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  • Advanced Backend Web Development

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    JavaScript
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    $39
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    Online
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  • Advanced CSS Development

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  • Advanced JavaScript Development

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  • Advanced Node.js Development

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  • Full-Stack Web Development

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    MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, Node.js
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week6 Weeks
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    None scheduled
    Cost
    $13,500
    Class size
    25
    Location
    Boulder
    Financing
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    N/A
    Scholarship
    20% for retired or active service US military personnel or spouse
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Little to no formal programming experience is fine, but pre-work must be completed prior to the start of the program.
    Prep Work
    Approximately 40 - 50 hours
    Placement Test
    No
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    Yes
  • Getting Started as a Web Developer

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  • Intermediate JavaScript Development

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  • Introduction to CSS Development

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  • Introduction to HTML

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  • Introduction to HTML & CSS

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    HTML, CSS
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    $999
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  • Introduction to JavaScript

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  • Introduction to JavaScript Development

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  • Introduction to jQuery

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    $59
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    Boulder, Online
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  • Introduction to Node.js Development

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  • Introduction to Node.js & MongoDB

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    Boulder
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  • Introduction to Unit Testing

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  • Working with MongoDB

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Response From: Ed Powers of RefactorU
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Wednesday, Sep 21 2016

We’re sorry your RefactorU experience did not meet your expectations. While we may not agree on every point you make, certain issues you raise have concerned us as well. Below are some improvements we’ve made since then.

The job fair we hosted on June 16 was disappointing for all of us. We had over a dozen companies confirmed to attend, but many canceled at the last minute or simply didn’t show. The same was true for job seekers. Our career fairs typically draw 20-25 employers and 100-200 prospective employees from around the area, so these results were a surprise. We concluded that several factors impacted attendance at this event, most notably the timing during a popular summer vacation period, and the steady increase in competing requests for employers to participate. In response, we have renewed our strategy to hold fewer, larger job fairs and to collaborate with other partners (including bootcamp competitors) to produce them. For example, unlike the June event, the recent Denver Start-up Week job fair we promoted and co-sponsored was a tremendous success. 

It’s important to note that simply attending career fairs, like responding to online postings, has limited effectiveness. We stress during every cohort that attending Meetups, networking, and directly approaching potential employers tend to be much more productive. 

To address an increasingly competitive job market we have made strategic investments to help our students and alumni be more successful. We recently hired Gary Boley and Scott Bowman, veteran Career Services professionals with over 17 years of collective experience with schools like Arizona State, University of Wisconsin, and Florida Institute of Technology. They’ve revamped our Career Services education program and now provide 1:1 coaching from classroom to hire. They also support (at no additional fee) all RefactorU alumni desiring a change to tune up their resumes or brush up on interviewing skills. In addition, Gary and Scott are reaching out and building relationships with employers, large and small, to develop and implement faster, more effective ways to tap RefactorU’s talent pool. 

You can reach our Career Services team here:

Gary Boley, Director of Career Services
gary@refactoru.com
720-441-2633 x116

Scott Bowman, Career Services Coordinator
scott@refactoru.com
720-441-2633 x114

Regarding one of your other comments, we’d like to underscore another key point. RefactorU is not a traditional school. It’s self-directed, adult education in which students are accountable for their own learning. We provide quality instruction, challenging exercises, and comprehensive learning assistance. Unlike other coding bootcamps, we don’t “cut” students who fail to meet arbitrary criteria along the way. All students must meet our admissions criteria and final graduation requirements, but each gets gets out of the experience what they invest in it. The final project, which demonstrates the skills the student has acquired, matters most. When it’s a well-designed, technically innovative solution to a problem, employers take notice. When students meet only minimum criteria, employers are unimpressed. Once again, the choice is up to the student, as are the consequences that result from the decision. 

Student Outcomes

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96%
Graduation Rate
96%
Employed
$64,140
Median Salary

RefactorU has an acceptance rate of 31%, of which 82% of accepted students enroll in a course. Of the students who enroll at RefactorU, 96% graduate. 96% are hired in technical roles within 120 days and report an average income of $64,140.

Matriculation Information

Accepted

109

Enrolled

89

Graduated

85

Job Seeking

75


Job Seeking Graduates Placed:

45%

30 days

73%

60 days

92%

90 days

96%

120 days

100%

After 120 days


Employment Breakdown:

This chart shows the breakdown of roles for job-seeking graduates.

Notes & Caveats:

This reflects data collected through the Summer of 2015. We will revise and update with 2016 statistics as data becomes available.