University of Denver Coding Boot Camp

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Classes begin quarterly

Submit your application today. All classes are being offered through our proven virtual classroom experience. Learn more.


Learn to Code in a 12 or 24 Week Boot Camp

Coding and logic-based skills are becoming increasingly in-demand across job markets. The University of Denver Coding Boot Camp’s program teaches you the key skills for front end and back end development and helps prepare you for success in the professional world. 

  • Challenge yourself through a rigorous curriculum that covers a full stack, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, PHP, Laravel, Express.js, React.js, Database Theory, MongoDB, MySQL, Command Line, Git, and more.*
  • Maintain your current work schedule by studying part-time, with convenient evening and weekend classes.
  • Join together with your classmates to tackle complex projects and get hands-on training through experiential learning opportunities.
  • Put your new skills into practice by building complex projects and applications that will bolster your professional portfolio.
  • Gain an edge in the field through our comprehensive career services such as technical interview preparation, resume and social media support, portfolio reviews, coaching, soft skills training, and more to help launch or advance your career.
  • Receive a non-credit Certificate of Completion from University of Denver’s University College, demonstrating your many achievements.

Whether you choose our 24-week, part-time program or our 12-week, immersive program, you’ll go through a challenging and rewarding experience. Through our online coding boot camp, you will enjoy extensive support and collaboration with your peers while gaining proficiency in the theory and application of web development.

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Why Apply to the University of Denver Coding Boot Camp?

We will be honest with you—our programs are intensive and require serious dedication. If you are intellectually curious, craving a career change, looking to advance in your field, and most of all, ready for a life-changing experience that is equal parts grueling and rewarding, this might be for you. Other reasons this web development class could be the right move:

  • You are looking to change jobs or companies—or transition from a non-technical role to a technical role in your current organization
  • You want to supplement your current income through freelancing—or be more productive in your current job
  • You have the desire to learn the necessary skills to execute on an entrepreneurial idea and build your own product or service
  • You aspire to further your knowledge or add to your skill set while in college

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What Coding Skills Will You Gain?

Our classes cover front end and back end technologies* and programming languages and frameworks. You will complete the program with the skills needed to become a full-stack web developer, including:

  • Computer Science applied to JavaScript
  • Browser Based Technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery)
  • Databases (MySQL, MongoDB)
  • Deployment (Heroku, Git)
  • PHP/Laravel
  • Quality Assurance (Writing Tests)
  • Server Side Development (Node.js, Express, MERN Stack)
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*The material covered is subject to change. Our academic team adjusts to the market demand.

The 3 Phases of the Coding Bootcamp

Whether you’re an experienced coder or brand-new to tech, we want all our learners to be equipped for maximum success throughout every stage of the boot camp. In order to prepare you for the field of web development, the Coding Boot Camp curriculum is broken into three phases: Foundation, Technical, and Performance. Each phase is designed to build on the concepts covered throughout the course, starting with coding basics, moving on to databases and back end technologies, and finally putting it all together in a final project where you can showcase your skills to peers, instructional staff, and potential employers.

Phase 1: Laying a Strong Foundation in Coding

In order to equip you with the foundational concepts of web development, our curriculum begins with a deep dive into the basics of coding. These first weeks will cover HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, as well as command line fundamentals and API consumption before moving on to developing more technical skills.

Phase 2: Developing Technical Skills

During these weeks, we focus on teaching you the skills necessary to engineer a full stack web application. Using the same tools as professional developers, you’ll learn how to work with servers, databases, and other back end technologies so you can connect them to the front end of a web page.

Phase 3: Boosting Performance

During the final phase of your boot camp, you’ll have the opportunity to get hands-on, putting your skills to work through real-world applications. Spend this time optimizing your web applications for speed and efficiency while working with your career director to prepare for the transition to a career in web development.

Bringing it All Together

By the end of the boot camp, you’ll have mastered a wide range of skills to become a full stack developer, with a portfolio of projects demonstrating your understanding of the concepts covered throughout the course. As you work through the curriculum, your career director will provide additional feedback on homework and projects, enhance your professional presence, and conduct mock interviews to help you position yourself as employer competitive. Upon completion, you’ll receive a non-credit Certificate of Completion from University of Denver’s University College and a portfolio of projects demonstrating your new skills, as well as continued access to career-planning assistance and a wide-reaching network of successful boot camp learners. Download our curriculum to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

The part-time coding program is 6 months (24 weeks) long and the full-time program is 3 months (12 weeks) long.

No previous experience is required. Our pre-course tutorials will help you prepare for the Coding Boot Camp.

University of Denver Coding Boot Camp in the Denver area is being held through our tried and tested virtual classroom. For more information on how to apply to this program, please fill out our contact form or call to speak with admissions at (303) 223-1868.

No, you do not need to be a University of Denver student to enroll in University of Denver Coding Boot Camp. The program is offered through University of Denver’s University College.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for web developers was $73,760 in May 2019. Many factors, including experience and location, may impact an individual’s salary.

Employment of web developers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Class Schedule

  • Full-time (12-week) and part-time (24-week) options
  • Part-time classes held two weekday evenings and Saturdays
  • Full-time classes held Monday – Friday

Currently Enrolling:

» Coding Boot Camp

  • Full-Time 04/12/21
  • Part-Time 04/12/21

» Data Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 06/03/21

» UX/UI Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 03/16/21

» Cybersecurity Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 03/15/21

» Digital Marketing Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 05/18/21

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More Questions on Becoming a Coder

How do I become a coder?

There’s no single, official way to become a coder. While considering your options — including a formal degree program, self-study, and boot camps — it’s important to choose a path that aligns with your current lifestyle. Factors like program cost, time spent learning, and additional support can often determine your educational path.

Is coding hard to learn?

Learning to code is a challenging, yet ultimately rewarding process. While much of the answer depends on your previous experience in web development, an eagerness to learn coupled with perseverance goes a long way in determining your success. And keep in mind, many learners benefit from the additional structure and support of a boot camp program.

How long does it take to learn coding?

Learning to code can take anywhere from three months to four years or more. If you’re preparing to enter college, consider a major that aligns with the web development field where you can learn valuable industry theory and practice. For learners eager to enter the field, self-study or a structured boot camp program may be preferred.

Which coding language should I learn first?

Our programs begin by teaching web development basics, focusing on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript — which provide the basic structure and function of a website or mobile app. We recommend building a strong foundation with these three languages before moving on to more specialized options. Where you go from there will likely be based off of your professional goals.

How much do entry-level coders make?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for web developers at all levels was $73,760 in May 2019. However, it’s important to remember that earnings often depend on a number of factors, like previous experience, hard and soft skills, and region. That’s why we provide all of our learners with a dedicated career coach to polish their resume and professional presence, helping them to stand out from the crowd and increase their earning potential.

Should I go into coding?

Truth be told, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. Everyone has the potential to learn coding — if you’re creative, analytical, love problem-solving, or want more flexibility in your career, web development could be the right path for you. We know that making the leap can be daunting, so don’t be afraid to try out coding tutorials and lessons to help you determine your next steps.