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Code Platoon

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Code Platoon is a non-profit coding bootcamp located in Chicago, Illinois specifically designed for veterans and military spouses transitioning into the civilian workforce by providing technical training and career placement. Code Platoon offers 15-week, full-time and 28-week, part-time Full-stack Software Engineering and DevOps and Cloud Engineering bootcamps. Code Platoon's DevOps bootcamp is only offered as a 28-week part-time program. Programs are available to att...
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  • Crystal Jobe
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    May 24, 2024
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    Top Notch Bootcamp Experience

    I just recently graduated from Code Platoon's Immersive Full-Stack Software Engineering program this month and I can't say enough positive things about this program and the staff that work there. I was extremely worried starting the program because I had a previous bad experience with another SE Bootcamp called FlatIron because they didn't actually teach you any lessons in the bootcamp and only offered minimum support for learning the concepts, so I wasn't sure what to expect going into ...
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  • Thomas Childress
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    May 12, 2024
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    Best SWE Bootcamp Available

    I would highly recommend Code Platoon to any service member or spouse looking to get into software development. After graduating from their Full-Stack Software Engineering cohort, I am still amazed at the progress I made in such a short amount of time. Having taken college classes both in person and online, Code Platoon offered the best learning environment/experience I have ever had. The entire staff is absolutely fantastic and only wants to see you succeed. Questions are only encourage...
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  • Aaron D Tanner
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Developer Immersive • Chicago
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    Jan 22, 2024
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    Perseverance Pays Off

    The program was as challenging as advertised and because of that I feel prepared to compete for work in the field. I only wish the program was longer, because the environment and culture at Code Platoon perfectly facilitates an ideal learning experience. The instructors and TA's are incredibly knowledgable and supportive and they all deserve a huge shoutout for driving my cohort to success. 
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  • Bryan Bartell
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    Jan 13, 2024
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    Amazing Program. Fantastic Staff

    This course challenged me in many ways. The support available from the instructors and TAs, as well as the supportive atmosphere with fellow students made it possible. This is an amazing program: a wonderful opportunity for anybody who wants to learn full stack web development.
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  • Phillip Basti
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Developer Immersive / Remote Attendance • Chicago
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    Dec 19, 2023
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    Best part-time program

    Code platoon curriculum accurately covers building the skills needed to gain employment in the tech industry. Students who attend can expect to become a unique part of the veteran and veteran-spouse alumni network. 
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  • Tristan Zimmerman
    Tristan Zimmerman
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    Sep 18, 2023
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    Fantastic Experience

    I would highly recommend Code Platoon to any service member or spouse looking to get into software development. I recently graduated from their Full-Stack Software Engineering course and I am blown away at the progress I and my classmates made in such a short amount of time. Having taken college classes both in person and online, code platoon offered the best learning environment/experience I have ever had. The staff is absolutely fantastic and only wants to see you succeed. Questions ar...
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  • Rogelio De La Garza
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Developer Immersive / Remote Attendance • Chicago
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    Sep 15, 2023
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    Best Opportunity for Veterans / Military and Software Development

    I recently Graduated from Code Platoon in their Uniform Platoon Full-Stack course. My experience with Code Platoon is one I will never forget. I learned more in 3 months than I would of learn in any college setting. As a prior college student and military service member I have never witnessed better instruction than I did while going through their course. Code Platoon takes you from knowing little to nothing about programming to creating complete applications from start to finish within ...
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  • Jose Delgado
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    May 22, 2023
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    Perfect shift into Software Engineering

    I was not the most experienced, nor was I the least experienced. However, I feel I can safely speak for a vast majority of the class in that we learned more in the past four months than I already knew through college or previous courses. Code Platoon not only improved on what was already known or taught during its Fundamentals of Programming pre-course, but it taught through both instruction and hands-on practice how to develop full stack applications in a clean and succinct way. I have ...
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  • Sean Madden
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    Apr 20, 2023
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    Great Coding Bootcamp!

    I was lucky to find out about the VET TEC pilot program and get accepted into it. I always wanted to be a software engineer, but I didn't want to start over with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science since I already had one in Cybersecurity. When I learned about VET TEC and Code Platoon during the end of my deployment, I knew this program could help me switch careers from Cybersecurity to Software Engineering.

    I joined the Delta Evening & Weekend Cohort, and it w...
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  • Nicholas Smith
    Junior Software Engineer • Graduate • Full Stack Web Developer Immersive / Remote Attendance • Chicago
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    Jan 16, 2023
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    Better than Expected!

    My initial reasoning for choosing Code Platoon was because they were approved for DoD Skillbridge, and I'm 100% glad I went with them. Not only did I learn a very robust set of skills from an experienced team of instructors, they also allowed me the flexibility to handle my personal life while still being active in the course. It's clear that the primary focus of the organization is to help people LEARN new skills, and they didn't leave a single student on the sidelines to struggle on th...
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  • Justin Peterson
    Software Engineer • Student • Full Stack Web Developer Immersive / Remote Attendance • Chicago
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    Sep 15, 2022
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    Full-Stack Software Development

    Professional training in full-stack software development using React.js and Django. Learn Javascript, Python, PostgreSQL, Bootstrap, REST API, and more.
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  • Chris Hicks
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    Jul 27, 2022
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    Highly Recommend

    I had the privilege to participate in Code Platoon's Evening and Weekend program these past 6.5 months. I am currently Active Duty and could not recommend it enough to other Active Duty military members, in fact I have already talked up Code Platoon to several co-workers of mine and I think at least one might apply. Even though it was time consuming, I never had a day where I did not look forward to class after work. The instructors, TA's, and curriculum were great!
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Code Platoon Alumni Outcomes

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Employment Rate
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Graduation Rate
$52,000
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100% of students intended to seek in-field employment within 180 days of graduating. 0% of students did not intend to seek in-field employment. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 9 graduates included in report:
180 Day employment breakdown
Employed in-field100.0%
Full-time employee33.3%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position66.7%
Short-term contract, part-time, or freelance0.0%
Started a new company or venture after graduation0.0%
Not seeking in-field employment0.0%
Employed out-of-field0.0%
Continuing to higher education0.0%
Not seeking a job for health, family, or personal reasons0.0%
Still seeking job in-field0.0%
Could not contact0.0%
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Notes and Caveats
Read the full Code Platoon CIRR Report here.

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Code Platoon Alumni Reviews Summary

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5.0
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4.9
Job Assistance
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Approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education as a Private and Vocational School. GI Bill Approved by The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. VET TEC approved provider through the Department of Veteran Affairs.
FAQs

How much does Code Platoon cost?

Code Platoon costs around $18,000.

Where does Code Platoon have campuses?

Code Platoon has an in-person campus in Chicago.

Is Code Platoon worth it?

The data says yes! In 2019, Code Platoon reported a 100% graduation rate, a median salary of $52,000, and 100% of Code Platoon alumni are employed. Code Platoon hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 134 Code Platoon alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Code Platoon on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Code Platoon legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 134 Code Platoon alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Code Platoon and rate their overall experience a 4.96 out of 5.

Does Code Platoon offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Yes, Code Platoon accepts the GI Bill!

Can I read Code Platoon reviews?

You can read 134 reviews of Code Platoon on Course Report! Code Platoon alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Code Platoon and rate their overall experience a 4.96 out of 5.

Is Code Platoon accredited?

Approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education as a Private and Vocational School. GI Bill Approved by The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. VET TEC approved provider through the Department of Veteran Affairs.

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