KU Coding Boot Camp


Learn to Code Online in 24 Weeks

In today’s age of technology, coding and logic-based skills are becoming increasingly in-demand across job markets for web developers. At University of Kansas Coding Boot Camp, our full stack program teaches you the key skills for front end and back end web development, all while preparing you for success in the professional world. 

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Structured Flexibility

Our course is designed to give you the flexibility you need to balance your work-life schedule while providing you with the structure and support you need to be successful in achieving your career goals.  

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Innovative Instruction

Our online coding course blends the best of online education: engaging content to work through on your own schedule and live, interactive online classes led by expert instructors.

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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 immediately applicable to a professional environment.

Why choose our coding program?

  • Challenge yourself through an intensive curriculum that covers a full stack, including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, progressive web apps, agile methodology, computer science, database theory, MongoDB, MySQL, Git, and more.*
  • Join together with your classmates to tackle demanding projects and get hands-on training through experiential learning opportunities.
  • Use your newfound skills to build a dynamic portfolio of applications and projects, showcasing your knowledge to potential employers and other web developers.
  • Gain access to continuation courses that cover additional in-demand technologies, including Python, Java, C#, and Amazon Web Services.
  • Gain an edge in the field through our wide-ranging career services such as technical interview preparation, resume and social media support, portfolio reviews, soft skills training, and more.
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion from the University of Kansas Lifelong & Professional Education, demonstrating your achievement.

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.

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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Industry-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 Online Model

Our online 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 real-time support from a team dedicated to helping you succeed. This support team consists of instructors, teaching assistants, 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. Our online coding boot camp offers you multiple layers of support from a team of people who have your back, including:

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Get support from instructors and teaching assistants during live class sessions.

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 frame your past experience in a compelling way and help you prepare to land your dream job after completing the boot camp. The Career Services Team offers:

  • Industry speakers and events
  • Resume, LinkedIn, and portfolio development
  • Technical and behavioral interview preparation

Students will have a classroom full of fellow aspiring coders to collaborate with, ask questions or motivate each other through difficult material. The class environment 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.

Why Join Our Online Coding Boot Camp

Is this program right for you?

Our Online Coding Boot Camp was built for a wide range of individuals, whether they are full-time working professionals, students, or people looking to take their first professional job. 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 to the Coding Boot Camp

1. Submit Form. Fill out the contact form and select the program you’re interested in to request more information.
2. Interview and Application. An advisor will connect with you to discuss program details and answer any questions you may have. Then, you will fill out a short application.
3. Assessment. Complete a basic multiple-choice critical thinking and problem-solving assessment. No prior industry knowledge is required.
4. Enrollment. Once you are accepted into the program, you will determine which financial option is right for you. Secure your seat by signing your enrollment agreement and paying your deposit.

Coding Boot Camp Schedule

Part-Time Coding Boot Camp

  • 24-week online program
  • Learn through a blend of scheduled instructor-led online classes two days per week and engaging self-paced content
  • 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

Currently Enrolling:

» Coding Boot Camp

  • Part-Time 09/09/21

» Data Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 10/20/21

» Cybersecurity Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 09/14/21

» Digital Marketing Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 11/09/21

» Tech Project Mgmt Boot Camp:

  • Part-Time 09/21/21

Frequently Asked Questions

KU Coding Boot Camp in the Kansas City area is held online. For more information on how to apply to this program, please fill out our contact form or call to speak with admissions at (913) 439-1919.

Students can complete the part-time coding program in 6 months (24 weeks).

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

No, applicants do not need to be University of Kansas students. KU Coding Boot Camp is offered through the University of Kansas, Lifelong & Professional Education.

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Ready to learn more about KU Coding Boot Camp? Contact an admissions advisor at (913) 439-1919