The bootcamp format is ideal for those who enjoy coding as a hobby, those who are seeking to advance in their careers or those who are good at logic puzzles and troubleshooting. Students can expect the program to be largely hands-on and project-based.
Students interested in IT-LaunchCode need to apply by January 23, 2019. An aptitude test is required. Online learning classes will be from January 28, 2019 through June 27, 2019.
Meet with representatives from Lake Land College and LaunchCode about the web programming courses, future employment opportunities, financial assistance options and how to get started at an informational session held on Tuesday, December 11, 6:30 p.m. at the Lake Land College Kluthe Center.
Web programmers and coders are in high demand. The US Department of Labor (bls.gov) estimates that 1 million coding jobs will go unfilled by 2020 and that employment of web developers is projected to grow 32 percent through 2026.
IT-LaunchCode online learning program is a stand-alone certificate in which all courses in the IT-LaunchCode certificate count toward the associate in applied science degree in IT-Web Programming. Those who complete the bootcamp will have about one-fourth of the degree completed.
LaunchCode is an innovative non-profit providing job seekers opportunities to enter the technology field. Jim McKelvey, the co-founder of Square, the payments processing company, founded LaunchCode to create pathways for people seeking careers in technology. Lake Land College is partnering with LaunchCode with the support of The Effingham Regional Growth Alliance, the countywide economic development organization. The Alliance will be seeking local companies and individuals who are interested in supporting students with scholarships or internship opportunities.
The total cost for the IT-LaunchCode certificate is $2,492. Financial aid will be available to those who qualify. Students are encouraged to complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA for the spring term and then the 2018-2019 FAFSA for the summer semester.
Additional funding may also be available through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
The Nelnet Payment Plan allows students to spread tuition and fee payments out over the course of the program.
Yes, all applicants have to take an aptitude test.
Enrollment in the program is limited. The deadline to apply is January 23, 2019 and an aptitude test is required.
January 28-April 12 (10 weeks)
No class during spring recess: March 4-8:
CIS 071 – Intro to Networking : Wednesday, 6:00-7:40
CIS 060 – Project Management: Wednesday, 8:00-9:40
ITT 070 – Python: Tuesday/Thursday, 6:00-9:40
April 15-May 17 (5 weeks):
ITT 074 – Web Systems I: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 6:00-9:40
May 27-June 27 (5 weeks)
No class Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day):
ITT 075 – Web Systems II: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 6:00-9:40
April 15-June 27 (10 weeks)
No class during week of May 20-24
CIS 160 – Practical Software Applications: Wednesdays, 6:00-9:40
Student who complete the program will graduate with a Lake Land College certificate and will be eligible to take industry-standard Microsoft certification exams. All courses in the IT-LaunchCode certificate are fully accredited and count toward the associate degree in IT-Web Programming.
Classes will meet at the Lake Land College Kluthe Center for Higher Education and Technology in Effingham. The address is 1204 Network Centre Blvd., Effingham, IL 62401.