Johns Hopkins Engineering Boot Camps
Applicants do not need previous experience to enroll, but once admitted, all participants will complete a pre-course tutorial. Johns Hopkins Engineering Boot Camps are part-time and designed for working professionals and participants who are actively pursuing a career change, advancement, or looking to gain a new skillset.
Throughout the boot camps, participants have access to career-planning services, portfolio review, demo days, and high-impact career events. Participants will also have access to a tutor network, both inside and outside the classroom. Participants who complete the boot camp will receive a certificate of completion and will have a portfolio of projects demonstrating a working knowledge of web development or data analytics.
Johns Hopkins Engineering Boot Camps are offered in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.
Recent Johns Hopkins Engineering Boot Camps Reviews: Rating 4.43
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In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
Deposit N/A FinancingPayment plans available
Minimum Skill Level Beginner Prep Work Pre-work Placement Test No Interview Yes
In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
Deposit N/A FinancingPayment plans available
Minimum Skill Level Beginner Prep Work Pre-work Placement Test No Interview Yes
The Coding Boot Camp at Johns Hopkins Engineering is a 24-week, full stack web development course. It is part-time and designed for working professionals and participants who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement or looking to gain a new skillset. The Course Report community is now eligible for a $500 scholarship to the Coding Boot Camp at Johns Hopkins Engineering.
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Johns Hopkins Engineering Boot Camps Reviews
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- Full-Stack Web Dev Coding Bootcamp- 10/23/2020Emma Barnett • Student • Course: Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Baltimore • Verified via GitHubOverall great learning experience! The instructors offer knowledge on the subjects at hand as well as knowledge on what it's like to actually work in the field! The job assistance comes in the form of helping you prepare your resumé and online presence, which is nice! The curriculum is full of cutting edge technologies! There are some older technologies I wish were included, but through the course I've gained the skills and understanding of coding to learn those technologies later on!
Response From: Boot Camp Team of Johns Hopkins Engineering Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamMonday, Oct 26 2020Incredible, Emma! We take pride in teaching a curriculum that covers industry-relevant topics to prepare learners for a job in the field, so we're glad that resonated with you. Thank you for sharing your experience, we wish you the best in all you do moving forward.
- JHE Boot Camp Review- 10/23/2020Olu Dada • Coder • Student • Course: Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Baltimore • Verified via GitHubWhen I was temporarily laid off my regular job. I decided I needed a rewarding career and one with availability of remote job positions. I googled up several coding boot camps and narrowed up my search based on the quality of education, past reviews, total costs and their closeness to my location. I enrolled in the 24-week, part-time web development course offered at the Johns Hopkins Engineering Department, Baltimore Campus I am currently finishing boot Camp, and I will be rounding up in November of 2020. I was also convinced by recent events in the world that working remotely is the best decision for the future.
I was contacted by a recruiter and I was administered an online test to determine how suitable this class will meet my needs. I passed the test.
By middle of May and I noticed right away that it was an intense and fast paced program. I contacted the student success manager who gave me to additional relevant resources to help explain and cope with the pace of the course. My instructors, Alex and Edward were very supportive knowing my background and they both went over and beyond to make themselves available to me online when help is needed. Though I struggled and worked hard a lot, I was amazed at how many web concepts I had mastered in such a short time. I was able to keep up with the pace of the class and ended with better than average grades. I was well pleased and felt rewarded for the time and effort it took. I am changing into a job searching mode and all the staff helped me achieve my goal.
Alex and Edward introduced what I needed to do in order to excel in the coding world. They provided excellent resources I highly recommend their expertise to other prospective students.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of Johns Hopkins Engineering Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamTuesday, Oct 27 2020We appreciate your review, Olu! Thank you for choosing our boot camp to make a significant career change. You're completely right that this is a fast-paced and challenging program, one that will require hard work and dedication. Great advice for prospective learners — taking advantage of the available resources, like reaching out to your Student Success Manager, will help you stay ahead and better understand the course material covered.
We're glad to hear you truly benefited from the support of our instructional team and also have to agree that Alex and Edward are fantastic. Congratulations on successfully completing the program, we're rooting you on in all your future coding endeavors!
- Coding Boot Camp- 10/15/2020Alex Z • Software Programmer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Baltimore • Verified via LinkedInThis was a fantastic opportunity to finally learn full-stack development. The pace is quick, but the format allows for in-person instruction and collaboration. Both Johns Hopkins University and the Baltimore area present a lot of potential for students. The curriculum provides you with a good overview of topics to get you on your feet and into the world of development, and is bolstered by a variety of resources outside of class. Learning alongside others is a great way to practice developing in teams and establishes a support network. I’m personally very glad I made the choice to sign up and commit to fulfilling this dream.
[2:35 PM] The dream of learning full-stack development was largely realized by the talents of the instructor and TA. Stetson and Donald were key to my experience in the bootcamp, and I am very thankful they decided to teach and gave it their all throughout the course. They provided value in personal experience and tailored instruction that other programs lack. I can’t imagine having done this program without their teaching and will always look back and credit them for helping me start this journey.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of Johns Hopkins Engineering Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamMonday, Oct 19 2020Way to go, Alex! Thank you for choosing our program to commit to making your professional dream come true, we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the curriculum. We also have to agree that Stetson and Donald are fantastic at what they do. Congratulations on successfully completing the program, we truly appreciate your review! We wish you continued success and best of luck moving forward.
- Michael • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Baltimore • Verified via GitHubMy experience as a student in the first cohort to complete the part time Full Stack Web Development Boot Camp at John Hopkins Engineering is as follows:1.Some background on me: I came into the bootcamp with virtually no experience in coding. I had some very limited knowledge of HTML and CSS. I completed the entire program and ended with an A average for all the assignments. At first, getting used to the process of writing code and understanding the syntax was one of the hardest things for me. The pre-work assignments helped out in this area, but I legit spent the first few weeks of the class saying in my head “how is anyone supposed to keep track of all these semi colons, colons, parentheses, and open and closed brackets.” If you are thinking about starting a program like this and you are also coming from a non-coding background, I would highly recommend getting acquainted with the concept of syntax before the beginning of the program. Even starting out with enough knowledge to refer to what I’m talking about as “syntax” is helpful. For the uninitiated, Syntax, by definition, is the set of rules, principles, and processes that govern the structure of sentences (or lines of code) in a given language (including programming languages) usually including word order and punctuation. It gets much easier with practice, most things follow the same basic patterns, but starting out with some basic understanding will potentially save you from a world of headaches.2. Prepare to have some headaches. That is going to be part of doing business. One of my classmates said she had heard being a web developer described as being frustrated for a living. Developing a web page or an application will nearly always involve working though problems that don’t have one clear and obvious answer or necessarily a “right” way to do it. Keep an open mind. Learning the process to solve problems is really as important as learning the programming languages themselves. This is one of the biggest advantages of doing the bootcamp versus being a self-taught developer. You get to see that everyone else is going through similar experiences and if your code is not working it is not because the computer has something personal against you.3. I choose to do this bootcamp because it was being offered at Johns Hopkins and my expectation was that this would mean I would be working together with talented and hardworking people. This was absolutely the case. Our instructor, Stetson, was great. He had very solid experience as a developer and he did an excellent job breaking down the information in the curriculum. There is a lot of information that gets presented in each lesson, but Stetson took the time to make sure the class never missed anything important. He would often live code on the projector and edit parts of the example projects in order to demonstrate different ways to solve problems. He patiently answered questions and worked hard to build student’s confidence. He set an excellent example of professionalism while also keeping the class fun. Our main TA Donald was also great. Donald really made himself available for questions in the classroom, during office hours, and on slack. He also came from a very strong background in computer science and development. He shared his passion for producing high quality work in the field. Donald also kept the class consistently entertained with his lively sense of humor. In addition to the instructor and the TA, our program also included a position called “student success manager”. This person doesn’t do any teaching, they are there to help each student understand how to take advantage of all the resource that are available through the bootcamp. Our student success manger, Gemini, was perhaps the unsung hero of our cohort. This was the part time class that met in the evening, so most people were coming directly to the campus after working a full-time job. I personally would leave my job and have just enough time to maybe drink a coffee while driving through rush hour traffic, fighting for parking near the campus, and then run up the hill to make it to the start of class on time. Low blood-sugar does not make for a good learning environment. Gemini constantly brought pizza and cookies for the entire class. This literally kept us alive on many occasions. Gemini also made sure everyone in the class knew about the extra tutor help that was available and encouraged people not to be too shy to ask for help. From the first day of class to the final presentation and now as alumni and industry professionals, anyone who listened to Gemini understood one of life’s valuable lessons, which is that help will always be given to those who ask. The staff delivered on the high expectations I had for this program. I can say the same thing about all the students in my cohort. I am very happy about both the professional connections and friendships I gained from this class. It’s been several months since the official end of the class and we still have an active slack channel where people help each other out with coding questions. The economy is still in general disarray due to the COVID-19 pandemic but I can certainly say I am in a better overall position having the skills and the experience from the bootcamp.4. To improve the experience I would recommend having more than 1 TA for a class of our size. Stetson and Donald worked really hard to be available, but they can only be in one place at a time and in many cases even a small amount of one-on-one instruction made a big difference. I would also suggest modifying the curriculum slightly to get students hands in experience with the most in demand skills like React earlier in the program.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of Johns Hopkins Engineering Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamSunday, Sep 27 2020We truly appreciate you sharing your experience, Michael! Like you mentioned, this is a fast-paced and challenging program one that will require extensive hours both inside and outside of the classroom. Great advice for prospective students-—getting acquainted with programming syntax before beginning will definitely help you better understand the course material.
We're happy to hear you benefited from the ongoing help and encouragement of our entire team and couldn't agree more that Stetson, Donald, and Gemini are all great. We strive to foster a collaborative classroom environment, so it's great to know you were also able to make close connections with your classmates and continue to support one another even after completing the boot camp. We're always working to optimize our program offerings, so we appreciate your input.
Congratulations on successfully completing the program, we're rooting you on in all your future coding endeavors!
- Full-Stack Web Dev Coding Bootcamp- 11/10/2020Benedicta • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: BaltimoreThis program was a great experience. The instructors and student success team were knowledgeable and dedicated to the students' success providing office hours and tutor sessions. The career services provide assistance in prepping your resume and developing your online presence. I definitely would do this again as it provided me with a solid foundation of coding and tech - resources that I can go back to for refreshers etc. For those interested in this program, definitely dedicate the recommended 20 hours/week outside of class time as the curriculum is fast and furious - covers content that could be taught in years to a short 6-months - and you definitely get what you put into it. Take advantage of the resources that the program provides: office hours, instructors, tutors, career services, your classmates.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of Johns Hopkins Engineering Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamFriday, Nov 13 2020Amazing, Benedicta! We're thrilled you had a great boot camp experience and found our entire team to be supportive. It's great to hear you successfully learned the fundamentals of full stack web development and developed great resources to refer back to. Great advice for interested candidates—you definitely get what you put into the course so taking advantage of all the available resources will help you stay ahead. Congratulations on successfully completing the program and thank you for your review! All the best in your future coding endeavors.
- Jordyn Saltzman • Contract Software Engineer • Student • Course: Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: BaltimoreI can't say enough positive things about my experience in this program. It required a ton of time and effort, more than I ever anticipated, and I think it could have been unbearable had it not been for our amazing instructors. They made the class relaxed, fun, and something I always looked forward to. Stetson and Donald always went out of their way to make themselves available for us both in and out of class. They treated us like equals and we did not have the typical teacher-student relationship. They were more like friends to us, which made class so much more enjoyable. I don't think either of them have had prior teaching experience and I was really impressed with their patience with all of us as we struggled to learn some really tough concepts. They explained things very clearly and worked with each of us individually to keep us on track. Thank you Stetson and Donald for an incredible experience and something that will jumpstart a whole new chapter for me. And thank you Gemini and everyone else who worked hard to make this a seamless process for all of us students. You guys care so much and it shows.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of Johns Hopkins Engineering Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamSunday, Sep 27 2020Amazing, Jordyn! We're thrilled you had a positive boot camp experience and benefited from the support of our entire team. We're truly passionate about enabling student success, so we're glad you found classes to be fun and enjoyable—we also have to agree that Stetson, Donald, and Gemini are pretty fantastic at what they do. Congratulations on completing the program and thank you for your review! All the best moving forward.
- Overpriced & not ready- 4/10/2020Ricardo Shaffer • Student • Course: Full Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: BaltimoreI’ve broken down my review by: Pros, Cons, Ongoing problems, & Recommendation.Pros:
Cons: it’s as if I paid to be a guinea pig & be told that they’re working out the kinks. It’s a significant investment; I didn’t pay for them to fix their problems. Also, there is no material to review like nearly all learning environments; it’s just a bunch of code- nothing to read about why ‘x’ does this function, or even just the concept of it. it seems like we’re paying to fix their broken code, whether we actually learn anything or not, so they can resell it as ‘updated’ code. the class is taught by giving you a bunch of coding files that either work, are intentionally broken, or broken unintentionally. the material seems as though they hired a bunch of programmers to make a bunch of files, then they approached universities & hand-selected from those files based on what the university thought the local demand. Essentially, they’re recycling outdated files between all of the universities lending their name, relying on instructors & students to update & fix them so they can be recycled again. But we’re paying to learn; not to spend so much time fixing files that we miss out on half of the material per section.Point by point:
- the class was hosted in-person so it was easy to share code & work with fellow students.
- the instructor is very knowledgeable & goes above and beyond to update the Trilogy materials and help students as much as humanly possible.
Ongoing problems:Since it’s virtual & the code is not complete & virtually no reading materials, using a laptop to watch a shared-screen & type out the code is impossible. Yet, the Student Success manager recommended I buy a monitor & create a fake Zoom account to use my phone & laptop to share files when I can, & to watch videos on the other. Additionally, they attempted to blame the students for having issues with their code, suggesting the instructor may have issues, & blaming me for not using a tutor to learn concepts (hint: as part of the tutor contract, you have to ask SPECIFIC questions, share your code, & limit it to 50 minutes per week; not to ask conceptual questions).Recommendation:I would avoid it unless they update their curriculum, provide more material, fulfill their contractual obligations, & stop blaming the instructors & students for their shortcomings. Furthermore, the program by Trilogy/2U claims to be leaders in online education but the class was set up first using free video conferencing apps, & free ‘Slack’ accounts; not an interface designed for online learning.
- the program seems to blame the instructor for the material being flawed. However, Trilogy/2U emphasizes they hire professionals actively working in the industry; they can’t be expected to resolve issues/ it’s as if a professor was told to use a textbook that was missing pages upon pages.
- the class materials, a bunch of code, some with ‘read me’ files but most without, are full of errors. The excuse was that it’s something we’re going to be required to do in the real world. I know we’re supposed to learn troubleshooting but you can’t troubleshoot what you haven’t learned.
- Many hours of the class were & are spent figuring out what we’re trying to do since the materials were so hastily put together.
- The program had prework that required installation of programs, however, we tested it until the class discussed the content. But issues surfaced requiring hours of troubleshooting instead of learning.
- There are no materials to actually learn, like a typical class. There are powerpoints, but they’re usually limited to a handful of slides for a whole topic, like Node.js; that use stock images without ever discussing the actual logic.
- The class switched to online after COVID-19, but they claimed it was success without asking for our feedback. But there were & are significant issues with connections, communication, etc. You’d learn more by buying a monthly subscription with an interface designed for online learning.
- The contract outlines 250 contact hours of coding skills, (2) TAs, & (1) instructor. You also can attend up to 4 times virtually, which seems to acknowledge that it’s not an ideal learning method. Yet, the remainder of the class (4 months) is online & there’s only 1 TA. Additionally, the website says that there are tutors, but they send you a contract saying the tutors are not included & may end at any time- which seems to go against their contract.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of Johns Hopkins Engineering Boot CampsTitle: Community TeamFriday, May 29 2020Thank you for your review, Ricardo. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the in-person structure and benefited from our instructor's support, but regret to hear the boot camp as a whole did not live up to your expectations.
Our course material is based on extensive market research, teaching in-demand skills that students can use to enter the current tech field. The curriculum is introduced at a higher level in-class and individuals are expected to continue building on that knowledge outside of class.
As the curriculum progresses, we've found this methodology to be effective and witnessed individuals not only become increasingly confident in their newfound knowledge but also gain essential problem-solving and self-teaching skills: two essential qualities necessary in any real-world role. From your review, we understand that you did not feel this learning approach was sufficiently beneficial for you and we appreciate your feedback as we're constantly optimizing our curriculum and program offerings.
Like you mentioned, your cohort did experience a disruption due to COVID-19 that resulted in your studies transitioning online for the health and safety of all participants. Johns Hopkins Engineering Boot Camps are offered in partnership with Trilogy Education Services. TES has been offering its programs online successfully for years, which allowed us to leverage existing technologies and processes to move our courses online efficiently. We are confident that our course can be delivered successfully through this online format, but we understand that this unplanned change did require some initial adjustments and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
It's our goal for all participants to complete the program feeling equipped for success, so we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you and determine what additional assistance we can provide for you at this time. If you would like, please reach out to us directly at (443) 885-0012.