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 May 1, 2018. An aptitude test is required. Classes will meet in the evenings at the Kluthe Center for Higher Education and Technology in Effingham from June 5, 2018 through October 18, 2018.
Web programmers and coders are in high demand. The US Department of Labor 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 (bls.gov).
All courses in the IT-LaunchCode certificate count toward the associate 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 2017-2018 FAFSA for the summer term and then the 2018-2019 FAFSA for the fall 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 May 1, 2018 and an aptitude test is required.
To get started, create a Laker Profile and submit the Intent to Enroll. Select IT-LaunchCode NDP.ITLC as the program of study.
First 10 weeks – Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6-9:40 p.m.
CIS 060, CIS 071, and ITT 070
Second 10 Weeks – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6-9:40 p.m.
CIS 160, ITT 074, and ITT 075
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