Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more about the Columbia Engineering CodingData Analytics, Online Data AnalyticsCybersecurity, FinTech, and Digital Marketing Boot Camps? Look below for answers to common questions.

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  • 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 assessment.
  • 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.

The cost of the part-time program is $12,995 and the cost of the full-time program is $13,995. Scholarships and payment plans are available for those who qualify.

  • 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 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 assessment.
  • 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.

The cost of the program is $12,995. Scholarships and payment plans are available for those who qualify.

  • 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.
  • Learners access the boot camp through an innovative blended online learning model. This model covers the exact same topics as the on-ground program and challenges individuals to produce the same high-quality work, in an innovative format that combines the flexibility of live online learning with the structure and real-time support of instructor-led Zoom sessions.
  • You will work through the steps of a core project through a combination of videos, text-based readings, guided skill-based activities and interactive practice. This allows you to have the time and space to practice the foundational material at your own pace.
  • Yes. This data analytics boot camp is designed for working adults, students and busy professionals, giving participants the advantage of flexibility with real-time learning. 
  • Learners can complete the online boot camp in under six months (24 weeks).
  • Yes. We offer all of our learners career support and coaching, including portfolio reviews, resume assistance and technical interview training. You will be supported by an entire team including a Learner Success Team and a Career Services team. Learn more about our career services.
  • The online data analytics boot camp was designed to provide participants the same curriculum and learning outcomes.
  • No programming or data analytics experience is required. 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.
  • Learners can expect to commit 20-30 hours per week.
  • No, applicants do not need to be Columbia students. This Boot Camp is offered through Columbia Engineering.
  • The online boot camp was designed to offer learners the same curriculum and learning outcomes, through convenient online classes. Both boot camps teach the same thing first and foremost — how to think like and become a data-driven professional.
  • Yes. Learners will complete projects using real data sets from the worlds of finance, healthcare, government, social welfare and more. Participants will build a portfolio to demonstrate their data skills to solve real business problems.
  • Learners may be concerned about being isolated and not having the right support network in place when learning online. As part of the Online Data Analytics Boot Camp, we’ve created a strong sense of community where you can engage and work with your peers to help each other overcome problems, as it’s likely you’ll be working through the curriculum at roughly the same pace. You will be able to engage with other particpants through a dedicated Slack channel. In addition to other participants, you will have a network of staff members to motivate and support you. These layers of support include teaching assistants, a Learer Success team and a Career Services team.
  • Throughout your journey you will be supported by layers of support including a Learner Success Team, Instructors, Teaching Assistants and Career Services. These team members are dedicated to offering you the support you need to succeed in this online program and become job-ready.
  • A reliable computer is required for this course. Either Mac or PC, with a minimum 8GB of RAM and a dual-core processor. Microsoft Excel 2016 or later is also required.
  •  If you’re unsure if your device meets the requirements, please check with your 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 and Microsoft Excel.
  • Learners receive an Award of Completion from Columbia Engineering.
  • Our unique online boot camp is designed for working adults, students and busy professionals, giving participants the advantage of flexibility.
  • Learners benefit from professional development coursework 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 data industry. You will have the opportunity to learn specialized skills such as Excel, Python, JavaScript, HTML5/CSS, API Interactions, SQL, Tableau, Fundamental Statistics, Machine Learning, R, Git/GitHub and more.
  • Our part-time Online Data Analytics Boot Camp costs $12,995. Scholarships and payment plans are available for those who qualify.
  • Currently, Columbia alumni are eligible for a $500 scholarship toward tuition. We also offer early registration pricing and payment plans.
  • Please call our admissions advisors at (510) 455-5867  to get details on tuition cost and any available loans.

  • 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 assessment.
  • 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.

The cost of the program is $12,995. Scholarships and payment plans are available for those who qualify.

  • 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 assessment.
  • 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.

The cost of the program is $12,995. Scholarships and payment plans are available for those who qualify.

  • 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 18 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.
  • 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 assessment.
  • 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 digital marketing 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 needed for the ever-evolving marketing industry.
  • 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.

The cost of the program is $9,995. Scholarships and payment plans are available for those who qualify.

  • 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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