For preventative measures in response to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, classes for IT-Ready Technical Support are moving to online instruction beginning Monday, March 16. Applications for future classes remain open.
Are You Ready for a Career in IT?
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.
More Earning Potential
The average salary of an IT job in Minnesota is 72% higher than the average state wage.
More than 10,000 IT job postings in the Twin Cities over the last 90 days.
By 2028, the number of IT jobs in the Twin Cities will grow by 6% over 2018.
|Technical Support||Winter 2020 Session**||January 27 - March 20, 2020; Applications due December 27, 2019|
|Technical Support||Spring 2020 Session||April 13 - June 5, 2020; Applications due March 13|
|Technical Support||Summer 2020 Session||June 15 - August 7, 2020; Applications due May 15|
|Technical Support||Fall 2020 Session||September 14 - November 6, 2020; Applications due August 14|
**note**: The 2020 Winter Session is being held under Creating IT Futures. The rest
of the classes are being held within CompTIA Tech Career Academy.
Creating IT Futures holds classes at 7505 Metro Boulevard, Suite 430, Edina, MN 55439.
Our classes will move to online instruction until the COVID-19 health situation improves.
Applications typically need time for assessment and processing, so apply early! There is no fee to apply.
"Creating IT Futures' IT-Ready program allows students to learn basic IT fundamentals while also receiving opportunities for refinement on critical soft skills desired by employers. It's vital to Minnesota citizens who are looking to get started in the IT industry quickly!"
- Representative Sondra Erickson
Students who enroll in our IT-Ready Technical Support program 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.
Classes run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday-Friday for 8 weeks. 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.
Upon certification, graduates get career services, helping them connect to potential employers. In the Twin Cities, we work with more than 60 employers. Although we cannot guarantee job placement -- no reputable school can -- we give our graduates the tools they need to land a job and be successful in it.
Read MoreFrustrated by a lack of professional advancement in his previous career, IT-Ready grad Albert Lee finds IT offers ample room for growth for tech workers.
Our Employer Network
Twin Cities employers believe in our students. While we cannot guarantee jobs to our students, no respectable education program can, we work with local employers to connect our graduates to potential job opportunities and to provide additional career services.
Creating IT Futures believes strongly in collaboration to achieve shared goals and work with leading nonprofits and organizations in the Twin Cities to support our students with tuition grants, career services and additional learning opportunities.
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Licensure & Course Catalog
Creating IT Futures Foundation is licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.821 to 136A.832. Licensure is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. Creating IT Futures Foundation is not accredited by an accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Access the full course catalog for our IT-Ready Technical Support in Minnesota here.
IT-Ready Technical Support students may file a complaint with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Additional information regarding the complaint process can be obtained by contacting the Board at Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350, St. Paul, MN 55108.