Online Campus vs City Campus for Tech Training
CompTIA Tech Career Academy is adding a permanent online campus to our current line-up of city-based campuses to help adults launch tech careers. Our first program for the online campus, IT-Ready Technical Support, runs 16 weeks with the first evening summer session beginning July 13 with applications due June 13.
So how does the online campus differ from the online classes within the city campuses?
Our campuses in Chicago and Minneapolis / St. Paul are classroom-based but have moved online temporarily in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Those city campus classes which run for 8 weeks, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., retain the same hours online.
But through the permanent online campus, we also are offering another version of the IT-Ready Technical Support curriculum which extends over 16 weeks with classes lasting only three hours per day. Classes offered on the online campus run Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to Noon CT and/or from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm CT, depending on if the student is enrolled in the morning or evening sessions.
The main factor when choosing which campus you want is time. How quickly do you want to graduate? How much time do you have every day to train and study? If you have your days free and want to launch your career as quickly as possible, look at one of our city campuses. If you can only train in the morning or evening, then look at our online campus.
“Our programs are intense, but if you’re passionate and motivated to start a tech career, you’re going to get the tools you need to succeed,” said Charles Eaton, CEO, CompTIA Tech Career Academy. “When you graduate, you’ll be trained, certified and connected to employers who are looking to hire. Thousands of IT help desk jobs are available in America, and even in the current economic crisis, those jobs are not going away. If anything, companies are realizing how essential technology is to maintain and grow their businesses.”
The IT-Ready Technical Support curriculum combines practical knowledge, technical expertise, soft skills and career services. After completing their training, students sit for their certification exams. Although CompTIA Tech cannot guarantee job placement, staff work with graduates to connect them to employers for open IT jobs. Students are prepared for IT help desk jobs, which can springboard them into more tech career options.
Applications for our online campus are open to residents of 32 states: AK, AZ, CT, DE, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MN, MS, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WV and WY. Other states and territories will be added in the future. We provide tuition support through grants for qualifying students as we believe that tech careers should be accessible to anyone with a dream and passion to pursue them.
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