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CodeCraft School

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CodeCraft School

Avg Rating:4.5 ( 22 reviews )

[As of December 2017, CodeCraft is suspending enrollment.] CodeCraft School offers a full-time, 12-week and part-time, 24-week JavaScript-based (MEVN stack) full-stack web development bootcamp, as well as a part-time, 20-week UX Design bootcamp in Boulder, CO.

CodeCraft's Full Stack bootcamps cover the fundamentals of web development including, but not limited to, HTML/HTML5 and CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, JSON, Bash, jQuery, MongoDB, Express.js, Vue.js, Node.js, Bootstrap, Git, MVC, DigitalOcean, npm, and functional programming. CodeCraft's UX bootcamp covers all the phases of the User Experience (UX) workflow, User Interface (UI), user research, user testing, design thinking, defining problems, solving problems, wireframes, design briefs, prototypes, mockups, and some web development fundamentals.

CodeCraft School is focused on providing tech career-driven education that teaches students to think like industry experts. Enrolled students can take free classes at their partner organization, Boulder Digital Arts, and are also provided personalized career assistance post-graduation.

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  • Full-Time, Full Stack Web Development

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    MySQL, AngularJS, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, SQL
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week11 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$10,500
    Class size18
    LocationBoulder
    This full-time, intensive, 12-week Full Stack Web Development bootcamp teaches the incredibly popular MEVN stack, which is a modern, 100% JavaScript-based approach to web development, and is very high in demand within the coding/tech industry. The first two weeks is remote classwork that you can attend from anywhere and the last 10 weeks are in-person at our campus in Boulder, Colorado. The in-person classes are held from 9am - 5pm, Monday through Friday. One of the great things about JavaScript is that it can be used to write both client side (front-end) code and server (back-end) code, making it easier and more efficient for our students to learn the “full stack” by leveraging ONE language instead of multiple languages, as you would have to do if you were learning another “stack” such as Ruby on Rails. The program covers the following languages, tools, and technologies: HTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, JSON, Bash, MongoDB, Express.js, Vue.js, Node.js, Bootstrap, Git, MVC, DigitalOcean, npm, and functional programming.
    Financing
    Deposit$1,000
    Financing
    CodeCraft works with a variety of trusted, third-party lenders including SkillsFund.

    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkThis bootcamp begins with two weeks of remote classwork that serves as a fast-paced introduction to web fundamentals including HTML, CSS, and MacOS which you'll complete prior to starting in-person classes.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Part-Time, Full Stack Web Development

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    MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, Front End, SQL
    In PersonPart Time23 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    CostN/A
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationBoulder
    This part-time, intensive, 24-week Full Stack Web Development bootcamp teaches the incredibly popular MEVN stack, which is a modern, 100% JavaScript-based approach to web development, and is very high in demand within the coding/tech industry. The first four weeks is remote classwork that you can attend from anywhere and the last 20 weeks are in-person at our campus in Boulder, Colorado. In-person classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm to 9pm and Saturdays from 9am to 5pm. One of the great things about JavaScript is that it can be used to write both client side (front-end) code and server (back-end) code, making it easier and more efficient for our students to learn the “full stack” by leveraging ONE language instead of multiple languages, as you would have to do if you were learning another “stack” such as Ruby on Rails. The program covers the following languages, tools, and technologies: HTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, JSON, Bash, MongoDB, Express.js, Vue.js, Node.js, Bootstrap, Git, MVC, DigitalOcean, npm, and functional programming.
    Financing
    Deposit$1,000
    Financing
    Financing available through SkillsFund.

    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner.
    Prep WorkThis bootcamp begins with four weeks of remote classwork that serves as a fast-paced introduction to web fundamentals including HTML, CSS, and MacOS which you'll complete prior to starting in-person classes.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Part-Time, UX Design Bootcamp

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    HTML, Design, Product Management, User Experience Design, CSS
    In PersonPart Time17 Hours/week19 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$8,900
    Class size18
    LocationBoulder
    At CodeCraft School, we believe that UX is the foundation from which you build effective solutions to business problems. Understanding the customer experience through a pragmatic approach to research and design will grant you the ability to convey the magnitude of your work to help make the best decisions for a company’s product and/or service. Our unique part-time UX Design bootcamp is 20 weeks long. The first three weeks are remote courses that you can attend from anywhere, and the last 17 weeks are in-person at our campus in Boulder, Colorado. The in-person classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm to 9pm, and on rotating Saturdays during the cohort which will be from 9am to 5pm. Throughout this intensive program, you will learn about the entire UX process from seasoned industry professionals who are eager to share their knowledge. The program covers all the phases of the UX workflow, including user research, user testing, UI, defining problems, solving problems, wireframes, design briefs, prototypes, mockups, and basic web development fundamentals. As you learn, you’ll put your new skills to work through hands-on projects that expand your knowledge, build experience, and create a body of work for your portfolio. After graduation, you’ll have the foundational knowledge to take on one of the many roles in User Experience/ Human Design.
    Financing
    Deposit$1,000
    Financing
    Financing available through SkillsFund.

    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Prep WorkThis bootcamp begins with a three-week remote classwork schedule that teaches you some of important software and design fundamentals you'll need prior to starting the in-person classes.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
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    Casey • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    CodeCraft School of Technology combined many of the elements I was looking for in a coding bootcamp: smaller class sizes, affordability, reasonable commitment time, and a staff that's invested in students' success in the classroom and after graduation. While you can't learn everything in 12 weeks, CodeCraft's teachers have created a curriculum of concepts and technologies they believe to be most relevant to students as they move their career in a new direction. Each cohort is given a main instructor and one to two TA's to make sure students are getting the attention they need.

    It's important to note that the course does move quickly and there are times you will have to study concepts outside of class as there is only a short amount of time to cover it during class hours, but, if you are willing to really make a committment to the course for the 12 weeks it's in session, you will have no problem.

    CodeCraft also has a great career services team. As you move through the cohort, they recommend and make time for networking events, schedule field trips, and bring in industry professionals to help you make connections in the community. They also continue to work with you even after graduation, helping build your resume and cover letter, giving mock interviews, etc. If you want help and support, they are there to provide it.

    Overall, I was very happy with my experience at CodeCraft. Just make sure to do your research and meet some of the staff ahead to time to make sure the program will be a good fit for you and your expectations!

  • Great UX Bootcamp
    - 10/24/2017
    N. Roberts • UX Designer • Graduate
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    I had an excellent experience at CodeCraft. The teachers were invaluable and I learned so much from them throughout. We learned a lot by doing rather than just lectures which was an excellent way to learn. This culminated in a final project that made it easy to put together my personal portfolio because I already had a case study I could highlight.

    CodeCraft also was very helpful with their career services. They helped me revamp my Linkedin, my resume, and gave me tips on networking and interviewing. I ended up getting a full-time job as a UX designer in 2 months after I graduated and have felt mostly prepared while at this new job!

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    I really enjoyed the course and learned a ton. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who's considering working in the User Experience field.

  • Graduate
    - 12/1/2016
    Kathryn Clarkson • Graduate
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    I attending the full time, full stack web development course. Erty is a great teacher and I learned a lot. Definitly make sure you are familiar with basic coding concepts before you come in as it is very fast paced. 

  • Linx Latham • Web Developer • Student
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    I am so happy with my decision to attend CodeCraft. To be honest I mainly picked this school because it was cheaper, conveniently located, and they taught the MEAN stack. What I did not expect was the exceptional quality of the teachers and staff, and the genuine care they have towards each student's success. Erty was our main instructor and I was really blown away by his talent for teaching. He is so passionate about the coursework and makes the learning experience, as challenging as it can be, fun and exciting. He was always patient and willing to take the time to help, no matter how long it took. The assistant teacher was great as well, and they do about as much as can be done to help prepare and assist you in getting a job after the cohort. I can't say enough good things about my experience and would recommend it to everyone thinking about attending a coding bootcamp. Thanks again, CodeCraft!

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    All of the reasons that make boot camps hard are also reasons why they are huge life leaps for people that make it out alive. I was really glad I chose CodeCraft. The best part about them is how they are embedded in the tech community. You are surrounded by like-minded people taking other tech classes at Boulder Digital Arts and you also get to take their classes for free for several months.  The amount of nerdery that rubs off on you during lunch and around the halls is really positive. Erty and Sarah were a great combination of teachers for this fast paced Javascript course.  They made themselves available at all hours of the night on Slack. Erty is probably overqualified to teach this course but remains so curious and interested about every aspect of computing and the different people he is working with. Doing a group project was a really necessary experience that CC provides as well. I worked with 3 other people to build an educational app together. As a final project, I worked individually to build a complicated web audio application that I would have no buisness trying two months ago. I had planned on commiting a month to the pre-work but some crazy life surprises got in the way.  I had to work way harder to stay on top of things and I'll have to be spending more time really solidifying my skills now that I've graduated. Do the prework! Photo-memorize functions that solve common JS problems like reversing a string, finding factorals etc, you'll understand the logic later. 

  • Excellent Program
    - 9/27/2016
    Marcel Scioville • Product Manager • Graduate
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    I completed the part time full stack web development course. It exceeded my expecations. I was doubtful that the instructors could teach me the fundamentals of coding but they went above and beyond to ensure I understood and completed the course successfully. The instuctors commiment was outstanding. They made themselves available at all hours for consulting and support. Since graduating, I have been able to use my coding skills to automate processes at my current job. The bootcamp is worth it regardless if you want to be a programmer or just better understand how to deal with engineers. 

     

    I've already recommended this part time bootcamp to several collegues. I would happily continue to take other courses with CodeCraft. By far, the best bootcamp around.

  • Graduate
    - 9/16/2016
    Robert Hernandez • Graduate
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    As with any program or course that lasts only 10 weeks, be prepared to challenged in a BIG way. Erty, the lead instructor, and Sarah, the assistant instructor, do an impeccable job of teaching the important basics of the MEAN stack. They stay after-hours to help get you to a point of understanding material that may not have sunk in during class. Oftentimes, as a student you feel like you are constantly at the firehose doing everything in your power to understand, digest, assimilate, and wrap your head around the curriculum, only to feel you are getting further behind. I don't know how many times I wished for 30 hours in a day to get caught up, take an online course to fortify my knowledge, learn more about was taught in class, etc.

    My suggestion is don't apply to this program unless you have a firm grasp of JavaScript fundamentals, because otherwise you will be struggling with understanding the basics in class, when instead you could be focusing on Erty's golden nuggets that he teaches during the course. What I truly love about this course (besides the great staff and instructors) is that you develop projects from scratch, meaning there is no template that you are handed and build upon. Instead, you start off from the absolute beginning, meaning you sketch out the website on paper, create a Minimum Viable Product framework, and build the codebase. In two instances, one during the hackathon and the other for my final project, I either worked with a team or on my own, to build a product from scratch. That is an aspect of this program that very few other programs can claim, and I am proud that I was a part of that. And I am sure that prospective employers will look at that and lend me more credibility as a junior web developer candidate!  

    I have to be honest: I had some grueling days where I wanted to give up, but the staff, including Eric Wallen, Campus Manager,  and Meredith Rafter, Career Services guru, and my fellow coder buddies kept me going. Don't be surprised if you're in this program and you become overwhelmed. Expect to be overwhelmed. Expect to be dreaming about coding at night. Expect to feel like you ass is being handed to you. But all those things only prove that you are truly learning. And in the end you look back and see that it was all worth it. Don't be fooled, though--this 10-week course is only the beginning of the journey. But at least you started the journey on a good foot with the incredible team from CodeCraft. Go for it!

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    CodeCraft's instructors and staff are excellent and really care about preparing their students to be successful.  The only reason the Job Assistance category only got 4 stars is because there was some turnover during our program in those positions, but I have been really please with the services provided now that they found a great replacement.

  • Student
    - 9/13/2016
    Jacob Muhle • Intern Web Dev • Graduate
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    I took the Full-Stack Web Developer course. It was a 10 week, intense coding bootcamp. The course was focued on JavaScript and tought the MEAN stack. I did not have any experience in the technical world until taking this course. It was fantastic.

  • Edward Vetter-Drake • Web Developer • Graduate
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    My overall experience was phenomenal. There is no comparison between CodeCraft and any other programming course that I've taken. I've been programming for about two years now, and never got the education and experience that CodeCraft provided. Previous classes that I've taken have only taught syntax, and I already knew much of that from free online classes. The school taught me more than just coding, however. I learned how to work on a development team, how to structure code properly, and how to develop a minimal viable product in a short amount of time. The small class size made it very easy for the teachers to help with any questions the rest of the class and I had. The teachers themselves were extremely knowlegable and could empathize with the problems we were having, not just answering our questions, but by explaining what was happening behind the scenes. 

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