San Diego Technical Colleges/Schools

Earn Your Degree On Your Terms At The Premier Technical College/School in San Diego

At CIAT, we strive to give you all the tools and access necessary to advance your career and earn your degree. That’s why we offer in-person courses at our two convenient campus locations in Mission Valley and National City within the San Diego area.

These centralized locations make it easier for anyone, inside or outside San Diego, to fit a higher education into their already overstuffed schedules. Our campuses are easy to find and get to thanks to the variety of public transportation and commuter options our fine city has to offer. Either by car, rail or bus, CIAT wants to make your commute as short and sweet as possible.

If you’re an online student and live in the San Diego area, this is the perfect opportunity to combine the ease of online learning with the personalized attention of our on-campus resources and limited class sizes. This allows you to get the most out of your CIAT experience either in-person, online, or both while honing the skills you’ll need for a fruitful career in IT, software development and media arts. Don’t just take our word for it though, schedule a campus tour today and see what we’re all about.

Shot of red trolley speeding by in San Diego, home to CIAT technical school

About San Diego, Home To Our Technical College/School

New Opportunities Start in San Diego Every Day

San Diego, CA is your first destination and launch pad for a fulfilling new career and future in IT, software development, and the media arts.

Known as “the birthplace of California,” San Diego is known for its beaches, parks, and year-round warm weather. On the waterfront, the San Diego Bay has proudly hosted numerous naval bases and brave service members for decades which plays a big part in the city’s noble cultural identity.

San Diego’s crown jewel and biggest tourist attraction, however, is the remarkable and awe-inspiring San Diego Zoo. Located in Balboa Park and between our two campus locations, the zoo houses a population of more than 3,700 animals, including over 650 species and subspecies. Some of the zoo’s biggest attractions and exhibits include Malayan tigers, giant pandas, Masai giraffes, and thousands more.

With everything San Diego has to offer, the city is a perfect place to invest in your future and earn your degree. Whether you’re a local, stationed at a nearby base or just moved to the area, you will find our two conveniently located campuses to be bustling learning environments filled with like-minded individuals looking to build better lives for themselves. Schedule a campus tour today and see for yourself.

CIAT - Mission Valley Campus

You can find our Mission Valley campus in the heart of San Diego. Just take the Green Line via the San Diego Trolley system and engage with our friendly and helpful staff for more information and schedule a tour. We’ve got answers to all your questions, all you have to do is ask.

Learn More

California Institute of Arts & Technology

2820 Camino Del Rio S, Ste. 100
San Diego, CA 92108

Phone: (877) 559-3621
Phone: (619) 678-2785

Get Direction

CIAT - National City Campus

Located in the South Bay of San Diego, visit our National City campus and take advantage of our many on-campus resources, including our career counseling and job placement services. We’re easy to find, just use the San Diego Trolley Blue Line, the I-5 or National Boulevard and you’re halfway there.

Learn More

California Institute of Arts & Technology

401 Mile of Cars Way, Ste. 100
National City, CA 91950

Phone: (877) 559-3621
Phone: (619) 535-7089

Get Direction

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.

Technical school military student works on laptop with American flag in the background

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.

Orange and white clock face against a blue backdrop

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.

Two orange figures against a blue backdrop

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.

An orange and blue rocket ship against a blue backdrop

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.

Learn More

Talk to an Advisor

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