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Berkeley Boot Camps

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Berkeley Boot Camps offer 12-week, full-time and 24-week, part-time courses in web development; 24-week, part-time courses in data analytics, UX/UI, cybersecurity and financial technology (FinTech) and 18-week, part-time digital marketing and technology project management courses in San Francisco, Berkeley, Belmont and online. The full stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Python, Django, MongoDB, Git and more, with in-person and online options.

The data analytics curriculum covers a broad array of technologies like programming in Excel, Python, fundamental statistics, JavaScript, SQL, Databases and Tableau.

The UX/UI program provides hands-on training in user-centric design research, design thinking, visual prototyping and wireframing, interface design, storyboarding, visual design theory, web prototyping with HTML5 and CSS, interaction design with JavaScript and jQuery and more.

The cybersecurity program offers hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases and defensive and offensive cybersecurity.

The digital marketing program provides experience with in-demand tools and technologies for executing a marketing strategy, such as Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, Customer Relationship Management software (CRMs), MailChimp, HTML/CSS and more.

The FinTech curriculum covers Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, blockchain and more.

The technology project management program takes a multidisciplinary approach to developing in-demand technical, leadership and business management skills. The curriculum covers requirements documentation, test plans, traditional, agile and hybrid methodologies, scrum frameworks, resource planning and more.

Applicants do not need prior experience to enroll in the bootcamps, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial. Berkeley Boot Camps are designed for working professionals and individuals who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement or looking to gain a new skill set.

Students will benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success through graduation and beyond. Services include portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, technical interview training, 1:1 mentor support, soft skills training and more. Upon program completion, graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion from Berkeley Extension, and will build a portfolio of projects in our web development, data analytics, UX/UI, digital marketing, financial technology or technology project management programs and gain skills applicable to industry certifications in our cybersecurity program.

Berkeley Boot Camps are offered in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

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  • Cybersecurity - Part-Time (Belmont)

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$13,495
    Class size25
    LocationSan Francisco
    At the Cybersecurity Boot Camp, students get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases and defensive and offensive cybersecurity. You will also learn methods, techniques and best practices for accurately conveying the severity of the risks facing an organization’s security posture. The Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking and modern information security throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time (Belmont)

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$13,245
    Class size25
    LocationSan Francisco
    This program is rigorous, fast-paced, and focused on the practical technical skills needed to analyze and solve data problems. Students will gain proficiency in a broad array of technologies like Excel, Python, JavaScript, SQL Databases, Tableau, and more. Applicants do not need experience to enroll, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial. Throughout the course, students will complete projects using real data sets from the worlds of finance, healthcare, government, social welfare, and more—allowing them to build a strong portfolio with a professional demonstration of mastery.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time (Berkeley)

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$13,245
    Class size25
    LocationSan Francisco
    This program is rigorous, fast-paced, and focused on the practical technical skills needed to analyze and solve data problems. Students will gain proficiency in a broad array of technologies like Excel, Python, JavaScript, SQL Databases, Tableau, and more. Applicants do not need experience to enroll, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial. Throughout the course, students will complete projects using real data sets from the worlds of finance, healthcare, government, social welfare, and more—allowing them to build a strong portfolio with a professional demonstration of mastery.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time (San Francisco)

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$13,245
    Class size25
    LocationSan Francisco
    This program is rigorous, fast-paced, and focused on the practical technical skills needed to analyze and solve data problems. Students will gain proficiency in a broad array of technologies like Excel, Python, JavaScript, SQL Databases, Tableau, and more. Applicants do not need experience to enroll, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial. Throughout the course, students will complete projects using real data sets from the worlds of finance, healthcare, government, social welfare, and more—allowing them to build a strong portfolio with a professional demonstration of mastery.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Digital Marketing - Part-Time

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    HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Wordpress, SEO
    In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week18 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$9,495
    Class size25
    LocationSan Francisco
    The Berkeley Digital Marketing Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time digital marketing program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in marketing strategy, campaign development, digital advertising, and modern tools in site analytics and reporting. Gain experience with in-demand tools and technologies such as Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, Customer Relationship Management software (CRMs), MailChimp, HTML/CSS, and more.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Financial Technology (Online) - Part-Time

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    Excel, Algorithms, Crypocurrency, SQL, Python, Machine Learning, Blockchain
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,995
    Class size25
    LocationSan Francisco
    Get hands-on training and instruction in financial technology and analysis using popular tools and methods including Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum and blockchain. Maintain your current schedule by studying the competitive curriculum part-time, only three days a week, with convenient evening and weekend classes. Gain access to career services like resume and portfolio reviews, interview training and 1:1 coaching.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Payment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Financial Technology - Part-Time

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    Excel, Algorithms, Crypocurrency, SQL, Python, Machine Learning, Blockchain
    In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,995
    Class size25
    LocationSan Francisco
    Get hands-on training and instruction in financial technology and analysis using popular tools and methods including Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum and blockchain. Maintain your current schedule by studying the competitive curriculum part-time, only three days a week, with convenient evening and weekend classes. Gain access to career services like resume and portfolio reviews, interview training and 1:1 coaching.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Payment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Flex - Full-Time (Berkeley)

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    MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js
    In PersonFull Time20 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,495
    Class size25
    LocationSan Francisco
    Berkeley Coding Boot Camp is a 12-week, full-time web development course. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Responsive Design, Heroku, Git, User Authentication, React.js, MySQL, MongoDB, and more. Students have access to participate in experiential learning opportunities. Students receive career-planning services, portfolio reviews, and 1:1 coaching to position students for success in the field.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Flex - Full-Time (San Francisco)

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    MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js
    In PersonFull Time10 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,495
    Class size25
    LocationSan Francisco
    Berkeley Coding Boot Camp is a 12-week, full-time web development course. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Responsive Design, Heroku, Git, User Authentication, React.js, MySQL, MongoDB, and more. Students have access to participate in experiential learning opportunities. Students receive career-planning services, portfolio reviews, and 1:1 coaching to position students for success in the field.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time (Berkeley)

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    MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js
    In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$11,995
    Class size25
    LocationSan Francisco
    Berkeley Coding Boot Camp is a 24-week, part-time web development course. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Responsive Design, Heroku, Git, User Authentication, React.js, MySQL, MongoDB, and more. Students have access to participate in experiential learning opportunities. Students receive career-planning services, portfolio reviews, and 1:1 coaching to position students for success in the field.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time (San Francisco)

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    MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js
    In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$11,995
    Class size25
    LocationSan Francisco
    Berkeley Coding Boot Camp is a 24-week, part-time web development course. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Responsive Design, Heroku, Git, User Authentication, React.js, MySQL, MongoDB, and more. Students have access to participate in experiential learning opportunities. Students receive career-planning services, portfolio reviews, and 1:1 coaching to position students for success in the field.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Web Development (Online) Part-Time

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    MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js
    OnlinePart Time25 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$11,995
    Class size25
    LocationSan Francisco
    Learn to code wherever you are. The full-stack, online curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Responsive Design, Heroku, Git, User Authentication, React.js, MySQL, MongoDB and more. Through hands-on projects and training, students will complete the coding program in 24 weeks via live, instructor-led lessons. Individuals receive support from a variety of channels, so students are never alone throughout their online coding boot camp journey. Berkeley’s online coding boot camp gives you the opportunity to “think like a developer.” In addition to learning many of the most in-demand languages and creating your own personal portfolio, you will also partake in an 8-week Agile Team Project that mimics a real-world environment. Students are assigned a piece of the full project (division of tasks into short phases of work and frequent reassessment of adaptation of plans) and then finalize the project together with the assistance of an industry leader who has on average 5-7 years of experience as a software engineer. At the end of this online coding program, you will receive a Professional Certificate from Berkeley Extension, helping you stand out to employers.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Technology Project Management - Part-Time

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    Scrum, Agile
    In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week18 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$8,995
    Class size25
    LocationSan Francisco
    Berkeley Technology Project Management Boot Camp prepares learners to effectively lead technology projects across a variety of industries. Gain hands-on training in requirements documentation, test plans, traditional, agile and hybrid methodologies, scrum frameworks, resource planning and more.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Payment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • UX/UI Boot Camp - Part-Time

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, User Experience Design, CSS
    In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,995
    Class size25
    LocationSan Francisco
    Get hands-on training and instruction in high-demand UX/UI Design methodology which includes software skills in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, XD), Sketch App, InVision, Keynote as well as front-end web prototyping technologies and frameworks including HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, Git/GitHub and more. Maintain your work or college schedule by studying part-time, only three days a week, with convenient evening and weekend hours. Apply what you’ve learned toward building a comprehensive portfolio of projects ranging from AI sketches to mobile-responsive web layouts.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes

4 Scholarships

  • $500 Berkeley Boot Camps Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive Berkeley Boot Camps scholarship for $500 off tuition!

    Eligibility

    Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

    Qualifying Courses

    • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time (Berkeley) (San Francisco)
    • Full Stack Flex - Full-Time (Berkeley) (San Francisco)
    • Full Stack Flex - Full-Time (San Francisco) (San Francisco)
    • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time (San Francisco) (San Francisco)
  • $500 Berkeley Boot Camps Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive Berkeley Boot Camps scholarship for $500 off tuition!

    Eligibility

    Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

    Qualifying Courses

    • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time (San Francisco) (San Francisco)
    • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time (Berkeley) (San Francisco)
    • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time (Belmont) (San Francisco)
  • $500 Berkeley Boot Camps Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive Berkeley Boot Camps scholarship for $500 off tuition!

    Eligibility

    Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

    Qualifying Courses

    • UX/UI Boot Camp - Part-Time (San Francisco)
  • $500 Berkeley Boot Camps Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive Berkeley Boot Camps scholarship for $500 off tuition!

    Eligibility

    Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

    Qualifying Courses

    • Cybersecurity - Part-Time (Belmont) (San Francisco)
    • Digital Marketing - Part-Time (San Francisco)
  • Michael Thompson • Student
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    I came into this course knowing nothing. Nada. Zilch. Other than fooling around with some page builders, I had no experience with html, CSS, etc. I ended up graduating with nearly all A's on my assignments and projects, not because I am some coding prodigy who discovered his calling. It was due to the support of the instructor David Hallinan, the TAs John and Peter, and the administrator Shani who more than once talked me down from the ledge when I wanted to quit. They brought out the best in me and found something I didn't know I had- the ability to not just survive but excel in a completely foreign world to me. I know my success now depends entirely on how I apply myself and keep my skills sharp, but the team gave me what I signed up for and so much more. Best investment I've ever made, especially in myself, and one of the most enjoyable 3 month experiences I have ever had. It was difficult, no doubt, but fun, for sure. If you avail yourself to all of the resources and study like crazy, you will succeed. David keeps the class moving, the vibe super chill and fun, but definitely, serious and on topic. David has a great sense of humor, doesn't take anything too seriously, other than your progress and order in the class. It is very professional yet casual. The pace is very quick but if you prepare yourself and study like a lunatic, you will graduate. I would do it again and would highly recommend this course and especially David. True pro, good vibes, no fooling around, rewarding experience I many many ways. I also must thank Jules Sanders for all of her guidance on prepping for interviews and building our name and product. She truly cares about our success and is very straightforward and encouraging and her advice about our resumes and selling ourselves to employers is solid gold. She really cares about our futures and is so good at what she does!
    Response From: Rosa Tadeo of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Apr 30 2018
    Way to go, Michael! You continued to follow your web development dreams, and while it was tough at times, you had the necessary commitment and tenacity to get the most out of the program. We’re extremely proud of our instructors, TA's, and career services team and it’s great to hear they were such valuable resources - we think David, John, Peter, Shani, and Jules are all pretty great too! Our entire staff is incredibly passionate about education and changing our students' lives.

    You should be proud of all the hard work and time you devoted to the course, and we applaud you as you continue to move forward in this exciting direction. Congratulations on graduating! We wish you nothing but the best and know you’ll feel confident about calling yourself an expert programmer in no time. Best of luck going forward!
  • Ashish • Web Developer
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    I had an amazing experience at the Full Stack Web Development Bootcamp at UCB Extension in San Francisco. 

    My instructor was amazing and really helped me gain greater depth in my understanding of Front-End and Back-End technologies, and guided me through my projects and making sure I was writing quality code.

    I do have to mention that everyone in my cohort joined the Bootcamp for different reasons - some to get a new job, some just curious, and some entrepreneurs who wanted to communicate with their developers more effectively.

    In my experience, the students who spent a good amount of time familiarizing themselves with concepts like HTML, CSS and Javascript before the beginning the starting day were able to ask more difficult questions and attain more of a mastery over the concepts with their instructors guiding them. 

    In addition, my career coach (Sam Dias) was amazing at making sure I didn't lose steam on the job search and give-up. My bi-weekly coaching calls held me accountable to someone, and with her guidance, I was able to learn more about the job search in the tech industry.

    I would like to mention though, that to me, coaching me in the skill of job-hunting/interviewing was way more of an asset than just 'getting you that first job' (although UCB Extension played a huge role in that as well!). 

    I can now confidently say that in addition to picking up technologies quickly, I can also apply for a job and go through the hiring process with a sense of understanding of what happens behind the scenes and how to best optimize that process.

    Once again, this program would definitely benefit someone who has made their mind up to become a developer.

    Response From: Rosa Tadeo of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Wednesday, Mar 14 2018
    Thank you for your review, Ashish! We’re proud of our instructors and TAs, who are dedicated to each and every single student’s success. Congratulations on embarking on this journey and completing the boot camp. We are confident in your triumph to any and all future endeavors that come your way. Best of luck!
  • Daniel S • Student
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    I started attending UC Berkeley Data Analytics program on June 2017 and I am in a first cohort of students for this course.  I took this class because I was looking for a part-time course that cover web development, programming and data analytics since I work full-time.  This course is Data Analytics course so the class focus mostly on technologies and skills on how to get and store data, how to analyze data, and how to visualize data but you also get learn introduction to other technologies too as well as currently hot technologies such as machine learning and big data.  This is the first class being offered so I was cautious in the beginning but it surprised me in a good way.  The class is very organized and structured in a way that you learn technologies in logical order.  I think all the skills I learned are very useful because I’ve seen those in majority of job descriptions when I was googling for jobs online and the mini-projects(homework) that I have to do are also fun and interesting to do because you get to practice what you learn in class and also you get to apply those skills in your own project too.  

    In term of instructors and TAs, they are all very knowledgeable about what they are teaching.  I have to say my Instructor Pavan Katepalli, I have never seen an instructor who is passionate about programming, data analytics and very knowledgeable as well as great at teaching. He really wants to see his students succeed so you can ask question or schedule 1:1 with him anytime on anything.  And also, I think all the TA are amazing too because they give really good feedback (they are the one who grade your homework). And you can schedule 1:1 meeting with TAs and tutor or instructor which I think is great if you don’t understand stuffs in class or want to go over more on the materials.
    Another best thing about the class is that it is always updating based on you feedback and they apply your feedback fairly quickly too so anything that you think which might enhance your learning they quickly get incorporated into the course.

    In Career assistance side, they offer zoom session where you can call in to ask any questions and get answer right away as well as you can do 1:1 with career coach to go over any concern and get advices.  Also, they have special classes on interview practice and strategies so I think those are really helpful.  And there are career homework which are designed to make you organized and ready for job search, which I think is really good because they give you feedback on how your good resume is or what you needed in linkedin profile to be better and etc... Another thing I like is that they have people who work in the industry come to our class or remotely present share their experience with us, teach us new skills and get to network with them and ask questions.

    Overall, for me I am happy with this course because with no background and having no idea where to start on learning about data analytics, I learned a lot from this course both on technologies as well as the analytics field.  And also, this is fast paced class so it covers a lot of materials but the class offer a lot of resources so if you are motivated you can learn a lot.  Also, it is a lot of fun working with classmates to learn these materials since I learn a lot through my classmates too.  I think this class covered a lot of materials and you can be successful if you can review and practice what they teach in the class and also it gives a lot of extra resources to learn on your own too.  This class gave me a really good foundation on programming and data analytics so I feel that if there are new skills that needed to learn, I feel that I can learn on my own in the future too.  I can’t wait to graduate in a month to continue practicing my new skills and start applying those skills in the data analytics field. 
     

    Response From: Rosa Tadeo of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Dec 11 2017
    Hi Daniel,

    We're so glad to hear that you had such a positive experience with our program. As you mention, our Data Analytics program is a new addition to Berkeley Boot Camps. Feedback like this makes us incredibly proud of our team because we know that they work hard to ensure that our students get the most out of their boot camp experience while having to adjust and improve this new program in real-time.  It's terrific to hear that you enjoyed the course curriculum, as we constantly review and update our boot camp curricula so that our students are learning the most relevant and in-demand skills based on their local job market.

    We know the importance of quality instruction and support, so we're thrilled to hear that our instructors, TAs, and Career Services team provided you with the guidance and assistance you needed to learn these valuable new skills. It's great that you were able to take advantage of some of our boot camp support services including one-on-one sessions with instructors, TAs, and the Career Services team.

    We really appreciate you taking the time leave a detailed review of your experience with Berkeley Data Analytics Boot Camp. These insights into the student experience are very useful for those who are considering enrolling in our program. We know that learning many new skills in an abbreviated time period can be challenging, so we applaud you for all of your hard work. Congratulations on completing the program, we're wishing you the very best of luck in your future endeavors.

  • Jon • Full Stack Developer/Writer • Student
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    I'm about a month away from graduating the 6-month variant of the Berkeley Bootcamp, and while I can't speak to landing a career out of the program just yet (fingers crossed), I can speak to the program itself.

    Overall, the structure of the 6-month program was a homework a week throughout the entire course and three group projects. The group projects were larger in scale and had two weeks devoted to them, with the first few being with "randomized" groups (or well, groups drafted by the professors to adequately match different skill levels).

    As far as the skills we've learned, it does feel like a tremendous amount I am leaving the program with. I went in with a very limited grasp of web development thanks to sites like CodeAcademy and Lynda, but have been quickly (or what feels quickly) been learning more and more complex things. By the time you learn jQuery, there is little stopping your front-end from really shining.

    Backend wise, the build up was a bit slower but still quite empowering. You start with node, scrapping the front end for a while and just dealing with backend computing, then servers, then databases, handlebars, scraping, etc.

    By the time the second group project came about, the ambition each group displayed and final product was leaps and bounds ahead of the first project, let alone our first homework assignment.

    Our instructor was/is excellent, very clear in teaching the material, but also ensuring everyone gets it. Nobody is really safe to just sit back and not participate. 

    Which leads up to overall point I think is important to stress -- you only get out of this what you put into it. I know it's a bit of a cliche, but it is important to note. Those classmates that did not participate struggled in later months. By the group project, working with some of those people was not always the best either. It's just the nature of the beast. But as far as your individual success with the program, you just have to understand that it really, really requires you to be involved 100% from the get go. Any slowing down and you'll have a hard time getting back.

    We'll see how landing a career goes in the next few months, but as far as the learning component of this program goes I have been incredibly pleased. I'd recommend it to anyone considering transitioning to a web development career or just improving their skillset.

    Response From: Rosa Tadeo of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Sep 18 2017
    Thank you for your detailed review, Jon! We’re glad to have you in our program. It’s wonderful that you’ve learned so much from this course, and we’re thrilled to learn that your instructor has provided you and your classmates with the support you needed so far.

    We’re very excited to have earned your recommendation, and we can’t wait to see what you accomplish in the rest of this course, and as you move forward in your career. We applaud all of the hard work that you’ve put into this program, and we’re wishing you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
  • Roper • Full Stack Web Developer • Graduate
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    I decided to make a career change from architecture (construction) to full stack development, because technology intrigues and motivates me. The only coding experience I had coming into the bootcamp was from sites like codecademy, udemy, udacity, and edx. I taught myself some programming languages, but nothing in comparison to what I learned in this bootcamp.

    If you're approaching this bootcamp just to get a certificate, you won't make it. You need better motivation than that if you're going to get through the points of frustration you will experience during this course. Take this course seriously to give yourself the best chance out there.

    Some concepts may come easy, while other concepts may cause you issues. In the cases you need help, please feel free to reach out to your instructors, tutors, classmates, and any friends that you think could help you. But only reach out after you've tried looking for the solution yourself, and have come across a road block. Expect to put in 40+ hours outside of the classes for homework, research, review, and whatever else you need to do to stay on top of it. If you find yourself ahead in class, keep going. If you find yourself behind, catch up however you need to.

    The support from the instructional team and career services is always there. The instructional team has gone above and beyond to make sure we understood the material, but you can only do so much in such a short amount of time. It's up to you to read extra documentation, google a bit more about concepts, and whatever it is you need to do to stay up to date with the material.

    I hope you guys find this review helpful. I was trying to right a review that I wish I had when I researched which bootcamp to attend. Good luck!

    Response From: Rosa Tadeo of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Sep 18 2017
    Congratulations on completing the program, Roper! We really appreciate your feedback.

    As you mention, this course can be challenging and requires that students commit an appropriate amount of time and effort to learning these valuable new skills. This is excellent insight for future students.

    It makes us proud to hear that our team provided you with the support and guidance you needed, even going above and beyond to make sure that you absorbed the course material. We applaud all of the hard work you put into this course, and we’re wishing you the best of luck in your future endeavors.
  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    I took the Full Stack Web Development Bootcamp at UC Berkeley Extension provided by Trilogy from May to November 2018. It was the online, partime program. Going into an online program, I expected mainly instructional material in form of texts without much social interaction. But the class was held in zoom with the option of small group work and was actually very social. Up front they told us that it was going to be fast pace and that one would need to put in a significant amount of extra study time to keep up. So it was! I was working only part-time at the time, but am very glad that I took the part-time program which gave me the extra study time I needed. The bootcamp does not really cover object oriented programming principals or network communication concepts and protocols, but it provides lots of practical knowledge, tips and tricks, lots of programming experience and creative room in assignments. I had taken several CS classes previously at a Community College, but felt challenged from day 1. I gained a level from which I can build my own applications now and enjoy doing so very much. Web Development is definetely the field that I want to work in and I am about to start hunting for jobs. Some of the career service workshops are helpful, but I find the greatest resources are the 1-on-1 sessions with my coach, and the feedback from the "milestones" coursework, where you write your resume, and set up your online appearance. The bootcamp is expensive, but overall it was a valuable learning experience for me.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Thursday, Feb 14 2019
    Thank you for sharing your experience! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the structure of our online program and greatly benefited from our career services. Congratulations on graduating, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!
  • STOP SPAMMING
    - 12/22/2017
    Anonymous • Applicant
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    I unsubscibed from your list multiple times, why do you guys keep spamming still. 

    And if someone gives phone number on a form does not mean you should call randomly at any time even if they are busy.

    Response From: Rosa Tadeo of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Wednesday, Jan 10 2018
    Hi Anonymous,

    We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on our admissions process. Your feedback is important to us, as it helps us improve the student enrollment experience.

    After you fill out the form on our website, our thank you page notes that an admissions advisor will reach out to you soon at the phone number provided. Our advisors strive to provide timely admissions counseling to all those who would like to learn more about our programs but only contact applicants during regular business hours. We apologize if calling during our business hours did not work with your current schedule, as we always want to accommodate potential students and call at the time that works best for them. 

    We regret that you no longer want to receive email correspondence regarding our program, and we do want to assure you that if you opted-out of our marketing emails using the unsubscribe button, you should not receive any additional communications. However, we would like the opportunity to speak with you so that we can look you up in our system and confirm that you were successfully unsubscribed. Please reach out to me directly at (510) 306-1218 so that we can get this matter taken care of for you. 

  • aweful
    - 11/29/2017
    Anonymous • Student
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    • The administratin is very disorganized. We are being cut off one or two lecture days short because they messed up the schedule.  They failed to update the curriculum to match the holiday schedule.  
    • We missed some materials.  Some materials were totally useless.  The materials weren't updated per the latest standard. The instructor had to rewrite parts of the code very often. 
    • Career service was a joke.  Took lecture time to talk about career service while knowing some students are not looking for career service. Wasted their time often. Office hours in the middle of business hours. Can't attend while we were at work. 
    • Only one instructor was good but whenever other instructors taught, the good instructor had to review the material again. 
    • A lot of the students were very behind. Tutoring service was very hard to schedule during the time students attend.
    • The web app interface looked like it was made 5yrs ago and it was not working when the class started.  Scary, coming from a code camp. 
    • They didn't pay for Slack so we lost old important messages from instructors. 
    Response From: Rosa Tadeo of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Wednesday, Dec 20 2017
    Hi Anonymous,

    We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience. We know that your cohort had to make a small schedule change toward the end of your program, and we regret any inconvenience this may have caused. 

    Class schedules are subject to change, and on the occasion that a change is needed, this can affect lecture schedules in order to minimize the overall impact on the student experience and learning process. We also constantly update our curriculum, and as technology is ever-changing, this sometimes requires us to update our materials during the course of the program. We value our instructors' skills and their efforts toward keeping our curriculum in-line with the latest market demands.

    Our career curriculum often integrates into the existing class schedule because we strive to give all students access to our professional development services including career coaching, portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, and technical interview training.

    As you mention, our instructors come from a variety of backgrounds within the field of web development and will often have different teaching styles. Our classes are recorded for quality assurance, and weekly feedback forms allow us to hear directly from students to make sure they are on pace and receiving a favorable teaching experience. We also provide additional academic support in the form of free tutoring sessions, online and in-person office hours, direct contact with instructors and TAs, and optional one-on-one meetings with student support or career services team members that students can schedule at a time that works for them.

    We are sorry to hear that you had difficulty finding a time to attend tutoring sessions, and we'd like to better understand how we can accommodate you and other students who may have challenging schedules. We would also like to know how else we can equip you for success at this time. Please contact me directly at (510) 306- 1218.
  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    This class is a fantastic example of getting out what you put in. I had no experience whatsoever with programming prior to my enrollment in the class, and having completed the program I feel as though I now have a great platform from which I can learn programming on my own. The instructors and assistants were personable, knowledgeable, and excellent programmers, and the career assitance that I received upon completion of the program was great. 

    Coming from 0 experience I found it difficult to jump straight into a development role upon completion of the program, but I have no doubt that it is possible if one were to commit the requisite effort to do so. I took the class for the purpose of learning basic development skills and providing a platform from which to learn further, and that is exactly what I received. That said, the skills that I learned were nonetheless extremely helpful in bolstering my technical background (i.e. basic development skills are a fantastic resume booster regardless of whether or not one becomes a developer).  

    My only gripe about the program (if any) would be that there is a little too much time spent learning jQuery (a Javascript library that I've found to have little use in the programming world), but the concepts learned were nonetheless appicable to further learnings and the rest of the curriculum was excellent. 

    Overall, this is a great program for learning basic development skills. Be prepared to put in a significant amount of time outside of class if you're coming from 0 experience and want a development job right out of the program, but it is certainly possible! 

    Response From: Rosa Tadeo of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Tuesday, Oct 31 2017
    Hi Anonymous,

    Congratulations on completing the program! We're glad to hear that you learned many valuable skills, and had an overall positive experience with this course. We know the importance of quality instruction, guidance, and assistance, so we love hearing that our team as a whole provided you with the support you needed to be successful in this program.

    It is truly incredible to hear about your journey through this program. As you mention, success in this course does require students to dedicate their time and effort to acquiring these valuable new skills. We know this program can be challenging for students who have little prior experience, and we applaud you for all of your hard work.

    We really appreciate your feedback as the student experience is our number one priority. Thank you for taking the time to leave a detailed review of your experience, and your suggestions for our program in the future. We hope your proud of all that you have accomplished in this program, we wish you nothing but the best in your future endeavors.
  • Waste of money
    - 8/29/2017
    Anonymous
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    Be aware of this Berkeley coding boot camp. When you interested in the course and contact them, they will call you many thousand times. After you pay the deposit $2500 upfront, be aware that $1000 is no refundable, even you did not go your first day of the class. Also If you have any questions they don't want to answer you on the phone. They will block your phone number and you will directly into voicemail and never call into their admission main line. They reply email also very slowly like around 2 or 3 days later. They just want your money. After you pay your deposit they don't care about anything.

    Response From: Rosa Tadeo of Berkeley Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Sep 11 2017
    Hi Anonymous, thank you for sharing with us. We take feedback very seriously and regret to hear about your experience. 

    Our refund policy as well as the enrollment agreement (EA) you signed when you paid your deposit does note that $1,000 of the deposit is not refundable. While we never want our students to drop from the program, we are transparent about the nonrefundable part of the deposit so that students are aware of how a refund would be processed if they choose to drop. By making clear the non-refundable portion of the deposit at the time of enrollment, we also ensure that students reserving a seat feel confident in their decision to enroll. This is important since that seat will not be available to any other student interested in the program.
     
    Our admissions and student success teams receive many phone calls and emails during the day, and do their best to ensure that they address each person’s concerns in a timely manner. We are sorry that you had difficulty getting answers to your questions. We can assure you that our staff does not block phone numbers nor intentionally ignore calls—student support is our top priority and we always strive to be responsive. Our phone calls all funnel in through one system and do not go to our advisors’ personal phone numbers, so individual callers cannot be blocked.
     
    We do apologize for any delays you experienced in email communication. It is our goal to respond within 24 to 48 hours, however, this is not always possible. We are constantly working to improve our response time to best serve the needs of both students and applicants.
     
    We sincerely care about our students and always want them to feel valued, supported, and happy with their experience in our programs. Please give our program director a call at (510) 306-1218 so that we can address your concerns further.