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(updated August 2016)

While quitting your job and diving headfirst into your coding education can yield impressive results, we also understand that not everybody can commit to a full-time, 12-week programming bootcamp. Jobs, school, families - life, in general, can prevent that kind of commitment. For all the students who can’t give 40 hours a week to a code school, we’re outlining some of the best part-time web development bootcamps around. With a variety of price points and locations to choose from, you'll find a program that can get you coding, even with your busy schedule. 

Learning web development at a part-time coding bootcamp is a beneficial option for students who live complex lives. If you can not afford to leave your job and learn full-time, our list of part-time web development bootcamps can start you on the right track! 

General Assembly

Why: With locations all over the world, General Assembly offers a 10 week part-time course in front end web development, back end web development, and JavaScript development. Learn the fundamentals of technologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Ruby on Rails and start building your own websites from front to back.

Program Length: 10 weeks (6 hours/week)

Cost: $3950

Locations: New York, NY. San Francisco, CA. Washington D.C. Atlanta, GA. Boston, MA. Chicago, IL. Hong Kong. London, UK. Los Angeles, CA. Melbourne. Seattle, WA. Sydney.  



Why: Actualize is unique in that their main bootcamp offering is part-time. It’s a four-month program, and in that time they expect not only to teach you a mastery of Ruby on Rails, but also of JavaScript technologies and frameworks. All of this leads to a capstone project at their Student Showcase and placement in Actualize's web development agency The Difference Engine. The Actualize team also helps students get a job through networking with Chicago companies, building up portfolio, and resume and LinkedIn preparation.

Program Length: 16 weeks (21 hours/week)

Cost: $12,500

Location: Chicago, San Francisco, New York City


Tech Talent South

Why: Tech Talent South’s part-time code immersion program is a shorter distillation of the essentials of their full-time program. TTS teaches Ruby on Rails and JavaScript with the goal that you can leave with a Minimum Viable Product. The program is beginner focused to take people with even a degree of computer literacy and have them build web applications.

Program Length: 8 weeks (8 hours/week)

Cost: $4750

Locations: Asheville, NC. Atlanta, GA. Charlotte, NC. Dallas, TX, Jacksonville, New Orleans, LA. Phoenix, AZ. Raleigh-Durham, NC., San Antonio, Winston-Salem, Columbus  


Fullstack Academy

Why: Fullstack Academy’s Flex Immersive brings their JavaScript curriculum into a part-time 24 week format over evenings and weekends. The course is designed to allow you to learn without quitting your job. The program is divided into three sections, Foundations, Academy, and Flight that cover the fundamentals of coding, project building, and finally prepare you to apply for developer positions and get the job you’ve always wanted with the help of their placement team.

Program Length: 28 weeks (14.5 hours/week)

Cost: $15,680

Location: New York, NY.


Byte Academy

Why: Byte Academy offers a part-time full stack development bootcamp using Python as the primary programming language. The material covered is the same as in the full-time version of the bootcamp, and includes data structures, algorithms, object oriented programming concepts, Python, and JavaScript.

Program Length: 24 weeks

Cost: $10,000

Location: New York, NY



Why: DevMountain’s After Hours Web Development Course covers HTML/CSS as well as JavaScript and related technologies. It’s a great way to jump into web development without having to quit your job or school. Classes are held on nights and weekends for a flexible fit for anyone’s schedule.

Program Length: 16 weeks (11 hours/week)

Cost: $4500

Location: Salt Lake City, UT. Provo, UT. Dallas, TX.


Lighthouse Labs

Why: Lighthouse Labs’ part-time web course promises to teach the fundamentals of front and back end technologies and to build working web applications. In addition, it’s an opportunity to get involved in Toronto’s growing tech community. At the conclusion, students will be ready to put their skills to use or enroll in deeper programs.

Program Length: 6 weeks (6 hours/week)

Cost: $1500 + tax CAD

Locations: Vancouver, BC. Toronto, ON. Montreal, Calgary, Victoria, London, Halifax


Bitmaker Labs

Why: Bitmaker Labs offers part-time courses in Front End Development and UX Design. No matter what technology you choose to pursue you’ll find yourself building valuable projects for your portfolio and resume. Beginners and dabblers are absolutely welcome.

Program Length: 12 weeks (19 hours/week)

Cost: $2500

Location: Toronto, ON.



Why: The part-time program at DevLeague is the same curriculum as their full-time bootcamp, just spread over 26 weeks instead of 12. The part-time program doesn’t equal part-time effort as the expectation at DevLeague is that you’re going to work harder on your projects and on your hackathons It’s fullstack JavaScript web development taught two days a week and full-time on Saturday, all in beautiful Honolulu.

Program Length: 26 weeks (19 hours/week)

Cost: $10,500

Location: Honolulu, HI.


Codify Academy

Why: Thanks to their part-time program, Codify Academy lets you keep your job while learning to code for front end development. A huge part of the program is the mentorship provided by real industry professionals so that you get the most out of your 16 weeks. Class sizes are small (10 students or less) and each week you meet with both a class mentor and a hiring mentor so that you’re working on your skills as well as your career prospects. You learn HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and Bootstrap while collaborating with instructors and fellow students on real projects that you can cite on your resume. There are no technical requirements to get started, as long as you have a laptop and a drive to get better.

Program Length: 16 weeks (3 hours/week)

Cost: $2500

Locations: San Francisco, CA.

New York Code & Design Academy

Why: The Web Development Intensive Part Time from New York Code & Design Academy promises to teach students to code and design web and mobile applications professionally. You'll learn the basics- HTML, CSS, JavaScript, plus emerging technologies like Node.js, Express.js and React.JS. Don't confuse the Intensive Part Time with NYCDA's "Web Development 100"–they're both part-time commitments, but the Intensive requires 240 in-class hours, while the 100 classes require just 96. And although this is a part-time program, NYCDA also provides career counseling and resources.

Program Length: 24 weeks

Cost: $7,500

Locations: NYC, Raleigh, Amsterdam, Atlanta, Austin


We Can Code It

Why: We Can Code It offers their immersive full-time bootcamp as a part-time class, which means you'll learn the same skills that you need to become a software engineer, over a few months. The part-time bootcamp also includes career and workplace advice, and culminates with Career Day.

Program Length: 20 weeks

Cost: 10,000

Locations: Cleveland, Columbus

Online Coding Bootcamps

Many online coding bootcamps are part-time, or offer flexible options if you need to keep your job. Check out this list of online coding schools, and watch demos of online learning platforms.


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