Columbia Engineering Coding Boot Camp

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Online Coding Boot Camp in New York City

Learn to Code and Become a Web Developer in 12 or 24 Weeks

Web development is a high-growth career track, and Columbia Engineering Coding Boot Camp teaches you the specialized skills for full stack web development. Through a fast-paced, immersive curriculum, you’ll learn in-demand front end and back end technologies.

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Structured Flexibility

Our part-time course is designed to give you the flexibility you need to balance your schedule while providing you with the structure and support you need to be successful in achieving your career goals.

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Dynamic Instruction

Both the part-time and full-time Columbia Engineering Coding Boot Camp options offer live, interactive virtual classes led by skilled instructors. The part-time program also provides engaging lessons to work through on your own schedule.

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Real-World Projects

Our industry-driven curriculum teaches you the most in-demand web development skills through real-world examples. Everything you learn is applicable to a professional environment.

Why Learn Web Development at Columbia Engineering Coding Boot Camp?

  • Learn through a rigorous curriculum that covers a full-stack: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, progressive web apps, agile methodology, computer science, database theory, MongoDB, MySQL, Git, and more.*
  • Study part-time while maintaining your work schedule, or launch your career sooner by studying at an accelerated pace through our full-time format.
  • Simulate a professional work environment by teaming up with your peers on real-world projects and build complex applications that will bolster your professional portfolio.
  • Gain access to continuation courses that cover additional in-demand technologies, including Python, Java, C#, and Amazon Web Services.
  • Earn an Award of Completion from Columbia Engineering.
  • Benefit from a wide set of career services: resume and social media support, technical interview preparation, portfolio reviews, soft skills training, coaching, and more to help you launch or advance your career.

We provide you with the options you need to fit around the demands of your life. Choose our 24-week, part-time boot camp to advance your skills without leaving your day job, or choose our 12-week, immersive boot camp to launch your career sooner and study at a faster pace.

Both boot camps provide the opportunity to become part of a community of peers and dive into a life-changing experience. With classroom-based virtual learning and hands-on projects, you’ll explore the theory and application of web development.

Learn In-Demand Full Stack Web Development Skills:

Our curriculum covers front end and back end technologies*, and you will gain the skills needed to become a full-stack web developer:

  • Computer Science Applied to JavaScript
  • Databases (MySQL, MongoDB)
  • Server Side Development (MERN Stack, Progressive Web Applications)
  • Browser-Based Technologies (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap)
  • Deployment/Command-Line Fundamentals (Heroku, Git)
  • API Interaction (API, JSON, AJAX)
  • Quality Assurance (Unit Testing, Linting, Continuous Integration)
  • Supplemental Self-Study Topics (Python, Java, C#, Amazon Web Services)
*The material covered is subject to change. Our academic team adjusts to the market demand.

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Innovative Online Model

Flexible Weekly Content

Each week you will work through the project-based curriculum on your own schedule. Fit the content around your life and work commitments knowing our support system is there if you need it.

Interactive Live Classes

Attend class from wherever you are. These online sessions are NOT lectures: they’re designed to be highly engaging and interactive sessions. Work with other members of your tightly-knit cohort and broaden your experience while leaning on your instructor and teaching assistants.

Weekly Assignments

Make sure that you’re retaining your new data skills by utilizing additional opportunities to apply your knowledge in real-world settings. Make sure that you’re on-pace and progressing through the course as you should be.

Why Learn Coding in an Online Boot Camp?

Our live online learning experience was designed for people like you who need the flexibility to fit your education around existing life commitments without sacrificing accountability or face-to-face interaction. You will receive the same skilled instruction and personalized support as an in-person boot camp, learning the most up-to-date tools and technologies to meet the demands of employers. As an online learner, you’ll also receive dedicated learner support and career services including office hours, tutoring, 1:1 career coaching, and quarterly Demo Days.

While both the part-time and full-time course options are offered through Columbia Engineering in New York, our virtual curriculum allows you to access the course from anywhere.

Learning to code is an intensive undertaking. Are you eager to expand your knowledge and join the tech world? Seeking to advance or change careers? Most importantly, are you ready to roll up your sleeves and work hard? If you answer “yes” to one or all of these questions, then our boot camp could be right for you. Our boot camp includes:

  • Those looking to find a new career or company — or make the move from a non-technical position to a technical one
  • Those who are interested in freelancing to supplement their current income — or contribute in a bigger way in their current job
  • Those seeking to learn the skills to execute on an entrepreneurial idea and build their own product
  • Those with the ambition to grow in their knowledge or add to their skill set while in college

What We Do to Support Your Learning

When learning to code, it’s important to have help available when you need it. Whether you’re enrolled in Columbia Engineering Coding Boot Camp part-time or full-time, you’ll benefit from multiple layers of support from a team of people who have your back, including:

  • Instructors and assistant instructors
  • A free network of skilled tutors
  • A dedicated Learner Support Manager 
  • Career services support, including a Career Director and Career Material Advisor
  • Peer and professional networks that extend beyond boot camp completion 

Career Outcomes

Whether you are looking to break into the coding industry or advance your tech career, Columbia Engineering Boot Camp is designed to help provide you with the market-driven skills you need to be successful. Our curriculum teaches you how to put what you’ve learned to work on actual portfolio projects, ranging from simple HTML and CSS code samples to sophisticated Single Page Applications with back end databases.

Those who complete the boot camp will be qualified for many different roles, including:

  • Full Stack Developer
  • Front End Web Developer
  • Back End Web Developer
  • Product Manager
  • Technical Project Manager
  • QA and Test Engineer
  • Software Developer Application
  • Development Manager
  • Computer Programmer
  • Web Designer
  • Email Developer
  • Web Producer
  • Technical Business Analyst

Career Services and Industry Partnerships Support

Achieve your career goals with the help of a career coach and career material advisor, plus a variety of opportunities such as:

  • Unlimited feedback on professional materials: The career services team offers unlimited feedback on your professional materials, like your resume and portfolio, to help you become employer-competitive.
  • Interview prep and 1:1 career coaching: Discuss your career journey and receive quality coaching strategies and additional resources to help you become employer competitive. You will also have the opportunity to complete in-depth interview practice sessions, where you will be guided through real-world coding challenges and behavioral questions.
  • Career and industry events: We offer ongoing behavioral and technical workshops, as well as events such as Demo Days with industry professionals, to help you build a network and stand out in the job market.
  • Industry partner connections: Our career services team has an employer partner network of over 250 companies, hiring from across all of our boot camps. Events like the Career Connections career fair help us connect learners to employment opportunities with our partners.
  • Job referrals: Work with your dedicated career coach to become employer-ready and eligible for referrals to our employer partners.

What is Studying at the Columbia Engineering Coding Boot Camp Like?

Over the course of 12 or 24 weeks, you’ll attend engaging, live online classes, and take part in a variety of individual and team exercises, working independently and in virtual breakout groups. Homework assignments provide an opportunity to apply what you’ve learned and build on it. The goal is to give you a comprehensive learning experience and true insight into a “day in the life” of a full stack developer.

Columbia Engineering Coding Boot Camp is a rigorous course. You are expected to work hard in order to get the most out of your experience. However, you won’t be alone on your journey. Dedicated instructional, learner success, and career services teams are available to help you be as successful as possible throughout the course and during your job search.

Your virtual classroom experience will include: 

Attend instructor-led discussions covering the background, history, and use of a new technology or concept.

Expand on the new skills you learn from instructors by working both individually and with a team on timed in-class exercises and projects.

Practice what you’ve learned through discussions and lab work throughout the week on your own schedule.

Build a substantial portfolio of projects that demonstrate your full stack abilities across a wide variety of technologies.

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Online Coding Boot Camp

Part-Time Online Coding Boot Camp

  • 24-week online program
  • Study part-time while maintaining your existing professional, educational or personal obligations
  • Learn through a blend of scheduled instructor-led online classes two days per week and engaging content and projects to work through on your own schedule
  • Dedicate 4 hours of scheduled in-class time per week and a minimum of 20+ hours outside of class on self-paced learning and hands-on projects

Full-Time Online Coding Boot Camp

  • 12-week course
  • Classes held Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Dedicate 20 hours of scheduled in-class time per week and a minimum of 25+ hours outside of class on projects and homework assignments

Currently Enrolling:

Coding Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time: July 29, 2021
  • Full-Time: July 6, 2021

Data Analytics Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time: August 4, 2021

UX/UI Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time: August 31, 2021

Cybersecurity Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time: August 10, 2021

FinTech Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time: September 9, 2021

Digital Marketing Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time: September 14, 2021

Tech Project Mgmt Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time: July 13, 2021

Product Management Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time: July 22, 2021

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Should You Apply to Columbia Engineering Coding Boot Camp?

If your goal is to gain the fundamental skills needed to become a web developer — yes! With hard work and dedication, in a matter of months, you can go from inexperienced to employer competitive. Columbia Engineering Coding Boot Camp features in-demand full stack development skills including: JavaScript, databases like MySQL and MongoDB, progressive web applications, browser-based technologies, deployment/command-line fundamentals, and API interactions. You’ll simulate a professional environment by working independently and in teams, both in and outside of the virtual classroom. By diving into complex homework assignments and projects, you’ll get hands-on practice using your newly acquired skills.

Additionally, our learner success and career services teams provide a wide list of additional services to support you both during and after the boot camp.

  • Live Office Hours
  • Portfolio Reviews
  • Technical Interview Training
  • Resume and Social Media Profile Support
  • Virtual Tech Panels
  • 1:1 Career Coaching
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Quarterly Project Demo Days

    Paying for the Coding Boot Camp

    The tuition cost for Columbia Engineering Coding Boot Camp is competitively priced. To help you fund your educational goals, we offer a couple of financial options. You can take advantage of our standard interest-free payment plan, which allows you to split your tuition into equal monthly installments over the length of the boot camp. This option is three months long for our full-time coding boot camp and six months long for our part-time coding boot camp. If you require additional payment flexibility, you can apply for approval to use our 24-month, interest-free extended payment plan option through EdAid. Visit our FAQ page for pricing details and speak with admissions today to learn about other payment options that may be available to you.

    Boot Camp Application Process

    1. Contact form. First, you will need to submit the form telling us which boot camp you’re interested in pursuing.
    2. Interview and Application. An admissions officer will then connect with you to discuss course details, answer any questions you may have, and ask you a few questions to ensure that Columbia Engineering Boot Camps are a good fit for you. Then, you will fill out a short application. All individuals are invited to apply, regardless of educational background or professional experience.
    3. Assessment. You’ll have 40 minutes to complete a basic multiple-choice, critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. If you do not pass on your first attempt, you will have the opportunity to retake the assessment. 
    4. Enrollment. After you pass the assessment, you’ll be accepted into the boot camp. At this stage, you will work with your admissions officer to determine which financial option is right for you. Secure your seat by signing your enrollment agreement and paying your deposit.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Our coding boot camp in New York is being held via our tried and tested virtual classroom experience. Call us at (646) 870-1598 for more information on how to apply, or visit our Online Experience page to learn more.

      While some background knowledge of coding is helpful, no experience is needed as long as you are dedicated and eager to learn. Our pre-course tutorials will help you prepare for our boot camp.

      No, applicants do not need to be Columbia students. The Coding Boot Camp is offered through Columbia Engineering.

      Below are funding options for you to choose from. Please note that funding should be approved before you begin the process:

      • Full Tuition, Interest-Free Payment Plan: A deposit is required to secure your seat in the class. The rest of the tuition will be split into three equal payments for the full-time boot camp and six equal monthly payments for the part-time boot camp. 
      • 24-Month Interest-Free Payment Plan: Once approved, you’ll pay your deposit and split the remaining tuition over 24 monthly installments with zero interest.

      Please contact us to get details on tuition cost and any available loan options.

      Though Columbia Engineering Coding Boot Camp doesn’t secure direct employment for learners after completion of the course, you will have a number of professional development resources available to aid you in your job search and help you feel confident in your skills. The course curriculum is designed to feature some of the most in-demand languages and technologies for today’s market. The technical skills, soft skills, portfolio projects, and learning environment are designed to help make you a competitive job candidate upon course completion.

      Learning how to code is not easy and is a lifelong journey. It requires time commitment, patience, and practice. Columbia Engineering Coding Boot Camp offers an intensive, comprehensive curriculum designed to help you build the foundational skill set you need to start or advance your career, as well the support you need to be successful.

      It is a common misconception that coders need to be brilliant mathematicians. Our part-time and full-time coding boot camps are designed to teach you how to learn – helping you build lifelong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities as you get experience with some of the most in-demand languages and technologies. No previous math knowledge or experience is required. 

      Yes, the benefits of a good coding boot camp include learning in-demand technical and critical thinking skills, expanding your professional network, and gaining real-world web development experience. If you’re willing to put in the dedication and work, in a matter of months, you can completely flip your career prospects and start applying for entry-level tech roles. Coding boot camps help equip you with the industry-grade skills you need to feel confident pursuing a web or software development career.

      Coding Boot Camp Curriculum

      At the Columbia Engineering Coding Boot Camp, we not only want to cover the most in-demand skills for full stack web development—we want to equip you for continued success even after the boot camp ends.

      That’s why our curriculum starts with computer science fundamentals, dives into the front end and back end, and most importantly, teaches you how to learn so you can keep growing your skills in the years to come.

      And we know that prospective employers care about what you can do, not just what you say you can do, so hands-on training is at the center of our boot camp. In 12 or 24 weeks, you’ll gain a wide set of technical skills, put them into action, and complete the boot camp with an impressive portfolio of projects.

      Coding Part-Time

      Phase 1: FoundationWeeks 1-8


      Description:
      The first phase, Foundation, equips you with the fundamental concepts of web development, covering HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, as well as command line fundamentals and API consumption.

      What You Will Learn:
      • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
      • Creating a web page from scratch
      • Mastering terminal commands
      • DOM manipulation
      • jQuery
      • Consuming RESTful APIs
      • Parsing JSON to extract meaningful data
      • Using AJAX to update data on a website

      Phase 2: TechnicalWeeks 9-16


      Description:
      In the second phase, Technical, you learn the skills necessary to engineer a full stack web application, working with servers, databases, and other back end technologies, and connecting them to the front end.

      What You Will Learn:
      • Writing Node.js server code to serve static web pages
      • Querying large amounts of data and answering questions from a MySQL database
      • Understanding and using Joins, Wheres, and Counts strategically

      Phase 3: PerformanceWeeks 17-24


      Description:
      The last phase, Performance, has a dual meaning in that you acquire skills to optimize your web applications for speed and efficiency as well as prepare yourself for the transition to a career in web development.

      What You Will Learn:
      • Utilizing NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB, as an alternative to MySQL
      • Improving the performance of applications
      • Converting traditional applications into progressive web applications (PWAs)
      • Creating single-page applications with React
      • Computer Science applied to JavaScript (data structures, algorithms)

      Optional Phase: Online Continuation CoursesWeeks 25+


      Description:
      Continue building your professional portfolio of projects after you complete the boot camp.

      Build your fluency in additional technologies and further increase your competitiveness in the market with hands-on learning that’s supported by a global network of alumni.


      What You Will Learn:
      • Python
      • Java
      • Amazon Web Services
      • C#

      Coding Full-Time

      Phase 1: FoundationWeeks 1-4


      Description:
      The first phase, Foundation, equips you with the fundamental concepts of web development, covering HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, as well as command line fundamentals and API consumption.

      What You Will Learn:
      • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
      • Creating a web page from scratch
      • Mastering terminal commands
      • DOM manipulation
      • jQuery
      • Consuming RESTful APIs
      • Parsing JSON to extract meaningful data
      • Using AJAX to update data on a website

      Phase 2: TechnicalWeeks 5-8


      Description:
      In the second phase, Technical, you learn the skills necessary to engineer a full stack web application, working with servers, databases, and other back end technologies, and connecting them to the front end.

      What You Will Learn:
      • Writing Node.js server code to serve static web pages
      • Querying large amounts of data and answering questions from a MySQL database
      • Understanding and using Joins, Wheres, and Counts strategically

      Phase 3: PerformanceWeeks 9-12


      Description:
      The last phase, Performance, has a dual meaning in that you acquire skills to optimize your web applications for speed and efficiency as well as prepare yourself for the transition to a career in web development.

      What You Will Learn:
      • Utilizing NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB, as an alternative to MySQL
      • Improving the performance of applications
      • Converting traditional applications into progressive web applications (PWAs)
      • Creating single-page applications with React
      • Computer Science applied to JavaScript (data structures, algorithms)

      Optional Phase: Online Continuation CoursesWeeks 13+


      Description:
      Continue building your professional portfolio of projects after you complete the boot camp.

      Build your fluency in additional technologies and further increase your competitiveness in the market with hands-on learning that’s supported by a global network of alumni.


      What You Will Learn:
      • Python
      • Java
      • Amazon Web Services
      • C#

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      The Coding Industry

      Web development is a rapidly growing field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, web development jobs are projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, which is double the average growth rate for all occupations for the same time period. Additionally, there are a projected 13,400 annual job openings for web developers and digital interface designers. As of March 2021, there were over 1,600 web developer positions open in New York alone. Whether you want to work for a multinational company, boutique agency, educational institution, government agency, or non-profit organization, there are bountiful opportunities throughout the New York state area for both in-person and remote work. 

      For web developers in the New York metro area, annual salaries can range from $45,920 to $150,010. Salary depends on a number of factors in addition to location including years of experience, knowledge of in-demand skills, company size, and industry. That said, the median annual salary for developers in the New York area is $79,800, whereas the national median is $73,760.

      Whether you are looking to break into the coding industry or advance your tech career, Columbia Engineering Boot Camp is designed to help provide you with the market-driven skills you need to be successful. Our curriculum teaches you how to put what you’ve learned to work on actual portfolio projects, ranging from simple HTML and CSS code samples to sophisticated Single Page Applications with back end databases.

      A survey of 1,000 HR managers and technical recruiters at U.S. companies found that the majority of employers think successful boot camp participants “are just as prepared and likely to be high performers as candidates with computer science degrees.” The same survey also found that 80 percent of these hiring professionals have offered jobs to boot camp learners within their company, and 99.8 percent would do it again.

      There are a number of skills and qualities that help set boot camp learners apart from other candidates:

      1. Remote work experience
      2. Personal accountability
      3. Commitment to lifelong learning
      4. Technical skills
      5. Soft skills

      According to the 2020 HackerRank Developer Skills Report, employers value boot camp participants because of their ability to learn new technologies and languages quickly, strong practical experience, and eagerness to take on new responsibilities.

      So you’ve gone through a coding boot camp and secured your first job as junior web developer. Congratulations! But now what? The first three or so months in a junior web developer role are about learning: learning how the team works, learning what your role will be, learning which of your strengths you need to lean on, and learning which other skills you’ll need to brush up on.

      Here are some of the things you can likely expect as you settle into your new role:

      1. Onboarding process: You’ll learn expectations for the role, as well get a feel for the norms and culture of your new work environment. For junior web developers, you’ll likely need to install the programming languages that you will use on your computer, as well as different databases and apps that your team uses. 
      2. Team meetings: Some teams have daily stand-up meetings, while teams at other companies may meet less frequently. Regardless of the cadence of these meetings, they are a good opportunity to get some face time with your colleagues, as well as to ask questions and learn about overarching priorities.
      3. Your first assignment: This step is a big milestone in your journey as a web developer. Oftentimes, companies will start new junior web developers with tasks like small bug fixes. Then, based on how you handle smaller challenges, they’ll ramp up the complexity of your work from there. 
      4. Building trust with your team: Every day in your role is a chance to build trust and rapport with your teammates. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and put yourself out there. Remember, even the most senior developers had to start somewhere.

      Misconceptions about Coding Boot Camps

      The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the employment of software developers is on track to grow by 20 percent between 2018 and 2028. Software and web development are some of the hottest careers on the market today, and coding boot camps are one of the most popular ways to gain the skills you need to break into these industries. However, there are some common misconceptions that prevent people from pursuing a boot camp education. Here are three coding boot camp myths, debunked!

      Quite the contrary. Boot camps are excellent resources for hard working people who value flexibility and want to upskill quickly. In a boot camp, learners focus more on hands-on web development skills that employers are looking for in comparison to a more theoretical approach that other curricula typically offer. If you consider the lesser length of time it takes to complete a coding boot camp versus a four-year degree, it takes a passionate and dedicated individual to advance their career by choosing to attend an intensive and rigorous coding boot camp.

      Coding boot camps have a shorter timeframe than a traditional college education, but the intensive curriculum ensures that participants learn a range of concepts and skills that they can use to start or further their career.

      Similar to a traditional college education, you will get out of a coding bootcamp what you put into it. Those who are willing to work hard and put in the time and dedication to immerse themselves in the curriculum and project work will be better equipped for success. Columbia Engineering Coding Boot Camp teaches a market-driven curriculum that features some of the most in-demand, full stack skills for the industry, allowing you to complete the boot camp with job-ready skills and a portfolio that showcases your ability to tackle real-world projects. 

      According to HackerRank, 72 percent of employers who have hired a boot camp learner say that those professionals are “equally or better equipped for the job than other hires.” Moreover, researchers for Indeed found that 99.8 percent of surveyed hiring managers who have hired boot camp participants would do so again. Strong coding boot camps can set you up for significant career opportunities if you’re willing to dedicate yourself.

      At Columbia Engineering Boot Camps, you are supported by a dedicated team of experienced career services professionals consisting of a Career Director and Career Material Advisor. They will help prepare you to be “employer competitive” through a series of career readiness milestones throughout the course.

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