College Here & Now

Lakeshore’s nationally recognized College Here & Now program offers you the opportunity to earn a college technical diploma in information technology (IT) without ever leaving your high school – and without any tuition cost. Demand for IT experts is high, which is why we make it convenient for you to begin this exciting, high-earning learning path in high school.

As a College Here & Now student, you can:

  • learn in a dedicated College Here & Now classroom located at your high school.
  • take dual-credit courses that count toward both your high school diploma and Lakeshore degree.
  • save yourself and your parents thousands of dollars since courses are offered with no tuition cost.
  • earn an IT-Web Development Specialist technical diploma by the time you graduate from high school. Our most recent survey shows these graduates earning an annual median salary of: $61,581
  • complete Lakeshore’s IT-Web & Software Developer associate degree program after high school in just one year since your credits build toward this program. Our most recent graduate survey shows these graduates earning an annual median salary of: $86,984
  • transfer your Lakeshore credits to Lakeland University where you can earn a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and earn an even higher salary. Other four-year universities also accept Lakeshore credits.

For the 2023-2024 academic year, the following high schools are partnering with Lakeshore to make College Here & Now available to their students:

Sheboygan North | Sheboygan South
Manitowoc Lincoln
Two Rivers | Mishicot | Kiel
Ootsburg | Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah

If your school is not listed, we encourage you to contact your Guidance Counselor. Additional partnerships are in development so it’s possible we’ll be at your school next year.


To learn more about College Here & Now, contact your high school Guidance Counselor today!