Preparing the Next Generation of High School Students for Careers in Computer Science

Lorain County High School students from participating school districts have the opportunity to take Computer Science classes for free through the College Credit Plus program while exploring Computer Science pathways and engaging with leading technology industries such as Hyland Software, OEC, DataServ and more! Building IT Futures is driven by industry needs to fill the shortage of qualified employees with Computer Science degrees. Students who successfully complete the program will earn an LCCC short-term certificate and will be prepared to enter directly into a Computer Science pathways at LCCC. 

Classes Offered

Building IT Futures (BITF) classes are offered on-site at participating school districts and online through Lorain County Community College. BITF classes are taught by qualified instructors identified at each district, bringing college level classes directly to students to promote a convenient and seamless transition to college coursework.

The following Computer Science programs are currently being offered at participating school district locations:

Software Development

  • CISS 121, Microcomputer Applications I, 3 credits
  • CISS 143, Database Design & Implementation, 3 credits
  • CISS 160, Introduction to Programming in C#, 4 credits

For course descriptions and prerequisite requirements, visit our Course Catalog. The above classes align with several of our degrees within the Computers and Information Technology pathway, allowing students to earn college credits towards a Computer Science degree before they even finish high school.

Stay tuned for additional opportunities to explore careers in Computer Science at your high school.

Building IT Futures – In the News

  • Ohio Department of Higher Education — CONNECTED, July 2017