University of Denver Coding Boot Camp

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Online Coding Boot Camp in Denver

Learn to Code Online in 12 or 24 Weeks

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.

“I loved the boot camp…I decided to go from restaurant manager to full-time student! I’m so glad I did, I finally feel like I found my calling in this world and it’s challenging yet rewarding!”

-Rayna Williams, University of Denver Coding Boot Camp alumni

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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.

Career Services and Industry Partnerships Support

Achieve your career goals with the help of a career coach and career material advisor, plus a variety of opportunities such as:

Unlimited feedback on professional materials: The career services team offers unlimited feedback on your professional materials, like your resume and portfolio, to help you become employer-competitive.

Interview prep and 1:1 career coaching: Discuss your career journey and receive quality coaching strategies and additional resources to help you become employer competitive. You will also have the opportunity to complete in-depth interview practice sessions, where you will be guided through real-world coding challenges and behavioral questions.

Career and industry events: We offer ongoing behavioral and technical workshops, as well as events such as Demo Days with industry professionals, to help you build a network and stand out in the job market.

Industry partner connections: Our career services team has an employer partner network of over 250 companies, hiring from across all of our boot camps. Events like the Career Connections career fair help us connect learners to employment opportunities with our partners. 

Job referrals: Work with your dedicated career coach to become employer-ready and eligible for referrals to our employer partners.

Hear From Our Students

Sonia Castellano was the member services manager of a fitness studio with a passion for website development — and she was ready for a change. After reading a testimonial about the boot camp online, Sonia knew this was the opportunity she was looking for. She enrolled in the University of Denver Coding Boot Camp, completed the program and, after a three-week job search, Sonia landed in her new position at a software company.

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Fred Lintz has always worked in bike shops, but when he relocated to Denver he didn’t realize his love for bikes and web development would work together. After successfully completing the University of Denver Coding Boot Camp, Fred landed a job as a junior web developer with a company that caters to bike shops.

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“I wanted to change professions, and I had a hard time knowing what to learn on my own. This coding camp gave me a better understanding of all things web related, many programming concepts, and working as a team on projects…”

-Daniel Brown, University of Denver Coding Boot Camp alumni

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 10/25/21
  • Part-Time 10/12/21

» Data Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 12/02/21

» UX/UI Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 11/09/21

» Cybersecurity Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 10/19/21

» Digital Marketing Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 11/02/21

» Tech Project Mgmt Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 11/08/21

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The Market for Web Developers in Denver, CO & the U.S.

Did you know that, in addition to its natural beauty and plethora of outdoor activities, Colorado is also a hot spot for web developers? In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) ranks Colorado as one of the top five states with the highest concentration of web developer jobs in the country.

Even better, web development jobs are projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029 (double the average growth rate expected for all occupations combined) according to the BLS. Further, an annual projection of 13,400 open jobs (nationally) is anticipated, making new job opportunities very likely in the future for web developers!

In Denver, annual web developer salaries can range from $51,580 to $94,450, which is on par with state averages. Salary depends on a number of factors (in addition to location) including years of experience, knowledge of in-demand skills, company size, and industry. That said, the mean annual salary for web developers in Colorado is $79,750, whereas the national mean is $73,760.

For those looking to break into this exciting field, there are a number of pathways. While traditional degrees have historically been required, hiring managers are now considering bootcamp completion to be a strong background as well. In fact, 72% of hiring managers that have hired a bootcamp student felt they were equally or better equipped for the job than other hires, according to the 2020 HackerRank report.

Even more exciting, web development employment options are boundless. Choose from large corporations, institutions of higher learning, nonprofits, or even strike out on your own and freelance. Remote work and hybrid work environments are becoming common in this field and, given the increasing demand for web development professionals, you can shape your future in the way that works best for you and fuels your career success.

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.