I was listening to my coworker’s story of how coding camps changed his life, and became a developer. His story was quite inspiring. He earned a scholarship as a veteran, and with sheer dedication and endless nights of studying, he completed his coursework and earned himself a job as a developer.
Below are just five of the many schools that I investigated, however, there are many more out there!
Udacity – www.udacity.com
Investment – Free and Up (around $500)
Bloc offers a self-paced web developer track and they also offer a designer track if you are interested in that.
Investment – $7,500 cash upfront for 8 months of tuition/Monthly Payment Plan/or finance through skillsfund.
Flatiron school is based out of New York, but they do offer an online developer program and an online data science program with a free bootcamp prep course. They also state on their website that they have a 97% job placement rate and can be completed part-time.
Investment – $1500 a month (12K maximum). They also have scholarships that you can apply to which will cut the rate in half.
This code camp targets veterans, it is 14-weeks long in Chicago, or online. They have scholarships available and they are now G.I Eligible! (hooah) You will also need an apple laptop to participate in this camp.
Investment – $13,000
Coding school for women in partnership with Fullstack Academy
It appears that they have an extensive network, which would come in handy when looking for a position upon graduation. They offer an in-depth full-stack java program but requires an intense time-commitment and have excellent career resources.
Investment – Tuition is $19,610, paid in nine monthly installments after you begin work as a developer. There is $3000 deposit required upon enrollment to secure your seat in an upcoming cohort. However, you pay for the tuition after securing a position as a developer.
Fullstack academy also offers a remote immersive software development program but it also requires an intensive time-commitment.
If you are interested in a new career, or need to build your resume, web-development can open doors. Many programs offer scholarships, or they can be financed through Skillsfund, and some are even GI Bill eligible. Keep in mind, you need to be 100% committed to learning when you sign up for one of these programs – they are quite the investment of time and money. They are also not cheap, so choosing the right school, that will help find a new position should take some time and research. No point in spending more money just to be in the same position!
Thanks for reading!