CompTIA Academy

Get Started Toward A Career In Information Technology at HCS!

 Heritage offers CompTIA computer networking curriculum that prepares high school students for careers in IT.

 According to CompTIA:

·  There are 400,000 open IT jobs in the U.S as of 2011

·  86% of hirers say IT certifications are a priority

·  Average CompTIA A+ certified tech salary: $50,364

Computer Support Specialists earn a median income of $51,820 nationwide. In Ohio, the mean income is $46,190. The number of available jobs is projected to grow by 18% through 2020, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

With the next level of training, an HCS student can move into the area of Network and Computer Systems Administration. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that network and computer systems administrators earn a mean income of $74,270 nationally. In Ohio, the mean income is $63,830. The number of available jobs is projected to grow by 28% through 2020.

Comparable coursework and intensive training courses offered through local universities and organizations range in cost from $800 plus book fees and materials to $2,400. The cost of HCS students is included in the Heritage tuition.

Once coursework is completed through Heritage, students may choose to take the CompTIA A+ exam (separate fee paid to CompTIA and administered off-site). Successfully passing the exam gives students an entry-level certification to start them on a career path that can lead to employment in the IT specialties of computer support, hardware repair, networking, network administration or computer security. 

"Dozens of computers donated to Heritage Christian" - Canton Repository, September 4, 2012