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 (online) program and prepare for the CompTIA A+ exam, as well as gain connections to employers for job opportunities. Our online program is 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.
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Online Campus Schedule
|Term||Class Dates||Application Deadline|
|2023 Winter Morning Session*||January 23, 2023 - May 12, 2023||Applications open September 19, 2022 - December 19, 2022|
|2023 Winter Evening Session*||January 23, 2023 - May 12, 2023||Applications open September 19, 2022 - December 19, 2022|
|2023 Summer Morning Session||June 5, 2023 - September 26, 2023||Applications open February 6, 2023 - May 8, 2023|
|2023 Summer Evening Session||June 5, 2023 - September 26, 2023||Applications open February 6, 2023 - May 8, 2023|
|2023 Fall Evening Session||August 21, 2023 - December 14, 2023||Applications open April 24, 2023 - July 24, 2023|
* Applications are closed for January cohorts
Through our Online Campus, our curriculum extends over 16 weeks with three-hour sessions per day as noted above. 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.
To apply for and participate in this program applicants must reside in the U.S. Applications for our program are open to residents of these states: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NH, NV, OH, OR, SD, TX, UT, VT, VA, WI, WV, and WY. Other states and territories will be added in the future.
What Will You Learn?
In our IT-Ready Technical Support (online) program, you’ll learn technical skills to successfully pass both parts of the 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 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 is focused on your success – both in your training and in your future tech job!
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IT-Ready Technical Support Program Details for our Online Campus
The IT-Ready Technical Support (online) 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+ 220-1001 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 Career Academy 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 (online) program here.
Transferability of Credits: Graduates of the IT-Ready Technical Support (online) program will not be issued academic credits that can be transferred to other academic institutions. CompTIA Tech Career Academy does not accept academic credits issued by other academic institutions. Because the IT-Ready Technical Support program is designed as a one-course program, the transferability of credits cannot be considered.
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 accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training.
Leave of Absence: Any student who seeks to leave CompTIA Tech Career Academy 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 Career Academy 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.
Texas Workforce Commission: Dear Students. This school has a Certificate of Approval from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The TWC-assigned school number is: S5850. The school's programs are approved by the TWC, as well accredited by the Accrediting Council for continuing Education and Training. Students must address their concerns about this school or any of its educational programs by following the grievance process outlined in the school's catalog. Schools are responsible for ensuring and documenting that all students have received a copy of the school's grievance procedures and for describing these procedures in the schools published catalog. If, as a student, you were not provided with this information, please inform school management. Students dissatisfied with this school's response to their compliant or who are not able to file a complaint with the school, can file a formal complaint with TWC, as well as with other relevant agencies or accreditors, if applicable. Information on filing a complaint with TWC can be found on the website at www.texasworkforce.org/careerschoolstudents.
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.
Plus, we work employers across the United States to connect our graduates to potential job opportunities and to provide additional career services. For a full list of employers supporting CompTIA Tech Career Academy, check out our employer partner list.