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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

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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 brining 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.

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  • 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.”
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Upcoming Classes

 

Online Campus

 

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.

2021 Winter Morning Session/Term 4: January 11 - April 30, 2021; Applications due by December 6, 2020

2021 Winter Evening Session/Term 4: February 22 - June 11, 2021; Applications open October 23, 2020 - January 24, 2021

2021 Spring Morning Session/Term 5: April 5 - July 23, 2021; Applications open December 4, 2020 - March 7, 2021

2021 Summer Evening Session/Term 6: May 17 - September 3, 2021; Applications open January 15 - April 18, 2021

2021 Summer Morning Session/Term 6: June 28 - October 15, 2021; Applications open February 26 - May 30, 2021

2021 Fall Evening Session/Term 1: August 16 - December 3, 2021; Applications open April 16 - July 18, 2021

Get more details on the online class.

 

 

Chicago

 

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. 2020 classes have been taught online due to the COVID-19 health situation, but we plan to be back in the classroom for 2021 classes.

2021 Summer Session/Term 6: June 14 - August 6; Applications open February 12 - May 16, 2021

2021 Fall Session/Term 1: August 23 - October 15; Applications open April 23 - July 25, 2021

Get more details on the Chicago class.

 

 

Twin Cities

 

 

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. 2020 classes have been taught online due to the COVID-19 health situation, but we plan to be back in the classroom for 2021 classes.

2021 Summer Session/Term 1: July 18 - September 10; Applications open March 19 - June 20, 2021

2021 Fall Session/Term 2: September 13 - November 5; Applications open May 14 - August 15, 2021

Get more details on the Twin Cities class.

 

 

Phoenix

 

 

The IT-Ready Technical Support program in Phoenix runs for 8 weeks. Normally students attend classroom sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Arizona@Work, 302 N. 1st Ave., Phoenix, AZ. 2020 classes have been taught online due to the COVID-19 health situation, but we plan to be back in the classroom for 2021 classes. 

2021 Summer Session/Term 1: August 9 - October 1; Applications open April 9 - July 11, 2021

2021 Fall Session/Term 2: October 11 - December 3; Applications open June 11 - September 12, 2021

Get more details on the Phoenix classes.

 

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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.

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