Information Technology Support

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Get the technical training and problem-solving skills that prepare you to earn your CompTIA A+ certificate.

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Overview

Join our Introduction to Information Technology Support (A+) Certificate Program

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Computerworld says that there are “more positions than candidates” for good IT jobs, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics says IT jobs are growing by 13%.

Calbright’s IT Support program teaches you the core skills necessary to succeed in a new technology career, including the training required to pass the CompTIA A+ exam. CompTIA A+ is an industry-recognized certification employers look for when hiring entry-level IT support or computer service technicians.

Get your certificate at your own pace, as quickly as you need it. This program is currently free to California residents.

What You'll Learn

Courses in this Program

Online College and Career Essentials Skills
4 weeks

College and Career Essentials Skills

This introductory course aligns 21st century job skills to the specific program you've chosen. You’ll gain competency in communication, time management, resilience, and other soft skills that will show employers you’re the complete package.

Introduction to Information Technology Support
12 weeks

Introduction to Information Technology Support (A+)

This course will help equip you with knowledge and abilities to identify issues across a range of computing hardware and software topics. You'll learn how to troubleshoot and implement solutions, from installation and configuration to networking, operating systems, mobile devices, and security.

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Note: While Calbright programs are flexibly paced, enrollment agreements are limited in duration.
Students are enrolled in successive 6-month terms for a maximum program length of three years.
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Careers and Outcomes

What can you do with an IT Support certificate from Calbright?

IT jobs aren’t just for technology companies.

Every kind of businesses uses computers, and needs those computers and its network connections to work. That means every industry, from manufacturing to education to healthcare to non-profits to government and more, needs to hire IT professionals.

We’ll help you get there

No one should have to be in college alone, and at Calbright you’ve got a team working with you, supporting your success. Just because we’re “online” doesn’t mean we have to be “distant.” Whether it’s help with your classes, help with technology, or even someone to help connect you to services you need in your life, we are here to be part of your journey to a better career. Together, we’ll transition you into a job in tech.

Benefit from Career Services

At Calbright, you’ll be taught by working IT professionals and have a career coach to help you with career planning, resume development, internships, job searches, and employment. We provide industry related job preparedness events, including mock interviews, virtual panels with employers, and workshops to practice building your professional skills.

Types of Jobs

13 %

Expected job growth through 2030

3.7M

US Jobs in information technology in 2021

>$50k

Median annual wage for entry-level IT technicians

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Jobs estimates via Janco Associates, Inc. study. Median wage and job growth figures via U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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David
From Los Angeles
IT student

“I want to tell you what a positive experience Calbright has been for me. I enrolled because it was free, but over the past year of my life Calbright has done more for me than I ever thought possible.”

Michael
From Los Angeles
IT student

“I was never much into social media or any of those kind of platforms. But (Priya) helped me set up my LinkedIn profile and set up my webpage. She was super helpful. Career Services ended up helping me connect with so many other people who could shed insight on what I was doing, on ways to navigate my path and goals and then help me out. So many lights started turning on. I was able to land a really good job interview already.”

Eugene
From Long Beach
IT student

“I love working with PCs, I’ve been doing it for years, but I was never doing it professionally. So when I started Calbright, I sometimes suffered from imposter syndrome: could I really start a career in IT? Then one day, I noticed my PC was being really slow, so I started to troubleshoot. I ended up switching out the operating system to make it faster and smoother than ever – and I realized that’s exactly what I’ve been studying in my Calbright classes! I was surprised at how much I’d learned. This is real, and now I’m telling other students: don’t feel like an imposter. We can really do this.”

Hector
From San Pedro
IT student

“My experience with Calbright so far has been amazing. I’ve already gotten a better job. I left my administrative assistant job for a company that works in robotics. I didn’t believe that I was qualified, but Calbright’s Career Services helped me make my resume appealing to the kind of company I wanted to work for.”

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