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At CIAT, we offer an educational experience unlike any other. But don’t just take our word for it— hear what our students have to say!

Reviews

“I want to say that I owe my livelihood to this school. They were able to help me pass CompTIA Security+ 501. I had taken the test 5 times and paying out of pocket each time prior to attending this school. With their mentoring and tireless efforts to not let me give up, they provided me the tools I needed to pass. They offered me free tutoring at a time that was convenient for my schedule, allowed me to attend a week long Security + boot camp which fees were waived and offered free test prep classes and software. The school even paid for my vouchers which saved me hundreds of dollars. What school does that? I would highly recommend this school for any potential student looking for a degree or certification.”

Mathew M, Verified Google Review

My experience at CIAT has been amazing everything is excellent, particularly the professors and curriculum, Financial Aid, Career Services, IT assistance, and, most importantly, Student Service. CIAT is a great place to learn about technology and how it can be used in education. This program has been a great way for me to learn more about the future of education. I would like to thank all my instructors for their enthusiasm and support as well as my fellow students through this journey. Thank you all.”

Lemuel A, Verified Facebook Review

“I wanted to take a few minutes of everyone’s time to talk about my experience here at CIAT. So, if you don’t mind please stick around and read this. I’m Marcus, and all my life I have wanted to do something with computers. Coming from someone who has a lot of experience with Linux, Windows and command line interfaces, I knew this is what I wanted to do with my life.

My long-term goal is to get a job with the Department of Defense or Department of Homeland Security. Now about two years ago I decided to go to college for this, get into Cyber Security and get my life started. I chose CIAT because it was the highest rated school for Cyber Security. Now I cannot stress this enough THIS COLLEGE IS AMAZING!

The staff was so professional, and if they didn’t know the answer to any question I asked, they knew who to send me to so my question could be answered. The Instructors, oh man they are on another level I’m telling you, they where always helpful, answering any questions I had and replied in a very timely manner. If I needed some tutoring it was always provided. Some of the Instructors I had; I’m telling you they looked out for me like I was their kid. If I had to rate my experience here at CIAT out of 5 I would easily say 5/5. They provided financial support and made sure my classes where set accordingly so I could graduate when expected. I went in for Cyber Security, two years later I’m graduating with my Associate in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration And because of this my career in Cyber Security can finally start! I plan to come back in the future for my bachelor’s in cyber security and I can’t wait! Thank you so much CIAT! Class of 2021!!!

Marcus B, Verified Facebook Review

“I’m a nine-year Air Force Veteran with a background in telecommunications cabling and IT project management. I separated from the Air Force without a degree or any certifications. Even with my experience, it was hard for me to find employment. I needed a to get certified as fast as possible to find worthwhile employment. That’s when I found the California Institute of Arts and Technology.

CIAT is VA-approved and offers boot camp courses–A great way to get certified quickly! Tuition costs also covered examination fees. I earned CompTIA’s A+ and Security+ certifications within a couple of months. I posted my updated resume on the job boards. Job recruiters were quick to find me. I ended up accepting a position as a contractor soon afterward.

The staff is very personable and approachable… easy to contact and quick to resolve any issues.

The beginning of the curriculum is mostly web-based with virtual labs. There are training switches and servers on site along with many instructors to answer any questions you may have.

I have recommended this institution to many of my friends and colleagues. I hope that CIAT will help you achieve your goals as much as they have helped me achieve mine.”

Kevin M, Verified Yelp Review

“I’m an alumni of the Associates Degree program. Not knowing how to get into the IT industry, I came across this school back in 2016 offering certification preparation classes as well as an associates degree. Knowing that my GI bill would fully cover all expenses, provide full BAH AND pay for my certification exams, this school was a no-brainer for me. Two years later, I had my associates degree and two industry certifications (took the courses in the other certs for the program but didn’t take the exam) and found job placement 2 months into my program. Now, 2 years after graduating, I’ve returned to the school for their Cloud Administration program to further advance my career. This school is the best decision I’ve made and I recommend to all my friends looking to get into the IT industry.”

Alex M, Verified Google Review

“I have to be honest probably one if not best places b to pursue a career in the technology field.”

Jason K, Verified Facebook Review

“I’m a current student in CIAT. As I know, CIAT is the best college I have ever been to. I’m receiving great education of computer knowledge and they offer certification. I hope it helps me to achieve my dream career in IT. I would highly recommend this college for anyone who looking for a degree or certification of IT program.”

Corey S, Verified Google Review

“I am on my way to obtaining my cyber security degree with CIAT. I never thought going to college would be possible for someone my age, especially for an IT degree. CIAT has been an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone who is looking to be better at what they do in the IT field.”

David S, Verified Google Review

“I’ve been a student at CIAT since September 2019. It’s been a great experience from day 1. Ive been working in IT for about 6 years and I have a lot of industry certifications/experience. They took 95% of my certifications and applied them as credit towards my degree plan. A few terms in, I got a little busy with work and could not participate in classes and they allowed me to take a break from class and pick back up in a new term. They have been very accommodating to me and my needs as well as understand the work/life and school balance. Great president, admissions advisors and student services staff. If you’re an experienced IT professional and looking to boost your resume with a degree, I highly recommend.”

Joshua O, Verified Google Review

“I have researched many IT programs and this one by far was the best choice! They include the actual IT certificates in with the cost of the program so you earn your professional certificates and an accredited college degree at the same time!”

Samantha H, Verified Google Review

“Yup, California Innstitute of Arts and Technology deserves all the praise! Since the beginning everyone there has been an absolute pleasure to work with, and in reality they bust their butts to work for me. I’ve had a number of issues come up with scheduling or just general questions and CIAT does everything, and I mean EVERYTHING to accommodate around what I am capable of, or answer my questions. This includes my instructor Michael Arnone, who goes above and beyond to help ensure I can succeed. I am truly grateful for all of their help.”

Juan L, Verified Facebook Review

“I’m a first term student and they are amazing!!!! You call, they answer! Questions. Solved. Need help, they are there. I am a real person no advertising or nothing. Best of all now they offer an amazing Online Program, so anyone from anywhere in the world can achieve their educational goals! I came to CIAT with a bachelors degree in IT. I have military experience and have been in the IT field a few years, but the one area I struggled was professional certifications. Now my focus is solely on certifications and the vendor specific models so many companies use and this school does just that. Plus as a veteran they are a recognized higher learning institute so I can use my Post 9/11 VA benefits which means I still get BAH ( housing allowance). Their program is wonderful and matches exactly what is in the real world. I’ve used more industry knowledge from this school than what I learned at the 4 year Private University I graduated from.”

Roxanne M, Verified Facebook Review

“ENROLLMENT: My friend recommended CIAT so I decided to check out the school. I was interested in Cyber Security but had no professional I.T. experience, after talking with admissions I decided to go for their Network Security degree program. What I like most about CIAT is that they offer both I.T certificates and an associate degree. CIAT accepts multiple sources for tuition payment. Set-up an appointment and CIAT will offer you several different options to fund your tuition.

CLASSES & CERTS: I experienced a bit of a learning curve at first, but after I constantly studied I was able to keep up with the coursework. CIAT offers tutors and Saturday boot camps that helped me understand the material better. I put in about two hours of studying, daily, to pass the I.T. certs. The home work is fairly simple, which compensates for the hours of studying you may have to do in order to pass the certs. Instructors are knowledgeable, reasonable, and down to earth. If any issues arise, just email your instructor and they typically accommodate.

JOB PLACEMENT: CIAT offers heaps of tools in order to help you secure a career in I.T. 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. Shout out to Priscilla!

RESULT: SUCCESS! Thanks to the education I received from CIAT, their job placement services, and my determination; I was able to land a well-paying job in the tech industry.”

Anthony J, Verified Facebook Review

“I’m a nine-year Air Force Veteran with a background in telecommunications cabling and IT project management. I separated from the Air Force without a degree or any certifications. Even with my experience, it was hard for me to find employment. I needed a to get certified as fast as possible to find worthwhile employment. That’s when I found the California Institute of Arts and Technology.

CIAT is VA-approved and offers boot camp courses–A great way to get certified quickly! Tuition costs also covered examination fees. I earned CompTIA’s A+ and Security+ certifications within a couple of months. I posted my updated resume on the job boards. Job recruiters were quick to find me. I ended up accepting a position as a contractor soon afterward.

The staff is very personable and approachable… easy to contact and quick to resolve any issues.

The beginning of the curriculum is mostly web-based with virtual labs. There are training switches and servers on site along with many instructors to answer any questions you may have.

I have recommended this institution to many of my friends and colleagues. I hope that CIAT will help you achieve your goals as much as they have helped me achieve mine.”

Kevin M, Verified Yelp Review

“Great school that works really well with my full time job. 2 night classes a week is pretty sweet. A lot of knowledge in a short amount of time. I recommend CIAT.”

Marcus M, Verified Yelp Review

“Great school!! Awesome learning environment!! Highly recommend!! Staff is great!! Wide range of options in classes!!”

Philip R, Verified Yelp Review

“I’ve been a student for couple months and I have to stay one of the best school experiences I’ve had. If your 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. Not only has this school help achieve more knowledge in the IT field but has put me in the right path for success in this type of industry. I thank you CIAT. Keep staying amazing!!”

David Z, Verified Google Review

“I have been a CIAT student since February of 2019 and I finished my Networking degree in May of 2020. The labs and programs they have are wonderful and the instructors are great. Since I have GI benefits left my admissions advisor and discussed about the software development and that’s what I am doing now. I m in my second week of class and I already learned how to create a webpage using HTML and CSS. Great program!!”

Bobby S, Verified Google Review

“If you want to get your IT goals and achieve the Certificates then CIAT is the best place to study, I was totally confused what certifications should I get for IT career, I went to this place and I received great information from Mike and all other employees which was very helpful, I decided to get an Associates degree with all certificates, after couple months I meet Alison the recruiter and she forwarded my resume to the IT companies and I got a job Interview!”

Wafa D, Verified Google Review

“I wanted training and certification in the Cybersecurity field. At CIAT, I am receiving that education and so much more. The professors, administration and all staff are extremely dedicated to my education and making sure I am doing my best and succeeding. The classes are intense and fast paced, and very informative. I enjoy immensely each class I take and what I am learning. CIAT is definitely setting me on the right track for a future in Cybersecurity.”

Batgalim B, Verified Google Review

“I want to thank CIAT from the bottom of my heart. It is a great college. Its been an amazing time at CIAT. I enrolled in their computer information systems program as an online student. Since then, I’ve learned a lot about computers, networking and security. Everything went so smoothly during my studies at CIAT. Personally, I could not have asked for a better college than CIAT. My favorite thing about this college is that the instructors are all encouraging, friendly, and responsive. CIAT provides so many resources to help students grow their identity and passion. For someone like me having no knowledge in IT, CIAT has proved as a game changer in my case. I believe, in my studies at CIAT will certainly open the doors for me to start a new career in IT. I strongly recommend CIAT. Once again, thank you, CIAT.”

Nishant N, Verified Yelp Review

“Great place study for your CCNA and CCNP within less than a year you have both.”

Raymond D, Verified Yelp Review

Questions?

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

2021 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.

2021 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.

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. 

Next Enrollment Deadline is November 1st, 2021!

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