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.

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More Earning Potential

The average salary of an IT job in Illinois is 80% higher than the average state wage.

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Career Mobility

More than 30,000 IT job postings in the Chicago metro area over the last 90 days.

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Future Growth

By 2028, the number of IT jobs in the Chicago MSA will grow by 7% over 2018.

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

Upcoming Classes


Technical SupportWinter 2020 Session**February 3 - March 27, 2020; Applications due January 3
Technical SupportSpring 2020 Session**April 13 - June 5, 2020; Applications due March 13
Technical SupportSummer 2020 SessionJune 22 - August 14, 2020; Applications due May 22
Technical SupportFall 2020 SessionSeptember 21 - November 13, 2020; Applications due August 21
**note**: The 2020 Winter and Spring Sessions are 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 NEIU's El Centro Campus in the Avondale area of Chicago: 3390 N. Avondale Ave., Chicago, IL 60618.

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. 

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Program Overview

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 IT-Ready 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 Chicagoland area, we work with more than a dozen 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.

  • 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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Our Employer Network

Chicago employers believe in our students. While we cannot guarantee jobs to our students, no respectable education program can, we work with Chicago employers to connect our graduates to potential job opportunities and to provide additional career services.

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Our Partners

Creating IT Futures believes strongly in collaboration to achieve shared goals and work with leading nonprofits and organizations in Chicagoland 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 a private vocational institution that is approved to operate the IT-Ready Technical Support program by the Private Business and Vocational Schools Division of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. 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 Illinois here.


IT-Ready Technical Support students may file a complaint with the Illinois Board of Higher Education, Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools. Complaints must be submitted in writing to the Board (Section 85(i)(1) of the Act). Information about the complaint may be submitted online through the IBHE website. Additional information regarding the complaint process can be obtained by contacting the Board at Illinois Board of Higher Education, Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools, 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701, Phone: (217) 782-2551, Fax: (217) 782-8548.