The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin

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Austin Web Development Boot Camp

Learn to Code in 12 or 24 Weeks: Online and On-Campus Options

The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin is the first university-backed coding boot camp in the state of Texas. With the rising demand for web development skills across industries, our online and on-campus courses were designed to prepare students with the knowledge they need to tap into today’s digital economy.

  • Learn HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, Database Theory, MongoDB, MySQL, Command Line, Git, and more.*
  • Work together with your peers to tackle complex projects and get hands-on programming training through experiential learning opportunities with employers.
  • Take your new skills to the next level by building a portfolio of web applications, coding mobile apps, and challenging projects that showcase your knowledge.
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion from UT Austin, demonstrating your achievement to future employers.
  • Benefit from a wide array of career support services like resume writing, social media profile support, preparation for technical interviews, portfolio reviews, soft skills training, and more to help you put your best foot forward.

Our flexible program options are designed to fit the demands of your busy schedule. Choose our 24-week, part-time program to advance your programming skills without leaving your day job, or choose our 12-week, immersive program to launch your career sooner and study at a faster pace. No matter which option you choose, you will become part of a community of peers and dive into a life-changing experience.

I had a wonderful experience and the boot camp truly changed my life.”

Lorna Stevens, The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin alumni

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 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.

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In-Demand Coding Topics

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Front End Fundamentals

Students gain a rigorous exposure to HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, APIs, and more. By this point, students can create visually compelling and data rich applications.

React and Java Book Covers

Advanced Front End Frameworks

Students gain exposure to cutting edge front end frameworks like React. They also deepen their skill sets by learning regionally relevant technologies.

Express and Node.js Book Covers

Server-Side and Database Architectures

Students dive into MySQL and MongoDB databases and the construction of Node/Express servers. By this point, students are able to build full stack applications.

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Data Structures and Algorithms

Students will ground all they’ve learned in the core computer science concepts behind modern programming — maximizing their career readiness.

*The material covered is subject to change. Our academic team adjusts to the market demand.

Innovative Part-Time Online Experience

Our part-time 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 curriculum 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 support from a team dedicated to helping you succeed. This support team consists of instructors, teaching assistants, tutors, 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.

Student Support

When learning to code, it’s important to have help available when you need it. Our online and on-campus coding boot camp offers you multiple layers of support from a team of people who have your back, including:

Get support from instructors and teaching assistants. Our instructional staff of industry professionals is there to help you gain the skills you need on your coding journey.

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 professional experience in a compelling way and help you prepare to land your dream job after completing the boot camp:

  • 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 virtual classes allow 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 UT Austin Coding Boot Camp

Our Online and On-Campus Coding Boot Camp was built for a wide range of individuals, whether they are existing working professionals or people looking to take their first professional job. All professional backgrounds 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

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.

Job Outcomes for Boot Camp Graduates

Those who complete the online coding program can be qualified for a number of jobs including:

  • Web Developer: Creates and tests web applications, troubleshoots website issues and bugs, and has a fundamental understanding of both front and back end development.
  • Software Developer: Researches, designs, implements, and manages software programs to meet the needs of clients and consumers through testing and maintenance.
  • Back End Developer: Responsible for integrating a website’s server-side — composed of the server, application, and database — with its front end, or user-side.
  • Front End Developer: Implements the visual elements that website and application users see and interact with, as well as provide website maintenance and code enhancements.
  • QA Tester: Maintains an organization’s established quality standards through monitoring, inspecting, and proposing measures to correct or improve a product or process.

What Our Graduates Say

Melissa Cadena became a web developer through The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin – all while six months pregnant and working in a customer service position. Melissa leaned on the boot camp’s career services staff for resume guidance and interview support, landing an exciting remote role.

Read Melissa’s story here.

After several years as an educator, Amanda Neal decided the time was right to pursue her love of technology further in The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin. The hands-on programming experience, paired with her background in education, culminated in an impressive project geared toward book lovers.

Read Amanda’s story here.

“I had a great time in the program and learned some very valuable skills. My instructor, TAs, and career counselor were all fantastic. I chose to attend The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin to change jobs and try something new. It has dramatically impacted my life, as I’ve now got a new career and job as a developer.”

Neil Dhand, The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin alumni

Application Process

  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.

UT Austin Boot Camps are offered in partnership with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

About Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world’s leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Thousands of people around the globe have completed Trilogy-powered programs, and more than 2,000 companies—including 50% of the Fortune 100—employ them.

Schedule & Start Dates

Part-Time Online Coding Boot Camp

  • 24-week online program
  • Study part-time while maintaining your existing professional, educational or personal obligations
  • 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

Full-Time Online Coding Boot Camp

  • 12-week program with fully live online sessions in a virtual classroom environment
  • Launch your career sooner by studying full-time and completing the program at an accelerated pace
  • Attend live, instructor-led classes online Monday through Friday | 9 a.m – 2:30 p.m.*
  • Dedicate 20 hours of scheduled in-class time per week and a minimum of 25+ hours outside of class on projects and homework assignments

Part-Time On-Campus Coding Boot Camp

  • 24-week program
  • Study part-time with classes two weekday evenings and Saturdays, while maintaining your existing professional, educational or personal obligations
  • Dedicate 10 hours of scheduled in-class time per week, and a minimum of 20+ hours outside of class on practice and hands-on projects.

*Time is approximate and subject to change

Tuition for the Coding Boot Camp

The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin is a great way to jump-start or advance your career. Whether you choose to learn full-time or prefer a flexible part-time schedule, there are several options available to fund your educational journey.

Interest-Free Payment Plan: Pay an initial deposit, then split the remaining tuition over the length of the boot camp in monthly, 0% interest installments.

Part-Time Learning: If leaving your job to pursue full-time study isn’t an option, our part-time program allows you to keep working while advancing your skills.

Budgeting Your Expenses: Creating a budget — and determining where you can save — can help you stay on top of your spending as you navigate the boot camp.

Currently Enrolling:

» Coding Boot Camp

  • Full-Time: 12/13/2021
  • Part-Time: 01/27/22
  • Part-Time On-Campus: 03/07/22

» Data Analysis and Visualization Boot Camp

  • Part-Time: 02/09/2022

» UX/UI Boot Camp

  • Part-Time: 02/07/2022

» Cybersecurity Boot Camp

  • Part-Time: 03/08/2022

» Digital Marketing Boot Camp

  • Part-Time: 02/22/2022

» Product Management Boot Camp

  • Part-Time: 02/03/2022

Frequently Asked Questions

Our coding boot camp offers online part-time and full-time classes, as well as in-person part-time classes in Austin. Call us at (512) 387-5789 for more information on how to apply, or visit our Online Experience page to learn more.

While some background in coding is helpful, no experience is needed as long as you are dedicated and eager to learn. Our pre-course tutorials will help you prepare for our program.

Admission at UT Austin is not a requirement for enrollment in the Coding Boot Camp.

Our part-time program costs $12,495* and our full-time program costs $12,995*. Scholarships and payment plans are available for those who qualify.
*Tuition is subject to change

Students gain hands-on experience in full stack development. The curriculum teaches key skills and in-demand languages for web development, including*:

  • Computer Science applied to JavaScript
  • Browser-Based Technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery)
  • Deployment (Heroku, Git)
  • Databases (MySQL, MongoDB)
  • Server Side Development (Node.js, Express, MERN Stack)
  • Quality Assurance

*The material covered is subject to change. Our academic team adjusts to the market demand.

A coding boot camp is a technical program that provides hands-on training in web development, covering a wide variety of languages and tools used by professionals in the industry. These intensive, short-term courses help learners build skills through real-world programming experience, often with opportunities to work on projects and build a portfolio to showcase skills to potential employers.

According to a recent survey from Indeed, a full 80% of hiring managers and recruiters reported that they have hired a coding boot camp graduate to fill a technical role, and 99.8% said they would do it again. What’s more, the majority of employers also answered that they consider boot camp graduates to be just as qualified as their degree-holding competitors.

If you’re looking to obtain web development skills quickly — without going back to school for a degree — a coding boot camp is a great way to gain hands-on experience in a short amount of time. Compared to the average cost of a traditional university degree, coding boot camps are significantly more economical, making it both a cost- and time-effective option for individuals eager to enter the field.

Virtual learners at The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin receive the same skilled instruction and market-driven curriculum as in-person classes. Students learn the most up-to-date tools and technologies while receiving real-time support from instructors and teaching assistants, as well as additional assistance from the Student Success Team, tutor network, and peers.

Depending on your professional goals, the languages and tools you’ll want to learn may vary. That said, there are a number of in-demand programming languages any aspiring developer should know in order to be successful. As the most-used language in the world, JavaScript is a great place to start, followed by Python, HTML, and CSS. Having a solid grasp of these coding fundamentals can provide a solid base to build on as you embark on your career.


Learn more about The Coding Boot Camp by calling an admissions advisor at (512) 387-5789 or filling out the form below.


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On-Campus and Online Coding Curriculum

Becoming a successful professional web developer requires a strong foundation in computer science fundamentals, so our curriculum takes you deep into the basics of coding and data structure. Because the best way to impress a prospective employer and secure a job offer is to prove yourself on real coding projects, our program is centered around hands-on programming experience and training.

Part-Time Coding

Phase 1: FoundationWeeks 1-8


Description:
The first phase, Foundation, equips you with the fundamental concepts of web development, covering HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, as well as command line fundamentals and API consumption.

What You Will Learn:
  • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Creating a web page from scratch
  • Mastering terminal commands
  • DOM manipulation
  • jQuery
  • Consuming RESTful APIs
  • Parsing JSON to extract meaningful data
  • Using AJAX to update data on a website

Phase 2: TechnicalWeeks 9-16


Description:
In the second phase, Technical, you learn the skills necessary to engineer a full-stack web application, working with servers, databases, and other back end technologies, and connecting them to the front end.

What You Will Learn:
  • Writing Node.js server code to serve static web pages
  • Querying large amounts of data and answering questions from a MySQL database
  • Understanding and using Joins, Wheres, and Counts strategically

Phase 3: PerformanceWeeks 17-24


Description:
The last phase, Performance, has a dual meaning in that you acquire skills to optimize your web applications for speed and efficiency as well as prepare yourself for the transition to a career in web development.

What You Will Learn:
  • Utilizing NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB, as an alternative to MySQL
  • Improving the performance of applications
  • Converting traditional applications into progressive web applications (PWAs)
  • Creating single-page applications with React
  • Computer Science applied to JavaScript (data structures, algorithms)

Optional Phase: Online Continuation CoursesWeeks 25+


Description:
Continue building your professional portfolio of projects after you complete the boot camp.

Build your fluency in additional technologies and further increase your competitiveness in the market with hands-on learning that’s supported by a global network of alumni.


What You Will Learn:
  • Python
  • Java
  • Amazon Web Services
  • C#

Full-Time Coding

Phase 1: FoundationWeeks 1-4


Description:
The first phase, Foundation, equips you with the fundamental concepts of web development, covering HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, as well as command line fundamentals and API consumption.

What You Will Learn:
  • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Creating a web page from scratch
  • Mastering terminal commands
  • DOM manipulation
  • jQuery
  • Consuming RESTful APIs
  • Parsing JSON to extract meaningful data
  • Using AJAX to update data on a website

Phase 2: TechnicalWeeks 5-8


Description:
In the second phase, Technical, you learn the skills necessary to engineer a full-stack web application, working with servers, databases, and other back end technologies, and connecting them to the front end.

What You Will Learn:
  • Writing Node.js server code to serve static web pages
  • Querying large amounts of data and answering questions from a MySQL database
  • Understanding and using Joins, Wheres, and Counts strategically

Phase 3: PerformanceWeeks 9-12


Description:
The last phase, Performance, has a dual meaning in that you acquire skills to optimize your web applications for speed and efficiency as well as prepare yourself for the transition to a career in web development.

What You Will Learn:
  • Utilizing NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB, as an alternative to MySQL
  • Improving the performance of applications
  • Converting traditional applications into progressive web applications (PWAs)
  • Creating single-page applications with React
  • Computer Science applied to JavaScript (data structures, algorithms)

Optional Phase: Online Continuation CoursesWeeks 13+


Description:
Continue building your professional portfolio of projects after you complete the boot camp.

Build your fluency in additional technologies and further increase your competitiveness in the market with hands-on learning that’s supported by a global network of alumni.


What You Will Learn:
  • Python
  • Java
  • Amazon Web Services
  • C#

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Career Outlook and Salaries

Through a combination of engaging coursework and group projects, you’ll participate in real-world scenarios to prepare you for a variety of web development roles, including full stack developer, product manager, web producer, and more. According to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, professional web developers in Austin, Texas, earn an average annual salary of $75,060 — higher than the national average.

Web Developer Job Outlook & Median Annual Salary

Companies in every industry rely on web developers to build and maintain their web presence, and with a projected 13,400 open roles annually, the job outlook for skilled coders is promising. Nationally, the employment of web developers is expected to grow much faster than the average for other occupations, at a growth rate of 8% between 2019 and 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While educational requirements will vary among companies and roles, individuals in the Austin, TX, workforce tend to earn a median salary of $75,060 with no prior professional experience, with the highest earners averaging $127,700 each year. Those interested in applying for a technical role or promotion within their current organization should consider earning credentials to showcase their programming skills and stand out to employers.

What Skills Do Companies Look for in Junior Web Developers?

While specific tools and technology stacks can vary by role and company, there are a handful of programming languages that all junior web developers are expected to use on the job. As the most sought-out language by hiring managers, JavaScript is a must in any developer’s toolkit, followed closely by HTML and CSS. Employers are also drawn to developers with experience in database management, so having a basic knowledge of languages like SQL and NoSQL can help you stand out during your job search. The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin curriculum covers a full stack of coding languages, starting with a foundation of the fundamentals of web development: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Students learn both front and back end programming languages in addition to the technical skills needed to work with servers, databases, and other back end technologies to qualify for a variety of positions.

What Can You Expect From the First Day on the Job as a Web Developer?

A web developer’s first days — and sometimes months — are often spent learning. Teams typically allow a junior developer to download and set up the organization’s codebase and databases on their own, and most individuals can expect the onboarding process to take a few days to complete. On agile development teams, the morning starts with a stand-up, a brief meeting to update the team before getting started on that day’s work. New team members likely won’t have any updates as they get settled, but are usually expected to attend stand-up meetings to get a comprehensive understanding of how the team works and any projects they’re involved in. The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin provides students with many opportunities to collaborate with peers on projects that emulate real-world scenarios, giving a comprehensive learning experience and insight into day in the life of a professional developer.

The Market for Web Developers in Austin, TX

Austin, TX, is one of the nation’s chief innovation hubs across a variety of industries, as well as one of the more affordable cities in America. While salaries can vary greatly based on experience, background, and company size, the average base salary for web developers in the area is $75,917, and more experienced programmers can expect to command upwards of $96,000 annually. According to Indeed, the top companies hiring web developers in Austin include leading organizations like The CSI Companies, Wells Fargo, eBay, and Boeing, reporting salaries ranging from $138,407 to $158,303 annually. Additional prominent companies looking for entry-level developers include Apple, Capital One, Cisco Systems, and Revature, all of which often offer remote work opportunities to applicants. For individuals looking to break into the industry, The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin provides comprehensive career support to help students stand out to prospective employers, including resume support, interview preparation, and quarterly Demo Days that allow students to engage with local professionals.

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