Burlington Code Academy
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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Deposit 1000 FinancingLoan 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. Scholarship https://www.burlingtoncodeacademy.com/scholarships/
Minimum Skill Level Beginner (little-to-no experience) Prep Work Yes Placement Test No Interview Yes
More Start DatesOctober 04, 2021 - Online Apply by September 27, 2021
OnlineFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
Deposit 1990 FinancingLoans - 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 Plans Pay 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. Scholarship https://www.burlingtoncodeacademy.com/scholarships/
Minimum Skill Level Beginner (little-to-no experience) Prep Work Yes Placement Test Yes Interview Yes Start Date None scheduled Cost $9,950 Class size 20 Location OnlineOur 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.
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 Plans Pay 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. Scholarship https://www.burlingtoncodeacademy.com/scholarships/
Minimum Skill Level Beginner (little-to-no experience) Prep Work Yes Placement Test Yes Interview Yes
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Burlington Code Academy Reviews
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- Student- 11/4/2019Jake • IT Specialist • Graduate • Course: Software Development Bootcamp • Campus: Burlington
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.
I run a search marketing agency and consult with businesses on how to drive more traffic, leads, and revenue through search engines like Google.
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.
- Perfect Career Changing Move- 10/21/2019Jake D. • Enterprise Architect • Graduate • Course: Software Development Bootcamp • Campus: Burlington
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.
- Cohort 02, Summer 2019- 10/12/2019Connor
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.
- Full-time Course. Summer 2019.- 10/11/2019Boris • Student • Course: Software Development Bootcamp • Campus: Burlington
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- 10/4/2019Richard • Junior Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: Software Development Bootcamp • Campus: Burlington
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.
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.
- A great course, very intense- 10/3/2019Bob Stauss • Junior Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Software Development Bootcamp • Campus: Burlington
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.
- Tech-great- 4/15/2021Anonymous • Developer • Graduate • Campus: Online
- BCA- 4/27/2020Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Software Development Bootcamp • Campus: BurlingtonAt 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.
* These outcomes are not audited by Course Report. In some cases, data is audited by a third party.
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: