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Burlington Code Academy offers online full-time and part-time web development and UX design bootcamps. 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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    CSS, Front End, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, React.js
    OnlinePart Time6 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date October 04, 2021
    Cost$3,950
    Class size20
    LocationOnline
    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
    Deposit1000
    Financing
    Loan option available via SkillsFund

    Scholarships are available for this part-time course.

    Grant opportunities are available. 
    Tuition Plans- Pay up-front discount. - Grants and scholarships available. - Financing options. 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
    More Start Dates
    October 04, 2021 - Online Apply by September 27, 2021
  • Software Development Bootcamp

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    Start Date September 27, 2021
    Cost$9,950
    Class size20
    LocationOnline
    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
    More Start Dates
    September 27, 2021 - Online Apply by September 13, 2021
  • UX Design Bootcamp

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    User Experience Design, Design
    OnlineFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date September 27, 2021
    Cost$9,950
    Class size20
    LocationOnline
    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
    More Start Dates
    September 27, 2021 - Online Apply by September 13, 2021

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

    • Software Development Bootcamp (Burlington)
  • Great Value!
    - 12/31/2020
    Hannah Anderson • Student
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    If you are considering taking a UX bootcamp, I highly recommend Burlington Code Academy. My experience at BCA was extremely rewarding. Our instructor Rick, and TA Collin were so helpful and knowledgable. They always made themselves available as a resource and I could honestly say that about everyone at every level at BCA. 

    I went way out of my comfort zone joining this bootcamp and I learned and evolved so much in such a short period of time (it actually flew by). We were working with a real client on a website redesign by Week 3. It was a cool real world experience that was integral in my overall UX journey. Their support doesn't end when the class is over. In addition to providing a career coach along with your bootcamp, BCA also provides resources while you search for your next opportunity. If you are looking for a UX Bootcamp, you will not be disappointed at BCA.
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    Great learning experience. I have wanted to learn how to code for a while and BCA gave me the necessary guidance, tools and provided the information in a practical, logical and useful order, with each lesson building upon the previous one.  This material can be difficult to learn alone if you are unsure of what to practice first and don't have projects to work on or feedback.  The only thing I regret is not doing enough review before the course started. 
  • Vic A. • Graduate
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    Coming into this course with no coding experience was daunting, but you quickly realize you’re not alone. You get tons of support from teachers, classmates, and the coding community as a whole. The remote structure takes some getting used to, but once you start, the 12 weeks really fly by. There are many challenges along the way, but every obstacle overcome is a problem you now know how to solve, which is an incredibly rewarding feeling. This is the place to be if you’re looking to learn new skills to help get a career in the industry. BCA gives you the tools to succeed, combined with a support staff dedicated to helping you find that new career along the way. 
  • Alex Holder • Graduate
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    I just completed BCA's first UX Design Bootcamp. It was an amazing experience. If you're in an appropriate time zone, you can take this bootcamp remotely. I wasn't anywhere near Burlington and I still felt connected. Their biggest strength is that the UX program is taught by Rick Machanic, who has decades of experience in this field. He owned his own web agency so he offers much more than the typical bootcamp teacher. BCA is great about gathering feedback and I'm sure they're going to improve the Bootcamp based on my program's initial feedback. They're going to solidify some of the prework, Figma lessons, and have more consistent labs that span the length of the Bootcamp. One of the highlights of the course was our capstone. They work with real clients so your portfolio has real-world experience before you're even done. Another shining star is Etienne Morris, the career coach that BCA uses. They place a high emphasis on finding a job and networking throughout your time there. The TA, Mateo Cohen, brings more experience from a visual design perspective. His feedback and design critiques were super useful and he's still helping our class out despite the Bootcamp being finished. All in all, you should definitely go to BCA if you want to become a UX Designer. I entered having only enthusiasm and left with a ton of new skills!
  • Beginners Beware
    - 8/20/2020
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    I was expecting as a 'code illiterate' person, that I would be lost and confused along the way. I had done some slight research about code and realized it can be like learning a new language. I was geared to take the summer intensive bootcamp course for three months but was allowed to take a Javascript specific course beforehand as a sort of precursor. I was lost from the beginning to the end. The homework and assignments were way above my head, even having the kindness and aid of a fellow teachers aid was barely keeping me afloat in class. Everyone else in the course had had some prior experience so I would not recommend for the actual beginner. Because this was far to0 much for me to personally grasp, I ended up realizing this type of learning and course was not for me and ended up cancelling my plan to do the more intensive course which I am personally happy about. I would say its a great way to test your knowledge about coding and to see if the summer intensive course is doable. For me, I didnt take much away at all. I would like to recommend that this is not for the actual beginner and having some background in code or javascript programming is definitely required. 
  • 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. 

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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. 

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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.

Burlington Code Academy Outcomes

* These outcomes are not audited by Course Report. In some cases, data is audited by a third party.


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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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