Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more about the Columbia Engineering Coding, Online Coding, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, FinTech Boot Camps? Look below for answers to common questions.

  • Our part-time Boot Camp is designed for working professionals who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement. The part-time schedule allows you to continue working while advancing your skills.
  • Our full-time Boot Camp is immersive, with classes from morning to afternoon, Monday through Friday.
  • The part-time Boot Camp can be completed in 6 months (24 weeks).
  • The full-time Boot Camp can be completed in 3 months (12 weeks).
  • Yes. We offer all of our learner’s career support and coaching, including portfolio reviews, resume assistance, and technical interview training. In addition, we offer participants experiential learning opportunities to strengthen their portfolio. Learn more about our career services.
  • While some background knowledge 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.
  • We believe the main criterion for success in our Boot Camp is your passion and commitment to succeed. Learning web development is difficult and requires hours of hard work, and we look for applicants who are determined and willing to give the Boot Camp their all in order to achieve life-changing results.
  • No, applicants do not need to be Columbia students. This Boot Camp is offered through Columbia Engineering.
  • Our Boot Camp has an application process and is not open enrollment. Once a prospective learner fills out the form or calls our admissions department, they will go through an initial phone interview with an advisor. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will then take a critical thinking and problem-solving coding test. Those who pass the academic test will have a final interview with our academic department to determine if they are accepted into the Boot Camp.
  • No, the only requirement is that you be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED.
  • We offer the flexibility of a part-time Boot Camp, allowing working professionals to study web development without leaving work, as well as an accelerated Boot Camp for those who wish to study full-time.
  • Our curriculum is built based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the New York market.
  • Learners benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare them for success as they work to advance or change careers.
  • Our part-time Boot Camp requires 10 hours of in-class time per week. In addition, you must be willing to dedicate a minimum of 20* hours to outside work per week (*depending on experience) in order to truly immerse yourself in the materials covered in class.
  • Our full-time Boot Camp requires 20 hours of in-class time per week. In order to truly thrive in the Boot Camp, you must be willing to dedicate a minimum of 20-30* hours to outside work per week (*depending on experience).
  • Yes, a reliable laptop is required for this course. Laptops can be Mac or PC, with a minimum 8GB of RAM and a dual core processor (64 bit).
  • If you’re unsure if your laptop meets the requirements,  please check with our admissions advisor first and they will make sure you’re good to go.
  • No, all that is needed for class is your laptop and the eagerness to learn.
  • We offer early registration pricing and an interest-free payment plan for those who qualify.
  • Please call our admissions team at (646) 870-1598 to get details on tuition cost and any available loans.
  • We’re so glad you asked. If you’re interested in partnering with our boot camp or accessing our learner portal, please fill out this form and a member of our career services team will get in touch with you.

  • Students access this dynamic boot camp 100% online, learning full-stack web development through engaging exercises, videos, project work, quizzes, and more. The flexible format allows students to personalize their schedule and study remotely at the time that works best for them each week.
  • Students benefit from collaboration with others in the community and receive extensive on-demand support and weekly mentorship with an industry professional as they work to become job-ready developers.
  • Yes. This online coding boot camp was designed for working adults, students, and busy professionals, allowing students to personalize their schedule from week to week.
  • Students will complete the online boot camp in 24 weeks.
  • Yes. We offer all of our learners career support and coaching, including portfolio reviews, resume assistance, and technical interview training. Learn more about our career services.
  • The online coding boot camp offers students the exact same outcome. Because the experience and learning model is fundamentally different, it requires different types of curricula. Additionally, the online coding program teaches two primary languages — Ruby on Rails and JavaScript.
  • No, previous experience is not required. While having some background can help, our course will get you up to speed and ready to get started on day one.
  • Students, on average, have committed approximately 25-30 hours to the program each week. While every student is different, this time can vary. In the online coding boot camp format, the program can be completed whenever is convenient for the student as long as they have a computer and internet access.
  • Both boot camps teach the same thing first and foremost — how to think like and become a developer — but the online coding program starts with a different language, Ruby on Rails. Ruby is a useful starting language for self-paced students learning online coding for a few reasons:
    • It is more accessible and similar to English than many languages which make debugging easier
    • It has a robust online community for students to get help on their own (just like real developers!) in places like Stack Overflow
  • Students may be concerned about being isolated and not having the right support network in place when learning online. As part of the online coding boot camp, we’ve created a strong sense of community where you can engage and work with your peers, helping each other overcome problems, as it’s likely you’ll be working through the curriculum at roughly the same pace. Before your first day in the boot camp, you will be introduced to the other members of your cohort, and when you join the boot camp, you will be able to engage with other students through Slack. In addition to other students, you will have a network of staff members to keep you motivated and moving along. This includes TAs, mentors, and a Program Support Manager in addition to your Career Director and Profile Coach.
  • In our program, we have TAs who are available via Slack from 10am-10pm in your time zone who are ready, willing and able to help get you “unstuck.” They are also available on the weekends during daytime hours.
  • You will also be paired with a mentor who will meet with you for 24 1-hour 1:1s. The mentor is there to push you to the next level and to teach you “how to think like a developer.”
  • Students receive first access to the online platform on the first day of class. After creating an account, students are prompted to complete the Day One Survey for mentor matching. We perform the match on our end during the first week, and students are notified of their “match” once all student responses are received. All students are matched by the end of the first week.
  • A reliable computer is required for this course. Either Mac or PC, with a minimum 8GB of RAM and a dual-core processor. If you’re unsure if your device meets the requirements, please check with our admissions advisor first and they will make sure you’re good to go.
  • No, all that is needed for class is your laptop with the above-mentioned specifications.
  • Eastern Standard Time is the default time zone for online learning courses. 
  • Learners receive an Award of Completion from Columbia Engineering, the only university-backed coding boot camp in New York City.
  • We offer a part-time, flexible schedule that allows working professionals to study web development at their own personalized pace without leaving work.
  • Learners benefit from professional development services to prepare them for success as they work to advance or change careers.
  • Our curriculum is built based on in-demand technologies needed for the competitive web development industry.

  • Yes. Our part-time Boot Camp is designed for working professionals who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement.
  • The part-time Boot Camp can be completed in 6 months (24 weeks).
  • Yes. We offer all of our learner’s career support and coaching, including portfolio reviews, resume assistance, and technical interview training. In addition, we offer participants experiential learning opportunities to strengthen their portfolio. Learn more about our career services.
  • No experience is required, but is recommended that applicants hold a Bachelor’s Degree or have at least two years of experience in business, management, finance, statistics, or a related field.
  • No, applicants do not need to be Columbia students. This Boot Camp is offered through Columbia Engineering.
  • Our Boot Camp has an application process and is not open enrollment. Once a prospective learner fills out the form or calls our admissions department, they will go through an initial phone interview with an advisor. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will then take a critical thinking and problem-solving test. Those who pass the academic test will have a final interview with our academic department to determine if they are accepted into the Boot Camp.
  • We offer the flexibility of a part-time Boot Camp, allowing working professionals to study web development without leaving work.
  • Our curriculum is built based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the New York market.
  • Learners benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare them for success as they work to advance or change careers.
  • Our Boot Camp requires 10 hours of in-class time per week. In addition, you must be willing to dedicate a minimum of 20* hours to outside work per week (*depending on experience) in order to truly immerse yourself in the materials covered in class.
  • Yes, a reliable laptop is required for this course. Laptops can be Mac or PC, with a minimum 8GB of RAM and a dual core processor (64 bit). Microsoft Excel 2016 or later is also required.
  • If you’re unsure if your laptop meets the requirements,  please check with our admissions advisor first and they will make sure you’re good to go.
  • No, all that is needed for class is your laptop and the eagerness to learn.
  • We offer early registration pricing and an interest-free payment plan for those who qualify.
  • Please call our admissions team at (646) 870-1598 to get details on tuition cost and any available loans.
  • We’re so glad you asked. If you’re interested in partnering with our boot camp or accessing our learner portal, please fill out this form and a member of our career services team will get in touch with you.

  • Yes. Our part-time Boot Camp is designed for working professionals who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement.
  • The part-time Boot Camp can be completed in 6 months (24 weeks).
  • Yes. We offer all of our learner’s career support and coaching, including resume assistance, social media profile support, and technical interview training. In addition, we offer participants experiential learning opportunities to strengthen their skillset. Learn more about our career services.
  • 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.
  • We believe the main criterion for success in our Boot Camp is your passion and commitment to succeed. Learning cybersecurity is difficult and requires hours of hard work, and we look for applicants who are determined and willing to give the Boot Camp their all in order to achieve life-changing results.
  • No, applicants do not need to be Columbia students. This Boot Camp is offered through Columbia Engineering.
  • Our Boot Camp has an application process and is not open enrollment. Once a prospective learner fills out the form or calls our admissions department, they will go through an initial phone interview with an advisor. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will then take a critical thinking and problem-solving test. Those who pass the academic test will have a final interview with our academic department to determine if they are accepted into the Boot Camp.
  • We offer the flexibility of a part-time Boot Camp, allowing working professionals to study without leaving work.
  • Our curriculum is built based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the New York market.
  • Learners benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare them for success as they work to advance or change careers.
  • Our Boot Camp requires 10 hours of in-class time per week. In addition, you must be willing to dedicate a minimum of 20* hours to outside work per week (*depending on experience) in order to truly immerse yourself in the materials covered in class.
  • Yes, a reliable laptop is required for this course. Laptops can be Mac or PC, with a minimum 8GB of RAM and a dual core processor (64 bit).
  • If you’re unsure if your laptop meets the requirements,  please check with our admissions advisor first and they will make sure you’re good to go.
  • No, all that is needed for class is your laptop and the eagerness to learn.
  • We offer early registration pricing and an interest-free payment plan for those who qualify.
  • Please call our admissions team at (646) 870-1598 to get details on tuition cost and any available loans.
  • We’re so glad you asked. If you’re interested in partnering with our boot camp or accessing our learner portal, please fill out this form and a member of our career services team will get in touch with you.

  • Yes. The boot camp was designed for working professionals who are seeking to advance their current careers or change paths.
  • The boot camp is part-time. Learners can complete it in six months (24 weeks).
  • Yes. We offer all of our learners career support and coaching as well as resume support, interview preparation and experiential learning opportunities. Learn more about our career services.
  • No programming or finance experience is required, however, it is recommended that applicants hold a Bachelor’s Degree or have at least two years of experience in business, management, finance, statistics, or a related field.
  • We believe the main criterion for success in our Boot Camp is your passion and commitment to succeed. Learning fintech is difficult and requires hours of hard work, and we look for applicants who are determined and willing to give the Boot Camp their all in order to achieve life-changing results.
  • No, applicants do not need to be Columbia students. This Boot Camp is offered through Columbia Engineering.
  • Our Boot Camp has an application process and is not open enrollment. Once a prospective learner fills out the form or calls our admissions department, they will go through an initial phone interview with an advisor. Applicants who are recommended to move forward will then take a critical thinking and problem-solving test. Those who pass the academic test will have a final interview with our academic department to determine if they are accepted into the Boot Camp.
  • No, the only requirement is that you be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED.
  • We offer a part-time boot camp that allows working professionals to study FinTech without leaving their current job.
    Learners benefit from a robust set of professional development services to prepare them for success as they work to advance or change careers.
    Our curriculum is built based on the most in-demand technologies specific to the New York market.
  • Our Boot Camp requires 10 hours of in-class time per week. In addition, you must be willing to dedicate a minimum of 20* hours to outside work per week (*depending on experience) in order to truly immerse yourself in the materials covered in class.
  • Yes, a reliable laptop is required for this course. Laptops can be Mac or PC, with a minimum 8GB of RAM and a dual core processor (64 bit).
  • If you’re unsure if your laptop meets the requirements,  please check with our admissions advisor first and they will make sure you’re good to go.
  • No, all that is needed for class is your laptop and the eagerness to learn.
  • We offer early registration pricing and an interest-free payment plan for those who qualify.
  • Please call our admissions team at (646) 870-1598 to get details on tuition cost and any available loans.
  • We’re so glad you asked. If you’re interested in partnering with our boot camp or accessing our learner portal, please fill out this form and a member of our career services team will get in touch with you.

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