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What is CompTIA A+?

Through Ivy Tech Community College, students can get a CompTIA A+ certification for free and get a high-paying career in the IT industry. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the CompTIA A+ certification (free of charge).

With this certification, graduates have the potential to earn $15-18 an hour starting salary in an IT role such as a Technical Support Specialist, Field Service Technician, IT Support Technician or Administrator. Interested students need to fill out our questionnaire.


The CompTIA A+ program is a hands-on program that teaches technical skills and offers boot camps that teach soft skills to help students get a job upon completion of the certification. Eight-week paid internships are available during the program, as well as test preparation. Students are supported during the program by outside experts who provide one-on-one academic coaching, as well as wraparound support from the program coordinator. Students who are interested must fill out the questionnaire by clicking the button below!

Emilio Huebra Garcia- Ivy Tech CompTIA Graduate

Emilio, an Ivy Tech Community College Student, pursued the CompTIA A+ program hoping to achieve his goal of a CompTIA A+ certification. He was looking for a program that was mostly online, yet provided him with the real-life-experience that is expected in the Information Technology (IT) field.

“I enjoyed that most of the labs could be completed entirely online,” says Emilio. “They simulate real cases and get you ready to apply what you have learned to real-life scenarios.”

In the IT field, it is important to have the opportunity to learn all of the skill necessary to be successful in the workforce. Ivy Tech’s hands-on program, boot camps, paid internships, as well as test preparation allow student to excel in the IT field. With these certification, graduates have the potential to earn $15-18 and hour.

Emilio believes that this certification has opened doors for him, professionally and personally. As for his Ivy Tech Community College experience, he believes that it was life-changing.

“I am grateful to Ivy Tech for giving me the opportunity to enroll in this course. They not only offer a high-quality education, but also the environment and support needed to succeed. [The] Ivy Tech staff is always available and attentive to the needs of the students.”


Students interested in the CompTIA A+ program must fill out our interest questionnaire.