California Institute of Arts & Technology provides the support and guidance needed to help you prepare for a career in information technology.

Resources for Students

  • Online Student Portal to Track Assignments
  • Free Student Parking
  • Job Placement Assistance and Career Workshops
  • Student Lounge
  • On-site PearsonVUE Testing Center
  • NEW Networking and Cisco Lab
  • Books and Labs Included with Tuition
  • Day, Evening and Weekend Scheduling
  • Hands-On Labs
  • Certified, Field-Experienced Instructors
  • Test Preparation with Boson

Contact our Student Services department by email with any questions:

Books & Classroom Supplies

CIAT does not operate a “Book Store” and does not sell classroom supplies. We do not buy-back used text books.

Library & Librarian Services

CIAT does not operate its own library. An online library is available to the student for a modest fee. The City of San Diego provides library services at multiple locations throughout the San Diego area, all available free of charge for all CIAT students.

Food Services

CIAT provides coffee, tea and filtered water service to its students. A refrigerator, toaster-oven and microwave oven are available for student use in the student lounge. Vending machines providing a variety of food and drink items are also available in the student lounge. A deli is conveniently available in the building complex across the street and is open Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch. Information on additional dining choices in the neighborhood will be provided during student orientation.

Housing Facilities

CIAT does not provide housing facilities, but will assist students in finding accommodations for the duration of the course. Hotel accommodations are widely available locally with an average cost of $100 to $125 per night depending on season.


CIAT does not charge for parking at our Mission Valley campus. More than adequate parking is available in the parking lot located in front of the office complex. No parking passes are needed to utilize this parking. However, overnight parking is not permitted, and vehicles left overnight may be towed without notice. There are several marked “Reserved” parking spaces in the front lots. Please do not park in these spaces. Since we share the parking with other complex tenants, the lot may occasionally be full. In that case, parking along the street is available. Do not park in the parking lot for the vacant restaurant east of the school.