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.
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.
Listen to the 4-part overview of the IT-LaunchCode program in a podcast from James Munger, IT-LaunchCode Instructor.
IT-LaunchCode Languages & Concepts
IT-LaunchCode C# and ASP.net
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 FAFSA. 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.
CIS 071 – Intro to Networking
CIS 060 – Project Management
ITT 070 – Python
ITT 074 – Web Systems I
ITT 075 – Web Systems II
CIS 160 – Practical Software Applications
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 be offered online with open lab sessions available Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 5-7 p.m. on campus in Webb Hall.
“One of our students built an app to keep track of inventory where she works and they are using it now.”
– James Munger