans
Scholarships
No-Interest Options

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!

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“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
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“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
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“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
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“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
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“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. 

Next Enrollment Deadline is August 24th, 2021!

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