Application Programming and Web Development (9246)

This program prepares students for in-demand entry-level software and web development careers.  The primary languages studied are HTML, Java, JavaScript, Python and PHP programming.  Additional topics covered include SQL programming, database design, ethics in IT, and foundational security issues. Students will learn how to develop application software for businesses and design mobile applications.  Also, students will learn web design techniques in order to create interesting and functional web sites.  Finally, business and general soft skills will be developed through business management courses which will be essential when working as part of a team and/or interacting with end users and clients.  In addition to employment opportunities, students have the option to continue their education beyond the two-year associate degree program by enrolling in bachelor's degree programs.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a 25% increase in jobs between 2021 and 2031.  Lakeland's program is designed to get you the skills and knowledge for a job in the exciting fields of programming and web development.

NOTE: Students planning to transfer to a four-year college are encouraged to take ENGL 1120 English Composition II in addition to the following requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
BUSM 1300 Introduction to Business 3
ENGL 1110
English Composition I (A) 1
or English Composition I (B)
FYEX 1000 First Year Experience 1
ITCS 1010 Programming Logic 3
ITIS 1005
Computer Essentials
or Principles of Information Technology and Computer Science
ITIS 1102 Internet: Services, Tools, and Web Page Design 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
BUSM 2400 Business Communication 3
GRDS 1800 Introduction to User Experience Design 3
ITCS 1105 Web Programming I 3
ITCS 1820 Java Programming I 3
ITDB 1401 SQL Programming and Database Design 3
MATH 1600 Survey of College Mathematics 3
 Credit Hours18
Third Semester
BUSM 2000 Principles of Management 3
ITCS 2120 JavaScript Programming I 3
ITCS 2820 Java/Android Programming II 3
ITIS 1008 Ethics in Information Technology 1
Select course(s) from the Arts and Humanities Electives List 3
Select course(s) from the Natural Science Electives list 3
 Credit Hours16
Fourth Semester
BUSM 1700 Principles of E-Business 3
ITCS 1870 Python Programming I 3
ITCS 2155 PHP Programming 3
ITIS 1030 Security Awareness 1
ITIS 2890 Information Technology and Computer Science Capstone 2
Select course(s) from the Social & Behavioral Sciences Electives list 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours65

English course selection is based on placement test results (ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B) is 4 credits, only 3 credits apply to the degree).


Students planning to transfer to a four-year college should take a sequence of math as advised by their counselor.

Technical course
This course is designated as a technical course in the program. Students must earn a "C" grade or higher in the course to fulfill the college's graduation requirements policy.


Course Title Credit Hours
Technical Electives
ITCS 1870Python Programming I 3
ITCS 2848.NET Programming 3
Natural Sciences
CHEM 1050Chemistry in the Everyday World3
PSCI 1300Earth Science3
PSCI 1400Introduction to Meteorology3
Any other Natural Sciences laboratory course included in the Ohio Transfer 36
Arts and Humanities
ARTS 1120Art Appreciation3
ARTS 2220Survey of Art I3
ARTS 2230Survey of Art II3
ENGL 2250Survey of American Literature I3
ENGL 2260Survey of American Literature II3
ENGL 2280Survey of British Literature I3
ENGL 2290Survey of British Literature II3
HUMX 1100Introduction to Humanities3
MUSC 1200Music Appreciation3
MUSC 1215World Music3
MUSC 1800Popular Music: Rock, Jazz, Country, and Hip-Hop3
MUSC 2200Music History and Literature I3
MUSC 2250Music History and Literature II3
PHIL 1500Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 2000Comparative Religion3
PHOT 1000History of Photography3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
ANTH 1160Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ECON 1150Basic Economics3
ECON 2500Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2600Principles of Microeconomics3
GEOG 1500Introduction to Geography3
GEOG 1600World Regional Geography3
HIST 1150Western Civilization I: Antiquity Through the Reformation3
HIST 1250Western Civilization II: Age of Revolution Through the Present3
HIST 2150U.S. History: Colonization Through Reconstruction3
HIST 2250U.S. History: Reconstruction to the Present3
POLS 1300U.S. National Government3
POLS 2500Modern Political Ideologies3
PSYC 1500Introduction to Psychology3
SOCY 1150Principles of Sociology3