New Students

How to Enroll

1. Apply Online

Apply and take your first step toward a new career.

2. Speak with an Advisor

Talk with our advisors and find the program that’s right for you.

3. Get Started

Congratulations! We’re excited to start this journey with you.

Degrees & Programs

The California Institute of Arts & Technology offers practical training in today’s most competitive fields to make sure that you’re job-ready the second you graduate. With a large selection of course, flexible schedules, and even a digital campus, we aim to empower the working student.

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Cisco Systems

Microsoft Platforms

Cyber Security

Media Arts

Networking

Programming

Boot Camps

New Student Orientation

Welcome to CIAT! Our new student orientation is a mandatory event that will help you get started on your new academic journey. This orientation will help you prepare to begin your classes with CIAT, so it is vital that you attend. During orientation we will cover the following items:

  • Academic requirements and policies
  • Academic schedule, holidays and breaks
  • Exam certifications and policy
  • Meet your Student Services Team
  • Meet an Instructor and get help logging into your student portal, student email, accessing your course materials and finding out your course schedule
  • Meet a VA Certifying Representative and get answers to questions like “when do I get my benefits?”
  • Meet your Job Placement Coordinator and find out out how to use your experience, skills, and new education certifications to advance your career
  • Get all your questions answered before you start class
  • Enjoy some refreshments and meet your new classmates and school staff!

*For online students, please email studentservices@ciat.edu to set up an orientation.

Register for Orientation

January 3rd Student Orientation

January 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

CIAT South Bay Campus
401 Mile of Cars Way, Suite 100
National City, CA 91950 United States

Email: studentservices@ciat.edu

Phone: 619-535-7089

Register

February 7th Student Orientation

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

CIAT South Bay Campus
401 Mile of Cars Way, Suite 100
National City, CA 91950 United States

Email: studentservices@ciat.edu

Phone: 619-535-7089

Register

March 14th Student Orientation

March 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

CIAT South Bay Campus
401 Mile of Cars Way, Suite 100
National City, CA 91950 United States

Email: studentservices@ciat.edu

Phone: 619-535-7089

Register

April 18th Student Orientation

April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

CIAT South Bay Campus
401 Mile of Cars Way, Suite 100
National City, CA 91950 United States

Email: studentservices@ciat.edu

Phone: 619-535-7089

Register

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Talk to an Advisor

Reach out today and one of our knowledgeable admissions specialists will be happy to answer any questions you have about CIAT.