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University of San Diego
Coding Bootcamp

Become a Professional Software Developer

With the University of San Diego Coding Bootcamp powered by Fullstack Academy, you'll learn in-demand skills to prepare for a career as a web developer.


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Program at a Glance

12-28

Weeks

06/11

Apply By

06/17

Next Start Date

$1,500

Potential Scholarships

Why Learn Coding With University of San Diego?

A career in software development provides ample opportunity to grow and develop professionally. As the field evolves, you can learn multiple disciplines or specialize in one that best suits your skills, preferences, or ideal work environment (i.e. remote or in-office).

Many web developers work remotely from anywhere in the world—whether for a company or on a freelance basis—allowing additional flexibility based on your day-to-day needs. Coding is also a foundational component of tech innovation across multiple industries, with applications spanning from healthcare technology to financial tools to entertainment. That means developers are always in-demand for a range of interesting projects.

Wherever your coding career takes you, you’ll have the skills to qualify for fulfilling positions every step of the way with the University of San Diego Coding Bootcamp powered by Fullstack Academy.

The Demand for Web Developers

According to data from Lightcast™, employment of software developers is projected to grow 32% percent from 2020 to 2030. Businesses actively seeking web development professionals span across all industries and sizes, including local high-tech employers like Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and Paycom, to name a few.

Hiring for roles like Back-End Engineer, Computer Programmer, Full-Stack Engineer, and Web Developer, these companies are rapidly growing and building out their software development teams. University of San Diego Coding Bootcamp grads will be well-equipped for these roles and many others.

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Bootcamp Application & Start Dates

    Part-Time
    Coding Bootcamp
    Jun. 04, 2024 - Dec. 12, 2024
    Tue / Thu
    6:00pm - 9:00pm PT
    Closing soon
    Apply by May. 28, 2024
    Full-Time
    Coding Bootcamp
    Jun. 17, 2024 - Sep. 06, 2024
    Mon - Fri
    7:00am - 2:00pm PT
    Open
    Apply by Jun. 11, 2024
    Part-Time
    Coding Bootcamp
    Jul. 09, 2024 - Jan. 23, 2025
    Tue / Thu
    4:00pm - 7:00pm PT
    Open
    Apply by Jul. 02, 2024
    Part-Time Morning
    Coding Bootcamp
    Aug. 20, 2024 - Mar. 06, 2025
    Tue / Thu
    6:30am - 9:30am PT
    Open
    Apply by Aug. 13, 2024

Fullstack Academy is a top-ranked coding bootcamp renowned for providing immersive, fullstack JavaScript web development training using the NERD stack (Node.js, Express, React, Databases using SQL).

Fullstack Academy brings its learning method, reputation, and community to the University of San Diego Coding Bootcamp to make software developer training more accessible to individuals outside of traditional tech hubs.

How the University of San Diego Coding Bootcamp Works

The University of San Diego Coding Bootcamp is designed for students to pursue high-quality tech education while continuing to balance work or other commitments. Our bootcamps provide you with the flexibility to fit career development into your life.

  • Part-time and full-time bootcamp programs are available.

  • Bootcamp classes include live online instruction taught by industry-experienced professionals, group projects with fellow students, and independent learning assignments.

  • Mentors are available at select times Monday through Saturday if you need additional support outside of class.

  • All classes are held Monday-Friday.

    • 7:00am-2:00pm PT

  • Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    • 6:30am-9:30am PT

    • 4:00pm-7:00pm PT

    • 6:00pm-9:00pm PT

Class time and schedule options vary by month and are subject to change. To see available class times and schedules for your cohort of choice, complete your application or schedule a call with a student advisor.


University of San Diego Coding Tuition

There are many ways to pay for your University of San Diego bootcamp experience including self-pay, employer-pay, local/state government assistance, scholarships, and personal loans. Learn more about payment options.

  • University of San Diego Tech Bootcamps is committed to making tech education more accessible, so we’re reducing the enrollment deposit to $99* (normally $1,000) for a limited time. Get started on your journey before the deposit increases!

    Enrollment Deposit - $1,000 $99*
    Tuition During Program - $14,896
    Total Tuition - $14,995

    *Offer eligibility: Upon admittance into the program, pay the refundable $99 deposit in full prior to the enrollment date.

  • $500 Community Scholarship

    For University of San Diego alumni, current students, and employees.

    $1,000 Military Scholarship**

    For active-duty service members and military veterans.

    **Valid ID required.


Coding Jobs and Salaries in California

In California and remotely, organizations of all sizes and industries are seeking coding professionals. Boost your earnings with a new career in software development by learning full stack JavaScript in 12-28 weeks. Entry-level web developers in San Diego earn an average yearly salary of $63,739 (ZipRecruiter), making now an exciting time to start or upskill a career in coding.


University of San Diego Coding Curriculum

Our full stack JavaScript-based curriculum is designed to provide you with all the necessary skills to pursue a meaningful career in web development. As part of the University of San Diego bootcamp, you’ll also:

  • Learn live online from industry-experienced professionals

  • Gain hands-on practice working with other developers

  • Graduate with a portfolio of projects to show employers

  • Receive career coaching and job search support

  • Be prepared for in-demand roles like Computer Programmer, Software Engineer, and Web Developer

  • Explore how to apply generative AI in web development using ChatGPT, Bing AI, and more with a free elective course

Students also take part in career simulations during their training, to prepare for real-life work scenarios and environments.

Unit
 

The bootcamp begins with a comprehensive Foundations on-ramp to support both intermediate and beginner coders. Designed to help all students reach a uniform skill level, Foundations covers the basic tenets of programming to prepare for the core curriculum—which moves through more advanced, specialized JavaScript concepts at a rapid bootcamp pace.

Foundational Software Engineering Curriculum

  • HTML and CSS

  • Introduction to JavaScript programming

  • Advanced JavaScript including closure, prototypical inheritance, and recursion

  • Web development environment and industry-standard tools

Foundations On-Ramp Features

  • Supports learners of all skill levels

  • Student-centered, inquiry-based learning in teams

  • Instructor-facilitated, live online classroom format

  • Immersive digital learning tools

  • At the end of this unit, you will complete a project to apply your skills

You’ll study HTML5, CSS, and advanced CSS—and go beyond with fundamental Javascript concepts.

Technologies

  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Git and Github

Concepts

  • Web Interface and Design - You’ll learn how content and imagery are best displayed on a website.
  • Front-End Framework - You’ll start to understand pre-written modules and their primary use cases in web development.

Features

  • Pair Programming - Working with a fellow student, you’ll each use your newfound knowledge to write and optimize front-end code. This helps you build real-world experience and prepare for technical coding interviews.

You’ll apply your JavaScript skills with the amazing ecosystem of libraries that have made JavaScript the industry standard of web engineering. We’ll also teach you to use APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) to connect to vast amounts of data to power your web applications.

Technologies

  • JavaScript
  • JavaScript APIs
  • React, React Router, and React Hooks
  • Redux

Concepts

  • Test-Driven Development - Particularly relevant in JavaScript development, the TDD methodology allows developers to test new code before writing it—preserving its former iteration in case of incompatibilities or errors.

Features

  • Prototyping - Throughout bootcamp, you’ll begin each project by scoping, researching, and beginning to build full stack web applications—touching on every stage of a typical, real-world prototype development process.

You’ll learn data organization and storage by working with SQL relational databases and learn how to integrate them into your applications. Then, it’s time to start building your own full stack application!

Technologies

  • JavaScript
  • SQL

Projects

  • Full Stack Capstone Project - You will work with a team of students to come up with an ambitious idea for an app, and start building it out. This will be the most impressive project in your portfolio and will demonstrate your full understanding of software development and industry best practices.
  • Full Stack Project Pitching - After formulating your own idea for a web or mobile application, you’ll pitch it to the class. Taking market, design, and utility considerations into account, you’ll understand through your pitch process how development projects come to fruition in real-world scenarios.

Features

  • Portfolio Development - As you complete your full stack web development projects, all your code will be housed in GitHub to demonstrate your technical prowess and creativity to potential employers.
  • Career Coaching - Fullstack Academy Career Coaches are your one-stop professional development resource. They’ll work with you on core aspects of the job search–from interview preparation to resume optimization–throughout the final stages of your bootcamp experience and beyond.

*Please note that this is a sample curriculum and is subject to change.

Pair Programming Support

Throughout bootcamp, you’ll program alongside a partner. Together, you’ll assume defined roles to solve programming challenges and double-check each other’s work.

Benefits of Pair Programming

Pair programming demonstrates practical expertise and inventive problem-solving abilities, which employers highly value on resumes. In addition, pair programming provides an opportunity to learn more about real-world remote work environments while building lasting, meaningful professional relationships.


Landing a Coding Job in California

USD students will gain valuable insight into how to build a successful career in coding from day one of the course. Throughout the bootcamp experience, students may access live workshops, office hours, and on-demand content to help build a job search toolkit—which includes an optimized resume and LinkedIn profile.

Following successful completion of the Career Success Program, students can choose to opt into additional coaching support and receive guidance for up to a year following graduation in:

  • Growing your professional network

  • Resume and LinkedIn profile optimization

  • Interview and assessment prep

  • Salary negotiation workshops

  • And much more!

Students also graduate from the program with a portfolio of work that demonstrates their ability to solve real business problems for real companies.

Fullstack Academy grads have landed jobs with some of the world's leading companies.

University of San Diego Tech Bootcamps are powered by Fullstack Academy. The companies listed above have hired Fullstack Academy graduates.


Who Should Attend the University of San Diego Coding Bootcamp

The University of San Diego Coding Bootcamp powered by Fullstack Academy is designed to support learners of all levels, including beginners. There’s no experience required to apply, be accepted, or succeed in the bootcamp.

Successful bootcamp students have backgrounds in:

Teaching

Finance

Retail

Customer service

Graphic design

Admin

Biology

And more...

Apply today and join others just like you on the first steps to a life-changing career.


FAQs

  • The coding curriculum is broken up into five units:

    1. Front-End Foundations: Explore the fundamentals of front-end web development, including CSS, HTML, and Command Line Interface.

    2. Front-End Development: Deep dive into JavaScript, the Document Object Model, test-driven development, and more.

    3. Development Libraries: Discover the purpose of React in JavaScript development, React routing, and executing custom code with Hooks.

    4. Back-End Development: Learn back-end development, Structured Query Language (SQL), and API routes.

    5. Full Stack Development: Complete a Capstone project and expand your portfolio.

    For a syllabus on your program of interest, click here and fill out the form.

  • Many of our part-time students are working full-time while taking the program. Keep in mind that there are 10 hours in class and 15-20 hours worth of homework per week.

  • Yes, the University of San Diego Coding Bootcamp is beginner-friendly. It’s specifically designed for professionals who have no previous experience in coding. While some background knowledge is helpful, the only expectation is that students have general computer literacy skills in basics like efficiently using the internet/cloud and Windows.

  • Your time with our career success team will include everything from workshops to one-on-one office hours to phone chats before big interviews. And on top of all that, the team will be working behind the scenes to find openings that are right for you and staying up-to-date on the latest recruiting trends to make sure they prepare you for everything.

  • To be eligible for the program, you must be at least 18 years old and a high school grad/GED holder by the start date of your intended cohort.

  • Complete the application, take the assessment (60 minutes), and receive a decision. While taking the assessment, you may pause to save your progress and return at a later time. At any point in the process, you can also schedule a time to speak with one of our Student Advisors who can walk you through the process and answer your questions.

  • Graduates earn a certificate of completion issued by University of San Diego and Fullstack Academy.

  • There are a great number of online resources available and we encourage you to try them. Particularly for beginners, tools like Codecademy, Code School, and Team Treehouse can help you learn and practice in-demand coding concepts.

    At the University of San Diego Coding Bootcamp, learning and practicing coding concepts are only part of the equation. Our program is backed by Fullstack Academy, one of the longest-running and most reputable bootcamp providers in the nation. Together, we provide a bootcamp that centers on ensuring students have everything they need to build a thriving career—all within an accelerated, guided, supportive, and career-focused environment for learning.

    Additionally, the coding bootcamp centers on active learning and competency-based evaluation metrics, so prospective students can effectively build practical coding skills with real-world applications to become well-rounded web developers and software engineers.

  • No, University of San Diego Tech Bootcamps are not for credit and cannot be applied toward a degree or certificate program. Rather, they’re offered through University of San Diego Professional & Continuing Education and facilitated by Fullstack Academy instructors and staff to provide in-demand tech skills training for current or prospective tech professionals.

  • You do need to provide your own computer for the bootcamp. It can be a laptop or desktop as long as it meets the minimum machine specifications of your chosen program. Because the bootcamp is live-online, you are required to have a webcam and microphone in order to participate in class.

    Ensuring you have a computer that meets the requirements for your course is an essential part of setting yourself up for success in our bootcamps.

    For full computer requirements for each of our program offerings, visit our Experience Online Learning page.

  • No, part-time bootcamp students cannot mix and match class dates or times. You must select one of the established schedule options for your cohort of choice during the application process.


Admissions Process

Once you’re ready to start your coding journey, here are the steps you can expect in the admissions process.

  1. Fill out our online application form
  2. Take our nontechnical assessment
    • No coding experience required
    • Covers logical reasoning
    • Sent to you immediately upon submission of application
  3. Receive an entrance decision
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