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Burlington Code Academy

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Burlington Code Academy

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Burlington Code Academy offers full-time and part-time web development and UX design bootcamps in Burlington, Vermont. In the web development bootcamp, students will learn languages and frameworks including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Bootstrap, React, and JQuery, be prepared to work in a real development environment and be provided career support throughout the course. This program includes one-on-one mentoring, a curriculum focused on in-demand skills, portfolio and career development, and connections to the tech community. The Javascript After Hours course is part-time and covers beginner/intermediate Javascript concepts. In the UX design bootcamps, students learn technical practices and processes of designing digital experiences, and work with a real company on a capstone project.

No prior experience is needed to attend, but applicants must have dedication. To apply, prospective students will need to submit an inquiry online, speak with admissions staff, complete a logical assessment, and pass a technical interview.

Burlington Code Academy has a network of teachers, partners, and industry professionals who will assist students every step of the way. The school is also committed to helping accepted students attend by offering tuition discounts, diversity scholarships, and an abundance of helpful resources to help finance this education.

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  • JavaScript After Hours (Part-Time)

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    HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js, Front End
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,950
    Class size20
    LocationBurlington
    JavaScript After Hours is a 10-week, part-time course hosted during the evening. This course is intended for beginners who want to learn programming fundamentals using JavaScript or for developers that want to add this in-demand language to their skillset. Each week you will learn a new concept that guides you through the basics of JavaScript programming into an intermediate level. Along the way, you will be working through mini-projects of increasing complexity as you advance into your final project: a fully functioning web application. MODULE 1 - INTRO TO JAVASCRIPT We start with the very basics -- What is a computer? What is a terminal? What is a variable? -- and work up to command-line basics. Learn Fundamental coding concepts and understanding JavaScript syntax, values, and variables. MODULE 2 - INTERMEDIATE JAVASCRIPT Take your knowledge of the JavaScript programming language and apply it to interactive application design. Build a functioning web application using specific guidelines for your project. MODULE 3 - FINAL PROJECTS Secure your foundation with topics such as Node.js, API integration, and object-oriented programming. Begin your final project and solidify concepts by applying what you learn to real-world problems Burlington Code Academy is committed to helping accepted students attend by offering tuition discounts, diversity scholarships, grant opportunities, and an abundance of helpful resources to help students finance their education.
    Financing
    Deposit950
    Financing
    Loan option available via SkillsFund

    Scholarships are available for this part-time course.

    Grant opportunities available through VSAC and the Vermont Dept of Labor.
    Tuition PlansPay deposit to reserve seat, pay remaining tuition during first week of instruction. Attending a part-time course allows students to subtract $4,000 off of a full-time bootcamp if they wish to continue their education. (See Pathways Scholarship).
    Refund / Guarantee- 100% tuition refund 30 Days Before Class; - 50% tuition refund during week 1; - 25% tuition refund during week 2; *Deposit is non-refundable.
    Scholarshiphttps://www.burlingtoncodeacademy.com/scholarships/
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner (little-to-no experience)
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • UX Design After Hours (Part-Time)

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    Design, User Experience Design
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$3,950
    Class size20
    LocationBurlington
    You will leave the course knowing how to employ the processes and research methods that allow you to identify design opportunities in websites or applications. You will also learn how to design a digital product or application from scratch, starting with low-fidelity sketches and ending with a high-fidelity prototype. Weeks 1-4: UX DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS Learn the fundamentals of user experience (UX) design through human-centered problem-solving techniques. Develop a practical understanding of user interface (UI) design principles and put them into practice by sketching your first design solution. You will also learn why user research is crucial to the design process and get a survey of the different methods used in the field. Weeks 5-7: USABILITY & PROTOTYPES Explore the world of accessibility told through the evolution of devices. Learn the rules, guidelines, and practices common in designing for screens. Practice a design technique called wireframing by starting with pen and paper and moving into pixels on a screen. Create your first prototype and see what happens when your designs end up in the hands of users. Use that informations to go back to the drawing board and iterate on your designs. Weeks 8-10: ITERATION & FINAL PROJECTS Decide what and how to test with users. Use test results and feedback to inform changes in design or functionality. Revisit research in the iterative design process. Begin your final project and use design thinking to work through a real, industry problem. Develop a solution that addresses this problem, putting the user first. Prototype your final design and prepare your final project for presentation. Burlington Code Academy is committed to helping accepted students attend by offering tuition discounts, diversity scholarships, grant opportunities, and an abundance of helpful resources to help students finance their education.
    Financing
    Deposit$950
    Financing
    Loan option available via SkillsFund

    Scholarships are available for this part-time course.

    Grant opportunities available through VSAC and the Vermont Dept of Labor.

    Tuition PlansPay deposit to reserve seat, pay remaining tuition during first week of instruction. Attending a part-time course allows students to subtract $4,000 off of a full-time bootcamp if they wish to continue their education. (See Pathways Scholarship).
    Refund / Guarantee- 100% tuition refund 30 Days Before Class; - 50% tuition refund during week 1; - 25% tuition refund during week 2; *Deposit is non-refundable.
    Scholarshiphttps://www.burlingtoncodeacademy.com/scholarships/
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner (little-to-no experience)
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • UX Design Bootcamp

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    Design, User Experience Design
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$9,950
    Class size20
    LocationBurlington
    Our UX Design Bootcamp is a proven path to becoming a user experience designer. We are committed to teaching our students the technical practices and processes of designing digital experiences and the philosophies and methods that inform good design. In this course, you will learn both user experience (UX) design and user interface (UI) design. Starting with the fundamentals, you will quickly advance through topics of increasing complexity, applying creative problem-solving skills to design and iterating on your designs based on research. You will leave this course knowing every step of the design process, from design concepts to high-fidelity prototypes. Weeks 1-3: UX DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS Learn the foundational topics and ideas of user experience design. This is when you will develop core problem solving skills through human-centered design exercises and learn how to convey meaning through visuals. We will also introduce user research and define contextually relevant research methods and techniques through applied exercises. Weeks 4-6: USABILITY & PROTOTYPES Discover how applications and websites are constructed and learn methods to evaluate the ease of use of a product. You will start by creating an efficient information architecture model that informs your navigation and then begin sketching wireframes based on scenarios and user stories. We will also create screen flow diagrams and build paper prototypes to evaluate design interactions. Weeks 7-8: ITERATION & SYNTHESIS Learn how to set measurable performance goals and choose the tools to test them. Use test results and feedback to inform changes in design or functionality. Execute deliverable handoffs. Start your presentation outline. Craft your problem statement, goals, research findings, and solution into a compelling story. Weeks 9-12: CLIENT PROJECT Begin your final project and use design thinking to work through a real, industry problem with a local client. Develop a design solution that addresses this problem while putting the user first. The result will be a prototype with accompanying design assets as well as a robust presentation to include in your portfolio. We bring your learning experience beyond the classroom and into the real world by providing you with career support and opportunities to network with employers, work with real clients during your capstone projects, and meet experts in the field. Burlington Code Academy is committed to helping accepted students attend by offering tuition discounts, diversity scholarships, grant opportunities, and an abundance of helpful resources to help students finance their education.
    Financing
    Deposit$1,990
    Financing

    Loans - Finance for as low as $330/month with SkillsFund

    Pay After You're Hired - BCA Income Share Agreement

    Grant opportunities are available through VSAC & the Vermont Department of Labor.
    Tuition PlansPay deposit to reserve seat, pay remaining tuition during the first week of instruction. Attending a part-time course allows students to subtract $4,000 off of a full-time bootcamp if they wish to continue their education. (See Pathways Scholarship).
    Refund / Guarantee- 100% tuition refund 30 Days Before Class; - 50% tuition refund during week 1; - 25% tuition refund during week 2; *Deposit is non-refundable.
    Scholarshiphttps://www.burlingtoncodeacademy.com/scholarships/
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner (little-to-no experience)
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Web Development Bootcamp

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    MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, User Experience Design, CSS, React.js, Node.js, Front End, Agile
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$9,950
    Class size20
    LocationBurlington
    Our Web Development Bootcamp is a proven path to becoming a software developer. We are committed to teaching students not only how to code, but how to think like a programmer, emphasizing the social aspects of coding and how to work on a team. Individual and team-based projects prepare you to work in a real development environment and your capstone project will be sponsored by a real, local client. With a focus on outcomes and job placement, Burlington Code Academy has a network of teachers, partners, and industry professionals who assist students every step of their way to a new career. Students in the Web Development Bootcamp receive career coaching, one-on-one mentoring, professional development training, and connections to employers and hiring partners. MODULE 1: PROGRAMMING FUNDAMENTALS In the first few weeks you will learn the basics of web design, user experience, and front-end web development using HTML, CSS, Bootstrap and Javascript. You will also learn how to work with terminal commands, GitHub, text editors, and take a deep dive into programming with JavaScript. MODULE 2: SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT The middle of the course will teach you the software development concepts and practices used in the industry; you will become familiar and comfortable with building full-stack web applications. This unit focuses on back-end software development and will teach you how to work with databases and API’s.. MODULE 3: CAPSTONE PROJECT This is where you will build, think, and work in a real development environment. The final project will be developed with a team of your peers and will provide an in-depth understanding of DevOps, how to work in an Agile project cycle, and refine the skills that you learned in class as well as a chance to explore the technologies that you are interested in pursuing post-graduation. Burlington Code Academy is committed to helping accepted students attend by offering tuition discounts, diversity scholarships, grant opportunities, and an abundance of helpful resources to help students finance their education.
    Financing
    Deposit1990
    Financing
    Loans - Finance for as low as $330/month with SkillsFund

    Pay After You're Hired - BCA Income Share Agreement

    Grant opportunities are available through VSAC & the Vermont Department of Labor.
    Tuition PlansPay deposit to reserve seat, pay remaining tuition during first week of instruction. Attending a part-time course allows students to subtract $4,000 off of a full-time bootcamp if they wish to continue their education. (See Pathways Scholarship).
    Refund / Guarantee- 100% tuition refund 30 Days Before Class; - 50% tuition refund during week 1; - 25% tuition refund during week 2; *Deposit is non-refundable.
    Scholarshiphttps://www.burlingtoncodeacademy.com/scholarships/
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner (little-to-no experience)
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes

1 Scholarship

  • $500 Burlington Code Academy Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive Burlington Code Academy 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

    • Web Development Bootcamp (Burlington)
  • Katie Yawney • UI Engineer • Graduate
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    I really appreciated the positive atmosphere at Burlington Code Academy. We were encouraged to have fun, support one other, take breaks, and experiment and grow in our own way.

    The instructors we had were top notch and came with lots of real-world experience as coders and coding teachers. And with the small class size, they were very accessible, so I was able to ask questions whenever I felt confused or just wanted to learn more.

    The projects they designed for us were fun and challenging. Getting to work with other students through pair programming, peer code reviews, and the longer-term capstone project taught me so much because my eyes were constantly being opened to new ways of approaching a problem. It was also helpful in the job search to already have working full-stack applications in my portfolio.

    I like the course’s emphasis on Agile development principles because so many companies use Agile. It made my transition to a new job in software easier because the Agile process felt familiar from my time at Burlington Code Academy.

    The skills I gained at Burlington Code Academy allowed me to break into the field of web development and work every day at a job that I enjoy.

  • Missy Westland • Technical Consultant • Graduate
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    I’m really excited about what BCA is doing in the community and for its students. Personally, the class helped me advance towards a more technical role in my current position. The school has created a support network for its students and also engages the local development community in order to support events and programs that help advance technical careers in Vermont. I think they’re doing great things, and I think that a class with them is time well spent. 

  • Student
    - 11/4/2019
    Jake • IT Specialist • Graduate
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    I had a wondeful and eye opening experience at Burlington Code Academy. The education was fast paced and immersive, much like the industry that I was being prepared for. There were definite moments of doubt, but the intructing team encouraged me to see the problem solver in myself and never gave up on me. The course opened up a new world of understanding to me in both software and internet that I would not have been able to achieve in such a short period of time at a regular school. 

  • Riley Farabaugh • SEO, CRO, & UX Consultant • Graduate
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    I run a search marketing agency and consult with businesses on how to drive more traffic, leads, and revenue through search engines like Google.

    I went through the part-time JavaScript course with Burlington Code Academy in early 2019. The instructors were highly knowledgeable and did a great job of distilling complex subjects down into digestable lessons. The course itself was a bootcamp style introduction to programming with JavaScript.

    The biggest benefits to me as a marketer and entrepreneur were:

    • A deeper understanding of the technology behind Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, and event/conversion tracking
    • The opportunity to network and build relationships with other people in the local tech scene
    • A 100-level introduction to the command line, git protocol, and programming concepts like loops and conditionals
    • The opportunity to communicate with talented and experienced developers (the instructors) and learn how they approach complex problems

    I'd recommend the course to digital marketers looking to expand their skillsets, professionals looking to switch careers or dip their toes into the world of web development, or novice developers looking to build their skills and project portfolios and ultimately pursue a career as a software engineer.

    I am happy to provide further details of my experience as a student in the Burlington Code Academy course. You can reach out to me through my website at https://rileyfarabaugh.com.

  • Jake D. • Enterprise Architect • Graduate
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    I had a legal career I was proud of but I wanted to take my passion for technology further. Not only did I learn what I needed to learn to get a great job as an Enterprise Architect with the State, I became part of a community that I continue to grow in. 

  • Connor
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    Having no college degree made it tricky for me to find fulfilling employment with a comfortable paycheck. Once I was hired by a tech company in Burlington for a frontline support position, I began to familiarize myself with the basics of HTML and CSS. Over time, the curiosity turned into a drive to learn as much as I could in order to excel in my role.

    Once I began to grasp the basic concepts, I found myself messing about in the Chrome Developer Tools to tweak and manipulate websites--which was not only fun, but allowed me to be a more efficient employee in my tech support position.

    I made the decision to jump into the world of programming and enroll at Burlington Code Academy shortly thereafter.

    As other reviewers have mentioned, this course is exactly what it describes itself to be: a boot-camp. The 9-5, Monday - Friday schedule is a crash course and mentally demanding--especially so for folks unfamiliar with beginner-level computer operation and understanding. Coming in with some experience, I still found the course very challenging at times. But that's not to say it wasn't rewarding. I discovered a passion for programming and since graduating (2 months ago at the time of this review) I still write code everyday.  

    The instructor team is top-notch and are willing to go the extra mile and a half for students. The team wants you to succeed and you can feel that.

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    In the summer of 2019 I attended BCA's Web Development Bootcamp. Prior to the class we were given some online work to be completed and a list of all the software we would be using throughout the course with detailed guides on how to install then. Because of this pre-course work I felt more prepared to absorb information being taught to us in the first few weeks of class and it was very helpful. 

    The lead instructor and teaching assistants are very knowledgable. They take their time answering all questions and absolutely go above and beyond to help everyone succeed in this class. I dont believe many other schools have instructors who will help you on their days off, stay late after classes and do all the countless other things they do to make themselves available for people who need extra help.

    I think BCA is an amazing place to learn web development because of all the support they offer, inside and outside of the classroom.

  • Full-time Course
    - 10/4/2019
    Richard • Junior Software Engineer • Graduate
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    First a little about my background. I had grown stagnant in my career as a scientist and didn't find fullfilment or challenge in the day-to-day work. I had been a scientist for over ten years with a masters degree in the field. I had a mortgage and a family to help support so leaving my job behind was not something I could do on a whim. I took my time to figure out what I wanted to do and to look at the careers that were available to me. Going back for another four year degree wasn't an option and, frankly, wasn't going to help me start a new career. I needed to find something that took less time and had better outcomes.

    The Burlington Code Academy's (BCA) full-time course seemed to offer both. I did my research on the former graduates outcomes and spoke with Alex Horner at length about my expectations for the course - namely I wanted to commit fully to course and have a full-time job within a few months of completing the course. BCA had a career-focused curriculum. Local businesses had influenced the technologies being taught and work with a career counseler was integrated into the course. Feeling much more secure in the idea, I applied and was accepted three months before the program started. 

    After being accepted, I reached out to Alex for direction and was given pre-course exercises to complete. I spent time each night working through (and past) the exercises on HTML, CSS, and Javascript. This certainly helped when the course started. While BCA will teach you everything you need to know, I would strongly suggest taking your time to become familiar with HTML, CSS, and Javascript to ease the transition. 

    The course itself was 9am-5pm Monday through Friday and only required that we had a computer capable of running the necessary software (although I have no doubt that if this was a hurdle they would have helped me find a solution). The course started with Javascript and it set an aggressive pace. At no point did I feel overly confident or bored - which was a nice change but also quite a shock. The weeks started with three days of learning concepts through lectures and mini-labs followed by an introduction to a larger project with class time to work on it. The project based learning was fantastic! It forced me to play with and really understand the concepts. The projects also helped us to build our portfolios with meaningful work. Fair warning, the projects routinely took an additional 8 hours over the course of the weekend and sometimes longer if I was struggling with a concept. We were encouraged to discuss our issues with the other students and the instructor and teaching assistants made themselves available after class and on the weekends if we needed additional help. 

    I don't think a single student made it through the course without struggling with at least one project. After a long time coasting through my job this was jarring. I was invigorated by the learning but also stressed from feeling out of my element. Fortunately, my family gave me amazing support during the course so I had the time to focus on learning. I was fortunate that I didn't need to work a part-time job during the course and could spend more time on the class. Our final weeks of the course were working on projects proposed by local businesses. These capstone projects gave us exposure to local businesses and to what real projects look like. We handled client meetings, timelines, and the project scope. The course ended with a demo night where we showed off our work to the community and hiring partners. I had an informational interview lined up before the night was through.

    The weeks after the course I spent time finishing my portfolio and tweaking my resume. The BCA let us know about jobs as they were being posted (or even before) and gave us contacts for businesses that we were interested in. I ended up interviewing two weeks after the course ended and had a full-time position two weeks after that!

    My suggestions if you're interested in taking the course:

    1. Plan ahead. Save money, recruit family and friends to help you during the course, do whatever you can to not have to split your focus. 

    2. You will get out what you put in. If you're motivated and want to work harder, you'll be able to and it will pay off. 

    3. Be ready to be stressed but remember that it's part of learning something new. 

    4. Avoid missing any class. I missed one day and struggled for a week and half to catch up. I can't imagine what missing mutliple days would have felt like. 

    5. Treat this course like it's your job. Take it seriously and it will pay off. 

    In the end I got exactly what I wanted out of this course. I was constantly challenged, pushed, and my effort was rewarded with a new full-time career. I left a career with masters degree making $55k and in three months (of very hard work) found a remote job making $72k for an entry level position. The course paid for itself and I've never been happier. If you reach out to BCA feel free to ask them to put you into contact with me and we can chat more. 

    Good luck!

  • Bob Stauss • Junior Web Developer • Graduate
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    The Burlington Code Academy was a great experiencce for me.  After years of worikng in restaurants, and living the ski-bum lifestyle I was ready to find a job that would actually engagae me intellectually, and wouldn't crush my soul.  Unfortunatlly my double major in religious studies, and fine art didn't exactly leave me with alot of employment opportunities without first going back to school for a graduate degree.  While wandering around the internet in search of an alternative I stumbled across BCA. I was a little wary of draining my savings, and giving up working for three months to learn a skill set that I had no prior knowledge of with no gauruntee of a job on the otherside.  Despite my reservations I took a chance, applied, and got accepted. The course was great.  At some points I felt like my brain was going to explode because I was learning so many new things, but htat's exactly what I was looking for.  This course is very intense; you're going to be in class 40hrs/week with probably another 10-20hrs of work and reading outside of class, but at the end you come out with all the skills you need to build a full stack web app using a variety of technologies.  Josh Burke (the lead instructor) is great.  He has a deep knowledge of programming, experience working in the field both as a freelancer, and in a corporate setting, and he has tons of extra resources he's more than will ing to share on a variety of topics. Don't feel like you need a background in computer science, or programming to apply for this course.  All you need is a desire to learn, and a critical mind.  A love of logic puzzles doesn't hurt either, as I've found the closest parallel to programming is not mathematics (as I thought before starting this course) but logic puzzles.

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    - 4/27/2020
    Anonymous • Graduate
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    At Burlington Code Academy we gradually built our way up to full-stack web developers. The staff was always super helpful, and the group of students became a family. It was an incredible experience and a program I would recommend to anyone looking to learn more about coding and becoming a full-stack web developer. 

Burlington Code Academy Outcomes

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100%
Graduation Rate
93%
Employed
$78,250
Median Salary

Of the students who enroll at Burlington Code Academy, 100% graduated. 70% of graduates were job-seeking and 93% of job-seeking graduates found in-field employment after 180 days and report a median income of $78,250. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 14 graduates included in this report:

180 Day Employment Breakdown:

Full Time, In-Field Employee
50.0%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position
7.1%
Short-term contract, part-time position, freelance
35.7%
Employed out-of-field
7.1%

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