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More Than Just A Degree: Get Skilled, Get Certified, Get Hired.

    • Certificate to Bachelor’s level stackable programs designed for working adults
    • In-demand industry certifications mapped to every technical course
    • No certification exam fees and unlimited attempts*
    • Personalized career coaching and job placement support
    • Graduate ready to step into your new career

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IT Degrees + Certifications = The Best of Both Paths

CIAT offers a unique spin on what has been traditionally expected of a four-year degree. CIAT students earn in-demand industry IT certifications with each set of technical courses and graduates complete their programs positioned to compete for in-demand technology jobs in cybersecurity, software development, cloud administration, networking, data analytics, and more. CIAT’s custom designed curriculum positions certification exam preparation from industries including CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco, Amazon, EC Council, IC2 and Google at the core of the learning experience to ensure students are well prepared meet employer demands.

Cybersecurity

Take advantage of a dedicated cybersecurity concentration path, focusing on specialized certifications including Certified Ethical Hacker, CISSP, AWS Security, Azure Security, and more.

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Data Analytics

Learn the industry’s most relevant languages along with the latest data analytics tools and technologies that put you right at the center of turning raw data into valuable, usable insights. 

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Software Development

Learn to build websites and apps and graduate with an impressive portfolio that demonstrates full-stack front-end web design and back-end server scripting and database skills.

IT / Cloud Administration

Master IT skills from PC repair to server management, cloud administration, and advanced network security. Earn industry certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft and Amazon, and more.

Networking

Gain specialized expertise in networking, hardware and software support, security, and cloud administration to build a networking career with certifications from CompTIA and Cisco.

Already 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.

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An IT Degree Will Give You The Skills And Industry Certifications That Employers Demand

CIAT’s curriculum is designed to support career-oriented individuals and allows for students to begin working in tech positions before graduation. 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.

Length: 3.5 years
Number of Certifications: 16

Interactive Online Classes

Hands-on Labs & Build Your Own Computer Kits

Certification Support with Industry Professionals

Career & Job Placement Support

Financial support to help you achieve your academic goals.

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Student Success Highlights

"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.

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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.

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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