CompTIA Tech Career Academy

Launch Your Tech Career

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Earn CompTIA A+ certification in 2 to 4 months.

Learn the technical and professional skills to secure work in information technology.

We’ll even connect you with potential employers.


Start Training Today with CompTIA Tech

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Training Focused on Your Success

We teach motivated individuals like you the technical and professional development skills needed to successfully secure work in tech.  You’ll learn how to prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification exam, a leading certification for help desk and desktop support computer technicians, according to research firms like Burning Glass. We’ll also help you prepare for job interviews and give you opportunities to connect with our employer partners.

What does each student in IT-Ready Technical Support gain?

  • 240 hours of training
  • Books and learning materials
  • CompTIA A+ certification exam vouchers
  • Career services
  • Alumni networking

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Land Your First Tech Job

Our IT-Ready Technical Support graduates move into help desk tech roles, building and maintaining a business’ IT environment and assisting its internal and external customers. It's a springboard job to a career that can take you anywhere in tech.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics posted that the median annual wage for a computer support specialist was $53,457 in 2018. And more of those specialists are needed every day, with those jobs forecast to grow by 10% by 2028.

In 8-16 weeks with our online classes, CompTIA Tech can get your ready for your first tech job.

Learn About The CompTIA Tech Difference

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What Will You Learn

IT-Ready Technical Support students learn skills such as building a computer from parts, installing software, troubleshooting problems and setting up and managing networks. You’ll also learn softer professional skills such as communication, customer service and job interviewing.  

  • Security: Supporting and securing access to data by properly using authentication, access control and encryption for an organization.
  • Networking: Applying core concepts and protocols and subnet mask to set up and support wired and wireless networks.
  • Operating Systems: Working with mobile, server and traditional operating systems ranging from Android and iOS to Windows and Linux.
  • IT Operations: Using the basics of virtualization, cloud computing, desktop imaging and deployment to support today’s IT infrastructures.
  • Troubleshooting: Following and using decision trees for diagnosing, resolving and documenting common hardware and software issues across a variety of devices.
  • Technical Support: Applying principles of customer service to help resolve IT issues.
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Tuition & Financial Aid

For much less than the cost of a college degree, CompTIA Tech can provide the training you need to land and succeed in a great IT job. What you pay will vary depending on whether you receive financial assistance, but in keeping with our mission, we strive to keep our costs down.

As a not-for-profit, our focus is not on making money—it’s on your success. And our tuition rates reflect that commitment. We believe tech careers should be accessible to anyone with a dream and passion to pursue them. Tuition for our IT-Ready Technical Support program is $8500, but qualifying students can receive partial or full tuition grants.

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Upcoming Classes Accepting Applications

CampusProgramTermClass DatesApplication Deadline
Twin CitiesIT-Ready Technical Support6June 15 - August 7May 22, 2020
ChicagoIT-Ready Technical Support6June 22 - August 14May 22, 2020
OnlineIT-Ready Technical Support1July 13 - October 30June 13, 2020
Twin CitiesIT-Ready Technical Support2September 14 - November 6August 14, 2020
ChicagoIT-Ready Technical Support2September 21 - November 13August 22, 2020


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