Apply Now for IT-Ready Technical Support at Our Online Campus
In 16 weeks, you could be ready to take on a new career in IT. Join the IT-Ready Technical Support class online and prepare for the CompTIA A+ exam, as well as gain connections to employers for job opportunities. In our online campus, classes are offered over 16 weeks with three-hour daily sessions, Monday-Friday. Classes run from 9 a.m. to Noon CT or from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm CT.
Online Campus Class Schedule
|Term||Class Dates||Application Deadline|
|2020 Summer Evening Session/Term 1||July 13 - October 30, 2020||Closed|
|2020 Fall Morning Session/Term 1||August 17 - December 8, 2020||Closed|
|2021 Winter Morning Session/Term 4||January 11 - April 30, 2021||September 4 - December 6, 2020|
|2021 Winter Evening Session/Term 4||February 22 - June 11, 2021||October 23 - January 24, 2021|
|2021 Spring Morning Session/Term 5||April 5 - July 23, 2021||December 4 - March 7, 2021|
|2021 Summer Evening Session/Term 6||May 17 - September 3, 2021||January 15 - April 18, 2021|
|2021 Summer Morning Session/Term 6||June 28 - October 15, 2021||February 26 - May 30, 2021|
|2021 Fall Evening Session/Term 1||August 16 - December 3, 2021||April 16 - July 18, 2021|
Our 2020 classroom-based sessions of IT-Ready Technical Support which are for 8 weeks with live instruction from 9am-4pm Monday-Friday have moved online in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Those classes retain the same hours online for 2020, but for 2021, we plan for those 8-week classes to return to the physical classroom. However, through our Online Campus, we also have another version of our curriculum which extends over 16 weeks but with classes in only three-hour sessions per day as noted above.
Applications for our classes are open to residents of these states: AK, AZ, CA, CT, DE, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MN, MO, MS, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WA, WV and WY. Other states and territories will be added in the future.
Students are required to be on time every day; the program allows only one absence and three tardies. Employers expect their staff to be on time, and we expect the same of our students in order to prepare you for your tech career.
What Will You Learn?
In our IT-Ready Technical Support program, hosted at our Online Campus, you’ll learn technical skills to successfully pass both parts of the CompTIA A+ certification exam, one of the leading industry certification for landing a job on an IT help desk and launching your tech career, according to research firms like Burning Glass. You’ll also receive targeted professional development to refine critical business skills, such as communication, conflict management, teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving.
You’ll be prepared to apply both technical and professional skills starting Day One of your tech job. Plus, you’ll receive interview training, resume reviews and opportunities to meet with employers. Our staff are focused on your success – both in your training and in your future tech job!
Our Alumni Say It Best
We believe strongly in collaboration to achieve shared goals and work with leading nonprofits and organizations to support our students with tuition grants, career services and additional learning opportunities.
IT-Ready Technical Support Program Details for our Online Campus
The online IT-Ready Technical Support program consists of 240 clock hours of instruction over sixteen weeks, taught through synchronous interactive distance learning. Interactive distance learning is a means of providing educational delivery conducted through an electronically facilitated environment, such as online instruction or video conferencing. This program prepares students to take and pass the CompTIA A+ certification examinations (CompTIA A+ 220-1001 and CompTIA A+ 220-1002). Successful program completers will earn their CompTIA A+ certification and a CompTIA Tech Career Academy Certificate of Completion. This program prepares students for a Computer User Support Specialist or equivalent entry-level IT help desk role (CIP Code 11.1006, O-NET Number 15-1151.00).
This program teaches curriculum to students for CompTIA A+ certification; students receive this certification from a third party through an examination process. The cost of the program includes tuition, instruction, content, a CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Core 1 examination voucher, and a CompTIA A+ 220-1002 Core 2 examination voucher (and one retake voucher for each examination, if necessary).
CompTIA A+ 220-1002 covers PC hardware and peripherals, mobile device hardware, networking and troubleshooting hardware and network connectivity issues. CompTIA A+ 220-1002 covers installing and configuring operating systems including Windows, iOS, Android, Apple OS X, and Linux. It also addresses security, the fundamentals of cloud computing, and operational procedures.
Individuals who successfully complete the sixteen-week training program and achieve their CompTIA A+ certification have the opportunity to apply to jobs that our partners offer; CompTIA Tech Career Academy does not guarantee job placement after successful completion of the program.test
* The costs of the computer equipment and required software in the fee chart are estimates. Both are the responsibility of the student. CompTIA Tech does not provide computer equipment and software to students enrolled in the online program. For more details as to what computer equipment is required for online students, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
|Fee Type||Fee Amount|
|Vouchers (CompTIA A+ 220-1001 Core 1, CompTIA A+ 220-2002 Core 2 and one retake voucher for each examination, if necessary)||$260.00|
|Equipment||$500 (if not already owned/available)*|
|Software||$69.99 (if not already owned/available)*|
|Official Transcript Fee||$0|
Financial Assistance Is Available
We believe tech careers should be accessible to anyone with a dream and passion to pursue them. We offer tuition grants to qualifying students.
Course Catalog: Access the course catalog for the IT-Ready Technical Support program here.
State Authorization: CompTIA Tech Career Academy is a private vocational institution that is approved to operate by the Private Business and Vocational Schools Division of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
In Alaska, the IT-Ready Technical Support program is exempt from authorization under AS 14.48 and 20 AAC 17 because the program is online or distance delivered and does not have a physical presence in the state.
Accreditation: CompTIA Tech Career Academy is not accredited by an accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Leave of Absence: Any student who seeks to leave CompTIA Tech before their training is done can request a leave of absence through the LOA form.
Complaints: CompTIA Tech Career Academy students may file a complaint with the Illinois Board of Higher Education, Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools. Complaints must be submitted in writing to the Board (Section 85(i)(1) of the Act). Information about the complaint may be submitted online through the IBHE website. Additional information regarding the complaint process can be obtained by contacting the Board at Illinois Board of Higher Education, Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools, 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701-1377, Phone: (217) 782-2551, Fax: (217) 782-8548, Website: www.ibhe.org.
Grievance Policy: Every student is encouraged to discuss his or her concerns or complaints with his/her academic advisor or the CompTIA Tech instructor or staff most able to assist the student in resolving the matter. If, however, the student is not satisfied with the result of these efforts, then the student may pursue a formal grievance by following our grievance policy.
Institutional Disclosure Information: Access the Institutional Disclosures Reporting Table here.