Information Technologies

Common Fields within Information Technologies

Computer Repair

Security and Surveillance Systems 

IT Support and Consulting

Software / App Devlopment


Certifications may not be required for a particular business, but they will provide credibility and a sense of preparedness should an issue arise. Listed below are a few accredited certifications within the industry.

Cisco Certifications​

CompTIA A+

Microsoft Certifications

Professional Organizations

Professional organizations are a great way to learn more about an industry and receive advice from those individuals who have achieved success. Such organizations can exist on the local, state, national and international level. Professional organizations also offer networking and specialized tools relevant to your industry. Membership fees vary by organization. Listed below are just a few of these organizations. 

Association for Computing Machinery

Associated of Information Technology Professionals​

Women in Technology

Additional Information by Business Stage


Illinois Small Business Development Center

of McLean County at

Illinois Wesleyan University

Illiinois SBDC color band - FINAL- TRANS
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