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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 a 14-week, full-time immersive bootcamp and a 35-week, part-time bootcamp. Both programs are available to attend in-person or remotely via video conference. Students are taught technical skills that leverage the core compet...

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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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  • David Tetreau
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    Jul 25, 2022
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    Code Platoon for Career Change

    I am in the process of starting a second career and Code Platoon was just what I needed. My skills increased tremendously after being immersed in the comprehensive curriculum. I feel very prepared for the next step in my journey! 
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  • Scott Rametta
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Developer Immersive / Remote Attendance • Chicago
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    Jul 25, 2022
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    Awesome Program!

    Overall, Code Platoon was a very good experience for me. I feel confident that the knowledge and materials provided to me over the past 7 months will lend a huge hand in starting my career in Full Stack Web Development. This course was thorough and the instructors were clear and concise in their lectures. They also didn’t hesitate to answer any questions that the students had. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in it. Just be sure to give 100% and you will be glad you did...
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  • Alex
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    Jun 01, 2022
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    Full-Stack Part-Time Remote

    I can't recommend this program enough. I was in the first cohort of students in the part-time program and we did the program 100% remote (right in the heart of Covid). I was a little bit hesitant about doing the program remotely, but it turned out to be an awesome experience. We met 3 times a week, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and all day on Saturday for a teaching session, and then worked on projects after the lecture with help from the instructors. The only negative thing about doing...
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  • Zachary Blackburn
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full Stack Web Developer Immersive / Remote Attendance • Chicago
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    Apr 04, 2022
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    Difficult but Awesome Experience

    Code Platoon is honest when they tell you it will be difficult, but you’re stacking a whole lot of knowledge into a few months. Regardless, it was the best decision of my life. I went from level 0 knowledge to being able to create fullstack applications, and now have an amazing software engineering apprenticeship. The instructors were awesome, the curriculum aligns with the industry, and I made some of the best friends I have - all while being remote. You’re going to have to put in work,...
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  • Jason Edokpa
    Full Stack Web Developer Immersive / Remote Attendance • Chicago
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    Feb 17, 2022
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    Great Coding Bootcamp for Veterans

    This course teaches you everything that you need to become a full stack web developer including JavaScript, Python, React, Django, PostgreSQL, and much more. By the end of this you will walk away knowing how to develop a fully operational website and have a base of knowledge with the tools necessary to expand that knowledge. Their workshops are very useful and information dense. The presentations are very resourceful and will help answer any questions that you may have about the industry...
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  • Jeremiah
    Full Stack Web Developer • Graduate • Full Stack Web Developer Immersive / Remote Attendance • Chicago
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    Jan 31, 2022
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    Enroll now!

    Code Platoon was an amazing experience that has given me the foundations to be successful in the tech field. Not only is the program itself enriching and challenging, but they also offer an employment assistance program after you graduate; which is how I was able to find a job in development in as little as 4 months. 
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  • Duncan Watson
    Apprentice Software Developer • Graduate • Full Stack Web Developer Immersive / Remote Attendance • Chicago
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    Jan 31, 2022
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    Greatest Learning Experience of My Life

    There is nothing more to say other than my title really.  Unbelievable amount of resources, staff is top notch, they have remote learning down to a science, and a dedicated alumni network that is very active.  Even though it could be extremely challenging/frustrating, the feeling of successfully solving a problem or having a concept finally click outweighs the frustration a hundred times over.  There were a ridiculous amount of TA's (former students, industry professionals, and child pro...
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  • Kevin McGee
    Full-Stack Software Engineer • Graduate • Full Stack Web Developer Immersive / Remote Attendance • Chicago
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    Jan 27, 2022
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    Code Platoon is the goto coding Bootcamp for Veterans and Spouses.

    My journey into professional software development started as I was transitioning from an Active Duty service member into a Navy Veteran. I came across the VET TEC program on the Veterans Affairs Education website. The VET TEC education courses are helpful for Veterans and Spouses that would like to transition and advance into the high-technology industry. The goal is to match up Veterans with a leading training provider to help develop those high-tech skills to quickly be placed in a hig...
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  • Ty Kavanaugh
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Developer Immersive • Chicago
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    Jan 27, 2022
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    Great experience, small cohort

    I have a close friend and sibling who have attended other, more well known and very "prestigious" bootcamps and comparing Code Platoon comes out easily as good or better.

    The curriculum was really, really good in my opinion. You build to create django+react fullstack apps, and I think the knowledge base is a really good foundation. 

    The class was small and for the field very diverse.
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Code Platoon Alumni Outcomes

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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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Published June 18, 2020
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Imogen Crispe
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Imogen Crispe
Published June 29, 2018
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Published March 31, 2017
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Imogen Crispe
Published March 23, 2017
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Published October 03, 2016
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Code Platoon costs around $18,000.

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Code Platoon has an in-person campus in Chicago.

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