IT-Ready Technical Support
Gain training, CompTIA A+ certification and potential employer connections to launch your tech career
Build Your Dream Career in Tech
There’s constant opportunity in tech for jobs that pay well and have lower unemployment compared to the national average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Tech jobs can enable you to maintain a healthy work-life balance, allow you to help people, encourage creativity, and push you to learn more every day. Math skills are not a key requirement; communication and critical-thinking skills are needed in tech jobs. Plus, you can work nearly anywhere. Need more convincing? Find out more about tech careers through CompTIA.
If you’re ready to say “yes” to a tech career, one of the best places to start is on a tech help desk, according to job boards like Dice and Monster and tech industry publications like Computer World. But how do you land that first tech job? CompTIA Tech Career Academy is here to help, and you can be ready in as little as 8 weeks.
Say "Yes" to a Tech Career
More earning potential, mobility and job growth are just a few of the benefits you can gain with a tech career
IT salaries are higher than the average U.S. wage
Open tech jobs in the U.S.
Projected U.S. IT job growth by 2027
What You Will Learn
In IT-Ready Technical Support, you’ll learn technical skills necessary to prepare for your CompTIA A+ certification exam, one of the leading industry certifications for landing a job on an IT help desk and launching your tech career, according to research firms like Burning Glass. You’ll be taught by CompTIA A+ certified instructors and have access to online learning tools and discussion forums to reinforce your studies.
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.
Why Choose CompTIA Tech
As a non-profit, we’ve built our program to make you ready for the tech workforce – not just to land your first job, but to do that job well. Our staff, instructors, classroom and curriculum are focused on you and making your career dreams a reality. We only succeed if you succeed.
- Industry-leading certifications
- Proven model helping hundreds of students
- Expert instruction from certified faculty
- Paced for real learning
- Career services for landing the job
- Financial assistance available for qualifying students, and in some case, 100% of tuition may be covered by our generous donors
Are We a Good Fit for You?
Our goal is not only to train you but to see you land—and succeed in—an IT job. You don’t need any prior tech experience to enroll. However, we have found successful students are:
- At least 18 years old
- A high school graduate (or GED holder)
- A U.S. citizen (or authorized to work in the U.S.)
- Highly motivated and able to commit to training
- Able to demonstrate learning, communication and problem-solving skills
- Able to use a computer to navigate in the Windows environment
Learn the details of how our IT-Ready Technical Support program works and what kind of commitment you’ll need to make in order to succeed
Through our Online Campus, our IT-Ready Technical Support program is offered over 16 weeks. Students attend sessions from 9 a.m. to Noon or 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. CT, depending on if they are in a morning or evening class.
Summer Evening Session/Term 1: July 13 - October 30; Applications due by June 13
Fall Morning Session/Term 1: August 17 - December 8; Applications due by July 17
On our Chicago campus, our IT-Ready Technical Support program is offered over 8 weeks. The program is hosted normally at NEIU's El Centro Campus in Avondale, with students attending classroom sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but taking into account preventative measures in the face of COVID-19, future classes will be held online in 2020.
Summer Session/Term 6: June 15 - August 7; Applications due by May 22
Fall Session/Term 2: September 14 - November 6; Applications due by August 14
On our Twin Cities Campus in Edina, the IT-Ready Technical Support program runs 8 weeks. Normally students attend classroom sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at our offices near the intersection of Highways 494 and 100, but taking into account preventative measures in the face of COVID-19, future classes will be held online in 2020.
Summer Session/Term 6: June 15 - August 7, 2020; Applications due May 22
Fall Session/Term 2: September 14 - November 6, 2020; Applications due August 14
Applications for the program typically need time for assessment and processing, so apply early!
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.
Our Alumni Say It Best
Start by filling out a simple online application.
Take a few short assessments to help us get to know you. Learn if you qualify to move on in the process.
Meet with an advisor in a video chat to discuss your interest in CompTIA Tech.
Receive our admissions decision within two weeks after your interview.
If you are seeking financial assistance, provide us with some additional information.