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Johns Hopkins Engineering Boot Camps

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Johns Hopkins Engineering Boot Camps

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Johns Hopkins Engineering Boot Camps offer a 24-week, part-time courses in web development and data analytics offered at the Johns Hopkins Baltimore campus. The full stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Database Theory, MongoDB, Heroku, Git, Java. Participants will learn the skills necessary to become front end and back end developers.

The data science curriculum includes programming in Excel, Python, JavaScript charting (D3.js, Leaflet.js), HTML/CSS, API interactions, SQL, Tableau, fundamental statistics, machine learning, and more. Enjoy close collaboration with other professionals while receiving hands-on experience.

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.

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    Recent Johns Hopkins Engineering Boot Camps News

      • Data Analytics - Part-Time

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        Start Date None scheduled
        Cost$10,971
        Class size25
        LocationBaltimore
        This course is rigorous, fast-paced, and focused on the practical technical skills needed to analyze and solve data problems. Gain proficiency in a broad array of technologies like Excel, Python, JavaScript, SQL databases, Tableau, and more. Applicants do not need experience to enroll, but once admitted, all learners will complete a pre-course tutorial. Throughout the course, you will complete projects using real data sets from the worlds of finance, healthcare, government, social welfare, and more—allowing you to build a strong portfolio with a professional demonstration of mastery.
        Financing
        DepositN/A
        Financing
        Payment plans available
        Getting in
        Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
        Prep WorkPre-work
        Placement TestNo
        InterviewYes
      • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time

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        MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js, Java
        In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
        Start Date None scheduled
        Cost$10,995
        Class size25
        LocationBaltimore
        The Coding Boot Camp at Johns Hopkins Engineering is a 24-week, part-time web development course. The full stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, databases, MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, Command Line, Git, and more. Gain access to participate in experiential learning opportunities and receive career-planning services, portfolio reviews, and 1:1 coaching to position you for success in the field.
        Financing
        DepositN/A
        Financing
        Payment plans available
        Getting in
        Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
        Prep WorkPre-work
        Placement TestNo
        InterviewYes

      1 Scholarship

      • $500 The Coding Boot Camp at Johns Hopkins Engineering Scholarship

        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.

        Eligibility

        Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

        Qualifying Courses

        • Data Analytics - Part-Time (Baltimore)
        • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time (Baltimore)

      Shared Review

      • Ricardo Shaffer • Student
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        I’ve broken down my review by: Pros, Cons, Ongoing problems, & Recommendation.  

        Pros:
        • 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.

        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 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.


        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.  
        Response From: Boot Camp Team of Johns Hopkins Engineering Boot Camps
        Title: Community Team
        Friday, May 29 2020
        Thank 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.