Launch your tech career in just six months
College of Lake County's IT Bootcamps will prepare you for in-demand, high-paying jobs in the tech sector. Gain the skills and practical experience employers are looking for in an accelerated, 100% online format.
Why Information Technology?
The tech space boasts a variety of benefits for job seekers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), computer and IT jobs are projected to grow 13% through 2030, so job opportunities are booming for professionals with these highly sought-after skills.
The fast-changing nature of technology creates unlimited options when it comes to career paths. From cybersecurity and programming to artificial intelligence (AI), there are many specializations you can pursue. Additionally, a big advantage to working in tech is high earning potential. Glassdoor reports that an IT professional in the U.S. makes an average of $67,437 per year. With certain specializations and a few years of experience, you can expect to earn a six-figure salary.
How Bootcamps Work
- Get six months of interactive, self-paced IT job training that requires 15-25 hours a week to master the key concepts
- Build the knowledge, skills and industry certifications to land an entry-level IT job without experience
- You will have access to five one-hour 1-on-1 coaching sessions
- Complete multiple course projects and a final capstone to help you prepare a professional level portfolio to show prospective employers
AI Machine Learning Bootcamp
Learn to apply various AI and ML concepts in real-life projects in a variety of job roles, such as AI and ML researchers, entry-level data scientists, AI and ML developers and more. Additionally, you’ll prepare to pass the Microsoft Azure AI certification (MS AI-102), which allows you to work as an AI Engineer.
Get hands-on training to identify, control, prevent and resolve corporate data breaches and cybersecurity incidents using Python programming, ethical hacking and more. You’ll also prepare to pass CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, CySa+, Pentest+ and EC-Council CEH certification exams.
Full Stack Web Development Bootcamp
Online IT Bootcamps FAQ
Currently, we are offering three Bootcamps: AI Machine Learning Bootcamp, Cybersecurity Bootcamp and Full Stack Web Development Bootcamp.
Absolutely not! With our flexible training hours, you can easily balance educational and professional priorities with learning. Each course is self-paced, so you can learn based on your schedule.
No, you do not need to be a current student or alumni to apply.
You will need six months.
Our bootcamps are designed to help you land an IT job without a degree or prior experience. There are no required entrance exams. However, basic programming, Microsoft Excel skills, IT and a strong math background are recommended for Bootcamps.
Yes, our Bootcamps will equip you with all the skills and knowledge needed to land an entry-level job in the IT field.
Yes, each Bootcamp involves five one-hour 1-on-1 coaching sessions, where you can get help with course content or career preparation.