FULLY ONLINE - BUILD YOUR SKILLS AND LAUNCH A NEW CAREER IN TECHNOLOGY.

Our free, fully online program offers you the opportunity to learn all you need to be successful as an IT Support Specialist – from the technical knowledge of software and hardware to the job application and interview skills that will help you get the job you want.

After completing the program and taking the exam, you will earn your industry-recognized CompTIA A+ certification. After the program, graduates have the opportunity to explore different learning outcomes like apprenticeships, internships, continuing education, or full-time employment.

This program is part of our Training Accelerator programs. Learn more about the admissions process and support benefits here.

Individuals who live within 60 miles of Ada, Oklahoma, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Durango, Colorado, or Taos, New Mexico are eligible to apply.

Program Length

12 Weeks

Monday - Friday, 9AM-5PM

Fully Online

Start Date

Next Cohort: July 7, 2021
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Admissions Process

  1. 1

    ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONNAIRE

    Begin by completing a questionnaire that will determine if you are eligible.
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  2. 2

    APPLY

    Apply for the program you are eligible for and complete all steps.

  3. 3

    ASSESSMENTS

    Complete applicable assessments.

    Sample Questions

  4. 4

    INTERVIEW

    You'll be redirected to a 3rd party platform, HireVue, to complete a video interview. The interview helps us get to know you a bit more and allows you to tell us the things your application doesn't say.

  5. 5

    ADMISSIONS REVIEW

    Your complete application, assessments, and interview will be reviewed by an admissions counselor who will determine your eligibility. Next, complete the support questionnaire. This helps us better understand specific needs.

  6. 6

    ADMISSIONS DECISION

    You will be notified via email once a decision has been made regarding your admission and next steps.

Certification

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CompTIA A+


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Google IT Support Certificate



Requirements

  • Have earned a high school diploma or GED
  • Be 18 years or older at the start of the program
  • Available M-F, 9AM-5PM local time for in-class hours
  • If planning to pursue employment then the applicant must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Live within 60 miles of Ada, Oklahoma, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Durango, Colorado, or Taos, New Mexico.
  • Laptop OR Chromebook that meets the requirements for TestOut software
  • Check your computer's specifications here

Location

Questions?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to many commonly asked questions.

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Learn more about Generation USA x CORI

Watch one of our Virtual Information Session talking about Generation USA, CORI and our partnership to learn more about how this program is possible!

What is an IT Support Specialist?

The hero of any office, the IT Support Specialist keeps technology running smoothly so that businesses can get the job done. As an IT Support Specialist, you'll turn technology frustrations into solutions, identifying issues and troubleshooting when one of your colleagues is having technology problems. In addition to communication and teamwork skills, you'll graduate from Generation with a CompTIA A+ certification that will make you a valued member of any IT team.

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Skills Earned

Technical Skills


We'll help you learn the technical skills with lots of hands-on, interactive sessions. By the end, you'll know to:

  • Set up equipment
  • Install hardware and software
  • Update technology for a team
  • Plan for responding to technology issues

Behavior & Mindsets


In every job, there are key skills that will help you be successful. We'll help you learn how to:

  • Face new challenges
  • Set career goals
  • Solve problems
  • Communicate effectively
  • Adapt to new situations