KU Boot Camps
The boot camp curricula are designed with the most in-demand market needs in mind. KU Boot Camp empowers expert instructors and TAs to deliver a dynamic learning experience. Whether students choose to pursue web development or data analytics, they’ll be immersed in an intensive educational experience. Students not only learn the fundamentals, but also apply their knowledge to solve real-world problems, and build portfolios. KU Boot Camps are designed for professionals and students who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement or are looking to gain a new skill set.
Students will benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success through graduation and beyond. Services include portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, high-impact career events, workshops, mock interviews, one-on-one career coaching, and recruiting advice. Students will also have access to a network of boot camp employer partners. Graduates will receive a certificate from the University of Kansas and will have a portfolio of projects demonstrating a working knowledge of web development or data analytics.
Recent KU Boot Camps News
- Episode 12: March 2017 Coding Bootcamp News Roundup + Podcast
- Collaboration in Higher Education: Universities + Coding Bootcamps
Recent KU Boot Camps Reviews: Rating 1.0
- $500 Scholarship
Full Stack Flex Web Development, Part-time
- Minimum Skill Level
- Placement Test
Full Stack Flex Web Development, Full-time
- Minimum Skill Level
- Placement Test
$500 KU Boot Camps Scholarship
KU Boot Camps is a 24-week, full stack web development course. It is part-time and designed for working professionals and students 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 KU Boot Camps.
Offer is only valid for new applicants to KU Boot Camp. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. KU Boot Camps does not allow stacking of scholarships or discounts.
- Full Stack Flex Web Development, Part-time (Kansas City)
KU Boot Camps Reviews
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After class started, our instructor rarely showed. Many times the TAs had to stand in to teach material they were not prepared to teach. Halfway through the course, a new instructor was finally hired, but the jury is still out on him.
The classes are structured in a way that you will never really be taught anything. You will be given an inclass assignment, with 5 minutes of lecture and expected to learn the rest yourself. They will tell you need study 20-30 hours a week outside of class. This is because you have to teach yourself the course material.
The one good thing about the course are the two TAs. Eddie and Cameron are awesome.
Response From: Jeffrey Smith of KU Boot Camps
We strive to provide our students with ample information about our program. In our curriculum, Java is taught in Module 4 of the course which is towards the end of the program. We see that your cohort does not complete the program until December, so your class has not yet reached the point in the curriculum where Java is introduced but will do so in the coming weeks.
When you learn Java, a mature programming language trusted across the software industry to build safe, scalable, and robust applications, you’ll have the opportunity to take a deep dive into core Java and Object-Oriented Programming to build a foundation in common build tools for Java projects such as Maven. Although it is unlikely that one could become an expert in any technical skill in only 24 weeks, our course coverage of Java teaches students to create scalable web apps, APIs, and services.
Our course structure includes in-class lectures and instructor-led discussions that cover the background, history, and use of new technologies and concepts. It also includes in-class lab work that allows our students to apply their knowledge and strengthen their understanding by practicing their skills through assignments and exercises with in-person assistance from the instructor and TAs because we know that the key to truly mastering new skills is hands-on supportive training. Because real professional web development jobs require developers to teach themselves new skills and languages constantly as technologies change, some of our course assignments require students to find the answers to their own questions through independent research. This coursework helps students improve their ability to learn new skills on their own in preparation for joining the real-world field of web development.
Though your original instructor attended the majority of classes, unfortunately, he encountered a family emergency that prevented him from being able to continue to teach the course. Since securing your new instructor, we have been working to provide added in-depth academic support to any students who may be affected by the transition. As you have stated, our TAs are working hard to provide your class with assistance both in and outside of the classroom.
We see in our records that you spoke with our Student Success Manager after two weeks of class regarding your possible withdrawal. After further consideration, you informed the Student Success Manager that you had decided to continue in the program with added academic support in the form of two weekly tutoring sessions. Were these sessions helpful? Our refund policy can be found in our program's enrollment agreement and explains that tuition paid may only be refunded prior to the end of the first week of classes. We are transparent about our refund policy to ensure that students reserving a seat are confident in their decision to enroll and attend the course. This is important since that seat will not be available to any other student interested in the program.
Please allow us the opportunity to provide you with any assistance that we can at this time. Your feedback is important to us, and we would like to speak with you so that we can better understand and address your concerns. Please contact me directly at (913) 439-1919 so that we can provide further assistance.
Our latest on KU Boot Camps
Haven’t had time to keep up with all the coding bootcamp news this March? Not to worry– we’ve compiled it for you in a handy blog post and podcast. This month, we read a lot about CIRR and student outcomes reporting, we heard from reporters and coding bootcamp students about getting hired after coding bootcamp, a number of schools announced exciting diversity initiatives, and we added a handful of new schools to the Course Report school directory! Read below or listen to our latest Coding Bootcamp News Roundup Podcast.Continue Reading →
When coding bootcamps started gaining popularity, we wondered if tension would arise between traditional universities and these alternative education providers. On the contrary, a trend arose and universities have now been partnering with coding bootcamps for a few years now. When the Department of Education announced the EQUIP Initiative in October 2015, these collaborations were formalized by the US government; but EQUIP is just one example amongst the myriad of strategic and independent partnerships between universities and coding bootcamps.
Updated April 27, 2017Continue Reading →