Coding Curriculum

Curriculum The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin

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: Foundation Weeks 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: Technical Weeks 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: Performance Weeks 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)

Asynchronous Regional Content Weeks 25


Description:

PHP started out as a simple language for a personal homepage. It’s now a critical part of the Internet as a whole. Here’s where we dive in to teach you how it all comes together.

What You Will Learn:

  • Deep-dive into Laravel
  • Use Laravel’s built-in tools to build complex applications quickly
  • Understand how Laravel implements the MVC design pattern

Full-Time Coding

Phase 1: Foundation Weeks 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: Technical Weeks 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: Performance Weeks 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)

Asynchronous Regional Content Week 13


Description:

PHP started out as a simple language for a personal homepage. It’s now a critical part of the Internet as a whole. Here’s where we dive in to teach you how it all comes together.

What You Will Learn:

  • Deep-dive into Laravel
  • Use Laravel’s built-in tools to build complex applications quickly
  • Understand how Laravel implements the MVC design pattern

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