Best Coding Bootcamps

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Coding bootcamps are fast, intensive training programs designed to help jumpstart careers in computer and information technology.

These programs allow students to learn the specialized skills they need without a college degree. In just a few months, graduates become prepared to pursue employment with top tech companies, start their own businesses, or work on a freelance basis.

Across the board, jobs in technology continue to rise. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects a 21% growth rate for software developer employment from 2018-2028. Other careers with rapid growth projections include web developers (13%) and computer and information research scientists (16%).

Students can find coding bootcamps across the U.S. and Canada, and some programs are even international. The following rankings focus on the best coding bootcamps available through in-person instruction. Read on to discover details regarding program length, cost, and curriculum content.

After the ranked program list, we explore frequently asked questions, coding specialization options, and potential career paths.

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Platform by Per Scholas 

Cambridge, MA

About this school

Per Scholas is a nonprofit institution that provides tuition-free training and hiring opportunities in information technology. Per Scholas's Customized Training, formerly called Platform by Per Scolas, prepares learners for entry- and mid-level positions in web development, network support, and application services.

The Customized Training programs last 12-14 weeks. Twelve-week offerings in network support incorporate intensive technical instruction and practical learning exercises, teaching learners to troubleshoot problems and handle requests for enterprise networks.

The application support curriculum emphasizes programming fundamentals, server administration, and application patching and monitoring, while Per Scholas' end-user course focuses on backup and recovery, user management, and remote system administration. During the 14-week, intermediate, full-stack web development course, students learn to wire, create, manage, and inspect Java programs and projects.

Because Per Scholas Customized Training partners with employers, graduates can pursue apprenticeships with industry companies like TEK systems and Infosys. Per Scholas also offers professional development and career placement support as part of each program.

Program Length
12 weeks
Evening/Weekend Option
No
Number of Specialties
1
5

Pursuit 

New York City, NY

About this school

Pursuit focuses on the long-term impact of information technology education, offering programs to individuals entering or advancing within the field. Pursuit's programs span four years, starting with a 10- or 12-month intensive training. Students then participate in three years of one-on-one support and mentorship activities.

Pursuit's comprehensive training curriculum requires no previous experience with coding or information technology. Learners study computer science fundamentals, coding practices, and application development essentials. Immersive coursework and group work accompanies regular industry events, giving students opportunities to network within the field.

Pursuit offers its program through a fellowship funded by the Pursuit Bond. Learners chosen for Pursuit's program must demonstrate economic need, a dedication and passion to succeed, and residency in the New York metropolitan area. After submitting an initial application, accepted candidates receive an invitation for a two-day coding workshop and a formal interview.

There are no upfront costs for Pursuit's program; participants pay 12% of their future earnings for three years after procuring their first jobs in technology. This policy only applies if the individual's annual salary exceeds $60,000.

Program Length
10-12 months
Evening/Weekend Option
No
Number of Specialties
1
6

Tech Talent South 

Phoenix, AZ

About this school

With resources for individuals, corporations, and communities, Tech Talent South provides information technology programs from locations around the United States. The school's programs span 8-10 weeks.

Learners can complete full- or part-time immersive coding programs. The programs cover coding fundamentals, such as object-oriented programming, HTML, and JavaScript. Students also learn about application frameworks, domain modeling, and cloud coding through a series of practical programming activities. The school also offers programs in data science, application development, and security development operations.

The school partners with companies, institutions of higher education, and community organizations to create pipelines for employment with both small- and large-scale information technology companies. The Tech Talent Select service helps corporations find and retain qualified individuals who meet their information technology needs, while the Talent Activation Program feeds Tech Talent Select graduates directly into positions with participating partners.

Recent and soon-to-be college graduates can apply to Tech Talent South's Graduate Accelerator Program to build their technical skill sets as they enter the job market. Applicants do not need technical experience to take part. Tech Talent South offers payment plans and partial scholarships for students.

Program Length
8-10 weeks
Evening/Weekend Option
No
Number of Specialties
2
7

Cleveland Codes 

Cleveland, OH

About this school

The first nonprofit coding bootcamp in northeast Ohio, Cleveland Codes offers comprehensive programs that facilitate careers in web application and development. The school's 16-week coding program, offered in conjunction with Cuyahoga Community College, incorporates self-directed online content with real-time instructional sessions.

Students learn how to program C# within the .NET framework, and courses in JavaScript, database fundamentals, and software development build competencies in object-oriented programming, back- and front-end web development, and SQL servers. Participants also take the Microsoft Development Fundamentals exam to earn Microsoft Technology Associate certification.

Students work with the community during this coding program, completing projects. Previous example activities include the development of an app to help public health professionals assess and address infant mortality risks in the Cleveland, Ohio, area. Alongside training and course projects, enrollees take a paid internship with a local employer. Enrollees can also benefit from Cleveland Codes' technical interviewing and career development resources.

Applicants must take a skills assessment and complete as much as they can of a project assignment to demonstrate their problem-solving processes. Upon completion of the project, individuals must participate in an interview to enter the program.

Program Length
14 weeks
Evening/Weekend Option
No
Number of Specialties
1
8

Deep Dive Coding 

Albuquerque, NM

About this school

Through five full-time bootcamps and additional part-time programs, Deep Dive Coding trains students for diverse careers in the technology sector. Deep Dive Coding also provides career coaching and funding support for enrollees.

The web development bootcamp focuses on the open-source web technologies needed to work as front- and back-end web developers. The 10-week program requires previous knowledge of Windows, OS X, or Linux and a practical understanding of the internet. Aspiring software engineers can complete Deep Dive Coding's Java and Android bootcamp in 12 weeks, while the Internet of Things (IoT) bootcamp trains learners in IoT coding and hardware design through 10 weeks of comprehensive training.

Students interested in digital animation and game design can complete the digital media bootcamp in 12 weeks. Deep Dive Coding also offers a data science bootcamp, available with a 12- or 24-week timeline. Students can also pursue part-time programs in data science, salesforce administration, ethical hacking, and information technology professional training.

Deep Dive Coding is part of CNM Ingenuity, a nonprofit entity that works with Central New Mexico Community College to build cooperative ventures in technology and entrepreneurship.

Program Length
10-12 weeks
Evening/Weekend Option
No
Number of Specialties
4
9

The Clubhou.se Code Bootcamp 

Augusta, GA

About this school

Developed as a resource to unite learners and leaders in technology, business, and design, theClubhou.se offers a three-month coding bootcamp in web development. During the first month of the program, learners study the fundamentals of web language and style, after which core content focuses on how to design and interact with existing web themes and templates.

Learners explore database design and implementation, learning how to query, process, and render data. Training in interconnectivity enables enrollees to use JavaScript as part of their web development toolkits. Throughout the bootcamp, learners also gain insight into how to install, update, and manage cloud-based servers.

Bootcamp participants work on individual and group projects to build a professional portfolio and hone their programming skills. By the end of the program, learners develop a professional website to showcase their work to potential employers. During the Clubhou.se's job fair at the end of the course, students can engage with potential local, national, and international employers.

Georgia residents can apply for full tuition scholarships through the Work Source Georgia program. Applicants must participate in two interviews, the second of which assesses technical knowledge and skills.

Program Length
Three months
Evening/Weekend Option
No
Number of Specialties
1
10

Arkansas Coding Academy 

Conway, AR

About this school

The Arkansas Coding Academy (ArCA) provides learning opportunities and mentorship programs to support individuals in information technology and related industries. ArCA provides a coding bootcamp along two timelines: a fast-track, 13-week option and a 24-week, part-time program.

ArCA's bootcamp focuses on Java and Android operating systems. Students start by gaining an understanding of HTML and SQL before building the advanced skills necessary to develop Android applications. Full-time students take weekday classes, while part-time learners attend class in the evenings and on weekends.

ArCA works with the University of Central Arkansas, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, and local business partners to facilitate employment in the information technology sector. Additional regional partners include Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. The school's career services help students prepare resumes, portfolios, and accompanying materials as they enter the job market.

Tuition for the bootcamp covers a laptop, textbooks, and software. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent to apply. The application process includes an interview, sample online development activities, and an assessment of technical skills.

Program Length
Three months
Evening/Weekend Option
No
Number of Specialties
1
11

BoiseCodeWorks 

Boise, ID

About this school

CodeWorks Boise offers bootcamps that build a fundamental understanding of programming and its methodologies. The 13-week immersive bootcamp includes more than 500 hours of instruction. Enrollees receive lifetime access to the curriculum, free personalized tutoring, and career placement assistance.

CodeWorks' full-stack software development curriculum covers HTML, JavaScript, and SQL. Students participate in live-coding activities, guided practice, and lab exercises to gain practical experience in the field.

CodeWorks also offers students opportunities to participate in its two hackathons, which are designed to further enhance programming skills. Throughout the bootcamp, enrollees develop a professional portfolio to help them enter the workforce. The top performers from each of CodeWorks' bootcamps receive invitations to the registered paid apprentice program. Graduates receive a certificate of completion at the end of the bootcamp.

Flexible tuition plans, financing options, and scholarship programs help students access CodeWorks' programs. CodeWorks Boise also offers courses on Udemy.

Program Length
13 weeks
Evening/Weekend Option
No
Number of Specialties
1
12

Montana Code School 

Missoula, MT

About this school

Montana Code School offers full- and part-time coding programs designed for learners at all skill levels. Officially part of the Montana Enterprise Center -- an incubator of the University of Montana -- Montana Code School functions as a nonprofit entity.

Montana Code School's coding curriculum begins with team-building activities and programming fundamentals. After exploring HTML, JavaScript, and related concepts, enrollees move to back-end development basics.

By the fourth stage of the program, Montana Code School pairs learners together to work on a real-world project based on challenges that Montana businesses face. The final stage of the program unites teams of learners in a capstone assignment, during which students create a web application as a collective group of full-stack developers.

This part-time, immersive course lasts six months. Learners take part in evening classes and weekend meetings. Full-time students complete Montana Code School's coding program in 12 weeks. Montana Code School works with regional employers to facilitate hiring of its graduates and provide specialized training programs.

Program Length
3-7 months
Evening/Weekend Option
Yes
Number of Specialties
1
13

DevPoint Labs 

Salt Lake City, UT

About this school

Offered in partnership with the University of Utah Professional Education, DevPoint Labs's noncredit, full-time coding bootcamp spans 12 weeks. The advanced curriculum focuses on innovation and change within programming, training students for careers as software engineers.

During the first four weeks of DevLab's full-time bootcamp, learners establish the foundations upon which the rest of the program is built. Topics include datatypes, materialized front-end frameworks, pagination, and user authentication. The second four weeks emphasize concepts and tools like JavaScript, application programming interface software, cloud computing, and package managers.

The final four weeks of the program cover advanced development technologies. As enrollees approach the end of the program, they complete a project portfolio that they can present to future employers.

DevPoint Labs blends lectures with lab activities to enhance technical knowledge. Additional hackathons allow students to demonstrate their coding skills, while meetups and student-led activities build collegiality among bootcamp participants.

DevPoints Labs also offers an 11-week, part-time web development bootcamp. Applicants to either of DevPoints Labs' bootcamps can apply for technology scholarships. Bootcamp attendees from outside Utah can access free, furnished student housing while enrolled.

Program Length
11 weeks full-time
Evening/Weekend Option
No
Number of Specialties
1
14

Grand Circus 

Detroit, MI

About this school

Grand Circus is the largest tech-focused learning institution in Michigan, offering immersive coding bootcamps in three languages. Learners can enroll in 12- or 26-week programs in front-end development, C# .Net, or Java.

The front-end bootcamp trains students to code front-end experiences using HTML, CCS, JavaScript, and Angular. Through 12 weeks of classroom sessions and collaborative projects, enrollees gain insight into best practices for deploying applications, integrating application programming interfaces, and working with back-end servers.

The C# .Net bootcamp, which is offered as a full-time 12-week program or a 24-week evening program, covers enterprise development, the design and use of object-oriented applications, and data manipulation in console applications. During the 12-week Java coding bootcamp, students develop programming skills useful across platforms. Learners study topics such as arrays, methods, interfaces, and structures.

Throughout all of Grand Circus' bootcamps, participants complete feedback workshops and mock behavioral and technical interviews. To prepare for the Grand Circus bootcamp, students must complete an introduction to coding workshop and an information session.

Program Length
12-26 weeks
Evening/Weekend Option
No
Number of Specialties
5
15

Zip Code Wilmington 

Wilmington, DE

About this school

Zip Code Wilmington offers a curriculum developed in conjunction with corporate partners to ensure students gain the knowledge and skills needed for entry-level software development roles. Zip Code Wilmington offers a comprehensive, three-month bootcamp in software development and data engineering. In it, students focus on the basics of computational thinking before learning the Java language alongside TypeScript and JavaScript.

Learners explore tools such as Git and Tomcat alongside frameworks like Angular and Iconic. Zip Code Wilmington's curriculum also covers the basics of data engineering, languages like Python and SQL, and specific data frames and pipeline tools.

Bootcamp participants have access to online tutorials, practice assessments, and coding meetups. Zip Code Wilmington works with students to produce resumes, manage social media profiles, and prepare for interviews with partner companies. If a graduate does not receive a job with one of Zip Code Wilmington's partners, the school provides job placement assistance until they find paid employment.

Applicants need a high school diploma or equivalent. The admission process includes a baseline coding aptitude assessment.

Program Length
12 weeks
Evening/Weekend Option
No
Number of Specialties
1
16

Ironhack 

Miami, FL

About this school

Founded in Madrid, Spain, in 2013, Ironhack is an international coding school. Its immersive bootcamps emphasize practical learning to prepare students for careers in the fast-paced digital world.

Ironhack offers bootcamps in web development, data analytics, and user experience (UX) and interface design (UI). The web development bootcamp teaches students to use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Three modules of content emphasize theory and practice to build hard skills, with additional attention paid to analytical thinking, effective collaboration, and creativity.

Ideal for recent college graduates, entrepreneurs, and practicing information technology professionals, Ironhack's data analytics bootcamp teaches students to make effective, efficient, data-driven decisions. The UX/UI bootcamp emphasizes methodologies like design thinking, agile organization, and lean management to optimize technologies for both users and stakeholders.

Ironhack offers part- and full-time options for all of its bootcamps. Participants can also access Ironhack's career services resources, which offer support from the first day of bootcamp to the first day of employment.

Applicants must take part in a personal interview before completing a technical interview that assesses their overall programming competencies. Ironhack offers scholarships for women who enroll in its web development and data analytics bootcamps.

Program Length
9-24 weeks
Evening/Weekend Option
No
Number of Specialties
3
17

CodeCore Bootcamp 

New Westminster, BC

About this school

Offered through CodeCore College, the CodeCore web development bootcamp includes 14 weeks of intensive training. The curriculum is designed with input from corporate partners and emphasizes coding and programming language fundamentals, advanced concepts, and practical learning.

Topics covered in CodeCore's bootcamp include JavaScript, React, Node, and Ruby. Future web developers also learn to effectively use advanced tools and frameworks such as Rails, Git, and Express.

Each day of the bootcamp begins with lectures and interactive exercises, followed by afternoons spent in lab sessions with instructors. Students present their work during the labs, later working with teaching assistants and tutors as needed in the evenings. There are also evening career workshops.

CodeCore College holds transfer agreements with schools like Thomas Rivers University and the University of Prince Edward Island. Graduates may receive advanced entry into one of these participating institutions' undergraduate programs.

CodeCore College is a designated institution in Canada, potentially offering students eligibility for loans through their provinces. Applicants must complete a skills assessment exam or CodeCore College's fundamentals program.

Program Length
12 weeks-one year
Evening/Weekend Option
No
Number of Specialties
1
18

Techtonica Academy 

San Francisco, CA

About this school

Offering technical training for women and nonbinary adults with low incomes, Techtonica hosts a six-month, full-time apprenticeship program. Comparable to a bootcamp, the apprenticeship builds an understanding of web development using JavaScript. Apprentices spend their days working in real-world settings.

The first month of Techtonica's apprenticeship serves as a trial period. At the end of the first month, the best performers receive an invitation to complete an additional five months of training. Apprentices earn stipends while following a generalized curriculum and working with mentors, volunteers, and groups throughout the project-based program.

Applicants must be women or nonbinary adults with at least a high school diploma or equivalent. They must also be Bay Area residents with stable housing and digital literacy. Individuals with previous experience in a bootcamp or as a software engineer or web developer are not eligible for admission. The application process involves two invite-only digital literacy tests and JavaScript events.

Program Length
Six months
Evening/Weekend Option
No
Number of Specialties
1
19

Helio Training 

Salt Lake City, UT

About this school

Helio Training offers bootcamps for individuals entering the technology sector and current information technology professionals looking to hone their skills. Part- and full-time bootcamp options span 13-26 weeks.

Full-stack web development bootcamps at Helio Training are designed for novices and career changers, training students to build web applications. The full-time, immersive program includes 520 hours of classroom work with additional self-study and lab requirements. The part-time program includes 252 hours of classroom time.

Alongside technical skills, learners receive career coaching, develop a portfolio of their work, and network with industry professionals. Helio Training offers tuition reimbursement for bootcamp participants who do not find a software development job within six months of graduation.

Helio Training's bootcamps in advanced web development and user experience and user interface design are designed to hlep current professionals enhance their knowledge and skills. These part-time bootcamps take 8-14 weeks to complete.

Applicants must complete a phone interview. Helio Training accepts the GI Bill and proudly works with veterans transitioning into the workforce. Helio Training also offers veteran scholarships and scholarships for women in technology.

Program Length
14 weeks
Evening/Weekend Option
Yes
Number of Specialties
2
20

Punch Code 

Las Vegas, NV

About this school

A nonprofit that seeks to empower communities and fellow nonprofits with technological knowledge and skills, Tech Impact offers a full-time, immersive PunchCode bootcamp that spans 12 weeks.

In this program, students learn programming languages such as CSS, HTML, and JavaScript as they train for careers as software engineers. Additional topics include JavaScript functions, objects, and frameworks; functional interface design; and responsive design for web and mobile applications.

Throughout the bootcamp, participants gain access to career services, networking opportunities, and weekly social gatherings. PunchCode also provides mock interviews, resume development workshops, and phone screening preparation activities. Enrollees can borrow a laptop from PunchCode.

Applicants do not need previous experience with coding, but accepted students must complete roughly 40-60 hours of online pre-work in anticipation of the bootcamp. PunchCode partners with Skills Fund to help learners secure financing.

Program Length
12 weeks
Evening/Weekend Option
No
Number of Specialties
1
21

Redwood Code Academy 

Santa Ana, CA

About this school

Redwood Code Academy trains students to use a wide range of languages, tools, and technologies as they prepare for careers in software development. Full-time enrollees can complete the full-time program in 12 weeks, while part-time students explore the comprehensive curriculum over a 24-week period.

The first part of Redwood Code Academy's bootcamp covers web development basics and front-end programming. Learners study HTML, CSS, and JavaScript alongside frameworks like Redux and Bootstrap.

The second module emphasizes cloud and mobile development, while the third section of the coding program focuses on back-end and advanced full-stack development. As students learn .Net Core, C#, and SQL they also gain insight into Agile, Scrum, and data structures through individual and group projects.

Applicants work closely with a mentor, attend an introductory workshop, and complete a technical assessment before a final admission interview. Redwood Code Academy offers financing options, including allowing tuition deferment for up to five years. Scholarships for women and veterans are also available.

Program Length
12-24 weeks
Evening/Weekend Option
No
Number of Specialties
1
22

Suncoast Developers Guild Academy 

St. Petersburg, FL

About this school

The Suncoast Developers Guild Academy helps learners develop technical and soft skills necessary for careers as programmers. Four times each year, the Suncoast Developers Guild Academy offers a three-month web development program. The comprehensive curriculum trains participants to build and maintain websites and applications, use front- and back-end technologies, and create websites backed by databases and server-side applications.

After a unit in web fundamentals, students gain experience using JavaScript, React, and related technologies. The program then focuses on server-side aspects of web development, covering Node, SQL, and .Net. Learners culminate the program with a capstone project, synthesizing content in a portfolio that students can present to potential employers.

Interaction with instructors and collaborative activities with classmates hone communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Enrollees also receive career support, engage with guest speakers and industry professionals, and participate in off-campus social and networking events.

To prepare for the bootcamp, applicants participate in a series of interviews in anticipation of pre-work. Suncoast Developers Guild offers a scholarship for enrollees who identify with an underrepresented group in technology.

Program Length
Three months
Evening/Weekend Option
No
Number of Specialties
1
23

Digital Crafts 

Altlanta, GA

About this school

Digital Crafts offers two bootcamp options. The full-time bootcamp includes 16 weeks of lectures, practical exercises, and projects, while the part-time, flex program spans 26 weeks.

Topics covered during both of Digital Crafts' bootcamps include HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Learners gain experience using JavaScript libraries and platforms, such as React and Note, while learning how to develop and use application programming interfaces, databases, and back-end languages like Python.

During the immersive, full-time program, enrollees begin their days with coding exercises and lectures. Afternoons include lab time, allowing for consultation with instructors and developers-in-residence. Evenings offer elective workshops designed for students and alumni alike. Part-time learners take classes in the evenings and on weekends.

Digital Crafts offers career support services like portfolio guidance, mock interviews, and networking opportunities with employer partners. The school partners with Skills Fund and Sallie Mae to help learners finance their education. All women enrollees receive automatic scholarships. Additional scholarships are available for members of underrepresented populations and highly gifted applicants.

Program Length
16 (FLEX)-26 weeks (IMMERSIVE)
Evening/Weekend Option
Yes
Number of Specialties
1
24

Rithm School 

San Francisco, CA

About this school

Rithm School's full-time coding bootcamp emphasizes JavaScript and Python. The 16-week program also covers full-stack web development concepts, such as databases, server-side programming, authentication, and web security.

By the sixth week of the coding bootcamp, participants can create single-page applications, ultimately leading to a company project. The six-week mark also serves as Rithm School's assessment indicator. At this point, individuals who do not demonstrate that they can keep up with the curriculum may be allowed to leave the program with a full refund.

Beginning on week 11, students complete four weeks of experiential learning activities. Students work with two organizations in the Bay Area, working with a new or existing codebase. Before they complete the program, students finalize a resume, meet with mentors, and take part in mock interviews in anticipation of networking with Rithm School's hiring partners.

Rithm School offers diversity scholarships, funding resources, and an Income Sharing Agreement. The Income Sharing Agreement requires graduates to pay 17% of their post-program salaries to Rithm School through 24 monthly payments.

Program Length
12-16 weeks
Evening/Weekend Option
No
Number of Specialties
3
25

Ada Developers Academy 

Seattle, WA

About this school

Ada Developers Academy (ADA) is a tuition-free coding school for women and gender diverse adults. The school also provides technical programs for low-income and underrepresented populations and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

All ADA learners complete pre-program training in basic coding languages and programming tools. Twenty-four weeks of classroom learning include lectures, activities, and project-based exercises. Cohorts of enrollees move through the curriculum together, gaining valuable interpersonal and critical thinking skills alongside technical competencies. At the end of the bootcamp, ADA enrollees work on a capstone project, which they can showcase to potential employers.

Learners study HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other computer science fundamentals. Participants can also explore topics such as Agile practices, pair programming, and test-driven development.

Admission to ADA's web development program requires submission of a resume and answers to technical and essay questions. Applicants must then complete a coding challenge before technical and personal interviews.

Program Length
24 weeks
Evening/Weekend Option
No
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We ranked these programs based on cost, length, career assistance programs, and specialties.

What Is a Coding Bootcamp Program?

Computer and information technology jobs offer some of the fastest-growing careers in the nation. Coding bootcamps provide short-term, intensive career training based on the latest developments in web application and software design. Graduates enter the workforce with practical, job-ready skills related to programming, databases, and algorithms.

Coding bootcamps provide short-term, intensive career training based on the latest developments in web application and software design.

Learners can complete bootcamp coding programs more quickly and for less money than traditional computer science degrees. Rather than a broad curriculum, bootcamps offer a narrow focus on career-based knowledge and skills.

These qualities tend to attract students who are looking for the quickest way to begin new, rewarding careers. Though coding bootcamps are well suited to beginners, working tech professionals can also enroll to bolster their knowledge and skills of programming fundamentals or to learn a new coding language.

Choosing a Program

All coding bootcamps offer training in programming languages, general coding concepts, and industry best practices, but prospective students should seek out the option that best fits their needs and goals. Factors to consider include campus location, program cost, and scheduling. Check out the following link for more tips on how to identify your ideal program.

What Else Can I Expect From a Coding Bootcamp Program?

Coding bootcamp courses help students become proficient in fundamental programming languages and frameworks like HTML, CSS, Python, and JavaScript.

Bootcamp students can also develop specialized skillsets. Choosing to specialize allows graduates to master a specific subject, qualifying them for niche roles and making them more competitive in the job market. We cover several popular specializations below, including full-stack development, data science, and UX design, but student can also pursue other specialties.

Coding Bootcamp Curriculum

  • Debugging, Errors, Functions: While covering front- and back-end technologies, coding bootcamps naturally explore best practices for finding and fixing issues within code, which is called debugging. Students learn to debug errors and steamline program functions by writing code, delivering presentations, and completing capstone projects.
  • Information Architecture: Information architecture refers to the arrangement and hierarchy of information used to make an application or website accessible and understandable. Coding bootcamps teach coders to build organized information architectures based on user research, user priorities, and possible use-case scenarios. Topics include best practices for architecture design and testing.
  • Programming Fundamentals: In a coding bootcamp, fundamentals courses typically provide an introduction to concepts of JavaScript, which is a popular programming language integrated for use in all web browsers. Other common topics include HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, and React. Project-based learning allows students to build practical skills while creating functional, responsive prototypes.

Coding Specializations

Data Science

This specialization explores the methods and processes behind using data to solve problems, like addressing a need for business growth. Enrollees use coding languages and programming in data science to access, manipulate, and view data. Careers in this specialization also require skills in mathematics and statistics.

Front-End Engineering

Front-end engineering focuses exclusively on developing and designing user interfaces. These coders work on pages, menus, and other elements of websites, applications, and software that are seen by the end user. This specialization manages the final look, feel, and presentation of content, and often requires design sense in addition to coding skills.

Back-End Engineering

In contrast, back-end engineering focuses exclusively on the core of websites, applications, and software. These developers work on all of the behind-the-scenes elements that allow a website to function properly, such as databases, scripting, and architecture. This specialization helps students learn to control how sites respond to user actions.

Full-Stack Development

Full-stack development involves the front and back ends — also referred to as client- and server-side — of websites, applications, and software. These developers can do a little bit of everything when it comes to coding.

UX Design

User experience (UX) design is an interdisciplinary field concerned with human-computer interaction. While knowing coding is not strictly necessary to work in UX design, knowledge of programming elements allows designers to create realistic, achievable product ideas and communicate more effectively with developers.

Coding Professional Organizations

Professional organizations can help both individuals and industries improve. They do this by creating community networks, disseminating the latest industry research and standards, and providing continuing education opportunities. Students who join professional organizations typically gain access to publications, career development tools, product discounts, and conferences.

IEEE Computer Society

IEEE Computer Society distributes information and encourages collaboration across global boundaries. Products and services include conferences, online education opportunities, and a digital library with more than 800,000 articles, peer-reviewed magazines, and journals. Students pay a discounted membership rate.

Computing Technology Industry Association

As the world's leading IT professional association, CompTIA offers education and certification programs, sets industry standards, and fosters skills development across the tech sector. Students can join at a reduced membership rate and receive access to product discounts, competition and scholarship opportunities, and career planning tools.

Data Science Association

DSA is a nonprofit professional association that serves its members by improving the data science profession and advancing ethical science globally. DSA offers academic resources, membership credentials, networking opportunities, and conference discounts. Students can join for free.

Coding Careers

Coding bootcamps offer fast-paced, intensive training for students who want to break into the tech industry as quickly as possible. Popular fields for bootcamp grads include web design, software development, and data science. However, the knowledge and skills gained throughout a bootcamp program can prepare graduates for many different careers.

Read on to learn more about three popular coding careers, along with their median salaries and job outlook data from the BLS.

Web Developers

Web developers design and create websites for clients and companies. Developers may handle all aspects of a site's creation or focus exclusively on the front or back end. Common tasks include discussing client needs, writing code in various programming languages, and creating and testing applications.

Education requirements vary for this career, but an aspiring professional typically needs an associate degree in web design or a related field. Important skills for a web developer include concentration, creativity, attention to detail, and the ability to communicate effectively with clients.

Median Annual Salary

$73,760

Projected Growth Rate

13%

Data Scientists

Computer and information research scientists, including data scientists, solve complex problems by developing new technology and finding innovative uses for existing technologies. These professionals' findings frequently have broad impacts on the business, science, and medical fields. Data scientists may also design and conduct experiments and publish their results.

Employers typically prefer candidates with master's degrees, but a coding bootcamp can prepare job-seekers for entry-level data science jobs. Experience in a specialized field, like biology or business, may improve job prospects. Data scientists need mathematical, analytical, and communication skills.

Median Annual Salary

$122,840

Projected Growth Rate

16%

Software Developers

Software developers create systems and applications that run devices, control networks, and allow users to complete specific tasks. They must identify the core software needs of a given task and then bring them to fruition. Common tasks include designing and testing software, determining how pieces of a system best fit together, and collaborating with other specialists.

Software developers usually need bachelor's degrees in computer science, software engineering, or a related field. A strong background in computer programming is also required, making coding bootcamps an excellent option for supplemental education. Software developers also need strong problem-solving and communication skills.

Median Annual Salary

$105,590

Projected Growth Rate

21%

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does It Take to Complete a Coding Bootcamp Program?

Completion times for coding bootcamps vary widely. The shortest accelerated programs last 2-9 weeks, but most require a commitment of 2-6 months, depending on part- or full-time enrollment.

Does Coding Require Math?

Not necessarily. Certain programming fields — like artificial intelligence — require math skills, but coding is more about logic than math. All types of problem-solvers can tackle the day-to-day tasks of web and application development.

Is a Coding Bootcamp Worth It?

The best coding bootcamps offer swift, intensive training that prepares students to enter the workforce. Driven individuals with an interest in programming can benefit greatly from attending coding bootcamps, though the value of a program depends a lot on individual career goals.

Do Companies Hire Coding Bootcamp Graduates?

Many coding bootcamp graduates find lucrative careers in web and software development, though it isn't a guarantee. Graduates can also create their own careers by founding startups, freelancing, or pursuing other business ventures.

Is Coding Bootcamp for Beginners?

Many bootcamp coding programs are designed for beginners, making them an excellent option for those looking to enter the programming field. Bootcamps typically cover fundamental and intermediate concepts, with no required experience to apply.