Berkeley Coding Boot Camp

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Online Coding Boot Camp Classes in the Bay Area

Become a Web Developer in 12 or 24 Weeks

In today’s age of technology, coding and logic-based skills are becoming increasingly in-demand across job markets. At Berkeley Coding Boot Camp, our web development program teaches you the key programming skills for front end and back end web development, all while preparing you for success in the professional world. Not only will you get real-world project experience that’s immediately applicable to the workforce, you’ll also earn a Certificate of Completion from UC Berkeley Extension to bolster your resume and begin or advance your career as a web developer.

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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 Berkeley 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.

Gain Future-Proof Skills

Through hands-on developer work and collaboration with your peers, you’ll gain proficiency in the theory and application of web development—helping you stand out in today’s market. Check out our full curriculum here.

Computer Science applied to JavaScript

  • Algorithms (Searches, Sorts)
  • Efficiency
  • Time Complexity
  • Big O Notation
  • Data Structures

Browser Based Technologies

  • HTML/CSS
  • JavaScript/jQuery
  • Responsive Design
  • Bootstrap
  • Handlebars
  • Local Storage, Session Storage, IndexedDB
  • React.js

Databases

  • MySQL
  • MongoDB

Server Side Development

  • User Authentication
  • Progressive Web Applications (PWAs)
  • MERN Stack (MongoDB, Express.js, React.js, Node.js)

API Interaction

  • API
  • JSON
  • AJAX

Supplemental Self-Study Topics

  • Python
  • Java
  • Amazon Web Services
  • C#
*The material covered is subject to change. Our academic team adjusts to the market demand.

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Market-Driven Full-Stack Curriculum

We work closely with employers and industry professionals looking for boot camp graduates to optimize our full-stack curriculum and ensure we are continually teaching the most in-demand technologies, including*:

A high-level, interpreted scripting language found on most of today’s web pages, this is the programming language that brings your site to life.

Defines the structure and layout of a webpage. This language is critical as it dictates a site’s organization.

Defines the style of a webpage and how it is presented to the user. This language is important because it determines fonts, colors, and positions of webpage elements.

A JavaScript library that simplifies programming. Considered to be the most popular and most utilized JavaScript library to date.

A front end framework used to design responsive websites and web apps. This framework is fundamental to achieving good performance.

A JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine. Essential to any developer looking to build scalable network applications.

A database management system used to store and retrieve data. This system is critical for developers as most applications today require a MySQL database to preserve information.

A document-oriented NoSQL database. This database is critical for security and it is trusted to power business-critical applications in over 50 percent of the Fortune 100 companies.

A web application framework for Node.js. This framework play a crucial role in the flow of data between server and routes in server-side applications.

The most widely used JavaScript library today. This library is essential for creating web apps in an agile manner.

*The material covered is subject to change. Our academic team adjusts to the market demand.

Innovative Part-Time Online Model

Offered online, the part-time Berkeley Coding Boot Camp was designed for busy, working professionals like you. We understand that you need the flexibility to fit your education around your existing work and life commitments, but we also know that accountability is needed to help you become a web developer.

Flexible Online Lessons

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

Engaging Virtual Classes

Attend class from wherever you are. Our online classes are NOT lectures: they’re designed to be 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.

Maximum Support

Receive extensive support from a team dedicated to helping you succeed. This support team consists of instructors, teaching assistants, tutors and student success and career services teams.

Weekly Challenges

Make sure that you’re retaining your new coding 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.

Comprehensive Support

When learning to code, it’s important to have help available when you need it. Berkeley Coding Boot Camp’s part-time and full-time programs offer you multiple layers of support from a team of people who have your back, including:

                     

Get support from instructors and teaching assistants. Our industry professional instructional staff is there to help you gain the skills you need on your coding journey.

Qualified students will have access to free tutoring upon request and receive up to an hour a week of 1:1 time with a skilled tutor to discuss class material, code reviews, or career related questions.

Students receive support from a dedicated team throughout their boot camp journey. Whether you need a coach, some inspiration, or someone to talk to about catching up on homework, you’ll always have someone there to help.

You will have access to a dedicated career director and profile coach that will help you prepare to land your dream job after completing the boot camp. Learn how to build your personal brand and stand out in today’s market through:

  • Technical and Behavioral Interview Preparation
  • Industry Speakers and Events
  • Resume, LinkedIn and Portfolio Development

Students will have a classroom full of fellow aspiring coders to collaborate with, ask questions or motivate each other through difficult material. The virtual classes allows students to bolster their professional network, extending beyond graduation. Once you complete the program, you will become a member of our boot camp alumni community, which brings a wealth of networking opportunities.

Is This Boot Camp Right for You?

The online Berkeley Coding Boot Camp was built for a wide range of individuals, with both full-time and part-time schedule options. All professions are welcome and if any of the following applies to you, this could be the opportunity you’re looking for:

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You’re looking to advance your current career and learn coding skills to open up new opportunities

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You’re interested in switching careers and want to become a professional web developer

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You want to enhance your coding skills or learn web development to advance in your role

How to Apply

  1. Form Submission. Fill out our program interest form with a few of your key details so that we can get in touch with you.
  2. Admissions Interview and Application. Connect with a member of our admissions team for a quick phone interview to discuss the program in more detail, answer your questions, and talk through your goals. Then, fill out a short application that tells us more about you and your reasons for pursuing this opportunity. 
  3. Assessment. Complete a multiple-choice critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. This is your chance to show us your logic-based skills. No prior industry experience is required to complete the assessment. If you pass your academic assessment (congratulations!), you are officially accepted into the program and able to move forward with the enrollment process.
  4. Financial Options, Deposit, and Enrollment Agreement. After acceptance into the program, you will connect with admissions to discuss which financial option works best for you. Once you’ve approved your desired payment method, the last step to finalize your enrollment is to pay your deposit and review and sign your enrollment agreement.

Start Your Journey. That’s it! You’re now ready to begin your program pre-work and prepare to start the boot camp.

Scheduling Options

Berkeley Coding Boot Camp offers a 24-week, part-time program and a 12-week, full-time program.

Part-Time 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 Coding Boot Camp

  • 12-week program with fully live online sessions in a virtual classroom environment
  • Launch your career sooner by studying full-time and completing the program at an accelerated pace
  • Attend live, instructor-led classes online Monday – Friday, 10 a.m – 2:30 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 04/22/21
  • Full-Time 06/14/21

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  • Part-Time 04/22/21

» Tech Project Management Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 04/27/21

» UX/UI Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 05/11/21

» Cybersecurity Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 06/07/21

» Digital Marketing Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 06/14/21

» FinTech Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 06/16/21

Tuition

Berkeley Boot Camps provide competitively priced tuition costs. We offer 3- and 6-month interest-free payment plans for our full-time and part-time programs, and students can apply for approval to take advantage of our 24-month, interest-free extended payment plan through EdAid. If you have questions about other possible financial options, such as scholarships or loans, please contact our admissions team.

Careers

Job Outcomes

Those who complete the coding program can qualify for a number of jobs including:

  • Specializes in the coding, design and layout of web applications through graphic design and computer programming. Well-versed in both front and back end web technologies, these individuals are also called “full stack” developers.
  • Responsible for the server-side web application logic, focusing on how the site works and communicates with external databases. Back end developers ensure that a web page functions properly behind the scenes so the user side — what you see on the screen — works as intended.
  • Concerned with the user-side of a web page, determining the structure and design as well as ensuring optimal performance across devices. These web development professionals essentially create anything you view on your desktop or mobile screen like colors, fonts and page layouts.
  • Plans, assesses and tests the quality of technical deliverables and ensures timely, actionable feedback within teams. If there are issues or errors with a piece of software, QA engineers identify and analyze bugs for their respective development team to be aware of.

What Are the Most In-Demand Coding Languages in 2021?

Whether you’re new to coding or have established yourself in the field, there are plenty of programming languages to choose from and learn. While you don’t need to know all — or even most — of them, it’s crucial to know which languages are popular, which are useful and which are up-and-coming. Developer and market data uncovered that the top coding languages used (and loved) by web developers are JavaScript, Python, HTML and CSS. This shouldn’t be surprising, especially with JavaScript, HTML and CSS most commonly known as the building blocks of the web. After gaining a solid foundation in these languages, you can further optimize your learning based on your personal and professional goals. Coding boot camps can help you quickly gain the skills and training employers are looking for, covering a wide range of tools and technologies in a short time frame. Explore our coding boot camp curriculum to find out how we prepare our students with the most in-demand skills for full stack web development.

Front End vs. Back End vs. Full Stack Developers: What’s the Difference?

When you think of the web, it’s helpful to break it down into two distinct parts: the front end and the back end. As a web user, you interact with the front end of websites, which involves the aesthetic design aspects and overall experience. The back end, on the other hand, is where information is stored and pulled from to populate a web page and ensure proper site performance. When it comes to web development, programmers may opt for one side or the other, but there’s also a third option: full stack development. Full stack developers have an understanding of both the front and back ends of a site and how they work together to form a cohesive experience. Berkeley Coding Boot Camp covers the tools and technologies used for full stack web development, so learners gain a comprehensive overview of a diverse range of languages to equip them for a role in front end, back end or full stack development in just 12 or 24 weeks.

How to Prepare For Your First Job as a Web Developer

For aspiring developers, learning to code can be a daunting task. If you’re just getting started, a coding boot camp is a great way to quickly learn industry-relevant skills in a short amount of time. At Berkeley Coding Boot Camp, students apply their knowledge through hands-on projects to add to their professional portfolio, collaborating with peers to emulate real-world scenarios that prepare them for a career in the field. No matter where you are in your web development journey, it’s crucial to keep coding and exercising your skills. Not only is it an easy way to stay on top of your knowledge, it’s also a great way to establish a strong work ethic that you can carry into your career. Some easy coding project ideas for beginners include: building a multi-page responsive website, designing a simple JavaScript game, coding a random number generator and even contributing to open source projects. These credentials, along with a boot camp Certificate of Completion, can help you stand out from the crowd and increase your chances of getting hired as a junior web developer.

The Market for Web Developers in the San Francisco Bay Area

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the San Francisco Bay Area is the second top-paying metropolitan area for web developers. The top companies responsible? Dice Insights reports that the highest paying companies in 2019 included Palo Alto Networks, NVIDIA, Twitter, Gilead Sciences and Google. While local tech job postings dropped slightly since more companies have gone remote, job prospects are promising for skilled developers in the Bay Area market, with roles like software engineer, full stack developer and front end developer landing in Indeed’s top 10 list of the most in-demand jobs in Silicon Valley

Frequently Asked Questions

Our coding boot camps in Berkeley, Belmont and San Francisco are being held online. Call us at (510) 306-1218 for more information on how to apply, or visit our Online Experience page to learn more.

While some background in 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 program.

No, applicants to Berkeley Coding Boot Camp do not need to be Berkeley students. This program is offered through UC Berkeley Extension.

The cost of both the part-time and full-time program is $12,495*. Scholarships and payment plans are available for those who qualify.
*Tuition is subject to change

As you start mapping out your educational journey into web development, consider two factors: your current experience level and your availability. Once you’ve determined where you fall on the beginner-to-expert spectrum, consider your existing commitments and choose a schedule that works for you — most common timelines for learning the skills needed to become a web developer range from three months to a year. Berkeley Coding Boot Camp teaches a full stack curriculum through full- and part-time formats, allowing students to gain industry-relevant skills in three or six months.

A coding boot camp is, by nature, a rigorous training program. Before you make the commitment, make sure you understand the requirements expected of students, including attendance, homework and curriculum milestones. For beginners, a program that includes additional support both inside and outside the classroom, career services and other benefits can help make the process easier. If you’re eager and willing to work hard, the experience will be well worth it. 

If you’re a creative, curious thinker, coding is a great way to combine your eye for detail with analytical thinking. At its core, web development is simply a technical way to problem solve through innovative ideas. With an often high earning potential and virtually limitless ways to gain relevant skills, learning to code is a great choice for anyone looking to upskill or pivot their career into the tech field without the necessary degree required in many other industries.

It’s never been easier to learn web development from the comfort of your own home. Through our remote learning experience, students receive skilled instruction and a market-driven curriculum in an engaging virtual environment. Stay on top of communication through a variety of digital channels, and receive extensive support from instructors, teaching assistants and boot camp success and career services teams so you’re never learning alone.


Ready to learn more about Berkeley Coding Boot Camp? Contact an admissions advisor at (510) 306-1218 or fill out the form below.


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Curriculum

You can’t build something great without a solid foundation, and we believe success as a web developer works much the same way when it comes to computer science fundamentals. For that reason, the curriculum at Berkeley Coding Boot Camp includes a deep dive into the basics of data structure and coding.

We also know that the best way to establish credibility with potential employers and get job offers is to demonstrate your skills on real-world projects. That’s why hands-on experience is at the center of our program.

Part-Time Coding Boot Camp

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#

Full-Time Coding Boot Camp

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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