Grow Your IT Career with Stackable Courses

Get Skilled, Get Certified, Get Hired. Be career ready in as little as 15 weeks, with no prior industry experience needed.

  • Hands-on training through virtual labs
  • No certification exam fees and unlimited exam attempts*
  • Personalized career coaching and job placement support
  • Fully-accredited technical college
 

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100% flexible, online courses with virtual labs taught by certified expert instructors

Hands-on Training + Certifications = The Best of Both Worlds

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Begin with a computer technician certificate and graduate with the skills and certifications you need to begin a rewarding career in IT. Accelerate your learning with a stackable approach that allows you to transfer seamlessly into higher-level degree programs and certifications. Graduate with the hands-on training, industry certifications, and experience needed to succeed on the job. 

Have a degree? 

Bypass the general education requirements and enroll in an accelerated program and earn all the skills and certifications you need to advance in your career.

An Education That Will Give You The Skills And Certifications That Employers Demand

CIAT’s curriculum is designed to support transitioning servicemembers and career-oriented individuals and allows for students to begin working in tech positions in as little as 15 weeks. Our career and job support team ensures students are prepared to enter the workforce and practice their skills in real-time. CIAT delivers this degree using a stackable approach, enabling students to earn a Certificate and / or Associate Degree (or use their equivalent transferable Associates level credits) prior to taking upper division courses in the Bachelor’s program.

Program Eligibility

No experience needed,
Beginners welcome.

Interactive Online Classes

Hands-on Labs & Build Your Own Computer Kits

Certification Support with Industry Professionals

Career & Job Placement Support

Immersive, Hands-On Learning With At-Home Lab Kits

CIAT’s IT and networking foundational courses combine live, interactive lectures with Build-Your-Own-Computer kits where students learn to build their own computers at home to provide an immersive, hands-on learning experience.

Financial support to help you achieve your academic goals.​​

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Student Success Highlights

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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
"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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Fully Accredited School

2022 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.

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2022 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.

2018 Academic Circle of Excellence award badge

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.

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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.

Best Cybersecurity Degree Program 2022 badge icon

2022 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.

Fully Accredited School

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. 

Enrollment Deadline - July 24, 2023!

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