comptia_logo 550w

Creating On-Ramps to Careers in IT

Through CompTIA Tech Career Academy, Creating IT Futures teaches bright, motivated individuals the technical and professional development skills needed to successfully secure work in information technology. These are just a few of the benefits after launching a career in tech:

90%

IT salaries are higher than the average U.S. wage.

 

 

 

 

1M

Open tech jobs in the U.S.

 

 

 

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Burning Glass and Cyberstates.org.

15%

Projected U.S. IT job growth by 2027.

Program Overview

CTCA page

The CompTIA Tech Career Academy is the newest adaptation of our IT-Ready Technical Support classroom training program. For many years, this widely successful program has aimed to open doors for those underrepresented in the technology industry, with a goal toward bringing them into IT careers.

 

Students who enroll in our IT-Ready Technical Support classes learn technical skills to help them successfully pass both parts of the CompTIA A+ certification exam.

 

All students also receive targeted professional development to refine critical business skills, such as communication and presentation, conflict management, teamwork and collaboration, and critical thinking and problem solving. Graduates are prepared to apply both technical and professional skills starting Day One of their next job.

 

A variety of in-person and online class options are offered (currently all classes are online due to Covid-19 precautions.) Upon certification, graduates get career services, helping them connect to potential employers. We work with dozens of employers in several cities throughout the U.S. and although we cannot guarantee job placement, we give our graduates the tools they need to land a job and be successful in it.

Learn More

  • When Nicole R. Sain was laid off from a job that didn’t excite her, she saw it as a sign that working in the Information Technology (IT) field was where she should be. Now, having graduated from IT-Ready with CompTIA A+ certification, Sain says, “the employment opportunities are endless.”
    Read More

Upcoming Classes

 

Online Campus

 

Through the 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.

 

2021 Summer Morning Session/Term 6: June 28 - October 19, 2021; Applications are closed

2021 Fall Evening Session/Term 1: August 16 - December 8, 2021; Applications are closed

2022 Winter Morning Session: January 24 - May 13, 2022; Applications open August 27 - November 19, 2021

2022 Winter Evening Session: January 24 - May 13, 2022; Applications open August 27 - November 19, 2021

2022 Spring Morning Session: March 21 - July 13, 2022; Applications open October 22, 2021 - February 19, 2022

2022 Spring Evening Session: March 21 - July 13, 2022; Applications open October 22, 2021 - February 19, 2022

2022 Summer Morning Session: June 6 - September 29, 2022; Applications open January 7 - May 7, 2022

2022 Summer Evening Session: June 6 - September 29, 2022; Applications open January 7 - May 7, 2022

2022 Fall Morning Session: August 8 - November 30, 2022; Applications open March 11 - July 9, 2022

2022 Fall Evening Session: August 8 - November 30, 2022 Applications open March 11 - July 9, 2022

 

Get more details on the online classes.

 

 

Chicago

 

In Chicago,  our IT-Ready Technical Support program is offered at two different campuses over 8 weeks. The program is hosted at NEIU's El Centro Campus in Avondale and at our campus in Downer's Grove, with students attending classroom sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Avondale Campus

   2022 Winter Session: January 31 - March 25; Applications open September 3 - November 26, 2021

   2022 Spring Session: April 4 - May 27; Applications open November 5, 2021 - March 5, 2022

   2022 Summer Session: June 13 - August 8; Applications open January 14 - May 14, 2022

   2022 Fall Session: August 22 - October 17; Applications open March 25 - July 23, 2022

 

Downer's Grove Campus

   2022 Winter Session: February 7 - April 1; Applications open September 10 - December 3, 2021

   2022 Spring Session: April 18 - June 13; Applications open November 19, 2021 - March 19, 2022

   2022 Summer Session: August 22 - October 17; Applications open March 25 - July 23, 2022

   2022 Fall Session: September 12 - November 4; Applications open April 15 - August 13, 2022

 

Get more details on the Chicago classes.

 

 

Twin Cities

 

 

On the Twin Cities Campus in Edina, the IT-Ready Technical Support program runs 8 weeks. Students attend classroom sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at our offices near the intersection of Highways 494 and 100.

 

2022 Winter Session: January 31 - March 25; Applications open September 3 - November 26, 2021

2022 Spring Session: April 4 - May 27; Applications open November 5, 2021 - March 5, 2022

2022 Summer Session: June 13 - August 8; Applications open January 14 - May 14, 2022

2022 Fall Session: August 22 - October 17; Applications open March 25 - July 23, 2022

 

Get more details on the Twin Cities classes.

 

 

Phoenix

 

 

The IT-Ready Technical Support program in Phoenix runs for 8 weeks. Students attend classroom sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at [email protected], 302 N. 1st Ave., Phoenix, AZ.

 

2022 Winter Session: February 7 - April 1; Applications open September 10 - December 3, 2021

2022 Spring Session: April 18 - June 13; Applications open November 19, 2021 - March 19, 2022

2022 Summer Session: June 27 - August 22; Applications open January 28 - May 28, 2022

2022 Fall Session: September 12 - November 4; Applications open April 15 - August 13, 2022

 

Get more details on the Phoenix classes.

 

 

Raleigh

 

 

On the Raleigh campus, classes run from 9am - 4pm, Monday-Friday. The campus is located at 112 Cox Avenue, Suite 202, Raleigh, NC, 27605.

2022 Winter Session: January 18 - March 14; Applications open August 21 - November 12, 2021

2022 Spring Session: March 28 - May 20; Applications open October 29, 2021 - February 26, 2022

2022 Summer Session: June 6 - August 1; Applications open January 7 - May 7, 2022

2022 Fall Session: August 15 - October 10; Applications open March 18 - July 16, 2022

 

Get more details on the Raleigh classes.

 

 

Portland

 

 

On the Portland campus, classes run from 9am - 4pm, Monday-Friday. The campus is located at 111 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 4050, Portland, OR 92704.

 

2022 Winter Session: February 7 - April 1; Applications open September 10 - December 3, 2021

2022 Spring Session: April 18 - June 13; Applications open November 19, 2021 - March 19, 2022

2022 Summer Session: June 27 - August 22; Applications open January 28 - May 28, 2022

2022 Fall Session: September 12 - November 4; Applications open April 15 - August 13, 2022

 

Get more details on the Portland classes.

Learn More about Classes

Hire Our Graduates

 

CompTIA Tech Career Academy connects dedicated and diversified candidates to potential employers for their entry-level tech jobs. After an extensive assessment process and 240 hours of training in technical and professional skills, our graduates are certified and ready to work on Day One.

150519_4_0425_Classroom